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By Yvonne Ashton on 3/3/2015 6:54 PM

wholesale spiraea

Spiraea (Spiraea cantoniensis), or bridal wreath, is the subject of this Mayesh Minute.  David Dahlson describes this blooming branch as perfect for weddings, large installations, and hotel/corporate designs.  We also carry a more slender version, Spiraea thunbergii.  You can find this product at all of your Mayesh branches so be sure to inquire with your floral sales professional!

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/2/2015 3:05 AM

In this edition of the Mayesh Product Showcase, Beth O'Reilly highlights spring flowers that work into the Marsala palette, Pantone's color of the year.

Featured product: Custom garlands, olive branch, bay laurel, agonis, spiraea, lilacs, jasmine vine, Japanese ranunculus, clematis, fritillaria, artemisia and Japanese lisianthus.

Watch now and contact your sales rep to order any of these blooms to spice up your flower cooler!  For contact information, visit:

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/2/2015 3:01 AM

For the March installment of Inspired Floral Design, Beth O'Reilly AIFD shows us a "New Traditional" bouquet using a more free form garden technique and also highlighting Pantone's color of the year, Marsala. This is a throwback style to the 40's and 50's where big is back and better than ever!

Featured product: Bay laurel, olive branch, antique hydrangea, jasmine vine,  garden roses, Japanese sweet pea, Japanese ranunculus, spray roses, pieris japonica, dahlias, Japanese lisianthus, garden roses and clematis.

Featured hardgoods: Contemporary containers from UCI

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/1/2015 6:35 PM
I am kicking off this Flower 411 with five descriptions of some of the beautiful blooms that you will see around right now at your local Mayesh provided by Charity of LA Shipping. After learning a bit more about the highlighted flowers, Billy from purchasing put together a list of what flowers are done, hard to get, and bountiful. Enjoy!

wholesale Charity Auswater garden rose Charity Auswater garden rose: deliciously feminine pink hue with a frilly green center. Best for events because it does have a short shelf life. If the green center is not for you can simply cut out the green center with a pair of scissors.

By Yvonne Ashton on 2/25/2015 3:33 AM

For episode 4 of The Mayesh Minute, David Dahlson shares with you flowering branches, in particular peach blossom and cherry blossom branches.

Be aware that buying blossoming branches involves some planning as they take time to fully open.  David gives great tips on how to properly process your branches to get the best performance to make them perfect for your wedding/event designs, corporate pieces or even everyday arrangements.

By Yvonne Ashton on 2/22/2015 6:42 PM

In episode three of The Mayesh Minute, David Dahlson of Mayesh Miami introduces a hybrid Veronica sourced from Ethiopia.

By Yvonne Ashton on 2/19/2015 7:35 PM

Attention all Arizona florists!  Mayesh is helping to pass along information about a special program set up for you to promote Women’s Day.  Please read the letter below from Brad Denham, of Arizona Family Florist.  If you are interested there is a link below is sign up for marketing materials, and you will need to sign up ASAP as the holiday is just around the corner.  Thanks!


Dear Arizona Florists,My name...
By Yvonne Ashton on 2/19/2015 12:43 PM

Being that Mayesh is headquartered in California, we have a long standing history of supporting our American flower farmers, so when we found out about the 2015 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, we knew we wanted to participate!

The March 5th dinner in Carpinteria, CA is the first of 10 dinners that brings together local food, beverages, and, of course, flowers. 

“Each Field to Vase Dinner will highlight an “up and coming” chef who passionately supports local farmers including flower farms. The menu will feature regional, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients.

A Slow Flowers floral designer will create centerpieces that connect...
By Yvonne Ashton on 2/18/2015 7:32 AM


Valentine’s Day has come to a pass and now it is time to rally for Women’s Day, which is on March 8th!  For a little history on this holiday, you can read my blog post from last year

In the next few days our branches will be receiving 100 of each of the fliers/posters below for you to help promote Women’s Day in your shop. 



By Yvonne Ashton on 2/18/2015 7:01 AM

SW Region AIFD: Ultimate Wedding Challenge
We are excited to share that our 2015 Mayesh Design Star, Beth O’Reilly AIFD will be doing a stage presentation in San Bernadino at the Hilton Hotel on March 1st for the SouthWest Region AIFD’s Ultimate Wedding Challenge.  Get more details here:

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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Recent Entries

The Mayesh Minute: Spiraea
Wholesale Flower Product Showcase March 2015
Flower 411: Lilac, Clematis, Jasmine & More
The Mayesh Minute: Flowering Branches {Video}
The Mayesh Minute: Veronica {Video}
Arizona Florists: Women's Day Promotion
You're Invited: Field to Vase Dinner Tour
Women's Day 2015
SW Region AIFD Presents Ultimate Wedding Challenge
The Mayesh Minute: Japanese Lisianthus {Video}
The Mayesh Minute: Japanese Sweet Peas {Video}
Flower Wall Collective Design: Behind the Scenes
Preparing for Valentine's Day 2015
TSE2015: Leadership Lunch Event Flowers
2015 Flower Wall Collective Contest Winners
Golden Globes Party Flowers
Flower Wall Collective Contest Voting
Flower 411: Kumquats, Ranunculus, Tweedia & More
So You Want to Be A Florist? Creative Resumes 101
January 2015 Wholesale Flower Product Showcase
A Kate Spade Inspired New Year's Eve Party