Archive | 十一月 2013

日本楓’紅皮’冬景Coral Bark Japanese Maple with snow (Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’)

日本楓’紅皮’Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’)
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The beautiful winter looks…white snow on red branches! 這樹的白雪染紅枝冬景.

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It gets more popular these years… I think it will replace ‘bloodgood’ soon. Love it!
Love its four season looks: spring the shoots with pink tone light or yellowish green leaves with coral stems. Summer is medium green or yellowish green leaves with coral bark stems. Fall colour is golen/orange beautiful colour with coral bark stems. Winter is coral bark stem stand out in white snow.

我很喜歡此日本楓品種’紅皮’. 在北美四季分明的氣候裡花園有它很吸引人的目光. 春季的新芽是帶有粉紅色的黃綠色葉片,夏天葉片是黃綠色的,秋色是黃橙色. 冬天時紅枝襯著白雪很美麗. 做成盆景會很美…

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Christmas Cactus is blooming! 蟹爪仙人掌開花了!

Christmas Cactus蟹爪仙人掌
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Schlumbergera is a small genus of cacti, it is very easy to grow and to be propagated.
蟹爪蘭屬(學名:Schlumbergera)是仙人掌科下的一個屬,為附生肉質植物。容易栽種和繁殖。

How to grow Rhododendron and mountain laurel from seeds 酒紅杜鵑及山月桂屬的種子種植方法

How to grow Rhododendron and mountain laurel from seeds

Rhododendron catawbiense 'Roseum Elegans' is blooming in spring.

Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Roseum Elegans’ is blooming in spring.

Rhododendron seed pods open and release seeds with the wind in fall. 種莢秋天成熟後會打開隨風散播種子.

Rhododendron seed pods open and release seeds with the wind in fall. 種莢秋天成熟後會打開隨風散播種子.

It is very easy to collect their seed pods to get seeds if you or your family have a plant in the garden. Their growth rate is slow so in garden centres or nurseries the price is high. Besides propagation of stem cuttings, propagate them from seeds you can get more. They are spring flowering shrubs, tolerant shade and evergreen through winter. They all like slightly acidic soil.

1.soil/medium must be well drained, use shallow container to sow seeds. If possible, sterilize the soil/medium first.

2.Keep soil moist but too wet. Sow seeds on the surface of soil. Do not cover the seeds. Leave the container where is partial shade. Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days. Will grow the first set of leaves in 8-10 weeks. They are easy to grow but slow, so be patient!

酒紅杜鵑(Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Roseum Elegans’)及山月桂屬的種子種植方法:

1.土用泥炭土和木屑/碎樹皮以1比1混合為播種用土. 用淺缽為苗盆.

2.基本上種子不可覆土,分散播下,要保濕但不可太濕有積水置於半日照涼爽處約10-20天會發芽,8-10週會長出本葉.

Rhododendron seed pods and seeds.

Rhododendron seed pods and seeds.

Rhododendron seeds are sprouting.

Rhododendron seeds are sprouting.

Honeysuckle is still blooming 仍在綻放的金銀花

Honeysuckle is still blooming 仍在綻放的金銀花

Honey Suckle
It is November 19, yesterday we have flurries, the recent coldest temperature was minus 5 degree C. And Honeysuckle is still blooming fragrantly! Easy to grow and remain green in winter in Toronto (zone 6). Because its long blooming time and beautiful fragrance, it is very good for cut flower!
耐寒,在多倫多冬天還是常綠的開花藤類. 花期很長從春末到冬初且花香芬芳耐插很適合當切花花材.全日照,容易扦插繁殖.

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)芫荽

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)芫荽
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Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley, it is an annual herb. Coriander is native from southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. I am surprise that it is so cold tolerant. This photo was taken after -5 C. It is still vital and green!

芫荽是一年生草本的香菜植物,開白色小花,自花授粉,很容易結子繁殖. 沒想到它這麼的耐寒,此照片是經過幾天攝氏零下5度後拍的,仍然有綠意且生意盎然!