Florists will design appropriate floral arrangements based on discussions with clients about their requirements, considering the type of occasion and budget. They will select flowers and greenery, taking into account their expected lifespans, and trim flowers to a suitable length, strengthening them with wire if necessary. Florists will arrange flowers and greenery in vases, or secure them to a wire or plastic base, and finish the arrangement with ribbons or other trimmings. They will ensure flowers remain in good condition by taking into account the temperature, watering requirements and storage needs. They will arrange local delivery of flowers, and relay interstate and overseas orders. They will arrange dried, paper, silk or latex flowers and fruits, and other materials and will decorate churches and other venues for weddings and other special occasions. They will rotate inventory and manage stock for in-store displays, preorders and daily sales and take part in management and administration, such as working out costs and pricing of floral arrangements, maintaining financial records and supervising staff.
Avg Salary
Australia  $48,653 AUD
United Kingdom  £26,329 GBP
United States of America  $24,564 USD
New Zealand  $55,144 NZD
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