Created in concert with our Floral Industry members and volunteers, IFPA will soon offer:

Retail Grocery Floral Basics

a course designed for retail grocery staff responsible for maintaining, displaying, and merchandising fresh-cut flowers and live plants:

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Cleaning & Sanitizing the Floral Area

  • How to clean the cooler
  • Cleaning the work area
  • Cleaning the vases
  • Clean the tools

Processing Fresh Flowers

  • What to do with the flowers in the boxes
  • What to do with the flowers that come in pre-arranged
  • Steps to maintaining greater shelf life
  • Images with names
  • Basic care tips for plants such as:

Care for the flowers – Arranged or wrapped –

  • How to add water to the pre-arranged designs
  • Adding wrap to a bouquet of flowers
  • How to answer the customers' question, “How do I take care of the flowers?”

Live Plant Identification & Basic Care 

  • Storing and displaying common live plants
  • Plant images & identification
  • Plant care by type and individual item

 Chop and Drop

  • How to put a bouquet into a vase
  • How to wrap a bouquet
  • Adding other flowers into the bouquet


  • Flower Tips to share with the customer
  • Display/Merchandise for best sales
  • Holiday Display

Design Basics

  • Designing a mixed arrangement
  • Arranging a dozen Roses