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Water Caltrop/Devil’s Pod (Trapa bicornis) 菱角

Water Caltrop/Devil’s Pod (Trapa bicornis) 菱角

Water Caltrop/Devil's Pod (Trapa bicornis) 菱角

Water Caltrop/Devil’s Pod (Trapa bicornis) 菱角

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Water Caltrop/Devil’s Pod (Trapa bicornis) seed germination in just few days. 菱角沒幾天就發芽了.

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Water Caltrop/Devil’s Pod (Trapa bicornis) seed/nut germination. 菱角孵出.

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Water Caltrop/Devil’s Pod (Trapa bicornis) division with roots from young germinated plant 由發芽的菱角分株出來的帶根苗.

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Water Caltrop/Devil’s Pod (Trapa bicornis) growing indoors by window in a one gal pot. 室內靠窗實驗種植菱角(1加侖的桶子).

Floating aquatic annual.  Easy to grow in full sun pond with shallow water and low current.   Small white flowers blooming in the early evening in summer.  This interesting looking seed contain edible inner seed as food/snack after boiled or deep dried with seasoned batter– but raw seeds are toxic.  The outer hard shell of seeds and leaves are medicinal.  USDA Zones:4-9. Propagate by seeds or rhizomes.

浮水性一年生草本. 容易生長在全日照處水位低水流緩的水塘.  小小單瓣的白花於傍晚開花.  它的種子–菱角有著獨特的形狀,生吃有害,水煮或裹粉炸熟即是秋季才有的當季美食!  菱角吃起來有一種獨特的清香.  殼與葉皆能用做藥用.  耐寒也耐熱.  繁殖以種子或根莖來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://book.tndais.gov.tw/Brochure/tech79.htm               http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Trapa+bicornis                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_caltrop                          http://sennyong.blogspot.ca/2009/11/good-health-anti-cancer-ling-jiao-trapa.html    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/188641/                                            https://kknews.cc/zh-tw/health/5nkro3.html

Rainbow Plant (Byblis linflora) 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草

Rainbow Plant (Byblis linflora)  彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草

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Rainbow Plant (Byblis linflora) has pretty little mauve flowers! 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草有著可愛的淡紫色小花.

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Rainbow Plant (Byblis linflora) are going to flower! 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草快要開花了!

Rainbow Plant (Byblis linflora)  彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草

Rainbow Plant (Byblis linflora) 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草

Rainbow Plant seedling. (Byblis linflora) 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草剛孵出的小實生苗.

Rainbow Plant seedling. (Byblis linflora) 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草剛孵出的小實生苗.

Rainbow Plant seedling. (Byblis linflora) 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草剛孵出的小實生苗.

Rainbow Plant seedling. (Byblis linflora) 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草剛孵出的小實生苗.

Rainbow Plant now has more leaves. (Byblis linflora) 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草葉片增多長稍大些了.

Rainbow Plant now has more leaves. (Byblis linflora) 彩虹草/亞麻花腺毛草葉片增多長稍大些了.

Annual carnivorous plant.  When the plant under the sun, the droplets on the gland reflect the light showing the rainbow color, hence the common name.  Very cool!  Pretty effective capturing the bugs.  Very easy to grow from seeds.  Mauve or deep pink/ light purple flowers in summer, set seeds then plant dies.  The plants do not have well developed root system, let plants get absorb from bottom of the pot.  Mature plant height:6″-1′.  Fresh seeds germinate easily on the wet soil/medium in full sun warm location in about 1 week to 10 days.

它是腺毛草科一年生草本的食肉植物.  原生於澳洲,印度尼西亞以及巴布亞紐幾內亞地區.   春末夏初開紫色小花,結子後植株便死亡.  以全日照到半日照處栽培為佳,不耐濕,給水以底盆供水為佳.  成熟植株:6″-1′(H)  新鮮種子很容易孵出,播種於溼潤土壤/介質上置於全日照溫暖處約1周到10天會發芽.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

http://www.carnivorousplants.org/howto/GrowingGuides/Byblis.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byblis_liniflora

Asitaba/Ashitiba (Angelica keiskei) 明日葉

Asitaba/Ashitiba (Angelica keiskei) 明日葉

Plant and info see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashitaba#/media/File:Angelica_keiskei_leaves.jpg

Asitaba/Ashitiba seeds.(Angelica keiskei) 明日葉的種子.

Asitaba/Ashitiba seeds.(Angelica keiskei) 明日葉的種子.

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Asitaba/Ashitiba seed germination.(Angelica keiskei) 明日葉的種子發芽.

Asitaba/Ashitiba (Angelica keiskei) seedling. 明日葉小苗.

Asitaba/Ashitiba (Angelica keiskei) seedling. 明日葉小苗.

That “ashitaba" in Japanese means literally “tomorrow’s leaf" because it grows so fast that you cut today and tomorrow will grow to recover it.   This plant usually grow for eating its tender leaves and shoots as leafy vegetable.   There are lots of studies show it is very good to treat chronic disease.  Seeds germination normally 50%.

明日葉一名是日文的字面意思.  意指今日採葉明日又長.  它的生長速度驚人. 通常種來當作葉菜採其嫩葉與嫩莖來食用.  有藥效.對許多種的慢性病都有幫助.  種子發芽率約50%.

It is a biennial herb and leafy vegetable. Even though it is normally a biennial, if remove flowers in the early stage can keep the plant live up to 4 to 5 years.   Very common and popular in Asia.  Fragrant flowers.  Flowering in late spring to early summer then set seeds.  Easy to grow from seeds.  Prefers growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 2′(W).  USDA Zones:4-9.

雖為二年生草本但是不令其結子的話可以生長到4-5年.  全株可以當葉菜食用或藥用.  成熟株高可達6-8呎,寬2呎.  容易栽種,喜全日照到半日照.  以種子繁殖.  非常耐寒.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashitaba

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/188317/

http://baike.baidu.com/view/62894.htm

http://www.mingriye.com/zhongzhipeiyu/62.html

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer ) 春天楓花處處!–Red Maple (Acer rubrum) 美國紅楓

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer) 春天楓花處處!–Red Maple (Acer rubrum) 美國紅楓

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer) 春天楓花處處!

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer) 春天楓花處處! 美國紅楓(Acer rubrum)雌花

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer) 春天楓花處處!

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer) 春天楓花處處! 美國紅楓(Acer rubrum)雌花

Maple flowering everywhere!   (Acer) 春天楓花處處!

Maple flowering everywhere! (Acer) 春天楓花處處! 美國紅楓(Acer rubrum)雌花

Red maple seeds. (Acer rubrum) 美國紅楓種子.

Red maple seeds. (Acer rubrum) 美國紅楓種子.

Red maple. 紅楓.

Red maple brilliant red fall color! 紅楓火紅絕美的秋色!

Beautiful in spring and brilliant red fall foliage!  Enjoy!

To learn more, see wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_rubrum

美國紅楓Acer rubrum雌花 ,它秋色好紅…

植物的中文資料(簡體字):
http://baike.baidu.com/view/1274011.htm

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

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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.


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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds, first time having flower buds! (red circle). 實生的四照花第一次有花苞形成了!


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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds, first time having flower buds! (red circle). 實生的四照花第一次有花苞形成了!


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?

Pearl-bush (Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬

Pearl-bush (Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬

Snow Day Surprise Pearlbush (Exochorda 'Snow Day Surprise')白鵑梅屬

Snow Day Surprise Pearlbush (Exochorda ‘Snow Day Surprise’)白鵑梅屬. This is pretty. Due to it is off season now, I only can show you this tag, this variety. 非花期,只能照這個品種的花牌.

Pearl-bush seed heads(Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬的種子

Pearl-bush seed heads(Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬的種子 Seed heads remind me star anise. 種子使我聯想到八角.

Pearl-bush seeds(Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬的種子

Pearl-bush seeds(Exochorda) after remove the shell. 白鵑梅屬脫殼後的種子

Pearl-bush seeds(Exochorda) 4weeks germination 白鵑梅屬的種子發芽了,約4週.

Pearl-bush seeds(Exochorda) 4weeks germination 白鵑梅屬的種子發芽了,約4週.

Pearl-bush seedlings.(Exochorda) 白鵑梅實生小苗.

Pearl-bush seedlings.(Exochorda) 白鵑梅實生小苗.

Pearl-bush seedlings are growing nicely.(Exochorda) 白鵑梅實生小苗長勢不錯.

Pearl-bush seedlings are growing nicely.(Exochorda) 白鵑梅實生小苗長勢不錯.

This small hardy mounded shrub is very easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location in well drained soil.  Large amount of small white flowers in late spring.  Flowers attract bees.  Prune it to shape after flowering.  Easy to maintain. Mature size:4′(H) X 4′(W). USDA Zones:4-9.   Propagate usually by cuttings or by seeds.   Seed germination time is about 4 weeks.

是薔薇科白鵑梅屬的小型落葉灌木.  在全日照到半日照的環境排水佳的土壤都能種植.   春末老枝開大量潔白如雪的白色小花,是吸引蜂類的蜜源.  植株枝葉密生,僅需在春天的花期過後修剪整齊並稍添加花肥即可,是低維護的開花灌木.  耐寒.  株高4呎,寬幅4呎.  繁殖多用扦插或種子,種子約秋天採收,發芽約需4週時間.