When someone you care about is in the hospital, you want to let them know how much you care. Send flowers to tell them you’re thinking of them. Flowers are proven to increase positivity and bring a smile to their recipient’s face better than any other gift. But sending flowers to hospitals can be a daunting endeavor. Let us show you some of the best ways to make the process go smoothly.
Conklyn’s Florist is here to help you know the best flowers to choose, what your blooms symbolize, and how to navigate the hospital policies in the Alexandria area about floral deliveries. Read on to make sure you choose the perfect design and get it directly to your recipient smoothly and easily.
Tips for Sending The Perfect Blooms
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Plenty of hospital personnel will be in and out of your patient’s room during their stay, and there’s no way to know who might be allergy-prone. Asters and button mums, as found in our Garden of Wellness Bouquet, are excellent choices for keeping allergens at bay.
Garden of Wellness Bouquet
2. Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Your patient will love to keep their beautiful flowers once they leave the hospital, so make sure you select blooms that will last a while. Plant or flower designs that are easy to care for will also be a welcomed treat as your loved one continues to recover.
3. Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. While we usually love big, showy arrangements, in a cramped hospital room, small, compact designs will be easier to keep out of the way. Our Blossoms of Joy and Hello Autumn Bouquets are great examples of beautiful yet low, compact designs.
Blossoms of Joy Bouquet
Hello Autumn Bouquet
4. Choose flowers that come in durable containers. It’s possible your design could be dropped, moved or bumped while it graces your loved one’s hospital room. A sturdy container that can withstand rough movement will be a helpful addition to your floral delivery.
5. Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Cheerful, colorful flowers will make a big impression and are likely to put a smile on your loved one’s face. Lift their spirits with bold, vibrant get-well blooms. There’s nothing more cheerful than our Be Happy Bouquet, a yellow smiley face mug filled with daisies and yellow roses.
Be Happy Bouquet
Tips For Sending Something Meaningful
Whatever you choose, make it meaningful. For centuries, flowers have conveyed particular meanings between the giver and receiver. Get-well flowers offer a wonderful opportunity to send the perfect message. Mix and match these blooms, like in our Grand Sunshine Bouquet or our Smiles For Miles Design. Here are some popular get-well blooms and the meanings they symbolize.
- Asiatic Lilies: Symbols of life and good fortune come with asiatic lilies, with brightly colored trumpet blooms and rich, dark leaves.
- Hydrangea: Long lasting and rich in texture, hydrangea symbolize perseverance.
- Daffodils: Representing new beginnings and long life, daffodils bring bright yellow joy to any recipient.
- Sunflowers: Bright and cheery, uplift a hospital room and create a happy atmosphere, making for a faster recovery time with these blooms that represent long life and lasting happiness.
- Peonies: Symbolizing healing, good health, and a happy life, these big showy blooms invite plenty of compliments.
- Iris: Symbolizing good news, the iris adds deep blues and purples to any arrangement.
Smiles for Miles Bouquet
Grand Sunshine Bouquet
Sending flowers can be a simple, easy process when you take a few minutes to ensure a smooth delivery. Talk to the hospital before ordering your flowers to find out if they recommend particular delivery times. Be sure to tell your florist the full name and address of the medical center, as well as the full name and room number of the patient. From there, the professionals at Conklyn’s Florist will be sure your selected blooms will arrive looking fresh and beautiful every time. We know you want to show you care and we’re here to help you do just that.
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.