Slide Right Into Summer With These Flowers

We’ve all heard the expression, “April showers bring May flowers,” but what do May’s flowers bring?

Aside from our abject appreciation, they give way to June’s flowers, or the blossoms of early summer, to wax poetic about it. Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts loves what every season brings flower-wise, but there’s certainly something about summer. The flowers that thrive then are some of the most dazzling of the year, saturated with color, bursting with interest. And that’s why we want to do a sneak peek at what’s in store, and also to point out how many flowers spring and summer share in common, making the transition from May to June not only easy but beautiful.

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All Abloom For Mother’s Day

Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts is honoring the mothers this May 13th, and we mean all of them. Americans will spend over $2 billion on flowers for their mamas this year, which means a) there’s a lot of mothers to give flowers to and b) there’s a staggering variety of them. Any good florist will have a range of designs on hand to appeal to such an important array of recipients. As you select the perfect piece for yours, think about her preferences and taste. Should you pick a classic presentation of roses? A more modern cube vase packed with tulips? An exotic orchid? A fragrant bouquet?

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Dance Flowers To Die For

Summer is within reach, but before that, there’s the end of the school year, with its award ceremonies, graduations, proms and parties. It’s a celebratory time for our local seniors and their families, and Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts knows it’s also a time when flowers are in high demand. Everything from rose bouquets to nosegays to graduation party centerpieces is called for, but for many, there’s no more important end-of-school-year flowers than the ones worn to prom.

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Honor Your Unsung Heroes With Plants

Make a note of May 6 through May 12—it’s both Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week. You’ll want to honor the heroes in your life who empower, nurture and educate so many and often for very little in return. Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts has the perfect offering for the super heroes in your life, the nurses and teachers who are also mentors, family, friends, colleagues and neighbors.

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Earth Day All Year Round In Our Greenhouses

It’s almost Earth Day, and in honor of it we here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts want to show you what’s growing in our greenhouses.

We love celebrating our planet on April 22—there’s nothing better than seeing our Baton Rouge community come together for plantings, re-cycling events, environmental fairs and clean-ups. While you’re participating in local initiatives that remind us to be good stewards of the Earth, don’t forget to bring something green home, too. One of the best ways to get kids connected to our planet and interested in protecting it is to give them—and the whole house—something green to take care of.

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Desktop Awareness For A Refreshed Workplace

We here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts are rolling out a new initiative we’re calling “Desktop Awareness,” and the timing couldn’t be better. Administrative Professionals Day is just around the corner (April 25), and the fact that we’re bringing attention to the plight of desktops everywhere is something that’s bound to make them happy. Take  stock of the surfaces in your workplace—do they need a refresh for spring? Has the long winter left them cluttered, disorganized or totally bereft? If the answer is yes, let us show you the difference some flowers and plants can make.

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Detox Your Home With Healthy Plants

Spring offers us the chance to do a reset, and we here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers love the opportunity to do that. We know that one of the best ways to top off your spring clean is by adding an oxygenating plant to your home. There’s nothing quite like a lush green plant to reset and refresh your space while providing definite health benefits, too.

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Baskets Galore For Easter

What would Easter be without its baskets? It’s like suggesting we spend the Sunday without hunting for eggs or noshing on bunny-shaped chocolate. The basket is tradition, and it came to us from an even more ancient farming tradition, when seedlings were brought to church in baskets to be blessed. Eventually, what would become the Easter meal in modern times was also brought in a basket to be blessed. Baskets carry with them a sacred meaning, sure, but they’re also important symbols of comfort and plenty, which is why we here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts love to design with them.

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Lilies Smell Just Right For Spring

We often think of the crop of new flowers that arrive without fail every spring as being coveted for their bright beauty. And in fact they are, but the season’s flowers are enchanting for their fragrance, too. Here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, we love the idea of designing with scent in mind as well as color, texture and contrast. After all, our flowers should be experienced fully, since they make an appeal to all of the senses.

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