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By Yvonne Ashton on 11/15/2014 6:59 PM
A couple of weeks ago, Mayesh received recognition and love from another famous designer, Jeff Leatham, on Instagram!  Large or small, I always love it when our customers send their love!  I also wanted to share these pictures because they are so yummy to look at!

Thanks Jeff!

orange and fushia flower by Jeff Leatham Jeff Leatham design with Mayesh flowers Jeff Leatham design with Mayesh flowers

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By Yvonne Ashton on 11/15/2014 6:34 PM
Did you see the testimonial from Preston Bailey on his blog about Mayesh and Mayesh Miami? Click the link below and find out why Preston thinks we are impressive!  I also love that he supports wholesaler florists in general.  Thanks Preston, you rock!! http://www.prestonbailey.com/blog/designing-with-flowers-mayesh-wholesale-florist/

Inside Mayesh Miami's flower cooler

Oooh, and if you are curious...
By Yvonne Ashton on 11/7/2014 9:26 AM
Design-Star-2015 Beth O'Reilly First I want to thank Patience, Beth and Tony for all of their hard work this past year! Starting off with a whirlwind shooting schedule and then working to promote your videos, we are so thankful for having the opportunity to work with such great professionals! I know you all have been anxiously awaiting the results.

With that said, our 2015 Mayesh Design Star is Beth O’Reilly AIFD!! Congratulations Beth!

For being selected, Beth’s grand prize consists of:

Floral industry related trip that includes: air, transportation, and hotel accommodations for...
By Yvonne Ashton on 11/4/2014 7:02 AM

Yesterday, we posted our November product showcase video featuring a selection of American Grown flowers.  To compliment the video, we created this fun graphic as well that highlights the following flowers: Blushing Parasol  spray rose, poppies, tweedia, white tulips, Yellow Pompon garden rose, coxcomb, sunflower, and Ad Rem tulips.  Enjoy! 

American-Grown-November-Infographic

By Yvonne Ashton on 11/2/2014 6:44 PM

In this edition of the Mayesh Product Showcase, Lisa highlights product that is grown here in the United States.  Being based in California, we have much love for our grower neighbors, along with growers throughout the rest of the country and wanted to give you a sample of what is available right now.  The majority of our product videos feature product from all over the world, but we have had customers ask about local or American product so I hope to highlight this product each season.

Featured product: Magnolia leaves, white tulips, Ad Rem tulips, tweedia, sunflowers, green hydrangea, coxcomb, Corcovado lily, Amarossi lily, Telesto lily, garden roses, garden spray roses and heather.

#AmericanGrown

By Yvonne Ashton on 11/2/2014 6:06 PM

You have had 9 months to figure out if you are #TeamPatience, #TeamBeth, or #TeamTony.  With so many fabulous floral design videos, who do you think will be our next Mayesh Design Star?  We are crunching the numbers now and will reveal the winner very soon.  Stay tuned!!

To hold you over and since we missed Jodi Duncan, we invited her back for our November edition of the Floral Perspective series. Last year Jodi showed us an abundance of Thanksgiving goodness. This year she has taken a more sleek and modern approach. This design is simple yet sophisticated and packs a lot of punch and is perfect for dressing any holiday table.

Featured product: Flame calla lilies, wheat and pincushion protea.

Hard goods: Modern container from UCI, Oasis UGlu strips, Oasis silver metallic wire, Lehner Wolle³ flower wool and UCI gems.

By Yvonne Ashton on 10/31/2014 5:50 AM

wholesale sunflowers

I hope you found our first Flower 411 article that was posted a couple of weeks ago helpful.  I have some updates today to share with you on what items are finished, very limited, and going strong.

By Yvonne Ashton on 10/28/2014 9:46 AM
Miami wholesale flowers PRESS RELEASE Miami, October 28, 2014

Mayesh Wholesale Florist announced today that on November 3rd it will launch a wholesale floral distribution business in Miami to support the needs of top florists and event specialists in Florida, along with designers in the Eastern half of the U.S. Founded in 1978 in Los Angeles, California, Mayesh is the nation’s leading supplier to wedding and event florists. As the 18th wholesale location for the company, Mayesh Miami will offer a robust fresh inventory of novelty and high end flowers sourced from around the world, including a by-the-bunch...
By Ali Dahlson on 10/24/2014 10:03 AM
It’s 6:30 am on a Thursday morning, and after hitting the snooze button one too many times, I finally open my eyes and fumble for my iPhone. Two missed calls and a text from Dad – “Ali, call me ASAP.” Oh god, what happened? After wiping the sleep from my eyes, I nervously dial his number. “Oh, hey Al, sorry did I wake ya? I have a proposal for you…” Phew. Everything is okay. What followed was a unique and spontaneous offer from my dad to fly me down the following night to Riverside, CA, to participate in the California State Floral Association - Calif Flora 2014 Convention, which Mayesh was hosting this year. Following a few recent heart to hearts with my old man, and having come to the decision that I want to pursue a career in floral design, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get my feet wet and learn a few things. I didn’t really know what to expect; all I knew is that I would be participating in a few hands-on workshops and meeting some designers from Southern California.

Two bumpy flights and one long car ride later (thank goodness for Siri), I was in Riverside with my cousin, who is part of Mayesh’s marketing team. We woke up early Saturday morning to head to the convention, where I was greeted with a nametag and an urgent voicemail that I was late for my first class. Hmm, well this is off to a great start. Everything seemed to work itself out, though, and within minutes I was seated in an intimate workshop entitled “Vintage Chic Weddings,” with Shasta College professor Darlene Montgomery. So many thoughts were running through my head – am I the only first-timer here? Are there thorns on the roses? I’m totally going to make the ugliest bouquet of the group, aren’t I? But as we got started, and Darlene started talking about Pinterest, an app I am all too familiar with, I began to feel right at home. We learned about current trends in weddings, and some unique ways to understand what the bride is looking for, such as asking to see her wedding gown. And then… drumroll please! It was design time.

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By Yvonne Ashton on 10/24/2014 9:35 AM
So many floral designers have an affinity for Coral Charm Peonies.  I think one of the many reasons we have come to adore this particular bloom is because the color changes throughout its blooming life – from a deep rich color to a airy cream/blush/pink color.  Maria of our Miami branch, took a few blooms home and created this great collage depicting the various colors of the Coral Charm peony.  Enjoy!

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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