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Designing with Hydrangea

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.

Fun Facts About Hydrangea

These lush flowers grow primarily in shades of blue, pink, and purple, although hybridization and variation in light can cause them to exhibit white or green palettes as well.  The particular hue for each bloom is determined by the aluminum ions in the soil. The more acidic the soil, the bluer the flowers will be. The more alkaline the soil, the more the flowers will be pale to dark pink.

To keep these flowers looking their best, they need plenty of water. However, once cut, hydrangeas can have a difficult time absorbing water, so add a bit of alum – found in your grocer’s spice aisle – to ensure against premature wilting. 

Happy Birthday! The white hydrangeas in our Radiant Rubies Bouquet, featured above, provide a stunning platform for the red roses which symbolize July’s birthstone, the ruby.

Whether you choose hydrangea or another summer floral arrangement, you can trust the floral designer experts Baton Rouge has trusted for over 60 years. Call Billy Heroman’s Flowers – we guarantee a professionally designed and delivered arrangement, every time.