Hoa cẩm tú cầu

Hoa cẩm tú cầu

Trước đây hoa cẩm tú cầu được bắt nguồn từ Đông Á và Châu Mỹ về đến Việt Nam ta trong một vài năm gần đây. Hoa được trồng đầu tiên ở Đà Lạt, hiện nay đã có mặt trên khắp cả nước. Tùy vào nhiệt độ thời tiết khác nhau mà cây phát triển nhanh hay chậm. Cùng tôi đi tìm hiểu xem cách trồng và chăm sóc cây hoa cẩm tú cầu như thế nào nhé.

Hoa cẩm tú cầu với nhiều màu sắc

Đặc điểm của cây hoa cẩm tú cầu

Cây có nguồn gốc từ Đông Á và Châu Mỹ, du nhập về Việt Nam trong một vài năm gần đây.

Hoa cẩm tú cầu thuộc cây thân mộc, hoa vô tình, lúc đầu hoa mà trắng, sau chuyển thành màu lam hoặc màu hồng, có khi nhiều màu khác nữa. Tùy vào đất thế nào cây cho hoa khác nhau.

Hoa cẩm tú cầu màu xanh lá bắt mắt

Hoa cẩm tú cầu là loại hoa đẹp độc đáo mang tính phong thủy cao, ngoài hoa cẩm tú cầu còn có hoa đồng tiên một loại hoa mang lại tính phong thủy cao cho người chơi, Hoa đồng tiền mang lại vượng khí cho mọi ngôi nhà. Xem chi tiết hoa đồng tiền : https://hoadepviet.com/ky-thuat-trong-hoa-dong-tien-quanh-nam/

Cây hoa đẹp nhưng có thể gây ngộ độc cho bất cứ ai ăn phải dù là cánh hoa nhỏ li ti.

Cách trồng và chăm sóc cây hoa cẩm tú cầu

Cây cho hoa quanh năm nên bạn có thể trồng hoa ở bất cứ thời điểm nào đều được.

Nhân giống: Cây hoa cẩm tú cầu có thể trồng bằng hạt hoặc giâm cành. Chủ yếu người ta hay trồng hoa vào mùa xuân, mùa thu thời tiết mát mẻ cũng có thể trồng đấy.

Hiện nay kỹ thuật giâm cành được sử dụng nhiều nhất.

Cách giâm cành: dùng 1 con dao cắt đoạn nhánh dài 30-40cm, vỏ hơi ngả màu đỏ. Cắt bỏ đoạn lá đi để cành ít bị mất nước, ngâm cành vào nước cùng thuốc kích thích ra rễ. Sau khi đã ngâm cành xong đem cành cắm xuống đất, dùng chỗ nước đó dội trực tiếp xuống gốc để cây nhanh ra rễ.

Tưới nước: cây khi mới phát triển cần tưới nước thường xuyên để cây tránh bị héo. Thời điểm mùa khô bạn nên tưới nhiều nước hơn, mùa mưa nên tưới phù hợp tránh ngập úng.

Tỉa cành: sau khi cây đã phát triển được một thời gian, bạn nên cắt tỉa những cành già, cành sâu bệnh, cành gầm.  Để cây tập trung phát triển những cành tốt và nên tỉa cành vào mùa xuân để cây thích nghi tốt hơn.

Nếu chưa chắc chắn thời điểm giao mùa, nên chọn hết mùa đông thì cắt bỏ bông, cắt tỉa những cành sâu bệnh hại, cành già, cành gầm.

Làm đất: đất trồng phải tơi xốp, xung quanh làm sạch cỏ dại. Trước khi trồng cây cần bón một lượng phân lân xuống gốc rồi mới trồng cây xuống để cây nhanh phát triển hơn.

Những loại cây phong thủy mang lại vượng tài ngoài hoa đồng tiền còn có các loại cây phong thủy khác như hoa  lay ơn, hoa cúc, hoa cát tường…. Xem thêm danh sách cây phong thủy tại https://hoadepviet.com/nhung-loai-cay-phong-thuy-trong-trong-nha-tuyet-voi-may-man-tai-loc/

 

The Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association

The Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association has decided to implement a hang-tag system on vacuums, which would describe the various features of each product and then assign a rating to those features.

At its annual meeting, attended by a record number of vendors, one of the chief topics was the controversial standardized power level ratings.

Hoover, Eureka, Royal, Regina, Kirby, Electrolux and other companies attended the meeting, and provided input on the tagging issue. Finalization of the system should be completed by next year.

Earlier this year, Hoover implemented its own rating system for its uprights. President Brian Girdlestone said the company has not yet decided about implementing the VCMA tags. “We’re trying to stay on top of our own system,” he said. “I don’t know if we’ll start using the VCMA tags.”

According to Dave Evans, a member of the executive committee of the association and senior vice president of sales and marketing at Hoover, the VCMA has been struggling for quite some time to devise a method of standardizing the cleaning power of a vacuum. Right now, there is no “product format” for comparing different products, Evans said.

“Some manufacturers rely on amps to describe the power of a unit, others use horsepower, and those measurements really have nothing to do with the cleanability of the product,” Evans explained. “Every manufacturer is running off in different directions, and consumers are confused.”

To settle the dispute, manufacturers at the VCMA meeting decided to develop a uniform tagging system for the vacuums, which would list the various features of competing products in the same language.  best upright vacuum reviews

Evans said the finer details have not been settled, but the tag will list the various features of each vacuum, with a rating system for each features. The ratings will range from one to ten points.

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“This is something we’ve been working on for about a year,” said Regina president and VCMA president David Jones, “it’s not completely settled yet, but it’s going to be a good step for the industry.”

The VCMA has included a variety of cleaning issues, including the weight of the cleaner, the bag capacity, maximum cleaning distance from the outlet, sound level, and other features. Carpet cleaning ability on embedded dirt and surface litter, ease of moving the nozzle back and forth, ability to clean bare floors, and the durability of the motors.

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The ratings will be assigned from members of the VCMA, and outside consumer interest groups, such as the Good Housekeeping Institute and others. Although use of the tag will be voluntary, no substitutions, deletions, or additions are allowed on the tag, and no company logos will be permitted, the group agreed.

Cliff Wood, executive secretary of the association, said the tagging system will be a great improvement in the industry, because consumers will have a “common measuring system” when purchasing a vacuum.

“We’ve been working on it a long time. I think a unified fact tag is rather advanced for such a small industry,” he said.

The tags should be ready early next year. Although implementation is voluntary, and Wood thinks the program will start out gradually, he said he expects it will eventually become successful. “Once a major company starts to use the tags, the other vendors will also.”

Retailer response has been somewhat mixed. Ron Pastore of Alladin Vacs in Long Island, said specialty stores will probably not have much use for the tagging system. “I don’t think this will be beneficial to any independent vac dealer,” he said, “Customers in a small store want a lot of sales help. They want to actually use the product before they buy it.”

“Also, I don’t think you can generalize across the board with vacuum cleaners” he added. “And if you do, I think you’ll end up confusing customers.”

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including several in common — have cooperated for years on matters of mutual interest to both industries. However, some of AHAM’s members initiated the development, said Joe McGuire, president. The board changed the bylaws to permit the addition, and “established a long-term plan” for standards and regulatory work this year and a “full range of trade association services thereafter.”

McGuire said several of his member companies “requested services related to technical product standards similar to those we currently provide to members of our Major and Portable Appliance divisions. The synergies among vacuum cleaner manufacturers and our current membership, including our Supplier Division [of product components] are great.”
Two years after a convulsive transfer from Chicago with a new staff, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers convened its Annual Member Meeting here in an unusually harmonious mood.

Internal commonality of purpose and some favorable external conditions left participants smiling despite the usual array of problems and issues. “I have not seen all the divisions — Majors, Portables and Suppliers — so united,” observed Kent Baker, Maytag Appliances’ vice president of strategic business development, after AHAM’s board meeting a week ago concluded the event.

Rebellious talk by Portables members is ancient history. Balanced representation and budget-sharing, along with a strategic plan, have smoothed over differences. In addition, “we found some excellent common issues on which to work together,” said Wayne Morris, the vice president who heads the Portable Appliance Division.

Leading the list of these universal subjects was growing interest in the networked home and in business-to-business electronic commerce. There was also interdivisional talk about certification for efficient air cleaners, and the desire to expand the Aham.org Web site.

If there was one word to describe the aims of this meeting, it was “standardization.” The idea is to agree on a common approach to interconnected appliances, B2B e-commerce and international regulations. The latter was advanced on the eve of the member meeting by the first universal forum of AHAM’s sister associations from around the globe.

A Smart Appliance session dealt with AHAM’s search to determine the association’s role in setting standards. Gwen Wisler, president and chief executive officer of Sunbeam’s Thalia Products, said commonality was essential because “the retailer is going to force it. No one brand is going to dominate.”

Thalia found consumers want relief from repetitive tasks. Wisler reiterated that Thalia’s strategy is first to license Sunbeam products and then any appliance with low data transmission for connection.

Of course, any AHAM convention is dominated by government relations. For the first time, the group’s Political Action Committee conducted an open raffle as a fund-raiser. For the first time, more than a dozen executives met with members of Congress or staffers on Capitol Hill.

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Thomas Mann, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, delivered a nonpartisan analysis expressing some surprise at the administration’s initial strategy. As loser in the popular vote, George W. Bush and his team might have tried to build a consensus from the center out, he said. “But looking at the experience of his father the center has collapsed,” Mann said.

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Instead, the Republicans are acting as if they won a landslide.

“That’s just breathtakingly bold” because a right-center coalition without even talking to the Democratic leadership may not be sustainable, Mann said.

He said he was surprised the administration picked fights on issues it didn’t need to pick, such as the environment. “It now seems the theological conservatives are gaining the upper hand over the market-based conservatives,” he noted. Such a development would affect the appliance industry, with its market orientation and negotiated agreements on energy standards. But Mann qualified his assessment by noting he expects that the policy-makers “will back off and adapt.”

One policy-maker is Rob McNally, special assistant to the president for national economic policy. He spoke in place of the secretary of energy, unable to attend because of scheduling conflicts.

In the context of the energy issues the administration has raised, some of them controversial, McNally’s maiden public speech was off the record. He did say he expected the president to unveil a comprehensive energy policy this spring that will include conservation.

Mary Gall, vice chairman and the lone Republican on the Consumer Product Safety Commission, praised AHAM representatives “for the terrific job they do” on behalf of the association and for promoting safety.

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The longtime quiet courtship between the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association became a public affair a week ago. Both parties remain the model of discretion.

Austin Vacuum Cleaner Gilbert takes down-home approach to business

A family operation in business since 1951, Austin Vac hires “home-grown” people, not college graduates; handles its own television ads; and finds out everything possible about its customers’ home and lifestyle before selling them a vacuum cleaner.

“We don’t try to be anything we’re not, and the customer appreciates us for it,” Gilbert says.

At the same time, Gilbert goes after the vac business with a vengeance, constantly looking to the next venture that will keep his operation as successful as it can be.

“You have to keep changing or you’ll just die,” he says. “Every so often the business reaches a plateau. When we see the grass, we have to do something else.”

Austin Vac currently consists of three stores–13,000 square feet, 4,000 square feet, and 3,000 square feet, plus a 10,000-square-foot warehouse facility. There are also plans to open a fourth store within the next year or two. Each unit has 201 different vacuum cleaners, representing all major brands. A janitorial supply section is also included in each store that covers the gamut in cleaning supplies, from floor polishes to glass cleaners. upright bagless vacuum cleaner

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It’s no wonder Austin Vac is such a dominant force in its community, representing 40 percent of all the floor care business in the Austin metropolitan area, according to Gilbert.

Company sales will exceed more than 3 million this year, Gilbert said, adding that about 30 percent of that business will come from the janitorial supply products.

Superior customer service and superior quality are the backbone of Austin Vac’s success. The company strives to offer the absolute best–the best product lines, the best repair services, even the best floor polish. (“Nothing is watered down,” Gilbert says about the polish. “You pay a little more, but you put that wax on your floor and it lasts.”)

In helping customers select a vacuum cleaner, Gilbert says, “We work very closely with people. We ask them where they live, what kind of home they have, if they have pets or children. This eliminates a whole lot of mistakes (in selecting the right vac).”

Austin Vac’s top-selling unit is Royal’s metal upright, which Gilbert describes as “the best one made in the industry.” Austin’s business with Royal is so good, in fact, that the store is among the top 10 Royal dealers in the nation. The second selling unit is Panasonic, followed by Eureka.

“We are slowly getting away from selling as many of the major brands as we did in the past because they’re everywhere; there’s no profit in them anymore,” Gilbert says. Instead, he explained that he focuses on companies like Oreck, Royal, Panasonic and Simplicity, and on upscale models from companies like Hoover and Eureka.

Gilbert doesn’t believe in having price tags marked on his vacs because “the price marked isn’t always the price that the customer pays.” Like most vac shops, Austin Vac will match the sales price of its competitors.

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Advertising is another important vehicle behind Austin Vac’s success. Gilbert is a firm believer in promoting his business through television, radio and full-page newspaper ads. He writes all his own television scripts and sometimes appears on local talk shows.

Gilbert, however, doesn’t take all the credit for Austin Vac’s success. He attributes a lot of it to his father-in-law, Bill Ebert, who founded the company, and to his 25 employees.

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Gilbert joined the business in 1959, a time when door-to-door vac cleaner salesmen dominated the market, and vac shops weren’t yet a major factor in the business. By developing niches like in-store service and repair work, the business steadily grew over the years.

Austin Vac’s three store managers have each been with the company for about 15 years. Gilbert’s family is also actively involved in the business–his two sons, Kenneth and William, and his wife, Margie.

Austin Vac’s balance between personalized service and sophisticated business techniques can be seen in the way Gilbert computerized the stores. “Fifteen years ago I decided to modernize our system. I computerized everything but the cash register because I didn’t want customer to be greeted at the door by a machine,” he says. “That one-on-one with the customer is the most important thing. When a customer buys a machine, we carry it out to the car for them. You don’t get that kind of service anymore.”

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The Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association is turning over its management to a professional organization for the first time in its 88 years of existence. Members voted here at VCMA’s annual meeting last week to retain Cleveland-based Thomas Associates, effective Jan. 1. Thomas, which is said to run day-to-day operations at numerous associations, already handles the vac makers’ statistical program and has begun working on the next annual meeting, said Bud Kirkpatrick, VCMA’s new president.

He said his members wanted the group to be more proactive on some issues facing the industry and with other organizations, just as some of its key leaders were aging.

“It’s just backup and bench strength,” he said. “It’ll help bring to us what other associations are doing. We will aggressively go after new members.”

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There are currently about 20 enrolled companies among dozens of manufacturers in the industry. Trade associations usually speak about strength in numbers when dealing with government agencies and private institutions.

The board will continue to set policy, and Thomas will execute its wishes, he added.

Chuck Stockinger, Thomas Associates president, was away last week and could not be contacted.

Participants in the annual meeting voted to establish a standing committee on air quality with Hoover’s Dave Gault as its chairman. Plans to change the statistical program are under consideration and will be analyzed at VCMA’s February meeting.

Kirkpatrick, president of H-P Products, which makes central vac systems, succeeded Mike Merriman, Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co.’s president and chief executive officer, as VCMA’s head. Other officers elected to two-year terms were John Arganbright, Panasonic Home and Commercial Products Co., as vice president, and Joe Nazm, HMI Industries, as treasurer. Cliff Wood, the association’s longtime executive vice president, will become a consultant.

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The annual meeting, which originally was scheduled to be held in New Orleans beginning Sept. 14, was postponed after the terrorist attacks. VCMA’s board usually convenes once or twice more during the year. When the September event was abandoned, the 2002 annual meeting was quickly scheduled for New Orleans.
After a two-year hiatus, Royal Appliance Co., the $280 million manufacturer of Dirt Devil brand vacuum cleaner products, is set to return to membership in the Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association
The vac maker was scheduled to send three executives to VCMA’s Jan. 31 meeting and was planning to report its January 1996 figures for inclusion in the VCMA’s monthly report of industry vacuum cleaner shipments.

“An association like the VCMA plays a valuable role in setting standards for engineering matters and for helping our industry speak with one voice to the government and consumers,” said Jim Holcomb, Royal’s vice president of marketing. “It’s tough when the number-three company is a non-participant in the association. From our perspective we’re claiming our rightful place as one of the leaders within the floor care industry.”

Royal is currently the third largest supplier of vacuum cleaners in the U.S. market behind Hoover and Eureka. Under former chief executive John Balch, Royal resigned its membership effective January of 1994. At the time, no reason was given for the resignation, however, according to Holcomb, “my understanding is that the old management did not want to report,” its shipments.