Administrative Professionals Appreciation

Administrative professionals appreciation

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.

How To Give Flowers for National Boss’s Day

When National Boss’s Day arrives each fall, employees across country begin the search for the perfect gift to show their superior how much their hard work is appreciated. There are few gifts that tend to be as universally enjoyed as flowers. Flowers help to dress up any office or professional space, adding a bit of color and life into the area. They can be especially helpful in the fall and winter when people find themselves increasingly spending time inside and with the windows closed. Those looking for the perfect gift should consider the following options.

Go bright

Fall is a time when many people start to feel more tired and restless. They know that winter is coming and the outdoor blooms that were once fantastic sources of joy are beginning to disappear. Counter this feeling of melancholy and adding in some bright yellows, oranges, reds, blues, and purples. These flowers should easily brighten the day of anyone who sees them. Daisies, lilies, and other beautiful blooms tend to work particularly well for this type of arrangement.

Go with the fall theme

Fall colors, the more earthy oranges, yellows, and greens, are also great options for a gift on National Boss’s Day. Many people love the color schemes that come with this time of year, and there are a number of stunning flowers that perfectly capture this essence. Orange roses and sunflowers both perfectly match this type of theme. This arrangement will match any other fall decor, brighten the room, and help to communicate warmth. Just about any employer should enjoy this type of colorful bouquet.

Go permanent

Flowering plants, as opposed to cut flowers, can be another fantastic idea for bosses. A potted plant offers all the beauty and decoration that cut flowers do, but with a greater permanence. Now the boss can keep the plant on their desk, shelf, or table for months or even years. The living plant can help keep the air clean while adding some color all through the winter.

Employees considering going with a potted plant might choose any number of plant options. Plants such as mums are often associated with fall and come in gorgeous fall colors, such as yellows and oranges, making them a good choice. Others might choose to go with more of an arrangement. Adding in a popular orchid and some green plants can be a delicate, stylish choice that will look spectacular just about anywhere.

National Boss’s Day is the perfect time of year to let the employer know that their hard work is appreciated and recognized. Employees can band together to purchase a gift from the department or select solitary presents to give to their boss, but in either situation the above flowering ideas should be appreciated by all.

Why You Should Send Breast Cancer Awareness Flowers

During the month of October, make sure you send pink flowers to breast cancer survivors as well as your friends and family! Why? Because October is known around the world as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show your support and admiration to those who have suffered with this disease, or send lovely arrangements to the people you love to help raise awareness. If you’re wondering which flowers are the best to send, Billy Heroman’s can help you decide!

Spread Awareness with Roses

No flowers warm the heart quite like pink roses. At Billy Heroman’s we have several options for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show your love and admiration, send dark pinks, such as this “Pretty in Pink” cube arrangement. You can also express sentimentality with the classic elegance of the “Delighted” bouquet.

Of course, if you can’t decide whether you’d rather send pale pinks or dark ones, Billy Heroman’s has a solution! Send a beautiful mixture with the attention-grabbing “Pink Elegance” arrangement. Light and dark roses of varying sizes are sure to help you build awareness about breast cancer!

Send Love with Carnations

As a symbol of maternal love, pink carnations are a beautiful way to send a message of warmth and tenderness to someone who has suffered with breast cancer. A simple bouquet of pink carnations against greenery makes a sweet gesture for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Add in cheerful daisies, such as with this “Simply Sweet” bouquet, and your gift is sure to brighten a breast cancer survivor’s day!

Bright, Fragrant Stargazers

The striking appearance of stargazer lilies makes them ideal for raising awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A symbol of success and achievement, a bouquet of stargazers is the perfect gift for someone who has fought against this terrible disease. You can also surprise someone with our “Pink Garden Bowl.” This delightful arrangement surrounds stargazer lilies with hydrangeas, snapdragons, button poms and aster, all in delicate shades of pink.

Joyful Gerberas

With a multitude of brilliant colors, gerbera daisies are known around the world as a symbol of cheerfulness. For this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spread that cheer around with bouquets of gerberas in pink. Our “Luv U” arrangement blends pink gerberas with green hydrangea in a modern yet meaningful design. We are also happy to craft custom arrangements in bright or dark shades of pink. Send gerberas to friends and family or use these flowers to add a dash of color and style to your breast cancer awareness events!

However you choose to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Billy Heroman’s has the floral designs you need. Stop in at one of our three locations to see the beautiful pinks we have in stock, or browse our selection online. If you want to do your part to raise breast cancer awareness this October, do it with flowers!

Flowers and Fall, From Floral Gifts to Home Decor

Autumn brings with it those classic fall colors and a crisp, cool autumn feel in the air. It’s a time for raking leaves, heading back to school, the baseball playoffs, and the kickoff of the football season. Autumn has its own style of flowers, too, with beautiful autumn arrangements available in vibrant fall hues. Whether you’re seeking home decor accents, a centerpiece for the dinner table, or the perfect autumn gift to send, this fall season, consider these flower ideas:

Delight with Daisies

Daisies are a lovely flower choice that can enliven the energy in any room. Daisies as well as asters (similar in appearance to the daisy) have bright, radiant petals that bloom in a variety of colors and sizes. A Simple Pleasures bouquet brings the classic white and yellow daisy front and center. Daisies also look amazing blended with other flowers; an Autumn Bouquet combines golden daisies, asters and other autumn blooms for a gorgeous fall effect. Gerbera Daisies in a glass cube offer a more contemporary autumn vibe.

Say it with Sunflowers

Sunflowers are another excellent choice for bridging the seasons of summer and autumn. With bright golden petals and a huge, sunny demeanor, the sunflower brings lots of autumn vibrance. A Fall Sunflower Bouquet is loaded with the big blooms and accented with other autumn flowers. Summer Sunflowers are sunflowers-only (with a bit of greenery) and are a great gift for autumn as well as summer. Billy’s Birthday Wishes combines sunflowers with lilies and other bright blooms, and Basket of Blooms is loaded with country charm and fall colors in a festive wicker basket.

The Lovely Lily

Lilies are another excellent choice for an autumn arrangement, especially when combined with other blooms. Splash of Autumn combines lilies with sunflowers, roses and cattails for a memorable effect. A Bright and Cheery arrangement has bold yellow lilies as the focal point along with a butterfly accent. Bold and Beautiful combines many of autumn’s best flower choices with radiant orange, yellow, red and purple tones.

There’s no shortage of artful autumn-themed arrangements available from Billy Heroman’s specifically created to celebrate the season; an Autumn Trees Wreath can be the perfect autumn accent for your front door this fall. Consider a cute Harvest Table with Roses cube to accent your autumn dinner table; pick up one, or several.

Whether you’re giving a gift or looking to add autumn flair to your home decor, flowers are an uplifting way to bring fresh, new life to any room or situation.

The Flowers To Give During Rosh Hashanah

For those of of the Jewish faith or Jewish heritage, the New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, is quickly approaching on September 24. It is a time of enjoying apples and honey as a wish for a sweet new year while also making resolutions based upon the year past. Many families and friends enjoy getting together to celebrate the holiday and look forward to a year to come together.

There are few better ways to celebrate together than to give the gift of flowers. Flowers are appreciated because they symbolize life and happiness while also being a great way to bring a little of the beauty and light of nature inside for holiday. Here are some fantastic options to chose from when looking for the perfect flower arrangements and gift ideas.

Think fruity

Rosh Hashanah is traditionally a time to enjoy sweets, including fruits, chocolate, and honey. Consider bringing a fruit basket along with a small bouquet of flowers for a very culturally appropriate gift. For example, bring a small bouquet of sunflowers or daisies along with a fruit basket of seasonal fruits and chocolates will please everyone in attendance.

Flowers for the door

Keeping with the tradition of fruit, consider buying some door swag that will incorporate some gorgeous fall colors and also a bit of fall fruit. There are some excellent options that use orange, yellow, and reds to create a fall masterpiece that will let any passerby know about the joyous nature of those who live inside.

Centerpieces

Those hosting a Rosh Hashanah meal will also be looking to incorporate flowers into a gorgeous centerpiece that accurately reflects the season and looks welcoming and beautiful for all who come to the table to eat. Consider an autumn bouquet for the centerpiece that brings in many of the rich colors associated with the season along with some popular flowers, such as daisies, sunflowers, and roses.

For another great centerpiece idea, look for an arrangement that has been placed inside a cornucopia. This horn has long been used to symbolize abundance and nourishment, which are wonderful symbols for this particular holiday. The horn might also serve as a reminder of the traditional shofar, the ram’s horn that is blown to symbolize the Jewish New Year in synagogues everywhere.

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday for remembering the year past and seeking a sweet year to come. The traditions that people use have been handed for generations, making them special and close to the hearts of the celebrants. Use some of the above ideas to begin finding some beautiful flowers and arrangements to celebrate the holiday with those who are important.