Roses For All The Anniversaries

In the U.S., June is the most popular month for marriage, and we here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts understand why. Weather-wise, most of the country has its fair share of blue-skies-and-sunshine. Flowers are at their rosiest (forgive the pun), and it’s an optimal time to travel. And where there are weddings, there are anniversaries. If June is all about the wedding flower bounty, it follows that it’s awash in anniversary blooms, too.

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Roses That Arrive In Style

February 14 is right around the corner, but Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts is prepared, which means, so are you. If you’re reading this right now, you’re way ahead of the game, and you’ve obviously come to the right place. When most people think of sending flowers on Valentine’s Day, they imagine sending roses. And while there is a lot of variety in what you can send these days – everything from mixed bouquets to flowering plants – there’s a reason red, long-stem roses dominate the market.

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Pick Pantone’s Color Of The Year For Your Flowers

We here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers are fans of purple – just check out our logo – so we were thrilled with Pantone’s pick for 2018 Color Of The Year, Ultra Violet. This may seem like a tough color to introduce into your space, but trust us, it isn’t. Majestic, cosmic, mysterious, this shade is basically a jewel-tone and looks gorgeous added to the home right around winter time. But if you’re not ready to commit to wall paint or a new couch (who is?), then try this color out first in flower form.

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National Rose Month in June

National Rose MonthJune is National Rose Month, which gives us the opportunity to officially tell the world how much we love roses. Roses are not only the most popular flowers for all occasions, but they also have a very interesting story. This month, in honor of the classic rose, we offer some fun facts and trivia that you may not have known.

And if you are looking to send some roses to someone you love, start at Billy Heroman’s Flowers. For National Rose Month and year-round, we have the most beautiful blooms in Baton Rouge.  Continue reading

Valentine’s Flowers From the Heart

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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

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.

 

 

In June it’s All About the Roses

rosesEvery month, there are many reasons to send flowers, but this month it seems that we have more reasons than ever! In June, it is all about the roses.

rosesFor starters, roses are the official birth flower of June. In ancient Rome, flowers were often used as birthday gifts – and therefore whichever flower was in season dictated the gift. In June, they are in full bloom and make the most obvious choice to represent this month! Once you decide to give the flowers, however, your choices are still abundant – whether yellow for your best friend, orange for an exciting new relationship, pink to express appreciation or purple to express infatuation, your color palette, and design choices are endless.

rosesJune is also the traditional month for many to hold their wedding, and roses are often the favorite flower for these events. White are the most popular selection by brides across the country, as they embody purity and innocence; and although some may think red to be the rose of love, white is considered to be the most appropriate hue for this exciting day. Many people may be surprised to learn that in ancient Greece and Rome, white (not red) were symbolic of devoted passion and heated romance. However, as red roses began to be tied to some of the most loving sacrifices in history, they began to take over the honor. Fittingly, June 12 is Red Rose Day – a day that recognizes traditional red roses as a classic and beloved flower.

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For June we have created a special bouquet in honor of the rose. With our Jewels of June Birthday Bouquet you can celebrate June birthdays with green roses, hydrangea, hypericum, thistle and dianthus in a bubble bowl filled with the Jewels of June.roses

When giving roses as gifts, consider adding in some additional vivid summer flowers for a celebratory display that will be the life of the party. There are many ways and many reasons to give roses this June, but the best place in Baton Rouge to get them is Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts.

The History of June Roses

rosesThe rose is the official birth flower of June. This is a flower that exudes mystique – with such timeless beauty, there are many legends and stories attached to it that reach back into history. Greek mythology credits the goddess Aphrodite for creating the rose from her own tears and the blood of Adonis; while the Roman goddess Venus adopted the rose as her token of beauty and love. Venus’s son Cupid shot an arrow into his mother’ s rose garden, which legend tells us resulted in the flower’s thorns. In Roman history, ceilings were covered with ornamental roses, which created a veil of secrecy. To this day, to speak of something sub rosa means to keep it confidential.

An Arabic tradition tells that all roses were originally white in color. A beautiful nightingale fell in love with the bloom, and was inspired to sing its melodic tune for the first time. The bird’s love was so compelling that it pressed close into the rose and the thorns piercing its body drew blood from its heart, thus turning roses red from then on. Throughout their history, roses have continued to represent love, although various colors have come to symbolize different forms of love – affection, honor, gratitude and passion have all been named as emotions connected to roses.

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Red roses represent romantic and sacrificial love; white roses denote purity, charm and innocence. Pink blooms express youth and young love; while yellow roses stand for freedom, joy and friendship. Purple roses most closely resemble the birthstones of June, and as such make a fitting birthday tribute to a loved one celebrating a birthday this month. At Billy Heroman’s Flower Shops, we can deliver beautiful floral arrangements, including rose bouquets, in a full spectrum of colors to best exemplify the message you wish to send. Visit one of our three Baton Rouge floral shops today to send your rose bouquets to those you love!

The Meaning Behind the Different Colors of Roses

 

What The Different Colors of Roses Mean - Baton RougeEvery rose means something a little different. As you’re making your selections for Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to keep each color’s symbolism in mind. Fortunately, we will provide you with the following helpful guide so that you can easily choose the roses that hold the most symbolism for your friends, family and loved ones.

 

Single Colors

 

  • Red: Red roses are the most traditional Valentine’s Day flower, and with good reason. This color represents romance, love, beauty and perfection. It is sometimes said that dark red roses represent humility or unconscious beauty.
  • Orange: Bright, fiery orange represents life, energy, passion and excitement. Give these roses to someone irresistible. Softer shades, like peach, are used to express sincerity or gratitude, while pastel peach is considered a modest color.
  • Yellow: The warmth of the yellow rose symbolizes friendship, joy and gladness. These flowers can also be used as a sign of remembrance or affection.
  • White: White roses come with a variety of meanings, including purity, innocence, grace and humility. Because these flowers have long been popular for weddings, they have also come to represent new beginnings and budding love.
  • Pink: Pink roses are given to express your admiration of someone’s refinement, elegance or femininity. Darker shades of pink convey a sense of appreciation, while pale pinks are generally used to give a sense of admiration, joy or gentleness.
  • Lavender: In the language of flowers, lavender roses are used to tell someone that you’re enchanted by them. They also represent desire and love at first sight.

 

Mixed or Blended Colors

 

valentine's day flower arragements Baton RougeSometimes a rose of one color isn’t enough to say what you mean. You’re free to mix and match Valentine’s roses as much as you like, but keep in mind that some combinations have meanings all their own. For instance, a bouquet of red and white roses represents unity, which makes this combination a wonderful choice for someone who has been by your side through the years. A mixture of red and yellow roses represents happiness, and when you give yellow roses with orange or red tips, you’re telling that person that your feelings of friendship are turning to into love.

 

This Valentine’s Day, find the perfect roses to express your feelings at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts. Browse our website to see a variety of delightful arrangements or stop in at one of our three locations to see roses in every color of the rainbow!

 

The Best Flowers for 4th of July!

Every year, Americans across the country gather together on the 4th of July in order to celebrate our independence. Whether you are heading to the beach house for fun in the sun, or you are hosting a quintessential 4th of July barbecue complete with fireworks at the end of the night, you will want to be sure to have the perfect red, white and blue floral arrangement on display.

What are the Best Flowers for the 4th of July?

  • Red roses with baby’s breath — There’s nothing more classic than a bouquet of red roses with baby’s breath, and since red is one of the most iconic and patriotic colors, this is the perfect choice. If you are purchasing this arrangement as a gift, you can be sure that the recipient will love these timeless blooms. If you simply want to treat yourself, these roses will bring a smile to your face for days.
  • White daisies with red carnations and purple statice — This mix of spring and summer blooms creates the perfect red, white and blue centerpiece. Send it to a loved one who might be spending the holiday in another part of the country, or purchase it in order to decorate your own home. This arrangement will fit in with the rest of the stars and stripes decor that you pick out for your party.
  • Sunflowers — While they may be a shade of golden yellow, these flowers evoke the feeling of summertime across the country. Sunflowers are an idyllic summer bloom, and they can add a classic and vintage touch to any 4th of July barbecue. Create centerpieces for the event or present the host with a special bouquet created with these flowers.

You might consider bringing a floral arrangement as a gift for the person who is hosting the 4th of July gathering that you are going to, or maybe you want to make your house feel a little more festive this year. Either way, fresh blooms that truly represent all that America has to offer are the best way to celebrate the holiday. Order your arrangement today so that you aren’t left behind without a patriotic arrangement that is destined to brighten up any type of event.