It may mean ruining the surprise, but if you’re sending flowers to someone, make sure the recipient will actually be present at the address where you’re sending them. With the majority of online flower delivery companies, you can authorize the delivery person to leave the flowers at the recipient’s address, but, during testing, we realized that our writer lived in a Chicago house with a locked front gate, and she needed to be home for the flowers to be delivered. When she asked several delivery companies what she should do about the front gate, they stated that they do their best to leave the flowers inside locked gates, but if there is no access, the flowers simply can’t be delivered.

If you’re a millennial, your Instagram feed probably shows more than enough evidence of millenials’ apparent indoor plant mania…and this is one obsession we’re on board for. With their positive effects on health, mood, and concentration, indoor plants are thoughtful gifts that make your friends feel great while making their homes look great. It’s a win-win! But there are as many houseplant temperaments as there are personalities, and you don’t want to end up giving someone a plant that’s more (or less) work than they’d prefer. That’s why we’ve got the rundown on the best houseplants for every personality, so you can be sure you’re giving a gift that will get the love it deserves!   The Free Spirit: Barrel Cactus With its robust stature and prickly exterior, the barrel cactus is a strong, independent plant. While it is not in a cactus’ nature to live indoors, this spiky succulent is built to withstand long dry periods in harsh desert environments – making it one of the best houseplants to give to a similarly independent homeowner prone to spontaneous trips abroad, the odd meditation retreat, or just long periods of introspection. The otherworldly, low-maintenance yellow-and-green barrel cactus won’t get upset […]


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.

When life gets busy, it can be difficult to remember to send flowers days in advance, even for our closest friends and family members. That's where same-day flower delivery comes in! Same-day flower delivery is a great way to express your feelings to a loved one in a timely manner. Same-day flowers delivery allows you to send flowers today, giving you a little wiggle room if you need flowers delivered at the last minute. More and more people are turning to flower delivery services online because they are a convenient and thoughtful way to brighten someone's day. So, the next time you forget an anniversary or a birthday (as we all do from time to time), sit back and relax by selecting a gorgeous floral arrangement from our same-day flowers collection! Whether you order flowers today or two weeks ago, your caring gift will still get to their destination on time.

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