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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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

Flowers and Seniors

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Rutgers: Flowers Boost Seniors’

Well Being

Flowers & SeniorsEveryday, America’s aging population – 40 million and rising – faces the challenges of growing older, including depression, memory loss and social withdrawal. As a concerned nation, we are continually exploring new means to ease daily-life anxieties. Recently, researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, released the results of a six-month behavioral study on the health effects of flowers on senior citizens. The study demonstrates that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age.

“The results are significant because as our nation grows older and life becomes more stressful, we look for easy and natural ways to enhance our lives – and the lives of our aging parents,” said Dr. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, professor of psychology and director of the Human Development Lab at Rutgers. “Now, one simple answer is right under our noses.”

This research follows a study conducted in 2000, which links flowers to greater happiness and life satisfaction in women. In 2001, Rutgers set out to explore the effects flowers would have on senior citizens, who experience different living situations and greater life changes.

Prevention in a Bud, Not a Bottle

More than 100 seniors participated in the Rutgers research study, in which some received flowers and others did not. The results shed new light on how nature’s support systems help seniors cope with the challenges of aging. The results are as follows:

  1. Flowers Decrease Depression. Study participants showed a significant increase in happiness and positive moods when flowers were present.
  2. Flowers Refresh Recent Memory. Seniors performed higher on everyday memory tasks and experienced enriched personal memories in the presence of flowers.
  3. Flowers Encourage Companionship. Seniors who received flowers re-engaged with members of their communities and enlarged their social contacts to include more neighbors, religious support and even medical personnel.

“Instinct tells us that flowers lift our spirits, but, their effects on seniors are especially profound, if not surprising,” said Haviland-Jones.

New Evidence Sprouts Up

Specifically, 81 percent of seniors who participated in the study reported a reduction in depression following the receipt of flowers. Forty percent of seniors reported broadening their social contacts beyond their normal social circle of family and close friends. And, 72 percent of the seniors who received flowers scored very high on memory tests in comparison with seniors who did not receive flowers.

“Happier people live longer, healthier lives and are more open to change,” said Haviland-Jones. “Our research shows that a small dose of nature, like flowers, can do a world of wonder for our well-being as we age.”

Studies are showing more and more that flowers do have an emotional impact on human’s.  Flowers do more than look pretty.  Visit www.aboutflowers.com to learn more.

What does this color mean?

Each rose color has a meaning, but what is that meaning?  Our website lays it out for you.  http://www.billyheromans.com/flowermeanings.htm#roses

Did you know, that right now you can get one dozen roses for $64.95, and the second dozen for only $89.95? Only $25 dollars for the second dozen!