Buy your holiday plants at Career and Tech and help students learn
CTE floral shop allows students to practice their skills while
making festive arrangements
holidays are a festive time for students in the Capital Region BOCES
Career and Technical School (CTE) floral design program with
business budding in the programs floral shop — Bloomers.
With a staff of about a dozen students, the floral program is selling
everything from arrangements to wreaths and
"We are very busy. Its good, because it gives the students a
taste of real life," said teacher Margaret Bugler.
Below is a list of the arrangements available:
- The Tradition: Two candles, with holiday
greens and ornaments and ribbons (no flowers) for
- Traditional Redux: Two candles, with
holiday greens, ornaments and flowers for $26.50.
- Elegance: One candle in a smaller round
container with holiday greens, flowers and ornaments for $20.
- Candle Ring: A circular arrangement of
holiday greens and flowers surrounding either a red or white
pillar candle for $20.
- Sleigh: Santa's Favorite. A sleigh filled
with flowers, presents, and Santa. A Holiday favorite for $20.
- The present: A glass cube tied with ribbon,
and filled with holiday flowers and greens for $20.
- Christmas forest: A snowy rustic basket,
sprinkled with snow and, filled with flowers, holiday greens,
and pine cones for $18.50
- Christmas topiary: A holiday container
lined with green trick carnations and white carnations, with
white alstromeria standing in the center for
- Snow ball: An all-white arrangement that
looks as if it came out of a blizzard for $22.
- The cherub: A white cherub surrounded by
winter greens and flowers for $25.
The Capital Region BOCES CTE students say they love the experience the work gives them.