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 cards, gifts, and especially 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 Ron & Alicia Robinson 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.
A Professional Guide to Choosing Get-Well Flowers
Of course it’s the thought that counts when sending flowers for any reason. But when that reason is to cheer and encourage someone as they heal, there are a few important things to remember. Consider these tips when choosing get-well flowers for a friend or loved one.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Bold, colorful flowers like daisies will create a cheerful atmosphere in a drab hospital room. Beautiful floral designs can be a huge boost to someone’s spirit, encouraging them to get well quickly.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Hospital facilities are typically tight, cramped spaces. Choose flowers in compact designs to keep them out of the way.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. In the event your arrangement is knocked over or needs to be moved, a sturdy container will be a helpful detail. Wood containers like in our You’re Golden Bouquet deliver bright sunflowers that won’t break.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Allergies are no fun, especially in medical facilities. Be sure you choose hypo-allergenic varieties of flowers so everyone can enjoy them.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Opt for plants and flowers that can be taken home and enjoyed for a long time. Also, if the design is easy to care for, your patient will be able to appreciate it as they continue to recover at home.
You’re Golden Bouquet
Pro Tips for Choosing Meaningful Get-Well Blooms
For thousands of years across nations and cultures, flowers have been used to communicate specific messages or sentiments on special occasions. Make sure your flowers convey the meaning you want to send. Here is a list of a few popular get-well flowers and the message they carry with them.
- Heather: Characterized by deep blue or purple bell-shaped blooms, this low-growing plant symbolizes good luck and protection.
- Peony: The peony’s big, showy open blooms can be seen in a variety of bright colors and represents healing and good health for a happy life.
- Roses: The warmth of orange and yellow roses sends a message of well-wishing and hope for a joyful future.
- Iris: It’s no wonder iris’ are full of promise for the future- “iris” is Greek for rainbow. These bright blue or purple blooms are pretty and cheerful.
- Yellow tulip: Cheerful thoughts of hope and sunshine arrive with these classic, brightly-colored bulbs.
- Gerbera Daisies: Symbolizing cheerfulness and positivity, gerbera daisies like those in our Dazzling Style Bouquet are a sweet, happy bloom that comes in a variety of colors.
Dazzling Style Bouquet
Once you have chosen your perfect bouquet and the meaning behind the flowers is exactly what you want to say, be sure to contact your local hospital. Ask about preferred delivery times and be sure you know you’re a patient’s room number. Then, convey this information as well as the hospital‘s full name and address and your patient’s full name and room number to the florist when ordering your flowers.
The floral designers at Ron & Alicia Robinson Florist will be happy to take it from there! Our professionals will create, design, and deliver your fresh bouquet of get-well flowers in a timely and efficient manner. We’re here to help you navigate the ins and outs of sending get-well flowers.
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.