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Come Celebrate Mayesh Phoenix’s 10 Year Anniversary

Mayesh Phoenix 10 Year Annivesary


Come run the gauntlet with us and celebrate our 10 year anniversary in North Phoenix on January 14th!  Not only will our Phoenix branch participate with our Flower Wall Collective Contest, they have more fun planned!

Here are the details:

  • Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres served from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Five presentations with talented local speakers
    • Class size limited to the first 50 registrants
    • Discover design and handling techniques
    • Classes run from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Floral circuit training by:
    • Gay Smith – Hydrating Hacks
    • Tony Medlock – Armature Aesthetics
    • Brian Vetter – High End on a Budget
    • Ikuko Hashimoto – Braiding & Weaving
    • Diane Gonzalez – Repurpose, Recycle & Re-Use

Classes are held at our North Phoenix location.  Only $35 per person.  Call to register at 623-582-1290 or email  Hope to see you there!


Flower Wall Collective Contest & Open House



What happens when you combine our creative customers, our awesome staff, flower walls, competition, and charity??  A really cool flower wall collective contest, that’s what!

So here’s how it will work:

  1. Each Mayesh branch will work with their customer to brainstorm theme and design ideas for a 6’x6’ flower wall.
  2. Stop by for our National Open House on January 14 to participate in creating your branch’s flower wall utilizing Oasis Floral Foam Tiles.
  3. We will take pictures of each wall, post them online, and let the voting commence to determine the best wall.
  4. The winning branches will win a trophy, bragging rights, and money for a charity of their choice.
    1. 1st place: $3000; 2nd place: $2000; 3rd place: $1000

Be sure to save the date, get your tools ready, and we will see you at our National Open House on January 14th!

Vote for your favorite flower wall on the blog beginning Friday, January 16th!  Here are the details:

  • 1 vote per device
  • Voting will be live until the end of day the following Thursday, January 22nd
  • Winner will be announced on January 23rd

Thank you to our sponsor, Oasisi Floral Products!!


2014 Mayesh Lonely Bouquet – The Bouquets

International Lonely Bouquet Day was officially held on June 29th, but we thought it would be fun to have hundreds of florists spread happiness and the love of flowers for our 2014 National Open House!

The event took place on June 25, 2014.  We provided a great selection of complimentary flowers for our customers to create a bouquet, which they left for unsuspecting recipients across the country – over 250 bouquets in all.  Spreading joy one bouquet at a time and bringing smiles to people’s faces!

Watch the video to see a sample of the bouquets made at each of our wholesale flower branches – Bakersfield, Carlsbad, Chandler, LA Flower Market, Las Vegas, LAX, Orange County, Oxnard, Phoenix, Portland, Riverside, Charlotte, Cleveland, Miami, and Detroit.

We received a great response on social media from many who received the bouquets.  Be sure to read & see the reactions here by clicking the following link:

If we ever doubt in the importance of flowers, all we need to do is recall this amazing day!  Thank you to all that participated and to our vendors who helped donate flowers to our branches!  You all rock!



Adopted Mayesh Lonely Bouquets 2014

Last Wednesday, we hosted our first ever Mayesh Lonely Bouquet Design Day!  We are still working on putting together all of the pictures from our branches, but I am estimating that with the help of our amazing customers, we were able to send out around 250 Lonely Bouquets!!  So many florists got in the spirit to help spread joy and give others the opportunity to experience the power of flowers.  These bouquets helped brighten the day of the recipients and in some cases the flowers were adopted by people that really needed them!  I loved reading through all of the stories, so I wanted to make sure that I shared as many of them as I could!



Lonely Bouquet in Oxnard, CA

As you all know we had to postpone our National Open House, but some friends of our Oxnard branch still wanted to do something Lonely Bouquet related.  Here is the email and pictures that I received from Cindy Castaneda:

Although Lonely Bouquet {Design Day} was postponed some of our customers still had friends flying in from out of state (New York) and wanted to still participate.  They took the bouquets to our local Port Hueneme Naval base to hand out to our soldiers and their families.   Feel the love! 

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!


2013 Mayesh’s National Open House Pictures

Last week we hosted our 3rd annual Mayesh Open House at every branch.  We have posted a bunch of pictures on our Facebook page, and wanted to make sure that you have the links to check ‘em all out!  Just click on the collages below and you’ll be treated to each of the albums that we created for our Chandler, Cleveland,  L.A. Flower Market, Detroit, and Orange County’s open houses.

I wanted to thank all of our vendors that provided flowers for the contest and open house along with the other companies that our locations partnered up with to provide design, food, rentals, and decorative items.  A big thank you needs to go out to all of the AIFD designers who took time out of their schedules to provide floral design demonstrations at many of our locations.  From what I heard and saw, it was a great hit!  Additionally, Jose Azout, of Alexandra Farms, took time to visit  a few of our California branches to talk about garden roses and I will be sharing a video snipit from one of his presentations.  Stay tuned!  Thank you to everyone for everything!  You all rock!

Last, but not least, we hosted a Twitter party sharing all of the excitement happening across the county – the feed doesn’t stick around forever, but for the next while you can check it out here.



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.


Detroit’s Open House & Teleflora Show

Sabrina visited our Cleveland location a few days and then drove to our Detroit location to cover their Open House as well as a Teleflora class for our followers on Twitter and Facebook on October 12th. Below is a summary of her visit:


Driving from Cleveland, OH to Romulus, MI is no short trip but it sure was a beautiful one.



I have never been to the Midwest, so driving through vast farmlands and crossing one of the great lakes via a massive bridge was fun to say the least. My co-pilot Leslee from our Cleveland branch laughed at me and said “I guess you don’t cross a lot of bridges like this in Tucson, Arizona, huh?” Nope. Not like this one.

The area surrounding our Detroit wholesale floral location is vastly different from what I have envisioned. It is settled in a wooded area and not nearly as industrialized as the areas surrounding many of our other locations. It was beautiful! The location is massive and constructed with nearly every aspect of a cut floral facility thought out. It is a must visit if you are ever in the area.



Tom Metzger and his staff welcomed customers all morning during their Open House. When I arrived around 1:00 pm the place was packed with customers and the sales staff was busy preparing the whole building for the Teleflora class to be held that evening.


The Teleflora Michigan Unit held their last class of the year. The speaker was Joyce Manson-Monheim AIFD, CFD, PFCI, AzMF. According to her site:

“Joyce has been designing flowers since 1975. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Floriculture. After graduating she worked in a retail flower shop in Waterloo, Iowa and in 1984 moved to Tucson, AZ to manage a large retail shop operation. Since 1998 she has been a freelance floral designer and educator throughout the country, becoming an Arizona Master Florist, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, a Certified Floral Designer, a member of the Professional Floral Communicator International, a Teleflora Educational Specialist and designing for many events and industry vendors the country. Joyce is married with 2 children and resides in Tucson, AZ.”

I stayed for the beginning of her session, during which she had some great tips. I shared a lot of them via our Twitter page.



Joyce really focused on these 2 points of emotion and service. She acknowledges that flowers are an emotion driven purchase. Flowers have been scientifically proven to affect mood.I loved this tip. Often we forget that beautiful foliage is just as expensive as cut flowers. Why do we only use foliage to cover mechanics? Show it off, and don’t give it away. Freebies are profit killers. Make sure to charge for all of your foliage and accent flowers.

Tip: “It is time to upgrade the bud vase!”

Joyce used dried lotus pods that have been cut to create a grid. This allows for minimal stems to be used but the look is very high end and has a great perceived value. Many florists rely on foliage to create the grid system needed to keep flowers stable in a bud vase. We stuff small vases. Here is a cool way to use very little stems and foliage for a great upscale bud vase look.

Tip: “Cross-train designers and drivers”

How often do drivers become designers on the fly? Rocky roads and potholes cause arrangements to shift, this is where driver turn into designers. Joyce advises that drivers shadow a designer when they are designing and designers ride along during a delivery. This will allow both parts to work together to make sure the arrangement looks great when received by the end customer.

Tip: “Use those scrapes you have been saving for years.”

How many shops have that bucket of sticks and stems? We say, “one day I will use that.” Today is the day! Joyce created some fun display pieces that can be altered for any season. She even created a very upscale version of a dozen roses. She is a big fan of branches. It allows for prep work to be done very far in advance and ready to design and sell when orders come in.



Thank you to all the attendees who came out to learn and to Joyce and Teleflora, thank you for a great program.

If you are ever in the neighborhood, stop and say hi to our Mayesh Detroit folks.


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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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