Elephant Head (Pedicularis groenlandica) 象頭花

Elephant Head (Pedicularis groenlandica) 象頭花

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Elephant Head (Pedicularis groenlandica) seeds. 象頭花的種子.

Cold hardy native perennial.  This shade loving wetland perennial is easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist soil.  Pink/violet flowers in mid summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Flowers shape like elephant head, hence the name. USDA Zones:4-6.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds or division.

象頭花是馬先蒿屬的耐寒多年生草花. 此花喜蔭喜濕容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處濕潤的土壤.  粉紅色的花於仲夏間盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  花形如象頭故有此名.  耐寒不耐熱.  成熟株高/寬幅為1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedicularis_groenlandica                                           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57667/                                                https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=pegr2                      http://psychoactiveherbs.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=125

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Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia/Meconopsis baileyi) 喜馬拉雅藍罌粟

Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia/Meconopsis baileyi) 喜馬拉雅藍罌粟

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Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia/Meconopsis baileyi) flower is just open up. 喜馬拉雅藍罌粟花才剛開.

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Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia/Meconopsis baileyi) the flower bud is showing the blue flower color! 喜馬拉雅藍罌粟花苞顯現出了藍色的花色!

Cold hardy perennial for moist shade!  When the environment is right it can be easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist soil.  This is a hairy perennial similar like ornamental poppy.  Late spring to early summer with large blue singled flowers several flowers in the end of the flower stem.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  I have tried the online seed seller and purchased seeds from reliable sources but it seems this item is rare, many fake seeds and the worse in all is that seeds do not stay viable too long.   Anyways, if you are into this rare beauty, do your home work first and buy the fresh seeds or even better to find mature plants!  USDA Zones:3-8.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.

耐寒強健喜蔭喜濕的多年生草花!  環境適合的話就容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤土壤.  全株跟大花罌粟一樣被有細毛.  春末夏初頂生花序數朵開的是少見的藍色花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶. 試過幾次網購種子可是賣家賣的是假的種子或者根本孵不出來,孵不出不知道是否種子活性短的緣故.  總之,想要種植這種罕見的美花可要先做好功課!  植株耐寒不耐熱.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.meconopsis.org/species/baileyi/baileyi.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meconopsis                   http://www.meconopsis.org/species/baileyi/baileyi.html http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%BB%BF%E7%BB%92%E7%AF%99%E5%B1%9E                        https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1952/#b

English Daisy (Bellis perennis ‘Tasso Strawberries and Cream’) 英國雛菊

English Daisy (Bellis perennis ‘Tasso Strawberries and Cream’) 英國雛菊

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English Daisy (Bellis perennis ‘Tasso Strawberries and Cream’) 英國雛菊

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English Daisy (Bellis perennis ‘Tasso Strawberries and Cream’) is a nice ground cover to go with spring bulbs! 英國雛菊當地被跟春天的球根花卉很搭!

Cold hardy short lived perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink/pale pink to white daisy like flowers in late spring to mid summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Flowers are good for cut flower.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size: under 6″(H) X 3″-6″(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.  Suitable for containers.   Excellent for alpine or rock garden.

耐寒強健但生命週期不算長的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  粉紅色/淡粉紅色到全白色的雛菊樣的花於春末到仲夏間開放.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  適合切花.  耐寒但耐熱性只能算尚可.  成熟株高6吋以下,寬幅3-6吋.  繁殖以主種子或分株的方式來進行.  適合盆植.  很適合高山型及岩砌花園種植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/bellis-perennis-tasso-strawberries-cream.html   https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/156366/

Alpine Aster (Aster alpinus ‘Dark Beauty’) 高山紫菀

 

Alpine Aster (Aster alpinus ‘Dark Beauty’)  高山紫菀

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Alpine Aster (Aster alpinus ‘Dark Beauty’) 高山紫菀

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Alpine Aster (Aster alpinus ‘Dark Beauty’) flower buds are forming! 高山紫菀的花苞形成了!

Native cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Mid summer to late fall with dark blue/violet flowers.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 9″-1′(W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Suitable for containers.  Excellent for alpine and rock garden.  Low maintenance.

北美原生耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種ˋ.  最好栽種在全日照處.  仲夏到秋末間開深藍紫色小菊花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  適合盆植.  很適合高山型或岩砌花園種植.  低維護.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aster_alpinus                                                                                https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/高山紫菀                                                          https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/104518/#b

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) 鮭莓

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) 鮭莓

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Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) in spring. 春天甦醒的鮭莓

One of the native, cold hardy berries!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location.  Prickly.  Pink flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Berries ripe in late summer from green turn orange then mature to pale red.  Edible ripe berries attract birds and wild life.  Berries can be eaten straight or making jam.  USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:4′-8′(H) X 3′-4′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.

耐寒強健的一種原生莓果類!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處.  植株有刺.  春末夏初時開粉紅色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  所結莓果於夏末時節由綠轉橙色後成熟轉為淡紅色.  可食的熟果吸引鳥類等小動物覓食.  果實可以直接食用或製成果醬.  耐寒也還算耐熱.   成熟株高4-8呎,寬幅3-4呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_spectabilis                                       https://tieba.baidu.com/p/4098593228?pn=11                               https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56820/

Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo ‘Lilliput’) 小哈密瓜

Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo ‘Lilliput’) 小哈密瓜

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Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo ‘Lilliput’) seeds. 小哈密瓜的種子.

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Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo ‘Lilliput’) seedlings are growing true leaves. 小哈密瓜小苗們長出本葉了.

Annual.  80-95 Days.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location in rich soil.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 3′-6′(W).  The fruit is smaller than regular type.   Propagate by seeds.

一年生.  80-95天成熟.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處的肥沃土壤.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅3-6呎.  結比一般略小型的哈密瓜.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/204442/                               https://parkseed.com/lilliput-hybrid-cantaloupe-seeds/p/52556-PK-P1/           https://www.superseeds.com/products/lilliput-melon-f1-hybrid-80-days

Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

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Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

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Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

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Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’

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Columnar Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) these young trees are about 8.5′ tall. 柱狀日本櫻’天野川’這些小樹約8.5呎高.

Cold hardy flowering deciduous tree.  Vertical tree with small canopy.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in rich, moist but well drained soil.   Fragrant pink flowers mature to pale pink almost white single to semi-double flowered form bloom in early spring before the leaves grow.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:15′-30′(H) X 4′-8′(W).  Propagate by air-layering or grafting.  Suitable for containers.

This is a grafted tree can not be propagated by seeds.  It is a tall, slender tree with very fragrant pale pink single to semi-double flowered form flowers (pleasant musky/spicy fragrance) in early spring, flowers first before the leaves.  This variety is not common but should be well used in breaking the boring tall wall space that you don’t or can’t build trellis for vines to cover up.

The good thing about this tree is it almost does not produce fruit which less maintenance.  Its fragrant beautiful flower is a show in spring, slender tree with green leaves in summer and then green leaves turn orange yellow in fall which is very nice to provide different season looks!  I only found this variety are selling in one of the big nurseries here in Ontario.

耐寒強健的落葉性開花樹.  天野川櫻是寬幅小瘦高型的柱狀日本櫻花樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的肥沃濕潤但排水佳的土壤.  初春開單瓣到半重瓣的淡粉紅色香花,初開為淡粉紅快謝時轉為幾乎白色.  耐寒但耐熱性不算好.  成熟株高15-30呎,寬幅4-8呎. 繁殖以高壓,芽接或嫁接的方式來進行.  適合盆植.

這個品種是由嫁接來進行的所以並不結果結子,也因此低維護.  初春開芳香的粉紅色花或單瓣或半重瓣 (花香怡人類似麝香/沒藥香)先花後葉,夏天綠葉盎然,秋天綠葉轉橘黃,秋色頗美,它的不同季節的風貌更應被廣為利用於造景上!  但安大略省許多處園藝賣場我也僅找到一處有賣.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.connonnurseries.com/plant/Prunus-serrulata-Amanogawa              https://www.gardenia.net/plant/Prunus-Amanogawa-Japanese-Flowering-Cherry             https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/71987/#b