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By Yvonne Ashton on 4/21/2014 10:48 AM

For awhile now I’ve been wanting to publish information about all of the wonderful American grown and local flowers that Mayesh Wholesale Florist carries.  Many may not know, but it is safe to say that we are one of the leading (if not top) wholesalers of American grown flowers.  We work with flower farms across the country from large to small.

Local/American grown has been a movement that we have seen gain additional momentum just recently and we want to be able to provide useful information by posting top local products periodically so that you may pass it on to your customers.  Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook - we are always posting new flower pictures where you will see the beautiful products that we carry from around the world including a great selection grown right here in your own backyard!  Please enjoy & feel free share the two infographics below!

By Yvonne Ashton on 4/13/2014 4:49 PM

I have an exciting new product line to announce!  Mayesh is expecting our first delivery of exclusive garden roses from Blushing Hills Garden Rosesto land around April 16th. Depending on mother nature, we should be able to carry these American grown cut flowers until mid-October.  Carla Jacobsen, the owner of Blushing Hills Garden Roses, has been in the business of growing garden roses for about the last five years.  On her farm visit, Pam Uranga, Mayesh’s Purchasing Director, stated that she has never seen such beautiful and healthy plants! Carla’s background is in the floral industry and she had an event business up until a couple of years ago. What started as a hobby and growing for her own consumption turned into Carla becoming a garden rose grower. Because of her floral background she has picked great varieties and the perfect color palette for weddings and events.  Be sure to visit their website to view all of Blushing Hills’ beautiful garden rose varieties.

We are planning a farm tour in the next couple of weeks and will be bringing the camera to create a very special video showcasing these amazing roses.  In the meantime, Blushing Hills Garden Roses was very generous in providing the swoon-worthy images you see below.  Enjoy and “pin” away!!

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/31/2014 4:40 PM

Last but not least, Tony Medlock AIFD is our third Mayesh Design Star Finalist.

Tony will show us a few pavé tricks that will turn your trash into cash as well as letting us in on a few tips on ordering seasonal flowers. Featured product: carnations, trachelium, lily buds, roses, yarrow, eryngium, tulips on the bulb, forsythia, astilbe and scabiosa pods.

Enjoy the video!  And remember, if you love it be sure to share Tony’s video with all of your floral friends because the views & viewer retention will count towards the contest!  Stay tuned throughout the rest of the year as our three amazing finalists battle it out to be our 2015 Mayesh Design Star!

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/27/2014 9:03 AM
Occasionally, our CEO, Patrick Dahlson sends flowers to people he encounters.  He recently had the opportunity to meet someone who is not part of our industry and asked if he could send some flowers to her work, but she requested that the flowers be sent to her mother instead.   Below is her reaction and “I think this is a beautiful illustration of the powerful emotional impact flowers have on people”, says Patrick Dahlson.

Thank you SO MUCH!!!!   I just spoke to my mother on the drive home; she didn't pick up her flowers until today (she works 2nd shift so they were left at the office for the apartment).  She loved the flowers - she told me to tell you that no man in her life has ever gotten her flowers. She said that my younger brother got her a silk rose once, but she's not sure if that counts.

Mom named a lot of the flowers that were in the bouquet - she said it was beautiful and she appreciated that you picked a spring bouquet.  When we were growing up, my mother had a planted garden.  We were in St. Louis in a poor neighborhood and were among the few yards that had anything.  I remember daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and roses...and other flowers that I don't know the names.  Mom kept going on about the fragrance of the hyacinths - she really misses their perfume because she can't grow them out here in the desert. 

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/23/2014 8:07 AM

In this edition of the Mayesh Product Showcase, Lisa will show us some of the cool and unique product we have been receiving from Japan. She will also explain the Japanese grading system. Featured product: Sweet peas, bi-color anemone, chocolate cosmos, green hybrid spray roses, gloriosa, snake allium, epidendrum orchid and ranunculus.

The Ranunculus and sweet peas will only be around for a few more weeks, which is the basis for our shipments.   So more than likely that will be when our Japanese season ends.  It was fun while it lasted!  Let us know if you were able to try out the Japanese product this season …. what did you think?

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/17/2014 6:39 AM

We are hosting a TeamFloral Webinar for all of our florist friends to help you plan for the Spring holidays. 

Join us and Dan McManus on Wednesday, April 2nd 4 EST, 3 CST, 2 MST, 1 PST!

Click here to register.

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/14/2014 6:44 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Friday, March 14, 2014, Mayesh Wholesale Florist of Los Angeles, CA and Billingsley Wholesale Florist of Portland, Oregon announced that Mayesh will acquire the business operations and certain assets of Billingsley, effective March 31, 2014. The Portland unit will begin operating under the Mayesh name on March 31 and will be its 17th branch.

“Billingsley has long been recognized as a terrific operation with a passion for quality flowers and great customer service,” said Pat Dahlson, CEO of Mayesh. “We are absolutely thrilled to partner with the Eichorn and Billingsley families in this transition and believe that the culture and values of our two companies are aligned and a great fit with one another. We are anticipating a smooth transition and look forward to working with the Billingsley ownership, management and employees in the coming months to ensure a successful integration.”

Joe Eichorn of Billingsley commented, “I am very pleased to welcome Mayesh to the Portland...
By Yvonne Ashton on 3/13/2014 7:20 AM

We had the pleasure of working with one of customers, Avant-Garde, on the Jump Ball, a major fund raiser event for the Phoenix Suns Charities.  Below you can read the thank you we received and see some pictures that Avant-Garde shared with us from the event!

Avant-Garde would like to thank you for your participation with the Phoenix Suns Charity this past weekend.  The flowers were pronominal and the quality of the flowers were incredible.  The Director of the event was blown away by how beautiful the room was and the flowers really reflected the IGNITE theme in the room.

Thank you for all of your help in creating a beautiful event.

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/13/2014 6:49 AM

Mayesh took Best of Show for our booth display at Michigan Floral Association’s Great Lakes Floral Expo in Grand Rapids Michigan. We were given a nice plug during the trade show and we came home with a small plaque.

A special thank you goes out to Alexandra Farms who participated by buying a booth for us to display 36 varieties of their garden roses, which really made our booth wonderfully scented!

Here are some pictures from the event:

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/7/2014 6:42 PM

Help us spread the word … we are hiring!  We are always looking for great people to join our company.  In particular, at this moment in time, we are searching for people who have a passion for flowers to fill the following positions:

  • Assistant Manager for Mayesh Orange County
  • Sales Representatives for LAX Los Angeles and Carlsbad (Southern California)

We are working on getting the positions up on our Job Opportunities webpage, but in the meantime, if you are interested in joining a growing wholesale florist, then submit resume 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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Sabrina Mesa

Hola! My goal for this blog is to help navigate the winding waters of the floral industry. We will have a lot of fun along the way of course. We will cover everything from recaps of shows across the world, tips and tricks, trends and of course those questions we all have but are too embarrassed to ask our sales rep. Have no fear Sabrina the Explorer is here!...with backpack, map and all *wink*

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Recent Entries

American Grown Wholesale Flowers: April 2014
Exclusive Flowers: Blushing Hills Garden Roses
The Unexpected Bouquet from Patrick Dahlson
Wholesale Flower Video: Japanese Flowers
TeamFloral Webinar: Plan for the Spring Holidays
2014 The Jump Ball, a Suns Charity Event
2014 Great Lakes Floral Expo
Mayesh Wholesale Florist is Hiring!
Instagram: Rustic & Glamorous Wedding Flowers
Wholesale Japanese Sweet Peas
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With Appreciation 2013