Colombia is the largest flower cultivator for the US flower market, claiming 70 percent of the industry. According to Smithsonian.com, “If you buy a bouquet in a supermarket, big-box store or airport kiosk, it probably came from the Bogotá savanna.” That also held true for our online flower deliveries — many of our ordered bouquets came marked with a sticker or stamp that said, “Product of Colombia.” (Others arrived unmarked, with no indication of origin.) Just a 3-hour flight from Miami, Colombia has the perfect climate for year-round flower growth and farming, and annually ships more than $1 billion in blossoms.
Online orders may be placed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day but are reviewed and processed only during the retail shop's normal business hours. The retail shop, located at Lutheran General Hospital, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Our shop is closed on Sundays and major holidays. If you have questions regarding hours, holidays observed, delivery times or any other information, please call us at 847-723-8727 or e-mail us at AHC-FlowerShop@advocatehealth.com.
If you don’t know what to get, here are some of the best flowers to buy for any occasion. With Teleflora, you can buy cheerful birthday blooms, thoughtful Mother's Day bouquets, funeral and sympathy flower arrangements, and your everyday beautiful florals. With a huge variety of floral arrangements, we’re sure you'll be able to find the right gift for everyone on your list.
At these moments, we need compassion and sympathy from the people in our lives who mean the most to us. Choose from dozens of floral arrangements for expressing sympathy to the ones you care about. Browse through our sympathy offerings by category: Sympathy Flowers, plants, and Funeral gifts. If you are having a hard time deciding what is appropriate to send please read our sending sympathy flower etiquette resource and our guide on the different types of funeral flowers.
For far-away friends and family, sending a plant gift or online flower delivery is a way to share beauty across distance. Overnight flower delivery allows you to send a lovely gift of fresh flowers or a blooming plant gift at a moment’s notice. No matter which plant gift you choose, count on us to send flowers or a plant gift in perfect condition and in time for your occasion. Sending flowers overnight or with standard shipping is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for the special people in your life.
Floral design or floral arts is the art of creating flower arrangements in vases, bowls, baskets, or other containers, or making bouquets and compositions from cut flowers, foliages, herbs, ornamental grasses, and other plant materials. Often the terms "floral design" and "floristry" are considered synonymous. Florists are people who work with flowers and plants, generally at the retail level. Floristry differs from floristics, the study of distribution and relationships of plant species over geographic areas. Floristry also differs from horticulture, which more broadly relates to the cultivation of flowers and plants so they will remain fresh as long as possible, and would be desirable for purchase, which also involves knowledge of customers' requirements and expectations. The ability to create a variety of floral designs such as wreaths, bouquets, corsages, boutonnières/'buttonholes', permanent arrangements, and other more complicated arrangements are also important.