Unveil A Showstopper Centerpiece This Fourth of July

Chances are, you’ll be doing some socializing this 4th of July, and probably in your own home. We here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts think that in that case, you should have some firework-level flowers on hand. Preferably in the center of your holiday table, where everyone can get a good look at them. Contrary to what you might think, your 4th flowers don’t need to be of the red, white and blue variety; you’ve got plenty of opportunities to decorate with patriotic flair elsewhere in your home and outdoors. Instead, focus on putting something out that offers a lot of impact and feels just right for summer.

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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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Detox Your Home With Healthy Plants

Spring offers us the chance to do a reset, and we here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers love the opportunity to do that. We know that one of the best ways to top off your spring clean is by adding an oxygenating plant to your home. There’s nothing quite like a lush green plant to reset and refresh your space while providing definite health benefits, too.

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Lift Yourself Up With Flowers

When you’re looking to give yourself flowers—and you should be—don’t stop at the grocery store, go for the real thing. Here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, we make it super simple for you to walk in and walk out with a gorgeous array of blooms. Giving yourself the gift of flowers is an important act of self-care, as important as grabbing a pedicure or opening a beautiful bottle of wine just because you want to do something nice for yourself.

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Administrative Professionals Appreciation

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During World War II, the need arose for administrative personnel who could lend their skills and expertise to the general economy. Before long, the National Secretaries’ Association formed to recognize these hard-working individuals and the contributions they made to our nation’s commerce. Now known collectively as Administrative Professionals, these skilled individuals help businesses and organizations everywhere run efficiently, contributing to the overall success of the business and to the national economy at large. As we approach Administrative Professionals Week, Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts has some excellent suggestions designed to show your administrative professionals appreciation for the work they do every day.  Continue reading

Floral Design Day – Meet Robert

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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

July Birthstone Flowers

july birthdayThe lavish red ruby is a gemstone that has been widely coveted throughout history.  Mentioned in the Bible for its worth, and part of ancient folklore, the ruby is acknowledged by some to be the most valuable stone on the planet. It’s trademarked rich deep red tone is known throughout the world. The gem is said to represent nobility, passion, and prosperity, and is often referred to as the “King’s Stone” for its popularity with royalty and social elite. It is even the subject of legend – the story passed through generations is that an ancient Chinese Emperor traded an entire city for a single red ruby. It is also the birthstone for July, making it the perfect gift for any July birthday.

Once desired for its legendary powers to heal and protect, the ruby is now cherished for its elegance and beauty. And although you may believe your loved ones each deserve a precious stone of their own, that may not be a feasible option. However, the expert designers at Billy Heroman’s have created bouquets inspired by the vibrant and fiery jewel; transforming it’s essence into a floral bouquet of bold, exquisite blooms, perfect for delivering the spirit of the ruby in floral form.

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We have created a special bouquet just for July in honor of the vibrant ruby. Our Ruby Riches July Birthday Bouquet celebrates with colorfully rich flowers, such as bright red roses and soft blue hydrangea. There are even ruby accents on the bottom to honor the birthstone.

Tradition tells us that power, virtue, and strength lie in the hands of those who claim the ruby as their birthstone – so show them how much you honor them this month with flowers that put that spirit into their hands. Whether red roses, red gerbera daisies or red carnations; whether an exotic bromeliad or tropical anthurium and red ginger – let the ruby inspire a gorgeous bouquet sure to make them feel like royalty.

Making Memories with Summer Flowers

summer flowersSummer is all about making memories – this season seeks out new ways to bring the people in your life together, and encourages you to take the time to stop and smell the roses. Here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, we don’t believe that is just an expression of speech – we truly believe in the ability of flowers to change the atmosphere and help you create lasting memories. Here are some of our favorite ways to bring summer flowers into your home.

summer flowersNature has a way of making us feel happy and at peace; so the long, bright sunny days of summer give us the ideal time to get out and enjoy the beauty around us. But unlike the kids, although we long to spend our summer chasing adventure and good times, we have to work and carry on with our lives. That is where Billy Heroman’s comes in – we know that by adding flowers to a home or workplace, you can enhance mood and productivity. This summer, liven up the spaces you have to be with popular summer blooms – and turn them into place you want to be!

Of course, with the sunlight extending far into the evening and the cooler night air beckoning, we love to plan impromptu gatherings with our friends and family; so fire up the grill and grab a cold refreshment, because work is over and it’s time to relax! Turn your deck into a summer oasis by adding some of our most popular summer flowers – baskets of petunias and begonias are reminiscent of Mom’s garden, while gladioli, lilies, and gerbera daisies add color and drama!

One of the most famous symbols of the season is the sunflower – whose name and appearance both pay homage to the summer sun. Add a few bouquets of this iconic plant to your patio and it becomes a garden sanctuary, worthy of your neighborhood barbecue.

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy what you love and make memories doing it. Celebrate the season with your friends and family surrounded by beautiful floral arrangements, and the memories are guaranteed.

Billy Heroman’s Holiday Gift Guide

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With the holiday season fast approaching, many are beginning to shop for their holiday gift and decor needs. We at Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gifts have created a quick and easy holiday gift guide featuring our most popular seasonal items. From centerpieces to plants, our holiday gift guide has a wide variety of products that will be perfect for any occasion in the upcoming season. Happy holidays!

We have divided our holiday gift guide into four categories: Homegrown Poinsettias, Holiday Plants, Holiday Arrangements, and Holiday Centerpieces. Below you will find our favorite products from each category.

Homegrown Poinsettias

Poinsettias are always the perfect option for the Holidays! This classic holiday plant is beautiful and low-maintenance. Poinsettias bring color and joy throughout the entire holiday season. Your choice of a full service basket, a nicer basket, or in a holiday container! Available in red, pink, and white.

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Poinsettia Plant

Holiday Plants

One of the most striking features of tropical and subtropical forests is the abundance of colorful Bromeliads found growing on tree trunks and branches. We offer a Holiday Double Bromeliad Plant that will similarly brighten any home or office. This plant comes in a beautiful basket, accented with holiday flowers and a festive ribbon. Its glowing bloom will last for months to come.

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Holiday Double Bromeliad Plant

Holiday Arrangements

Get in the Holiday Spirit with this bubble bowl filled with red tulips, white hydrangeas, red carnations, and other holiday accents. This makes a beautiful addition to any home or office, or give it as a host or hostess gift.

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Holiday Spirit Bubble Bowl

Holiday Centerpieces

This beautiful Christmas Candle Centerpiece will add holiday cheer to any dinner table. This centerpiece features a large red candle, red roses, holiday greenery, pine cones, and a festive ribbon.

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Christmas Candle Centerpiece

 

No matter your floral needs, Billy Heroman’s has the perfect gift. Delivery worldwide and locally to Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Prairieville, Gonzales, Denham Springs, Baker and Zachary.

Floral Gift Giving On Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is only days away, which means that people across the country are finalizing their decisions about the best gifts for the special people in life. Flowers and chocolates are both traditional gifts for this holiday celebrating love, but sometimes people can struggle to determine which flower arrangement would work best. Here are a few ideas that shoppers can use to find the perfect choice for their special someone.

Stargazer lilies and red roses

Red roses are perhaps one of the most commonly known flowers to represent love and affection. The rich color these flowers offer are enough to please anyone. Stargazer lilies are similar associated with showing adoration and passion for that certain person in life. These flowers tend to offer a white background with a gorgeous pink and reddish hue in the middle. They offer a unique beauty that is loved by people everywhere. These flowers can each be given in separate bouquet, or they can even be combined into the ultimate romantic arrangement. The two flowers tend to match each other particularly well, especially when paired with a white accent.

Orchids

Orchids have become increasingly popular flower, and for good reason. These plants are relatively easy to care for and offer a unique beauty that looks fantastic just about anywhere. Orchids also have incredible diversity, with countless different types available. Orchids also have a strong association with love, making them a great gift for Sweetest Day. White and lavender options for this holiday of love both should work well.

Think fall

Sweetest Day falls in the middle of October, which is when the popular colors of fall commonly can be seen. Many people adore the yellows, oranges, reds, and similar colors that are found this time of year, so maximize their appeal by getting an arrangement that puts them to good use. Orange roses, sunflowers, and similar flowers tend to be well received. An arrangement that comes in a classy and stylish vase that can be reused will help take the gift to the next level. The recipient can use the container for more flowers, stones, and other decorations after the flowers pass.

Sweetest Day is quickly approaching and that means it is time to find the right flower for that special someone. Flowers tell people how much they are loved and appreciated, but finding the right ones can sometimes be a challenge. Use the above suggestions to get started thinking about the relationships and their personal preferences and surely the right arrangement will be found.