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Posted by VanderSalm's Flower Shop on September 24, 2019 | Last Updated: January 17, 2023 Uncategorized

A Guide to Choosing and Sending The Perfect Get-Well Blooms

Sending thoughtful wishes for a speedy recovery is always a great idea when someone you know and love is in the hospital. Sending flowers can make a difference in how quickly they recover. Flowers are known to increase positivity and speed up recovery time for patients. When people feel happy, they heal more quickly. But how do you know which flowers to send and what they will mean?

The floral designers at VanderSalm’s Flowershop & Garden Center are happy to help you navigate the ins and outs of choosing appropriate get-well flowers. We’ll even help you know what they mean. Plus, we offer advice for sending flowers to your medical center to make the process efficient and simple. Take a look at our get-well flower guide and send something perfect today.

Guide for Choosing Get-Well Flowers for the Hospital

Choosing the perfect bouquet of get-well flowers can involve a few tricks. Take a look at these tips to understand the specifics behind choosing the best get-well flowers for hospital delivery.

  1. Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Flowers that are long-lasting will continue to brighten your patient’s spirits long after they have been discharged from the hospital. A low-maintenance variety of blooms will allow them to focus on healing and recovery as they enjoy their flowers at home.
  2. Choose flowers that are allergy-free.  In a busy hospital, there’s no knowing who might be allergic to flowers. Choose hypoallergenic varieties like chrysanthemums and orchids that can be enjoyed by everyone, even the allergy-prone.
  3. Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Lift spirits and encourage a speedy recovery when you send colorful, happy flowers to decorate a drab hospital room.
  4. Choose flowers that come in durable containers. Hospital rooms can be busy and crowded, so be sure to include a sturdy container that will hold up if your floral arrangement is moved, bumped or even knocked over.
  5. Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Flower designs come in all shapes and sizes, but to fit nicely in a cramped hospital room and stay out of the way, a compact design is ideal.

Guide for Choosing Get-Well Flowers with Special Meaning

Flowers have been sending particular messages for centuries. The flowers you sent to your friend or loved one when they are in the hospital can convey a particular message of hope, positivity, and optimism. Here is a list of a few get-well favorites and the messages they symbolize. Our A Little Something Bouquet features many of these varieties and makes a great get-well gift.

  • Roses: Traditional, classic blooms with rich color, roses can bring wishes for health and happiness. 
  • Daisies: These happy flowers have symmetric petals surrounding a round disk. They typically symbolize happiness and cheerfulness. 
  • Carnations: Frilly ruffles in any color imaginable, carnations are messengers of hope and good luck.
  • Alstroemeria: These bright, tropical blooms bring tidings for withstanding the trials of life.
  • Chrysanthemums: Full of color and texture, mums are a great way to offer thoughts of optimism, joy, and long life. 
  • Daffodils: Bright yellow star-shaped blooms carry messages of new beginnings and eternal life. 

A Little Something Bouquet

Don’t forget to contact your local hospital before sending flowers to make sure you know the preferred delivery times and whether or not flowers are allowed on your patient’s floor. Then communicate to the florist the full name and address of the medical center, as well as your patient’s full name and room number. The floral designers at VanderSalm’s Flowershop & Garden Center will be happy to pick it up from there, bringing beautiful get-well flowers to your recipient quickly and efficiently. Talk to us about more ways you can send excellent get-well flowers each and every time a circumstance calls for it.

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.