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Here is how to grow blanket flower (Gaillardia) from seed 天人菊種子孵法

Here is how to grow blanket flower ( Gaillardia) from seed 天人菊種子孵法

Blanket flowers and English Lavender. 天人菊與英國薰衣草.

Blanket flowers and English Lavender. 天人菊與英國薰衣草.

 

Here is how to grow blanket flower from seed 天人菊種子孵法 The 4th day of germitnation. 孵種的第4天.

Here is how to grow blanket flower from seed 天人菊種子孵法
The 4th day of germitnation. 孵種的第4天.

Blanket flower seedlings progress.天人菊種苗第6天進度.

Blanket flower seedlings progress.天人菊種苗第6天進度.

1.Use container with lid, fill the potting soil or well drained medium, moist the soil but not saggy.

1.用有蓋的苗盆裝土壤使用吊盆用盆土或排水佳介質,澆溼但不要積水.

2.Space the seeds evenly on the surface of soil, do not cover.  Put the lid on and place the container in partial shade warm environment.

2.種子孵時一一攤開間隔出來,種子放在表面即可,不覆土.   置於半日照溫暖處.

3.Keep warm and moist is the key.  That is why keep the lid on.   From 4th day to in a week seeds will germinate.

3.保濕是關鍵. 所以要悶它們. 約4天到1週內小苗們就會一一慢慢冒出…

4.Remove the lid when the most of seedlings are germinated.   Keep the container in partial shade and moist the soil if needed.    Separate the seedlings when the root system is healthy and with more leaves and plant individually in pot or in the ground, full sun.   Do not make the seedlings dry out.

4.大部份的種子發芽後就去掉蓋子.  仍置於半日照並保溼.  待小苗的本葉多些根系強壯後轉全日照並一一分盆種或地植.

It is better to grow seeds in late fall or early spring.  I prefer in fall because by the time seedlings are ready to be planted in the ground they might soon can flower.  I like blanket flower because they have such long blooming time.   Able to with stand wind and drought tolerant once established.  Many varieties are available in the garden center.   Also different colour!  Dwarf varieties are also available, they are great for garden bed edging!   Their flowers attract bees and butterflies.  🙂

播種以秋播為主,春播也可以.  我喜歡它的花期長又成株耐旱抗風. 現今品種花色繁多有高性也有矮性品種.  花為吸引蜂蝶的蜜源. 🙂

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis)鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis)鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis)鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis)鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis) on natural vertical stone wall 在天然直立石牆上垂吊的鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis) on natural vertical stone wall 在天然直立石牆上垂吊的鐃鈸花

Very hardy perennial with ivy kind of tiny foliage. Very dense low mound ground cover with yellow centered tiny snapdragon shape lavender flowers for months from summer to fall. Excellent for rock garden or roof garden. Very easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location or in pots. Easy to propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or dividing the plants in early spring or fall. Evergreen and tolerants light foot traffic. USDA Zones:6-9. Mature size:5-7cm(H) x 30-45cm(W).

非常強健的多年生草花有著類似常春藤般的迷你葉形. 密度高,匍匐型的低矮地被,花形類似金魚草,花心有黃色點,花為淡紫色.花小而多,花期很長從夏天到秋天. 適宜種在全日照到半日照處,岩砌花園,盆植或做為吊盆亦佳. 容易以種子,扦插,壓條或分株來繁殖. 常綠. 不是太耐踩. 成熟株高5-7公分,寬幅30-45公分.

Dwarf Catmint(Nepeta × faassenii ‘Junior Walker’)紫花貓薄荷

Dwarf Catmint(Nepeta × faassenii ‘Junior Walker’)紫花貓薄荷

Dwarf Catmint(Nepeta × faassenii ‘Junior Walker’)紫花貓薄荷

Dwarf Catmint(Nepeta × faassenii ‘Junior Walker’)紫花貓薄荷

Very hardy perennial. Very easy to grow. Best in full sun to partial shade location. Long blooming time from summer to frost. Strong fragrance. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Fairly drought tolerant. USDA Zones:5-9. Often self-seeds. Mature plant size:1′-1.5′(H) and (W).

非常強健的多年生草花. 非常容易栽種在全日照到半日照的環境. 開藍紫色小花,花期很長,夏季開到霜降. 全株有濃烈強香. 花頗吸引蜂蝶和蜂鳥. 蠻耐旱的. 常自行落籽繁殖. 成熟株高及寬幅為1-1.5呎.

Swamp Vervain (Verbena hastata)藍花馬鞭草

Swamp Vervain (Verbena hastata)藍花馬鞭草

Swamp Vervain (Verbena hastata)藍花馬鞭草

Swamp Vervain (Verbena hastata)藍花馬鞭草

Swamp Vervain (Verbena hastata)藍花馬鞭草

Swamp Vervain (Verbena hastata)藍花馬鞭草

Beautiful, hardy, native wildflower. Very easy to grow. It is a short lived perennial. Best in full sun location in moist soil. Blue/purple flowers bloom in summer and fall. Good for cut flower. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:4′-6′(H) x 2′(W). Self seeds easily.

非常強健好種的野花. 藍紫色花型及花色很美,花期很長,從夏天開到秋天,花頗吸引蜂蝶. 雖為多年生但壽命不長. 全日照為佳,喜稍偏酸性的濕潤土壤. 可切花. 耐寒性佳. 成熟株高為4-6呎高,寬2呎左右. 自行落籽繁殖.

Annabelle Hydrangea(Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’)雪白繡球花

Annabelle Hydrangea(Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’)雪白繡球花

Annabelle Hydrangea(Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle')雪白繡球花

Annabelle Hydrangea(Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’)雪白繡球花


Annabelle Hydrangea(Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle')雪白繡球花

Annabelle Hydrangea(Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’)雪白繡球花


This hardy, shade tolerant flowering shrub is very popular for its free flowering in whole summer to fall! Only need pruning in late fall, unlike other kinds of hydrangea which needs watering from time to time, this one is rather drought tolerant because its strong, deep root system. Great for shade garden to bright the area and provide excellent large flower heads for cut flower. You can grow this in full sun to full shade. As a hedge or corner. It is very easy to propagate it by dividing plant in late fall or early spring, layering or stem cuttings. USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size is: 4′-6′(H) x 4′-6′(W).

非常強健,耐蔭,很受歡迎的開花性灌木,夏秋開花不斷,白色的大花球是很好的切花花材. 根系強健且較一般繡球花根系深所以也較為耐旱. 適合陰暗處或角落的位置,大白花球可以使暗處明亮,並且平衡暗處的水氣. 容易用分株,壓條或扦插來繁殖. 很耐寒,成熟植株大小為:4-6呎高X4-6呎寬.

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer')繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花


Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer')繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花


Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer')繡球花

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’)繡球花


Gorgeous small flowering shrub which bloom in old and new shoots! It makes shrub bloom early and last long for whole summer. Best grow it in full sun location in average to moist soil. This genus whole plant is toxic, just you know. Flowers is excellent for cut flower! Since its flower colour is rather sensitive to soil pH. — in acidic soil shows blue tone, in base soil shows pink or purple tone, close to neutral soil shows nearly white. You can make flower colour changes according to what you like them to by using acidic or base fertilizer.

Very hardy and very easy to grow. USDA Zones: 4-9. In fall I suggest gardener burlap the plant for earlier blooming purpose. Easy to propagate by stem cuttings or layering. Mature plant is about 3′ x 3′.

虎耳草科繡球屬的繡球花是漂亮開花性佳的小型灌木. 花色會依土壤的pH酸鹼性而改變.–酸性土壤會使花色變成藍色系的,鹼性則變成粉紅色/紫紅系的. 中性時會偏向白色. 可以使用酸性或鹼性的肥料來改變或保持你要的顏色. 我建議如果你住在冬天氣候非常冷的地區的話,最好在秋末時保護灌木以使它們在春末很快就能開花. 容易用新枝或壓條來繁殖. 成熟植株高約3呎x寬幅3呎.

Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)海石竹

Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)海石竹

Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)海石竹

Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)海石竹

Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)海石竹

Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)海石竹

It is evergreen groundcover perennial. It has really long blooming time from mid/late spring to frost! This do not take foot traffic.

多年生常綠地被植物, 花期很長, 不開花時葉片像小草, 容易栽培, 小花聚集頂生有粉紅和白色. 全日照或半日照. 不能踩踐所以不能代替草皮..

醉魚草Butterfly Bush(Buddleia davidii)

The flowers have strong honey like fragrance which attract lots of bees and butterflies. Good for cut flower. It prefers growing in full sun location.
有著像蜂蜜的濃郁花香,醉魚草算是蝴蝶和蜂類的最愛,夏季開花,花期很長可做切花. 必須種在全日照處.2013-08-29 011 (Medium)2013-08-25 025 (Medium)

矮性大葉醉魚草Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii ‘Nanho Blue’)

矮性大葉醉魚草Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii ‘Nanho Blue’)

小型灌木,花序長且大,小花眾多,有蜂蜜香氣,可作切花.  花期很長.  是蜜蜂和蝴蝶的蜜源植物之一.花色一般有:深紫,淡紫,藍,粉紅,白色…等.

此品種耐寒.  又因是改良的矮性種,很適合小庭園種植.  非常容易栽種,需要全日照,土壤不拘.  可用扦插或高壓,或種子來繁殖.  成熟植株高度約3-4呎高.

矮性大葉醉魚草Butterfly Bush-1

矮性大葉醉魚草Butterfly Bush-2

矮性大葉醉魚草Butterfly Bush-2