Floriculture: Designing & Merchandising, 3rd Edition

  • Dr. Charles P. Griner Colquitt County H.S., Moultrie, GA
  • ISBN-10: 1435489357  |  ISBN-13: 9781435489356
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1995
  • © 2011 | Published
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FLORICULTURE: DESIGNING AND MERCHANDISING, 3E is the ideal introduction to the floral design industry. Written in a concise, easy-to-follow manner, FLORICULTURE: DESIGNING AND MERCHANDISING, 3E includes step-by-step instructions, complete with illustrations and material lists for dozens of projects. Projects in this book are built around low-cost materials and include suggestions on how to incorporate native materials to further reduce costs.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes step-by-step projects that include illustrations to guide your students.
  • Includes a flower arrangement rating scale that enables your students to evaluate their own design.
  • Includes job seeking skills that help your students explore career opportunities.
  • Includes information on using the Internet to market flowers that introduces your students to this important tool.

Table of Contents

1. Exploring Careers in the Retail Flower Business.
2. The History of Floral Design.
3. Principles of Design.
4. Selection of Cut Flowers and Greens.
5. Conditioning and Storing Cut flowers and Greens.
6. Mechanics and Supplies Used in Floral Design.
7. Selecting Wire and Wiring Flowers.
8. Selecting Ribbons and Tying Bows.
9. Boutonnieres and Corsages.
10. Bud Vases.
11. Circular Arrangements.
12. Triangular Arrangements.
13. Line Arrangements.
14. Constructing Wreaths.
15. Holiday Arrangements.
16. Wedding Flowers.
17. Sympathy Flowers.
18. Drying Flowers.
19. Arranging Permanent Flowers.
20. Selecting Indoor Plants.
21. Decorating Potted Plants.
22. Pricing Strategies.
23. Selling in the Flower Shop.
24. Displays.
25 Delivery.
26. Professional Organizations.

What's New

  • Now in full color. The beauty of the art of floral design can be truly appreciated with full color photos to help illustrate design principles and techniques.
  • Features new class projects throughout the book, such as contemporary freestyle designs, evergreen wreaths, Easter centerpiece, and wedding bouquets.
  • Contains updated material throughout the book such as styles of flowers and the prices of material and adds a section on fertilizers to the chapter on selecting indoor plants.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435489330 | ISBN-13: 9781435489332)

The Instructor’s Manual contains the answers to the end of chapter questions.

Computerized Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1435489349 | ISBN-13: 9781435489349)

This resource provides the Instructor’s Manual and a computerized testbank. The Instructor’s Manual contains the answers to the end of chapter questions. The testbank consists of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer/discussion style questions.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dr. Charles P. Griner

Charles P. Griner is a leader in the development of the original curriculum in Horticulture for the State of Georgia. He retired from Colquitt County High School, Moultrie, Georgia after 40 years in education. In 1978, Dr. Griner was named Colquitt County High School’s Teacher of the Year and was Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Alumni Association’s Educator of the Year in 1997. He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association in 2003 and was elected to the Georgia Agricultural Education Hall of Fame in 2004. Dr. Griner has taught numerous workshops in Floral Design for Horticulture teachers and has taught numerous winners in state floral design competitions. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Master of Education Degree, and Educational Specialist Degrees in Agricultural Education from The University of Georgia. He earned a Doctorate Degree in Vocational Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.