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Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) 神秘果

Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) 神秘果

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Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) seedling. 神秘果實生的小苗.

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Miracle Fruit seeds. (Synsepalum dulcificum) It will take 3-4 years to grow from seed to plant can flower and fruit. 神秘果種子. 由種子種起要3-4年才會開花結果.

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Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) seeds only viable when they are fresh, never dry or got frozen.神秘果的種子只有新鮮的沒有乾燥過沒有冷凍過的才能發芽.

Low height tropical shrub with small red berries. This plant is famous for its berries!  See the info below:

熱帶小型樹或大型灌木生長紅色小果實. 植株以它的果子聞名!  資料如下:

“When the fleshy part of the fruit is eaten, this molecule binds to the tongue’s taste buds, causing sour foods to taste sweet. At neutral pH, miraculin binds and blocks the receptors, but at low pH (resulting from ingestion of sour foods) miraculin binds protons and becomes able to activate the sweet receptors, resulting in the perception of sweet taste. This effect lasts until the protein is washed away by saliva (up to about 30 minutes)."–quote from Wikipedia.

“神秘果果實內覆一籽,食用時僅吃外部果肉,果皮富含花青素可吃入,外層果肉吃完,將保留完整的籽吐出(若不甚咬破會產生苦味,變味效果受影響)。 再來吃富含水果酸的水果,如檸檬、蘋果、番茄、鳳梨、芒果、百香果等,水果味覺會轉化至可口香甜。變味效果持續30~200分鐘(依個人味蕾差異有所不同)。欲中斷變味效果,飲溫熱水即可使味覺回復。"–摘自維基百科.

Can be grown in full sun, partial shade or light shade location.  Small white flowers all year around. USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size:10′-12′(H).  Suitable for indoor container. One seed in one fruit. Seeds do not store well.  Sow fresh seeds as soon as possible.  Medicinal.

可以種在全日照,半日照或散光處.  白色的小花全年都會開. 耐熱不耐寒.  成熟植株高10-12呎.  室內可以栽種. 一果一籽.  種子活性不長要早早播種.  有藥用價值.

This tropical shrub is famous for its berries. Small white flowers bloom repeatedly.   Best growing in partial shade location but tolerant light shade.  It can be grown in the pot as indoor plant.  Usually propagate by seeds.  Mature size:10′-12′(H/W).  USDA Zones:10+.

熱帶灌木以它的果實聞名. 白色小花開花不斷. 最好栽種在半日照或散光處. 喜濕潤但要排水良好. 果實成熟後轉紅,其果肉很少.  可以室內盆植.  通常以種子來繁殖. 成熟植株高度可達10-12英尺,寬幅也差不多. 喜熱不耐寒.

After tasted this fruit then taste sour or bitter food will change the taste to sweet in the mouth for a short period of time.

嚐過其果實的果肉之後,短暫時間吃酸味的水果都會變成甜的.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synsepalum_dulcificum
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%A5%9E%E7%A7%98%E6%9E%9C
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56408/

 

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Tree Tomato/Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) 樹番茄

Tree Tomato/Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) 樹番茄

Tree Tomato/Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) 樹番茄

Tree Tomato/Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) 樹番茄

Halved Tree Tomato/Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) 樹番茄對半剖開.

Halved Tree Tomato/Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) 樹番茄對半剖開.

Tree Tomato/Tamarillo seeds. (Solanum betaceum) 樹番茄種子.

Tree Tomato/Tamarillo seeds. (Solanum betaceum) 樹番茄種子.

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Tree Tomato/Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum) seed germination in only few days. 樹番茄種子沒播幾天就發芽了.

It is a small tree or large shrub which bares tomato like fruits.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Mature size:10′-12′(H) X 6′-8′(W).  USDA Zones:10+.  I must admit that I am not crazy about the taste of the fruit.   I actually like tomatoes better.  But it is different.  Easy to grow from seeds, cuttings or layering.  Shallow root require staking for heavy rain or strong wind.   The fruiting time could be all year long which is long.  The life span is around 12 years.

小型樹或大型灌木的木本植物能長出像番茄般可食性果實.  最好是栽種在全日照到半日照處.  成熟株高10-12呎,寬幅6-8呎.  耐熱不耐寒.  這果實不是我的菜…我還是習慣和喜歡普普的番茄.   它很容易以種子種起,最快5個月便能開花開始結果實了,但果實成熟需時比番茄久.   由於根系淺須有支架以免強風暴雨會造成的損害.  植株壽命約12年.

Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens) 尼基羅草/紫背天葵

Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens) 尼基羅草/紫背天葵

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Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens) 尼基羅草/紫背天葵

Tropical perennial, leafy vegetable/medicinal herb. Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location but tolerant full shade.  It is common plant in the wild in tropical climate.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8″-1.5′(H) X 1″-3′(W).  Propagate usually by cuttings or division.  Easy to root in soil or water.  Fast growing.

又名平卧菊三七/平臥土三七. 熱帶葉菜/藥用草藥.  容易栽種及繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處,但也很耐蔭,適應力非常強.  熱帶常見野生分佈.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高8吋到1.5呎,寬幅1-3呎. 繁殖以扦插或分株方式,土插或水插都很容易發根生長.  生長快速.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynura_procumbens            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/228713/                                     http://mysuper.com.tw/read.php?tid=91835

 

Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗

Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗

Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗

Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗

Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗

Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗

Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗

Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗

Double Balloon Flower stems now are taller and forming flower buds. (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗現在花梗抽高並有花苞形成了.

Double Balloon Flower stems now are taller and forming flower buds. (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗現在花梗抽高並有花苞形成了.

This is fully double variety ‘Hakone Double Blue’.  This perennial plant is rather healthy!  🙂

這是完全重瓣的品種且植株很健康!  🙂

It is best to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  Mature size is about 1′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Very winter hardy and easy to grow.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Blue double flowers in summer.  Flowers attract bees.  Plant has thick and long carrot-like roots so it is better to pick a nice spot to plant not transplanting again.  Low growing.  Usually propagate this plant by seeds.

以栽種在全日照到半日照處為佳.  成熟株高1呎左右,寬幅為1-1.5呎. 夏開藍色重瓣花朵,花是蜂蝶所喜愛的蜜源之一. 桔梗科桔梗屬的植物有粗長如蘿蔔般的根所以最好是早點挑好地點地植避免移來移去的換地點種. 生長速度緩慢.  通常以種子來繁殖.

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草

Chameleon Plant in bloom. (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草開花了.

Chameleon Plant in bloom. (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草開花了.

Chameleon Plant colorful foliage. (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草的美麗斑葉.

Chameleon Plant colorful foliage. (Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’) 斑葉魚腥草的美麗斑葉.

This edible hardy perennial usually has been used as ground cover.  Edible herb as vegetable in Asia for its leaves and tuber roots. Fast growing.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist/wet soil which is excellent for woodland garden or pond side.  Lemony fragrance from the plant but some people consider unpleasant.  Small white flowers in summer. Medicinal.  Usually propagate by cuttings and division.

這種是可食性多年生草花通常當做地被植物來使用.  在亞洲是吃它的葉及根. 生長快速.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅為2-3呎. 以全日照到半日照環境為佳種植土壤要濕所以很適合種在林地或水邊.  植株會散發檸味但有些人不喜. 夏開白色小花. 可藥用.  繁殖方式以分株及扦插為主.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/houttuynia-cordata-chameleon.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houttuynia_cordata

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata ‘Five Spot’) 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata ‘Five Spot’) 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata 'Five Spot') 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata ‘Five Spot’) 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata 'Five Spot') 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila flower close-up shot.(Nemophila maculata ‘Five Spot’) 粉蝶花單花的近照.

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata 'Five Spot') 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata ‘Five Spot’) 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata 'Five Spot') 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila (Nemophila maculata ‘Five Spot’) 粉蝶花

Five Spot Nemophila seed pods. (Nemophila maculata 'Five Spot') 粉蝶花種莢.

Five Spot Nemophila seed pods. (Nemophila maculata ‘Five Spot’) 粉蝶花種莢.

This cute annual is very easy to grow from seeds or cuttings.  Each white flower has 5 petals and each petal has purple marking/spot.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   Plants self seed easily.

粉蝶花是可愛的一年生草花.  花朵是白色有五瓣,每瓣有紫色的點.  很容易由種子栽種起或用枝條扦插的方式來繁殖.  最好是栽種在全日照到半日照處.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  容易自行結子繁殖.

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ‘Bolero’) 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ‘Bolero’) 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache 'Bolero') 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ‘Bolero’) 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache 'Bolero') 茴藿香

Anise-Hyssop (Agastache ‘Bolero’) 茴藿香

This perennial herb has less anise aroma.  It is very hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Long blooming time.  Deep pink to purple tube like flowers from late spring to mid fall.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Plant is edible.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). USDA Zones:5-10.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

這種多年生草花是一種香草植物. 強健易栽種. 最好是種在全日照到半日照處.  花期非常長,從春末開到中秋.  花是吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源.  可食用.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1-1.5呎. 耐寒也耐熱.  繁殖以種子為主,扦插亦可.