Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) 茶樹

Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) 茶樹

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Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) seedling. 茶樹的小實生苗.

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Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) seeds. 茶樹的種子.

Evergreen flowering tree with its leaves for tea.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Fragrant white flowers in late fall to winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:8-11. Mature size: 6′-8′(H) X 3′-6′(W). Propagate by seeds or cuttings. Medicinal.

常綠開花樹主用以葉片做茶為主.   植株容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  植株於秋末到冬季開白色單瓣香花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.   喜溫暖不甚耐寒.  成熟株高15-20呎,寬幅6-10呎.  繁殖可以種子,枝條扦插的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_sinensis                                    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/茶树                                                         https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57841/

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) 美國香槐

Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) 美國香槐

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) tree has yellow fall color. 美國香槐有著金燦燦的秋色.

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) seedpods ripe in late summer to fall. 美國香槐種莢於夏末到秋季時成熟.

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) seedpods ripe in late summer to fall. 美國香槐種莢於夏末到秋季時成熟. A seed and seed pods. 一枚種子與種莢.

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) seeds. 美國香槐的種子.

Cold hardy medium sized flowering tree.  Deciduous. Native in US but not common. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Fragrant white or pink flowers in clusters dangling down in late spring.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:30′-50′(H) X 40′-50′(W).  Leaves from green turn yellow in fall. Propagate by seeds.  Yellowwood has yellow wood and sap, sap can be used as yellow dye.

耐寒強健的中型開花樹.  落葉喬木.  原生於美國,但不常見.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  春末開微香懸垂白色花串.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒不甚耐熱. 成熟株高30-50呎高,寬幅40-50呎.  葉色於秋冷時由綠轉為金黃.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  美國香槐的木材為黃色,汁液亦黃,黃色汁液可用作黃色染料.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cladrastis_kentukea                             https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1588/                               http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/clke.html                                        http://canadiantreetours.org/species-pages/Kentucky_yellow-wood.html#flowers_details

 

Cosmos ‘Lemonade’檸檬黃大波斯菊

Cosmos ‘Lemonade’檸檬黃大波斯菊

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Cosmos ‘Lemonade’檸檬黃大波斯菊

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Cosmos ‘Lemonade’檸檬黃大波斯菊

Annual.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Lemon yellow flowers from late spring to frost.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Good for cut flower.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds.   Self seed easily.

Reference links:

https://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/cosmos-bipinnatus-lemonade             https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/cosmos-bipinnatus-lemonadetrade-garden-ready/t72175TM

Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’

Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’

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Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’ Plant tag image.花牌上的照片.

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Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’ Back of the tag. 花牌背後的資訊.

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Bastard Balm (Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’) plant. 異香草 ‘天鵝絨’的植株.

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Late spring to early summer with small white and red bicolored fragrant flowers.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.  Foliage have the scent of honey.  USDA Zones:5-9. Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 16″(W).  This genus can be propagated by seeds or division.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤.  春末夏初開白色帶酒紅色的小花,花朵有香味.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  葉片有蜂蜜的香味.  耐寒也頗耐熱.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅16吋.  繁殖這類植物以種子或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網路連結

http://www.perennials.com/plants/melittis-melissophyllum-royal-velvet-distinction.html           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/164748/#b

Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

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Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

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Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

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Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

Cold hardy perennial.  Evergreen with dark wine-red winter foliage.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade or light shade location in slightly drier soil.  Small pale pink double flowers in big number in spring.  Good for cut flower.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 9″-1′(W).   Propagate by cuttings or division.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  常綠植物其葉片於秋冬寒冷時轉為深酒紅色.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照或散光處,土壤需排水良好可以偏乾.  春開小小淡粉紅花,花重瓣,以量取勝.  適合切花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜冷還算耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖已扦插或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 網路資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/217122/#b           http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=359097&isprofile=0&=              http://www.terranovanurseries.com/product/bergenia-dragonfly-angel-kiss/

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) 肉桂羅勒

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) 肉桂羅勒

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) is flowering. 肉桂羅勒開花中.

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) is forming seeds. 肉桂羅勒的種子形成中.

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) has purple red/dark red flower buds. 肉桂羅勒的花苞為紫紅/暗紅色.

Never plant this before because never tried this in any food.  Recently tried Vietnamese pho and really please with the combination with this with lime juice in beef soup!  What a genus way to combine these 3 things together!   Annual herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Purple flowers in summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Whole plant is fragrant with basil with cinnamon scent.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

以前不曾種過這種也不曾用過.  最近試過越南菜,相當喜歡它和青檸在牛肉湯裡的味道!  這三種味道都是濃郁的沒有想到融合之後是如此不違和和相得益彰! 原產於墨西哥,其老莖與花萼呈紫紅色,花為紫色.  它是一年生的香草植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  紫萼紫花於夏天開到秋天.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株帶有肉桂香的羅勒香氣.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/920/                              http://blog.igarden.com.tw/2001/05/5M10515.html