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January’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms

As a follow-up to last week’s Flower 411, we’re excited to share this month’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms! JANUARY FEATURED ...
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freeze dried garden roses

Freeze Dried Garden Roses

I have been seeing interest in freeze-dried roses recently and wanted to let you know that Mayesh Wholesale Florist has got ...
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Flower 411: January 2018

We hope you’re having a great start to 2018! Here’s the current lowdown on product availability going into the New ...
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Mayesh Phoenix Gompers

Mayesh Phoenix Partnership with Gompers

As many of you know, giving back and partnering with charitable organizations is a big priority for Mayesh. From our ...
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Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video January

Mayesh Design Star: Floral Pin Frog & Compote Arrangement

We are proud to officially introduce you to our 2018 Mayesh Design Star, Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay! In ...
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Mayesh 40th Anniversary Open House

Mayesh’s 40th Anniversary Open House Celebration

As 2017 comes to a close (can you believe it?) we’re gearing up for another busy and exciting year at ...
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Mornings with Mayesh replay

Mornings with Mayesh: December 2017

Here’s the replay of December’s Mornings with Mayesh featuring answers to YOUR flower questions and a Q&A with our 2018 ...
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MDS Workshop Venue Feature: 255 Miami Studio

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January’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms

Mayesh Luxe Blooms

 

As a follow-up to last week’s Flower 411, we’re excited to share this month’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms!

 


 

JANUARY FEATURED MAYESH LUXE BLOOMS

 

 

Large Italian Hybrid Icelandic Poppies

 

Each bunch has a mixture of colors cream, peach, yellow & orange. They are jumbo “head sized” in comparison to their USA grown counterparts.

 

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Italian Icelandic Poppies

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Italian Icelandic Poppies

 

 

Japanese Long Stem Gloriosa

 

Larger headed than their Dutch counterpart, these bunches are beefier & more heavily bloomed.

 

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Japanese Gloriosa

 

Japanese Carno Series Ranunculus

 

These are the largest headed ranunculus grown in the world for cut flowers. The heads sizes are around 9cm but when fully bloomed out can be the size of your palm.

Available in White, Red, Orange, Pink & Light Pink

 

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Japanese Ranunculus

 

Jumbo Italian Anemones

 

Also the largest headed Anemone grown for cut flowers. Varieties unique to Italy are Misitral tigre and Mistral Rarity

 

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Italian Jumbo Anemones

 

Japanese Sweet Peas

 

There is no comparison to a Japanese sweet pea, the largest variety of colors grown in the world. Stem length, bloom count and fragrance are second to none.

 

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Japanese Sweet peas

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Japanese Sweet Peas

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Japanese Sweet Peas

Freeze Dried Garden Roses

freeze dried garden roses

I have been seeing interest in freeze-dried roses recently and wanted to let you know that Mayesh Wholesale Florist has got you covered with freeze-dried garden roses!

Below is information about these wholesale flowers we source from our Mayesh Luxe Blooms grower, Alexandra Farms:

  • The roses come packed in a master box with 12 small boxes each one carrying 3 heads for 36 total.
  • We have 12 different varieties right now.
  • They can last up to a year but the color tends to fade after 6 months.
  • Please be sure to pre-order from your Mayesh rep 2 weeks in advance.

 

You may be wondering what a freeze dried rose is exactly? “Of all the methods to preserve roses, Freeze Drying (Lyophilization) is the finest and most natural. Only freeze drying keeps most of the original color and texture of the flowers. Freeze drying is the removal of water vapor from flowers while in a frozen state. This all happens in a special machine and it takes around 14 days. There are no chemicals used in the freeze drying process. Only some varnish is used after the process to increase longevity. The process enables the flowers to retain their color, shape and size. The result is near perfect preservation! You may enjoy these roses for months!”

For best results follow these care and handling guidelines:

  • When storing, place in cool, dry, dark place.
  • When displaying, keep away from direct sunlight and humidity.
  • When cleaning, use a dust cleaner. Do not spray with cleaning solution.
  • Do not refrigerate or freeze – These roses have been already properly processed!

 

Information is great, but pictures are even better – keep on scrolling to view the varieties that we carry from our Mayesh Luxe Blooms grower, Alexandra Farms. And don’t forget, if you would like to order these preserved beauties, then be sure to ask your Mayesh rep at least 2 weeks before you need them.

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Ashley

Ashley

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Ashley

Ashely

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Constance

Constance

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Constance

Constance

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Edith

Edith

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Edith

Edith

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Juliet

Juliet

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Juliet

Juliet

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Lemon Pompom

Lemon Pompom

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Lemon Pompom

Lemon Pompom

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Mariatheresia

Mariatheresia

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Miranda

Miranda

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Miranda

Miranda

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Patience

Patience

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Patience

Patience

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Pink O'Hara

Pink O’Hara

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Pink O'Hara

Pink O’Hara

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Sunset

Sunset

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Sunset

Sunset

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Tess

Tess

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Tess

Tess

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Vitality

Vitality

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Vitality

Vitality

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Wanted

Wanted

Freeze Dried Garden Rose Wanted

Wanted

 

Flower 411: January 2018

Flower 411

 

We hope you’re having a great start to 2018! Here’s the current lowdown on product availability going into the New Year from our awesome Purchasing team!

 


 

JUST STARTING

 

Acacia yellow bagged

Blossom forsythia

Blossom quince – pink and white

Hyacinth Local

Pussy willow fantail

Pussy willow whips

Ranunculus Butterfly – Import

Ranunculus – Local

Spirea- Japan only (limited & expensive!)

Sweet Huck  deciduous

 

AVAILABLE

 

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium-bullit- import only (Dutch)

Amaranthus

Amaryllis- Import

Anemone – local

Aster Matsumoto

Astilbe – Import

Astrantia – Import

Banksia – menziesii – Local and some orange

Banksia- Coccinea and Formosa- Import only

Bear Grass Super

Bells- Local – Winter crop- spaced blooms

Birds – local

Blackberries- Import

Bouvardia- very limited locally (no light pink grown in USA) – go import (has all colors)

Bupluerum

Campanula- import only – very expensive!

Chamomile/Matricaria/feverfew

Clematis – Dutch only – no White

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotton

Craspedia – local and import

Cyclamen Blooms – Import

Cymbidium – Large or Mini

Delph bella dark and light blue – expensive

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball- local or import

Dianthus Gypsy

DAHLIAS:

  • Greenhouse dahlias from our year round dahlia growers now available. 
  • Basic Colors, Burgundy, red, light pink, pink, Hot pink, purple (dark lavender-lagoon), limited orange, White & Café au Lait
  • Ball Dahlias – done for the season

Dogwood branches – flowering- tight bud, no flowers, still tight bud

Dogwood branches- colored wood in red, pink, or green/yellow (not blooming – leafless)

Eremurus – import

Genestra – local and import

Gloriosa short- Dutch

Gloriosa – Long Dutch or Japan

Godetia – Import $$$$

Gomphrena – all colors

Flowering Branch – Tulip Magnolia Blossoms

Foliages – lots of varieties painted gold and silver

Freesia – local just starting $$$ – plenty from Holland

Freesia – Super $$$$

Fruited Branch Persimmons

Gerbera Canada

Heather Hot pink

Heather White

Helleborus – Import

Hyacinth – import or local

Hyacinth- muscari blue or white – import

Hydrangea  -import

Jasmine vine no flower

Iris

Jasmine foliage

Kalanchoe – import

Kangaroo Paw – Import

Kochia – import

Larkspur

Lindera Green Berry Branch – Japan

Lisianthus – import

Lily of the valley – import – $$$

Manzanita /natural and sandblasted

Magnolia – local California and Florida

Nandina berried

Orlaya

Ornithogalum – white, yellow, orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum – Import

Passion vine foliage

Pepperberry hanging – has no berries

Pepperberry Upright

Peony – all colors (except Burgundy) available

Phlox – import

Pieris  Bud-form pieris in good supply, still tight bud, no flowers until January

Privett – black berries

Protea pink duke

Protea Pink Ice

Protea queen/ Pinita, Lady Di, Ceres, Andrea

Protea Brenda

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) mostly orange, local and Hawaii, import is finished

Ranunculusimport – Dutch, Italian, Japanese

Rose Hips –Red

Scabiosa – Dutch

Scabiosa – Japan $$$

Scabiosa Pods

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax

Statice

Stephanotis

Sweet Pea – Japan

Sunflower – black center

Sunflower –Mini- Black Center

Trachelium Import

Tulips

Tweedia – local or import

Veronica – Local and Import

Viburnum Snowball – Import

Viburnum Tinus Spring Bouquet-Tall-Portland

Waxflower – local

 

LIMITED

 

Agonis

Anemone – import & Local AVAILABLE

Artichokes – all size and colors  GAPPING

Birch Victorian – AVAILABLE

Brunia Silver – almost finished

Calicarpa-  Beauty Berry

Delphinium Belladonna White

Delph hybrid all colors, especially white

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf  (moon lagoon, gumdrop, parvifolia, bonsai)

Freesia Super- local-$$$$

Gardenias – VERY LIMITED

Gomphrena White

Lisianthus – Local

Nigella

Papyrus Lions Head – advance notice required

Poppy Assorted Icelandic – import only and extremely limited

Protea – Protea Blushing Bride

Protea white – import finished and local very limited

Sage Green- very short height right now

Strawflower- yellow, bronze/orange, purple only

Sunflower-green center

 

FINISHED/NOT AVAILABLE

 

Allium – all types finished except bullit

Anemone Japanese

Bear Grass – Super length

Calendula

Chamomile yellow daisy – no one grows this anymore

Clematis – local – Grower has severe damage- will not cut any for all of 2018

Cosmos – pinks and whites

Cotinus Blooming

Cotinus Foliage

Coxcomb

Crocosmia Flower

Crocosmia Pods

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Ginger Beehive

Grevillea Asplendifolia- Magnolia type

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea local

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Kumquatsrestricted movement by the Department of Agriculture- not available until further notice

Lace Flower

Leucadendron Jester

Lunaria – finished for the season

Millets

Nigella- finished until spring crop starts

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pampas Grass – try dried vendors

Poppy Pods

Protea King white

Riceflower

Snowberry

Stephanotis Vines

Sunflower – bi color, teddy bear or chocolate

Thryptomene/Calycina – Import

 

Above photo by Nicole Clarey Photography

Mayesh Phoenix Partnership with Gompers

Mayesh Phoenix Gompers

 

As many of you know, giving back and partnering with charitable organizations is a big priority for Mayesh. From our Art in Full Bloom event in Las Vegas with AFAN, to our yearly Lonely Bouquet Day, to toy drives and adopting families over the holidays, there’s nothing we love more than helping those in need.

And that is no different for our Phoenix branch. Mayesh Phoenix has been partnering with Gompers for the past two years, a local organization that works with people with disabilities to help develop innovative opportunities, and assist these individuals in achieving their highest level of independence in the community. Mayesh Phoenix employs two of these individuals, Jeff and Eric, to do warehouse work, help in the cooler and clean buckets. They have been with us for almost two years, and according to Phoenix team member Krista Hamas, they “truly are our happiest employees who have become such a valuable part of our staff.” Now let’s get to know them a little better!

 


 

Eric

 

Mayesh Phoenix Gompers

 

My name is Eric, I am 33 years old. I have been with Mayesh Phoenix for 2 years now. My main jobs are maintaining the bucket line and keeping our location super clean. I work with Mayesh Phoenix through an organization called Gompers Az. Their mission is to empower disabled individuals and help them find jobs within the workplace. The very best part of working at Mayesh is that I make my own money, and that I get to smell the flowers everyday. Francisco Mora has been teaching me to make garland. I love it here. In my spare time I love to workout and watch the Power Rangers on TV.

 

 

Jeff

 

Mayesh Phoenix Gompers

 

My name is Jeffrey. I am 35 years old and have been with Mayesh for over 2 years now, Along with Eric, my main responsibilities are maintaining the bucket line and keeping the warehouse clean. I love coming to work everyday because I get to see my friends, and I get to talk to people. I am very active and in my spare time I love to play soccer, swim, go bowling and go to church.

 


 

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Eric & Jeff a bit more… now check out this beautiful video Gompers created to take a peek into the different programs they work with… stick around until the end, Mayesh makes an appearance near the end!

 

Mayesh Design Star: Floral Pin Frog & Compote Arrangement

Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video January

 

We are proud to officially introduce you to our 2018 Mayesh Design Star, Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay! In her first episode of our 2018 Design Star video series, Kaylee demonstrates how she creates one of her signature centerpieces using a glass compote and a pin frog.

 

Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video

 

 

 

 

Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video

Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video

Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video

Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video

Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video

Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Video

 

Host: Kaylee Young, Flourish by Kay

Videographer: Logan Martin, Talewind Visuals

Photographer: Maria Lamb Photography

Venue: The Portland Studio

 

Featured Products: begonia leaf, peonies, white anthurium, tuberose, white muscari, nerve plant, majolica spray roses, freesia, ranunculus, hellebores, and scabiosa

 

Mayesh’s 40th Anniversary Open House Celebration

Mayesh 40th Anniversary Open House

 

As 2017 comes to a close (can you believe it?) we’re gearing up for another busy and exciting year at Mayesh. But one of the things we’re MOST excited about is the fact that we’ll be celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2018!

We’ve come a long way since then, but like we said last year (and many times besides that) we wouldn’t be where we are today without YOU, our awesome customers. Whether you’ve been with us from the start or joined our tribe more recently, we appreciate your business and more importantly, value your role in the community we’ve built.

So, let’s all get together and celebrate Mayesh’s 40th anniversary and the customers who have been along for the ride!

 


 

Kick off the New Year with your Local Branch at our

 

Annual Open House

on January 17th, 2018

during business hours

 

for a day of Customer Appreciation, product specials, and fun!

 

For more specific details, reach out to your rep or local branch to find out how they’ll be celebrating!

 

Mornings with Mayesh: December 2017

Mornings with Mayesh replay

Here’s the replay of December’s Mornings with Mayesh featuring answers to YOUR flower questions and a Q&A with our 2018 Mayesh Design Star, Kaylee Young of Flourish! Also, be sure to watch to get an EXCLUSIVE discount promo code to use toward your 2018 MDS workshop tickets! Keep on scrolling if you are looking for the show notes. Enjoy and post your questions for next month’s show in the comments below!

 

SHOW NOTES

 

FLOWER QUESTIONS

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

  • https://www.mayesh.com/flower-411-december/
  • Happy holidays everyone! Christmas can get boring with the same color palette and evergreen scheme but there are ways to make it sparkle! Here are a few ideas for some higher end flowers and foliages.
  • Euphorbia fulgens is available now and can bring a modern flair to your arrangements. It is tall and has a dramatic arch that adds visual interest & movement and it comes in the familiar red and white seasonal colors. A relative to the poinsettia family, it bleeds that trademark milky sap. Make sure to wash your hands after handling this product as the sap is slightly toxic.
    EUPHORBIA FULGENS
  • Ranunculus are in good production from Holland and we are seeing a lot of the fancier Clooney and pom pon varieties returning to our inventories. Since these are sold on the auction in Aalsmeer, pricing can fluctuate and some *in demand colors are a little pricey. Always consult your Mayesh rep about pricing when procuring novelty flowers.
    RANUNCULUS POM PON
  • Amaryllis are more stylish than ever and make a gorgeous focal point in any arrangement. New varieties are showing up every year in crazy cool variegated patterns, unusual colors and some with multiple petals. My favorite is the green Valley variety, they fade to an almost perfect match to the Mayesh logo color.
  • What about greens you say? Well, there are lots of novelty alternatives to your standard Christmas greens being supplied by our friends in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Why not try some Blue Spruce or gold Cryptomeria instead? Using novelty and unusual colored Christmas greens allow you to move out of the standard color palettes and create your own unique holiday style.

  • As always, visit our website to see the complete list of seasonal availability!
  • Question from Cari: I just was curious about this.  When I go to my local wholesaler and walk around the cooler, how can I tell which flowers are the freshest?  Is there a secret code?  Thanks!
    • First off, we only use the freshest flowers for filling pre-orders. By pre-ordering in advance you are guaranteeing that your order is being filled with only the freshest flowers! During our busy seasons, we encourage that you place pre-books 2 weeks or more in advance. If you choose to come in and shop our inventory, just ask your rep which flowers are the best! We stage our shipments as they arrive early in the week so it’s easy for our crew to pull pre-book orders and reserve those flowers for deliveries. If you are a regular walk-in client it’s easy to spot which ones are the freshest. Once a week we sort through our open inventory and eliminate anything that looks like it’s ready to perish. Then everything gets consolidated and merchandised. If ever in doubt, just ask your rep!

 

FLOWER CARE

  • What’s the best trick for keeping cut flowers as long as possible? I’ve been using pennies lately. Thanks!
    • There are many aspects to maintaining healthy flowers but we will cover the basics of temperature, food, and handling:
      1. First and foremost is proper cold chain management. Flowers don’t like temperature fluctuations and by maintaining a constant temperature between 36 & 42 degrees you are keeping them in stasis which greatly extends their shelf life.
      2. Use the right kind and amount of floral food. Know which flowers need a bulb food formula and which will take a standard solution. MORE IS NOT BETTER! Always follow the manufacturer’s directions.
      3. Always cut your stems at an angle with a sharp, clean implement. This helps with the uptake of water by not blocking the stem uptake. Don’t let water sit on the surface of leaves or petals as this can activate botrytis spores which are present on all flowers and greens. Keep your stems stored loosely in your buckets so that air can flow through them.
    • Keep your water and vases clean! I cannot stress this one enough. I always say if you would want to drink the water neither do your flowers. It is very important to change your water daily and keep it crystal clear-that means there are no bacteria clogging up the stems. This is the number one reason most flowers die prematurely. Gunky gross water is a sign that YOU are not properly handling your flowers and that they have been left to sit like that too long.
      Adding a few drops of bleach will keep your bacteria growth down. Keep those buckets and vessels clean. Residue can create more bacteria growth.
  • Question from Susan: Are magnolia leaves best stored in or out of water?
    • You definitely can leave them in water, they hold up well as a cut stem. You can also use glycerin to treat them (there are instructions online) to help preserve the leaves. Magnolia leaves will curl slightly as they dry in arrangements or in a garland. They can be stored for years if well cared for. You can also use a foliage sealant on them.
    • In Phoenix, we have a fairly quick turnover of greens. We dry store many of our sturdier greens in giant Rubbermaid storage tubs with locking lids. The bins keep the foliage from dehydrating and they can last up to a couple weeks before needing hydration.

 

FLOWER DESIGN

  • Question from Carrie: I have been designing for 17 years.  I feel like I put out really classy high-end arrangements and then for some reason I feel like I have never put together a flower arrangement and I struggle and work to bring it back up to my standards.  Sometimes it just never gets there.  The arrangement is ok, but does not have that wow factor.  Do other florists ever feel this way, and if so how do they get their mojo back.  Where do they go for inspiration?
    • This is actually a quite common phenomenon with floral designers and artists. Most of us go through periods when we feel really on fire and then, at other times like, we feel like we just got out of basic training and are all thumbs. I myself went through a period of burn out every 4-5 years as a designer and needed a recharge every so often.  The hardest part of being a florist maybe seeing yourself confidently and assertively. You must really know who you are, what your brand is and learn to curate that well. All florists feel insecure about their work.Take time to reinvent yourself if you need to, or take classes on design that are out of the box for you. Network with other florists( a wonderful thing I see happening with our younger florists), even doing a swap-the-shop trade once in awhile and see yourself from another florists friend perspective.We can all learn from each other…even those who think they “know it all” as designers. Staying relevant means staying fresh and looking at the world with open eyes.
  • Question from Erica: Please show us how to make the large 7ft floral hoops and how to prop it up.
    • There is a tutorial from our Mayesh design star Christy Griner on this one.
    • And we talked in more detail on how to go about creating the base on your own if you are so inclined. You can watch the reply here: https://www.mayesh.com/mornings-with-mayesh-november-2017/
  • Can you do a tutorial on a wildflower wedding bouquet?
    • I would be happy too! I see a new video design series in my future! I also teach workshops here in Carlsbad. I will try to put together a video for this and other bridal bouquets if y’all are interested.
  • Pantone just announced the color of the year to be Ultraviolet💜. It’s a great color, and I would like to see Mayesh’s approach to designing with it.
    • We will see if we can make that happen!

 

FLOWER BUSINESS

  • Question from Jayme: What does an average floral/wedding shop look forward to when purchasing from you versus other suppliers? I’m just starting out after a long career in a non-artistic but rewarding occupation. I have always worked with flowers but was mostly self-taught until I took a course last year. To gain experience I think I should intern and not necessarily take more courses, but more hands-on experience. I don’t want to run a full bridal business, but perhaps freelancing, photoshoots, events. Is interning a good idea? How do you go about finding a place to do this? I’m not sure other designers would hire someone with as little commercial experience on my resume. How do you even go about getting freelance jobs? Is it all word of mouth?I do love workshops and the skills and networking they provide. I don’t want to work in a shop. Any thoughts from your experts?
    • To address your first question: Mayesh specializing in working with wedding and event florists and designers. We carry an extensive collection of unusual and high-end flowers from around the world. We also have dedicated sales reps who are assigned to each of our customers. Those sales reps are like your eyes and ears in our warehouse. They can alert you ahead of time to the best products available as soon as they know about them.
    • We also do something unique in the industry called a My Mayesh Pull were we custom pull orders for you based on your color palette and budget. Check out our IG for more examples of this.
    • In regard to your other questions: the best way to get started in this business is either interning with studio and event florist and shops who specialize in wedding work. I would also work in a regular brick and mortar flower shop too because the floral business is very diverse and complex and there really is so much to learn. It is an art form but mechanics and certain skills must be learned to bring that art to life.
    • There are many online videos as well.Aside from our own which are top notch, look for European produced as well. European designers are trained very well and must pay special attention to proper mechanics.
    • It takes years of practice to not only hone your skills but your confidence as well. But if you are naturally artistic, good with color and proportions, good at accounting and business, marketing etc… and are ready for the hard work and grit it takes to be a florist you can fake it til you make it- well until you do! Best of luck to you 🙂
    • At Mayesh, you get sales reps who know all the trendy flowers, colors, and design techniques. You also get our epic customer service. We want you to be completely satisfied with your experience with us! My customers are my extended family and I want them to be proud enough of the services I provide that they recommend me to all their florist friends.

 

 

MARKETING NEWS

  • Question from Rebecca: My website doesn’t pull up on a smartphone looking like it looks on a computer. Is it worth it to invest the money to redo my website so it’s smartphone compatible?
    • My two cents: absolutely-most consumers will leave your site within seconds if they can’t pull it up on their smartphone. You can’t get that attention back. And make it user-friendly…they will leave if it doesn’t work well either.
    • Yes, yes and yes! I recently redesigned the Mayesh website and it was imperative that our new site was responsive – meaning that it adjusts itself based on the size of the browser – from a full-size monitor to a mobile device. Studies show time and again that user experience is critical to them actually staying on your site, so this is one component to that. It needs to be fully functioning on smartphones.
  • Instagram news – can you tell this is my favorite news to share?
    • Instagram Stories highlights on your profile page: https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/05/instagram-stories-highlights/
    • This is old news apparently and dates back to August/September but I’m just seeing it on my end for the last couple of weeks – but you can watch IG stories on your desktop!

 

KAYLEE YOUNG INTERVIEW

  • So you were first trained in a more traditional flower shop, and then learned from some studio designers like Tinge… how did both of these educational experiences influence your mechanics and design style? Do you think it’s a combination of the two?
  • What is your design philosophy / where do you draw inspiration?
  • Tell us a little bit about your mood boarding process and how it helps you as a designer…
  • What is your hope for each attendee to walk away with at the end of each MDS workshop?

 

 

Now we have a few announcements regarding our workshop. First, we finally can announce the Mayesh Design Star Flower Workshop ticket giveaway …. drumroll please …. the winner is Flower Girls in Thibodaux, Louisiana. You will receive a free US workshop ticket or you can apply that amount to our international workshop ticket!! Congratulations!

Next, we have a very special promotional code just for our Mornings with Mayesh viewers as a thank you for tuning in each month. Watch the video to get the code!

 

If you have any questions for next month’s show, be sure to post them in the comments below or send them via our contact page!

Happy holidays and have a wonderful New Year!!

MDS Workshop Venue Feature: 255 Miami Studio

 

We are just over a month away from our first official workshop of the 2018 MDS Workshop Tour: Curate & Create with Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay! We’re excited to share the venue for our Miami workshop this coming January: 255 Miami Studio.

 

Located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, 255 Miami Studio is a photo studio & event space with high ceilings, an open floor plan and plenty of natural light. Its clean white walls will create a simple gallery aesthetic and provide the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous flowers hand-selected by Kaylee and the professional photographs of each student’s work by fine art photographer Nicole Clarey.

{A great bonus, is that the studio has its own gated parking lot so you won’t have to drive around trying to find street parking!!}

 

Studio 255 Wynwood

Studio 255 Wynwood

 

While the space is clean & minimal, the neighborhood is anything but that. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, the Wynwood Arts District is a vibrant neighborhood home to over seventy galleries, museums, and collections. It is most famous for The Wynwood Walls, a unique outdoor destination featuring huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the globe.

 

255 Miami Studio Wynwood

 

We couldn’t be more excited to host the Miami workshop in a neighborhood so rich with culture, and with its vast selection of bars and restaurants, you’ll have no trouble finding a place to enjoy a meal or a drink with your new flower friends! So if you’re in Miami or surrounding areas and you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, come join us for what’s sure to be an amazing & educational workshop!

 

MIAMI TICKETS

 

Mayesh Cooler Picks: End of Fall

Mayesh Cooler Picks fall

 

We’re heading into the cold winter months, but before we jump right in, we’re wrapping up fall with our favorite late-autumn wholesale flowers! Check out these gorgeous palettes from the end of November.

 


 

PURPLE MAUVE

 

Mayesh Cooler Picks Fall

top | Purple strawflower, mauve astrantia, burgundy dianthus
middle | Mascotte tulip, picotee ranunculus, nobbio burgundy carnation
bottom | burgundy dahlia, Minerva carnation, burgundy upright amaranthus

 

 

PEACHY BLUSH

 

Mayesh Cooler Picks Fall

top | Café dahlias, peach Clooney ranunculus, shimmer rose
middle | Peach freesia, Combi Pomponi gerberas, peach hyacinth
bottom | Juliet garden rose, Alissa apricot double lisianthus, Julianne garden spray rose

 

 

PORCELAIN

 

Mayesh Cooler Picks Fall

top | White sweet peas, white peonies, frilly white tulips
middle | Bridal veil spray rose, white dahlias, Romeo garden rose
bottom | White scabiosa, Liberstar tulips, orlaya

 

 

PORCELAIN

 

Mayesh Cooler Picks Fall

top | White nigella, de-petaled sunflowers, rose geranium
middle | viburnum, white euphorbia, thlaspi green bell
bottom | white gomphrena, poppy pods, Snow on the Mountain

 

2017 Mayesh Design Star Bloopers

MDS Bloopers

Christy always says “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful!” and in this case, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be absolutely adorable! Here are some bloopers from our year of filming the 2017 Mayesh Design Star video series with Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers. Shout out to Justin Peay for catching all the silliness behind the scenes!

Photo: Nicole Clarey Photography
Video: Justin Peay Productions

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