Each month, Yvonne Ashton and her flower friends get together to chat about flowers and floral design, answering your questions, discussing top social media news, and interviewing special guests to help keep you inspired! If you are a floral professional be sure to subscribe to this podcast.
Darroch & Michael Putnam on Flower Color Theory
Darroch and Michael Putnam of Putnam & Putnam were Yvonne's very special guests on yesterday's Mornings with Mayesh!! They have collaborated on projects ranging from events with Dior to installations for Beyoncé and have been featured in countless magazines. The Putnams visited the show to share about their second book, Flower Color Theory - a follow-up to Flower Color Guide that features 175 different arrangements! Afterward, we dove into some of your flower questions that included: do they forage, which floral designers inspire them, when did they feel like they "made it", and so much more!
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Dutch Still Life Flowers & Wedding Flowers w/ Gilberto Espinoza
This episode featuring Gilberto Espinoza, of Dogwood & Fir, really covers a wide range of topics - everything from design principles to taxidermy and beyond! We chat about pin frogs, flower food, design details, and using triangles when designing using his Dutch still-life arrangement video as a reference. Also, we discussed Gilberto's creative way he sells designs by color, not specific flowers, along with talking about how he orders and what percentages he uses to ensures he makes a profit on his events.
Show notes & video replay: https://blog.mayesh.com/mwm-dutch-still-life-flowers-wedding-flowers
How to Become a Hotel Florist
The Hotel Florist, Franceska McCaughan, joined Yvonne for our latest segment of Mornings with Mayesh to discuss the hotel floral industry. In this episode, learn about what a hotel florist is, how this segment of our industry has been affected by Covid, and strategies on getting your foot in the hotels’ doors. This may be a whole new segment that you’ve never considered OR you may have been too intimidated to explore more. We are going to break it down and answer your questions.
Show notes & video replay: https://blog.mayesh.com/mwm-how-to-become-a-hotel-florist
Amy McGee of Botanical Brouhaha
The founder of Botanical Brouhaha, Amy McGee, joined Yvonne for the latest episode of Mornings with Mayesh! Amy shares about the evolution of Botanical Brouhaha, content creation, blogging, podcasting, InBloom Trust Co & more.
Show notes & video replay: https://blog.mayesh.com/mwm-amy-mcgee-of-botanical-brouhaha
Mornings with Mayesh: Gilberto Espinoza on Tablescape Design & Floral Education
Our second 2021 Mayesh Design Star, Gilberto Espinoza of Dogwood & Fir, joined Yvonne for our latest Mornings with Mayesh. In the first half of the show, they talked about his debut design video that launched last week, “Croquet Party Tablescape” and then they discussed starting a business during a pandemic, the importance of floral education in Gilberto’s life, along with answering any other questions from the live audience.
Show notes & video replay: https://blog.mayesh.com/mwm-gilberto-espinoza-tablescape-design
Mornings with Mayesh: Drew Rios on Collaboration, Creativity & COVID
Our first 2021 Mayesh Design Star, Drew Rios of Rogue&Fox Floral Co, came back onto the show. She answered all of the questions that came in about this month's design video, Floral Art Wall, that touched on planning, products, design longevity, and pricing. In addition, Drew gave an update on how her Valentine's Day collaboration went, planning during the pandemic, battling creative block & so much more.
Show notes & podcast: https://blog.mayesh.com/mwm-drew-rios-on-collaboration-creativity-covid
Stay tuned for the next show & keep on sending in your floral questions!
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Jodi Duncan, AIFD