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By Yvonne Ashton on 3/26/2015 3:34 PM

Mayesh Wholesale Flower 411
Here’s the latest information from our Mayesh purchasing team!  They are such a wealth of knowledge and hope that you enjoy the latest Mayesh Flower 411! 

Peony: coral and a little hot pink available the very beginning of April.  All peonies beginning next week will be Dutch.

Japan: Ranunculus and sweet peas ended earlier than normal due to warm weather.

Oregon Product:

  • Spirea -  we will have a few next week and than gap for 2.
  • Long cherry - is done after next week and med we will have for 2 more weeks.
  • Forsythia - has 3 more weeks.
  • Viburnum  - is still green house grown but very nice.
  • Camellia - has 2 more weeks and will not make it for Mothers Day.

Italy: we are trying some high-end Ranunculus from Italy to hopefully fill the void from Japan, the shipment of genestra arriving this weekend is the last.

California Product:

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/25/2015 6:05 PM

Guest Blogger:  Jenn McJunkins

An Eclectic Rendezvous In Southern California

If you have ever been to The Special Event, you know that the Wedding Gallery is one of the main attractions. Talented event designers put together a themed event space and I am always blown away at the transformations that take place in these little rooms at the convention hall. This year TSE was in Anaheim so there is lots of So-Cal influence in these designs.

A So-Cal Company Christmas

Team Leader: Connie Slykas

Team: Big4 Party Rentals

Being a born and raised So-Cal girl, I was really diggin’ this one. We don’t get much of a winter here so it was only appropriate to have a beachy vibe with the pier-like walk way and the walls made of pallets. I liked the detail of all our famous beaches and cities written on the pallets and the light up snowman and of course you have to throw a hammock in there! It is all very reminiscent of something you see walking in a beach neighborhood during Christmas.

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/23/2015 5:11 PM

Guest Blogger:  Jenn McJunkins

I am no stranger to a trade show. This month I got the opportunity to go to the World Floral Expo right here in Los Angeles. Not only was this show in my city, it was unlike any show I have been to in the past. I am used to going to wedding and event trade shows but this was all about flowers. Growers from both California and South America as well as the rest of the world, come out and display the cream of their crop. It was really cool to walk the tradeshow floor and see nothing but stunning flowers wall to wall. This was also a great opportunity to meet some of the growers we work with. You see the names on the boxes and on the sleeves of bunches but to meet someone face to face and have the chance to have a conversation and learn about their product was very interesting. I got to hear how certain farms produce their product as well as the little things that separate their product from the rest. It could be something as little as a different mineral in the soil that could make the color more vibrant or a slight temperature change to bump up production. It’s crazy to think how the tiniest detail can change something so much and create such a different product.

Enough about the show, lets get to what we really want, pictures!

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By Yvonne Ashton on 3/23/2015 2:41 AM


Congratulations to Martha Stewart Weddings’ 62 Top Floral Designers!  We are honored to say that we work with the majority of this talented group!

To see the 62 designers, click here.

By Yvonne Ashton on 3/22/2015 10:04 AM

Guest Blogger:  Jenn McJunkins

Every year at TSE I look forward to Michael Cerbelli’s Hot List program. Loud music, high-energy performances and yummy (looking) food are all a part of what makes this the most fun program, even at 9am. With so many awesome things being highlighted I have narrowed down the list to my personal faves.

Every year at TSE I look forward to Michael Cerbelli’s Hot List program. Loud music, high-energy performances and yummy (looking) food are all a part of what makes this the most fun program, even at 9am. With so many awesome things being highlighted I have narrowed down the list to my personal faves.

#davishouselegacyball AFTER! #paintyourevent #nimby (with painting winners)

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By Yvonne Ashton on 3/17/2015 4:40 PM

Today, David Dahlson focuses on one of his favorite cut flowers, Clematis.  Beautiful flowers, great foliage, outstanding vase life, and American Grown, these blooms will add a tremendous effect to your floral designs.

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By Yvonne Ashton on 3/16/2015 2:47 AM
In this episode of The Mayesh Minute, David Dahlson is here to help highlight some great green flowers perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day flower designs - viburnum, hypericum, helleborus, green thistle, bells of Ireland, Alice Anderson cymbidium orchids, Jade dendrobium orchids, and Super Green roses!

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By Yvonne Ashton on 3/15/2015 5:58 PM

Guest Blogger:  Patricia Mullen

American Grown Field to Vase dinner at Westland Orchids in Carpinteria, CA             

On March 5th, a group of us from Mayesh had the opportunity to attend the American Grown Field to Vase dinner at Westland Orchids in Carpinteria, CA.  This was the first of 10 events to translate the momentum of “farm to fork” in such a way that helps people understand that the flowers on the table are as fresh, local and sustainable as the food on their plates.

Westland Orchids Cymbidium Orchid plants


Upon entering the greenhouse, we were greeted with the color and aroma of a profusion of blooming cymbidium orchids. It was a treat for the senses.




American Grown Field to Vase dinner at Westland Orchids in Carpinteria, CAThe working greenhouse was transformed into a chic dining room with a table set for 100. Overhead were strings of lights and on the table were the beautiful orchids, gerbera daisy, roses, and chrysanthemums from Westland Orchids and neighboring flower farms. Wines were served from a local winery and the dinner was a seasonal, locally sourced, four-course meal. The lettuce in the first course salad was even grown right there at Westland and the orchids on the table were cut right from the greenhouse we were in. It doesn’t get any more local than that.

By Ali Dahlson on 3/9/2015 8:02 AM
Ali's florist toolsA couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take a fabulous workshop with the lovely Alicia of Flirty Fleurs up here in Seattle. Alicia offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, and to my delight, are for just about any experience level! I must admit, I was a tad nervous going it into it, wondering if I’d be the only inexperienced newbie sitting cluelessly in the back of the room. A few days before, in a last minute panic, I drove to a local nursery and stocked up on tools I thought might come in handy. They looked pretty and fairly useful, so I crossed my...
By Yvonne Ashton on 3/9/2015 3:33 AM

Spring is in the air, which means wedding season will kick into high gear soon.  With David Austin Juliet garden roses still being requested by brides across the country, we can promise you that the demand will still greatly out weigh the supply once again.  I hear your collective groan, but it is our job to suggest alternative peach roses that you can present to your brides.  For Juliet substitutes, David Dahlson presents the following varieties:  Campanella, David Austin Edith, Carpe Diem, and peach Finesse.

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

TSE2015: The Wedding Gallery
World Floral Expo 2015
Martha Stewart Weddings' 62 Top Floral Designers
TSE2015: Michael Cerbelli's Hotlist
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The Mayesh Minute: Juliet Garden Rose Substitutes
The Mayesh Minute: Spiraea
Wholesale Flower Product Showcase March 2015
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