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Catmint (Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze )魚針草/客家抹草/防風草

Catmint (Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze )魚針草/客家抹草/防風草

Catmint (Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze ) seeds. 魚針草/客家抹草/防風草種子.

Catmint (Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze ) seeds. 魚針草/客家抹草/防風草種子.

Flower image see link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anisomeles_indica
Annual or biennial herb. Native in eastern Asia.  Best growing in full sun location. Small pink and white flowers in summer to fall.  Easy to grow from seeds.  Mature size:3′-6′(H) X 2′-4′(W). square stems.  Propagate mainly by seeds.  Medicinal.

一年生或二年生草花. 原生東亞的藥草.  最好栽種在全日照處.  夏秋開小小的粉白唇狀花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  容易由種子繁殖.  成熟株高3-6呎,2-4呎寬.  全草有清熱解毒及消炎鎮痛的作用.  莖方形. 主要以種子來繁殖.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://kmweb.coa.gov.tw/subject/ct.asp?xItem=1029903&ctNode=9020&mp=1&kpi=0&hashid=
http://www.everydayhealth.com.tw/article/5354

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) 艾草

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) 艾草

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers close up image. 艾草花的近距照.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers close up image. 艾草花的近距照.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers.艾草的花.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) flowers.艾草的花.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) is flowering in fall. 艾草秋天開花.

Asiatic Wormwood/Mugwort (Artemisia argyi) is flowering in fall. 艾草秋天開花. Back side of foliage is white, whole plant is very aromatic. 艾草葉背白色,整株有香氣.

This hardy perennial mainly are grown for food (tender shoots and leaves as leafy vegetable or dried crushed powder mix with sticky rice flower to make dessert) and medicinal uses (to steep and use the solution for external use wash or ground leaves roll into a stick to use smoke and heat above the pressure point).  Easy to grow in any full sun location.  Drought tolerant once established.  USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W). Tiny yellowish green flowers in summer and fall.  Self seeds easily.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  The whole plant is aromatic.  This herb is very common in Asia.

艾草是蒿屬,強健的多年生草本,主要種來當食物(嫩葉如葉菜食用乾燥艾草粉拌糯米粉做成點心)及藥用(薰/洗). 容易栽種在全日照處.  根系穩定後相當耐旱.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  小小的黃色花於夏末秋初開花,   很容易自行結籽繁殖.   繁榮以種子,扦插或分株來進行.  全株有香氣.  它是亞洲常見常用的藥草.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.baike.com/wiki/%E8%89%BE%E8%8D%89

http://www.drugs.com/npp/chinese-mugwort.html

White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) 希臘薄荷

White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) 希臘薄荷

White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) seedlings. 希臘薄荷小苗.

White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) seedlings. 希臘薄荷小苗.

White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) seed germination. 希臘薄荷種子開始發芽.

White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) seed germination in 10 days. 希臘薄荷種子播種後約10天開始發芽.

White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) seeds. 希臘薄荷的種子.

White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) seeds. 希臘薄荷的種子.


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White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) flower buds appear! 希臘薄荷花苞形成了!


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White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) has small white flowers in summer. 希臘薄荷夏開小白花.


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White Zuta (Micromeria fruticosa) seedpod is quite tiny and each seedpod contain 1 to 3 very small seeds. 希臘薄荷的種莢真的很小,內含1到3枚細小的種子.

Micromeria fruticosa, the White Zuta. An endemic mint-flavored sub-shrub, which is used to brew the Best Mint Tea In the World, Micromeria fruticosa, commonly known as White micromeria or White-leaved Savory, is a dwarf evergreen shrub with white/grey foliage, endemic to Israel and the eastern Mediterranean. Best growing in full sun location in well drained soil.  Easy to grow from seeds or cuttings. Small pale pink to white flowers in summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Whole plant is fragrant.  USDA Zones:7-10.  Mature size:1.5`-2.5`(H)/(W).  Edible for cooking spice, berarage/herb tea or medicinal purpose.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

More info quote from: http://www.theandrewmeyer.com/?p=518

“White Zuta according to Lior is the best plant for cleaning the lungs.

“Used for millennia for fever, headache, insomnia, joint pain, cold, cough, congestion, sore throat, bronchitis, laryngitis, stomach ache, gas, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, motion sickness, and to suppress appetite.” – http://www.canaanimports.com/MaimoniTEAS-TM-Nana-White-Zuta-Herbal-Tea-18-tea-bags-NWZ-001.htm

“The tea is good for easing stomach pains and sore throats. And a warning: Its oil contains pulegone, which is considered dangerous for pregnant women.” –  http://food.lizsteinberg.com/2009/01/18/what-to-do-with-zuta-levana-aka-white-savory/#ixzz1oGq1RPIR

Zuta Levana (micromeria fruticosa) is also known as Tea Hysopp, White Leafed Savory, Tea zaatar and a few other names. Difficult to find in Australia Zuta Levana is widely grown in the Middle East where it is used for culinary and medicianal purposes. Consult your doctor before using this herb.” – http://www.nurseriesonline.com.au/HerbAndSpices/Zuta-Levana.html "

希臘薄荷又稱白葉風輪菜,它是生長於以色列及地中海區域東部有著灰白色葉片的矮性亞灌木.  它是世上最佳的薄荷茶材料.  種植以全日照處用排水佳的土壤為佳.  夏秋開淡粉到白色的小花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株芳香.  耐寒性尚可但耐熱性佳.  成熟株高1.5-2.5呎高及寬幅.  植株可當料理香草,清涼飲料/香草茶或藥用草藥.  以種子或扦插來繁殖.

Reference link: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micromeria_fruticosa
http://gimcw.org/plants/Micromeria.fruticosa.cfm
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/117385/#b

Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum) 美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹

Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum) 美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹

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Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum) 美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹

Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum) 美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹

Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum) 美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹

Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum) 美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹

Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum) 美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹

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Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum)flower is pretty, too! 美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹的花也美!

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Cobweb Hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum) flower is cute and pretty!美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹的花小巧美麗!

Cobweb Hen-and-chicks has unique look!  Evergreen.  I like the cobweb look.  It is rather hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  USDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).    Easy to propagate by division.

美莎卷絹/蜘蛛網卷絹這種常綠多肉小球長著獨特的"蜘蛛網", 依據溫度和日照會變色如花牌所示.  耐寒且耐熱性不錯又容易栽種.  成熟株高3-6吋,寬幅1-1.5呎(不過通常都先被分株了)  容易以分株來繁殖.

Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻

Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻

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Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) is flowering! 絲葉狸藻開花了!

Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻

Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻

Tiny traps of Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻小小捕蟲囊.

Tiny traps of Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻小小捕蟲囊.

Flower image see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utricularia_gibba#/media/File:Utricularia_gibba_flower_01.jpg

Bladderwort seeds and seed pods. (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻種莢與種子.

Bladderwort seeds and seed pods. (Utricularia gibba) 絲葉狸藻種莢與種子.

Hardy carnivorous and insectivorous plant for ponds or aquarium.  Perennial.  Easy to grow in full sun location in water.  Silky fine green foliage with tiny bladder like pouches for capture small preys.   Very interesting to watch!  Small yellow flowers in summer.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Since it is carnivorous plant so do not fertilize the plant.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:6″(H) X 2′-3′(W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.

強健的水生食蟲植物. 多年生草花. 容易栽種於全日照的水中環境.  綠色絲狀葉子有著抓小蟲的小囊. 看它抓蟲是很意思的!  夏開小黃花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  因為食蟲植物自己會抓蟲補充養份所以不可施肥.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高6吋,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株來進行.

Reference link:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utricularia_gibba

Mizuna (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜

Mizuna (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜

Mizuna seed packet.(Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜種子包.

Mizuna seed packet.(Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜種子包.

Mizuna seeds. (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜種子

Mizuna seeds. (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜種子

Mizuna seeds germination. (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜種子發芽.

Mizuna seeds germination. (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜種子發芽.

Mizuna (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜

Mizuna (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) 日本蕪菁/水菜

Annual.  A kind of mustard green for salad.  Easy to grow.  This leafy vegetable has mild peppery flavor. The fine cut edge of foliage makes it is pretty as garnish as well.  Best growing in full sun location.  Mature size:6″-1.5′(H) X 1′(W).  Propagate from seeds.

一年生葉菜. 是可生吃的芥菜類沙拉葉菜.  容易栽種.  這種葉菜的葉片吃起來有輕辣的口味. 葉片的深刻葉緣也使它常被用於排盤點綴食物用. 栽種於全日照為佳.  成熟株高6吋到1.5呎,寬幅1呎左右.  主要以種子來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizuna

Roscano/Agretti (Salsola soda) 蘇打豬毛菜

Roscano/Agretti (Salsola soda) 蘇打豬毛菜

Roscano/Agretti seed packet. (Salsola soda)蘇打豬毛菜的種子包.

Roscano/Agretti seed packet. (Salsola soda) 蘇打豬毛菜的種子包.

Roscano/Agretti seeds.(Salsola soda) 蘇打豬毛菜的種子.

Roscano/Agretti seeds.(Salsola soda)蘇打豬毛菜的種子.

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Roscano/Agretti (Salsola soda) seed germination easily (outdoors direct sow). 蘇打豬毛菜種子發芽了(戶外直播不覆土).

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Roscano/Agretti (Salsola soda) seed germination easily (outdoors direct sow). 蘇打豬毛菜種子發芽了(戶外直播不覆土).

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Roscano/Agretti (Salsola soda) has long succulent foliage. 蘇打豬毛菜有著細長多肉般的葉片.

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Roscano/Agretti (Salsola soda) is flowering! 蘇打豬毛菜開花了!

A rare kind of edible succulent plant as green vegetable.   It is new to me.  I bought the seed packet because my curiosity.   Best growing in full sun location.  Easy to grow in full sun location.  This plant can be eaten raw or cooked.   More plant info see the link below: http://www.theproduceguide.com/doitem.php?pnum=424 Share your eating or growing experience if you wish!  At least I am curious!   All I know is this plant is no maintenance, growing like weed, edible and nutritious and make coastal soil reduce salt enough to grow other crops after growing this.   Sounds good to me! 🙂

一種少見的可食性多肉植物作為葉菜.  因為沒見過這種蔬菜所以特別買來當我的實驗品.  栽種在全日照處.  可生吃可燙過或快炒.  富含維生素A,鐵及鈣質. 更多有關這種蔬菜的資料請看這些連結: http://www.theproduceguide.com/doitem.php?pnum=424

可以的話請來分享你食用它的心得及種植它的經驗!   我蠻好奇的它的味道不知如何,聽吃過的人說是脆而多汁有鹹味.  感覺有點像冰花.  靠海的含鹽份高的土壤也能種植它.  由於它能提取鹽份,轉成可食性的蔬菜並因此可以淡化土壤中的鹽份使一般的農作物在種過它之後能夠生長,聽起來是蠻應推廣的!  🙂

Seeds are good for storage only up to 2 years.  Germination rate are vary according to the seeds harvest time.  Seeds prefer cooler temperature to germinate, from 7-10 days.   Seedlings can be harvest the top when they are over 6-8 inches tall.   Plants prefer growing in pH 6.5-7 soil.  Plant self-seeds easily.

種子的貯存僅保活性1-2年.  出芽率隨種子的採收時間活性會下降而影響到出芽率.  種子孵出溫度要偏低,約7-10天出芽.  小苗約6-8吋高時可以開始採收較嫩的部位來食用,很快會再長出.  生長土壤的酸鹼度是中性到弱酸. 植株容易自行結子繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.theproduceguide.com/doitem.php?pnum=424 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsola_soda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueu6uIlztRA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFf43VCSSQo         https://kitchengardennotebook.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/agretti-salsola-soda/       http://www.meishifenxiang.com/jiachangshipu/04_5259.html

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭

Pineapple Lily bulb pack.(Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭球根包.

Pineapple Lily bulb pack.(Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭球根包.

Pineapple Lily bulb.(Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭球根.

Pineapple Lily bulb.(Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭球根.

Pineapple Lily flower head is forming. (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭的花序形成中.

Pineapple Lily flower head is forming. (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭的花序形成中.

Pineapple Lily flower head is forming like a pineapple! (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭的花序形成真如迷你鳳梨形..

Pineapple Lily flower head is forming like a pineapple! (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭的花序形成真如迷你鳳梨形.

It is blooming! Pineapple Lily flower head is forming like a pineapple! (Eucomis bicolor) 開花了!  鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭的花序形成真如迷你鳳梨形.

It is blooming! Pineapple Lily flower head is forming like a pineapple! (Eucomis bicolor) 開花了! 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭的花序形成真如迷你鳳梨形.

Pineapple Lily flower head top view. (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭的花序空拍圖.

Pineapple Lily flower head top view. (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭的花序空拍圖.

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭

Pineapple Lily growing lots of seed pods.(Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭結滿種莢

Pineapple Lily growing lots of seed pods.(Eucomis bicolor) 鳳梨百合/彩鳳蘭結滿種莢

Bulbous perennial native in South Africa.  It has unusual flowers and the flowers do look like small pineapple.   Not cold tolerant.  USDA Zones:8-10. Best to grow it in full sun to partial shade location.  The information on the package said it is 1′ tall but I read some other info said 1′-2′ in height.  Not sure who is right…   We’ll see.  It is summer blooming plant.   Easy to grow. Its bulb looks like some kind of Daffodil bulb.  Planting this could be nice change, since it is good for cut flower as well but I don’t think I will do that unless it multiply becomes many.  Propagation by seeds, off sets, corms/bulbs and rhizomes/tubers.

原生於南非的球根花卉.  有著像是小鳳梨似的簇生小花,有點不一樣. 不耐寒.  全日照到半日照溫暖的環境生長為佳.  種球包資料說僅高1呎. 可是查到的資料有說可到2呎的.  反正等開花就知道是多高了.  夏天開花,容易栽種. 它的球根有點像是某種水仙的球根.  種這個試看看應該不錯,做做實驗也好.  繁殖以種子,球根,塊根,側球或子球等方式.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucomis_bicolor http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene6896.html

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!–Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!–Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!--Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!–Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!--Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!–Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!--Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!–Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!--Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!–Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!--Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!–Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) 挪威楓

Beautiful yellow green flowers in spring and bright yellow or rusty red fall foliage!  Enjoy! To learn more, see wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_platanoides 挪威楓Acer platanoides的黃綠色花 ,它秋色的葉色是黃色或鐵鏽紅… 植物的中文資料: http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%8C%AA%E5%A8%81%E6%9E%AB