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Want a more beautiful garden? It's easier than you think once you understand the 5 "Zen" rules of fantastic gardens. This article provides all the tricks and tips you need to make it happen.

7 Ways to Grow Flowers

7 Ways to Grow FlowersFlowering landscape trees are the crown jewels of the yard. Perhaps no other plants, individually, can have as great an impact on how a yard looks in spring. Browse the articles to which I've linked below for information on particular varieties of flowering landscape trees. Pictures are included. Crape Myrtles: Landscape Trees of the South A popular choice in flowering landscape trees for Southerners, crape myrtles have a long blooming period (mid-summer to fall). The blooming clusters of these flowering landscape trees come in pink, white, red and lavender. The clusters appear on the tips of new wood. Northerners can sometimes get away with treating these flowering landscape trees as perennials that die back in winter but come back in spring. TreesNot all specimens with a weeping habit are flowering landscape trees, but this article looks at several weeping varieties that do bloom, headed by four types of cherry. Saucer Magnolias The size and shape of the blooms are what suggested the common name for these flowering landscape trees. Want a specimen with a brilliant bloom as big as a saucer? Access information on these beauties here. Rose of Sharon Although some people think of it as a landscape "tree" (because it gets tall and can be pruned so as to have a single trunk), rose of sharon is, in fact, a flowering shrub. The fact that it blooms relatively late -- and for a long time -- makes it a valuable plant for those looking to distribute their yard's color display throughout the growing season. Top 10 List of Flowering Landscape Trees and Shrubs for Spring |This article features information on ten flowering landscape trees and shrubs that brighten our spring seasons. Included are redbud, callery pear and crabapple. Hawthorn: Late-Blooming Landscape Trees This article offers information on Washington hawthorn trees, which are perhaps most valued for the time at which they bloom (late spring to early summer). Many of the popular flowering specimens bloom earlier in the spring, and while their blossoms are pleasant sights for eyes sore from winter's barrenness, they desert us too quickly!

Altria to Launch Marlboro Filter Kretek in Indonesia

Altria to Launch Marlboro Filter Kretek in Indonesia

PT H.M. Sampoerna, the Indonesian world's largest tobacco company, has begin launch clove flavored cigarettes or the Marlboro mix 9 brand name.The subsidiary of Altria Group Inc. will start selling filtered Marlboro Mix 9 from July 9, its first new brand in 18 years, said the people, who declined to be identified before an announcement next week. Clove-flavored cigarettes, known as kretek, dominate sales in the Southeast Asian nation, the world's fifth-largest tobacco market.The launch may help Indonesia's largest producer of tobacco products win a larger share of the estimated $10 billion market for kretek cigarettes by attracting customers of PT Gudang Garam, owned by the family of Indonesia's richest man, and the Djarum Group. Sampoerna's sales growth has been cut by tax increases."It's a fantastic and excellent strategy," said Rezza Zulkasi, an analyst with PT First State Investments Indonesia in Jakarta, which manages 1.5 trillion rupiah ($167 million) in assets. "People want to have the international brand, but also want the local taste."Sampoerna will start selling the kretek Marlboro in Java and Bali, the people said. Leo Burnett, a unit of Publicis Groupe SA, the world's fourth-biggest advertising firm, will help market the product. The ad agency created the "Marlboro man" advertisement campaign in 1955.Where To BuySalecheapcigarettes.com start selling on July 12, the most trusted website that sells clove cigarettes. With a long history in the clove cigarettes business and over 8 years of offline or online experience, Salecheapcigarettes.com not only offers the quality cigarettes with competitive prices they also guarantee full satisfaction that all of their products are freshly deliver to their customers. For more information please kindly visit http://www.salecheapcigarettes.com or http://www.saleclovecigarettes.com.

Las Vegas: How to Ensure Your Vacation is Full of Adventure and Kicks

Las Vegas: How to Ensure Your Vacation is Full of Adventure and Kicks

Las Vegas was for a long time the adults playground. Las Vegas was and is the gambling and drinking capitol of the world, and it was just about as Wild West as you could get in the twentieth century. But in the last 20 years Las Vegas has changed into a large amusement park for the whole family. There is such a wide variety of things to do inside and outside of Las Vegas apart from gambling, that it would be a shame to pass up the opportunity to see some of the beautiful sites around the area.1) Think location. A hotel that is located directly on the strip will end up being much higher in price than a hotel just off the strip. Really, glamour is nice, but saving a couple of extra hundred dollars in the long run will allow you the opportunity to do some great things that had not been originally accounted for.2) Outside of Las Vegas are some very nice deserts and mountains. Easy to get to and very close, it is nice to take a break from the gambling and partying to get out and visit a bit of nature. Finding a hotel that is close to the Strip but also close to all the nature reserves is a big bonus when you are not having a good time at the casino tables.3) Las Vegas is huge, and continues to grow, so trying to visit an amusement park on the outskirts from the Strip, may tend to be a bit difficult, so try to aim to be a little farther from all the traffic if you are not just gambling and are doing other fun things.4) When searching for a place to stay in Las Vegas, you will find that in just about any direction there will be hotels in which to stay, offering a drive of less than 10 minutes to the Strip plus there is free parking at most casinos on the Strip for when you are going to gamble.5) Think Entertainment! Check out the available shows during the time you are in Vegas. If you are lucky, you might get to see some of the greatest entertainers such as Jay Leno, Edwin Murphy, Sting, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Jeniffer Lopez, Shakira, Madonna and many many more for just a few dollars. Sometimes, you might get a ticket dirt-cheap if you only look around and ask. Since Vegas is relatively small, its worth your while to check out not just the shows that your hotel (however grand it is!) is planning for its customers, but also to check out those offered by the rest of the hotels in Las Vegas.These are just a few things to keep in mind when traveling to Las Vegas. If you are traveling with the family, you will want to remember that Las Vegas and Nevada offer excellent hotels and casinos as well as some of the most undisturbed wildlife and nature reserves and fantastic camping in the area. If you wish to find out more about the casinos in Las Vegas or the entertainment and different adventures you could take part in, go to http://www.gambling-portal.com for detailed reviews, explanations and hot tips.

Bons Plans pour Mariage Express

Bons Plans pour Mariage Express

Encore jeune et pas fortun, pourquoi se privez de ce que la vie vus offre de plus prcieux pour fonder une famille? Le mariage.Alors qu'un mariage sur le vieux continent s'value entre 10 000 et 15 000 euros, las Vegas vous offre des prestations pour dix fois moins cher, et en plus sortant de l'ordinaire. Que vous faut il faire. Bon, d'accord, il faut acheter le billet, mais ensuite?Ensuite rien de plus simple, rendez vous au Bureau des Mariages (Clark County Marriage License - 201 Clark Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89155 - Tel. (702) 671-0600) munis des papiers suivants: carte d'identit prouvant que vous avez plus de 18 ans, en cas de prcdent divorce, n'oubliez pas de prendre avec vous la copie de votre acte de divorce.Ensuite, c'est vous de voir.Une simple crmonie civile au Bureau des Mariages vous cotera qu'une cinquantaine de dollars et ne durera qu'une demie heure.Les clbres chapelles long du Las Vegas strip reconnaissables par leur jardins de roses vous offres des services pour une somme comprise entre $200 et 500 dollars qui regroupent un forfait de mariage comprenant l'utilisation de la chapelle, la crmonie de mariage, des fleurs, de la musique et des photos. Les forfaits plus coteux comprennent plus d'extras comme le transfert depuis votre htel en limousine ou Elvis Presley comme tmoin. Ou encore, les casinos. Selon le thme que vous dsirez pour votre mariage, rendez-vous soit l'htel Excalibur pour un mdival,sinon MGM Grand a un mariage en montagnes russes, Treasure Island offre un mariage de pirates bord de son bateau HMS Brittania et le Las Vegas Hilton propose un mariage Star Trek bord du vaisseau spatial Enterprise avec des tmoins Klingon et des invits Ferengi. Les prix varient alors de de 350 $ 3500 $, voir d'avantage. Mais vous tes tout prets des salles de blackjack et des machines sous.Pour la Lune de Miel, en panne d'ides ou de sous? Pourquoi ne pas faire un tour du monde depuis Las Vegas?Las Vegas, autre ses casinos, vous permet en effet de dcouvrir les sept merveilles du monde en un clin d'oeil. Vous voulez Paris et le charme de ses cafs? Pas de problme, rendez-vous au Paris Las Vegas! Ici, des votre arrive, la Tour Eiffel, l'Arc de triomphe sans oublier le clbre opra Garnier vous accueillent a bras ouverts!Dans une architecture trs Franchie style Haussmannien, vous retrouvez toutes les spcialits franaises et europennes au sein de ses fameux restaurants, sans oublier son casino.Envie subite de vous dpayser. Rendez-vous Venetian! A Venise et ses gondoles... Quelle femme digne de ce nom ne souhaiterait pas passez sa lune de miel dans ce dcor pittoresque, et rvasser comme une jeune fille a l'aube de ses 20 ans, en attendant Casanova... Venez vous dtendre au Venetian. Cet htel recre pour vous les fameux canaux, les gondoles, les palais vnitiens et la rplique de la Piazza San Marco. Elgance et raffinement caractrisent le Venetian et ses 3000 chambres. Le Venetian abrite galement une superbe galerie d'art avec le Guggenheim Hermitage Museum. Et pour dcouvrir encore plus de l'Italie, direction le Tuscany Suites CasinoPour les nostalgiques d'Astrix et Obelix et du fameux Ave Csar, prcipitez vous vite au Caesar's Palace! Conue sur le modle de la Rome antique, le Caesar's Palace accueille galement des championnats du monde de boxe et des grands spectacles de vedette.Envie de vous retrouvez sur une le paradisiaque? Essayer le Tahiti! Ses bananiers, les tropiques et les plages de sable fin, Pourquoi trop attendre.Alors, qu'attendez vous pour passer la bague au doigt?

Discount Perfume

Buying perfumes is expensive and buying a designer perfume is even more so. The fragrance business is a multi-million dollar industry, and with most people looking out for something special, it is not surprising that everyone is constantly searching for perfumes at a discount. If you know where to look, you can be certain to get a good bargain instead of paying too much for a small designer perfume at some up-market boutique or department store. The general assumption is that a discount perfume means that the product is old or used or is an imitation. This is not true. Now you can get the same designer fragrances you find in department stores for sale at certain online stores. The average shelf life of most fragrances is three to five years, and some sites guarantee that their products are "fresh" and fall within the recommended shelf life. While there are some really low prices online, buyers must check that they are purchasing authentic perfume. A low price may mean that the perfume has been diluted with water or is not originally blended by the company that manufactured the product. To ensure authenticity, only buy from sites that are already established and reputable. A common mistake is not looking at the currency for which the discounted perfume is being sold. Once converted into dollars with shipping charges added, it might not be such a bargain after all.A good shopper will be aware about upcoming sales where there can be up to 20% discount on perfumes, sometimes even more for old stock. These kinds of sales are especially advantageous for bargain hunters, as they are definitely safer than buying perfume online. Make friends with the salesperson at a store you frequent and ask for updates on upcoming discounts on perfume. Get your name added to the company mailing list and avail yourself of discount promotions on perfumes as soon as they notify you through the mail.

A Time before Clock and Watches A Series (part 1)

How Time Was Measured Before the ClockHow many times have you wondered, What time is it? and turned to your wrist only to find you forgot to put on your watch. We have become so programmed to know what time it is and schedule our lives around it that it is second nature to bend your arm, turn your wrist and get the answer. It has not always been so easy, or even necessary as you will see by looking back to a time before clocks and watches.Like Night and DayThe precision with which we measure time today is light years away from how it was done, not so long ago. Time was once measured completely by the universe around us and still is in a sense when you understand the science and physics behind the measurement of time and what makes a clock work (more on this in part 2). What earlier civilizations knew and relied upon each day was that the sun came up and went down and that block of time became a day. To measure greater expanses, the moon and its reliable cycles were also observed. The moon was used to measure the time period which came to be known as a month more technically a lunar month of 28 days or the time it took for the moon to go from new to crescent to full and new again.Ancient CivilizationEven more than just observing the moon, sun, and planets, there are artifacts that show us that time was measured a bit more precisely. Early calendars and clocks were found in what is now Iraq, once the dwelling place of the ancient Sumerians, and consisted of a calendar that was divided into 30 day segments according to the cycle of the moon. It was then divided into 12 sections which corresponded to 2 hours of todays time. Further, the calendar was sectioned off into 30 more parts equivalent to 4 modern-day minutes.Stonehenge is located in England and was built more than 4,000 years ago. Not much is completely understood about this mysterious structure, but the way it is positioned has scientists believing that it somehow was used to record seasons and the phenomenon of lunar eclipses and the like.SundialsThe Sumerian culture passed away without the information about their timekeeping being discovered until more modern times. The next phase of more precise time measurement was used by the Egyptians. They created the Obelisk around 3500 BC which looked like todays Washington Monument, well-known to visitors of the Nations capital. This tall, tapered monument would cast shadows throughout the day, but was primitive still in how closely the time periods could be measured. It mostly reflected a change between morning and afternoon, and how the days would get shorter or longer with the seasons.The sundial on the other hand was first used about 1500 BC and was a much smaller and more portable timekeeping device. It was divided into 10 equal parts with two additional segments representing twilight and dawn. The sundial itself then emerged from a horizontal plate to a bowl shape with pointer and inscribed lines to mark off the hours. It is believed that by 30 BC there were more than 13 different styles of sundials used in the evolving societies of Asia Minor, Italy, and Greece.When one thinks about the precision of a finely crafted Swiss timepiece it is hard to imagine a time when time was so ambiguous. Could society function without time measurements to the very minute? Perhaps in another millennium society will wonder how we functioned living in just one time.This is the first of a series of articles on the evolution of time measuring and how timepieces come to become what they are today.

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Want a more beautiful garden? It's easier than you think once you understand the 5 "Zen" rules of fantastic gardens. This article provides all the tricks and tips you need to make it happen.