Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) 無花果

Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) 無花果

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Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) forming 3 fruit. 無花果形成了3顆小果實.

Hardy Fruit tree/shrub.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Fruit with hidden tiny flowers in the fruit appear on previous year branches in spring after dormancy.  Fruit ripe from green turn purple, very sweet.   USDA Zones:7-11.  Mature size:10′-30′(H) X 12′-30′(W).  Propagate by cuttings.  Only fruit in previous year grown branches so light pruning is needed.  Low maintenance.  Suitable in container.

強健好種的果樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  冬眠後春天的老枝條會萌生長有隱花的果實. 熟果會由綠轉紫黑,很甜.  喜熱不甚耐寒. 成熟株高10-30呎,寬幅12-30呎.  繁殖以扦插的方式來進行.  去年生長的老枝才會結果所以略為修剪是必要的.  低維護.  適合盆植.

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seeds. 藤葉天竺葵的種子.

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seed germination in 3 weeks. 藤葉天竺葵的種子約3週發芽.

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seedling. 藤葉天竺葵的小苗.

Tropical perennial/cactus or succulents. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun well drained soil.  Plant has thick trunk like base.  The fleshy tubers is said to be edible as vegetable.  White flowers with pink/maroon blooming in fall.  Flowers release fragrance at night.  Dormancy is in summer, should cut down the watering.  Plant is drought tolerant once established.   USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size: unknown.  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.

藤葉天竺葵是多年生/多肉.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照排水佳的土壤.   植株有著巨大粗壯的根基與地下根.  有一說是根部可以如根莖類蔬菜來煮食的.  秋開白色帶有粉紅/暗紅色斑紋的單瓣花朵.  花朵僅於夜晚會散發花香.  夏天會休眠應減少供水避免爛根.  植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:尚無資料.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

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Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’小番茄ˊ’金陽’

Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’小番茄ˊ’金陽’

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Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’ seeds germination fast and easy. 小番茄ˊ’金陽’的種子很快又容易孵出.

Annual.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Yellow flowers from spring to frost.  High yield.  Small fruit ripe from green to orange, fruit is very sweet with nice flavour!!  Mature size:4′-8′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Fast growing.  Plant is toxic except the ripe edible fruit.

一年生. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  春到霜降前開黃色花.  花果期很長,產量高. 果實由綠轉為成熟色橘色,很甜且味道相當好!!  成熟株高4-8呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  生長快速.  除成熟的果實可食外植株有毒勿食.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草種子包的種子.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草的種子.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 白鼠尾草的種子約2週發芽.

Tropical perennial herb mainly growing for its leaves which are used for ritual smoking.  Aromatic. Evergreen.   Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location.   Small white flowers in mid spring to mid fall.   Long blooming time.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.   Large silvery grey foliage is attractive.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.   Drought tolerant once the plant is established.  Medicinal.

白鼠尾草(Salvia apiana)為熱帶多年生香草,西方主要用乾燥的莖葉薰香驅邪用.  芳香.  常綠.  容易栽種.   最好栽種在全日照處.   仲春到中秋開小白花.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  銀灰色的大葉片頗為顯眼好看.  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.   植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  藥用.

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Strawberry Corn (Zea may ‘Strawberry’) 草莓玉米

Strawberry Corn (Zea may ‘Strawberry’) 草莓玉米

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Strawberry Corn (Zea may ‘Strawberry’) seeds. 草莓玉米的種子.

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Strawberry Corn (Zea may ‘Strawberry’) seeds germination in just few days. 草莓玉米的種子幾天就發芽了.

Popcorn/sweet corn variety.  Annual.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Mature size:3′-6′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).   From seeds to harvest will take at least 3.5 months.   The ripe cob only is larger than a large strawberry, red kernels can be eaten fresh or cooked, sweet and juicy.  When dried, good for popcorn.  Propagate by seeds.  Good for growing in container.

爆米花/甜玉米.  一年生.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  成熟株高3-6呎,寬幅1.5-2呎. 種子到採收需時至少3.5個月.  成熟玉米穗僅比大顆草莓還要大些,新鮮紅色玉米粒可以生吃或煮食,甜而多汁.   或乾燥後保存作為爆米花用.  繁殖方式以種子的方式來進行.  由於植株較小且玉米穗頗具觀賞價值故適合盆植.

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Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)食用松子松

Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)食用松子松

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Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis) has large seeds.食用松子松的種子還蠻大顆的.

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Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis) seed germination in about 2 weeks. 食用松子松的種子約2週就發芽.

Cold hardy evergreen tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location well drained acidic soil.  This is mainly growing for its edible large pine nuts as food.  USDA Zones:5-8.  Mature size:20′-40′(H) X 15′-30′(W).  Propagate by seeds.

它是一種二葉松. 耐寒強健的常綠樹種.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日ˊ照處排水良好的酸性土壤.  此種樹主要栽種以取其大顆可食性種子. 耐寒但耐熱性不佳.  成熟株高20-40呎,寬幅15-30呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

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Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) 水王孫

Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) 水王孫

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Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) 水王孫

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Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) bulb is awake and growing. 水王孫球根醒了開始生長了.

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Water Thyme (Hydrilla verticillata) bulbs and water lily bulb. 水王孫與睡蓮的球根.

Hardy aquatic plant. Perennial.    Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in pond or aquarium.  USDA Zones:5-11. Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 4′-6′(W).  Propagate by cuttings,bulbs or division.  Fast growing, could be invasive.  My opinion it is only good inside the aquarium for small fish.  Do not grow them in open water!

水王孫又叫做黑藻. 長得跟水蘊草很像但葉片較為稀疏. 強健的水生植物.  多年生.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照的池塘或水族箱中.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅4-6呎.  繁殖方式以扦插,球根或分株的方式來進行. 生長極為快速會成為強勢植物.  我覺得這養在水族箱內跟魚類一起就好.  勿在開放水域內放養!

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