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!
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.
Japanese lisianthus: has all usable bloom with no wasted unopened blooms and buds. Grown with so much passion, our growers allow the flower time to mature on the plant before it is even cut. This cutting stage allows for the blooms to be so full and lush.
Lilac: to maximize output, Dutch farmers cultivate each bush for seven years, strengthening its branches with constant pruning until it’s a compact shrub with numerous stems. At that point, farmers cut the stems, bunch them, and sell them, while the bush is given a year of rest before it’s expected to produce another round of blooms. If properly trimmed and cared for, a lilac shrub can give flowers for a hundred years. The lilac is a forcing shrub — it can be made to produce flowers ahead of its natural season. Aalsmeer is most famous for its flower auction, but the area also holds the distinction of being the cut-lilac capital of the world, in part thanks to the super fertile soil dredged up in its canals and lakes.
Clematis: Ready for the taking now, this is an American grown crop and we source from a family owned grower! We supply 20 different varieties that includes bi-colors, singles and doubles! The vines are tacked to a 42 inch pole daily to give Mayesh customers nice long stems for their floral design. Care and handling is just a vase of water stored in a cooler set at 36 degrees. This flower can last up to three weeks with every bunch as consistent as the next bunch.
Tulip season is pretty much year round ranging from local to import crops through the year.
- Acacia Bagged
- Blushing Bride Protea
- Delphinium Bella or Waltz White
- Privett Black Berried
- Viburnum Tinus
- Astilbe- Japan Only
- Carnations- White
- Dahlias especially Burgundy and Café
- Delphinium Bella or Waltz Dark Blue
- Delphinium Bella or Waltz Light Blue- extremely limited
- Delphinium Hybrid
- Papyrus Lionshead– gapping
- Protea –Pinks
- Protea- White- very limited
- Queen Annes Lace
- Dianthus green ball or trick
- French Tulips
Was limited, but now we are seeing better production
- Mini Sunflowers
- Blooming branches- Cherry
- Blooming branches- Peach
- Blooming branches- Redbud
- Peony- (import)-still small headed
- Sterling Range Heather