Flowers can come in many different forms, from fresh to silk. The type of flower purchased often depends on the purpose, occasion, and budget. Several different professionals are involved in the flower business. These can include growers, florists, sales associates, online sales assistants, and delivery personnel.
Special skills required for this business include a love for flowers, business skills, flair for the creative, and excellent communication skills. A background in horticulture, gardening, or design is a plus. Some florists specialize in wedding bouquets, so services will be geared toward brides and their needs on their special day. Some florists double as wedding planners and can help coordinate weddings in terms of the floral arrangements.
Other florists provide general flower services, such as delivery, custom arrangements, fresh and silk flowers, and large party accommodations. They may offer specials just in time for occasions like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. A cheap and expensive assortment of red and yellow roses, tulips, white lilies, and pink carnations are usually on hand for the customer to pick from to order and send.
Related fields include flower wholesalers and growers, florist supplies, plant and tree growers, flower delivery services, and flower arranging instruction. Professionals in this industry may overlap and have various talents pertaining to the above fields.
Designing floral bouquets and putting together arrangements can certainly be an exciting profession. Florists often deal with a variety of exotic flowers each and every day, from tropical Hawaiian blooms to bamboo plants to traditional red roses.
Flowers are ideal for anniversary and birthday presents, even expressions of sympathy. The reasons to send flowers are endless.