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White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

2018-01-02 White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草 (1) - Copy

White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草種子包的種子.

2018-01-02 White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草 (3) - Copy

White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草的種子.

2018-01-15 White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草 (1)

White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 白鼠尾草的種子約2週發芽.

Tropical perennial herb mainly growing for its leaves which are used for ritual smoking.  Aromatic. Evergreen.   Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location.   Small white flowers in mid spring to mid fall.   Long blooming time.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.   Large silvery grey foliage is attractive.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.   Drought tolerant once the plant is established.  Medicinal.

白鼠尾草(Salvia apiana)為熱帶多年生香草,西方主要用乾燥的莖葉薰香驅邪用.  芳香.  常綠.  容易栽種.   最好栽種在全日照處.   仲春到中秋開小白花.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  銀灰色的大葉片頗為顯眼好看.  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.   植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_apiana           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/882/                 http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-white-sage-tea-5023.html

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus) 菖蒲

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus) 菖蒲

2017-04-30 Sweetflag (Acorus calamus) 菖蒲 (1) - Copy

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus) 菖蒲

2017-04-30 Sweetflag (Acorus calamus) 菖蒲 (2) - Copy

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus) flower heads are seeding. 菖蒲的花序結種子中.

Aromatic aquatic perennial.  This herb/grass is very common seen in many parts of the world in wild.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to full shade location in moist soil.  USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:3′-6′(H) X 2′-3′(W).   Propagate by seeds, rhizome/bulb/roots, offsets, division. Medicinal.

芳香的水生植物多年生草本. 這香草/禾草是廣泛可見的植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照出的濕潤土壤. 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高3-6呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子,地下根莖/球根/側芽,分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorus_calamus                                                https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%8F%96%E8%92%B2                              http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/78454/#b

Mongolian Yarrow (Achillea asiatica) 亞洲蓍

Mongolian Yarrow (Achillea asiatica) 亞洲蓍

2017-04-29 Mongolian Yarrow (Achillea asiatica) 亞洲蓍 (3) - Copy

Mongolian Yarrow (Achillea asiatica) has pretty foliage. 亞洲蓍的葉片蠻美的.

Cold hardy perennial. Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink fade to white flowers are very showy in late spring to fall. Long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Good for cut flower.  USDA Zones:2-10.  Mature size:6″-2′(H) X 1′-2′(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.

耐寒的多年生草花. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末到秋天開粉紅色轉白色的花朵. 花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  適合切花.  喜寒也耐熱.  成熟株高6吋到2呎,寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X7003&show=all&prodclass=&cart_id=6587295.13039                        https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e4%ba%9a%e6%b4%b2%e8%93%8d                       http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200023007          https://hardyherbs.com/category/yarrow/

Sand Leek or Wild Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum) 野韭菜

Sand Leek or Wild Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum) 野韭菜

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Sand Leek or Wild Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum) 野韭菜

Hardy bulbous perennial/vegetable.  The spring first harvest is the best in term of flavour and the aroma!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Prefer to grow in patch or group together rather than spacing out.  Propagate by seeds, bulbs or division.

強健耐寒的多年生球根蔬菜.  春天採收的韭菜是最香最好吃的了!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 喜成群落生長,個別單獨長時反而長得較不好. 繁殖以種子,球根或分株的方式來進行. 這個跟一般農作的韭菜味道不太一樣,球比較明顯,香味比較濃,但不是太嗆辣.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

http://www.brc.ac.uk/plantatlas/plant/allium-scorodoprasum                         https://kotobank.jp/word/%E3%83%8E%E3%83%93%E3%83%AB-770630                  http://japanese.reader.bz/nobiru                                                 http://www.theeast.org/discover-korean-food-146-dr-sook-ja-yoons-dalrae-doen-jang-jji-gae/

Seremban or Chinese wormwood (Crossostephium chinense)芙蓉菊

Seremban or Chinese wormwood (Crossostephium chinense)芙蓉菊


Seremban or Chinese wormwood (Crossostephium chinense) seeds. 芙蓉菊的種子.


Seremban or Chinese wormwood (Crossostephium chinense) seeds germination fast. 芙蓉菊的種子很快就孵出.


Seremban or Chinese wormwood (Crossostephium chinense) seeds germination fast. 芙蓉菊的種子很快就孵出,長出子葉.

Small tropical perennial sub shrub/medicinal herb.  Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small yellow flowers in summer.   USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Aromatic.  Medicinal.

熱帶多年生/亞灌木/藥用草藥.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 夏開黃色小花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插方式來進行.  全株有濃厚的藥草香.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossostephium                              https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%8A%99%E8%93%89%E8%8F%8A          http://www.stuartxchange.org/Anjenjo.html                                  http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=100&taxon_id=200023808

Rice Paddy Herb (Limnophila aromatica) 越南毛翁

Rice Paddy Herb (Limnophila aromatica) 越南毛翁

Rice Paddy Herb (Limnophila aromatica) 越南毛翁

Also called Ngo om in Vietnamese. Tropical perennial herb/vegetable. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  It can be aquatic planted in shallow water side.  Late summer to early fall with pretty pale blue flowers.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  It’s tender parts of shoots are used in Asian and Vietnamese cooking. The plant has a strong aroma.  It has the taste of citrusy cumin flavour.   Plants are often used fresh in soups, curries and also as a garnish.  USDA Zones:10+.  Mature size:6″(H) X 6″-1′(W).  Propagate by cuttings or division.  Suitable for containers indoors.
越南香菜之一.  熱帶多年生香草/蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤中. 也能種在淺水處的水邊. 夏末秋初開粉色偏藍色的小花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶. 他的嫩芽枝葉多用於亞洲菜色及越南菜料理.  植株香味濃. 嚐起來有著類似檸檬與孜然的味道. 常用於湯類,咖哩類及擺盤裝飾用.  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高6吋,寬幅6吋到1呎.  繁殖方式以扦插和分株方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.
Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香

Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香
Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香 - Copy

Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香 It is easy to root curry tree from fresh cuttings. 鮮剪的可因氏月橘枝條容易扦插發根.



Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) can be purchased from Asian supermarket. 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香亞洲超市有賣.


Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) trimming the twigs for propagation. 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香整理出有用的枝條可以扦插用.



Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) cutting can be growing easily in potting soil in full sun to partial shade location. 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香容易在全日照到半日照處盆植扦插成功.

Tropical evergreen tree, mainly for culinery use. Aromatic but really too strong to me.  😦  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil. White flowers in late spring to early summer.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:15′-20′(H/W). Propagate by seeds, cutting or suckers.

熱帶常綠喬木,主要用於料理用.  全株有"香味"但這味道對我而言不是算好聞的.  😦  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤中.  春末到夏初開白色花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅為15-20呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或地下增生根來繁殖.
Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens)山香/山粉圓

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens)山香/山粉圓

2015-12-16 008 (Medium)

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens) seeds. 山香/山粉圓的種子.

Flowers see link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyptis_suaveolens#/media/File:Hyptis_suaveolens_(Vilayti_Tulsi)_in_Hyderabad,_AP_W_IMG_0117.jpg

2015-12-16 009 (Medium)

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens) seeds absorb water quickly and then chilled after adding flavor and sweetener, it became a refreshing drink/dessert! 山香/山粉圓的種子遇水吸收後外皮脹大變白,加入甜味及香味冰鎮即成清涼飲品/甜點.

2016-04-11山粉圓 (1) (Medium)

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens) seed germination. 山香/山粉圓種子孵出.

Aromatic annual herb/pseudocereals with seeds that are often collected and soaked into water/drinks and refrigerated to make refreshing beverage or dessert.  Tropical.  Very easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Small purple/deep pink flowers bloom from spring to summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Mature size:3′-5′(H) X 4′-6′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Self seeds easily.   Plant has mint like aroma and whole plant is medicinal.

一年生香草/類穀物,其種子常被用來加水/飲料後冰涼後作為清涼飲品或甜點,含有很高的膳食纖維.  喜熱. 非常容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  小小唇狀紫花於春夏開放.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  成熟株高3-5呎,寬幅4-6呎.  以種子來繁殖.  容易自行落籽繁殖.  全株有類似薄荷的香氣.  全株可入藥.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyptis_suaveolens                                https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e5%b1%b1%e9%a6%99           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31784/                               http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1517-83822010000100006         http://blog.igarden.com.tw/2008/06/5M80604.html

Korean Perilla/Shiso (Perilla frutescens ‘Crispa’) 韓國大葉紫蘇

Korean Perilla/Shiso (Perilla frutescens ‘Crispa’) 韓國大葉紫蘇

Foliage image see link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perilla#/media/File:Korean_perilla_leaves.jpg

Korean Perilla (Perilla frutescens 'Crispa') seeds.韓國大葉紫蘇種子.

Korean Perilla (Perilla frutescens ‘Crispa’) seeds.韓國大葉紫蘇種子.

Easy to grow self seeded annual for food!  Often use leaves and seeds.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Mature size:1′-3′(H) X 1′-2′(W).  Whole plant is very aromatic but lest sharp than red Perilla.  Small white flowers in summer and self seed easily.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Propagate by seeds.   It is so yummy that Korean BBQ wrap with this Perilla leaf!  So well balanced! 🙂  Medicinal.

容易栽種的一年生草本,韓國大葉紫蘇(綠葉,韓國稱芝麻葉用來包烤肉吃的). 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  成熟株高1-3呎高,寬幅1-2呎.  全株有香氣但沒有紅紫蘇來的嗆. 夏開小白花後容易自行落籽繁殖. 花吸引蜂蝶.   以種子繁殖.  以此紫蘇葉包烤肉吃真的很對味很好吃!  很好的中和!


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Spiral Ginger (Costus vargasii ‘Raspberry Yogurt’ ) 螺旋薑

Spiral Ginger (Costus vargasii ‘Raspberry Yogurt’) 螺旋薑

Plant and flower images see link:  http://www.gingersrus.com/cart/index.php?productID=335

2016-04-23 007 (Medium)

Spiral Ginger (Costus vargasii ‘Raspberry Yogurt’) start to grow spiral upward. 螺旋薑開始呈螺旋式向上生長了.

Purple or Blue Ginger

Spiral Ginger (Costus vargasii ‘Raspberry Yogurt’) bulb. 螺旋薑薑塊.

Not edible ginger, this type of tropical ginger stems grow spiral up, aromatic green foliage with purple under side.  Pink flower stems with bamboo/sugar can like obvious knuckle liked joints.  Bright yellow flowers bloom from bright red flower head in mid summer.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained soil.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:4′-6′(H)/(W).  Propagate by seeds/cuttings/bulbs/division.  Thanks for gardener’s sharing!
薑科閉鞘薑屬的熱帶多年生草本植物而非吃的薑. Costus vargasii ‘Raspberry Yogurt’ 有罕見的莖呈螺旋形向上盤旋生長,葉面綠葉背紫有香味,花莖有粉紅色節點有點像是竹/蔗的莖,花鞘鮮紅,花為亮黃色於仲夏時開花. 蠻奇特的! 喜全日照到半日照用排水良好的溼潤土壤種植,   喜熱怕冷. 容易栽種及繁殖. 成熟株高及寬幅:4-6呎. 感謝花友的分享交換.

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