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Beautiful Fall in Toronto!多倫多秋之美!

Beautiful Fall in Toronto!多倫多秋之美!

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2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

Enjoy the seasonal show! 🙂  慢慢品味如詩如畫的秋色!  🙂

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色 Tulip tree. 馬褂木.

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色 Burning Bush. 火燄衛矛.

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色 Virginia Creeper on TBG building.

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色 Red Oak. 紅橡.

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

2015 Fall Color in Toronto Ontario 2015 安大略省多倫多市秋色

How to grow Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds 四照花種子孵法

How to grow Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds 四照花種子孵法

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) red ripe fruit in late summer to early fall. 四照花夏末秋初的紅色成熟果實.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) red ripe fruit in late summer to early fall. 四照花夏末秋初的紅色成熟果實.

Fall colour of  the 3rd year seedling. 實生苗第3年的紫紅秋色.

Fall colour of the 3rd year seedling. 實生苗第3年的紫紅秋色.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds. 四照花種子.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds.
四照花種子.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds germination. 四照花種子孵出

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds germination from day 34. 四照花種子第34天開始孵出

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seedlings turning green. 四照花種子開始伸展及轉綠

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seedlings turning green. 四照花種子開始伸展及轉綠

2015-01-23Flowering dogwood (Medium)

First set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第一對本葉長出.

Second set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第2對本葉長出.

Second set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第2對本葉長出.

This beautiful small flowering tree or large shrub is very beautiful and easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  Late spring pink flowered varieties usually bloom first then white flowered varieties. The four large “petals" are not really flower petals, they are actually bracts.  The pom-pom like center are many tiny flowers.

這種美麗開花的小型樹或大型灌木很容易栽種在全日照或半日照處.  春末夏初才開白花,白色的花瓣其實不是花瓣,是萼片,中間那撮小小的團狀看似花心的才是真正的花. 不過也因此有更長的賞花期.

I like the white varieties just because the most of spring flowering trees and shrubs bloom in mid to late spring, when white flowered varieties flowers to summer, I feel I have spring extended! 😉

我喜歡白色的這種,因為它晚開,當春花都開盡了它才登場,感覺就是春天因此而延續了! 1.Its fruit ripe in mid-late fall so you have to collect the fruit, remove the fruit pulp and clean seeds.

Dry seeds, put the seeds in a re-sealable bag and then store in freezer for 1-1.5 months to simulate winter.

1.這白花的成熟的果實是紅色形如小荔枝的果實,內有數個種子.  要去掉皮與果肉渣後取出種子,洗淨乾燥後放在小夾鍊袋於冰箱冷凍庫來保存"過冬"如此種子可以保存數年,要種時才取出.

2.Wake up the seeds by bath seeds in warm water for 2 days. You can use thermal bottle to do this if you have large quantities of seeds to grow.    Seeds have quite thick hard shell so it is OK.

2.將種子由冰箱取出後泡溫水2天可叫醒種子. 若孵的種子數量多可以用小保溫壺. 種殼很厚,稍熱的溫水都沒關係.

3.Scoop the seeds and plant in a pot or container.  Use moist potting soil or well drained growing medium.  I covered the container to keep seeds moist and place in warm place.

3.撈出種子後種在溼苗盆或容器上放在溫暖處,用蓋住保溼保溫方式悶到發芽破殼.

4.Check seeds once every 2 or 3 days.  Seeds usually germinate around 30-45 days according to the temperature.

4.每兩到三天檢查種子並打開透氣.  依氣溫不同通常30-45天發芽.

5.Pick up the germinated seed and plant in the individual small pot.  Place them in warm, partial shade location.   Keep moist.

5.揀出剛發芽破殼的種子個別種在小盆中,置放在半日照溫暖處生長.  注意保溼.

6.Transplant the seedlings to bigger pots or in the ground when they have 8 leaves.  Move them to full sun location and apply light fertilizer. From seed to flower is about 4-6 years according to the soil and light exposure.  It is very nice gift tree to grow for any garden! 🙂

6.小苗本葉約8片時可以移到較大盆或是地植. 改成全日照可以開始施用肥料.   根據土壤肥沃及日照程度不同,種子種到開花約4-6年.   它是很適合當禮物的庭園小型開花樹種.

Language of flower – Am I Indifferent to You?

四照花的花語:我與你不同嗎?

This is how to grow Yucca filamentosa from seeds. 絲蘭種子孵法

This is how to grow Yucca filamentosa from seeds. 絲蘭種子孵法

Yucca flowering.絲蘭開花.

Yucca filamentosa is flowering in summer.絲蘭夏天開花.

Yucca filamentosa seedpods 絲蘭種莢.

Yucca filamentosa seedpods 絲蘭種莢.

Variegated Yucca.  斑葉品種絲蘭.

Variegated Yucca, before flowering. 斑葉品種絲蘭未開花前的樣子.

Yucca seeds 絲蘭種子.

Yucca filamentosa seeds 絲蘭種子.

Yucca filamentosa seeds sprouting start at 8th days. 絲蘭種子種下後第8天開始陸續出芽.

Yucca filamentosa seeds sprouting start at 8th days. 絲蘭種子種下後第8天開始陸續出芽.

Day 18, the first leave of seedlings are growing!第18天進度,早發芽的開始長出第一片葉片!

Day 18, the first leave of seedlings are growing!第18天進度,早發芽的開始長出第一片葉片!

The first leave of seedlings are growing strong! 小苗們的第一片葉片伸展出來了!

The first leave of seedlings are growing strong! 小苗們的第一片葉片伸展出來了!

The 2nd leaf of Yucca seedlings are growing strong! 絲蘭小苗的第二片葉片伸展出來.

The 2nd leaf of Yucca seedlings are growing strong! 絲蘭小苗的第二片葉片伸展出來.

Yucca filamentosa seedling has 5 leaves now. 絲蘭種苗,長出第5葉.

Yucca filamentosa seedling has 5 leaves now. 絲蘭種苗,長出第5葉.

Best time to grow them is fall to winter.  Direct sow in late fall.

最佳孵絲蘭的時間為秋到冬季.  室內盆植或直播於秋末戶外全日照處.

1. Soak fresh seeds for 2 days.

1.取新鮮種子,種子要泡水2天.

2.Use potting soil in a container with lid, moist the soil and lay down the seeds.  Keep the lid on.   Place the container in warm and sunny location.  The key is humid + warm environment.

2.苗盆使用吊盆用土,土壤濕潤後放上種子. 不覆土.   蓋上蓋子悶.  苗盆放在全日照溫暖處.  孵這種子的重點是濕+熱.

3.Check twice a week to let the fresh air in, if mold occurs open the lid under direct sunlight for 2 hours to kill mold.

3.每星期開蓋檢查兩次以透氣. 若有黴菌生長,只要開蓋在直射的陽光下曬2小時就能殺菌了.

4.The seeds should germinate from 8 days to 2 weeks.

4.種子應該在8天到2週左右出芽.

5.When seeds start to spout, either move the seeds to individual small pot or wait for seedlings grow 6-8 leaves than move to ground or to individual pots.   Full sun but keep seedlings moist not dry out.

5.種子發芽時可揀出分開用小盆種植或等小苗較大約6-8片葉片時稍強壯時分開種,地植或用盆植分盆種,要注意小苗期的保濕.

Oak trees and acorns (Quercus) 橡樹與橡實

Oak trees and acorns (Quercus) 橡樹與橡實

Beautiful oak is changing colour! 橡樹轉秋色.

Beautiful oak is changing colour! 橡樹轉秋色.

 

Beautiful oak is changing colour! 橡樹轉秋色.

Beautiful oak is changing colour! 橡樹轉秋色.

Beautiful oak is changing colour! 橡樹轉秋色.

Beautiful oak is changing colour! 橡樹轉秋色.

Oaks and acorns -- how many kind of oak species you can tell from these acorns?  (Quercus) 橡樹與橡實--你能從這些橡實分辨出幾種橡樹呢?

Oaks and acorns — how many kind of oak species you can tell from these acorns? (Quercus) 橡樹與橡實–你能從這些橡實分辨出幾種橡樹呢?

It is easy to grow an oak tree from an acorn. 很容易栽種橡實成橡樹.

It is easy to grow an oak tree from an acorn. 很容易栽種橡實成橡樹.

I must said these acorns are so cute!   And they are future mighty oaks!  🙂

Oak trees are slow growing  large trees and have very useful hard wood for furniture, hard wood floor and so on; the seeds, acorns come with different appearances and sizes according to oak species.

Acorns can be food source for human and wild animals.  There are many recipes on line you can search if you are curious, such as acorn jelly/tofu.   You can easily grow an oak from an acorn in 10-30 days in moist but not saggy soil!   Acorns  are fabulous material for crafts!

I appreciate oak leaves turning beautiful colour in fall, red, orange, yellow or brown.  So beautiful! 🙂

What is your favorite oak?

橡實好可愛喔!  它們可是未來的大樹呢!  🙂

橡樹生長緩慢但是它可是能生長成硬度極高的木材可用來做傢俱和橡木硬木地板.

橡實除了可以栽種外還可以是人及野生動物的食物,如果你有興趣的話網上可以查詢到許多如何料理橡實的食譜,如:橡子豆腐.  你可以很容易從橡實栽種出橡樹,在濕潤不積水的土壤或介質中大約需10-30天會發芽!    橡實也是做手工藝品的極佳材料!

我欣賞橡樹的秋色,紅,橙,黃或黃褐色.  好美!  🙂

你最喜歡那種橡樹呢?

 

Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花

Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花

Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花

Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花


Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花

Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花


Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花

Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花


A very hardy evergreen ground cover with long blooming time. Easy to grow and propagate! Now you can find periwinkle with double blue and double white flowers!

容易栽種加上花期很長. 常綠的開花地被植物,對光線不太夠又沒有大地方可以地植的人來說可以盆植或做成吊盆. 近年有重瓣品種藍花和重瓣白色花品種.

Spring walk in a park by Lake Ontario安大略湖畔公園

Spring walk in a park by Lake Ontario安大略湖畔公園

Male Wood Duck林鴛鴦(美國木鴨)公鴨

Male Wood Duck林鴛鴦(美國木鴨)公鴨

Wood Duck pair 配對的林鴛鴦(美國木鴨)

Wood Duck pair 配對的林鴛鴦(美國木鴨)

Mute Swan 疣鼻天鵝

Mute Swan 疣鼻天鵝

Mute swan pair 配對的疣鼻天鵝(啞音天鵝)

Mute swan pair 配對的疣鼻天鵝(啞音天鵝)

Mallard-male 綠頭野鴨-公鴨

Mallard-male 綠頭野鴨-公鴨

Mallard pair 配對的綠頭野鴨

Mallard pair 配對的綠頭野鴨

Sea Gull on the ice 冰上的海鷗

Sea Gull on the ice 冰上的海鷗

Sunset 日落

Sunset 日落

Dogwood 山茱萸

Dogwood 山茱萸

Dogwood 山茱萸

Dogwood 山茱萸

Koreanspice viburnum 雪球莢迷

Koreanspice viburnum
雪球莢迷

Japanese Lilac seed pods all wide open 日本紫丁香種莢全開

Japanese Lilac seed pods all wide open 日本紫丁香種莢全開

The 4/5 of pond in a park was still frozen but wild mute swans, mandarin ducks, mallard, sea gulls and robin were paired for spring breeding season. Trees and shrubs are also getting ready for weather to warm up.