Flowers Bees Love

Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts is an enormous fan of bees, and you should be too. Why? Well, they’re responsible for pollinating 70 of the top food crops we eat from. They help give us everything from avocados to coffee to flax to sweet, sweet mango. Simply put, our tables wouldn’t look the same without them, whether we’re talking food or flowers. These little workers have a big impact on our lives and on the planet. So what brings all the bees to the yard?

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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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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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Visions Of Spring

We here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers want to paint a picture for you, and it’s called spring. This lush, fresh season is just around the corner and promises that our gardens will return and revive, that the days will grow longer, the light a little bit brighter. Warmth and happiness are just ahead, spring suggests. Best of all, it’s a season awash in flowers.

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Veterans Day Gifts That Inspire

Feeling moved to send some flowers on Veterans Day? You’re not alone. The desire to honor those who served in the military and to commemorate their extraordinary sacrifices is a popular sentiment come November 11. Whether you’re attending the USS KIDD ceremony or having a ritual in the home, there are some Veterans Day gifts that inspire, and they’re called flowers.

At Billy Heromans Flowers & Gifts, we’re aware that there is no official floral item that’s traditionally exchanged on the 11th. Red poppies are reserved for more somber occasions, for instance, while blue forget-me-nots seem more intended for a sweetie you miss who is serving overseas. But while Veterans Day may not get its own flower, there are several candidates in all the right colors you can proudly deliver to your favorite patriot regardless.

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Designing with Hydrangea

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With summer in full swing, creating a fresh, light atmosphere throughout your home can be easy – simply fill your rooms with your favorite bright flowers from Billy Heroman’s Flowers!  We have a wide selection of floral designs that will brighten any kitchen or living room. Shop our site or talk to one of our design experts to find the perfect arrangement for your home – including one of our own personal summertime favorites, the hydrangea.

Good Enough to Eat? The generous, lavish and colorful hydrangea can make a bold statement in any room, and are especially lovely in larger living areas, or on tabletops and mantles. Be careful, though – these flowers can be somewhat toxic, so keep them away from pets and children who may be tempted. Continue reading