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2013 Mayesh’s National Open House Videos

As promised, we have a couple of videos to share from last week’s open house!  The first video is of Jose Azout, of Alexandra Farms.  He gave a presentation on garden roses at our a couple of our 2013 Mayesh Open Houses  and here is a clip from our Orange County, California branch.

The second video is an overview of Mayesh’s Los Angeles Market Open House: Lee Gallison AIFD’s floral design demonstration, Shawn Adams testimonial, and a quick look at the design contest entries.

Enjoy and stay tuned for our future garden rose design ebook!


New 2013 Garden Rose Varieties

I LOVE being able to share with you anything new and today I get to do just that!  One of our major design contest sponsors, Alexandra Farms, just announced their new 2013 garden rose varieties.  They are constantly testing new varieties at their farm in Tocancipa and have tested over 500 rose varieties already!

Alexandra Farms has approved 10 garden rose varieties for commercial production next year. A few of these will be available in solid boxes starting in May 2013 – below is a sneak peak.

P.S. Please be aware that new varieties are always tough to get in quantities.  When ordering specific varieties, no matter the product, always have back-ups planned with your rep.


Precious Moments: is along lasting, symmetrical, light purple variety with excellent lasting qualities.


Cinnamon Spice: is a brown or terracotta rose with a bright yellow center and terrific dark green, shiny foliage.


Perfumella: is a large, peach colored, deep cupped rose with a strong myrrh fragrance.


Lemon Piano: is the newest member of the Piano family and is a light green version of our round deep cupped shaped collection.


Code 4575: is a fabulous white rose with hundreds of petals forming a symmetrical but somewhat disorderly center.


Gospel: is fragrant, dark purple and fabulous! Large heads with delicate stems, hundreds of petals and what a shape!

Garden Roses are Not Just for Weddings Anymore

Today, garden roses are synonymous with weddings and events.  It used to be that wholesale garden roses were extremely delicate (had a 2-3 day vase life) and were extremely expensive. Under those conditions it only made sense to use them exclusively for special events.

We work with many quality growers, such as Alexandra Farms, who have worked hard to bring back the romance to every day work!  All of their varieties have 7 days of vase life, after a 5 day shipping simulation – many have 10-12 day vase lives.

Using garden roses in your everyday work gives you a great additional option for high end arrangements.  Use wholesale garden roses along with peonies, lilies, hydrangeas and other high end flowers for added texture and fragrance.  Also using garden roses in everyday work really differentiates your rose arrangements from supermarket rose dozens. Your designs are worth more!

Which brings me to our upcoming national design contest – The Everyday Garden Rose.  We want to see your vision and ideas for every day designs featuring garden roses!  You all are so creative and I personally cannot wait to see all of the fab designs that are submitted.  As a reminder, we are giving away some pretty great prizes – including an AIFD Symposium trip, iPad2, Elizabeth Demos’ book “Vintage Wedding Style”, and Mayesh money!  Free registration for the 1st 300 entrants and you must enter by December 28th.


To conclude, I wanted to share with you a few of Alexandra Farms’ varieties that are especially hardy and terrific for every day use:


Lemon PomPom


Romantic Antike

White O’Hara


Red Piano

Save the Date: Wholesale Florist Open House & Design Contest

I know as soon as I say it out loud that something crazy is going to happen, but we seem to be on top of things for the beginning of next year!  We already have some great plans pulled together to put a lil’ twist on our 3rd Annual National Open House & Design Contest.  While we are pounding out the details, we still wanted to make sure that you mark your calendars.  Be sure to save the date, January 23, 2013, to come to this exciting event at your nearest Mayesh Wholesale Florist!  You won’t want to miss out!


Mayesh Las Vegas’ Art In Full Bloom – Flower & Art Show

Mayesh Las Vegas hosted its first “Art In Full Bloom” floral and art open house.  Artists displayed their works of art and participating florists were assigned a piece to interpret with flowers.  Jonahs Kneitly introduces the show in the beginning of the video and at about 1:20 you get to meet one of the artists and floral designer explaining their inspiration in creating each complimentary art piece.


Las Vegas: Art In Full Bloom



You’re invited to Mayesh Las Vegas’ first annual event – Art in Full Bloom – a floral art show and open house.

On October 19, 2012 from 4pm to 7:30pm, art will be on display from various artists with a floral design created to represent each piece.  Be a part of our contest by voting for your favorite floral design, be inspired by the art and mingle with other floral & art professionals all the while enjoying a nosh and libations.

You don’t want to miss this exciting event!


Design Contest Details:

  • Contest registration deadline is October 5, 2012.
  • Local artist will place a piece for display in our studio.
  • Floral designers will be assigned a specific work of art and then create a complimentary floral piece.
  • Designers will have access to their assigned art before the actual event and will have from 7am till 3:30pm on October 19, 2012 to install their piece for the show.
  • Any flowers used for contest design must be purchased from Mayesh Las Vegas and will be available at cost.
  • Vases and hard goods are the responsibility of the floral designer.
  • Floral design must be free-standing and self-supporting. Tables and stands will be provided for display.
  • Floral may not be attached to the art piece.

Prizes include:

  • Gift Certificates for product and other merchandise
  • One-on-One lessons with an AIFD certified florist
  • Featured on blog post


Winner will be determined by attendees via popular vote during the open house (1 vote per attendee).  Contact your Vegas branch representative if you are interested in registering for the contest!

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