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How to grow magnolia from seeds (Magnolia) 木蘭種子孵法

How to grow magnolia from seeds (Magnolia) 木蘭種子孵法

Large yellow Magnolia flower. 黃木蘭花朵蠻大的.

Large yellow Magnolia flower. 黃木蘭花朵蠻大的.

Beautiful yellow Magnolia flowers in spring! 春末綻放的美麗優雅黃花木蘭.

Beautiful yellow Magnolia flowers in spring! 春末綻放的美麗優雅黃花木蘭.

Spring Magnolia flowers.春天的木蘭花.

Spring Magnolia flowers.春天的木蘭花.

Magnolia seed is germinated! 剛發芽的種子

Magnolia seed is germinated! 剛發芽的種子

Yellow Magnolia seedling is forming true leaves! 黃花木蘭的小苗本葉形成中.

Yellow Magnolia seedling is forming true leaves! 黃花木蘭的小苗本葉形成中.

More yellow Magnolia seeds are germinating in spring. (Magnolia)更多黃花木蘭的種子在春天發芽了.

More yellow Magnolia seeds are germinating in spring. (Magnolia)更多黃花木蘭的種子在春天發芽了.

It is very hardy medium to small tree which can flower in spring and fall in cold climate, maximum able to flower 4 times in warm countries.   So easy to grow!  Best grow in late fall to early winter, second is in early spring.

非常強健的中小型開花樹,氣候冷的地區最多可開春秋兩次,溫暖的地區最高可開4次花. 最佳播種時間為秋播或冬播,次為早春春播.
1.Prepare a clean container with lid, well drained medium or soil with light organic fertilizer.
1.準備點播用苗盆,土壤用田土(沒有的話用培養土也可以)+排水佳介質+有機肥1比1比0.25

2.Moist the soil or medium in the container, not saggy.  Then place the seeds on top.  Keep the space from each other.  Put the lid on and keep the container somewhere warm.  They will germinate around 2 months.
2.苗盆土壤或介質澆溼但勿過濕到出水. 種子間隔開放土表,要蓋上蓋子悶,苗盆放溫暖處,等約2個月種子會出芽.
3.Transplant the seedlings to individual pot when seedlings have 4 leaves.  Move pots to full sun.  Start to apply light fertilizer.   Do not dry out the seedlings.
3.出芽後等本葉長出4片後小盆換中盆. 施有機薄肥,改成全日照,保濕.

4.When seedling is 2′ tall, plant it in the ground or transplant them to larger pot.

4.小苗2呎高時可地植或換成大盆來栽種.

Here is how to grow blanket flower (Gaillardia) from seed 天人菊種子孵法

Here is how to grow blanket flower ( Gaillardia) from seed 天人菊種子孵法

Blanket flowers and English Lavender. 天人菊與英國薰衣草.

Blanket flowers and English Lavender. 天人菊與英國薰衣草.

 

Here is how to grow blanket flower from seed 天人菊種子孵法 The 4th day of germitnation. 孵種的第4天.

Here is how to grow blanket flower from seed 天人菊種子孵法
The 4th day of germitnation. 孵種的第4天.

Blanket flower seedlings progress.天人菊種苗第6天進度.

Blanket flower seedlings progress.天人菊種苗第6天進度.

1.Use container with lid, fill the potting soil or well drained medium, moist the soil but not saggy.

1.用有蓋的苗盆裝土壤使用吊盆用盆土或排水佳介質,澆溼但不要積水.

2.Space the seeds evenly on the surface of soil, do not cover.  Put the lid on and place the container in partial shade warm environment.

2.種子孵時一一攤開間隔出來,種子放在表面即可,不覆土.   置於半日照溫暖處.

3.Keep warm and moist is the key.  That is why keep the lid on.   From 4th day to in a week seeds will germinate.

3.保濕是關鍵. 所以要悶它們. 約4天到1週內小苗們就會一一慢慢冒出…

4.Remove the lid when the most of seedlings are germinated.   Keep the container in partial shade and moist the soil if needed.    Separate the seedlings when the root system is healthy and with more leaves and plant individually in pot or in the ground, full sun.   Do not make the seedlings dry out.

4.大部份的種子發芽後就去掉蓋子.  仍置於半日照並保溼.  待小苗的本葉多些根系強壯後轉全日照並一一分盆種或地植.

It is better to grow seeds in late fall or early spring.  I prefer in fall because by the time seedlings are ready to be planted in the ground they might soon can flower.  I like blanket flower because they have such long blooming time.   Able to with stand wind and drought tolerant once established.  Many varieties are available in the garden center.   Also different colour!  Dwarf varieties are also available, they are great for garden bed edging!   Their flowers attract bees and butterflies.  🙂

播種以秋播為主,春播也可以.  我喜歡它的花期長又成株耐旱抗風. 現今品種花色繁多有高性也有矮性品種.  花為吸引蜂蝶的蜜源. 🙂

This is how to grow Yucca filamentosa from seeds. 絲蘭種子孵法

This is how to grow Yucca filamentosa from seeds. 絲蘭種子孵法

Yucca flowering.絲蘭開花.

Yucca filamentosa is flowering in summer.絲蘭夏天開花.

Yucca filamentosa seedpods 絲蘭種莢.

Yucca filamentosa seedpods 絲蘭種莢.

Variegated Yucca.  斑葉品種絲蘭.

Variegated Yucca, before flowering. 斑葉品種絲蘭未開花前的樣子.

Yucca seeds 絲蘭種子.

Yucca filamentosa seeds 絲蘭種子.

Yucca filamentosa seeds sprouting start at 8th days. 絲蘭種子種下後第8天開始陸續出芽.

Yucca filamentosa seeds sprouting start at 8th days. 絲蘭種子種下後第8天開始陸續出芽.

Day 18, the first leave of seedlings are growing!第18天進度,早發芽的開始長出第一片葉片!

Day 18, the first leave of seedlings are growing!第18天進度,早發芽的開始長出第一片葉片!

The first leave of seedlings are growing strong! 小苗們的第一片葉片伸展出來了!

The first leave of seedlings are growing strong! 小苗們的第一片葉片伸展出來了!

The 2nd leaf of Yucca seedlings are growing strong! 絲蘭小苗的第二片葉片伸展出來.

The 2nd leaf of Yucca seedlings are growing strong! 絲蘭小苗的第二片葉片伸展出來.

Yucca filamentosa seedling has 5 leaves now. 絲蘭種苗,長出第5葉.

Yucca filamentosa seedling has 5 leaves now. 絲蘭種苗,長出第5葉.

Best time to grow them is fall to winter.  Direct sow in late fall.

最佳孵絲蘭的時間為秋到冬季.  室內盆植或直播於秋末戶外全日照處.

1. Soak fresh seeds for 2 days.

1.取新鮮種子,種子要泡水2天.

2.Use potting soil in a container with lid, moist the soil and lay down the seeds.  Keep the lid on.   Place the container in warm and sunny location.  The key is humid + warm environment.

2.苗盆使用吊盆用土,土壤濕潤後放上種子. 不覆土.   蓋上蓋子悶.  苗盆放在全日照溫暖處.  孵這種子的重點是濕+熱.

3.Check twice a week to let the fresh air in, if mold occurs open the lid under direct sunlight for 2 hours to kill mold.

3.每星期開蓋檢查兩次以透氣. 若有黴菌生長,只要開蓋在直射的陽光下曬2小時就能殺菌了.

4.The seeds should germinate from 8 days to 2 weeks.

4.種子應該在8天到2週左右出芽.

5.When seeds start to spout, either move the seeds to individual small pot or wait for seedlings grow 6-8 leaves than move to ground or to individual pots.   Full sun but keep seedlings moist not dry out.

5.種子發芽時可揀出分開用小盆種植或等小苗較大約6-8片葉片時稍強壯時分開種,地植或用盆植分盆種,要注意小苗期的保濕.

Russian virgin’s bower (Clematis tangutica ‘Golden Tiara’) 甘青鐵線蓮

Russian virgin’s bower (Clematis tangutica ‘Golden Tiara’) 甘青鐵線蓮

Russian virgin's bower (Clematis tangutica 'Golden Tiara') 甘青鐵線蓮

Russian virgin’s bower (Clematis tangutica ‘Golden Tiara’) flowers and seed heads. 甘青鐵線蓮的花及胞果.

One of very hardy vigorous Clematis, yellow flowers from late spring early summer to early fall.  Such long blooming time!  🙂  It prefers growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Very cold tolerant.  USDA Zones: 3-9.  Mature size:12′-15′(H) x 6′-10′(W).   Tolerant heavy pruning.  Easy to propagate from seeds, stem cuttings, layering or dividing the plant in early spring.  This is a medicinal plant.

它是幾種很強健強勢的鐵線蓮之一,春末夏初到初秋開黃色向下的花朵.  花期非常長!  🙂  喜全日照到半日照的環境. 非常耐寒.  成熟株高12-15呎,寬幅6-10呎.  耐強修剪.  容易以種子,扦插,壓條或初春分株的方法來繁殖.  它是藥用植物.

Clematis alpina ‘Frances Rivis’ 高山鐵線蓮

Clematis alpina ‘Frances Rivis’ 高山鐵線蓮

Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivis' 高山鐵線蓮

Clematis alpina ‘Frances Rivis’ 高山鐵線蓮

Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivis' 高山鐵線蓮

Clematis alpina ‘Frances Rivis’ 高山鐵線蓮

Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivis' 高山鐵線蓮

Clematis alpina ‘Frances Rivis’ 高山鐵線蓮

Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivis' seed heads and seeds高山鐵線蓮種子

Clematis alpina ‘Frances Rivis’ seed heads and seeds高山鐵線蓮種子

This alpine Clematis is very hardy and valuable with its early blooming.  It prefers in full sun to partial shade location.  Mature size:10′(H) X 5′(W).   USDA Zones:3-9.  This requires no maintenance as it is in the wild but if prune away the weak branches tips and seed heads (if not collecting seeds) in summer will promote more flowers in next spring!

這種高山鐵線蓮非常的強健其價值在於它是春天早開的鐵線蓮.  喜全日照到半日照的環境.    成熟株高為3公尺高,1.5公尺寬幅.  非常耐寒.  如野生時一樣是不需要維護的可是如能於夏季時修剪掉較弱的枝條和花球(若不收種子的話)可以將明春的花量提高.  適合涼棚或籬笆上和其它不同花期的鐵線蓮一起運用.

 

 

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’)紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’)紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk')紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’)紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk')紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’) fall colour 紅葉歐洲山毛櫸秋色

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk')紅葉歐洲山毛櫸秋色

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’) fall colour 紅葉歐洲山毛櫸秋色

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’) is deciduous tree, it is great for medium size garden to go with shrubs have nice fall colour.   Very hardy and easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  This variety is narrow, only 5′  on width so it does not take too much space which is great for privacy fence!   Its dark red foliage turn nice orange yellow which is very nice!   Mature size: 40′(H) X 5′(W).   USDA Zones:4-7.   Propagate by seeds or grafting.

這種寬幅小的紅葉歐洲山毛櫸秋色由暗紅轉橘黃, 它是很強健易栽種的落葉喬木.  由於寬幅小不佔太多空間所以頗適合中型花園和其他灌木會轉秋色的一起栽種或當成圍籬來使用!  適合種在全日照到半日照處.   平常的葉色是暗紅色.  成熟株高40呎,寬5呎.  非常耐寒.  繁殖以種子或嫁接為主.

Japanese barberry(Berberis thunbergii)日本小檗

Japanese barberry(Berberis thunbergii)日本小檗

Japanese barberry(Berberis thunbergii) fall colour 日本小檗秋色

Japanese barberry(Berberis thunbergii) fall colour 日本小檗秋色

Japanese barberry(Berberis thunbergii) fall colour and ripe red fruit.  日本小檗秋色與成熟的紅果

Japanese barberry(Berberis thunbergii) fall colour and ripe red fruit. 日本小檗秋色與成熟的紅果

Japanese barberry(Berberis thunbergii) is covered by early winter snow. 初冬覆雪的日本小檗

Japanese barberry(Berberis thunbergii) is covered by early winter snow. 初冬覆雪的日本小檗

Very hardy prickly shrub.  Deciduous.  It prefers full sun to partial shade location.  Small yellow or white flowers in late spring and fruit turn red in late summer.   Burgundy purple foliage turn vibrant red in fall with ripe red berries.  It requires pruning at least once a year.   Low maintenance enough for hedge to prevent wild animals like deer or rabbits.   USDA Zones:3-10.  Mature size is vary according to the varieties.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings, dividing root ball or grafting.   Some states in U. S. is illegal to grow this plant.

又名紅葉小檗紫葉小檗. 非常強健多刺的灌木.  會落葉. 喜全日照到半日照處. 春末開黃色或白色小花,果實於夏末成熟後轉紅.  秋天葉色由紫紅或暗紅轉較鮮紅,配著成熟的紅色果實有相當的觀賞價值. 一年至少需要修剪一次.  算是低維護的綠籬可當拒馬保護野鹿或野兔類可能對花園/菜園的破壞.  非常耐寒.  成熟株高及寬幅依品種不同有異.  繁殖用種子,扦插或分株為主.   要注意的是在美國部份州種植此灌木是不合法的.