Filling Fall with Mums

There are flowers you want to admire from a distance, or even lean in to for a minute to smell their lovely fragrance. And then there are flowers that you want to gather up in your arms and crowd your doorstep with. Mums are in that category.

We’re loving mums at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, and not just because they’re the season’s standout bloom. We’re filling Fall with mums because they’re never out of season, even if we have to wait most of the year to see them. Though these days they come in a variety of colors – even wine and harvest hues – we’re still partial to the traditionally bright blooms. Even on the darkest and deepest of Fall evenings, a batch of spirited mums reminds us that the sun will come out again.

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Unique Floral Designs & Arrangements

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The fall season is full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes. This is a great time of year to add creativity and warmth with your home decor, and to look for ways to celebrate the season through flowers. The floral experts at Billy Heroman’s Flowers in Baton Rouge love all of the colors and textures of this time of the year, and we look forward to helping you to transform your ambiance. Continue reading

Centerpieces for the Autumn Season

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We are so excited for fall! Days get cooler, colors get warmer, and we have the opportunity to decorate our homes with a whole new aesthetic. If you are looking for creative and colorful ways to warm up your space for the new season, Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts is the place to begin.

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Decorate Your Home with Autumn Colors

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Autumn is upon us in Baton Rouge! Although it will likely be October before we experience a noticeable drop in temperatures, we are excited to see fall on the calendar  – cooler air, pumpkin patches and the hope of catching a glimpse of changing leaves capture our attention and our imaginations. Autumn colors are front and center in the seasonal florals from Billy Heroman’s Flowers. If you are looking for a vibrant and fresh way to spruce up your home decor for the autumn, look no further than our flower shop.

These gerbera daisies reflect the classic colors of fall – rich reds, vivid oranges, and warm yellows. This generous bouquet is accented with hypericum berries for authentic seasonal details, and the bouquet will bring all the warm hospitality of autumn days into your kitchen.
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Other popular flowers to showcase beautiful autumn colors include orange lilies and roses, yellow sunflowers and spider mums. Alstroemeria in shades of red and yellow are wonderful supporting flowers, as are natural elements such as cattails, wheat and millet stalks, lotus pods, seeded eucalyptus, and fall foliage such as maple leaves.

As we head into the new season, we anticipate harvest festivals and fun-filled holidays with family and friends. Many of us don’t have the pleasure of witnessing the autumn colors in nature as we’d like to. Therefore, bring autumn into your home with flowers that will project all of the warmth and hospitality that this time of year encourages.  Whether you are looking to decorate your own home with cozy florals or want to send a vibrant “just because” bouquet to someone you love – the designers at Billy Heroman’s Flowers have created the perfect fall floral arrangements.

 

 

 

 

Billy Heroman’s Dahlia’s

dahliaThe dahlia flower is a study in diversity. Originally native to Mexico, the bloom actually grows well in cooler temperatures that offer a bit more moisture in the ground. Named after the 18th century botanist Anders Dahl, the dahlia has over 30 species and literally thousand of hybrid varieties. As far back as the 1500’s, the dahlia was used by indigenous peoples for medicinal and nutritional purposes. Although dahlia tubers are certainly edible, this usage has gone by the wayside. Today you are far more likely to find dahlias in gardens and floral arrangements than on a dinner plate.

 

The sheer range of size, appearance, color and shape make the dahlia fascinating; you may find a dahlia growing on a plant less than a foot tall, while others may be on a 6 foot stalk. They are also cultivated across the full color spectrum – from white to magenta to bronze gold. Some species are also known for their spectacular dual colored or patterned petals. From light to dark, shaded or bold – there is a dahlia for every bouquet. Dahlias can be so unique and beautiful that there are numerous associations and growing clubs dedicated solely to the flower; as well as nationwide competitions to see who can grow the most gorgeous dahlia.

 

The dahlia flower symbolically represents dignity and elegance; alternately, the dahlia also signifies a strong commitment of bond between two people. As such, the dahlia is a meaningful bloom to send for weddings or anniversaries, especially when you send in colors that also speak to these themes. As the dahlia also conveys good wishes for many happy years together, they make an ideal engagement floral bouquet as well.

 

If you are interested in exploring the many species of dahlia for any occasion, come into Billy Heroman’s and discuss your ideas with our expert florists. In Baton Rouge and across the country, dahlias make a striking statement – which dahlia will you choose? The possibilities for a stunning bouquet are limitless.

Billy Heroman’s Fall Flowers

fall flowersAs cooler air finally arrives, it’s time to put away the remnants of summer and embrace the crisp new season of autumn. This is a time of abundant harvests, overflowing orchards and brilliant leaves on the trees. Thoughts of fall festivals and gatherings abound, and the color palettes of the the world change from pastels and neons to luxurious oranges, yellows reds and purples. The jewel tones of fall blooms make for amazing floral bouquets that are homey, vivid and filled with warmth. Billy Heroman’s has the perfect fall flowers to convey these sentiments – no matter the occasion.

 

The aptly named Autumn Bouquet is an ideal floral arrangement to capture the sunny vibrance of fall. Yellow asters remind us of the recent summer days, but the arrangement eases us into fall by adding orange roses and daisies, leafy greens and a natural fiber bow. Your loved one may even believe that the flowers were freshly picked while out for a long autumn walk; and this display makes a wonderful birthday or hostess gift. .

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Autumn Bouquet

 

Daisies, alstromeria and lilies combine with natural berries to create Fabulous Fall, a dramatic cube of flowers that perfectly embodies the spirit of the season. This arrangement will be an ideal centerpiece for your large family meals, and is abundant enough to grace the most lavish of feasts. When visiting family or friends, these flowers will make quite the impression.

 

As the seasons change and the world settles into autumn, you can be sure the Billy Heroman’s is your source for all things floral in Baton Rouge. Come in to talk to us about creating your own bouquet that celebrates the crisp and clear new season of fall, showcasing the deep and rich colors that make this time of year famous.