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Small Floatingheart (Nymphoides aurantiaca) 黃花莕菜(荇菜)

Small Floatingheart (Nymphoides aurantiaca) 黃花莕菜(荇菜)

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Small Floatingheart (Nymphoides aurantiaca) foliage. 黃花莕菜(荇菜)的葉.

Small Floatingheart (Nymphoides aurantiaca) 黃花莕菜(荇菜)

Small Floatingheart (Nymphoides aurantiaca) 黃花莕菜(荇菜)

Tropical aquatic perennial.  Native in South of Asia.  Small single yellow flowers bloom above the water surface.  Foliage is similar with water lilies floating on the water.  Long blooming time from late spring to late summer.  Very easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Excellent for small pond or container/aquarium.

熱帶睡菜科莕菜屬的多年生水生植物. 原生於南亞.  春末到夏末它伸展出水面的花梗開著一朵一朵的單朵小黃花,葉則如睡蓮浮於水面,叢生. 花期頗長.  容易生長和繁殖. 最好種在全日照到半日照處. 以種子,扦插或分株來進行繁殖.  適合小池塘或容器/水族箱種植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/169044/0
http://www.treevalley.org/adult/park_eco_detail.php?id=359
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%BB%83%E8%8A%B1%E8%8E%95%E8%8F%9C            http://www.whybh2015.com/ybzs/zwct/201508/t20150805_71766.shtml

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

Enjoy the seasonal show! 🙂  慢慢品味如詩如畫的秋色!  🙂

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色 Tulip tree. 馬褂木.

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色 Burning Bush. 火燄衛矛.

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色 Virginia Creeper on TBG building.

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色 Red Oak. 紅橡.

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) 漢葒魚腥草

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) 漢葒魚腥草

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) 漢葒魚腥草

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) small pink flower and foliage. 漢葒魚腥草的花與葉.

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) flower and seed pods. 漢葒魚腥草的花與種莢.

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) flower and seed pods. 漢葒魚腥草的花與種莢.

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) orange red fall foliage. 漢葒魚腥草秋天的橘紅葉色.

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) orange red fall foliage. 漢葒魚腥草秋天的橘紅葉色.

2016-06-27Roberts Herb seeds and seedheads (Medium)

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) seedheads and seeds. 漢葒魚腥草的種子與種莢.

Cute dainty pink flowers with beautiful orange red fall foliage!  Very hardy and useful perennial herb.  Very easy to grow.  In fact, it is a natural antibiotic!   It is amazing there are so many useful herbs are in the wild.  🙂  Growing the best in partial shade to full shade location in moist soil.  Excellent in rock garden.  Small pink flowers in late spring to late fall.   USDA Zones:5-9.   Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 6″-1.5′(W).   Medicinal!  Propagate by seeds/cuttings/rhizomes/division.

It is an introduced species, it is considered a weed in warm region. The herb can be steeped in hot water (fresh or dried). Some people may find the herb tea has a pleasant taste with a perceptible hint of strawberry but some don’t.

漢葒魚腥草為牻牛兒苗科老鸛草屬非常耐蔭的多年生草花.  春末到秋末開著粉紅色小巧可愛的花,秋天葉色由綠轉橘紅然後落葉.  非常強健很有用的藥草!  事實上它可是是天然的抗生素的一種呢!  野外常見的野花居然有這麼了不得的功效.  🙂  最好種在半日照到全蔭散光處的溼潤土壤.  挺適合種在岩石花園裡.  耐寒耐熱耐蔭. 成熟株高僅6吋到1呎,寬幅6吋到1.5呎.  藥用.  以種子/枝條扦插/地下根/分株來繁殖.

它原生於歐亞,並非北美原生物種,引進後到如今已多有野生分佈.  全株可泡茶(鮮品或乾燥).  有的人不喜它的味道,有的人覺得它的茶飲用起來有那麼點草莓的風味還不錯.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://joebartok.blogspot.ca/2011/07/pics-of-summer-flowers-fields.html

http://www.liveandfeel.com/articles/geranium-robertianum-is-a-natural-antibiotic-with-many-other-health-benefits-3362

http://www.florafinder.com/Species/Geranium_robertianum.php

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/601/

http://frps.eflora.cn/frps/%E6%B1%89%E8%8D%AD%E9%B1%BC%E8%85%A5%E8%8D%89

Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) 美國西番蓮

Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) 美國西番蓮

Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) 美國西番蓮

Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) 美國西番蓮

Perennial flowering vine.  Native in US.  Purple flowers in summer and fall.  Followed by edible fruit.  USDA Zones:5-11.  Mature size:15′-30′(H/L) X 6′-8′(W).  Fast growing, could be invasive. Medicinal.  Some people use the leaves for tea, [2 tsp/cup]– it will lower high blood pressure almost instantly plus a good nights sleep.

Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1189/#ixzz3e0r2uvGa

美國西番蓮 是在美國東南方很普遍是大部份熱帶親戚的亞熱帶代表,果實可食多子且有益於野生動物. 如其他的同as屬的是一些蝴蝶的幼蟲食草. 耐寒又耐熱.  成熟株高/藤長15-30呎,寬幅6-8呎.  紫花從夏開到秋,花期很長.  生長勢很強.  有藥用價值.  葉片可泡茶一杯2小匙的量–能降血壓及安睡.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

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

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1189/

Pink Buttercups (Oxalis adenophylla) 草包酢醬草

Pink Buttercups (Oxalis adenophylla) 草包酢醬草

Flower image see link: https://www.veseys.com/ca/en/store/fallbulbs/oxalis/pinkbuttercups

Pink Buttercups (Oxalis adenophylla) bulbs. 草包酢醬草的球根.

Pink Buttercups (Oxalis adenophylla) bulbs. 草包酢醬草的球根.

Beautiful perennial flowering bulbs!  This type of Oxalis is very easy to grow from bulbs as long the soil in winter is not too wet.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in group.  Pink/purple with white colour in center, its single flowers in spring to summer.  Very showy!  Flowers attract bees.  Excellent in rock garden or in containers.  Mature size:6″-8″(H) X 8″-1′(W).  USDA Zones:3-9.

美麗的多年生球根花卉!  這種酢醬草種植要點是冬眠時種球的土壤不可太溼.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處以群聚方式種最能顯出開花時的花團錦簇.  粉/紫花瓣帶近花中心的一抹白色清新可愛,從春末開到夏天.  非常搶眼! 花吸引蜂蝶.  成熟株高僅6-8吋,寬幅8吋到1呎.  耐寒也耐熱.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.veseys.com/ca/en/store/fallbulbs/oxalis/pinkbuttercups

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2171/

Leafless Vanilla Vine (Vanilla aphylla) 無葉梵尼蘭

Leafless Vanilla Vine (Vanilla aphylla) 無葉梵尼蘭

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Leafless Vanilla Vine (Vanilla aphylla) cuttings. 無葉梵尼蘭的扦插枝條.

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Leafless Vanilla Vine (Vanilla aphylla) cuttings on the vertical hanging board. 無葉梵尼蘭的扦插枝條與水苔上板種植.

Vanilla aphylla is a very unique!   This species of vanilla orchid which is native to Southeast Asia. It is a leafless vine which can cling on trees/structure with its fleshy roots to support itself as it grows.  Best grow in tropical climate in partial shade to full shade location with high humidity.  Its orchid flowers are very pretty, blooming in mid spring to early summer. USDA Zones:9-11. Ripe seed pods of vanilla orchid are well know as commercial vanilla beans are from Vanilla planifolia, each seed pod contains thousands of tiny seeds.   Propagate by seeds/cuttings or division.

無葉梵尼蘭還蠻特別的!  這個物種的梵尼蘭原生於東南亞. 無葉的多肉枝條攀附在樹上或可攀附的東西上,藉著生根附著續爬長大長長. 最好栽種在熱帶溫暖多濕環境的半日照到全蔭/散光處.  仲春到夏初它開的蘭花很美. 喜熱不耐寒. 商業用成熟的種莢能作為香草調味的物種是Vanilla planifolia,每個成熟種莢有上千個細小種子.  繁殖方式以種子/枝條扦插或分株方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_aphylla                        http://eol.org/pages/1128023/overview

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Elora Gorge Conservation Area  official site:

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g679248-d625915-Reviews-Elora_Gorge_Conservation_Area-Elora_Ontario.html

Here are road trip photos!  從多倫多到埃羅拉峽谷的秋色照片!

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge.  埃羅拉峽谷保護區秋色.

Autumn in Elora Gorge. 埃羅拉峽谷保護區秋色.

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Toronto city.  多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city.  多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

This is rarely seen variety.  It is as easy growing as other types of lavender.   Best growing in full sun location.  Fragrant white flowers bloom from late spring to late fall if keeping deadheading.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Flowers are good for cut flower.  This herb is very easy to propagate by seeds or cutting!  Edible and medicinal!  Love the scent!! USDA Zones:6-9.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1.5-3′(W).

這品是少見的品種.  它跟其它品種的薰衣草一樣好種. 最好種在全日照處.  芬芳的白花從春末開到秋末,能摘去謝掉的花的話能使其花期延到非常長.  花吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥.  適合切花.  這香草容易以種子或枝條來扦插繁殖. 可食用及藥用!  好愛它的香味!! 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1.5-3呎.

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) 榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) 榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) 榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) 榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) white fragrant flowers in summer. 榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木夏開芬芳白色花串.

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) white fragrant flowers in summer. 榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木夏開芬芳白色花串.

2016-08-16Summersweet 'Ruby Spice' (1) (Medium)

Ruby Spice Summersweet (Clethra) is taller. 紅花榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木植株較為高大.

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) dry seed pods in fall. 榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木秋天乾熟的種莢.

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) dry seed pods in fall. 榿葉山柳/甜胡椒灌木秋天乾熟的種莢.

Low mounded deciduous flowering shrub.  Very hardy and shade tolerant!  Easy to grow in full sun, partial shade  to light shade location.  Small white or red fragrant flowers densely growing on erect flower stems in summer to early fall.  It is sweet and spicy fragrant is nice in shady location.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Deer resistant.  Foliage is almost glossy.  Very easy to grow.  Mature size for dwarf white varieties: 2′(H) X 2′-3′(W) and red flower variet is taller:5′-7′(H) X 5′-8′(W).   Propagate by cuttings, suckers or seeds.   USDA Zones:3-9.  Fall colour is yellow.

它是低矮的落葉開花灌木.  非常強健耐蔭!  容易栽種在全日照,半日照到散光處.  夏到秋開出長長花梗佈滿小小的白或紅花,很香.  有甜帶著辣的芬芳香味很適合在蔭涼處加分.  花吸引蜂蝶. 鹿不喜.  葉片幾乎是亮面的綠色.  非常容易栽種.  成熟株高:矮性白花的僅2呎高寬幅2-3呎,紅花的較高為5-7呎寬5-8呎.  繁殖方式為扦插,走莖或種子來進行.  非常耐寒耐熱.  秋色為黃色.