Beautiful Fall in Toronto!多倫多秋之美!
Beautiful Fall in Toronto!多倫多秋之美!
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! 🙂
How to grow Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds 四照花種子孵法
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.
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.
4.Check seeds once every 2 or 3 days. Seeds usually germinate around 30-45 days according to the temperature.
5.Pick up the germinated seed and plant in the individual small pot. Place them in warm, partial shade location. Keep moist.
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?
This is how to grow Yucca filamentosa from seeds. 絲蘭種子孵法
Best time to grow them is fall to winter. Direct sow in late fall.
1. Soak fresh seeds for 2 days.
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.
4.The seeds should germinate from 8 days to 2 weeks.
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.
Oak trees and acorns (Quercus) 橡樹與橡實
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! 🙂
Periwinkle (Vinca major)蔓長春花
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
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.