Archive | 三月 2017

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) 秋葵/羊角豆

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)  秋葵/羊角豆

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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) tender seed pods are sold in supermarket. 超市賣的秋葵/羊角豆的嫩種莢.

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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) seeds. 秋葵/羊角豆種子.

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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) seeds germinate easily. 秋葵/羊角豆的種子很容易孵出.

Nice vegetable! Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Pale yellow flowers in mid spring to early fall.  The edible part is unripe seedpods. Mature size: 4′-6′(H) X 6″-1′(W).   Propagate by seeds.

蠻棒的蔬菜!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  淡黃色花朵從仲春開到初秋. 可食部位為未熟的種莢. 成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅9吋到1呎. 繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

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Carolina Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) 法國香水花

Carolina Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) 法國香水花

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Carolina Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) seeds. 法國香水花的種子.


Very fragrant flowering vine.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Fragrant yellow flowers in spring to summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-11.  Mature size:15′-20′(L)/(H) X 6′-8′(W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

很香的開花藤.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  黃色的香花從春天開到夏天.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高/長15-20呎,寬幅6-8呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  植株有毒勿食.

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Cosmos (Cosmos ‘Sweet Kisses’)大波斯菊 ‘甜蜜香吻’

Cosmos (Cosmos ‘Sweet Kisses’)大波斯菊 ‘甜蜜香吻’

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Cosmos (Cosmos ‘Sweet Kisses’) seed packet and seeds. 大波斯菊 ‘甜蜜香吻’的種子包與種子.

New variety!  Just purchased this seed packet.  Love its semi-double, cute color!  This annual is very easy to grow from seeds.  According to the past experience, sometimes the seed packet did not always come true as exactly the same flower shape and color as picture shown.  So, we will see!   The mature height says 3′ tall on the seed packet info.  We will see about that later on, too.  Because the past experience often shown the plants are taller they are supposed to be. 😦    Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location. Long blooming time!  Good for cut flower!  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.   Self-seeds easily.  Drought tolerant.  The gold finches here really enjoy feed on cosmos seeds in fall.

新品種!  價格在這種種子或一年生草花種子包算是高價的.   但是它半重瓣的花形,甜美的花色倒是很迷人!   就買來試試看到時開花的花形花色會不會跟種子包花圖一樣基因穩定? 種子包上說成熟株高3呎,但是過去的經驗通常是比所說的要高出許多,所以等待以後開花後來驗證. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處. 它花期很長! 適合切花,剛開時剪下到凋謝約10-15天.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類. 容易自行落子繁殖. 耐旱. 這邊的北美金翅雀很喜歡吃它的種子.

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Pepper (Piper nigrum)胡椒

Pepper (Piper nigrum) 胡椒

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Pepper (Piper nigrum) seeds. 胡椒的種子.

Tropical herb/climbing vine.  Easy to grow. Best growing in partial shade to light shade location. Small white flowers in summer to fall.  Each berry has one seed in it.   USDA Zones:10-11. Mature size: 12′-15′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.
熱帶料理用香料/爬藤. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在半日照到散光處.  夏到秋開小小的白色花,結漿果. 一果一籽.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅12-15呎. 繁殖以種子或扦插方式來進行.
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Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus) 紅葉莧菜

Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus) 紅葉莧菜

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Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus) seeds are small, dark and glossy. 紅葉莧菜的種子小而黑亮.

Large annual leafy vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Plant has burgundy leaves and stem.  Tender leaves and stem can be harvest and cooked as leafy vegetable.  Plants get taller and bigger through the growing season which it means long harvesting time!  Red flowers in summer to fall. Self seeds easily.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

大型一年生的葉菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  植株莖葉為暗紅色.  嫩莖葉可以如一般葉菜一樣採收煮食. 同株植株會越長越高大,採收期間也會越長,採收量越多. 夏秋開花色花序. 會自行落子繁殖.  成熟株高可達6-8呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.

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Fan-leaved Maidenhair(Adiantum capillus-veneris) 扇葉鐵線蕨

Fan-leaved Maidenhair(Adiantum capillus-veneris) 扇葉鐵線蕨

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Fan-leaved Maidenhair(Adiantum capillus-veneris) first leaf is growing from spores germination. 扇葉鐵線蕨的孢子繁殖到長葉.

Tropical ornamental fern.  Foliage has nice texture and has elegant look.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist soil.   USDA Zones:7-10.    Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 1′(W).   Propagate by spores or division.  Medicinal.

熱帶蕨類. 多以其觀賞價值來種植.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處的濕潤土壤中.  莖葉細緻有著優雅的視感與觸感.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高1.5-2呎高,寬幅約1呎.  繁殖以孢子繁殖或分株的方式來進行.  有藥用價值.

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Dinosaur Kale or Lacinato Kale (Brassica oleracea ‘Lacinato’) 恐龍羽衣甘藍

Dinosaur Kale or Lacinato Kale (Brassica oleracea  ‘Lacinato’) 恐龍羽衣甘藍

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Dinosaur Kale or Lacinato Kale (Brassica oleracea ‘Lacinato’) seeds. 恐龍羽衣甘藍的種子.

Tender perennial (usually annual sometimes biennial in warm region) leafy vegetable.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Small white flowers in summer.  Self seeds easily.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Propagate by seeds.

不耐寒多年生草本 (通常是一年生有時在溫暖氣候區是二年生)葉菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  夏開白色小花. 容易自行結子繁殖. 成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子來進行.

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Common Pitcher Plant(Sarracenia purpurea)紫翼瓶子草

Common Pitcher Plant(Sarracenia purpurea)紫翼瓶子草


Common Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) seeds. 紫翼瓶子草的種子.

Cold hardy perennial/carnivorous and insectivorous.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist soil.  Red-purple flowers in late spring to mid summer.   USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:6″-1′(W) X 6″-9″(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings, offsets or division.   Plant is toxic if ingested.

強健耐寒的多年生草花/食蟲植物.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤土壤.  春末到仲夏間開紅紫色的花. 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅6吋到9吋.  繁殖以種子,扦插,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  植物有毒勿食.

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Wild Petunia/Violet Ruellia(Ruellia tuberosa) 消渴草/塊莖蘆莉草

Wild Petunia/Violet Ruellia(Ruellia tuberosa) 消渴草/塊莖蘆莉草
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Wild Petunia/Violet Ruellia(Ruellia tuberosa) seeds. 消渴草/塊莖蘆莉草的種子.

Hardy perennial/medicinal herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Mid spring to early fall plant blooms with violet flowers.  Long blooming time!
Flowers attract bees butterflies and hummingbirds. USDA Zones:6-10.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 6″-12″(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.
強健的多年生草花/藥用植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  仲春到初秋開藍紫色花.  花期很長. 花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  耐寒性不錯也耐熱.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅6吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.
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Foxtail Lilies or Desert Candles (Eremurus)獨尾草

Foxtail Lilies or Desert Candles (Eremurus)獨尾草
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Foxtail Lilies or Desert Candles (Eremurus) bulb package. 獨尾草球根包.

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Foxtail Lilies or Desert Candles (Eremurus) 3 bulbs from the package. 從球根包取出的獨尾草3個開花球.

Hardy bulbous perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Mid spring to early summer with long candle like flower stem bearing many small flowers in colors of white/yellow/pink/apricot.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Good for cut flower. USDA Zones:6-9. Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 9″-1′(W).   Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets/cuttings.
獨尾草屬多年生草本植物. 強健多年生球根草花. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 春到初夏開抽出獨立長花莖,花莖上有許多小花,花色有白/黃/粉紅/橘黃色. 花頗吸引蜂蝶. 適合切花.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高3-4呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽來進行.
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