The Wild Spikenard Written by J.A Carpunky
The Wild Spikenard also goes by names of False Solomon's Seal, and Solomon's Zig-zag. Its scientific name is Smilacina racemosa. This plant has white or greenish colored, small, slightly fragrant, densely packed flowers. It grows one to three feet tall, and has a simple, slightly angled stem which tends to be leafy and sometimes has a little hair on upper parts. The leaves of this lily are lance-shaped and grow from three to six inches long. They have a fine hairy growth on under side.
This wild flower also sports batches of aromatic, round berries which tend to be pale red speckled in color. It likes to grow in moist woods, thickets, or hillsides and flowers bloom from May to July. This one likes southern regions of United States, from Georgia over to Arizona.
The False Solomon's Seal tends to grow close to true Solomon's Seal, so novice gardeners can confuse two. But feathery plume of greenish-white blossoms that crowns false Solomon's Seal's somewhat zig-zagged stem is very different from small, greenish, bell-shaped flowers, usually nodding in pairs along stem, under leaves, from axils of true Solomon's Seal. Later in summer, when hungry birds wander through woods with increased families, Wild Spikenard offers them branching clusters of pale red speckled berries, whereas true Solomon's Seal plant gives them blue-black fruit to feast on.
Home Fragrance in VogueWritten by Carol A Cass
The home fragrance market is booming. From perfume, toiletries, and cosmetics to pre packaged foods. It is currently a multi billion dollar industry that continues to show strong growth. The strongest growth has taken place in last 5 years and is expected to continue through 2007 and beyond. Western Europe, Japan, and US continue to lead with 65 percent of demand and over three-quarters of world wide production of home fragrance products. Rapid growth of home fragrance sales has also been registered in Asia/Pacific, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Market researchers attribute growing trend of home fragrance popularity in US to fact that we are spending more time at home. We are using home fragrances to UN-stress ourselves and make our indoor environment a healthier and more pleasing place to be. And we like it, it makes us feel good. Consumer research is quite convincing. People feel better about themselves and are more comfortable at home when a home fragrance delivery system in use.
Market researchers also point out that consumers are eagerly embracing home fragrance products that neutralize odors and bacteria in our indoor air, not just cover them up. A stylish home fragrance delivery system which can be displayed as decor in home or work place. Consumers desire an attractive as well as efficient home fragrance delivery system.
There are many home fragrance delivery systems available to us today. From plug-ins, solids, and sprays, to name a few, which temporarily mask or cover up odors and are readily available in local supermarket. To stylish and very much in vogue Fragrance Lamps which you won't find in local supermarket. Fragrance Lamps can be found in specialty gift and decor shops, and on line. One such Fragrance Lamp is La Tee Da collection of fragrance lamps. http://www.coronetgiftsolutions.com/la-tee-da_effusion_lamps.asp La Tee Da is leading way in home fragrance effusion lamp technology. La Tee Da's exclusive scalloped burner design enhances home fragrance experience. La Tee Da fragrance lamps or effusion lamps as they are sometimes called are made of hand blown art glass. These fragrance lamps come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. La Tee Da fragrance lamps befit any decor, home or work place.
Sonia Perez of Coronet Gift Solutions http://www.coronetgiftsolutions.com in Florida says her retail customers are becoming creative in their approach to home fragrance. "They like to have different fragrances for each room of their houses. Say, Verbena in bedroom and Sandalwood Mahogany in living room or den." Some of her customers fragrance 3 or 4 rooms, each with a different fragrance. Sonia recommends fragrance lamps because of their style and their ability to sanitize air while they fragrance it. "Fragrance lamps are great! And collectable too." She also supplies interior designers who love using fragrance lamps as a decor embellishment. "The La Tee Da lamps work well as an attractive accent piece to design scheme and at same time fragrance and sanitize room or entire house, and their clients adore them" .Pure indoor air has become a priority with consumers says Sonia. "Women want more than just pretty air; they want clean air at home and at office."
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