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By Yvonne Ashton on 7/31/2015 5:03 PM

For the Teleflora Make Someone Smile and Flowers for Kids event at our Phoenix branch, we had 13 Adults (8 customer shops) and 17 children participate. Flowers are delivered to anyone who might need a little pick me up and to help promote the industry.  Here is a slide show that Dave Tagge put together of the 3 days of production. Enjoy!

By Yvonne Ashton on 7/31/2015 10:32 AM

In this Product Showcase, Beth shows us a few sizzling hot pink roses fit for all your summer time weddings!

Featured product: Topaz rose, Pink Floyd rose and Hot Party rose.

By Yvonne Ashton on 7/31/2015 10:24 AM


This Inspired floral design by Beth O'Reilly is a submerged arrangement. It is a simple design yet full of dimension. The color pallet is very rich and adds tons of color!

Feature product: Green Trick Dianthus, calathea leaves, purple hydrangea, Dulceata garden rose,  Pink Floyd roses, Precious Moments spray rose and Vanda orchids.

Hardgoods: Oasis foam, Oasis Midelino sticks, Oasis beaded wire, Oasis aluminum wire and deco sand.

By Yvonne Ashton on 7/29/2015 9:15 AM

MDS2016: Are You The Next Mayesh Design Star

Mayesh Customers, enter to become the 2016 Mayesh Design Star Host! This year there will be 2 winners! 2 Mayesh Design Stars!

Here’s a snapshot on how this year’s contest will work (see full contest rules below):

  • Submit your video on Facebook August 10-21
  • Mayesh will select 10 semi-finalists
  • A public vote will take place to narrow the contestants to 5 finalists
  • The 2016 Mayesh Design Stars will be selected by an internal team from the 5 finalists

Do you think you have what it takes? Submit your video August 10th – 21st via our Facebook Mayesh Design Stars Contest tab!

Here’s what our other Mayesh Design Stars – Beth, Jodi, and Mandy – had to say about being a MDS:

MDS2016: Are You The Next Mayesh Design Star

By Yvonne Ashton on 7/29/2015 8:11 AM
the mayesh minute: hanging amaranthus
In this episode of The Mayesh Minute, David Dahlson shares with you some interesting historical information on the Hanging Amaranthus.
By Ali Dahlson on 7/23/2015 11:27 AM

Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers

We're super excited for this interview (for many reasons), but mainly because we have admired this designer's work and influence on the flower industry for the past few years. It has been so fun to follow her journey, from a small, young florist to hitting it big and becoming one of the most sought after wedding floral designers out there. You have most likely heard of Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers in Salt Lake City, UT, and we were able to catch up with her and find out what's been going on since our last interview in 2011! 

By Yvonne Ashton on 7/21/2015 4:41 AM

Our flower wall, flower props, photo booth and video booth at the Partners’ Expo and the Welcome Reception all designed by Beth O’Reilly AIFD was a huge hit!

Beth created a 3 panel flower wall for our Partners’ Expo display which was separated by strands of flowers for the Welcome Reception.  Such a great idea to get the most mileage out of the flower wall! Thank you Beth for all of your hard work and thank you to everyone who participated in both of the booths – we hope you had a blast! 

[both the photo and video booths were provided by A Custom Look Photography]

Mayesh slow motion video booth

By Yvonne Ashton on 7/20/2015 11:14 AM

Celebrating 1,000,000 Views on Mayesh's YouTube Channel

Mayesh Wholesale Florist is the first in its industry to hit 1,000,000 YouTube video views! Being on the forefront of video aligns well with the basic principles of the Mayesh brand – fresh, innovative and community oriented.

The success of our YouTube channel can be greatly attributed to Mayesh’s Design Stars – Mandy Majerik AIFD, Jodi Duncan AIFD, and Beth O’Reilly AIFD TMF – along with the Floral Perspective video series designers – Tony Medlock AIFD and Patience Pickner AIFD PFCI – with views totaling nearly 850,000. Beyond our flower design videos, many Mayesh employees have contributed to our educational product showcase videos helping to distribute our knowledge of flowers.

By Ali Dahlson on 7/17/2015 1:02 PM

There were a couple of shows that were just incredibly visually stunning, so I decided to collect some of my favorite moments from these dreamy presentations.

By Ali Dahlson on 7/15/2015 9:25 PM

Jenny Thomasson's pant and succulent terrariums at AIFD Symposium 2015

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that plants are in. Everyone wants the newest, coolest succulents, and people are filling their homes and gardens with all sorts of plant varieties. Well, Jenny Thomasson AIFD, CFD, of Stems Florist, is also aware of this phenomenon, and has taken a special interest in designing with plants. She believes, however, that designing with plants has become a bit monotonous, and hoped to inspire us with her designs to "open our minds to designing with plants" in a unique way. She also let us in on her little theory about the direction things are going… "something that is more sculpture, something that is more art… I think that's where the world of plants is going." I happen to be a believer of this sentiment as well, and was inspired by her belief that we need to design with more purpose, and not just use plants and greenery as fill-in and a way to finish off an arrangement.

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

Make Someone Smile Week in Phoenix, AZ
Are You The Next Mayesh Design Star (MDS2016)
The Mayesh Minute: Hanging Amaranthus
Interview with Sarah Winward: Where is She Now?
AIFD Journey 2016: Slow Motion Videos & Photos
New Coming This Fall
Fifty Years of AIFD
Parties For Purpose
Flower 411: Tulips, Dahlias, Berries, Smilax & More
Adopted Mayesh Lonely Bouquets 2015
Week 13 #Mayeshgram Winners
Webinar: Summer Sales Strategy
Wholesale Flower Product Showcase: Vanda Orchids
See You at The AIFD Symposium in Denver
#MayeshGram: Week 12 Winners
#Mayeshgram: Week 11 Winner
#Mayeshgram: Week 10 Winner
#Mayeshgram: Week 9 Winners
Memorial Day Flowers 2015 Recap and Pictures
Carlsbad Open House
Mayesh Lonely Bouquet Design Day June 26, 2015
Wholesale Flower Product Showcase: June 2015