Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) 日本楓(槭)’血佳’

Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) 日本楓 ‘血佳’

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Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) 日本楓 ‘血佳’

2015-05-09 031 (Medium)

Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) with small red flowers in spring. 日本楓 ‘血佳’春開小串紅色花.

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Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) 日本楓(槭)’血佳’

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Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) seeds. 日本楓’血佳’的種子.

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Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) self sown seedlings can pop up in late spring. 日本楓’血佳’自行落籽繁殖的實生苗可能在春末時冒出來.

The most common Japanese maple. Deciduous.   Its beautiful burgundy foliage last from spring to late fall.  Due to its smaller size and slow growth which is very popular and very suitable for small to medium size garden.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  USDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:15′-20′(H) X 6′-10′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or air-layering.

直立形的雞爪槭.  這種樹形優美的樹大概是最為常見的日本楓品種.  落葉樹種. 它的深紅偏暗紅的葉片從春天維持顏色到秋末.  由於其成熟植株較小與其生長速度緩慢使得它非常受歡迎並且很適合小型到中型庭院栽種.  容易栽種ˋ.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高15-20呎,寬幅6-10呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插或高壓的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_palmatum                https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55472/                       http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/26/bloodgood-japanese-maple/

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Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

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Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

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Candle Bush (Senna alata) 翼柄決明

Also known as Cassia alata.  Tropical shrub/tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Yellow flowers in mid summer to early winter.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:6`-30`(H) X 6`-15`(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal. Leaves contain chrysophanic acid.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

熱帶樹種/灌木. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  仲夏到冬初開頂生花序,黃色花.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高6-30呎,寬幅6-15呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  葉片含有大黄酚/大黄酸,可用來治真菌感染.  植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senna_alata                                                        https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/371/                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%BF%BC%E6%9F%84%E5%86%B3%E6%98%8E

 

Hull-less seed pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo ‘Styrian’) 無種殼南瓜

Hull-less seed pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo ‘Styrian’) 無種殼南瓜

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Hull-less seed pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo ‘Styrian’) seeds germination easily in just few days. 無種殼南瓜種子很容易也很快在兩三天就發芽.

This is kind of new trend for growing pumpkins.  There are few varieties of hull-less seed or called oil seed pumpkins are available.  Mainly growing for its hull-less seeds for oil press or to blend in for veggie and fruit smoothie.  Just thought it will be fun to grow and I am curious of how this pumpkin will taste like.  Pumpkin seed oil (250ml bottle) is quite pricy so no wonder some people will grow their own!  Heirloom from Styria, Austria. Annual crop.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 6′-8′(W).  Propagate by seeds.   Even though this variety is mainly growing for its hull-less seeds but the flesh is also good for pie, cooking just like those common pumpkins.

這些是有機種植的種子不貴,可是不太好找. 類似的品種都是榨油用的或跟果菜汁一起打的,這類南瓜種子無硬殼,只有一層超薄的種皮皮膜.   種子包價格,瓜圖及資料: http://www.hawthornfarm.ca/pumpkins.php#godiva
本來很懷疑農夫專種它來榨油的投資報酬率,後來看到小小一玻璃瓶的南瓜籽油居然賣那麼貴! 250ml裝一瓶美金30元(或9英磅)約合台幣978元(或460元)不含稅與寄送費….蠻誇張的!   此品種是來自奧利地東南的施蒂里亞州. 一年生作物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,藤長達6-8呎.   繁殖以種子的方式來進行.   儘管此品種是針對其無硬殼的種子的栽種的,但其果肉也是跟其他品種南瓜一樣可以做成派餡及可以煮食的.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/108956/                http://www.hutchinsonfarm.ca/FieldCrops/Pumpkins/StyrianHulless.html            https://australianseed.com/shop/item/pumpkin-styrian-hulless

Spineless Butcher’s-broom (Ruscus hypoglossum) 無刺假葉樹

Spineless Butcher’s-broom (Ruscus hypoglossum) 無刺假葉樹

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Spineless Butcher’s-broom (Ruscus hypoglossum) flower and fruit are right on the leaf! 無刺假葉樹的花與果實皆長在葉面上.

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Spineless Butcher’s-broom (Ruscus hypoglossum) flower and fruit are right on the leaf! 無刺假葉樹的花與果實皆長在葉面上.

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Spineless Butcher’s-broom (Ruscus hypoglossum) seeds. 無刺假葉樹種子.

This evergreen shrub is native in Mediterranean.  Easy to grow.  Best growing  in full sun to full shade location in moist soil.  Small cream yellow flowers on the foliage in winter to spring follows with red berries.   Berries attract birds.     USDA Zones:7-11.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 2′-3′(W).    Propagate by seeds or division.  Toxic if ingested.

此為常綠灌木,原生於地中海地區.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到全蔭處的濕潤土壤.  冬到春葉面形成米白/米黃色小花,花後結紅色果實一枚.  紅色熟果吸引鳥類覓食.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅可達2-3呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruscus_hypoglossum     http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55221/                     http://www.plantdelights.com/Ruscus-hypophyllum-for-sale/Buy-Dutch-Butchers-Broom/                 https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/ruscus-hypoglossum

Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) 冰淇淋酢漿草

Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) 冰淇淋酢漿草

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Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) flowers are so cute! 冰淇淋酢漿草的花真是小巧可愛!

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Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) flower in full bloom.冰淇淋酢漿草的花全開的樣子.

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Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) foliage and flower bud. 冰淇淋酢漿草的葉片與花苞.

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Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) flower is about to bloom.冰淇淋酢漿草的花快盛開了.

Tropical small flowering bulb.  Perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white flowers in winter to early summer.  Under side of the flowers with red edging, from the bottom of the bloom looks like candy, hence the name.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-9.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 9″-1′(W).  Propagate by rhisomes, bulbs, corms, cuttings or division.    Suitable in containers indoors or alpine garden.

熱帶小型開花球根.  多年生.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  冬天到初夏開白色單瓣的小花. 花的背面有紅色瓣緣,全開時從花底下看如同糖果,又像冰淇淋甜筒的螺紋,故ˋ名.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖方式以地下莖,球根,小球,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  適合室內靠窗盆植或高山型花園栽種.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_versicolor                 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/candy-cane-oxalis/growing-candy-cane-oxalis.htm                                                  https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/71231/

Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

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Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

Tropical perennial herb.  Aromatic. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained soil.  Small fragrant white flowers in mid fall to winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1.5′-3′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.   Caution: May cause allergy to some people.  Can be extracted into perfume.

熱帶多年生草本香草.  全株芬芳.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤但排水佳的土壤.  中秋到冬季開小小白色的香花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  對少數人可能引起過敏反應.  可提煉成香水.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patchouli                                           https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e5%b9%bf%e8%97%bf%e9%a6%99                  http://twwiki.com/wiki/%E5%BB%A3%E8%97%BF%E9%A6%99%E7%B2%BE%E6%B2%B9        https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53931/

How to grow Roses from seeds (Rosa hybrids) 玫瑰種子孵法

How to grow Roses from seeds (Rosa hybrids) 玫瑰種子孵法

White roses. (Rosa)白玫瑰.

White roses. (Rosa)白玫瑰.

Slightly fragrant climbing rose. 有淡香的紅色蔓玫. (Rosa 'The Blaze')

Slightly fragrant climbing rose. 有淡香的紅色蔓玫. (Rosa ‘The Blaze’)

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Rosa multiflora.  Small but very fragrant thornless roses. 小輪極香的無刺強健玫瑰.

 

Fragrant roses. (Rosa) 有香味的玫瑰花.

Fragrant roses. (Rosa) 有香味的玫瑰花.

Ripe fruit (rose hips) turn orange red in late fall. 秋末成熟轉橘紅的玫瑰果.

Ripe fruit (rose hips) turn orange red in late fall. 秋末成熟轉橘紅的玫瑰果.

Different types of roses seeds. (Rosa hybrids) 不同種類玫瑰的種子各異.

Different types of roses seeds. (Rosa hybrids) 不同種類玫瑰的種子各異.

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Rose seedlings. 玫瑰小苗.

Best time to grow Roses from seeds is late fall to late winter indoors or early spring outdoors. Do not dry the seeds.  Takes about 1.5-2 months to germinate.

1.Use yogurt or pudding this type of small container, punch the hole in the container bottom when in small quantity.  Seed tray in clear container with lid when in larger seed quantity.

2.Fill container with soil, top soil with well drained medium 1:1 mixed well.  Mist the soil but not overly wet.

3.Plant seeds into the soil, depth about the seed thickness, light cover with thin layer of soil.  Place the container in a re-sealable bag/clear plastic bag. Refrigerate.  Everyday open the bag for fresh air and check the progress.  Germination about 1.5-2 months.   Gently pick the sprouted seeds to plant in small pot, one seedling in one pot.  Keep moist and place the pot in partial shade/light shade, good air flowed location.

4.Firtilize the seedlings when plant has 4-6 true leaves.  Keep moist  and move the pots to full sun location.

5.When the plant growing normally, the plant will be able to have the first flower in summer.

以秋末到冬末室內播種或初春戶外播種為佳. 不可ˋ乾燥,過乾會失去活性孵不出來.  種子約1.5-2個月孵出.

1.種子量少時可用優格或布丁的小容器. 洗淨後打個洞當孵種子的小盆用.  種子量大時可用種子苗盆用有蓋的透明容器.

2.土壤用培養土+排水性佳介質以1:2混合裝好後噴水勿太濕.

3.點播後覆淺土. 用夾鍊袋裝好放冰箱冷藏. 每天檢查+透氣. 約1.5個月-2個月發芽. 待發芽後取出單獨小苗種植. 盆保濕,置於半日照/散光處要通風良好.

4.本葉4-6葉時可開始施薄肥.改全日照.

5.植株肥份夠的話夏天會開第一朵花.