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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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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Be Inspired by National Romance Month

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Throughout the calendar year, there are days that inspire romance more than others. Whether Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or an anniversary, these occasions usually involve planning nice dinners and surprising our significant other with romantic gifts. Although we highly recommend celebrating the love in your life during those special times, we also believe that your love should be celebrated all the time – just because. August is National Romance Month, and was created to remind people that true romance knows no season and needs no reason! From Baton Rouge to Port Allen, Billy Heroman’s Flowers is here to help bring the romance back.

national romance monthThere is just something about the long stemmed red rose that speaks to our passionate side. This month, choose to adorn the home or office with a lavish rose bouquet, and you can be assured that your loved one knows exactly how you feel. Sometimes, when it comes to romance, the classics are the best expression of your heart. But for an extra dose of romance, add some amazing stargazer lilies. This elegant floral design will deliver the love, and make them starry-eyed for you all over again.

We think that an amazing way to celebrate romance is to reminisce about your most cherished moments. When thinking back, your wedding day is perhaps the most special of memories. To celebrate how much your love has grown, recreate your wedding bouquet for your spouse. Whether you have our floral designers arrange an exact copy of the bouquet, or reimagine the flowers into a fresh and modern design, we are sure that this gesture will touch their heart. For an extra sentimental touch, have a replica of your wedding day centerpiece created as well, to make your intimate dinner even more romantic.

Throughout the busy days, we can sometimes miss the small and special times of life,  National Romance Month gives you the perfect opportunity to remind them of your love for them, every day and all the time. Call or stop by Billy Heroman’s Flowers, and let us help you with inspiration to make August the most romantic month of the year.

national romance month

We think that an amazing way to celebrate romance is to reminisce about your most cherished moments. When thinking back, your wedding day is perhaps the most special of memories. To celebrate how much your love has grown, recreate your wedding bouquet for your spouse. Whether you have our floral designers arrange an exact copy of the bouquet, or reimagine the flowers into a fresh and modern design, we are sure that this gesture will touch their heart. For an extra sentimental touch, have a replica of your wedding day centerpiece created as well, to make your intimate dinner even more romantic.

Throughout the busy days, we can sometimes miss the small and special times of life,  National Romance Month gives you the perfect opportunity to remind them of your love for them, every day and all the time. Call or stop by Billy Heroman’s Flowers, and let us help you with inspiration to make August the most romantic month of the year.

 

 

Three Lily Traditions You Should Know

With the many varieties of lilies to choose from, how do you pick the most meaningful gift for your loved ones? As one of the most popular flowers of all time, lilies have come to symbolize many different things. Take a moment to learn about some of the traditions surrounding lilies so that you can choose a beautifully symbolic gift.

Calla Lilies: The Flower of Change, Rebirth and New Beginnings

Callas are one of the most iconic flowers in the world. Their name comes from the Greek word for “beauty,” and they have commonly been associated with the Virgin Mary, holiness, faith and purity. Calla lilies are also the most common wedding flowers because they symbolize devotion and marital happiness. On your sixth wedding anniversary, calla lilies are the traditional gift for your spouse. Because callas have been associated with purity, or purification, they are commonly used at funerals as well. With the many uses for calla lilies, they are the traditional gift to give during major life events.

Yellow Lilies: The Flower of Budding Love

Yellow lilies have a history that spans millennia. As the centuries have passed, their meaning has changed. Originally, they were the symbol of falsehood. As the story goes, the Virgin Mary picked a yellow lily. As soon as she touched it, it turned white because yellow was not the flower’s true color. During Victorian times, the cheerful appearance of the yellow lily came to symbolize gaiety. It was often said that when you looked at the huge, bright blooms, that you would feel as if you were “walking on air.” Since those days, the traditions behind the yellow lily have evolved a step further. Today, these flowers represent flirtation and puppy love. If you are in a new relationship, a bouquet of yellow lilies is the perfect gift to turn that puppy love into lasting affection.

Stargazer Lilies: The Flower of Dreams

Unlike most other lily varieties, Stargazer lilies don’t have many centuries of history. Despite this, they are still one of the most meaningful flowers. First bred by Leslie Woodruff in 1978, the stargazer was named for the bold pink and white blooms that point towards the sky. The name “stargazer” implies unlimited potential, optimism and prosperity. Because of Woodruff’s success in creating these lilies, stargazer lilies are traditionally used to represent passion, determination and the fulfillment of dreams. Stargazer lilies are the best gift to celebrate graduations, promotions and other successes.