If someone you know is in the hospital, it’s natural to want to let them know you’re thinking of them and care for them. Sending flowers is a great way to do that. Flowers are known to lift spirits and make someone feel happier for longer. But there are so many flowers to choose from- where do you start?
The floral designers at Busch’s Florist are here to offer some advice about choosing the best get-well flowers, without creating a disruption in your loved one’s hospital room. We’ll also help you know what meaning your flowers convey, and walk you through sending deliveries to your local hospital. Check out these professional practices that will help you send the perfect get-well flowers with ease.
How Sweet it Is
Some Things to Consider Before Sending Get-Well Flowers
While it’s always nice to receive a bouquet of flowers, sending get-well flowers can be a little more involved. It’s important to think about the situation and circumstances in a hospital setting before you send your fabulous blooms. Here are some tips on how to send appropriate flowers to the hospital.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Hospital rooms are full of medical personnel and hospital staff who may or may not be allergic to certain types of flowers. Select more hypoallergenic varieties that will not set off allergies of allergy-prone individuals.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Flowers that will last for a while are a great option because your recipient can bring them home after their stay. Low-maintenance varieties make a great gift as they allow your loved one to focus on healing and recovery.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. To lift spirits and brighten drab hospital rooms, choose options like sunflowers that are bright and happy. A cheerful bouquet with colorful blooms will cheer your patient on to recovery.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Big, showy floral bouquets are a wonderful thought, but could get in the way in a busy hospital room. Instead, opt for a more compact design that will stay out of the way during your patient’s hospital stay.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. In a busy hospital room, flowers can be dropped, moved or bumped. Send blooms in durable containers to ensure your flowers will be protected in case they are knocked over.
Lavender and Pink Mums
What Your Get-Well Flowers Are Saying
Flowers of different varieties often carry specific meanings behind them. The floral designers at Busch Florist have broken down some of the more popular get-well flowers and the messages they symbolize.
- Asters: Symbolizing patience and elegance, these short petals and happy yellow centers bring a wish for endurance in the face of difficult circumstances.
- Hydrangea: The cloud-like gathering of blooms in soft colors symbolize perseverance, another great wish for anyone enduring a hospital stay.
- Alstroemeria: These fresh, full blooms represent withstanding the trials of life.
- Daisies: Happy and bright, daisies signify thoughts of positivity and hope.
- Roses: These classic beauties bring symbols of hope, optimism and perseverance.
- Peonies: These thick, ruffled blooms symbolize healing, good health, and a happy life.
Dazzling Day Bouquet
When sending flowers to a hospital, be sure to talk to the hospital first to determine preferred delivery times. Make sure flowers are accepted on your patient’s floor and be sure to convey this information to your florist. You’ll also want to mention the hospital’s full name and address and your patient’s full name and room number when you order your arrangement. The floral designers at Busch’s Florist will take it from there. Our professionals are happy to create and deliver your perfect floral design to encourage your friend or loved one to get well soon.
For sample Get Well messages to include with your flowers, or tips on how to write the perfect Get Well message, visit our Card Messaging page.