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  • Marvel's Florist - Killeen TX
  • (254) 655-6798
  • 720 N 10th St
    Killeen, TX 76541
    United States
    Mon - Fri , 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Sat, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Sun, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

About us

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Since 1958 Marvel's Florist has been providing trusted service to the Killeen and Fort Hood, Texas area. We are here to help you, our valued customers, express your sentiments and emotions with flowers and gifts. Our passion is floral creativity. Let Marvel's awaken your imagination and make it reality. Here your floral dreams come to life. We begin each and every process with an attitude of all things are possible if you believe. The results speak for themselves. From flowers for the largest of corporate events and weddings, to the most intimate gatherings of friends and family, or to just simply "thinking of you”, our flowers are sure to put a smile on a loved ones face. Our talented designers will exceed your visions and dreams every time.

Home Ecology of Flowers Study

Harvard: Living with Flowers Strengthens Feelings of Compassion, and Decreases Anxiety and Worry



Home Ecology of Flowers StudyWith people’s desire for tranquility and stress relief stronger than ever, fresh research takes an insightful look at flowers and the important role they may play in our daily lives. A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home.


“Other research has proven that flowers make people happy when they receive them,” Etcoff says. “What we didn’t know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings.”
The Home Ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard uncovered three main findings:

 

1. Flowers feed compassion

 

      Study participants who lived with fresh cut flowers for less than a week felt an increase in feelings of compassion and kindness for others.

 

2. Flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home


      Overall, people in the study simply felt less negative after being around flowers at home for just a few days.

      Participants most frequently placed flowers in their kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, where they spend a lot of time at home. They reported wanting to see the blooms first thing in the morning.
  

3. Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work

 

      Having flowers at home can have a positive carry-over impact on our mood at work, too. The study found that people were more likely to feel happier and have more enthusiasm and energy at work when flowers were in their home living environments.

“As a psychologist, I’m particularly intrigued to find that people who live with flowers report fewer episodes of anxiety and depressed feelings,” Etcoff says. “Our results suggest that flowers have a positive impact on our well being.”