Become a floral expert. If you are struggling to find a floral design experience so you can learn to create beautiful floral designs...the flower classroom is your floral education destination.
I give you the hands on tools to achieve amazingly BEAUTIFUL floral designs.
I provide: quality content+quality flowers+quality design skills=floral artist.
Floral Classes by appointment
Floral Design classes by appointment
Consumer Bunch Floral Design Class
Learn to create a beautiful round design in water. We cover the principals and elements of design, color theory, the care and handling of flowers for longevity+ so much more! All in 2.5 hours of FLOWER FUN🌿🌺
Everything is included, you bring the creative spirit, and a friend. And go home with an AMAZING floral design.
Class size: 2 students. $95 each
Winter evenings 5:30-8pm begin January 20, 2020
Have a different topic you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment.
We're thrilled that Susan Mcleary will join the Slow Flowers Summit2020 with two presentations!
On Sunday, June 28, 2020 -- during our FLORAL TAKEOVER of Filoli Historic House & Garden, Sue will lead us off with a demonstration as she designs a large-scale, foam-free, botanical sculpture. Learn her philosophy, techniques, mechanics and aesthetics as she creates in real time! Then, you'll be set free with teams of other Slow Flowers Summit attendees to design and adorn the rooms of the House with your own seasonal arrangements and floral elements. Sue and the other instructors will all be on hand to coach you!
On Monday, June 29, 2020 -- Sue will kick off a full day of inspiring sessions with her Keynote presentation: "The Creative Journey: Finding Your Artistic Voice, Truth and Expression,"an illustrated lecture and floral design demonstration.
If you're seeking to recharge and refresh your own approach to creativity, you'll want to be in the front row at this visually-engaging presentation!
Kara Newport, Filoli's CEO/Executive Director (left) and Emily Saeger, Filoli's Lead Horticulturist for the Cutting Garden & Orchard (right)
We are so excited for the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the beauty and legacy of Filoli Historic House & Garden, an important Bay Area cultural institution. Slow Flowers Summit attendees, speakers, sponsors and guests will spend two full days experiencing the historic residence, as well as Filoli’s legendary landscape and cutting gardens.
We also will have unprecedented access to design a ‘floral takeover’ in ‘The House,’ California’s most triumphant example of the Georgian Revival tradition and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century.
At Filoli, we will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the SF Peninsula, enriched by the cultivated formal landscape and prolific cutting gardens, and inspired by the artistry of our presenters. We can’t wait to see you there!
Debra Prinzing recently interviewed Kara and Emilyfor a bonus interview on the Slow Flowers Summit. Click the link below to have a listen!
Registration: Your all-inclusive 2-1/2-day Summit experience is affordably priced at $599, including refreshments, meals and evening receptions. Slow Flowers members receive discounted pricing of $549.
Early-Bird Pricing: Take advantage of our Early Bird Ticket Promotion now through December 31st. EARLY BIRD Tickets are available to you at $100 off each level Slow Flowers members will pay $449 and general registration is $499.
Cloches and bell jars have been used for centuries to display and protect items of adoration - they are beautiful and romantic. For his last video of his 2019 Mayesh Design Star series, Shean demonstrates his spin on a classic white centerpiece using a cloche perfect for your upcoming holiday parties or winter weddings. Click the button to watch the video, get more details and scroll through the beautiful images (perfect for pinning). 📌
Also, here are some other great blogs that you may have missed this month:
Every holiday season each Mayesh branch chooses a charity to support in a holiday charity drive. In addition to a donation from Mayesh, we open contributions to our staff and customers to help raise awareness, money and collect items for those in need each holiday season.
In honor of today being Giving Tuesday, we wanted to share with you the charities we are supporting this year. Learn more about the charities below, and contact your sales rep to find out how you can contribute too.
For our November episode of Mornings with Mayesh, Rachael Lunghi of Siren Floral Co. joined Yvonne to answer your flower questions. Topics like Rachael's design philosophy, creative burnout, ordering flowers, and more were discussed.
If you tune in and enjoy our show, I would love for you to share this video with your flower friends or leave a comment below - if you have time for both then even better!
Oh the age old question of the 'industry standard.' We are asked about this time and time again as it's something mused over a lot in our industry! Today on the blog we have Curate's Ryan O'Neil to discuss his take on the topic, read on to hear his thoughts!
Our second stop on our 2019 Design Star workshop tour took us to Nashville, TN in May. Shean Strong led a group of students with varying floral backgrounds through a two-day workshop that focused on fundamentals for both centerpiece designs as well as a large-scale installation. Read on to learn more about the two-day workshop and see the beautiful blooms the students got to work with!
Last week, Mayesh Houston along with Fleur de Vie & Allied Florists of Houston hosted a wonderful event for the Texas floral community. Renowned New York design team, Putnam & Putnam, traveled to Houston to promote their book Flower Color Guide, a labor of love they have put their hearts and souls into in order to fill a gap they felt was missing in the industry. Over 100 floral designers & Garden Club members joined together in our Houston warehouse to learn about the Putnams journey into the world of flowers, how their book came to be, and watch a spectacular centerpiece demo by Mikey Putnam.
As the holiday season ramps up, we find such joy in the Season. The decorations, the dipping temperatures, the singing and the spirit of Christmas is truly a time to be cherished.
On the farm, we are harvesting your holiday favorites. The trend we are seeing this Christmas is all about traditional colors and seasonal greens. We are harvesting red tulips, white ories and many other festive favorites.
Our West Coast Evergreen division is also ready for your holiday greens needs, whether a few boxes or a truck load, we are happy to help you have a successful holiday sales season.
This jolly bouquet features 10-red tulips with sustainably foraged Doug Fir. This bouquet will add a festive touch to any display and is sure to sell fast!
Orientals this Holiday season!
Have you secured your White Oriental Lilies yet? Our greenhouses are filled with white lilies, which will be ready for your holiday needs.
Our award-winning Orientals feature large buds, a sweet fragrance and a long vase life. These snowy colored beauties are perfect all winter long!
Christmas Greens have Arrived!
This season, stock your floral department with the finest holiday greens from Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
Call you sales rep today to reserve a box and ensure your holiday's are green and festive.