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.
To place an order, follow this
link (PDF) and email it to
Bugler. The orders can also be called in to 862-4780 or
867-4779. Payment is due at the time of order.