Get Well Wishes That Warm The Soul

One of the best ways to help cure the winter blues – or worse, the effects of cold and flu season – is to offer an ailing friend or loved one some flowers. A 2008 study by the American Society of Horticultural Science found that hospitalized patients who have flowers or potted plants in their rooms use less pain medication and have lower blood pressure overall than their flowerless counterparts. Elsewhere, research shows that the happiness one feels after receiving flowers lasts days, and that those who give and receive flowers tend to have better, closer relationships. All of this confirms what we at Neubauer’s Flowers have long suspected: there’s literally nothing like a floral or plant gift to cheer someone up.

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