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Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)灰白益母草

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) 灰白益母草

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Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)灰白益母草

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Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)灰白益母草

Cold hardy perennial herb.  Very easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small pink-white flowers in early summer to late summer.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.  Self seeds easily.   One of many useful common weeds. Could be invasive– by growing in shadier location will slow down the growth and propagation speed.   Medicinal.

它是強健耐寒多年生藥草.  非常容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  初夏到夏末開粉紅色到白色的小花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高4-6呎, 寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  容易自行落子繁殖. 它是眾多常見有用雜草中之一.  可能為強勢植物–種植在日照較弱處會令其生長與繁殖力減弱.   花莖葉均可藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonurus_cardiaca                          https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e7%81%b0%e7%99%bd%e7%9b%8a%e6%af%8d%e8%8d%89                     http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/40818/                 http://baike.baidu.com/item/%E7%81%B0%E7%99%BD%E7%9B%8A%E6%AF%8D%E8%8D%89

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) 奇異莓

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) 奇異莓

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) new purchased plant. 新買的奇異莓植株.

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) flower. 奇異莓的完全花.

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) this is a self pollinating variety. It is setting fruit! 此品種的奇異莓有完全花可自花授粉. 結果中!

A cold hardy fruit vine!  A self pollinate fruit vine!     Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.   Creamy white flowers in late spring to early summer.  Supposed to be with fragrant flowers but I did not detect any noticeable fragrance on these small flowers.  Edible small smooth-surfaced green berries are ready for harvesting in late summer to fall.  Plant flower and fruit on previous growth.   USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:10′-20′(H/L).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings,  layering or grafting.  Fast growing.  Require strong structure for vine to cling on.

相當耐寒強健的水果藤蔓! 更棒的是有兩者雄蕊與雌蕊的完全花所以能自花授粉! 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  乳白色的小花於春末夏初盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 雖然她的小花該是有花香的,可是聞的時候沒有聞到.  可以食用的綠色,果實表面光滑的小果於夏秋間成熟便可以採收食用. 它的扮老枝條才是會開花結果的藤,所以修剪時要注意.  耐寒也還算耐熱.  成熟株高/藤長10-20呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插,壓條或嫁接的方式來進行.  生長快速.  需要堅固耐用的支架來供其攀爬.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

http://www.logees.com/hardy-kiwi-issai-actinidia-arguta.html                      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/109938/#b            http://www.bylands.com/plant/issai-self-pollinating-hardy-kiwi-actinidia-arguta-issai

 

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) 維吉尼亞水葉草

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草

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Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  is flowering and seeding. 維吉尼亞水葉草開花並結子中.

2017-06-14 Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草 (6)(Medium)

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草

Cold hardy perennial. This native woodland wildflower is very easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist rich soil.  The young plants and leaves are edible after harvested and cooked.  Late spring to early summer with small pale pink/lavender flowers in clusters.  Flowers attract bees.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.   Self-seeded, could be invasive.

非常耐寒強健的多年生草花.  這種原生於林地裡濕地的野花很容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處.  小苗及莖葉均可煮食後食用.  春末夏初時開淡粉紅色或非常淡紫色的簇生小花.  花頗吸引蜂類.  耐寒不耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  容易自行落子繁殖,可能是強勢植物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.grandmorainegrowers.ca/perennia.htm         https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/hydrophyllum/virginianum/      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56500/

Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandiera) 亞茲特克紅藜

Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandiera) 亞茲特克紅藜

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Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandiera) seed packet. 亞茲特克紅藜的種子包.

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Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandiera) seeds. 亞茲特克紅藜的種子.

Also are known as huauzontle or lamb’s quarters.   Annual vegetable/grain crop.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Bright magenta-red leaves is very striking and ornamental.  You can harvest the leaves and eat them as spinach.  The seeds/grain form quickly after flowering.  Very hardy plant!  It is very nutritious crop!   Mature size:6′(H) X 1′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Self seed freely.

一種一年生的藜,葉片可作葉菜料理如同菠菜,種子營養豐富可做為穀類. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  小苗及成熟株的紅葉很具觀賞價值.  植株於開花後很快就結子. 非常強健的植物!  由於作為穀類營養豐富所以這類作物常作為養生植物.  成熟株高可達6呎,寬幅1呎.  繁殖以種子來進行.  容易自行落子繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.rareseeds.com/red-aztec-spinach-huauzontle-/                 https://www.wildgardenseed.com/product_info.php?products_id=70       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73991/#b https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenopodium_berlandieri

 

 

Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca ‘Yellow Wonder’) 黃果野草莓

Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca ‘Yellow Wonder’) 黃果野草莓

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Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca ‘Yellow Wonder’) seeds. 黃果野草莓的種子.

Wild Strawberry Flowers

Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca ‘Yellow Wonder’) have small white flowers. 野草莓有著小小的白花.

Some said it is the tastiest strawberry.  Unlike the most of strawberry grow from runners, this is a well behaved strawberry!  Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in alkaline soil.  Small white flowers in spring to summer, followed by edible pale yellow sweet fruit.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies, fruit attract birds.  USDA Zones:5-9. Mature size:6″-12″(H) X 9″-12″(W). Propagate by seeds, roots division.

有人說它是草莓界中最好吃的. 不像是大多數其他草莓很野,多以生長走莖來繁殖,但這品一點也不野,可謂乖乖牌!  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的偏鹼性的土壤. 春到夏開小白花,結可食的淡黃色長形小小果實.   花頗吸引蜂蝶,果實除了人愛吃外鳥類也非常鍾愛.  耐寒也能相當程度耐熱. 成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖方式以種子及分株的方式來進行.  可當作地被旱時保水,多雨澇時幫忙吸水,還可因做為地被幫蚯蚓遮蔽而促進土壤肥份.  整株花莖葉果皆可食用. 有藥用價值.  是非常低維護的好植物!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/fragaria-vesca-yellow-wonder.html                   http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/52984/                       https://thefruitnut.com/blackberry/

Barbados cherry (Malpighia emarginata) 西印度櫻桃

Barbados cherry (Malpighia emarginata) 西印度櫻桃

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Barbados cherry (Malpighia emarginata) seeds. 西印度櫻桃的種子.

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Barbados cherry (Malpighia emarginata) seeds germination in about 27 days. 西印度櫻桃的種子約27天發芽.

Tropical fruit tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Deep pink flowers in mid spring to early summer.  Ripe red fruit is edible with high Vitamin C contain but often are used for drinks or jam, can food or deserts. USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:15′-30′(H) X 15′-20′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering.  Suitable for containers.  Medicinal.

熱帶果樹. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  仲春到夏初時開深粉紅色花.  成熟可食的紅果富含豐富的維他命C,多用於製成飲料或者果醬,罐頭水果或甜點.  植株喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高15-30呎,寬幅15-20呎. 繁殖方式以種子,扦插,高壓的方式來進行. 適合盆植. 有藥用價值.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malpighia_emarginata                                            https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%A5%BF%E5%8D%B0%E5%BA%A6%E6%AB%BB%E6%A1%83                                                                                                                http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57614/#b                      http://digifruit.tari.gov.tw/display.php?category=%E7%86%B1%E6%9E%9C&name=%E8%A5%BF%E5%8D%B0%E5%BA%A6%E6%AB%BB%E6%A1%83&id=Malp11002001

White Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)白洛神花

White Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)白洛神花

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White Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) seeds. 白洛神花的種子.

Annual or biennial. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Mainly are grown for its expanded sepal after blooming.  Good for herbal tea, beverage, jam, candied snack.  White flowers in summer.      This white Roselle have white sepal.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.    Medicinal.   Propagate by seeds.

一年生或二年生草花. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  主要種植來採收開花後脹大的花萼.  可用來泡茶,做成飲品,果醬,蜜餞等. 夏天開白色花,其花萼也為白色.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  藥用.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roselle_(plant)                                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%8E%AB%E7%91%B0%E8%8C%84                 http://kplant.biodiv.tw/%E6%B4%9B%E7%A5%9E%E8%8A%B1/%E6%B4%9B%E7%A5%9E%E8%8A%B1.htm