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By Ali Dahlson on 7/1/2016 8:29 AM

Our final Farmer Feature brings us halfway across the country to Michigan! Our buyer in Detroit, Andy, first met Michael Genovese of Summer Dreams Farm at the The Flower House's Field to Vase Dinner in 2015. We're excited to be carrying his dahlias through the season this year and look forward to continuing our relationship with Summer Dreams Farm into the future! 

This farm's sweet story is bound to make you want to move to the countryside and buy a plot of land to grow your own American flowers, but it takes a special kind of person to rise with the sun and work with the land, day after day. Michael just happens to be one of those people, so keep on reading to find out why!

By Ali Dahlson on 6/30/2016 9:10 AM

With American Flowers Week in full swing, what better time to share a resource guide listing all of the different flowers & foliages we are able to buy from American farms! We've indicated if they are available year-round or seasonally, and hope you use this guide as a helpful reference in the future!

By Ali Dahlson on 6/28/2016 8:45 AM


American Flowers Week has officially begun, and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than featuring one of our favorite American farmers! Glenwood Farms in nestled in the Tualatin Valley in Oregon, about a half hour west of the city and the Portland Flower Market. It is a family operated flower farm, run by Kendra and her father Deke, growing over sixty varieties of flowers, sticks and berries. 

Supporting small farms and buying locally is very important to Mayesh, and we're so appreciative that Kendra was kind enough to take some time out of her busy day to answer a few questions about their farm!

By Yvonne Ashton on 6/27/2016 6:12 AM
Mayesh Minute: American Flowers Week
David Dahlson gives an overview of American Flowers Week and presents some great options of American grown flowers that you may see in your Mayesh cooler - foxglove, cornflowers, ranunculus, tulips, grapevine, and ninebark.
By Ali Dahlson on 6/24/2016 12:55 PM

Thank you to everyone who participated in our #MayeshDudesNBlooms Instagram Challenge! We loved celebrating all the awesome dudes in our industry and getting inspired by your interpretation of manly flowers. 

Congratulations once again to all of our winners! If you weren't able to participate in this challenge, there will be more on the way, stay tuned!

By Yvonne Ashton on 6/17/2016 6:18 AM
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By Ali Dahlson on 6/16/2016 9:48 AM

The lovely lady behind this week's Instagram takeoverJenn Sanchez, is here to answer some questions about herself and her floral design journey! Continue reading to find out what inspires Jenn's unique aesthetic and approach to flower design.

And if you can't get enough, head over to Jenn's Instagram to see more of her beautiful work!

By Ali Dahlson on 6/15/2016 1:48 PM

If you've been following along with my personal flower journey, #alitheflorist, I’m happy to be back with some updates! It’s been a minute since my last post, but like I said before, this has been a slow journey. However, things are beginning to pick up little by little, and I’m excited to fill you all in! Over the past month, I've had the opportunity to participate in some really cool experiences that have reignited the floral spark and continue to help educate me and grow as a budding designer. This may take a few blog posts (I tend to be an over-sharer at times – hope you like reading!) so stay tuned for more #alitheflorist updates!

By Ali Dahlson on 6/14/2016 9:02 AM


Guest Blogger: Jenn McJunkins

Did you know the name for the month of June stems from the Latin name Junius “of Juno,” the Roman goddess of marriage? Juno also represents the wellbeing of women. In the flower industry we see June as the thick of wedding season. I had always thought that was because June is when summer officially starts. The weather is better in June and schedules are more flexible in the summer time… However, it seems there is a much deeper meaning to all things “June wedding.”

By Yvonne Ashton on 6/13/2016 6:52 AM
Wedding Trends that Wow! (1)

Today’s sympathy market is ever-changing. As retail florists we must meet our customers’ expectations. At this program, Kevin will explore cost-effective ways of design and construction while infusing today’s trends into our sympathy work. Join us as we delve into the ‘business of sympathy’.

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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