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TPS FLORAL SCHOOL  

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 CORE ONE CLASS:


WE HAVE HAD MANY REQUESTS FOR NIGHT CLASSES; TO MEET THE NEEDS,WE ARE HOLDING ALL CORE CLASSES FROM 6-9 PM  ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAYS

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CORE CLASS 1 

CORE CLASS ONE WILL COVER THE CHAPTERS IN THE TEXT, HIGHLIGHT THE STATE EXAM QUESTIONS AND WILL GIVE YOU THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO PASS THE STATE EXAM.


cost for core class one is $600.00 per student. This will cover all of the flower expenses and handouts.


the text book is 65$ and the tool kits are $70 and they are an additional cost and mandatory to the class. 

(You can purchase supplies at the bottom of the page)


To register for the class online, click the buy now link below or stop in the store. (Limited time discount offer** call 985-308-0234 to find out more**)


All Classes must be paid  in full one week prior to the start of the semester.

Completing core one you should have the basic knowledge to pass TPS floral school exams and  the Louisiana State Exam.


THE POTTING SHED FLORIST FLORAL SCHOOL CORE TWO CLASS:


CORE CLASS 2: 

CORE CLASS TWO WILL FOCUS ON SYMPATHY AND WEDDING WORK.

LEARN THE BASIC SKILLS TO COVERING EVENT AND SYMPATHY WORK. THIS FUN AND CREATIVE CLASS WILL GIVE THE DESIGNER THE BASIC SKILLS TO GROW ON AND LEARN THE FUN AND EXCITING WORLD OF EVENT WORK

COST FOR THIS CLASS IS 855.00 AND THIS WILL COVER ALL FLOWERS AND MATERIALS.


YOU MUST COMPLETE CORE ONE BEFORE YOU CAN MOVE ON TO CORE TWO.

CORE 2 CLASS MUST BE PAID IN FULL ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS.

A CERTIFICATION WILL BE ISSUED AT THE END OF CORE 2


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THE POTTING SHED FLORIST FLORAL SCHOOL CORE THREE CLASS:


CORE 3 CLASS: 

CORE THREE CLASS FOCUSES ON THE BUSINESS SIDE OF A RETAIL FLORIST.

The cost for this class is 350$ 

IN THIS CLASS YOU WILL LEARN THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE BUSINESS SIDE INCLUDING ACCOUNTING PRACTICES, DELIVERY PRACTICES AND MORE. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ACCOUNTING MANUAL AS WELL AS LEARN HOW TO FOCUS ON WORK ROOM PRODUCTIVITY TO ADD TO YOUR COMPANY. THIS WILL INCLUDE MANY LECTURES AND PRACTICES BY THE TOP LEADING CPA'S AND AIFD FLOWER DESIGNERS.


CORE 4 CLASS

THE POTTING SHED FLORIST FLORAL SCHOOL CORE FOUR CLASS:


CORE CLASS 4

 COST $495. 

CORE CLASS 4 IS A REVIEW CLASS AND A STUDY REVIEW FOR THOSE TAKING THE STATE EXAM WE COVER EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK AND REVIEW WITH LABS ON HOW TO'S.

FOR THOSE TAKING THE TEST AT A LATER TIME THIS CLASS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE SESSIONS AS WELL.


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TEXT, SUPPLIES AND BUSINESS BOOKS BELOW

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CORE 1&2 TEXT BOOK

THE POTTING SHED FLORIST FLORAL SCHOOL  
TOOL KIT

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THE POTTING SHED FLORIST FLORAL SCHOOL  
BUSINESS TEXTBOOK 1 CORE 3

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BUSINESS TEXT BOOK 2 CORE 3

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THE POTTING SHED FLORIST FLORAL SCHOOL  

SO WHY BE A FLORIST?

I’m often asked, what does it take to be a successful florist.   to the key question: What personality traits are key to success in a floral career? There are five key traits that are inherent in successful floral designers. How many do you possess? All five? You could be on the path to a successful career.


Passion – Do you swoon when the first daffodils bloom? Does the scent of a gardenia take you to a private paradise? Passion will carry you far in your career choice. A truly passionate flower lover never loses the excitement of the seasonal bloom. Trust me, this will be with you for life. Even today, the blooming spirea calls my name, camellias take my breath away and the daphne…oh, the daphne! Don’t even get me started there.




Knowledge – Take the time to learn everything! OK, it will never be everything but, learn as much as you can and then, keep learning. Knowledge is king (and queen). You can save the day if you know how to care for a wilting hydrangea or the technique for tinting the perfect hue to match the dress. If you don’t know how a flower works in foam, buy it for yourself! Take it home, put it in foam and watch. Document how it lasts. Pay attention to the life cycle. Now you know. When a customer asks, you can say, “I took that bloom home and it lasted 6 days. You are going to love it.” Invest in yourself, your knowledge base and your career.

Connection – Get to know your peers, your customers and your competitors. The more you are connected, the better you will be. Stay in touch and attend any get-together for your community. You have to truly love people to succeed in this industry. Think about it. As a florist, you are invited to every important event in life. Birthdays, weddings, babies, anniversaries, funerals, promotions, good days, bad days…you and your flowers are there. What a privilege to be part of every life event. Connect emotionally with each of your customers and they will be with you for life. Also, join the social world. Connection is both virtual and real…the two are equally important! Instagram, Face book and Pinterest…you need them all.


Determination – Never say, “I can’t”. You can, you will and you are not going to give up! I love this little acronym Callie DeWolf AIFD shared with me. FAIL, a word with bad connotation that can have a new meaning. If you FAIL, it is nothing more than your First Attempt In Learning. Let’s all FAIL together on our way to floral success! You can’t do everything perfectly the first time. That’s why we
do it in class, do it in private and do it for ourselves.

Flexibility – Mother nature has the last word. If it is not in bloom, what are you going to do? There is always another way, another choice, another option. You have to be the flexible one to search it out and solve the problem. This fits back to determination. Never give up! There is always a way. My favorite flexible solution of the moment is the faux anemone. Popular and on-trend, the black centered anemone does not always look picture perfect. Knowledgeable florists solved the problem using white lisianthus and eryngium. For the flexible, there is always way.

Which of the five is the most important?  Do you really need all five?  Is there a sixth?  All good questions.  Thoughts to ponder for another blog.  For now, focus on the five and trust your instinct.  That will take courage.  (OK, I shared the sixth)  Believe in yourself and Do Something You Love.