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By Ali Dahlson on 9/20/2016 11:24 AM

Detroit Flower Week is fast approaching (October 11-15 to be exact) and we're so excited to be a part of it again this year! If you haven't yet heard about it, check out our coverage on last year's Flower House Detroit to see how it all started.

We're excited to share that we'll be doing our second LIVE VIDEO CHAT with Lisa Waud of Pot & Box, discussing all things Detroit Flower Week! If you want to learn more about this awesome event, or just check out his whole live video thing, be sure to register and tune in next Wednesday at 4pm EST.

By Ali Dahlson on 9/15/2016 10:04 AM


We need your help! If you've been following along at all with the Mayesh Floral Forum, you may have noticed it's been a little while since we've posted one. We last discussed educating our clients on pricing back in July, but now that we're just about finished with summer we're ready to get back at it. I have one in the queue that will be going up soon, BUT we need your help in coming up with some new questions & topics!

Whether you're new to the industry or a veteran, we all have questions and could all use helpful advice from other members of the flower community. So send 'em on in! Comment here or our social media pages and we'll be sure to jot them down. 

We look forward to seeing what you're interested in learning, and love facilitating these important conversations within our community.

By Yvonne Ashton on 9/9/2016 7:10 AM


Mayesh Las Vegas is proud to announce its 5th annual Art in Full Bloom event. This year the art, floral & fashion event will be held on November 11th from 4 – 9pm and will benefit THE CENTER Las Vegas – The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.

We are looking for artists and florists local to the area that would like to participate in the art & design contest. Participants can display their art, design a floral piece or do both! If you are a florist and need an artist or vice versa, don’t worry as we can match you up! Deadline for artist & florist registration will be Friday, October 21, 2016.

By Yvonne Ashton on 9/8/2016 8:38 AM


NOVEMBER 11, 2016 4PM – 9PM

3950 WEST DIABLO #B11, LAS VEGAS, NV 89118


This year’s theme – ART IN FULL BLOOM “A Disco Celebration of Colors” will be dedicated to The Center – the LGBT community and their talents within the art and floral industries. Artists and designers will be asked to focus on the uses of vivid colors in their art and floral designs. Attendees will  e encouraged to participate with flamboyant costumes and revelry.

The Center – A Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents of Southern Nevada.

By Yvonne Ashton on 9/7/2016 5:29 AM


Yesterday we hosted our first live video chat with Ryan O'Neil, of, about his thoughts on how you should be determining your floral markup! We had over 100 people join us live, but if you weren’t able to watch please find the replay below.

Thank you to everyone who carved out an hour to watch our premier live chat. We are planning more and would love to hear your feedback on topics to cover, people you would like to see or if you have something you would love to share.


By Yvonne Ashton on 9/1/2016 8:26 AM


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!

By Yvonne Ashton on 9/1/2016 6:11 AM


With announcing our 2017 Mayesh Design Star, it means that it is time to launch our Floral Fantasy Contest! I know that you are bursting at the seams with creative floral ideas and we want to give you an outlet for that creativity!

We are inviting all Mayesh customers to submit your floral fantasy in order to be the chosen designer who will fly to Las Vegas, create your design, and have it displayed at our Art in Full Bloom event in November.  The event is a benefit for The Center,  with a “disco celebration of colors” theme! A Mayesh panel will review all submissions and award 1 grand prize!

By Ali Dahlson on 8/30/2016 11:53 AM

We had SO much fun seeing all of your fur babies and pets dressed up in flowers over the past two weeks! I think it's safe to say that our #MayeshPets challenge has been one of our favorites. Even though the challenge is over, keep on tagging your animals, we'll never be mad about seeing more puppies in floral collars!

And of course, congrats to our week two winners - horses, dogs & guinea pigs - so much creativity this week! 

By Ali Dahlson on 8/30/2016 9:13 AM

Recently we've been talking a lot about technology, and exploring different apps on the market to share with you guys! We all know and use apps like Instagram & Facebook, but in the world we live in today, there are tons of other options out there for ways to promote your business and do something a little different. Which brings me to the reason of this post: Magisto

A few months ago, a customer sent us a video of a photoshoot he did in which our flowers were being designed into a cool fairytale inspired design. When I first watched the video, I wondered how just anyone can throw an awesome video like this together without having the proper editing software and skills. Then I looked into Magisto, the app Rafael used, and discovered that it CAN be done, and it's super easy! 

By Yvonne Ashton on 8/29/2016 10:27 AM
Wow, wow, wow! As usual, when Mayesh tries something different, we have no idea how it is going to go. And once again, we had so many great people step up to the plate and throw their hat into the ring for our latest Mayesh Design Star contest! Thank you to all who entered – we greatly appreciate all of the time and consideration you put into your entry. After combing through the submissions – watching the videos, looking at the portfolios and reviewing the workshop outlines – I’m happy to say that we selected the 2017 Mayesh Design Star!

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

Live Chat: Detroit Flower Week w/ Lisa Waud
Mayesh Floral Forum: Send us your Questions!
Call for Artists: Art in Full Bloom 2016
Art in Full Bloom 2016
Floral Design Elements: Fall Harvest with Jerome Raska
2016 Mayesh Floral Fantasy Contest
#MayeshPets Week Two Winners
Magisto: A Video Editing App
Announcing 2017 Mayesh Design Star
Wholesale Flowers: Bombastic Garden Spray Rose
#MayeshPets Week One Winners
Mayesh Riverside End of Summer Open House
TeamFloral Webinar: Photography for your Website
Mayesh Minute: Hydrangea Time
Mayesh Pets Instagram Challenge
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AIFD Symposium 2016: Couture Collective
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Mayesh Phoenix: Make Someone Smile Week
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Interview: The Wild Mother
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