Thursday, July 2, 2009


With a delicate scent and feminine appearance, in the language of flowers, Bouvardia represents enthusiasm.

These are small shrubs from South America that are grown in a greenhouses. Their thin stems are erect and are clothed with small, green leaves. The ends of the stems are covered with clusters of red, white or pink, single or double star-like flower that opens from a tubular neck.The Bouvardias are native of Arizona and New Mexico, however, are named after Charles Bourvard, 1572-1658, physician to Louis XIII and superintendent of the Royal Gardens in Paris. Bouvardias are also related to the coffee plant and come in white, pink, salmon, and red.
A real common Wedding flower, it is getting more and more everyday use because of the advancements in ethylene blocking of sensitive flowers. Let us know if this flower is something you would like to see each week.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hydrangea blooms and Plants

Hydrangea Plants are very thirsty for water, especailly in the summer months. They require alot of attention in the sense that if they start to wilt you have to immediately get water to them. They will get to a point that the blooms will not be able to come back, at that time they need to be cut back, becuase in most cases the plant is still fine.

Hydrangea common names Hydrangea and Hortensia) is a genus of about 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and North and South America. The flowers are extremely common in the Azores Islands of Portugal, particularly on Faial Island, which is known as the "blue island" due to the vast number of hydrangeas present on the island and Flores Island, Flores meaning flowers in Portuguese. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Korea, and Japan. Most are shrubs 1-3 m tall, but some are small trees, and others lianas reaching up to 30 m by climbing up trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. Commercially the floral industry is using hydrangeas from California, Columbia, Peru and Holland. In recent years the quality of commercially grown hydrangeas has dramatically improved with beautiful antiques and bi colors readily available on a year round basis.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Question: How or what does William Clark have in Connection with Godetia?

Answer: The Genus Clarkia to which the common Godetia belongs was named after William Clark shortly after the Lewis and Clark expedition across the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Godetia over the years has become more and more popular with its uses varying from everyday floral arrangements, as a filler, and also as focus points in delicate wedding pieces such as bouquets and corsages. From the genus named Clarkia that originated in Western North America there are presently over 40 species that are currently classified
The most popular color used in the floral industry is a beautiful hot pink variety that has vibrant shocking pink blooms. Other colors are white, light pink, lavender and a peach color along with some very pretty bi-colors
Godetia grand flora can also be found as a potted plant and is a popular ornamental found in the summer months. Godetia is a strong bee attractor. It thrives in mass plantings and can work great as a colorful border.

Cymbidium Orchids

Over the centuries orchids have been a symbol of love, luxury and beauty. In the Middles Ages they were used as a remedy for a number of illnesses. They have also been considered an aphrodisiac and a main ingredient in certain love potions. It is important to understand, however, that not all orchids are suited to being cut flowers. In addition, how long your orchids will last depends on the variety, and the use and care the blooms receive. All varieties of cut orchids offered by Beautiful Orchids have been specifically bred to be cut flowers. They are long lasting, open quickly, do not fade, and do not bruise or spot easily. Some orchids are thick and heavy, almost waxy in texture; orchids of this heavier substance will generally last longer than more delicate blooms. This is especially true if you will be using single blooms in corsages, bouquets or boutonnieres.
Today we are going to focus on the Cymbidium orchids. These absolutely beautiful orchids were first mentioned in China during the Chin dynasty, way back in 265 AD. They are beautiful, delicate orchid plants which have been used for corsages or cut flowers because of their large flowers. One spike may have up to 30 flowers, each one measuring between four and six inches. These flowers can look good for more than two months after being cut. They come in a wide range of colors, including reds, yellows, whites, greens and browns.
Our Cymbidiums come from Holland, Thailand and South America in different grades, according to your needs.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day is coming upon us.

About 150 years ago Anna Jarvis thought that the Mothers of the world didn't get the appreciation we KNOW they deserved. After her death her daughter actually petitioned Congress for a day to honor her mother, and Woodrow Wilson signed into law a national Holiday for the second Sunday in May as " Mother's Day ". The gift giving aspect grew so much that Anna Jarvis's daughter actually protested the holiday and was arrested one time. At her death she actually regretted ever doing the work to get this day recognized. We all know the intent of the holiday and God Bless America for letting us express it the best way we know how.

Contrary to popular belief this holiday wasn't a combined effort of a secret meeting between Halmark, AT&T, and "Orginal" Heroman's Florist. The Heroman's were in business back them, however we didn't start selling flowers until 1878.

This holiday is the culmination of giving back one day ( Or the attempt at least ) of a culmination of efforts of the most important woman in your life or at least that one that played that role for you.

So no matter how you express your sentiment this holiday, be sure to remember the true spirit of the Mother's Day holiday and give thanks to that special person in your life the best way you would think she would appreciate the most. If that happens to be flowers ( My personal favorite ) remember those that have been doing this the longest. Your Baton Rouge florist, delivery flowers in Baton Rouge since 1878.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Boronia Heterophylla

This spring time favorite has a pleasant sweet herb/citrus scent and blooms with many hot pink bell shaped flowers that are set amid soft, needlelike leaves. Heterophylla is an excellent accent/ filler flower
Boronia belongs to the citrus family of Rutaceae and is named after an 18th century Italian botanist, Francesco Borone.

"Original" Heroman's florist loves the sweet smell of boronia during its availability.

Easter Lillies


The magnetic and beautiful flowers of Springtime. Everyone loves this flower. The name, Lily, is originated from the Latin name, ‘Lilium longiforu’, a plant native to the southern Ryukyu Islands of Japan.
Throughout the ages, Easter Lilies have symbolized purity, beauty, and the promise of life everlasting. It is also referenced in many biblical stories and often called the "white-robed apostles of hope," these fragrant flowers reflect the deep meaning of the Resurrection.
When Eve was banished from the Garden of Eden, she shed tears of repentance and from her tears sprang lilies.
The pure white Easter lily is also associated with motherhood. In early biblical paintings, the angel Gabriel is pictured extending a bunch of white lilies to the Virgin Mary announcing she was to be the mother of Jesus Christ. The lily is also revered as it was found growing in the garden of Gethsemane after Christ's agony.
Renowned as a mark of purity and grace, the lily is the perfect symbol to represent Easter.
The Easter lily was imported to the U.S. in 1875 by a tourist who visited Japan. The lily grew in popularity, and by 1941 North American residents were importing lily bulbs in great quantities. World War II ended the dependence on Japanese-produced bulbs. Commercial production then shifted to the United States.
"Original" Heroman's Florist celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Easter lily beautifully symbolizes a truly spiritual time for our Christian people.