Sep 10, 2013

One of Birmingham’s favorite pastimes has finally returned with the start of college football – but on the weekend of September 20-22, the battle won’t just be on the Astroturf but inside the BJCC. The Birmingham Home Show launches its new fall edition AND the inaugural Battle of the Bulbs – a fierce but friendly floral competition.

Seven of Birmingham’s top florists are unleashing their creativity to come up with over-the-top fall-themed fresh flower arrangements. Show guests will get to view the gorgeous displays lining the center aisle at the Birmingham Home Show.

 In fact, guests who “stop and smell the roses” might just find themselves whistling a happy tune for the rest of the day.   According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health - flowers.

A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants' behavioral and emotional responses to receiving flowers. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.

  • Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed "true" or "excited" smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.
  • Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
  • Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

The Battle of the Bulbs competitors are:

For tickets to see Battle of the Bulbs LIVE click HERE and save $2! 

SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2013