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Mornings with Mayesh: November 2017

Mornings with Mayesh replay

Each month, Yvonne gets together with some of her flower friends for our Mornings with Mayesh show to discuss the world of flowers. From general flower availability and flower care to marketing for your flower business and everything in between, you don’t want to miss this replay!

This month, Debbie Demarse of Eco Fresh Bouquet, joined us to share with you about her floral history, vision, the product design process, and how to become more eco-friendly.

Keep scrolling for the show notes that contains all of the questions, answers, and resources for your reference! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for December 12th for our next show!

SHOW NOTES

 

FLOWER QUESTIONS

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF FLOWERS?:

  •  https://www.mayesh.com/flower-411-november/
  • Peonies are back everybody! We are getting my absolute favorites, the giant coral charm. Reds, white and all the shades of pink are also available to spice up your weddings and high-end designs! These peonies are being imported from both Chile and New Zealand right now. They arrive to us in a tight state so remember to get them shipped early enough to open fully, *4 or 5 days.
  • Remember back in the 90’s when Martha Stuart said she was “bringing back the carnation”? Well, it took another 30 years of continued efforts but they are back in style AND in colors, we could have never dreamed about back then. You can view many of the new varieties in our online library!
  • Cotton has traditionally been used to celebrate the second wedding anniversary. We have it in our inventories now and it’s become very popular for wedding work, events or just a textural pop in any arrangement. One of our local florists incorporated it into some beautiful bridal bouquets that we will show you. A big shout out to Nicole Helle from The Wildflower AZ for sharing. I think it’s amazing the way the floral industry is evolving with the use of unique textural items like this.
  • Also arriving at a Mayesh near you, locally grown Kale. Kale likes the cool Pacific coast nights and warm days of fall to really proliferate! This kale is a decorative relative of cabbage family! These have also become increasingly popular in floral design due to their shape, amazing color and durability.
  • I wanted to remind everyone we are taking pre-books for Christmas wreaths, garlands, greens, flowers and plants. Call your favorite Mayesh rep and let us know If you need last year’s sales reports to help you plan your 2017 holiday purchasing!
  • From Michelle: How would you recommend caring for cafe au lait dahlias? I give the flowers a fresh cut and place them in a bucket of water. But I’ve noticed several times that the flowers on the outer edge of the water bucket wilt within an hour or two (before I even have a chance to design with them!)
    • Dahlia flowers have a lot of surface area and are prone to dehydration from transpiration (which is basically the flower losing moisture through evaporation). The key is in proper cold chain management and hydration including using a floral food intended for bulb flowers. Bulb flowers receive nutrients and hormones from their tuber, bulb or corm. After being cut these hormones become depleted causing premature flower death. Chrysal makes an easy to use food called  Chrysal Clear Bulbosus which not only has flower food and fungicide, but also the hormones that keep bulb flowers color from fading and petals from curling up.
    • A dahlia grower gave me the tip for Cafe au Laits – hot water! Bring water to almost boiling and then let it cool off and then place stems in for a drink…this only works with dinner plate varieties.

 

 

FLOWER DESIGN

  • How long do you soak your oasis?
    • Oasis or any fresh floral foam products only take a few minutes to soak through. The trick is to fill your basin with water first and then to gently lay bricks in until they sink.You know they are ready by the heavy weight of the brick. they should not feel light. Some brands have holes on one side to help speed up this process. Lay the side with the holes down first. Never push floral foam in to get it to soak quicker. This will cause a dry center and make it more difficult to absorb water. Also never press down or “smush” floral foam as this compresses it and also makes it difficult to insert stems. If you prep early in the day the foam will be ready for you when you start designing. Never leave floral foam in water longer than a week as bacteria can grow and cause issues for your flowers. Also clean your basin once a week with diluted bleach water to also inhibit bacteria growth if you use the same container continually.
  • We received many of the same questions from this month’s design video:
    • How did Christy make the large 7 foot circle? What is the bones made of?
      • EMT-Electrical metallic tubing
    • How did you hang the large hoop?
      • Christy says: “we’ve used chain, rope, and even propped. Here we used aircraft cable with a Y-hook (comes in easy to find kits). It’s industrial strength. This isn’t a Hobby Lobby kinda thing, you know? I get ours at an Electrical supply house.”
      • You can find the kits on Amazon as well.
  • When designing items for weddings, what items do you make first and how far in advance? I typically start with my wearables & sometimes centerpieces. But I always want the best flowers for my bouquets & tend to do those last thing…I’m not always sure what the best process is.
    • For me, I always start with the personals because I want to select the choices blooms for those pieces.  Because these are the up close and personal pieces I want to use the creme of the crop of what I have purchased on my product. So, like you, I want the best for those.Even if I don’t make them first, I definitely set aside those items.I also usually feel I have the best energy and focus when I start with the personals. They also get me really excited about the feel of the wedding. But there is no right or wrong way to start. AIot depends on the amount of space you have to work in, cooler storage space, how much staff you have to assist you and whether you have all your product in yet.
    • I have greened all my containers first and started prep work, like preparing oasis or chicken wire, any mechanics that can be done early in the week on Monday or Tuesday. All hard goods can be prepped and any rentals made ready. Most shops I have worked with from very small to large scale operations will usually start on WED for designing. There are many tools to help keep your flowers living longer (like crowning glory for example) but I think you find the system that works best for you.

 

 

FLOWER BUSINESS

  • Why haven’t you opened a location in Chicago?
    • I hear this questions all of the time and it always make us happy to hear that we are wanted and needed throughout the country. I don’t have an answer specific to Chicago, but I do know that we ship there!

 

 

MARKETING NEWS

  • Instagram Stories has hit over 300 million users … which is about half of all ov Instagram followers!! So if you haven’t started to used vertical video and pictures within Stories, then you need to start now.
    • Are you comfortable using vertical video?
  • And did you know that Instagram is now showing viewers Story previews when you scroll about half-way down your feed. Instagram is really pushing Stories and will be helping to entice people to view our Stories.
  • Facebook is going to shift from time spent to “time well spent”. For example, our latest design video has 70,000 views, but 3 seconds is counted as a view. So how many of those watched 85% of our video?? Marketers will need to focus on quality and engaging content, otherwise, we will probably start seeing low-quality content being pushed down and not shown.

 

 

DEBBIE DEMARSE INTERVIEW

  1. Can you tell me a bit about your background in the floral industry?
    1. http://ecofreshbouquet.com/
  2. How did you come to realize there was something missing in the floral industry?
  3. Can you describe the development process of the Sponge-Wraps and their initial intention of being solely for bouquet transport? I think your experience here could be of great interest to those who are listening who may have a product development idea.
  4. Do you want to talk a bit about the eco-friendly aspects of Sponge-Wraps and the rising trend within the floral industry towards more eco-friendly and sustainable floral practices  (slow flowers, American Grown flowers, etc.)?
  5. Did you reach out to other industry pro’s for product feedback after your initial development?
  6. How have you seen your product being used within the industry?
  7. Any last closing thoughts?

 

Mayesh in Spanish: Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers

Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers

En nuestro próximo episodio de Mayesh Floral Design en español, Veronica Cicero de Anthology Co., demuestra cómo crear un impresionante diseño floral inspirado en los maestros holandeses. ¡No querrás perderte esta característica ya que Veronica da vida a las pinturas de bodegones con flores de Mayesh!

ENGLISH:
Mayesh in Spanish: Dutch Masters Inspired Flowers

In our next episode of Mayesh Floral Design in Spanish, Veronica Cicero of Anthology Co. demonstrates how to create a stunning Dutch Masters inspired floral design. You don’t want to miss this feature as Veronica brings still life paintings to life using Mayesh flowers!

Passion Fruit – Fruta de Maracuyá
Grape Vine – Enredadera de Uva
Delphinium – Delfinio
Passion Fruit Vine – Enredadera de Maracuyá
Explosion Grass – Espiga de Pasto Ornamental
Tweedia – Oxipetalum
Anemones – Anemonas
Phlox – Phlox
Zinnias – Zinnias
Tulips – Tulipanes
Rudbeckia – Margaria Silvestre
Scabiosa Pod – Vaina de Scabiosa
Begonia Leaves – Hojas de Begonia

Video & Photography: Talewind Visuals

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Mayesh Design Star: Floral Hoops

In this episode of Mayesh Design Star, Christy demonstrates how to make a cost-effective and stunning floral hoop. In the past few years, these hoops have gained popularity in weddings and now in events – from boutonniere size to 7 feet tall. Floral hoops are a fun and easy way to make a show-stopping piece without breaking the bank. This is definitely thinking outside the box (or vase). Scroll down to watch the video and view the pictures from th

P.S. We asked Christy where to purchase the large event hoop and she recommends to connect with a local welder who can create a great custom piece for you. A great addition to your rental inventory!

Featured product: Huckleberry, passion vine, silver dollar eucalyptus, camellia, Elaeagnus, smilax, Eden Romantica garden spray rose, white ranunculus, Pennisetum or bunny tail and pepper berry.

Supplies needed: Hoop of desired size and material, clippers, water source (flower pick or Ecofresh bouquet wrap), wire or zip-ties, Design Master Petal Proofer, and Design Master Foliage Sealer.

 

 

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Mayesh Luxe Blooms: Phalaenopsis from Holland

Mayesh Luxe Blooms: Phalaenopsis from Holland

Take a quick tour to see how our Dutch Phalaenopsis Orchid is grown, graded and packaged before you receive it. These wholesale flowers truly embody the definition of Mayesh Luxe Blooms.

Mayesh offers the standard sized stem, but if you order from your rep with advanced notice, we will be able to source 15+ or 20+ bloom stems! Lead times are generally 7-10 days and 1 month respectively.

How Many Flowers for Flower Wall

 

calculating flower wall flowers

I typically start my day checking social media pages and Facebook groups. This morning I came across someone asking how many roses do you need per square foot when designing a flower wall? If you have the same question, here is my answer that you can use if you are trying to cover any type of surface with flowers.

You may remember that I love flower math! So here is the math broken down step-by-step so you can figure it out depending on whatever flower(s) you want to use.

 

I am going to use a 5-foot by 8-foot flower wall as an example:

  1. calculate the total area of the wall in inches; (e.g. for a 5×8 wall …. 60 in. x96 in. = 5760 sq. in.)
  2. determine the average area of the flower you will use in square inches (e.g. 2 inch flower  – depends on variety this will need to be adjusted …. Multiply Pi (3.1416) with the square of the radius …. 3.1416*1*1 = 3.1416)
  3. divide wall area by flower area (e.g. 5760/3.1416 = 1833-ish)
  4. you will need roughly 1833 roses for a 5 ft x 8 ft wall, but that will need to be adjusted based on your design, spacing, other flowers that you may use, etc)

 

If you simply want to know how many flowers per square foot, again this depends on how wide the flower is.

If the flower is 2 inches wide, then:

  1. 12 inches x 12 inches = 144 square inches
  2. 2 inch flower = 3.1416 square inches
  3. 144/3.1416 = 45.83

 

You would need about 45 flowers to cover one square foot.

If the flower is 3 inches wide, then:

  1. 12 inches x 12 inches = 144 square inches
  2. 3 inch flower (3.1416*1.5*1.5) = 7.07 square inches
  3. 144/7.07 = 20.37

 

You would need a little over 20 flowers to cover one square foot.

Here are some other flower calculation blogs that I’ve done:

How to determine the number of flowers to cover a round table:
http://www.mayesh.com/flowers-geometry/

How to determine the number of flowers for flower balls:
http://www.mayesh.com/flowers-geometry-spheres-balls/

I would love to hear from you about how your flower wall design projects have gone. Share links to your designs in the comments below.

My Mayesh Pull: The Process

If you follow us on Instagram, then there is a very good chance that you have seen #mymayeshpull‘s in our feed. If you are still wondering what a My Mayesh Pull is, then we are here to help. My Mayesh Pulls are orders that are hand selected by one of our event experts – basically, we do the work for you! Our up-to-date experts find you the most beautiful, fresh product based on your budget, color palette, and event concept. They also take into account your likes and dislikes before sending you a picture for your approval before the order goes out.

Here’s how it works:

 

If you are interested in ordering your own Mayesh pull, then head on over to our SHOP page and you will see the button for our order form.

Happy designing!

Mornings with Mayesh: October 2017

October Mornings with Mayesh

Each month, Yvonne gets together with some of her flower friends for our Mornings with Mayesh show to discuss the world of flowers. From general flower availability and flower care to marketing for your flower business and everything in between, you don’t want to miss this replay!

This month, Jenn Sanchez of Jenn Sanchez Design, joined us to share with you about finding your creative voice, color & texture, social media for your biz and so much more!

Keep scrolling for the show notes that contains all of the questions, answers, and resources for your reference!

 

 

SHOW NOTES

FLOWER QUESTIONS

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF FLOWERS?:

  • http://www.mayesh.com/flower-411-october/
  • Fall is in full bloom! So many beautiful colors and textures becoming available so I’ll just pick a few of my faves…
  • Ornamental Peppers on the stem: These fun flower fashionistas come in shades of green fading to red, orange & yellow… they can even turn to shades of aubergine to black. Although they look tempting, it is not advisable to eat ornamental peppers.
  • Pumpkin tree is here! Its genus is Solanum Aethiopicum and it is actually a type of ornamental eggplant and is a related to the potato & tomato family of nightshade.
  • Rose hips are coming in steadily. These are the fruit of the rose plant and are high in vitamin C for you outdoor survivalists.
  • Sedum has started its color transition from pink to a bronze color, perfect for your fall arrangements. It is in the crassula family and is a relative to kalanchoes and other succulent plants.
  • Check out our blog for the complete list and as always, talk to your sales rep about all the cool seasonal stuff available now!
  • Melinda: Is there a good source for a year-round availability table on seasonal product??
  • During last month’s show, Sylvia asked what are we importing from Chile?
    • Because of Chile’s diverse geography both tropical and mountainous, they are able to produce an array of fresh seasonal flowers. They are known for their mass production of Carnations, chrysanthemums & alstroemeria. But, they also produce high end and novelty flowers. For instance, peonies are available from October through February, ranunculus and anemones are available from August through October and these are just a few examples of the on-trend flowers produced there when they are not available domestically. They are also known for beautiful tropical foliages such as calathea, ti leaf & palm leaves as well as tropical flowers like anthurium, heliconia & ginger.
  • Lee: Begonia Leaves – how do I prep them to keep them fresh? I love their look but they wilt so easily! Thanks!
    • Heather Cook from our purchasing department just started procuring these from an Oregon grower for us. She says the key is that they are stabilized immediately when cut by the grower. They do best in plain water with no floral food. The sugar in floral food can actually clog the stems. There are literally thousands of varieties of begonias. But, the ones harvested for foliage are usually the rhizomatous or cane stemmed varieties and are very sensitive to water sitting on the leaf surface. They are usually covered in small hairs that hold water and can cause botrytis to form. Iron cross begonia pictured below is one of the truly unique begonia foliages that we carry. Begonia foliage comes in a stunning array of colors and patterns perfect for fall.begonia leaves

FLOWER BUSINESS

  • Courtney: When buying a floral refrigerator for the first time, what do you recommend? Looking for something not crazy expensive but something big enough for at least the personals for a wedding to be refrigerated. Is there anywhere else to look beside craigslist and eBay? do you recommend buying something new so you can get a warranty? It’s hard to know what to buy since they are all pricey. I guess just wondering if there are any other options before buying it.
    • First I’d check with your local Mayesh branch, we hear a lot of inside info from our clients and most locations have an information board for clients to leave help wanted and for sale flyers etcetera. You could also try Facebook marketplace https://apps.facebook.com/marketplace  or any number of online shopping websites. Google search could be your next best friend!
    • Coolbot (https://www.storeitcold.com/)

 

FLOWER DESIGN

  • Question from Courtney: I was wondering what the best mechanics are when using bigger and heavier items like Pampas grass to go around an arch or Chuppah (all the way around.) Basically heavier things that you can’t really use oasis with. If there’s an easier way than attaching each stem individually that would be amazing. We’ve been seeing a lot of the pampas grass going all the way around arches and with  a lot of pampas grass (super wide taking up a lot of space.) Curious how to get that to stay on and how to have it fan out by using multiple stems to cover a lot of space.
    • Paddle wire, zip ties or even duct tape will work! You can tube stems of more fragile flowers if need be. Just remember to finish your work by covering your mechanics with flowers, foliage or moss.
    • Eco Fresh Bouquet wraps: http://ecofreshbouquet.com/
  • Question from Courtney: How to get signage decor like with garlands or just greenery and some flowers to stay on acrylic signs, wooden signs (i hear people staple them,) and other materials would be interesting to know how to get it to stay and look droopy (like they all do on Pinterest.)
    • Pinterest is an awesome tool for sharing but not always reliable for representing reality. You could try using dried, preserved or “everlasting” florals. The industry is starting to fabricate some real life like replicas and most vendors will ship nationwide. Check out The French Bee, a Phoenix favorite for life-like artificial florals.  http://www.thefrenchbee.com/  If you are a purist at heart and only fresh materials will do, choose hardy foliages like lemon leaf or camelia for your base and refresh the florals as needed. Using a “cold glue” like Oasis floral adhesive is the best way to avoid color changes in live products that can occur with hot glue. You could also try Oasis U-glu dashes, a two-sided floral adhesive medium. Oasis products website: https://oasisfloralproducts.com/
  • Question from Courtney: A wrist corsage tutorial would be awesome. There are so many ways to make them so it would be great to find the most simple and efficient way.
  • From Carie: HELP!  I always use a bouquet holder for my bridal bouquets and cover the handle with stems for a faux hand tied.  Do you have any tips for using sunflowers in a bouquet holder???  

 

MARKETING NEWS

  • Instagram is making changes!
    • IG Stories is coming to your desktop – I don’t have it yet, but I cannot wait for this to happen.
    • Audio is on autoplay for Instagram videos – you can toggle it on or off during your Instagram session. So it turns it off when you leave the session and you will have to tap on and it will remain on during your session unless you tap off. This does not affect IG Stories. Pretty fun!
    • Did you hear that IG is testing a new layout of your grid? As we all know, currently the layout on your profile is 3 pictures across each row, but soon it is possible that we will have 4 images per row. For many creatives that carefully curate or post extra large images with the smaller pictures, this will shift things off a bit.
    • The last bit of IG news, is that users are seeing filters for your live videos. Do you have it? Have you used it?

Ok, so I’m very excited for our next guest. Jenn Sanchez is a super talented designer with a background in oil painting having been drawn to Dutch Masters still life vignettes as well as modern conceptual art. She has focused on the art of floral design and loves to recreate natural environments with flowers and foliage. Today, Jenn is going to talk a little bit about her journey, her design philosophy and about how she uses tools like Instagram to grow her business. Welcome, Jenn!

JENN SANCHEZ INTERVIEW

  • Welcome, Jenn! First, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your floral design business?
  • Can you share your philosophy on how to find your creative voice and sticking to it?
    • No one knows exactly who they are at all times and what they want, and that’s ok. But you have to know who your brand is. Who your audience is.
    • The importance of being authentic, finding and staying true to your vision
    • The importance of embracing failure, you cannot succeed until you accept mistakes will happen but the risk is worth the reward. I was always (am still) afraid of failing but more afraid of not even trying.
    • The importance of being resilient, not allowing failure, comparison, or harsh critics bring you down.
  • How do you use color and texture?
    • My aesthetic, why I am so drawn to color. I think any artistic expression should make you feel something and color does that so well.
    • Transitioning color by grouping like tones, took me time to realize this (also a sidetone of using those designers that inspire you to educate yourself. If you like a photo on Instagram or a magazine, ask yourself “why”. This is how I learned about color blocking).
    • Using interesting texture, challenge yourself. Buy one bunch of something you are nervous to use and see how you like it. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
  • Jenn, you have quite the following on Instagram, has this helped your business grow?
  • Do you use other social media platforms?
  • Other tools: https://www.planoly.com/
  • Do you take your own pictures and do you have any pointers for our listeners on how to put their best foot forward with photographs?
  • Yvonne: Jenn, tell us where we can find out more about you and what you are up to:

 

 

If you think of new questions, you can post them in the comments below.

Be sure to mark your calendar for November 7th at 10 am EST.

 

Other resources that were mentioned during the show:

Floristas del Mundo is a flower group in Spanish and English: https://www.facebook.com/groups/223198098076057/?ref=br_rs

 

 

 

Mayesh en español Ramo de Novia con Gardenias

Gardenia and Stephanotis Vine Bouquet

Welcome to our second installment of Mayesh Floral Design in Spanish! In this installment, Veronica Cicero of  Anthology Co. (Miami, FL) explains her technique and process in designing an elegant and fragrant white bridal bouquet. With the focal flower being Gardenias complimented by Stephanotis vine, we wish we could share the fragrance of this bouquet.

Bienvenidos a nuestra segunda presentación de Mayesh Floral Design en español! En este video Veronica Cicero de Anthology Co. explica su técnica y proceso en el diseño de un elegante y fragante ramo de novia blanco. Con la flor focal siendo gardenias complementada con la vid Stephanotis. ¡Nos gustaría poder compartir la fragancia de este ramo con ustedes!

Gardenia blooms – La flor de gardenia
Gardenia foliage – Las hojas de gardenia
Stephanotis vine – La parra de Stephanotis
Scabiosa pod – La vaina de scabiosa
Jasmine – La parra de Jazmin
Eucharis Lily – Lirio de Eucaris

Videographer: Talewind Visuals

 

 

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Mayesh Design Star: How To Work With A Stylist

Styled Table - how to work with a stylist

In October’s Mayesh Design Star video, Christy Hulsey is joined by Whitney Downs of Whitewood Events to explain the benefits of working with a stylist. Creating a relationship can save so much time in the creative process, which ultimately saves you money as well! See what Christly looks for in a stylist and what Whitney looks for in a florist to execute a perfectly curated wedding or event.

Accent Decor items:
Prive Compote
E+E Napkin Rings
Chelsea Vases

Host: Christy Hulsey,  Colonial House of Flowers
CHOF Team: Kaitlyn Baxter, Amanda Currier, Lanier Hays, Taylor Ellen
Styling: Whitney Downs, Whitewood Events
WE Team: Erica Cleary, Ashley Stalvey
Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Containers + Napkin Rings:  Accent Decor
Floral Supplies: Oasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Napkins and Runners: Alanah Textiles
Ribbon: Silk & Willow
Table Linen: BBJ Linen
Plates: R. Wood Studios
Table + Chairs: Ranco Tent Rentals
Capiz Shell Calligraphy: Whimsy B. Paperie
Studio Space: Roxie Remley Fine Arts Building
Hair & makeup: Jessica Belfry, Hustle & Blow Dry Bar
Wardrobe Styling: Katie Foley-Jacobs, Cheeky Peach
Additional Wardrobe items provided by: Banana Republic & Cobblers Bench

 

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Art in Full Bloom 2017

Art in Full Bloom - Crazy Daisy

YOU ARE INVITED!!

WHAT:
ART, FLORAL, FASHION, AND EDM TO BENEFIT AID FOR AIDS OF NEVADA (AFAN)

WHEN:
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
4PM – 9PM

WHERE:
MAYESH LAS VEGAS
3950 WEST DIABLO #B11, LAS VEGAS, NV 89118

ART * FLORAL * FASHION * MUSIC * PARTY

This year’s theme – CRAZY DAISY “A Neon Celebration of Colors” will be dedicated to AFAN – the HIV / AIDS community and their talents within the art and floral industries. Artists and designers will be asked to focus on the uses of electric colors in their art and floral designs. Attendees are encouraged to participate with flamboyant costumes and revelry.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease. AFAN is committed to a system that nurtures personal growth and dignity of persons served, which is emphasized during orientation, ongoing staff training and the culture of our organization.

Attendees are asked to make a donation to selected charity upon entrance, buy art, raffles, and bid at the silent auction.

Art in Full Bloom is a FREE event started as a simple open house for Mayesh Wholesale Florist and has grown into an eclectic mix of flora, art and fun! Local artists are asked to exhibit with opportunities to sell their art. In addition, local floral designers are asked to create a floral design to accent/complement the art piece. There will also be featured Floral Fantasy designs, a student competition, raffles, silent auction and fabulous noshes & libations.

Hope to see you there!!

 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

If you are a local artist or florist and are interested in participating in this year's event, get more information here:

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