Flowers by Leslie - Portsmouth, NH

Flowers by Leslie - Portsmouth, NH

Posted by Flowers by Leslie on March 4, 2021 | Last Updated: March 30, 2021 Flower Gifts Flowers Get Well Flowers Gifts Plants

HOW TO SEND FRESH FLOWERS TO LOVED ONES IN THE HOSPITAL

Uplifting, bright, and wonderful floral arrangements are a beautiful thing to send to someone in the hospital. Flowers have a lot to say, from “I love you” and “get well soon” to “keep fighting” and “stay positive.” Coordinating a special delivery of encouraging blooms to make someone happy stems from the Victorian Era. As people in this era seldom conveyed their feelings to one another, they turned to the meaning and symbolism of flowers to help them. Today, the tradition of sending arrangements has become as popular as sending birthday gifts and holiday greeting cards. 

If you’re looking for the perfect get-well surprise for a loved one who is in the hospital, Flowers by Leslie, the top florist in Portsmouth, has you covered. From guiding you on making the perfect selection to ensuring a smooth delivery, we are here to make sending flowers to the hospital as easy as possible. 

A mix of farm flowers in bright colors arranged in a mason jar.

Mason Jar Mix

Benefits of Flowering and Green Plants 

Sending someone get-well flowers isn’t just a nice gesture to brighten their day or lift their spirits. Researchers have discovered that green plants and flowers have the ability to shorten a patient’s recovery time and stay in the hospital. Plants like succulents, dish gardens, peace lilies, etc. are great for air circulation and even help people breathe easier. In addition, flowers bring a calming effect reducing anxiety, stress, blood pressure, and even discomfort and fatigue. 

Choosing the Best Blooms 

When selecting your get-well surprise, look for blooms that are allergy-free with little to no fragrance, low maintenance, small enough to fit nicely in their room, and durable in case of an accident. Bright and joyful flowers or vibrant and energizing green plants are perfect for making a hospital room more comfortable as well. We love sending flowers that symbolize sunshine, cheer, happiness, healing, good health, strength to withstand life’s trials, good luck, and hope. Some examples are yellow tulips, peonies, alstroemeria, and carnations. 

This sparkling array of sunny favorites in a cube vase will be the star of any room. It's a sweet gift anyone would love to receive - and you'll be proud to give. Sweet price, too.

Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet

Beautiful Alternatives to Floral Arrangements 

In some special instances, you may be unable to send flowers to designated floors in the hospital or certain medical facilities. If this is the case, Flowers by Leslie has some wonderful alternatives to wish a speedy recovery to your loved one. Browse our collection of cozy stuffed animals, bright balloons, and thoughtful gift baskets. When in doubt, an encouraging get-well card is always a perfect way to send your love and well wishes. 

Communicating with the Hospital 

Ensure your special get-well delivery goes as smoothly as possible by communicating with both the hospital and your florist. Confirm the delivery policy at the hospital and make sure your patient’s floor and room are able to receive florals and plants. It’s also a good idea to ask about any preferred delivery times. 

Coordinating with Your Florist 

After you’ve gathered information and coordinated with the hospital, it’s time to communicate with your florist. You will want to let them know the first and last name of your loved one, their floor and room numbers, the address of the hospital or medical facility, and your words of encouragement or get-well message. If you need a hand with thinking of the right words to say, your friends at Flowers by Leslie are happy to assist you with that as well.

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.