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Flower 411: October 2018

 

October brings great new flowers, from peonies from Chile to local ilex! Read on to see what the latest product availability is.

 

*Please note: the Local California and Oregon cut flower season is winding down, product availability is limited.

 

 

Just Starting

 

Callicarpa – limited

Cone flower/Echinacea

Eriostemon

Hydrangea – hot pink, blurple, antique – local

Ilex – gold – Portland

Ilex – orange – local

Ilex – red with leaves – Portland

Lisianthus – light brown – import

Nandina – Oregon

Peony – Chile

Pieris buds – tight buds won’t open – Oregon

Pink Ice Protea – local

Pumpkin Rose Hips

Viburnum Snowball – Chile

Yarrow – yellow

 

 

Available

 

Acacia Foliage – purple feather

Acacia Foliage – Knifeblade

Alchemilla Mollis Local – import

Agapanthus – import

Allium- import

Amaranthus Hanging – green

Amaranthus Upright – green, red, bronze

Amaryllis – import

Anemone – limited burgundy – import

Asclepias – local

Astrantia – import

Banksia Protea – import only – local orange just starting

Begonia Leaves

Bell of Ireland

Bittersweet Vine – orange

Bouvardia – import

Broom Corn

Bupluerum

Cattails

Celosia Feather – limited colors

Camelia Foliage

Chinese Lanterns

Clematis Flower – no white – Dutch

Clematis Pods – import

Cornflower – blue

Cosmos – chocolate – local

Cotinus – purple foliage only

Coxcomb Large – Dutch

Coxcomb -smaller headed – local

Craspedia – local

Crocosmia Flower – local & Dutch

Crocosmia pods – import

Cymbidium – large or mini – New Zealand

Dahlias – burgundy and peach are limited

Ball Dahlias

Delphinium Belladonna – dark blue

Dianthus Green Trick or Green Ball – import

Dianthus Gypsy – hot pink and purple

Eremurus – import

Explosion Grass

Freesia regular – import

Fruiting Branch Persimmon

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Gardenias

Gloriosa short – Dutch

Gloriosa long – Dutch

Gerbera – local

Gomphrena

Green Mist

Grevillea Foliage

Grevillea Flower – assorted only

Hellebores – green only- import & Dutch

Hosta – import

Hyacinth – import

Iris

Kale – large – local & Dutch

Kale – mini – local

Kale Frilly – local & Dutch

Kangaroo Paw – import

Leis and Lei strands – orchids and stephanotis

Lilac – import only – $$$$$

Limonium – import or local (limited)

Lisianthus – regular colors (no brown) – local

Lisianthus – light Brown, dark brown – import

Lily of the Valley – import

Manzanita Natural & Sandblasted

Marigolds – yellow & orange

Nerine – import

Ornithogalum – white, yellow, orange – import

Ornithogalum Arabicum – import

Passion Vine foliage w/ flowers

Penny Cress – import

Pepperberry Hanging w/berries

Phlox – import

Privett Berry – green

Queen Anne’s Lace

Ranunculus – limited Burgundy – import – South America

Sages – culinary – Portland

Scabiosa Annual – black & white – local

Scabiosa Annual all colors – import

Scabiosa Perennial – white & blue – local

Scented Geranium

Sedum – pink/brown (almost finished)

Southern Smilax – Texas

Stephanotis

Stephanotis Vines

Sunflower – black center, green center

Tulips – double, frilled, parrots extremely limited – local

Tweedia – local

Veronica – blue & white, limited pink – local & import

Viburnum Berry Black – import

Viburnum Snowball – import only

Waxflower- purple – local, other colors import only

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis

Artichokes – all size and colors

Brunia – silver – $$$$$

Chamomile/Matricaria/Feverfew

Chocolate Lace

Delphinium Belladonna and Waltz – light blue

Delphinium Hybrid – local

Dusty Miller Lacey

Echinops – local

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus parvifolia

Eucalyptus Small Leaf  (moon lagoon, gumdrop, bonsai) – extremely limited

Gardenia Foliage

Godetia – limited colors – import

Grevillea Flowering – asst only – local

Jasmine – foliage only – very limited

Larkspur

Lavender English – local production very limited, but plenty of French

Lily of the Valley – local 10st – $$$$$$$

Nigella flower

Nigella pods

Ninebark

Orlaya

Papyrus Lions Head – advance notice required – Costa Rica

Pieris Japonica – barely starting a few weeks out still

Peony Tree

Pokeweed with berries

Protea King white – limited

Smilax Bag

Snapdragons – no burgundy

Statice Sinuata – NO peach

Statice Sinuata

Statice Tissue – heat damage

Strawflower

Sunflower mini – black center

Sweet Pea – Dutch

Vine Maple

Yarrow Cottage – limited colors – import

 

 

Finished/ Not Available

 

Acacia foliage pearl

Amaranthus Yearning Desert white – we are no longer able to import this season because of California Agriculture

Anemone – local

Bear Grass – super length – only available in the late summer now

Bleeding Hearts

Blossom (blooming branches) – all

Chamomile Yellow Daisy – no one grows this anymore

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

Buddleia

Cosmos – pinks, cream & whites

Cotinus flowering – all colors

Eucalyptus flowering

Delphinium Belladonna – white

Dogwood Flowering

Foxglove

Fruiting Branch – Blueberry

Fruited Branch – Raspberry

Fruited Branch – Blackberry

Genestra

Grasses from Portland

Heather – all colors, all types

Hellebores – all colors except green

Honey Suckle – gapping due to heat

Hops – all forms

Hydrangea Lacecap

Hydrangea Peegee

Japanese maple foliage – red

Kumquats restricted by the Department of Agriculture – not available until further notice

Lace Flower

Lunaria – finished for the year

Magnolia Blooming

Marco Polo Thistle

Marguerite Daisy – white

Mock Orange

Ninebark

Pieris Japonica flowering

Poppies – hybrid & Icelandic

Protea – white

Pussy Willow Fantail

Protea Pink Mink

Ranunculus – local

Shasta Daisy

Snowberry

Spirea – local, Dutch or Japan

Sterling Range Heather

Sweet Pea – Japan

Tallowberry

Thryptomene/Calycina – import

Viburnum Berry – red, yellow, green, blue, black

Viburnum Blooming all types

Viburnum Pink – Mary Milton

Viburnum Popcorn

Weigelia

 

 

Coming Soon

 

Blueberry foliage – purple

Dogwood, Curly Willow, Pussy Willows

Peony from New Zealand – 2 weeks away

Privet – black berries

Spring Bouquet Viburnum

 

Flower 411: August 2018

 

Check out this month’s most recent product availability below, brought to you by our awesome purchasing team!

 


 

Just Starting

 

Asclepia pods (Moby Dick)

Anemone Japanese – import

Broom Corn

Buddleia

Chinese Lanterns – varg. – green/orange at the moment

Clematis Pods – import

Crocosmia Flower – Local CA and OR

Datura pods

Gomphrena

Grasses – tall with seed heads, all types

Hops Garlands

Hydrangea Local – Hot Pink and Blue

Integrifolia (tinted)

Lisianthus Light Brown – import

Marigold French

Millet Brown

Millet Green Hanging

Nandina – Oregon

Nigella white and blue – import – $$

Pampas Grass Fresh – limited

Ranunculus butterfly – Blush, Yellow, Orange, Red – import SA – limited

Riceflower – pink only – local

Safflower

Silver Sage (Tinted)-ask for colors

Tomato Vines – limited time

Trachelium – Purple, White, Green – local

Trifolium White (Clover) – import

Trycyrtis – import

Viburnum berries – cranberry

Viburnum Steel Berry (Black) – import – $$$$

Viburnum Tinus – import

Vine Maple

Weigelia Foliage

Yarrow Button (Tansy)

Zinnia Local

 

 

Available

 

Acacia Foliage – Purple Feather

Acacia Foliage – Knifeblade

Alchemilla Mollis – local and import

Agapanthus – import

Allium – import

Amaranthus Hanging – Green and Red

Amaranthus Upright – Green, Red, Bronze

Amaryllis – import

Anemone – import

Asclepias – local

Aster Matsumoto

Astrantia – import

Banksia Protea – import only – local orange just starting

Begonia Leaves

Bells of Ireland – 32” is the tallest right now

Bittersweet Vine Green – OR

Bouvardia – import

Bupluerum

Cattails

Celosia Feather – limited colors

Camelia Foliage

Campanula – import

Chocolate Lace

Clematis – Dutch – no White

Cornflower – limited – only blue

Cosmos Chocolate – local

Cotinus purple foliage only

Coxcomb Large – Dutch

Coxcomb local – smaller headed

Craspedia – local

Crocosmia pods – import

Cymbidium – Large or Mini – New Zealand

Dahlias –

  • Good availability on dahlias:
  • Cafes have been in good supply
  • Peaches, whites & Pinks are a bit tighter in supply
  • Ball Dahlias- Most colors available

 

Delph – Dark Blue Bella or Volkenfreifden

Delph Hybrid Local – 30-32” tall is the tallest we can get- not big or beefy

Dianthus Green Trick or Green Ball – local and import

Dianthus Gypsy – Hot pink and purple

Echinacea cones

Echinops – local

Eliagnace

Eremurus – import

Eucomis – local

Euphorbia local (dog eye, fire glow ,martini, snow on the mountain)

Explosion Grass

Freesia regular – import

Freesia Super – local – $$$$

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Gardenias

Gloriosa short – Dutch

Gloriosa long – Dutch

Gentiana – import

Gerbera – local

Gomphrena

Green mist

Grevillea Foliage

Grevillea Flower – assorted only

Hellebores – import SA, NZ

Hosta – import

Hyacinth – import

Hyacinth – muscari blue or white – import

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Iris

Kalanchoe – local

Kale Large – green – local

Kale Large – colors – Dutch

Kale Frilly – Dutch

Kangaroo Paw – local

Larkspur

Leis and Lei strands – orchids and stephanotis

Leucadendron Jubilee Crown and Galpinii

Lilac – import – $$$$$

Limonium – import or local (limited)

Lisianthus local – regular colors (no brown)

Lisianthus – light brown, dark brown – import

Lily of the valley – import

Manzanita/natural and sandblasted

Magnolia – local California

Marigolds – yellow and orange

Monarda – local

Nandina

Nerine – import

Orlaya

Ornithogalum – white, yellow, orange – import

Ornithogalum Arabicum – import

Passion vine foliage w/ flowers

Penny Cress – import

Peony Alaska – 2 weeks left

Pepperberry hanging w/berries

Phlox – import

Pokeweed w/ berries

Protea – import

Queen Anne’s Lace

Ranunculus – import – South America

Sages – culinary – Portland

Sangusorbia

Scabiosa annual colors – black and white – local

Scabiosa annual – all colors – import

Scabiosa Perennial – white and blue – local

Scented Geranium

Sedum – OR – white,pink,green – local sedum available & starting to turn pink

Smilax Bag

Southern Smilax Texas

Snowberry

Statice Sinuata – NO peach

Stephanotis

Stephanotis Vines

Sunflower – black center, green center

Sunflower – Mini – Black Center

Tritoma/kniphofia – CA

Thryptomene/Calycina – import

Tulips – double, frilled, parrots extremely limited – local

Tweedia – local

Yarrow Cottage – CA and OR

Veronica – local – blue & white, limited pink – import also available

Viburnum Snowball – import only

Waxflower – import only

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis

Artichokes all size and colors – gapping for 2 weeks

Brunia Silver – $$$$$

Chamomile/Matricaria/Feverfew – limited

Cosmos – pinks and whites – import Holland

Delph Light Blue Bella or Waltz – very limited

Dusty Miller Lacey – limited locally

Eucalyptus Gunni- limited

Eucalyptus parvifolia – limited

Eucalyptus Small leaf  (moon lagoon, gumdrop, bonsai) – extremely limited

Foxglove

Fruited Branch – Blackberry

Gardenia Foliage

Geum Mango – Heavy orange, some red – gapping, limited availability

Godetia – limited colors – import

Grevillea Flowering – local asst only

Jasmine – foliage only – starts back up towards August

Lavender – English local production very limited, but plenty of French

Lily of the Valley – local 10st – $$$$$$$

Ninebark

Papyrus Lions Head – advance notice required – Costa Rica

Pieris Japonica – barely starting a few weeks out still

Protea King white – limited

Pink Ice Protea – local production limited

Protea white

Strawflower

Sweet Peas – local production limited due to heat

Sweet Pea – Dutch – 35cm short

 

 

Finished/ Not Available

 

Acacia foliage pearl

Amaranthus white – yearning desert – we are no longer able to import this season because of California Agriculture

Anemone – local

Bear Grass – Super length – only available in the late summer now

Bleeding Hearts

Blossom (blooming branches) – all

Calicarpa – Beauty Berry

Chamomile yellow daisy – no one grows this anymore

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

Cotinus flowering – all colors

Euc flowering

Delphinium Belladonna White

Dogwood Flowering

Foxglove Peach

Fruiting Branch – Blueberry

Fruited Branch – Raspberry

Genestra

Heather – all colors, all types

Honey Suckle – gapping due to heat

Japanese maple foliage – Red

Kumquats restricted by the Department of Agriculture – not available until further notice

Lace Flower

Laurel Varg. Foliage

Lunaria – finished for the year

Magnolia Tips from the south – available first week of Sept.

Magnolia Blooming

Marco Polo Thistle

Marguerite Daisy white

Mock Orange

Nigella – Flowering – local production gapping for 2-3 weeks

Nigella Pods – won’t be ready for 2 weeks

Peony Tree

Poppies – hybrid & Icelandic 

Pussy willow fantail

Privet – black berries

Protea Pink Mink

Ranunculus – local

Shasta Daisy

Spirea – local, Dutch or Japan

Statice Tissue – heat damage

Sterling Range Heather

Sweet Pea – Japan

Tallowberry

Viburnum Blooming – all types

Viburnum Pink – Mary Milton

Viburnum Popcorn

Yarrow – CA and OR – coming back in September

 

Flower 411: July 2018

 

Summer is here, and with it comes many more beautiful wholesale flowers available now! Check out our most recent product availability below – a huge thanks to our awesome Purchasing team for putting it together!

 


 

 

Just Starting

 

Artichoke Blooming

Asclepias – local

Astilbe – local – OR

Bittersweet Vine Green – OR

Blackberries – import and OR

Buddleia

Crocosmia Flower – local CA and OR

English Lavender

Garden Rose Koko Loco – local

Garden Rose Distant Drum – local

Grasses – tall with seed heads, all types – OR

Heliopsis – OR

Hydrangea – pink, blue, and white – local

Marigolds – yellow and orange

Millet Brown

Millet Green Hanging

Nigella flowers and pods – local

Oregano – blooming purple, green and kent’s beauty – OR

Pokeweed

Ranunculus butterfly – import – very limited – limited color

Rudbeckia – OR

Sage – herb types, Bergarten, culinary, royal purple – OR

Safflower

Texas Southern smilax

Thistle green

Trachelium – purple, white, green – local

Verbena – OR

Viburnum berries – various green-berried varieties and cranberry

Viburnum – not a lot a lot of color yet

 

 

Available

 

Acacia foliage pearl

Agapanthus – import

Alchemilla Mollis – local and import

Allium Giant – purple only – local – finishing 1st week of July

Allium – import and local

Amaranthus Hanging – green and red

Amaranthus Upright – green, red and bronze

Amaryllis – import

Anemone – import

Artichokes – all size and colors

Aster Matsumoto

Astrantia – import

Banksia Protea – import

Begonia Leaves

Bells of Ireland

Birds of Paradise – import

Bouvardia – import

Brodea/Tritelia – import

Bupluerum

Calendula

Celosia Feather – limited colors

Campanula – local

Chocolate lace

Clematis – no white – Dutch

Cornflower

Cosmos Chocolate – local

Coxcomb Large – Dutch

Coxcomb Small – local

Craspedia – local

Cymbidium – Large or Mini – New Zealand, Dutch

Dahlias: good availability on decorative dahlias.

  • Cafes, Burgundy, Coral have been in good supply.
  • Peaches, whites & Pinks are in tight supply.
  • Ball Dahlias – peach (Crichton Honey is lagging a bit), but most colors available in limited qty.

Delphinium Hybrid – local

Dianthus Green Trick or Green Ball – local

Dianthus Gypsy – hot pink and purple

Echinops – import

Eremurus – local (limited) and import

Euphorbia – dog eye, fire glow, martini, and snow on the mountain – local

Explosion Grass

Foxglove – white, pink, purple & illumination (orange inside/hot pink outside petal)

Freesia regular – import

Freesia Super – local – $$$$

Fruiting Branch – Blueberry

Fruiting Branch – Pomegranate

Gardenias

Geum Mango – heavy orange, some red

Gloriosa short – Dutch

Gloriosa long – Dutch only

Gomphrena

Gerbera – Canada and local

Godetia – local

Green mist

Grevellia Flower – assorted only

Heleborus – import

Honey Suckle

Hosta – import

Hyacinth – import

Hyacinth – muscari blue or white – import

Hydrangea – import

Iris

Japanese Maple Red – limited

Kalanchoe – local

Kale- Large, Frilly, Mini – local

Kangaroo Paw – local

Larkspur

Leis and Lei strands – orchids and stephanotis

Leucadendron Jubilee crown and Galpinii

Lilac – $$$$$ – import only

Limonium – import or local (limited)

Lisianthus – regular colors (no brown) – local

Lisianthus – black, dark brown – import

Lily of the Valley – import

Manzanita – natural and sandblasted

Magnolia – local – California

Marco polo Thistle

Marguerite Daisy white

Monarda local

Nandina

Ninebark

Orlaya

Ornithogalum – white, yellow and orange – import

Ornithogalum Arabicum – import

Passion vine foliage w/ flowers

Peony Import – Dutch

Pepperberry hanging w/ berries

Pieris Japonica Bud

Phlox – import

Poppy asst icelandic – local

Poppy Oriental – import

Protea – import

Pussy willow fantail

Queen Anne’s Lace

Ranunculus – import – South America

Scabiosa annual colors – black, red, lavender, white, pink and purple varg

Scabiosa Perennial – white and blue – local

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax

Statice – NO peach

Stephanotis

Sunflower – black center and green center

Sunflower  – mini- black center

Sweet Pea – Dutch, import and local (Japan is finished)

Tritoma/kniphofia – CA

Thryptomene/Calycina – import

Tulips – double, frilled, parrots extremely limited – local

Tweedia – local

Yarrow – CA and OR

Yarrow Cottage – CA and OR

Veronica – blue & white, limited pink – local and import

Viburnum Snowball – import only- may need to sign over your first born

Waxflower – import only

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis

Brunia Silver – $$$$$

Chamomile/Matricaria/feverfew – white daisy very limited

Cotinus Flowering – almost finished

Crocosmia Pods – $$$$ – import

Delphinium Belladonna White

Euc Gunni – limited

Euc parvifolia – limited

Euc Seeded w/ new seeds

Euc Silver Dollar

Euc Small leaf (moon lagoon, gumdrop, bonsai) –  extremely limited

Gardenia Foliage

Grevelia Flowering – local asst only

Lily of the Valley – local 10st – $$$$$$$

Ninebark

Papyrus Lions Head – advance notice required

Protea King white – limited

Protea white

Sedum – OR

Smilax Bag

Tritoma/kniphofia – OR

 

 

Finished/ Not Available

 

Amaranthus white – yearning desert – we are no longer able to import this season because of California Agriculture.

Astrantia – local

Anemone – local

Anemone – Japanese

Aclepia pods (Moby Dick)

Boronia Heather

Bear Grass – Super length – only available in the late summer now

Bleeding Hearts

Blossom (blooming branches) – all

Calicarpa – Beauty Berry

Camelia – all sizes back on in July

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

Dogwood Flowering

Foxglove Peach

Genestra

Grevillea Asplendifolia – Magnolia type

Heather Hot Pink

Heather White

Hydrangea local

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Iris Bearded

Iris Spurea

Ixia

Japanese Maple foliage – red

Jasmine – starts back up towards August

Kumquats – restricted by the Department of Agriculture – not available until further notice

Lace Flower

Laurel Varg. Foliage

Lunaria – finished for the season

Lilac – local

Magnolia Tips from the south

Magnolia Blooming

Mock Orange

Pampas Grass – fresh or dried

Penny Cress – local

Peony – local

Peony Tree

Pieris Japonica flowering

Privett – black berries

Protea Pink Mink

Ranunculus – local

Riceflower

Spirea – local

Spirea – Japan

Sterling Range Heather

Strawflower

Styrax

Sweet Pea – Japan

Tallowberry

Tulips on the bulb – Portland

Viburnum Blooming all types

Viburnum Pink – Mary Milton

Viburnum Popcorn

Viburnum Tinus – can no longer bring in import

 

 

Coming Soon

 

Camelia Foliage

Green Oregon boxwood

Hops – end of july

Hydrangea Peegee Green “Limelight”

Hydrangea White Lacecap- “Quickfire”

Jasmine

Peony – Alaska

Magnolia Tips

Sedum – CA

Flower 411: May 2018

 

April showers really do bring May flowers! Check out our updated list of product availability for May – thanks to our amazing Purchasing team!

 


 

JUST STARTING

 

Acacia foliage pearl

Alchemilla Mollis – local

Amaranthus upright – gold, red, green

Baptista

Begonia leaves

Buddleia Globosa – round ball shaped – yellow

Centranthus – white, red pink

Columbine – import

Cotinus Foliage – purple

Coxcomb – Dutch

Delphinium Hybrid – local

Duetzia Lavender

Eremurus – pink only – other colors to follow

Explosion Grass

Foxglove Peach

Geum

Godetia – salmon, lavender, rose pink

Hebes – blue hebes foliage

Hosta foliage

Iris Bearded

Iris Spurea Tall – limited

Japanese Maple Red – limited

Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate

Kolkwitzia

Larch foliage

Lemon lime cypress foliage

Leucadendron Jubilee Crown and Galpinii

Lisianthus – local – white, pinks, purple, lavender, champagne, yellow – no brown, no black

Lupine – local

Ornithgalum Dubium – local – white only

Peony – local – singles, doubles, tree

Scabiosa – annual colors – limited

Solomon’s Seal

Statice Ammobium

Styrax

Viburnum Lacecaps

Waxflower – import – local is almost finished

Zinnia – local – limited

 

AVAILABLE

 

Allium – import and local

Amaranthus Hanging – green, red, peach

Amaryllis – import

Anemone – local and import – local is ending, import is starting

Artichokes – all size and colors

Aster Matsumoto

Begonia Leaves

Bells

Birds – import

Bouvardia – import – all colors

Bupluerum

Campanula – local

Chamomile/Matricaria/Feverfew

Clematis – Dutch – no White

Cornflower Blue

Cosmos Chocolate – local

Cymbidium – large or mini – New Zealand starting, Dutch finishing

Dahlias –

Burgundy & Coral dahlias available

Pinks, White, orange, purple still very limited

Café au Lait ~ Limited but availability, should increase with the good weather

Ball Dahlias – Usually start in Mid-June…a few here and there

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball – local

Dianthus Gypsy – local – all colors

Euphorbia – Fireglow and Martini – local

Eremurus – import

Foxglove – white, pink, purple & illumination (orange inside/hot pink outside petal)

Fressia regular – local and import

Freesia Super – local – $$$$

Fritilaria

Gardenias

Gloriosa short – Dutch

Gloriosa Long – Dutch only

Gomphrena

Gerbera – Canada and local

Grevellia Flower – assorted only

Heleborus – import

Honey Suckle

Hyacinth – import

Hyacinth – Muscari blue or white – import

Hydrangea – import

Iris

Kalanchoe – local

Kale – large, frilly, mini – local

Kangaroo Paw – local

Larkspur

Leis and Lei strands

Lilac – import only – $$$$$

Limonium – import or local – limited

Lisianthus – import – black, dark brown

Lily of the valley – import

Manzanita – natural and sandblasted

Magnolia – local – California only

Marguerite Daisy – white

Nandina

Orlaya

Ornithogalum – import – yellow, orange

Ornithogalum Arabicum – import

Passion vine foliage

Pepperberry hanging w/berries

Pepperberry Upright

Pieris Japonica Buds

Phlox – import

Poppy assorted icelandic – import and local

Poppy Oriental

Protea

Pink ice – local and import

Assorted pinks (no mink) – import

Susara – import

White mink – import

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) – orange, yellow local

Pussy willow fantail

Ranunculus – import – Dutch -all colors

Ranunculus – import – South America – white available, other colors coming soon

Scabiosa Perennial Local – white and blue

Scented Geranium

Spirea

Statice – NO peach

Southern Smilax – East Coast Variety

Sunflower – black center

Sweet Pea – Dutch import and local (Japan is finished)

Trachelium – import

Tulips – Dutch or local – Dutch tulips nearing the end of the season

Tweedia – import

Veronica – import only

Viburnum Snowball – Green Flower – local

Waxflower – local – pink and purple

 

LIMITED

 

Agonis

Blossom (blooming branches) – only cherry available – almost finished

Brunia Silver – $$$$$

Crocosmia Pods – import – $$$$

Delphinium Belladonna White

Eucalyptus Gunni – limited

Eucalyptus parvifolia – limited

Eucalyptus Silver Dollar – very limited for another month

Eucalyptus Small leaf (moon lagoon, gumdrop, bonsai) –  extremely limited

Gomphrena – seeing a few colors starting to appear

Grevelia Flowering – local assorted only

Marigolds

Papyrus Lions Head – advance notice required

Protea King white – limited

Protea white

Smilax Bag – limited for another month

Sunflower – mini – black center

Tweedia Local – gapping- import

Veronica – local

Wax flower – local – white

Weigela – 1 shipment per week

 

FINISHED/NOT AVAILABLE

 

Amaranthus white – yearning desert – we are no longer able to import this season because of California Agriculture

Anemone – Japanese

Aclepia pods (Moby Dick)

Boronia Heather

Bear Grass – Super length – only available in the late summer now

Blackberries – import

Bleeding Hearts

Blooming branches – Hawthorne

Calicarpa – Beauty Berry

Camelia – all sizes – back on in July

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 – has not started yet

Crocosmia Flower

Dogwood Flowering

Fruited Branch Persimmons

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Genestra

Grevillea Asplendifolia – Magnolia type

Heather Hot pink

Heather White

Hydrangea local

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Jasmine

Kumquats – restricted movement by the Department of Agriculture – not available until further notice

Lace Flower

Laurel Varg. Foliage

Lunaria – finished for the season

Lilac local – Dutch

Lily of the Valley – Portland

Magnolia Foliage

Magnolia Blooming

Millets

Nigella – finished until spring crop starts

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pampas Grass

Penny Cress – local

Pieris Japonica flowering

Privett – black berries

Protea – Protea Blushing Bride – starting in June

Ranunculus – local

Ranunculus butterfly – local and import

Riceflower

Spirea – Japan

Sterling Range Heather

Strawflower

Sweet Pea – Japan

Tallowberry

Thryptomene/Calycina – import

Tulips on the bulb – Portland

Viburnum Berry

Viburnum Pink – Mary Milton

Viburnum Popcorn

Viburnum Tinus

 

COMING SOON

 

Allium Giant – local

Ammobium statice

Blackberries

Blueberry fruit on the stem – end of May

Buddleia globose (yellow balls)

Mock Orange

Nigella

Ninebark with flowers

 

 

 

 

Flower 411: April 2018

 

Spring is in full effect, which means we have some great new wholesale flowers available this month! Check out the latest product availability below, courtesy of our fantastic Purchasing team!

 


 

JUST STARTING

 

Amaranthus upright gold

Boronia – only available for a few weeks

Craspedia – local

Coxcomb – Dutch

Delphinium Hybrid – local – white is limited

Geum Mango – limited

Hydrangea Paniculata – antique

Lisianthus – local – limited (pink and purple)

Nerines – import

Peony – local – extremely limited

Pennycress – local

Poppy Pods

Riceflower

Spirea Grefsheim – local

Stephanotis – local just starting – very limited

Viburnum Snowball – local

 

 

AVAILABLE

 

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium – import & Japanese

Amaranthus hanging

Amaryllis – import

Anemone – local

Artichokes – all size and colors

Aster Matsumoto

Begonia leaves

Bells of Ireland – local

Birds of Paradise – local

Bouvardia – import

Bupluerum

Campanula – import

Chamomile/Matricaria/Feverfew

Clematis – Dutch – no white

Cornflower blue

Cosmos Chocolate – import

Cymbidium – large or mini

Dianthus Green Trick or Green Ball – local and import

Dianthus Gypsy – all colors

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 still gapping – a few stems only here or there

Ball Dahlias – done for the season

Euphorbia Dogeye

Euphorbia Wolfenii

Eremurus – import

Freesia regular – local

Freesia – local – $$$$

Fritilaria – all flavors

Gardenias

Genestra white – local

Gloriosa short – Dutch

Gloriosa long – Dutch or Japanese

Gomphrena

Gerbera – Canada and local

Heleborus – import

Hyacinth – import and local

Hyacinth – Muscari blue or white – import

Hydrangea – import

Iris

Kalanchoe – local

Kale – large, frilly – local

Kangaroo Paw – import

Larkspur

Leucojum – local and import

Lilac – local – very limited, especially white

Lilac – import

Limonium – import

Lisianthus all colors – import

Lisianthus – local – just starting

Lily of the Valley – import only – $$$$

Manzanita natural and sandblasted

Magnolia – local (California and Florida)

Nandina

Orlaya

Ornithogalum – white, yellow, orange – import

Ornithogalum Arabicum – import

Passion vine foliage

Peony – local – just starting, extremely limited

Peony – import – small headed and expensive

Pepperberry hanging w/ berries

Pepperberry upright

Pieris Japonica buds

Phlox – import

Poppy Icelandic assorted – import and local

Poppy Icelandic solid colors (open cut) – $$$$$$

Privett black berries

Protea King pink

Protea Pink Ice

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) – orange, yellow – local

Pincushion Protea Hybrids

Pussy Willow fantail

Pussy Willow French

Ranunculus – Dutch and Japanese

Ranunculus Butterfly – import and local – no white being commercially grown

Ranunculus – local

Scabiosa – annual colors, scoops – Dutch

Scabiosa – Japanese – $$$

Scabiosa Pods – import

Scented Geranium – no novelty for at east a month (rose, var. rose, Atomic Snowflake, Charity)

Snowberry

Spirea – Japanese – limited – $$$$$$$$

Spirea Grefsheim – local

Statice – no peach

Sunflower black center

Sweet Pea – import (not Japanese)

Trachelium – import

Tulips – Dutch or local

Tweedia – local or import

Veronica – import

Viburnum Snowball – import

Viburnum Tinus – import

Waxflower – local

 

 

LIMITED

 

Agonis

Blossom (blooming branches) – cherry

Brunia silver – $$$$$

Crocosmia Pods – import – $$$$

Delphinium Belladonna white

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus small leaf (Moon Lagoon, Gumdrop, Parvifolia, Bonsai)

Gomphrena white

Grevelia Flowering – import – $$$

Jasmine vine flowering – fading fast

Lepto – not all colors available

Limonium – local- very limited

Lisianthus – local

Papyrus Lions Head – advance notice required

Protea white – very limited

Ranunculus Hybrid – local – almost finished

Scabiosa white perennial – local

Stephanotis – import Dutch only and local just starting

 

 

FINISHED/NOT AVAILABLE

 

Acacia Pearl foliage

Anemone – Japanese

Asclepias pods (Moby Dick)

Bear Grass – super length – only available in summer now

Blackberries – import

Blossom (blooming branches) – Quince, Peach, Forsythia

Calicarpa – Beauty Berry

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

Crocosmia flower

Explosion Grass

Fruiting Branch Persimmons

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Ginger Beehive

Godetia

Grevillea Asplendifolia – Magnolia type

Heather hot pink

Heather white

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea – local

Hydrangea Lacecap

Hydrangea Peegee

Kumquats – restricted movement from the Department of Agriculture – not available until further notice

Lace Flower

Laurel variegated foliage

Leucadendron Jester

Lunaria – finished for the season

Millets

Nigella – finished until spring crop starts

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pampas Grass

Pieris Japonica flowering

Protea Blushing Bride

Protea King white

Rose Hips

Southern Smilax

Stephanotis vines

Sterling Range Heather

Strawflower

Sunflower mini black center

Sweet Pea – Japanese

Tallowberry

Thryptomene/Calycina – import

Viburnum Tinus

Flower 411: March 2018

Flower 411 February 2018

 

Check out the latest updates on wholesale flowers brought to you by our fabulous Purchasing Department! The list is broken down into three flower availability categories: just starting, available, and finished/not available. Let us know which particular updates are exciting to you in the comments below!

 


 

JUST STARTING

 

Berzilia – red jelly and Lanuginosa – local

Calendula

Craspedia – local

Delphinium Bella light blue and dark blue – local

Delphinium Hybrid Local – Limited

Erisotimen Blooming

Freesia Regular – local

Geum Mango – Limited

Lisianthus local – limited

Marguerite Daisy

 

 

AVAILABLE

 

Acacia yellow bagged

Acacia blooming yellow bunches

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Amaranthus Haning

Amaryllis – Import

Anemone – local

Aster Matsumoto

Banksia –menziesii Local and some orange

Banksia- Coccinea and Formosa- Import only

Begonia Leaves

Bells – Local – Winter crop – spaced blooms

Birds- local

Blackberries- Import

Blossom  – almond, cherry, forsythia, peach, quince

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

Bupluerum

Campanula – import only

Chamomile / Matricaria / feverfew

Clematis – Dutch only – no White

Cosmos Chocolate

Cymbidium – Large or Mini

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball – local or import

Dianthus Burgundy Ball

Dianthus Gypsy – all colors

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-are done for the season

Eucalyptus – Gunni

Euphorbia Wolfenii

Eremurus – import

Genestra local

Gloriosa short – Dutch

Gloriosa Long – Dutch or Japanense

Gomphrena

Freesia – Super $$$$ – Local

Fruited Branch Persimmons

Gerbera Canada

Heather Melanthra

Hellebores – Import

Hyacinth – import or local

Hyacinth – Muscari blue or white – import

Hydrangea – import

Jasmine vine flowering

Iris

Kalanchoe local

Kale – Mini, Large, Frilly, Spikes- local

Kangaroo Paw- Import

Larkspur

Limonium – import

Lindera Green Berry Branch – Japan

Lisianthus Import – all colors

Lisianthus Local – just starting

Lily of the Valley – import only $$$$

Manzanita / natural and sandblasted

Magnolia – local California and Florida

Nandina

Ornithogalum – white, yellow, orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum – Import

Passion vine foliage

Pepperberry hanging – no berries

Pepperberry Upright

Peony – all colors – Israel only – small & expensive

Phlox – import

Pieris Japonica Flowering white – if not affected by the freeze

Poppy assorted Icelandic – import and local

Privett- blackberries

Protea King pink

Protea Pink Ice

Protea Brenda

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) orange, peach spider, yellow (limited) local

Pussy Willow Black

Pussy willow fantail

Pussy willow whips

Ranunculus import – Dutch & Japan

Ranunculus Butterfly- Import

Ranunculus Local- plentiful

Ranunculus Hybrid – Local $$$$

Scabiosa – white and blue perennial – local

Scabiosa- annual colors, scoops – go Dutch

Scabiosa Japan $$$

Scabiosa Pods

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax

Spirea- Japan only (limited)– very expensive

Statice

Sweet Huck deciduous

Sweet Pea – Japan

Sunflower – black center or green center

Sunflower – Mini – Black Center

Trachelium Import

Tulips – Dutch or local

Tweedia local or import

Veronica – Import only

Viburnum Snowball – Import

Viburnum Tinus – Import

Waxflower- local

 

 

LIMITED

 

Agonis

Artichokes all size and colors  GAPPING

Delphinium Belladonna White– put in KOMET

Delphinium Hybrid – all colors, South American Limited, Local non-existent, Israel pre-order two weeks out (white and blue only)

Eucalyptus Gunni

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

Gardenias – VERY LIMITED

Gomphrena White

Lepto – not all colors available

Limonium Local – very limited

Lisianthus – Local

Orlaya

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Protea white very limited

Protea  – possibly available import – a little bit of white knight, pink carnival, peach grandiflora  and red sharon protea

Sage Green- very short height right now

Stephanotis – import – Dutch only – no local

Sunflower Mini

Viburnum Tinus – Import only

 

 

FINISHED / NOT AVAILABLE

 

Acacia Pearl Foliage

Allium- all types finished except bullit

Amaranthus upright – gapping

Anemone Japanese

Aclepia pods (Moby Dick) Import

Bear Grass – Super length – only available in the summer now

Boronia

Brunia Silver

Calicarpa – Beauty Berry

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

Explosion Grass

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Ginger Beehive

Godetia – local will start mid March

Grevillea Asplendifolia – Magnolia type

Heather Hot pink

Heather White

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea local

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Kochia

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

Lace Flower

Laurel Varg. Foliage

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- Protea Blushing Bride

Protea King white

Riceflower

Rose Hips

Snowberry

Stephanotis Vines

Strawflower

Sunflower – bi color, teddy bear or chocolate

Tallowberry

Thryptomene / Calycina – Import

 

 


The Ultimate Flower Guide

 

Do you want 12 months of flower availability lists at your fingertips together in one place? The be sure to download our Seasonal Product Availability Guide!

Great to use for weddding & event consultations, planning product palettes for everyday designs, and new employees as a reference.

DOWNLOAD GUIDE HERE

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

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!!

Flower 411: December

Flower 411 December

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 11/29/2017

 

This month in the world of wholesale flowers…

 

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Allium- all types finished except bullet

Anemone Japanese

Calendula

Chamomile yellow daisy- no one grows this anymore

Clematis – local

Cosmos- pinks and whites

Cotinus Blooming

Cotinus Foliage- Dutch only and expensive

Crocosmia Flower

Crocosmia Pods

Delphinium Belladonna Light Pink

Echinops

Eremurus

Fruiting Branches – Blueberry

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Ginger Beehive

Grevillea Asplendifolia- Magnolia type

Hellebores – New Zealand

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Kumquatsrestricted movement by the Department of Agriculture

Lace Flower

Leucadendron Jester

Millets

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pampas Grass

Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental

Poppy Pods

Protea – Protea Blushing Bride

Protea Waratah

Rain Tree pods

Riceflower

Snowberry

Spirea

Stephanotis Vines

Thryptomene/ Calycina- Import

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis

Anemone- import & local

Artichokes all size and colors  GAPPING

Birch Victorian

Calicarpa- Beauty Berry

Delphinium Belladonna White

Delphinium hybrid all colors, especially white

Eucalyptus Gunni

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

Freesia Super- local -$$$$

Gardenias

Gomphrena White

Hydrangea – local Limited,  mostly antique greens

Nigella

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Poppy asst Icelandic- import only and extremely limited

Protea King white (SUPER Limited)

Protea white  import and local but limited

Strawflower- yellow, bronze/orange, purple only

 

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium-bullit- import only (Dutch)

Amaranthus

Amaryllis – Import

Aster Matsumoto

Astilbe – Import

Banksia – menziesii Local only

Banksia- Coccinea and Formosa- Import only

Bear Grass Super

Birds – local

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

Brunia Silver

Bupluerum

Campanula – import only $$$$$

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Clematis – Dutch only- no White

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotton

Coxcomb – Import

Craspedia – local and import

Cyclamen Blooms – Import

Cymbidium – Large or Mini

Delphinium Bella dark and light blue – limited locally

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball – local or import

 

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 – are done for the season

Any Ball Dahlias on requisition will be filled with decorative Dahlias                                                                                                                                                          

Dogwood branches- (not blooming) – leafless

Godetia- Import $$$$

Gomphrena – all colors still available

Foliages – lots of varieties painted gold and silver

Festival Bush

Freesia local just starting $$$, plenty from Holland

Freesia Super $$$$

Fruited Branch Persimmons

Hyacinth- import

Hyacinth- Muscari blue or white- import

Jasmine vine no flower

Ilex- Red

Ilex – Yellow or Orange- Dutch

Iris

Kalanchoe Local

Kochia – import

Lisianthus – Local or Import- white, purple, pink, yellow

Lisianthus Import only- black, blush, brown, peach

Lily of the valley- import only $$$$

Lunaria

Magnolia-local California and Florida

Millet-green and black upright, green hanging

Orlaya

Ornithogalum- white, yellow, orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum- Import

Passion vine

Pepperberry hanging and upright

Peony- all colors available

Phlox – import

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

Privett- black berries

Protea Pink Ice

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum)

Ranunculusimport- Dutch and Italian

Rose Hips –Red

Scabiosa locally is hit and miss…mostly miss at this point

If you must Scabiosa go Dutch

Scabiosa Pods – Local

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax

Statice – blue not available for the rest of the year

Stephanotis

Sweet Pea – Dutch

Sunflower – black center, green center, tinted red, chocolate

Trachelium Import

Tulips single, double, lily-shaped, parrot, frilled, French – local and import

Tweedia local or import

Veronica- Local and Import

Viburnum Snowball – Import

Waxflower – local

Xmas Bush-Red

 

 

Just Starting

 

Cottage Yarrow – white – import

Genestra – local and import

Heather White

Flowering Branch-Tulip Magnolia Blossoms

Narcissus/ Paper Whites

Ranunculus Local

Scabiosa – Japan

Sweet Pea – Italy and Japan

Viburnum Tinus

November’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms

Mayesh Luxe Blooms

 

Last week we posted the November Flower 411, but we wanted to share this month’s Featured Mayesh Luxe Blooms! If you don’t yet know about our line of luxe wholesale flowers, you can find more information here, and check out the Instagram hashtag #mayeshluxeblooms to stay up to date on our Luxe products.

 


 

NOVEMBER FEATURED LUXE BLOOMS

 

Ranunculus Cloni Hanoi

Mayesh Luxe Blooms PROTEA PINK KING

 

Orange Ilex

Mayesh Luxe Blooms ILEX GOLD ILEX

 

Peonies

Mayesh Luxe Blooms Peony

 

King Protea

Mayesh Luxe Blooms PROTEA PINK KING

 

Amaryllis

Mayesh Luxe Blooms APPLEBLOSSOM AMARYLLIS

 

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