The Wild Spikenard Written by J.A Carpunky
Continued from page 1
More about "True" Solomon's Seal, also known as Hairy, or Twin-flowered Solomon's Seal. The scientific name for this wild flower is Polygonatum biflorum. As noted above, this plant produces whitish or yellowish green tubular bell-shaped flowers. It can put out up to four flowers at once, but usually tends to produce two at a time - thus name "Twin-Flowered" - per penduncle. The twin-flowered solomon's seal has simple, slender, leafy stems and grows from eight inches to three feet tall. The leaves can be oval, pointed or lance-shaped and grow from two to four inches long. These have a soft, hairy texture along veins on underside of leaf. It too produces berries, and these are a blue-black color. The plant tends to wilt after producing berries.
This wild flower prefers to grow in woods or thickets, and on shady banks. It flowers from April to June and does well in areas such as Florida and Michigan. http://www.garden-scoop.com
Home Fragrance in VogueWritten by Carol A Cass
Continued from page 1
are highly efficient at sanitizing indoor air, not masking it. These fragrance lamps kill bacteria, including odor causing bacteria, and unpleasant smells from dirty laundry, pets, mold, musty closets, and bathrooms. Frying fish tonight? No problem. La Tee Da to rescue! Cooking odors neutralized, fast. Not just temporarily masked. Automobile manufacturers utilize same catalytic conversion process on cars we drive to reduce or eliminate noxious fumes, smoke, and odors from automobile exhaust.
In Europe, before days of modern electronic indoor air purification, catalytic burner (effusion lamp) was used extensively in institutions such as hospitals, medical clinics and other facilities that required a high degree of indoor air purity. German holistic chemist Justus Von Liebig discovered that through oxidation of primary alcohols effusion lamp was efficient in neutralizing bacteria, allergens, and other impurities in air including smoke and foul odors.
Aware of health benefits of effusion lamp, French began to add liquid fragrance to their effusion lamps. Leave it to French to transform effusion lamp into home fragrance delivery system we today call fragrance lamps. http://www.coronetgiftsolutions.com/la-tee-da_fragrance_lampes.asp Fragrance lamps have for many years been a fixture in homes across European Continent and are rapidly gaining popularity in North America. Why? Because fragrance lamps sanitize as well as fragrance your indoor oxygen. Neurologist Alan Hirsh director of Smell and Taste Treatment Center of Chicago has studied fragrance and positive relation it can have as an aid in learning, reducing or increasing desire to eat, and in arousal.
Retailers and restaurateurs are taking notice of power of fragrance. Case studies of restaurants and retail shops using fragrance delivery systems to create ambiance and a perceived pleasurable shopping experience are quite satisfied with results of fragrance. Customer surveys consistently prove that fragrance ranks high among reasons for customer loyalty to a particular store or eatery. Also customer word of mouth advertising regarding fragrant environment brings in new customers. Retailers are exploring power of fragrance, or scent to stimulate favorable emotional and behavioral responses of consumers. Hirsh also points out that Nobel Prize in medicine was last year granted to researchers who discovered how olfactory receptor cells enable humans to recognize and store in memory 10.000 different odors. Hirsh states, "I think we are going to be seeing interior decorating with smells in future, same way we do with color." Sounds good to me. Decorate my bedroom in Verbena, my bathroom in Lavender, and my kitchen in Cinnamon Apple. Fragrance me with Bayberry in den and Fresh Cut Clover in laundry room. Sound good to you too? You bet it does!
Carol A Cass, successful owner of “Interior Design by Carol” in Tampa Bay Florida was born and brought up in NYC where she resides with her husband and two children. Before relocating to Florida, Carol was a senior designer and general manager at one of New York's most prestigious design house. She designs unique and creative interior living spaces of all types and themes like water front to rural ranch. Carol received her Bachelors Degree in Interior Designing from Harrington College of Design in Chicago.. http://www.coronetgiftsolutions.com
Carol A Cass, the successful owner of “Interior Design by Carol” in Tampa Bay Florida was born and brought up in NYC where she resides with her husband and two children. Before relocating to Florida, Carol was a senior designer and general manager at one of New York's most prestigious design house. She designs unique and creative interior living spaces of all types and themes like water front to rural ranch. http://www.coronetgiftsolutions.com