2018’s Positively Posh Flowers

Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts may be steeped in winter’s seasonal arrangements, but we’re looking ahead to the future, too. And one of the best ways to do that is to take stock of International Floral Distributors annual floral design trend report.

Of the four styles identified, we’re in love with Positively Posh, an approach to floral work that celebrates a traditional romantic aesthetic with a modern twist.

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Fall Florals for Hosts

Chances are, you’re attending a dinner party sometime this holiday season. And while it may not be on the level of Thanksgiving, it’s still a gathering in which your host or hostess will be going to some effort to make a nice meal and put out all the decor. In that case, it’s time to think about the thank-you gift you’ll offer in return.

Hostess gifts have been around forever, and while there’s some debate about what’s appropriate to give, one thing is for sure, at least to Billy Heromans Flowers & Gifts: Fall florals are never wrong.

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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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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.

For coffee table or dining room table, these designs will add the brilliance required to welcome this special time of year. Continue reading

Sending Bouquets Just Because

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Just Because Day is a chance to perform good deeds and thoughtful gestures for no particular reason at all. On August 27, take a break from being practical and enjoy life… just because. There are plenty of ways to do this. The professionals at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts have listed some ideas here – feel free to use ours or be inspired to create your own list of ways to make people smile!

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Embrace Friendship & Sisterhood

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“A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” ~Marian Garretty

Sisterhood and friendship go hand in hand. Who else can take you back to the memories of childhood like a sister? These lifelong friends are beautiful gifts, so it makes sense that National Sisters Day and National Friendship Day are celebrated on the same day! The first Sunday in August (August 6th this year) is a day to celebrate these special women in your life. Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts is happy to help you to honor them, with a beautiful selection of bouquets to tell her how much you appreciate her in your life. Continue reading

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

Outdoor Gardens for Butterflies & Bees

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Summer is in full swing, and with the new season comes the expectation that insects of all sorts will visit your backyard or outdoor gardens. Some of these visitors are welcome – for instance, butterflies and bees create a lovely atmosphere that not only celebrates summer, but is important to our ecosystem. And as certain flowers will attract these insects more readily, we invite you to work with Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts to choose from an array of beautiful plants and flowers that are sure to be inviting.

Butterflies love fresh water, a sunny spot that’s shielded from the wind, and plenty of nectar. Certain flowers work well in these conditions, too, and contain the right ingredients to bring butterflies – or even caterpillars- to your landscape. Gardens full of milkweed, sunflowers, asters and goldenrod, for example, make great homes for caterpillars and the butterflies they will become. Continue reading