Sporting goods, hobby, and musical instrument stores
Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores
Floral designers in retail businesses can expect walk-in customers, as well as customer orders placed over the telephone or over the Internet, or transmitted electronically by other florists. Some floral designers who work on a contract basis when creating arrangements for events such as weddings have to travel to the various locations of the events.
About 1 in 4 floral designers were self-employed in 2014.
Many floral designers work full time, although their hours may vary with the work setting.
Independent shops in downtown areas or business districts typically are open during business hours. Floral departments inside grocery stores or other stores in suburban locations and shopping malls may stay open longer.
Floral designers are busier at certain times of the year, such as holidays, than at other times. Because freshly cut flowers are perishable, most orders cannot be completed too far in advance. Therefore, designers often work additional hours just before and during holidays. In addition, many part-time and seasonal opportunities can be found around certain holidays, such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Mother's Day.