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By Ali Dahlson on 5/27/2016 7:57 AM

As floral designers, I think it's pretty safe to say that many of you fall more on the right-brain side of the spectrum. I'm definitely not speaking for everyone - for all of you that have figured out that balance, more power to you! But for you right-brainers, your creativity is what drives your business, and is probably why many of you ended up in this industry. That being said, running a business is probably not the strong suit of every floral designer out there... I mean, who wouldn't rather geek out over flowers than spreadsheets?! 

Well, we felt it was our duty to do a little research of our own, and provide our awesomely creative customers with the knowledge of what products are out there to better help run and organize your business. Yep, believe it or not, there are apps and software you can download to help streamline all those pesky contracts, order forms, and proposals you deal with on a daily basis.

We selected these seven programs to compare, but we're sure there are more out there, and would love to hear what you're using in the comments below! And if you already know about some of these programs, which are your favorites?

By Yvonne Ashton on 5/26/2016 12:23 PM
Fabian Salcedo - floral cyborg
The 2016 AIFD Symposium is coming up and we were excited to work with AIFD to award 3 Symposium education passes! We held a contest, inspired by this year’s theme “Inspire”, in which the participants selected something that inspired them and created a complimentary floral design. Thank you to all who participated!! Our 3 winners are Fabian Salcedo, Michael McCarthy, and Pamela Ball – congratulations!!
By Ali Dahlson on 5/25/2016 4:45 PM

When most of us think of flowers, we tend to envision soft, feminine and pretty things... girly if you will. Flowers are like, just for women, right? Wrong! For all you men out there, we know how many of you love and appreciate the beauty of flowers as well! So now it's your turn - the focus of our upcoming Instagram Challenge is you guys, or rather, Dudes 'n Blooms. 

Be it a flower beard or a masculine arrangement, we want to see your interpretation of "manly flowers." This should be a fun one, and we're so excited to see what everyone comes up with! Oh, and just to clarify, everyone (both men & women alike) is of course welcome to participate! 

By Yvonne Ashton on 5/23/2016 8:12 AM

Wedding Trends that Wow!

Teleflora’s South Texas Unit presents… 
Wedding Trends that Wow! 

Featuring: Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CF 

From the initial consultation to constructing the perfect floral designs using the most up-to-date trends for 2016, Jerome will guide you through the business of weddings and events. His design tips and marketing techniques will help you capture your client’s imagination, and profitably create the event of their dreams. Get inspired, reserve your place now! 

By Yvonne Ashton on 5/19/2016 6:54 AM
In the past we have hosted a Mayesh Lonely Bouquet Design Day, BUT we always struggled to find the best day to host the event that works with everyone’s schedule. Seeing that finding one perfect day is impossible paired with a suggestion to have a Lonely Bouquet Design Week, we decided to run with the idea! Please mark your calendars to join us during June 20 – 24 to design your own Lonely Bouquet.
By Ali Dahlson on 5/17/2016 9:45 AM

Thanks to our amazing Purchasing Department, we have a pretty extensive update on all your favorite flowers! Continue reading for the latest in the world of cut flowers:

By Yvonne Ashton on 5/17/2016 9:03 AM


Ever wish you could get an air plant that is super big? I’m mean really really big? Well, how about one that is around 10 inches in diameter – wouldn’t that be cool?! The good news I have for you is that extra large Tillandsia Xerographica air plants exist. Say hello, to this big boy and ask you sales rep about them!

By Ali Dahlson on 5/12/2016 9:56 AM

You ask, we answer! This question was sent in by a number of you, so we're here to help! Many of you asked about best practices for wedding floral delivery, and tips on how to keep bouquets fresh prior to delivery. This is even more important as we get into the warmer summer months and need to protect our delicate little blooms! Read on for our designer's advice...

By Ali Dahlson on 5/4/2016 2:25 PM

Ah, the wonderful world of technology. In this day and age, as small business owners, it is crucial to use technology to both run and organize your business, as well as market yourself on social media. There are so many apps and tech trends out there that it can be hard to keep up, so we asked our tech savvy panel what some of their favorites are! 

By Yvonne Ashton on 5/2/2016 2:23 PM

how-to design a flower crown

In this edition of his Mayesh Design Star Series, Jerome Raska shows us how to make floral crowns. These crowns are wildly popular in wedding work and for summer festivals.

Mayesh Bloggers

Yvonne Ashton

I plan on bringing our readers all things flora and fun, mixed with some serious posts about the flower business. I like to think of myself as pretty well-rounded - having passion for design (flowers, web, decor, etc.), marketing, photography, tech, and business. I'm a huge believer in continual education, so I'm always looking for new ideas and hope to share that journey with you!

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Ali Dahlson

Coming from a background in interior design, I'm trying my hand at flowers, and will be spending the next year learning the ins & outs of the business. I will be sharing my experiences as the new kid on the block, hoping to inspire other young, aspiring floral designers like myself. I grew up in the wholesale flower business, but hope to use my education and experience to eventually create a unique and innovative approach to floral design. Follow along for a blend of educational tid-bits, my thoughts & musings on the business, and a peek into my crazy journey into the world of flowers! #alitheflorist

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