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Floral Design Elements: Holiday Topiary with Jerome Raska

How-to Floral Design: Fall Topiary

In the last installment of his Mayesh Design Star series, Jerome makes a not so traditional holiday topiary for the harvest time of year. This a great trans-seasonal design that will look perfect on any tablescape or buffet table.

We would like to thank Jerome for an incredible design series! We hope he has inspired you as he inspired us! It was a pleasure working with you, thank you Jerome!

Featured product: sheet moss, angel vine, apples (not sold by Mayesh), pincushion protea, hypericum berry, Confidential rose, hydrangea, rose hips, craspedia, scabiosa pods and cymbidium orchids.

Materials used: floral foam, hyacinth sticks, Design Master Rose Gold spray paint, pheasant feathers and water tubes.


Mayesh Detroit: Romulus Regional Floral Meeting


Plan to be with us for an evening of camaraderie, knowledge, and planning for the Future!


Wednesday, October 12th


Mayesh Wholesale | 35935 Ecorse Road Romulus, MI 48174


$10 per person



6:00 – 7:15pm / Dinner provided
7:15 – 7:30pm / Introductions
7:30 – 8:25pm / “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”
8:25 – 8:30pm / Future Meetings?


Presented by Jerome Raska,AAF, AIFD, CF, CFD, PFCI


Product sponsored by Mayesh Wholesale



JEROME RASKA, AAF, AIFD, CF, PFCI, is co-owner of two retail floral and event operations in Metro Detroit. Having been in the floral industry for over 30, he shares his design and business experience with florists as a Teleflora Education Specialist. He has served as chairman of the Professional Floral Communicators International, president of the Michigan Unit of Teleflora, as well as president of the North Central Regional Chapter of AIFD and the Michigan Floral Association. He has received the Tommy Bright Award for excellence in floral design presentation and was named designer of the year by the National Alliance of Floral Associations.




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Floral Design Elements: Fall Harvest with Jerome Raska


In this edition of his Mayesh Design Star series, Jerome makes a beautiful harvest arrangement to kick off the fall season! This design is loaded with texture and has a lot of cool terracing effects! Enjoy!

Product featured: Birch branch, lotus pods, Milky Way aspidistra, millet, crocosmia pods, sunflowers, Jester leucadendron, transparent oak, hypericum berries and Matilda roses.

Materials used: oasis foam and chenille wire.

Floral Design Elements: Memorial Wreath With Jerome Raska

In this edition of his Mayesh Design Star Series, Jerome shows us a quick and easy way to make a memorial wreath using Aspidistra leaves to cover the foam with a ribboning technique.

Featured product: Aspidistra leaves, white chrysanthemum,

Materials: Floral foam ring.

Featured product: Aspidistra leaves, white chrysanthemum; Materials: Floral foam ring.

Floral Design Elements: Flower Crowns with Jerome Raska

how-to flower crown

In this edition of his Mayesh Design Star Series, Jerome Raska shows us how to make floral crowns. These crowns are wildly popular in wedding work and for summer festivals.

Featured product: Ivy, rosemary, delphinium, hypericum and hanging amaranthus.

Materials: bullion wire and cold glue.



Flower 411: How to Price a Bouquet

In this edition for Flower 411, Jerome walks us through the process of how to price your wedding work and wedding bouquets. This is a common struggle in our industry and we hope to shed a little light on it with this insider tip.

Floral Design Elements: Cascading Bridal Bouquet with Jerome

In this installment of his Design Star Series, Jerome Raska brings us back to the traditional cascading bouquet with elevated style and an impeccable choice of product including succulents, ivy, and ranunculus. Also, David Austin roses are added to not only add luscious beauty but a wonderful fragrance to match.

Featured product: Ivy, red peonies, red ranunculus, pink ranunculus, David Austin rose Charity Auswater, David Austin rose Miranda, succulents, and lycopodium.

Materials: Caged foam bouquet holder and aluminum flat wire.

Flower 411: Adding Life to Your Wholesale Flowers

Flower 411: Adding Life to Your Flowers
In this edition of Flower 411 (previously called Product Showcase videos), Jerome Raska shows how to add a longer life to your wholesale cut flowers. He also shines some light on the importance of using unique and unusual product in your designs.

TSE2015: Leadership Lunch Event Flowers

TSE2015: Leadership Lunch Event Flowers


About 200 event professionals gathered for The Special Event Leadership Lunch on January 8th at The Ranch.  Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CAFA, CF and J. Robbin Yelverton AIFD, AAF, CF, PFCI of Blumz… by JRDesigns headed up the design and being a great customer of our Detroit/Romulus branch asked us to sponsor the flowers.  We asked the design duo about their inspiration for the event and this is what they had to say:


“ Inspiration…it was a combination of both the venue and the keynote speaker.   The venue, The Ranch, has a very strong “western saloon” feel. The Speaker was a military veteran who lost his leg while serving in the Middle East.  So the look was decidedly masculine, western, organic, rugged and textural.  The linens selected were very earthy in greens, browns and taupes.  Floral product colors were white/cream, green, and a hint of darker red.  The use of the various mosses, bark, stones and succulents added depth to the composition.   The function was also a luncheon so designs were kept lower and not so over the top.  However, the unique floral products such as bromeliad bloom, protea, and artichoke gave an exotic feel while the roses and orchids lent elegance.”


We ran over before the lunch began to snap some photos to share with you – enjoy!


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