Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

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Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)翼豆/四稜豆

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) seeds. 翼豆/四稜豆種子.

Winged Bean/Asparagus pea(Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) seeds. 翼豆/四稜豆種子.

A type of delicious Asian beans. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  This perennial climber is native in New Guinea, it requires a support to cling on, likes hot and humid.  Fast growing.  Purple flowers then winged seed pods. All parts are edible!  The tender seed pods tastes like asparagus so it has other name “Asparagus pea".   Easy to grow.  Propagate by seeds.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Not cold tolerant so often be treated as annual.

亞洲品種的豆類. 喜全日照到半日照.  它是原生於新幾內亞的多年生草本爬藤,須有攀爬用的支架,喜溼熱的生長環境.  生長速度快.  開紫色花,花謝後結四稜的豆莢. 全株各部位均可以食用!   嫩豆莢口感比美蘆筍所以又名蘆筍豆.  容易栽種.  以種子來繁殖.  由於不耐寒常被當作一年生植物來栽種.

Reference links:   參考資料的連結:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_bean

Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67023/#ixzz3YMPj4ohH

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67023/

Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus ‘Painted Lady’) 香豌豆

Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus ‘Painted Lady’) 香豌豆

Flower image please see: http://www.reneesgarden.com/images/seedphotos/flowers/sweetpea-paintedlady-bed.jpg

Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady') germination. 香豌豆孵出.

Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus ‘Painted Lady’) germination. 香豌豆孵出.

Annual Lathyrus odoratus (This variety is ‘Painted Lady’) is a highly scented heirloom sweet pea.  It is easy to grow from seeds.  Seeds are toxic if ingested.  It is a easy to grow annual flowering vine.  Excellent for cut flower and in garden to attract bees and butterflies.  Best to grow in full sun location.   Fast growth.   Easy to propagate by seeds.   It will be nice to see the flowers and smell the fragrance soon since it is annual.  I am growing these for Lorna.

這個一年生的香豌豆(這個是品種是’Painted Lady’雙色的花) 的花香味濃郁很受歡迎.  容易從種子栽種.  種子有毒勿食.  它是生長快速的一年生開花藤,很適合當切花花材,也是於園中吸引蜂蝶的蜜源植物. 最好是全日照.  容易自行結子繁殖.

European Plum/Goje Sabz (Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz  (Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz  (Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz (Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz  pits and seed.(Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李果核與種子.

Persian Green Plum/Goje Sabz pits and seed.(Prunus Domestica Italica) 歐洲李果核與種子.

Goje Sabz in English is Greengage. It is the Prunus Domestica ssp. italica – gages (Greengages fruit).  The texture is crunchy, juicy and few are a bit of tangy.  I heard it is good to eat with some bit of salt.  USDA Zones:6-9.  Small white flowers in summer attract bees and butterflies.  Mature size: 12′-15′(H) x 1′(W).  Propagate by grafting though some said can be propagated by seeds.

歐洲李綠果小脆而多汁,但香味很淡,不算甜,不過不會酸澀.  聽說吃時加點鹽不錯. 我吃了覺得有加鹽沒有比較好吃.  雖然甜度和香度不足,但口感比亞洲李好吃.   成熟株高約12-15呎,寬幅僅1呎. 夏開白色小花,須疏果.  繁殖以嫁接為主,不過也有聽過可用種子來繁殖的.

Reference links:

參考連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/62427/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greengage

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑 Photo source/link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichorisandra_thyrsiflora

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑
Photo source/link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichorisandra_thyrsiflora

Blue ginger does not set seeds easily so often propagate by cuttings. 藍薑不易結子所以是用扦插來繁殖.

Blue ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) does not set seeds easily so often propagate by cuttings. 藍薑不易結子所以是用扦插來繁殖.

Photo source/link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichorisandra_thyrsiflora This beauty is a perennial native in Brazil.   USDA Zones:10-12.  Beautiful upright blue-purple flowers in clusters in mid summer to mid fall. Easy to propagate by cuttings or dividing the plant clumps.   Prefers moist soil and partial shade/dappled shade/indoor.   It is a nice indoor potted plant if you live in cold climate.  Easy to grow. Mature size:6′-8′(H)X1.5′-3′(W). 這個美麗的鴨跖草科鴛鴦草屬植物是原生於巴西的多年生草花.  耐濕熱不耐乾寒. 花是成串直立的藍紫色花串,花期從仲夏到中秋. 光線要求為半日照或散光, 所以很適合當室內盆植的觀葉/觀花植物.  繁殖容易,多以枝條扦插或分株來進行.  容易栽種.  成熟株高6-8呎,寬幅1.5-3呎.

Bloodroot flowering time! (Sanguinaria canadensis)血根草開花了!

Bloodroot flowering time! (Sanguinaria canadensis)血根草開花了!

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Bloodroot flowering time! (Sanguinaria canadensis)血根草開花了!

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Bloodroot flowering time! (Sanguinaria canadensis)血根草開花了!

They bloom before the leaves open.   Bloodroot is a native perennial herb to eastern North America.    In bloodroot, its juice is red and poisonous.  Very hardy, perennial, quite shade and drought tolerant.  Small white single flowers in spring.  Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 1′(W).   USDA Zones:4-9.  Propagation by dividing the plant clumps/bulbs, rhymes or seeds.

血根草先花後葉.   罌粟科血根草屬的多年生草花,原產於北美洲.  是藥草.  根狀莖破損時會流出似血的紅色汁液故稱為血根草. 有毒. 春開單瓣小白花. 非常耐寒耐蔭也耐旱. 耐熱度不差.  成熟植株3-6吋高,寬幅約1呎.  以分株,分球/塊根或種子的方式來繁殖.

Clematis lasiandra (Clematis) 小木通/毛蕊鐵線蓮

Clematis lasiandra (Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮

Plant info and flower image see link: http://taibif.tw/zh/namecode/204024

Clematis lasiandra seeds.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮種子.

Clematis lasiandra seeds.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮種子.

Clematis lasiandra seeds germination.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮種子發芽.

Clematis lasiandra seeds germination.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮種子發芽.

One of medicinal Clematis.   USDA Zones:6-9.  Best in full sun to partial shade location.  Perennial, small white or deep pink flowers with 4 petals.  Average flower size diameter is 1″.  Bell-shaped flowers, curved tip of petals, flowers are nodding bloom form.  Usually blooming in early summer to midautumn.  Native in Asia.  Plant mature size:10′-20′(H).  Pruning back half in early spring or late fall/early winter.  Easy to propagate by seeds or cuttings.

它是常見的藥用鐵線蓮之一.  多年生,生長快速,喜歡生長在全日照到半日照的環境. 粉紅色的小花在春天時盛開,花向下開.  容易栽種.  以種子或扦插來繁殖.  成熟藤高/長度可達10-20呎.

Grow your own furniture? 傢俱用種的?

Grow your own furniture? 傢俱用種的?

How to grow your own furniture: Eco-friendly designer uses special moulds to guide branches into ready-made chairs, tables and lampshades
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3033546/How-grow-furniture-Eco-friendly-designer-uses-special-moulds-guide-branches-ready-chairs-tables-lampshades.html

Very interesting idea, how about that?   ;)

桌子椅子用種的 英國設計師建家具農場

https://tw.news.yahoo.com/%E6%A1%8C%E5%AD%90%E6%A4%85%E5%AD%90%E7%94%A8%E7%A8%AE%E7%9A%84-%E8%8B%B1%E5%9C%8B%E8%A8%AD%E8%A8%88%E5%B8%AB%E5%BB%BA%E5%AE%B6%E5%85%B7%E8%BE%B2%E5%A0%B4-031700284.html

有趣且環保,且每件都不同喔… ;)