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Yellow Sundrops(Oenothera fruticosa Summer Solstice)月見草

Yellow Sundrops(Oenothera fruticosa ‘Summer Solstice’)月見草

Yellow Sundrops(Oenothera fruticosa Summer Solstice)月見草

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Yellow Sundrops(Oenothera fruticosa Summer Solstice)月見草

Yellow Sundrops(Oenothera fruticosa Summer Solstice)月見草


Yellow Sundrops(Oenothera fruticosa Summer Solstice)月見草

Yellow Sundrops(Oenothera fruticosa Summer Solstice)月見草


USDA Zones:3-9 Very hardy native perennial. Prefer full sun to partial shade location. Easy to grow from dividing plant in early spring or late fall. Its bright yellow flowers bloom in early to mid summer. In fall the remaining leaves turn scarlet red if in full sun, bronze red in partial shade through winter. Mature height is 45-60cm (H) x 50-60cm (W). Drought tolerant when plants established.

非常耐寒的北美原生野花,夏季開燦爛醒目的黃花吸引蜂蝶. 全日照到半日照都能生長. 分株或種子繁殖. 分株最佳時間為初春和秋末. 秋天葉色由綠轉紅,全日照處會鮮紅,半日照處會偏紅褐色. 成株後耐旱性佳. 株高45-60公分,寬幅50-60公分.

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Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer')繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花


Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer')繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花


Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer')繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花


Gorgeous small flowering shrub which bloom in old and new shoots! It makes shrub bloom early and last long for whole summer. Best grow it in full sun location in average to moist soil. This genus whole plant is toxic, just you know. Flowers is excellent for cut flower! Since its flower colour is rather sensitive to soil pH. — in acidic soil shows blue tone, in base soil shows pink or purple tone, close to neutral soil shows nearly white. You can make flower colour changes according to what you like them to by using acidic or base fertilizer.

Very hardy and very easy to grow. USDA Zones: 4-9. In fall I suggest gardener burlap the plant for earlier blooming purpose. Easy to propagate by stem cuttings or layering. Mature plant is about 3′ x 3′.

虎耳草科繡球屬的繡球花是漂亮開花性佳的小型灌木. 花色會依土壤的pH酸鹼性而改變.–酸性土壤會使花色變成藍色系的,鹼性則變成粉紅色/紫紅系的. 中性時會偏向白色. 可以使用酸性或鹼性的肥料來改變或保持你要的顏色. 我建議如果你住在冬天氣候非常冷的地區的話,最好在秋末時保護灌木以使它們在春末很快就能開花. 容易用新枝或壓條來繁殖. 成熟植株高約3呎x寬幅3呎.

Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)紫錐花

Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)紫錐花

White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Purity’)白色紫錐花

White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Purity’)白色紫錐花


Pink Coneflower (Echinacea purporea) 粉紅色紫錐花

Pink Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
粉紅色紫錐花

Red Double Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)紅色重瓣紫錐花

Red Double Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)紅色重瓣紫錐花

Beautiful and long lasting perennial! Lots of colour to pick from, fragrant or not, single or double..so many choices! 🙂 It prefers full sun location and fairly drought tolerant. Very easy to grow from seed, if you do grow from seeds, you can expect your seedlings flower next year. With large flowers in summer and fall if keep deadheading. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Good for cut flower. USDA Zones:4-9.

繽紛亮麗又持久的多年生草花. 超多品種可以選:多種顏色,香味的有無,單瓣或重瓣等好多的選擇啊! 🙂 它喜歡全日照的環境,植株相當耐旱. 很容易用種子繁殖.如果以種子繁殖,隔年就會開花. 摘除謝掉的花朵能從全夏到秋末會一直開花. 花朵吸引蜂蝶是很好的蜜源. 花朵是很好的切花花材.

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) 大花金雞菊

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) 大花金雞菊

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) 大花金雞菊

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) 大花金雞菊

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) 大花金雞菊

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) 大花金雞菊

Very hardy and very easy to grow. This perennial self-seeds easily and remains ever green in winter. USDA Zones:4-9. In summer, it blooms lots of yellow flowers which attract bees and butterflies. Good for cut flower. Mature plant size is 60cm (H) x 60 cm (W). Best in full sun location. This plant does not perform well in partial shade area.  Easy to propagate by seeds.

非常強健易栽種的多年生草花. 夏季開黃色花吸引蜂蝶. 可以做切花花材. 成熟株高60公分寬60公分. 全日照為佳,半日照會影響花量.  容易用種子繁殖.

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) 大花鴨跖草

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) 大花鴨跖草

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) 大花鴨跖草

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) 大花鴨跖草


Spiderwort (Tradescantia) 大花鴨跖草

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) 大花鴨跖草

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) 大花鴨跖草

Spiderwort (Tradescantia) 大花鴨跖草


This perennial has unique flower shape! So hardy and so easy to grow in full sun to partial shade area. Prefer moist soil. Easy to propagate by seeds, stem cuttings or dividing the plant in early spring or in fall. USDA Zones: 3-9. Summer blooming with white, pink, blue or purple flowers according to varieties. Its flowers attract butterflies.

強健好種的多年生草花,最好種在全日照或半日照處,喜略為濕潤的土壤. 容易用種子,扦插或初春或秋天分株來繁殖. 耐寒也耐旱. 夏天依品種不同開白色,粉紅色,藍色或紫色的花. 花朵吸引蝴蝶.

Stoke’s Aster (Stokesia laevis ‘Purple Parasols’)琉璃菊

Stoke’s Aster (Stokesia laevis ‘Purple Parasols’)琉璃菊

Stoke's Aster (Stokesia laevis 'Purple Parasols')琉璃菊

Stoke’s Aster (Stokesia laevis ‘Purple Parasols’)琉璃菊

Perennial flowers, native in North America, very hardy. Best growing in full sun location. Good for cut flowers. Bloom in summer with aster like purple flowers. Easy to grow and propagate. Mature size is 30cm(H) x 30cm(W). Drought tolerant. USDA Zones:5-9.
北美原生的多年生野花. 耐旱強健,容易栽種,可做切花花材. 栽種在全日照處為佳. 花徑約5-6公分左右. 夏季開紫色的花. 用種子繁殖. 株高30公分x寬幅30公分.

Geranium(Geranium)老鸛草屬

Geranium(Geranium)老鸛草屬

Geranium genus has wide range of plants, some are tender perennial as annual, some are very winter hardy, some are evergreen and whole plant is fragrant! There few geranium I really like:

Dwarf Cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’)

Dwarf Cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’)

Dwarf cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’) is evergreen, whole plant is very fragrant and winter hardy, USDA Zones: 4-9. The best value of this is shade tolerant, I experimented it in full shade area and still perform well! It is very compact which it is very good for edging and for ground cover. Good for cut flower, too! 🙂 Mature size is 20cm (H) x 30-45cm (W). There are also same species but different varieties.

Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’)

Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’)


Dwarf cranesbill(Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’) Basical as dwarf cranesbill (Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Westray’) but flowers in lighter pink. Also great! It all depends on what colour do you need to go with your existing plants or design.

Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)

Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)


Another one I like a lot for its long blooming time is:
Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’) Feels like once it is awaken in spring it will not stop flowering until frost! Great to go with garden mainly in evergreen trees and shrub for bight but mutual colour. Even though it is neither evergreen nor fragrant but it is showy and reliable perennial! This performs better in full sun location.

This genus is very easy to propagate by stem cuttings, layering or dividing the plant in early spring or late summer.

我喜歡該屬的幾種多年生草花,除了以上照片的兩種品種外(因其常綠,耐蔭,全株有香氣,可作切花花材),另一種是Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’),雖不是常綠也不耐蔭,更無香氣,也不能當切花,可是它的超長開花期就是很吸引人種它的! 有點蔓生匍匐的莖上有開不斷的花..很適合種常綠樹木或灌木來平衡顏色. 這品種不耐蔭,試過種在半日照處可是表現不佳. 最好是全日照.