Blue Aster Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Blue Aster’)藍紫菀睡蓮

Blue Aster Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Blue Aster’)藍紫菀睡蓮

2016-08-24 Water lily 'Blue Aster' (Medium)

Blue Aster Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Blue Aster’) seedling藍紫菀睡蓮小實生苗.

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Blue Aster Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Blue Aster’) some seedlings are growing leaves! 藍紫菀睡蓮有些小小苗都出葉了!

2016-05-27Waterlily 'Blue Aster' (3) (Medium)

Blue Aster Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Blue Aster’) seed germination in just few days! The germination rate is not high though. 藍紫菀睡蓮種子於天氣溫暖時幾天便能孵出, 其孵出率並不高.

2016-05-27Waterlily 'Blue Aster' (4) (Medium)

Blue Aster Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Blue Aster’) seed germination in just few days! The germination rate is not high though. 藍紫菀睡蓮種子於天氣溫暖時幾天便能孵出, 其孵出率並不高.

Beautiful and fragrant variety with variegated foliage, green with maroon marble markings!  This tropical water lily is really eye catching in summer!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location in the pond/water filled container.  This is a day-blooming waterlily.  Blue/violet double flowers almost aster like shape flowers in early summer to early fall.  Treat it as annual or winterize the plant indoors.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 4′-5′(W).  Propagate by seeds, rhizomes/bulbs/tubers or division.

美麗芬芳的品種,並且有著好看的斑葉,綠葉上有著暗紅色大理石紋!  夏天時這品種即使未來花前也因斑葉而很吸睛!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處的水塘/裝水的桶子裡.  這是白天開花的睡蓮品種.  初夏開到初秋,花是藍紫色重瓣有強香.  通常作為一年生水生的草花來養或者天氣變冷前搬進屋過冬.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高:1-2呎,寬幅4-5呎.  繁殖以種子,分株/分球/分側芽方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.internationalwaterlilycollection.com/?project=nymphaea-blue-aster         http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/257091/

Zollinger Dutchmanspipe(Aristolochia zollingeriana)港口馬兜鈴

Zollinger Dutchmanspipe(Aristolochia zollingeriana)港口馬兜鈴

2016-08-15恆春馬兜鈴 (Medium)

Zollinger Dutchmanspipe(Aristolochia zollingeriana)seedlings. 港口馬兜鈴的小苗.

 

恆春馬兜鈴 (Medium)

Zollinger Dutchmanspipe(Aristolochia zollingeriana) seed germinate in about 2 weeks. 港口馬兜鈴種子約2星期孵出.

Tropical perennial flowering vine. Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Butterfly larvae love to feed on this type of plant.  Small pipe like flowers in late spring to mid summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones: 9-11.  Mature size:20-30M.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or layering.   Toxic if ingested.  Medicinal.

又名恆春馬兜鈴/卵葉馬兜鈴/耳葉馬兜鈴.  他是多年生草本,開花爬藤.  容易栽種及繁殖.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處.  蝴蝶幼蟲的食草. 春末到夏天開著小小黃褐色菸斗狀的小花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶. 喜熱不耐寒. 成熟植株高20-30公尺. 繁殖方式以種子,枝條扦插或壓條方式來進行.  植株有毒勿食.  藥用.

Reference links:

http://tpbg.tfri.gov.tw/PlantContent.php?rid=749                         http://www.fpcn.net/a/tengmanzhiwu/20130716/Aristolochia_zollingeriana.html  http://tai2.ntu.edu.tw/PlantInfo/species-des.php?code=347%20001%2006%200   http://kplant.biodiv.tw/%e6%b8%af%e5%8f%a3%e9%a6%ac%e5%85%9c%e9%88%b4/%e6%b8%af%e5%8f%a3%e9%a6%ac%e5%85%9c%e9%88%b4.htm             http://www.mingdao.edu.tw/stuaff/test/plants/027/ch.html

Durian (Durio zibethinus) 榴槤

Durian (Durio zibethinus) 榴槤

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Durian (Durio zibethinus) non frozen ripe fruit is not cheap but so delicious! 榴槤去殼後的果肉非冰凍的熟果很貴但是真的比較好吃!

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Durian (Durio zibethinus) has very large seeds. 榴槤果肉內的種子蠻大顆的.

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This container of Durian (Durio zibethinus) has 4 large mature, viable seeds. 這盒榴槤果肉內的種子共4顆成熟的有效種子.

2016-08-24Durian Seeds germination (1) (Medium)

Durian (Durio zibethinus) seeds germinate easily and quickly! 榴槤種子很快也很容易就孵出發芽了!

Tropical fruit tree. Easy to grow in tropical envirnment. Best in full sun location. Brown/bronze flowers in spring.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds. USDA Zones:10+. Mature size:30′-40′(H/W). Propagate by seeds. Seeds are toxic if ingested.  People either love it or hate it because of the strong fragrance/odour when the fruit is ripe!

熱帶果樹.  容易栽種在熱帶環境.  最好栽種在全日照處.  春開褐色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟植株高/寬幅為30-40英尺.  繁殖以種子為主.  種子有毒勿食.  這果實成熟後的果香/果臭味對人們而言是有人愛也有人恨!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durio_zibethinus
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%A6%B4%E8%8E%B2
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/103094/

 

Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) 椰棗

Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) 椰棗

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Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) seed germinate easily. 椰棗的種子很容易發芽.

Date Palm ripe fruit and seeds. (Phoenix dactylifera) 椰棗盒裝的熟果與吃完熟果的種子.

Date Palm ripe fruit and seeds. (Phoenix dactylifera) 椰棗盒裝的熟果與吃完熟果的種子.

Tropical fruit.  East to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  This palm can grow rather large!  Very drought tolerant!   Stay evergreen in tropical environment. Pale yellow flowers bloom repeatedly. Fruit is rather sweet!  USDA Zones: 8-11.  Mature size: 40’+(H) X 20′-30′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.

熱帶水果. 容易栽種及繁殖. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  此種棕梠能長到相當大一株!  非常耐旱! 在熱帶環境全年常綠.  淡黃色花全年開花不斷.  果實相當甜!  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟植株高40英尺以上,寬幅20-30英尺.  繁殖以種子或分株方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_palm                                              https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B5%B7%E6%9E%A3                     http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55329/

Double Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Double Decker’)雙層重瓣紫錐花

Double Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Double Decker’) 雙層重瓣紫錐花

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Double Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Double Decker’) 雙層重瓣紫錐花

Hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink double flowers bloom from early summer to early fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Good for cut flower.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W). Propagate by seeds or division.

強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  重瓣粉紅色花於夏初開到秋初,花期很長.  適合切花.  很耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/echinacea-purpurea-doubledecker.html           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/68854/

Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens) 鉛色紫穗槐

Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens) 鉛色紫穗槐

2016-07-07 239 (Medium)

Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens) flowers.鉛色紫穗槐的花.

2016-08-18Lead Plant- (1) (Medium)

Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens) plants are seeding. 鉛色紫穗槐結子中.

2016-08-18Lead Plant seeds (1) (Medium)

Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens) seeds. 鉛色紫穗槐的種子.

Very hardy, drought tolerant shrub.  Easy to grow and propagate. Best growing in full sun location.  Silvery foliage covered with very fine, short hair.  Purple/blue small flowers from late spring to mid summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.    USDA Zones:2-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Plant has very deep roots so it doesn’t transplant well.  Medicinal.

“Medicinal Use: The Omaha Indians powdered the dried leaves and blew them into cuts and open wounds. The astringent property of the leaves encouraged scab formation. The Potawatomi Indians made a leaf tea to kill pinworms, various intestinal worms, and the liquid tea was used to cure eczema."–quote from http://wildones.org/download/people/stiefel/stiefel2.html

豆科紫穗槐屬的灌木.  非常強健易於栽種與繁殖的小型灌木.  最好栽種在全日照處.  鉛色綠的葉片被有銀白細毛. 春末到仲夏開著藍紫色小花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  極為耐寒也耐熱.  成熟植株高約2-3英尺,寬幅1.5-2英尺. 繁殖方式以種子為主,也可以扦插方式來進行. 植株根系深,移植不易.  藥用.

“藥用: 奧瑪哈的原住民以其乾燥的葉碾成細末後覆蓋於開放傷口能使傷口快速復原結痂. 波塔瓦托米的原住民以其葉片煮成藥湯後飲用來打蟯蟲等寄生蟲. 葉片煮後的湯水也可作為用於治療皮膚炎的洗劑." –摘錄自網站 Wild Ones. http://wildones.org/download/people/stiefel/stiefel2.html

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorpha_canescens                                          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1512/                                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%B4%AB%E7%A9%97%E6%A7%90%E5%B1%AC

Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) 守宮木

Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) 守宮木

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Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) can be propagated by cuttings or seeds. 守宮木可以枝條扦插或種子來繁殖.

 

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Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) seeds. 守宮木的種子.

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Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) seedlings. 守宮木落葉的小實生苗.

Tropical tender perennial/shrub.    It is a herb/leafy vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small yellow/orange/red flowers in spring and summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   White fruit is very cute!  I think it is very ornamental.    USDA Zones:8-11.     Mature size:4′-6′(H)/(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

它是熱帶多年生植物/灌木.  用做藥草或葉菜.  又叫樹菜/馬尼菜/減肥菜/越南菜/天綠香,為大戟科守宮木屬.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春夏開黃/橘/紅色小花,結白色小果實.  很可愛很具觀賞價值. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  植株喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅亦同.  以種子或扦插方式來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauropus_androgynus                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%AE%88%E5%AE%AB%E6%9C%A8            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/137885/                            http://www.eattheweeds.com/edible-katuk-sauropus-androgynus-2/                      http://www.eattheweeds.com/edible-katuk-sauropus-androgynus-2/    http://blog.unnes.ac.id/antosupri/manfaat-daun-katuk-bagi-kesehatan-secara-herbal/                                                                                              http://www.healthapta.com/natural-home-remedies-for-oral-thrush-in-infants-and-adults/