The Best Hospital Flowers For You! April 20, 2016 05:10
Low Scent Flowers - Low scented flowers are best to select when sending flowers to the hospital. Strong scents can be noticed the moment a nurse or doctor enters the patient's room. Some scents can be too strong in a small, enclosed space. Smells sometime make patients nauseous, which can create the opposite effect you were hoping for. Some low scented flowers include alstroemeria, calla lilies, gerber daisies, birds of paradise and amaryllis. Also, avoid the small daffodils called narcissus as they have a strong scent as well.
Low Pollen Flowers - In the spring and summer time, pollen is one thing to watch out for when sending your hospital flowers. Therefore, you want to send flowers with low pollen. Give flowers with low pollen, such as tulips, daffodils and hydrangeas. Roses are also a great choice, as well as carnations and chrysanthemums because their pollen is held within the flower. Also, lilies can be purchased with the pollen removed, but varieties other than alstroemeria and calla lilies tend to be heavily scented.
Low Maintenance Flowers - You don't want your recipient to have to heavily maintain their flowers. Select flowers that do not require special attention, such as indirect light or those that cannot be near air conditioning vents. Flowers needing daily water changes or removal of quickly wilted blooms and soft stems are not good choices. Roses have strong woody stems that can go several days without a change of water. When outer rose petals begin to sag, simply pluck them off revealing fresh layers of petals and reviving the look for the arrangement. Alstroemeria is a great option, yet they will need frequent water changes.
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