Busch's Florist & Greenhouse

Busch's Florist & Greenhouse

The Best Flowers and Plants for a Friendly Neighborhood Welcome

Greeting new neighbors with batches of homemade cookies or scrumptious casseroles used to be common practice. However, as many food allergies exist today, the floral experts here at Busch’s Florist & Greenhouse, the best flower shop in Jefferson City, have grown to love a new way of welcoming new neighbors – with colorful, fresh flowers and houseplants! Moving can be quite stressful, as you are coming into a new place, perhaps starting a new job, and we cannot forget all of that heavy lifting and physical labor of unpacking and setting up a new home. Flowers and plants are the perfect greetings as they promote feelings of relaxation and brighten up any space to make it feel warm, cozy, and just like home.

A Warm Welcome to the Neighborhood


In the Victorian Ages, orchids were a highly coveted blooming plant, and it is easy to understand why. Their beauty is unmatched, and orchids have rich symbolism perfect for welcoming new neighbors. Choose a green orchid for good fortune and blessings, a pink orchid for joy, or a yellow orchid for new beginnings and friendship.


The popular monstera plant is a fantastic option for a housewarming gift. This welcoming gesture creates a fresh, vibrant, and cozy feeling when displayed in any space, thanks to its large tropical leaves. Monstera plants also symbolize respect and honor in eastern cultures.

Lucky Bamboo

Any new neighbor will appreciate the gift of good luck as they settle into a new community. Lucky bamboo is an excellent choice for a housewarming gift because it can often double as a creative, living piece of art and symbolizes happiness, peace, harmony, and of course, luck. 

Peace Lily

The peace, zen, and tranquility of peace lilies come from their fresh, alluring green leaves and lovely pure white flowers. While these houseplants make any room inviting, they also symbolize things like fortune, good luck, and prosperity.


One of the most thoughtful ways to welcome new neighbors is to include flowers that reflect the new chapter of life they are entering. For example, peonies are marvelous for newlyweds purchasing their first house as a couple since these fluffy and fragrant blooms represent love, joy, wealth, good fortune, goodwill, and happy marriage.


Nothing says “welcome” like a sunflower’s large, yellow, round face waiting to greet you. As it follows the sun, this bloom is bursting with mood-lifting abilities, adds a pop of sunshine to the home, and signifies peace, love, happiness, optimism, and longevity. It’s the ideal housewarming bloom.

Stargazer Lilies

Like orchids, the significance and symbolism behind stargazer lilies rely on the color of their bold, daring, and exquisite petals. Yellow lilies represent joy, while pink lilies are said to bring abundance and prosperity. A mixed bouquet of lilies is a brilliant welcoming gift for new neighbors.


Blooming in the springtime, daffodils are symbols of new beginnings, which makes them ideal cheerful flowers for someone moving into a new home. Their unique, quirky, and trumpet-like appearance symbolizes chivalry or being courteous and thoughtful like a good neighbor.

Find the perfect welcoming flowers or vibrant houseplant here at Busch’s Florist & Greenhouse. Our collection of symbolic blooms will certainly communicate your hospitality and friendship as you greet your new neighbors and welcome them to the neighborhood.

Gifts and symbols for a warm welcome