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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Where To Put That Big, Bright Arrangement

You may think that flowers will thrive wherever they are put, and when you bring home (or otherwise receive) a lovely bunch from Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts , that it makes no difference where you put them. Well, yes and no. Sunflowers do best where there’s lots of sunlight, not surprisingly. Arrangements you put on the vanity in a bathroom should be humidity-hardy. A clutch of roses can be great as a centerpiece, as long as they aren’t too fragrant, and pieces with a lot of scale look smashing as a foyer accent or on a table in a more formal area of your home.

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Your Essential Summer Playlist: Floral Edition

We’re deep in the heart of summer, and you know what that means. It’s time to put together our playlists. It’s time to pick our faves on Spotify or to bust out all of those tunes that make us feel in the mood for long hot days by the pool, at the beach or on the lake. Well we here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts have an essential playlist for you to add to the mix, and the best part is, it’s inspired by flowers. That’s right. We’ve found all of the songs that take their cue from the floral landscape. You’re welcome.

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The Great Entertainer

Summertime is practically made for pretty parties, so unfurl the table linens and set out the good china. Pair your posh potlucks and farm-to-table dinners with more than just candles or moonlight; introduce fresh flowers to the table to create more ambiance and set the tone. Everyone loves getting an invite to a summertime fest. Everything seems to be conspiring in favor of gatherings that go late into the evening, taking advantage of the long days and great weather. Your flowers can do the same.

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Sweet Flowers To Honor The Best Of Friendships

On National Best Friend’s Day, do something special for your bestie. Take her to lunch, meet her for drinks, sneak in a midday movie and definitely present her with flowers. Flowers have the ability to convey our feelings, sure, but you’re probably already good at that when it comes to your best friend. Instead, offer her a batch of blooms that will both elaborate on what she already knows and give her something beautiful to look at. The Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts team has seen every flower exchange in the books, and the ones that are intended to honor a friendship are always so fun to put together. Because we know our besties so well, it’s easy to create the perfect piece.

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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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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

July Fourth Flowers for Your Party

July Fourth Flowers

One of the biggest celebrations of the summer season is July 4th, a time when the entire country comes together to celebrate the unique freedoms in our nation. Whether you are hosting the party or headed to someone else’s gathering, the addition of patriotic flowers is a great way to set the mood. July Fourth flowers can be comprised of any blooms which exhibit the red, white and blue – and the possibilities for gorgeous bouquets are many! Come to Billy Heroman’s Flowers for great ideas, or shop our collection here.  Continue reading

Summer Tables & Seasonal Flowers

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Summer time is all about the colors – vivid and vibrant colors that brighten every occasion and gathering. Whether you are planning a casual barbecue for family and friends or a sophisticated backyard soiree for colleagues, Billy Heroman’s Flowers can provide the summer bouquets and seasonal flowers that are perfect for any ambiance. How will you decorate your summer table? It’s as easy as giving us a call. Let us know what you are planning, and we’ll help with the colorful designs that will make it a memorable occasion. Continue reading