Course curriculum

    1. Welcome

    2. More about Sharon

    3. More about Jackie

    1. Processing Fresh Flowers and Foliage

    2. Flower Harvest?

    3. Floral Foam Saturation

    4. Midnight Foam Introduction and Saturation

    5. Foam Processing?

    1. Sanitize for Cleanliness

    2. How do you get your Fresh Flowers to last longer?

    3. Clean and Sanitize your buckets and containers

    4. 10 Steps to Flower Care and Handling - Florlife

    1. Hydration for Fresh Flowers

    2. Fresh Flower Hydration

    3. Food (Nourishment) for Fresh Flowers

    1. Cooler Storage for Fresh Flowers

    2. Fresh Flowers Best Practices for storage and Refrigeration

    3. Refrigeration for Fresh Flowers

    4. Cooler Display for Indoor Shopping

    5. Cooler Display for Holiday

    6. How can your cooler become a focus of Holiday sales

    1. Good job! You have finished the course

About this course

  • $99.99
  • 24 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content


Sharon McGukin, AIFD, AAF, CFD, PFCI

Floral Design Instructor

Sharon McGukin inspires others to ‘celebrate life with flowers’. She began her career as a small town florist with floral adventures leading her around the world. She has presented flower demonstrations across the US, Canada, and Europe. From decorating floats at the Rose Bowl Parade to designing flowers in the White House, this floral fashionista has lots of flower stories to share.

Jackie Lacey, AAF, AIFD, CFD, PFCI

Director of Education, Lead Instructor

Jackie Lacey has over thirty-five years of experience in the retail floral market and floral education field. His portfolio includes an extensive background in the retail floral market and wedding/event design experience. Most recently he has been the lead consultant and director to provide distinctive event/wedding planning and décor for a Chicago Event Company and currently an advisor and Education Specialist for Floriology Institute, Fitz Design, Fiorology Mexico and Industry leader in market trends, current design trends, industry education and retail marketing.