Archive | 二月 2016

June Plum (Spondias dulcis) 番橄欖

June Plum (Spondias dulcis) 番橄欖

2016-02-29 047 (Large)

June Plum (Spondias dulcis) ripe fruit. 番橄欖的熟果.

2016-02-29 052 (Large)

June Plum (Spondias dulcis) seed with fiber ‘cage’. 番橄欖果中有如海膽狀有著粗纖維圍住保護的種子.

Tropical fruit tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in warm region.  Small near white flowers blooming all year around.  Fruit is green and ripe to yellow.   Delicious and flavourful with mango, pineapple, guava flavors.  Fruit can be eaten raw, make juice or jam.  Nice pleasant after taste in the mouth.   Although I do not like the pit with thicker fiber which make the seed looks like a sea urchin.  The peel is thick need to be remove before eating.   Young leaves are also can be cooked as vegetable.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Fast growing tree.  Mature size:9-12M (H)/ (W).  Propagate by seeds.  Plant is not good for strong wind.  Medicinal.

熱帶水果樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的溫暖環境.  近於白色的小花全年開花不斷. 容易結果,果實由綠成熟後轉黃.  好吃風味不錯,像是混合了芒果,鳳梨及番石榴的果香.  熟果食用後口齒留香有餘甘.    成熟果實可直接食用或打汁做成飲料或做成果醬.  它的羽狀葉嫩葉也能如葉菜般料理煮食.   但是它的種子不小,種子外有粗纖維,除掉果肉後的種子很像海膽.   果皮也厚要剝除才能吃.   它喜熱不耐寒.  生長快速.   成熟株高約9-12米高/寬.    繁殖以種子方式來進行.  植株不耐強風枝幹易折斷.  有藥用價值.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spondias_dulcis
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%95%AA%E6%A9%84%E6%A6%84
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59318/                   http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/ambarella.htm

 

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) 美濃瓜

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) 美濃瓜

2016-08-23美濃瓜 (Medium)

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) is fist size sweet, fragrant and juicy melon! 美濃瓜約拳頭大小卻香甜多汁!

2016-08-15美濃瓜 (Medium)

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) 美濃瓜

IMG_6345 (Medium)

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) male flower is blooming and the female flower is soon going to bloom! 美濃瓜公花正開,母花很快就會開了!

2016-02-29 041

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) seeds germinate quickly! 美濃瓜種子很快就孵出!

2016-02-12 (Large)

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo ‘albida Makino’) seeds. 美濃瓜的種子.

One of my favorite sweet and fragrant melons!  Delicious!  This annual sweet melon  is handful size with pale green thin peel, the look is like a petit honeydew melon!   This heirloom melon is very easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location in rich soil.   Open pollinate.  Small yellow flowers in summer.  It can be grown as a trailing vine or climbing vine.  Fast mature, about 50+ days.

我很喜愛的瓜類之一,它的瓜肉很是香甜好吃!  它是一年生的甜瓜,熟果通常是可以單手抓住不會掉的大小,瓜皮薄呈淺綠色,有點像是很小號的蜜世界(白蘭瓜),不過比較香!  這瓜很容易栽種,也很容易結果.  最好栽種在全日照處的肥沃土壤.  花朵容易經昆蟲幫忙授粉而結果. 夏開黃色小花.  由於它喜熱,通常夏天長速很快.  它能在地上爬或架高攀爬.   由種子到瓜熟生長快速.約50天左右.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://kmweb.coa.gov.tw/jigsaw2010/Detail.aspx?item=260457     https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8E%9A%E7%9A%AE%E7%94%9C%E7%93%9C                                                                                               http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/sakata-sweet-melon-seeds.html   http://www.tdais.gov.tw/files/web_articles_files/tdares/6381/1705.pdf

Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie'(Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora)射干菖蒲/觀音蘭

Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie'(Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora)射干菖蒲/觀音蘭

2016-02-20 026 (Large)

Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie'(Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora) bulb pack. 射干菖蒲/觀音蘭球根包.

2016-02-20 028 (Large)

Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie'(Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora) bulbs. 射干菖蒲/觀音蘭的球根.

Pretty flowering bulbous perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Small to medium size orange flowers with red markings in summer.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.   USDA Zones:5-9. Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).    Propagate by seeds, rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs.   Plant is toxic if ingested.

鳶尾科的一員,這品是有著蠻美花色的射干菖蒲.  多年生球根花卉.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  中到小型的橘色花朵有著紅色的斑紋於夏季盛開.  頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  喜熱,耐寒性尚佳.  成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子,地下莖/塊,球根,側芽方式來進行.  植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennialresource.com/encyclopedia/view/?plant=184      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57412/

Kohleria ‘HCY’s Venus'(Kohleria) 苦苣苔屬花貓

Kohleria ‘HCY’s Venus'(Kohleria) 苦苣苔屬花貓

2016-02-23 003 (Large)

Kohleria ‘HCY’s Venus'(Kohleria) 苦苣苔屬花貓

Very cute!  This genus are tropical perennials.  Easy to grow in moist, sunny and warm environment.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  This type of plants are not big.  Mature size: 1′-1.5′(H) x 6″(W).  Propagate usually by worm likes rhizomes, dividing plant clumps, stem cutting or seeds.  There are many hybrids around.

很可愛的植物! 這屬的是喜溫暖,陽光及水份的熱帶植物.  最好是全日照到半日照的生長環境.  成熟植株不大,約1-1.5呎高,寬幅6吋但也要看品種.  花小巧可愛,多花.  不耐寒也不耐旱.  有許多品種花色可供選擇.  繁殖多用外觀長的像是毛蟲一樣的地下根莖,也可用枝條扦插或種子來繁殖.

Cotton Plant (Gossypium herbaceum) 棉花

Cotton Plant (Gossypium herbaceum) 棉花

2015-12-29 112 (Medium)

Cotton Plant (Gossypium herbaceum) ripe seed pod popped open showing the cotton. 棉花的種莢成熟後爆開現出棉絮.

2015-12-29 113 (Medium)

Cotton Plant (Gossypium herbaceum) 棉花.

2016-02-23Cotton seeds (Large)

Cotton Plant (Gossypium herbaceum) seeds from seed pod. 棉花成熟種莢爆開後裡面挑出種子.

2016-03-31 014 (Medium)

Cotton Plant (Gossypium herbaceum) seed germination. 棉花的種子發芽了.

2016-04-05 016 (Medium)

Cotton Plant (Gossypium herbaceum) seedling is growing. 棉花種子長出子葉.

Needless to say, it is a very useful plant for textiles!  🙂  Tropical tender perennial. Easy to grow.  Best grown in full sun to partial shade location in warm climate.  Suitable for growing in containers indoors.  Yellow flowers in spring to fall.    Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:10+.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 9′-12′(W).    Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Seeds can be pressed for oil.

對於紡織業是極其重要的植物!  🙂  它是熱帶多年生草本. 容易栽種.  最好栽種於溫暖環境以全日照到半日照處為佳.  它也適於室內盆植.  春到秋開花色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6-8呎,寬幅可達9-12呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插枝條來進行.  種子可以用於榨油.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gossypium
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%A3%89%E8%8A%B1%E5%B1%AC
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54243/

Wild Watsonia/Bugle Lily (Watsonia meriana) 南非喇叭蘭

Wild Watsonia/Bugle Lily (Watsonia meriana) 南非喇叭蘭

2016-02-20 flowering bulbs (Large)

Wild Watsonia/Bugle Lily (Watsonia meriana) bulb pack. 南非喇叭蘭的球根包.

Iris family, it is native to southern Africa.  Bulbous flowering perennial.    Hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Orange flowers in summer.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.   USDA Zones:6-8.  Mature size:3.5′(H) X 1′(W). Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or by division.

原生於非洲南部,它是鳶尾家族的一員.  多年生球根花卉.  強健並易於栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處.  夏開橘色花.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥的蜜源.  耐寒性尚佳,耐熱性不佳.  成熟株高約1公尺,寬幅約1呎.  多以種子,球根或側芽或分株法來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watsonia_meriana                        http://www.highcountrygardens.com/flower-bulbs/watsonia-bulbs-orange  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65255/

Love In A Puff / Balloon Plant (Cardiospermum halicacabum) 風船葛/倒地鈴

Love In A Puff / Balloon Plant (Cardiospermum halicacabum) 風船葛/倒地鈴

2016-02-12 010 (Large)

Love In A Puff / Balloon Plant (Cardiospermum halicacabum) cute black round seeds with white heart shaped mark. 風船葛/倒地鈴的黑色圓形種子有著可愛的白色心形記號.

This vine is famous for its seeds.  Small black bead like seeds with white heart shape mark!  Cute!  The plant is tropical tender perennial (often are treated as an annual) could be invasive in warm climate.  Very easy to grow from seeds.  Best growing in full sun location.  Tiny white flowers from early/mid summer to fall.  The puffy hollowed “fruit" is ripe in late summer/fall.   USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:10′-12′(H)/(L) X 3′-6′(W).    Propagate by seeds.   Medicinal.

此藤以種子聞名. 黑色小圓株狀的種子表面有著白色心形的記號!  很可愛!  它是熱帶多年生藤類多當作是一年生植物.  在氣候溫暖地區是強勢植物.  非常容易落籽繁殖. 以全日照處為最容易栽種.  很小的白花於夏天開放,秋天結小氣球般的小果.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高10-12呎高/長,3-6呎寬幅.  通常以種子來繁殖.  有藥用價值.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiospermum_halicacabum           https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%80%92%E5%9C%B0%E9%88%B4      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/648/