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Guava (Psidium guajava) 芭樂

Guava (Psidium guajava) 芭樂

Guava seeds are germinating. (Psidium guajava) 芭樂種子出芽中.

Guava seeds are germinating. (Psidium guajava) 芭樂種子出芽中.

Guava seedlings. (Psidium guajava) 芭樂小苗孵出.

Guava seedlings. (Psidium guajava) 芭樂小苗孵出.

It is a small to medium tropical fruit tree.  Easy to grow!  Best growing in full sun location in warm climate.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:10′-20′(H) X 15′-30′(W).  White flowers in spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Fruit is green globe or pear shape, aromatic and sweet!  Love guava drink in summer!  🙂   Propagate by seeds, cuttings or grafting.  The seeds I used for growing are leftover from guava drink making!

它是小型到中型的熱帶果樹.  容易栽種!  最好是種在溫暖氣候區的全日照處.  耐熱不耐寒.  成熟株高10-20呎,寬幅15-30呎.  春到初夏開白色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  成熟果實為圓球型或梨形,很香甜!   芭樂汁夏天喝真是讚!  🙂  繁殖可用種子,扦插或嫁接來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

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

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2088/

Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻

Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻

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Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) is flowering! 絲葉狸藻開花了!

Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻

Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻

Tiny traps of Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻小小捕蟲囊.

Tiny traps of Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻小小捕蟲囊.

Flower image see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utricularia_gibba#/media/File:Utricularia_gibba_flower_01.jpg

Bladderwort seeds and seed pods. (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻種莢與種子.

Bladderwort seeds and seed pods. (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻種莢與種子.

Hardy carnivorous and insectivorous plant for ponds or aquarium.  Perennial.  Easy to grow in full sun location in water.  Silky fine green foliage with tiny bladder like pouches for capture small preys.   Very interesting to watch!  Small yellow flowers in summer.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Since it is carnivorous plant so do not fertilize the plant.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:6″(H) X 2′-3′(W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.

強健的水生食蟲植物. 多年生草花. 容易栽種於全日照的水中環境.  綠色絲狀葉子有著抓小蟲的小囊. 看它抓蟲是很意思的!  夏開小黃花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  因為食蟲植物自己會抓蟲補充養份所以不可施肥.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高6吋,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株來進行.

Reference link:  參考網站資料連結:

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

Golden Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas ‘Aurea’) 大果山茱萸

Golden Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas ‘Aurea’) 大果山茱萸

Cornelian Cherry ripe fruit. (Cornus mas 'Aurea') 大果山茱萸成熟的果實.

Golden Cornelian Cherry Dogwood ripe fruit. (Cornus mas ‘Aurea’) 大果山茱萸成熟的果實.

Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas 'Aurea') 大果山茱萸

Golden Cornelian Cherry Dogwood ripe fruit. (Cornus mas ‘Aurea’) 大果山茱萸成熟的果實.

Flower image see link below:

This tree is originally from Mediterranean. Deciduous hardy tree. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Yellow flowers in spring.  Ripe ruby red fruit in summer which is edible.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:15′-20′(H) X 15′-20′(W).  Excellent for small to medium garden.  Easy to prune to control its size.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

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

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31671/

Electric Daisy/Toothache Plant/Para Cress (Acmella oleracea) 金鈕扣/牙痛草

Electric Daisy/Toothache Plant/Para Cress (Acmella oleracea) 金鈕扣/牙痛草

Electric Daisy/Toothache Plant/Para Cress (Acmella oleracea) 金鈕扣/牙痛草

Electric Daisy/Toothache Plant/Para Cress seed packet.(Acmella oleracea) 金鈕扣/牙痛草種子包.

Electric Daisy/Toothache Plant/Para Cress seeds.(Acmella oleracea) 金鈕扣/牙痛草種子.

Electric Daisy/Toothache Plant/Para Cress seeds.(Acmella oleracea) 金鈕扣/牙痛草種子.

This edible tropical tender perennial is herb also can be vegetable.  Unique taste though. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Yellow globe daisies flowering from mid summer to fall. USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  By chewing on the leaves it will numb your mouth for a short period of time, hence the name ‘Toothache Plant’.  After cooking the odd numbing affect will disappear.   This plant can promote the salivation because it contains spilanthes.  Leaves can be use to treat skin fungus.
這一種多年生草花是藥草也是蔬菜.  不過吃起來的感覺可是很獨特的喔.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照的環境.  仲夏時黃色球型花或中間花心帶有紅色塊斑.  耐熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅亦同.  咀嚼葉片會短暫麻痹口腔,故能治牙痛. 煮後就沒有這種麻痹作用了.   它的花含有一種止痛劑的成分金鈕扣醇(spilanthol),可用於緩解牙痛,因此又被稱為牙痛草. 金鈕扣也能促進唾液分泌.  金鈕扣的葉能可以用來治療皮膚癬,由細菌或真菌引起的皮膚癬.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

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

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%87%91%E9%88%95%E6%89%A3

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/997/

Maltese Cross (Lychnis X arkwrightii) 馬爾他十字花

Maltese Cross (Lychnis X arkwrightii) 馬爾他十字花

Maltese Cross (Lychnis X arkwrightii) 馬爾他十字花

Maltese Cross (Lychnis X arkwrightii) 馬爾他十字花

This hardy perennial has dense clusters of orange red Maltese Cross shape flowers.   Best growing in full sun location.  Bronze foliage when in full sun and green foliage when lack of sun.  Flowers in mid summer to early fall.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Propagate from seeds or division.  USDA Zones:3-10.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).

這種強健的多年生草花是頂上簇生著橘紅色的馬爾他十字型的花.  以全日照處栽種為佳.  葉色在全日照處為紅銅色/紫紅色,光照不足時為綠色.  花期由仲夏開到初秋.  花為吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源.  容易栽種及繁殖.  繁殖以種子或分株來進行.  耐寒也耐熱.   成熟植株1-1.5呎高,寬幅亦同.

Honduras Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木

Honduras Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木

Honduras Mahogany seeds. (Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木的種子.

Honduras Mahogany seeds. (Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木的種子.

Honduras Mahogany seed germination.(Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木種子發芽.

Honduras Mahogany seed germination.(Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木種子發芽.

Honduras Mahogany seedling growing shoot.(Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木種子長根並發出葉芽.

Honduras Mahogany seedling growing shoot.(Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木種子長根並發出葉芽.

Honduras Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木

Honduras Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) 大葉桃花心木

Wood image see: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Mahogany#/media/File:Swietenia_macrophylla_wood.jpg

Large tropical deciduous tree mainly growing for its beautiful colored hard wood.  Mature size over 12M-25M in height /width.  USDA Zones:10-12+.  Best growing in warm to hot climate full sun location.

大型熱帶落葉喬木主要種來取其美麗木紋的硬木木材.  成熟株高12-25公尺,寬幅亦同.  耐熱不耐寒. 喜濕熱的生長環境,全日照.

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/species-profiles/mahogany

http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/honduran-mahogany/

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

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%A4%A7%E5%8F%B6%E6%A1%83%E8%8A%B1%E5%BF%83%E6%9C%A8

Weeping False Cypress/Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’) 拿加遜扁柏/阿拉斯加黃杉

Weeping False Cypress/Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’) 拿加遜扁柏/阿拉斯加黃杉

Weeping False Cypress/Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula') in TBG. 多倫多市立植物園裡的拿加遜扁柏/阿拉斯加黃杉

Weeping False Cypress/Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’) in TBG. 多倫多市立植物園裡的拿加遜扁柏/阿拉斯加黃杉

Weeping False Cypress/Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula') is growing cones. Each cone contains quite many seeds. 拿加遜扁柏/阿拉斯加黃杉結毬果了,一個毬果內有不少種子.

Weeping False Cypress/Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’) is growing cones. Each cone contains quite many seeds. 拿加遜扁柏/阿拉斯加黃杉結毬果了,一個毬果內有不少種子.

Weeping False Cypress/Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula') cones and seeds. 拿加遜扁柏/阿拉斯加黃杉的毬果及種子.

Weeping False Cypress/Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’) cones and seeds. 拿加遜扁柏/阿拉斯加黃杉的毬果及種子.

This unique evergreen conifer has unique weeping foliage.  Beautiful slow growing tree, good for medium to large garden to go with different texture and colored evergreen trees or shrubs.  Best growing in full sun location.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:40′(H)/(W).  Pyramidal shape.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings and grafting.   Fragrant/aromatic.

這種奇特的常綠樹種是枝垂型的葉與枝.  是生長緩慢的美麗樹種,適合栽種在中大型花園中和其他不同葉形與葉色的木本相搭配.  最好栽種於全日照處.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高40呎,寬幅亦同.  主以種子扦插或嫁接來繁殖.  全株有香氣.

Reference link:  參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/78989/

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷

Angelica plants are seeding. (Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷植株結籽中.

Angelica plants are seeding. (Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷植株結籽中.

Angelica foliage.(Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷的葉.

Angelica foliage.(Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷的葉.

Angelica stalks as thick as sugar canes. (Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷的莖底部跟甘蔗一樣粗.

Angelica stalks as thick as sugar canes. (Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷的莖底部跟甘蔗一樣粗.

Angelica seeds are mature and drying. (Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷種子成熟風乾中.

Angelica seeds are mature and drying. (Angelica archangelica) 歐白芷種子成熟風乾中.

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) seed germination. 歐白芷種子孵出.

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) seed germination. 歐白芷種子孵出.

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) seedlings growing true leaves. 歐白芷小苗長出本葉.

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) seedlings growing true leaves. 歐白芷小苗長出本葉.

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Angelica (Angelica archangelica) the mother plant die after late fall seeding and then the small seedling continue to grow in winter. 歐白芷母株結子後凋亡,種子掉落長出子株的冬天樣子.

Biennial herb.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Fragrant green white flowers in late spring to mid summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Aromatic foliage and seeds and roots are used for medicine, perfume and cosmetic products.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds.

二年生的當歸屬草本植物.  這個藥草最好是栽種在全日照到半日照處.  綠白色花於春末開到仲夏然後結籽.  花吸引蜂蝶.  有香氣的葉與種子與根常用來提煉為藥物,香精及化桩品類的產品.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟植株高6-8呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  用種子來繁殖.

English Rose (Rosa ‘Crown Princess Margareta’) 英國茶玫’Crown Princess Margareta’

English Rose (Rosa  ‘Crown Princess Margareta’) 英國茶玫’Crown Princess Margareta’

English Rose (Rosa 'Crown Princess Margareta') 英國茶玫'Crown Princess Margareta'

English Rose (Rosa ‘Crown Princess Margareta’) 英國茶玫’Crown Princess Margareta’

Excellent flower shape and gorgeous fragrance!   This hardy shrub rose is very popular.   Best growing in full sun location with rich soil.  Mature size:3′-6′(H) X 3′-4′(W).  USDA Zones:5-10.  Apricot flower color with many flower petals.  Late spring to all summer bloom repeatedly!  Resistant to black spot and mildew.

超讚的花型和香味!  這品種是強健的很受歡迎的灌木型玫瑰.  最好種在全日照到半日照處用肥沃的土壤來種以確保開花不斷及植株的健康.  成熟株高3-6呎,寬幅3-4呎.  耐寒也耐熱.  杏桃色的重瓣花有著瓣數多的英國茶玫花形.  春末開到夏末開花不斷!  花香濃卻是好聞怡人的那種,會想瓶插的品種.    不易得鐵銹病和黑斑病那類因黴菌引起的病症.

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitt’s Double’) 重瓣唐松草

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitt’s Double’) 重瓣唐松草

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double') 重瓣唐松草

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitt’s Double’) 重瓣唐松草

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double') 重瓣唐松草

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitt’s Double’) 重瓣唐松草

2015-08-15 135 (Medium)Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double') 重瓣唐松草

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitt’s Double’) 重瓣唐松草

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double') 重瓣唐松草

Yunnan Meadow Rue/Chinese Meadow Rue (Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitt’s Double’) 重瓣唐松草

This cute double meadow rue is dainty!  Tiny double pink/mauve flowers is very similar to baby’s breath flowering all summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   Good for cut flower.   Best growing in partial shade moist soil.   USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:4′-5′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Excellent in woodland garden.   Slow growth.

這個有著重瓣小花的唐松草蠻可愛精緻的!  夏開小巧的粉紫色重瓣花和滿天星的花很相似.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  適合切花.  最好栽種在半日照處的濕潤土壤. 耐寒也耐熱. 成熟株高4-5呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  很適合林地型花園.  這草花的長速很慢.

Reference link:  參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/thalictrum-delavayi-hewitts-double.html