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By Yvonne Ashton on 2/25/2015 3:33 AM

For episode 4 of The Mayesh Minute, David Dahlson shares with you flowering branches, in particular peach blossom and cherry blossom branches.

Be aware that buying blossoming branches involves some planning as they take time to fully open.  David gives great tips on how to properly process your branches to get the best performance to make them perfect for your wedding/event designs, corporate pieces or even everyday arrangements.

By Yvonne Ashton on 2/22/2015 6:42 PM

In episode three of The Mayesh Minute, David Dahlson of Mayesh Miami introduces a hybrid Veronica sourced from Ethiopia.

By Yvonne Ashton on 2/19/2015 7:35 PM

Attention all Arizona florists!  Mayesh is helping to pass along information about a special program set up for you to promote Women’s Day.  Please read the letter below from Brad Denham, of Arizona Family Florist.  If you are interested there is a link below is sign up for marketing materials, and you will need to sign up ASAP as the holiday is just around the corner.  Thanks!


Dear Arizona Florists,My name...
By Yvonne Ashton on 2/19/2015 12:43 PM

Being that Mayesh is headquartered in California, we have a long standing history of supporting our American flower farmers, so when we found out about the 2015 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, we knew we wanted to participate!

The March 5th dinner in Carpinteria, CA is the first of 10 dinners that brings together local food, beverages, and, of course, flowers. 

“Each Field to Vase Dinner will highlight an “up and coming” chef who passionately supports local farmers including flower farms. The menu will feature regional, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients.

A Slow Flowers floral designer will create centerpieces that connect...
By Yvonne Ashton on 2/18/2015 7:32 AM


Valentine’s Day has come to a pass and now it is time to rally for Women’s Day, which is on March 8th!  For a little history on this holiday, you can read my blog post from last year

In the next few days our branches will be receiving 100 of each of the fliers/posters below for you to help promote Women’s Day in your shop. 



By Yvonne Ashton on 2/18/2015 7:01 AM

SW Region AIFD: Ultimate Wedding Challenge
We are excited to share that our 2015 Mayesh Design Star, Beth O’Reilly AIFD will be doing a stage presentation in San Bernadino at the Hilton Hotel on March 1st for the SouthWest Region AIFD’s Ultimate Wedding Challenge.  Get more details here:

By Yvonne Ashton on 2/17/2015 6:51 AM

In the second episode of The Mayesh Minute, David Dahlson of Mayesh Miami explains the value of Japanese Lisianthus.

By Yvonne Ashton on 2/10/2015 6:16 AM
Meet David Dahlson of our Miami Shipping branch. In this Mayesh Minute video, he will be highlighting Japanese sweet peas and what makes them so stellar.
By Yvonne Ashton on 2/9/2015 7:06 PM

The Michigan Floral Association crafted a Valentine’s Day consumer alert press release that I wanted to pass along to you.   Have a successful Valentine’s week!!


Money Saving Tips When Ordering Flowers This Valentines Day! 

It is important for consumers to shop local and it doesn’t mean they can’t shop online but they do need to make sure they are on the local florists website. It is important 
consumers shop local whether in person or online and they understand how to maximize their dollars when shopping for Valentines Day flowers. Many on-line providers or companies will be posing as a local flower shop and will be charging exorbitant fees for processing, handling and shipping the flowers. Consumers can avoid these fees by contacting a professional florist directly. Consumers can find local Michigan professional florists by logging on to 

By Yvonne Ashton on 2/8/2015 7:02 PM
Guest Blogger:  Jenn McJunkins

The first session I attended at The Special Event 2015 was “Trends in Event Design” with David Merrell of Design Dawgs. This company specializes in high end, very chic and very hip events. Their events are heavily influenced by pop culture and all things trendy, one particular thing they thing they look to for inspiration is fashion. Pulling elements from what’s walking down the runway at fashion week and adding them to their design is part of what makes this company so successful. We get inspired by fashion in every form of design whither it be interior design, event design, graphic design, even food. David highlighted what he sees trending and what inspires his design.

Mayesh Bloggers

Yvonne Ashton

I plan on bringing our readers all things flora and fun, mixed with some serious posts about the flower business. I like to think of myself as pretty well-rounded - having passion for design (flowers, web, decor, etc.), marketing, photography, tech, and business. I'm a huge believer in continual education, so I'm always looking for new ideas and hope to share that journey with you!

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Ali Dahlson

Coming from a background in interior design, I'm trying my hand at flowers, and will be spending the next year learning the ins & outs of the business. I will be sharing my experiences as the new kid on the block, hoping to inspire other young, aspiring floral designers like myself. I grew up in the wholesale flower business, but hope to use my education and experience to eventually create a unique and innovative approach to floral design. Follow along for a blend of educational tid-bits, my thoughts & musings on the business, and a peek into my crazy journey into the world of flowers! #alitheflorist

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Recent Entries

The Mayesh Minute: Flowering Branches {Video}
The Mayesh Minute: Veronica {Video}
Arizona Florists: Women's Day Promotion
You're Invited: Field to Vase Dinner Tour
Women's Day 2015
SW Region AIFD Presents Ultimate Wedding Challenge
The Mayesh Minute: Japanese Lisianthus {Video}
The Mayesh Minute: Japanese Sweet Peas {Video}
Flower Wall Collective Design: Behind the Scenes
Preparing for Valentine's Day 2015
TSE2015: Leadership Lunch Event Flowers
2015 Flower Wall Collective Contest Winners
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Flower Wall Collective Contest Voting
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January 2015 Wholesale Flower Product Showcase
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