There are few celebrations more synonymous with this part of the world than Mardi Gras. The origin of the festive holiday can be traced to the France in the 17th century, with the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf. In March of 1699 – on the eve of the holiday – French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville arrived at a port just south of New Orleans and named it “Pointe du Mardi Gras”. In 1702, Bienville established Fort Louis de la Mobile (current day Mobile) and just a year later, Americas first Mardi Gras was celebrated in this small settlement. In 1718, Bienville founded New Orleans. Continue reading
Floral Design Day was instituted in 1995, in honor of Carl Rittner, founder of the School of Floral Design in Boston. Rittner is considered by many to be the “father of floral design” and was one of the very first to recognize the work done in this industry as a legitimate art form. His legacy and vision have influenced thousands of professionals through the years. On the day he is remembered, we’d like to introduce you to one of our floral designers, Robert, who has been with Billy Heroman’s Flowers since the 1970’s. Although he took breaks over the years, he always returned – and he is here to stay. Continue reading
John Wesley once said, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” On February 17th, we all have a great reason to do all the good we can- for Random Act of Kindness Day. Billy Heroman’s Flowers is your go-to source in Baton Rouge for excellent ideas for flowers and gifts that will help to share the happiness. Let our team work with you to inspire compassion and generosity, on this and every day.
National Wedding Month is celebrated in February, as romance is in the air and nuptials are on people’s minds. While June, August, and September represent months when the most wedding ceremonies are performed in the United States, February holds its own as an iconic month in the wedding industry, for many reasons. Are you planning a Baton Rouge wedding? Regardless of the month in which your wedding is to take place, take a few minute now to relax and enjoy the process. Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts is your one-stop source for flowers for every stage of romance.
That’s A Lot of Wedding Cake! Each year in the U.S., 2.4 million weddings are celebrated. That represents an average of 6,200 weddings per day.
While gifts for our sweethearts get all the attention on Valentine’s Day, there are many others in our lives that deserve to be shown love, today and every day. In fact, statistics tell us that everyone from co-workers to pets will receive gifts on this special holiday. Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts has gifts that will bring smiles and warm the hearts of those special to you – no matter who they are! Continue reading
Although Valentine’s Day is known as the quintessential holiday of romance. it is made up of millions of individual love stories and adventures. Some of these stories are only beginning, others are many decades old – but they are all celebrated on this day. Whether you are going on a first date, or have spent a lifetime celebrating February 14th together, Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gifts has the Valentine’s flowers, bouquets, and gifts that will convey your love, straight from the heart. Continue reading
Flowers are often given for happy occasions – birthdays, anniversaries and as congratulations for achievements. But floral designs are also the perfect way to cheer up those in your life who may be sick or recovering from an injury. In fact, recent studies have shown that receiving a bouquet of flowers has an immediate effect on happiness and contentment levels. Therefore, if someone you love is feeling a bit under the weather, get well flowers from Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gifts is sure to make them feel better. Continue reading
The New Year represents a fresh slate, a new opportunity. There is a so much hope, optimism, and possibility! No matter how you choose to usher in 2017, the floral designers at Billy Heroman’s Flowers have come up with the perfect flowers for the New Year.
The reason why white flowers are so popular at weddings is because they represent the promise of a brand new beginning. For the same reason, they are often used to create gorgeous New Year’s arrangements. There is just something pure and innocent about January 1, like a fresh snowfall. Continue reading
We all love giving and receiving gifts, but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to find the perfect gift for everyone. If you are involved with a Secret Santa gift exchange, finding several creative gifts that will surprise and delight them may seem daunting, but it is easy when you partner with Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gifts. When it comes to great holiday gifts that are a bit out of the ordinary, we’ve got this Santa thing down.
Special Delivery – As Secret Santa exchanges generally require anonymity, call us and let us know what you are up to – we’ll be happy to help you to coordinate delivery without giving away your secret.
There are many symbols of the Christmas season – the glittering tree, the festively wrapped presents – and the classic poinsettia plant. You know the Christmas season has arrived when you begin to see the familiar vibrant red flowers appearing in lobbies, at front desks, and in office cubicles. The poinsettia is known for being beautiful, easy to maintain and long-lasting. And when you get yours from Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gifts, you can be assured that your plant was grown locally in Baton Rouge, right in our own greenhouses.
Poinsettias grow in red, white and pink, and can be kept vivid and fresh throughout the holiday season with just a few simple maintenance tips.