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Does this sound familiar? You walk into the wholesaler or scroll through an online catalog, and suddenly you’re a kid in a candy store.  Freedom roses, Piano garden roses Rubicon spray roses Red Mayra, Red Mikado, Black Baccara, Tess, Darcey…… Your mind starts racing. The different variations of just red are endless. Then add in […]

Amy Balsters, The Floral Coach®

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Warm days here in Virginia are a reminder that despite my desire for cozy sweaters and soup season, summer is still very much here and I’m celebrating summer’s final days and the flowers and textures that come with it.

From zinnias, to celosia, to echinacea, I’m holding on to every beautiful day and every beautiful bloom before we slowly slip into another autumn season.

If you, like me, aren’t *quite* ready to move on from summer, or if you’re needing some flower inspiration, check out the blog for an easy-read guide and tips on my favorite late-summer blooms!

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Do you love the idea of using local flowers but don’t know where to start with sourcing them? After living in three different states in the last 10 years, I have had a lot of ups and downs trying to source local flowers and navigate how to make them a part of my go-to sourcing strategy. So in today’s blog post, I am sharing ideas on how to find and incorporate local flowers into your work and how and why it is incredibly valuable to connect with the growers of local flowers in your area.

Morgan Aranda from Prema Designs shows off her design created during The Mayesh Design Workshop, Cleveland, Oh

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Florists’ Review Magazine has been a mainstay in the floral industry for over 100 years, reporting on everything from business to marketing strategies, to design trends. I’ve been flipping through these pages for 20 years of my career. So, when I found out the Mayesh Design Tour would be featured in this month’s issue, I […]

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner…Are you ready? As one of the busiest days of the year for florists, it’s crucial to have a plan in place to ensure that you’re prepared for the influx of orders. I like to get myself mentally and physically prepared for big days like these with a list. So, I put together some quick tips for Mother’s Day prep that can help you maximize your efforts and results (without burning out.)

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Flowers have been designed…color wheels have been spun and we are just getting started!  I was in Phoenix yesterday for our second official Mayesh Design Tour date and it was INCREDIBLE. 🥰 I’ll be here in Arizona for a few days before heading to the Houston stop on April 25th but before I head to […]