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Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花 Variegated 斑葉品種

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花
Variegated 斑葉品種

 

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花 Variegated 斑葉品種

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花
Variegated 斑葉品種

Weigela is small to medium size (depends on variety) spring flowering shrub.  Low maintenance but requires once a year pruning.   Very easy to propagate it by green wood cuttings in end of summer to fall.  Very hardy, best in full sun to partial shade location.  Some taller varieties have long blooming time.   Most flowers colours are pink, red, white and purplish.   Flowers attract humming birds.

忍冬科錦帶花屬,中小型開花性的灌木.  有矮性和較高的品種,一般是春天開粉紅色或紅色或紫色等花色,有的品種有很長的花期.  強健容易栽種,全日照或半日照為佳.  容易用當年的新枝條扦插來繁殖.   此花吸引蜂鳥,是牠們的蜜源之一.

It’s time for Thyme! (Thymus)匍匐性百里香

It’s time for Thyme! (Thymus)匍匐性百里香

Creeping thyme flowering carpet. 匍匐性百里香花毯

Creeping thyme flowering carpet. 匍匐性百里香花毯

Creeping thyme flowering carpet. 匍匐性百里香花毯

Creeping thyme flowering carpet. 匍匐性百里香花毯

 

It's time for Thyme! (Thymus)匍匐性百里香

It’s time for Thyme! (Thymus)匍匐性百里香

Evergreen low (2 cm) ground cover, very fragrant, almost no maintenance, drought tolerant!   Better than grass, no trimming required!  So hardy and easy to grow.  Full sun.   Easy to propagate by seeds or stem cuttings.

I must say it is so fragrant and cushy to sit on it or roll on this flowering carpet, to look up the clouds, you can have a cup of tea or coffee with cookies or just sitting on it and reading a book.  With birds singing, water sound from the fountain, fragrance of the flowers carried by the breeze..  🙂

常綠非常低矮的地被植物.  非常強健,耐旱,幾乎不需要修剪和維護.  開花時香軟的花毯或躺或坐都是一種享受.  我們常坐在上面喝下午茶,有時看看書,有時躺著看著浮雲發發呆. 背景是快樂鳥鳴,噴泉水聲和微風中帶來的各種怡人花香…

Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) 繡線菊屬

Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) 繡線菊屬

Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) 繡線菊屬

Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) 繡線菊屬

It is stunning in spring!  Very hardy large flowering shrub which tolerant heavy pruning.  Best in full sun location.  Huge amount of small white flowers blooming in spring.  H:8′ X W:10′

大型強健的開花灌木,春天開量很大的小白花,耐強剪,可以當綠籬. 栽種在全日照處為佳. 成熟植株可達8呎寬幅10呎.

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)中華大刀螳

The Chinese MantisTenodera sinensis中華大刀螳

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)中華大刀螳

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)中華大刀螳

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)中華大刀螳

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)中華大刀螳

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)中華大刀螳

The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)中華大刀螳

 

They are out! 🙂 My great little garden helpers are out, just one by one hatched and emerged from their egg case which their mother laid last end of fall in my garden.

‘The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of praying mantis native to China. Around 1895 the species was imported to North America for biological pest control. ‘ — Wikipedia.

原產自中國,體長10公分左右,黃褐色或綠色, 於19世紀末被引入北美用來生物防治蟲害. 雄性腹部有8節,雌性有6節.

 

 

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Very hardy native flowering shrub.   With very fragrant red/deep pink flowers in spring and followed with red inedible fruit.  Suitable for natural garden.  5-12 feet high and wide.  Very easy to grow in full sun or partial shade location.

北美原生,春天開紅色或深粉紅極香的大型開花灌木,強健,易栽種.  夏天結不可食用的紅色小果實.    成熟植株可達12呎高及寬幅.  全日照或半日照為佳.  適合野生或低維護的自然化花園.

 

 

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Deutzia (Deutzia) 溲疏

Deutzia (Deutzia) 溲疏

Deutzia溲疏

Deutzia溲疏

Deutzia (Deutzia) 溲疏

Deutzia (Deutzia) 溲疏

Deutzia溲疏

Deutzia溲疏

Deutzia gracilis is very popular short bush, about 2-5 feet, very hardy, USDA Zones 5-8.  Full sun to partial shade area.  Pretty trouble free.  White flowers in spring.

Deutzia x kalmiiflora is pink flowered, larger shrub (4-6 feet).  Quite a show when it blooms in spring!

Deutzia crenata ‘Nikko’ is popular with its dwarf rounded shape, size is about 2 feet.  Deutzia in fall foliage will change from green to purple.

春天開白花或粉紅色小花的灌木.  有的種類是矮性的約2呎高及寬幅,有的可達6呎,事實上我看過有到8呎的.. 容易栽種,非常強健,以栽種在全日照為佳.