(I was going to add this to @Denise’s fantastic flower foto thread, but decided it might create a bit of topic drift...)
I am volunteering to help establish a little foundation that will deliver small flower bouquets to local hospitals for patients who need a little “pick-me-up” (i.e. don’t get visitors, are far from home, can’t get outside, have long hospitalization times, etc.)
One of the challenges is making the bouquets safe by using unbreakable containers. Hopefully, the containers will be returned for re-use, but there’s no telling whether that will happen. (The bouquets will be delivered to the hospital volunteer coordinator who will relay them to nurses in the units that will likely have patients who could use these “pick-me-ups.” HIPAA prevents the hospital from identifying these patients to volunteers for the purpose of delivering the bouquets.)
The hospital has asked that the bouquets not be too big, so small bouquets that fit on the corner of a hospital tray is the goal.
Here is one of the products under consideration: a flat, re-usable, inexpensive, small plastic vase.