Being hospitalized is no fun, but when loved ones send thoughts of well-wishes and good vibes, it helps a lot. If you know someone who is hospitalized, sending flowers is a great way to boost spirits and bring cheerful hope for a speedy recovery to them. But there are a few things you should know when sending get-well blooms to loved ones in the hospital.
The floral designers at Central Square Florist are here to help you choose the perfect flowers to send for get-well wishes, as well as certain types to avoid. We’ll also give some helpful tips for working with medical centers in the Boston area when having flowers delivered. Flowers have been proven to bring happy, lasting smiles to their recipients, so you can be sure to give your loved ones the encouragement they need.
What to Send
Knowing precisely what to send- and not send- can mean all the world to your patient as they recover in the hospital. Here are a few helpful hints for making sure the best blooms reach your loved one and help them feel well.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Sunny yellows, brilliant reds, and bright blues and purples will cheer your patient on to recovery and fill their room with joy. The cheerful gerbera daisies and orange roses in our Happiest of Days Bouquet will brighten any hospital room immediately!
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Remember that hospital rooms are tight spaces with lots of equipment. Smaller, more compact arrangements will take up less space and be less likely to get knocked over.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. Just in case your flowers do get knocked over, bumped, or moved around, a durable or unbreakable container will be appreciated.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Blooms that can be taken home with your patient are a great option. Plants and flowers that are easy to care for will be a bright reminder of your care for them.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Even if your patient does not suffer from allergies, there are plenty of hospital personnel that come and go in a hospital room. Since any of those individuals could be allergy-prone, hypo-allergenic flowers are a smart choice.
What They Mean
The flowers you send will convey particular messages to your loved one. Whether you want to wish them well, send hope for the future, or inspire them with beauty, flowers will say it all. Here are some of the most popular get-well flowers and the meanings they symbolize.
- Lilies: Symbolizing life and good fortune, this trumpet-shaped bloom comes in several colors and varieties but always offers fresh style and shape. The stargazer lilies in A Perfect Day Bouquet add fresh vibrancy to any setting.
- Iris: From the Greek word for “rainbow,” the iris appears in many different colors and represents good news.
- Hydrangea: Gorgeous, long-lasting blooms that resemble small clouds, the hydrangea symbolize perseverance, a beautiful thought for someone recovering. Notice the cloud-like baby blue hydrangea in our Perfect Day Bouquet.
- Sunflowers: Happy and cheerful, these big showy yellow blooms represent long life and lasting happiness. A brilliant collection of these bright, sunny yellow faces like our Sunflowers in White Glass Vase Bouquet will lift spirits and put a smile on your recipient’s face.
- Roses: The color of each rose can change its meaning significantly, but bright yellow or fiery orange will add cheerful color to any hospital room.
- Daisies: These happy, symmetrical flowers, usually with white petals and a dark center, are always a welcome surprise.
Sunflowers in White Glass Vase Bouquet
Before sending beautiful, meaning blooms to your loved one, talk to the hospital where they’re staying. Do they have recommended times for deliveries? Do certain areas discourage fresh flowers? Make sure you give your florist the name and address of the medical center as well as your patient’s full name and room number. Your flowers will be delivered efficiently to the delight of your loved one. The professionals at Central Square Florist will gladly deliver fresh, bright get-well blooms to help wish your recipient a speedy recovery.