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By Yvonne Ashton on 8/25/2016 10:55 AM


On September 6th at 4pm ET / 1 pm PT, we are going host our first live video chat with Ryan O'Neil, of, about his thoughts on how you should be determining your floral markup. Ryan, along with his wife, has owned a flower shop, Twisted Willow, for years, so his experience in the floral industry paired with his experience building his app, Stemcounter, will bring a fresh perspective to the table. I will also be there to commentate and curate your questions. Hope you can join us!

By Ali Dahlson on 8/23/2016 11:56 AM

We're absolutely LOVING all of the #MayeshPets Instagrams you're posting! It's so difficult to choose our favorites because every animal is just too darn cute, but we had to pick a few of our faves.

Congratulations to this week's winners! We hope your pups get a treat for being such fabulous models.

Winners, be sure to use our Contact Us page to send us your address & your Mayesh rep/branch to receive your apron! 

By Ali Dahlson on 8/19/2016 11:39 AM


Aloha! Mayesh Riverside is saying goodbye to summer by throwing a Hawaiian style luau! 

Join them for some great food, drinks and live Hawaiian entertainment. 

Discounts will be offered on fresh floral, supplies and hardgoods. 

By Ali Dahlson on 8/19/2016 10:10 AM

It takes more than great floral design to represent your style on your website.

Join us in this session for expert tips to make your work stand out online!

Host: Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI, CFD

By Yvonne Ashton on 8/16/2016 5:45 AM
In this edition of the Mayesh Minute, David walks us through the different varieties of hydrangea that are currently available. These aren't your run of the mill hydrangea. Don't miss them!
By Yvonne Ashton on 8/15/2016 6:16 AM


In part 2 of the pet accessories video, Shawn creates collar floral accessories for his pup, Bird. These are fun, simple and adorable adornments for pet collars for animals of all sizes!

By Ali Dahlson on 8/12/2016 10:00 AM

If you haven't already noticed, we love animals over here... and what we love even MORE is animals wearing flowers. Admit it, you've totally forced Buddy to wear a flower crown and then bribed him with treats to try and get one Instagrammable photo, am I right? If you haven't, well, get your treats ready! 

For our next Instagram Photo Challenge, we're focusing on our lovable fur babies (or feathered, or scaled...)! We want to see all your adorable pets adorned with flowers, because let's face it, is there anything cuter?

August 15th through August 29, 2016, you can share your pet's floral designs by tagging us, @MayeshWholesale, and using the hashtag #MayeshPets for a chance to win. We'll choose weekly winners to receive a Mayesh apron and be featured on our Instagram page! Have fun, be creative, and good luck! 

P.S. Be sure to review the rules below. A few details to point out: you can submit up to 10 pictures per entry period; if selected as a winner you have 24 hours to get us your address to receive your apron.

By Yvonne Ashton on 8/5/2016 6:41 AM
Today, David reviews many different types of Queen Anne's Lace: Ammi majus or Green Mist that is very hardy and can be harvested all year long; Ammi Queen Anne's Lace that is the standard; Chocolate Lace that comes in various of shades of white, marsala pinks and deep burgundy; and Wild Lace that is only available during the summer months.
By Ali Dahlson on 8/2/2016 1:48 PM

Guest Blogger: Jenn McJunkins

Featuring Shawn Michael Foley CFD & Stacey Carlton AIFD, CFD

For our last and final piece about AIFD Symposium “Inspiration”, we leave you with “Couture Collective”. What an amazing show put on by Stacey Carlton and our very own Mayesh Design Star, Shawn Michael Foley. There are no words to describe how cool, creative, edgy, stunning and brilliant it was… ok maybe there were a few words but they still don’t do it justice!

We hope everyone had as good of a time as we did at this year’s Symposium. There were so many awesome pieces during Couture Collective, so we've chosen a few of our favorites to highlight on the blog, and the rest can be found here! Enjoy Couture Collective.

By Yvonne Ashton on 8/1/2016 8:45 AM

wholesale flowers: hops and hops vine

Learn all about Hops (or the hop vine) in this edition of the Mayesh Minute perfect for your wedding and event designs to use as a garland or stem.

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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