Tag Archive | Easy to propagate by seeds or cuttings

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) 藍蝴蝶

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) 藍蝴蝶

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Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) flowers like flying blue butterflies! 藍蝴蝶的花形如飛翔中的藍色蝴蝶!

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush 'Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense') is easy to propagate by cuttings.藍蝴蝶容易以枝條來扦插繁殖.

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) is easy to propagate by cuttings.藍蝴蝶容易以枝條來扦插繁殖.

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Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) flower buds are forming! 藍蝴蝶有花苞形成了!

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Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) cutting survived and now is flowering! 成活的藍蝴蝶枝條開花了!

Tropical shrub.  Prefers growing in full sun to partial shade location. Blue/violet and white flowers in shape as butterflies, blooming from spring to winter, very long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds. Mature size:8′-10′(H)/(W). USDA Zones:9-11.  If you live in colder region you will need to move the plants indoors over winter.  Oterwise it is fairly easy to grow and propagate.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Plant is toxic if ingested. In warm region this plant is evergreen.

熱帶開花灌木.  最好種在全日照到半日照處. 藍/紫色與白色的花朵形如蝴蝶,從春開到冬,開花不斷! 花為頗吸收蜂蝶及鳥類的蜜源.  成熟株高8-10呎,寬幅亦同.  喜熱不耐寒.  若居住在較冷天候區,天氣轉涼前就須將它搬進屋. 除此外它很容易栽種及繁殖.  繁殖可以種子或枝條扦插來進行.  植株有毒勿食.  在溫暖氣候區它是常綠的灌木.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotheca_myricoides        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1874/

Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) 莢蒾

Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) 莢蒾

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Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) edible ripe dark fruit. Its foliage is turning red in fall. 莢蒾秋天轉黑的可食熟果. 秋天葉色開始轉紅.

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Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) seed germination. 莢蒾種子孵出.

Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) 莢蒾

Beautiful flowering shrub with edible fruit and nice red fall color!  It is very hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White flowers in late spring to early summer and ripe dark fruit in mid to late fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies, ripe fruit attract birds.   I have tried the berries myself, they are rather sweet!   USDA Zones:2-8.  Mature size:12′-15′(H) X 10′-12′(W).  But it is easy to prune to keep the desired height, often seen pruned height are 4′-6′, that way the plant will branch more.   Otherwise, the plant will be a large shrub or small tree shape.   Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Low maintenance!

漂亮的開花灌木,春天有花可賞,秋天有著可食果實與轉紅的美麗秋色可以享受!  很耐寒強健又容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末夏初開白色頂生的小花簇生的花序不小,秋末可食性熟果轉黑. 春花是吸引蜂蝶的蜜源,秋天的熟果吸引鳥類覓食. 我自己吃過它的果實,蠻甜蠻好吃的!  極其耐寒不甚耐熱.  成熟株高12-15呎高,寬幅10-12呎.  但是很常見經由修剪高度做成綠籬的,看到的通常將它們維持在4-6呎的高度.  修剪能刺激植株多分株看起來較為飽滿.  不修剪的話就能長成較高的大型灌木或小樹型.  繁殖以種子或扦插來進行.  低維護的花園植物!

 

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) 花楸

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) 花楸

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida 'Gibbsii' ) foliage and ripe fruit. 花楸的葉與熟果.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree(Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) foliage and ripe fruit. 花楸的葉與熟果.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida 'Gibbsii' ) 花楸

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) 花楸

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida 'Gibbsii' ) ripe fruit and seed. 花楸秋天的紅色熟果與熟果內的種子.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) ripe fruit and seed. 花楸秋天的紅色熟果與熟果內的種子.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida 'Gibbsii' ) second year seedling. 花楸第二年的實生苗.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) second year seedling its foliage is starting to turn yellow in fall. 花楸第二年的秋天葉轉黃的實生苗.

This is not common mountain ash.  Very cold hardy and easy to grow.  Mainly growing for its red fruit in fall and winter.  Excellent for medium garden.  Best growing in full sun location.  Good pest and disease resistant.  Low to no maintenance.   Dense hardy wood is very strong for strong wind and stormy rains.  Root system is strong so it is really good for planting in the parks. Small pink or near white flowers in late spring, followed by ripe red fruit in clusters from fall throughout winter. Very good for winter interest.  Birds and squirrels like to feed on the red fruit in winter.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:30’40′(H) X 20’30′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

不常看到的花楸.  中型落葉喬木主要以觀花及觀果為主的庭園樹.  非常強健易於栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  很耐寒,沒什麼病蟲害,是不須維護的樹種. 它的硬木材質很能抵擋強風豪雨.  不過根系也挺旺盛的,適合中型庭園或公園的用樹. 米白色接近白色或粉紅色的小花於春末綻放,有香味. 葉綠但葉背白色.  夏末果實成熟轉紅,吸引鳥類或松鼠覓食.  紅色果實維持到隔年初春,有很長的賞果期.  成熟株高為30-40呎,寬幅20-30呎.  以種子或扦插來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/sorbus-hybrida-gibbsii-tree-pp772

https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/sorbus-hybrida-gibbsii

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorbus_%C3%97_hybrida

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/174208/

Mina lobata (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿

Mina lobata (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿

Mina lobata (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿

Mina lobata (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿

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Mina lobata (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿

Mina lobata (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿

Mina lobata seed packet.(Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿種子包

Mina lobata seed packet and seeds.(Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿種子包與種子.

Mina lobata seeds germinated. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿種子孵出.

Mina lobata seeds germinated. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿種子孵出.

Mina lobata growing leaves. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿長葉.

Mina lobata growing leaves. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿長葉.

Mina lobata start to climb and form flower buds. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿開始攀爬並有花苞形成.

Mina lobata start to climb and form flower buds. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿開始攀爬並有花苞形成.

Mina lobata flower stems and flower buds. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿的花莖與花苞逐漸成形.

Mina lobata flower stems and flower buds. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿的花莖與花苞逐漸成形.

Mina lobata flower buds are showing. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿花苞出現了.

Mina lobata flower buds are showing. (Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿花苞出現了.

Mina lobata is flowering!(Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿開花了!

Mina lobata is flowering!(Ipomea lobata) 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿開花了!

Mina lobata is flowering!(Ipomea lobata) see the flower color changing. 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿開花了! 花色變化中.

Mina lobata is flowering!(Ipomea lobata) see the flower color changing. 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿開花了! 花色變化中.

Mina lobata (Ipomea lobata) growing a seed pod. 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿種莢形成中.

Mina lobata (Ipomea lobata) growing a seed pod. 金魚花/魚花蔦蘿種莢形成中.

This annual flowering vine is same genus with morning glory although the flower shape is totally different.  Flowers from green turn yellow/orange/red on a upright flower stem on the same side.  Easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.   The trick to get it flower soon without growing too many leaves is growing in a small pot with moist, not so rich soil.   This way the plant will age quickly to form flower buds then you can grow it in the rich soil in the ground or in large pot for it to thrive.  Will require the climbing support.  Easy to propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Beautiful!

金魚花(又名:魚花蔦蘿、可倫花) 我今年在實驗它,它是很好種的,跟朝顏同屬.   它是奇特的爬藤類一年生草本,花和同屬的朝顏很不同,且一花莖數小花開在同一面,花色漸層由黃,橘到紅. 主以種子但也可扦插繁殖.  種這花的訣竅是先用小盆種裝溼潤不肥沃的土來種,種在全日照到半日照處.  如此可使植株快些老化開花結子而不浪費在長葉上.  待花苞形成後再用肥沃的土壤換大盆或地植讓它長茂盛.  須用攀爬用網架.  它是很美很獨特的爬藤草花!

維基資料:
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E9%87%91%E9%B1%BC%E8%8A%B1

Clematis lasiandra (Clematis) 小木通/毛蕊鐵線蓮

Clematis lasiandra (Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮

Plant info and flower image see link: http://taibif.tw/zh/namecode/204024

Clematis lasiandra seeds.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮種子.

Clematis lasiandra seeds.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮種子.

Clematis lasiandra seeds germination.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮種子發芽.

Clematis lasiandra seeds germination.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮種子發芽.

Clematis lasiandra seedlings.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮實生小苗.

Clematis lasiandra seedlings.(Clematis) 小木通 / 毛蕊鐵線蓮實生小苗.

One of medicinal Clematis.   USDA Zones:6-9.  Best in full sun to partial shade location.  Perennial, small white or deep pink flowers with 4 petals.  Average flower size diameter is 1″.  Bell-shaped flowers, curved tip of petals, flowers are nodding bloom form.  Usually blooming in early summer to midautumn.  Native in Asia.  Plant mature size:10′-20′(H).  Pruning back half in early spring or late fall/early winter.  Easy to propagate by seeds or cuttings.

它是常見的藥用鐵線蓮之一.  多年生,生長快速,喜歡生長在全日照到半日照的環境. 粉紅色的小花在春天時盛開,花向下開.  容易栽種.  以種子或扦插來繁殖.  成熟藤高/長度可達10-20呎.

Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) 嘉蘭

Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) 嘉蘭

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Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) bulb pack. 嘉蘭球根包.

Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) is starting to grow!  嘉蘭開始生長了!

Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) is starting to grow! 嘉蘭開始生長了!

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Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) seeds germination in about 30-45 days.嘉蘭的種子約30-45天孵出.

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Glory lily (Gloriosa superba) seeds. 嘉蘭的種子.

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Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) seeds germination easily. 嘉蘭種子蠻容易孵出的.

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Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) seeds growing the true leaves. 嘉蘭種子長出本葉了.

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Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) 嘉蘭

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Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) flower in day 1, top view. 嘉蘭開花的第一天,花頂角度拍的.

It also is called flame lily, climbing lily, creeping lilygloriosa lily, tiger claw, and fire lilyUnique flowers.  It is native to Africa and Asia, it is well-known worldwide as an ornamental plant, a medicine, a poison, and a noxious weed (in Australia).   It has fleshy long rhizome. Orange-red flowers in late spring to early fall.  Nice long blooming time and flowers attract butterflies and humming birds.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:6′-8′(H)X3′-4′(W). It is a nice climber.  If you live in cold climate just lift the rhizome and store somewhere indoors like in the basement.

百合科嘉蘭屬,全株有毒.  花形美而奇特,可以用種子或扦插枝條來繁殖. 花期很長,春末開到初秋.  花吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥.    成熟株高6-8呎,寬幅3-4呎. 容易栽種也容易以種子或扦插方式來繁殖.    它耐熱不耐寒.   若種在溫帶地區,根需起出貯存在室內如地下室之類的地方渡過冬天.

Odd thing about this French lilac…怪怪的法國紫丁香

Odd thing about this French lilac…怪怪的法國紫丁香

French lilac (white, double) in early December.  12月初的重瓣白花的法國紫丁香.

French lilac (white, double) in early December. 12月初的重瓣白花的法國紫丁香.

French lilac (white, double) in end of December.  12月底的重瓣白花的法國紫丁香.

French lilac (white, double) in end of December. 12月底的重瓣白花的法國紫丁香.

French lilac (white, double) in end of March. The old leaves stays green and holding and you can see the new shoots are forming.  3月底的重瓣白花的法國紫丁香. 老葉還在仍綠且新芽可見.

French lilac (white, double) in end of March. The old leaves stays green and holding and you can see the new shoots are forming. 3月底的重瓣白花的法國紫丁香. 老葉還在仍綠且新芽可見.

Since when French lilac is evergreen in winter in usda zone 6? — Never!…  Wait, until this guy!!  This past winter was pretty cold, at -26C (Feb 26th 2015) and with wind chill was even colder!  And this guy is truly evergreen!  Wow!  I am so curious what will happen to it this coming winter?   Stay tuned!

何時法國紫丁香在加拿大多倫多市這裡是常綠的? — 從沒發生過的事!.. 等等,直到這棵出現就發生了!  剛過的2015寒冬今年2月26日最低溫為零下26度C. 冷風效應則更低溫! 而這棵居然能夠維持常綠! 哇! 很好奇下一個寒冬的表現會如何?  敬待後續報導!

How to grow Lavender from seeds (Lavendula) 薰衣草種子孵法

How to grow Lavender from seeds (Lavendula) 薰衣草種子孵法

English Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) flowering.英國薰衣草的花.

English Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) flowering.英國薰衣草的花.

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草.

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草.

 

English Lavender seeds (Lavendula) 英國薰衣草種子.

English Lavender seeds (Lavendula) 英國薰衣草種子.

Lavender seeds germination. (Lavendula) 薰衣草種子發芽了.

White Lavender seeds germination. (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草種子發芽了.

White English Lavender seedling. (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草小苗.

White English Lavender seedling. (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草小苗.

This popular fragrant perennial herb is very beautiful and hardy.   It is very easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  It flowers large amount of small purple flowers from late spring to frost.

它是受歡迎又芬芳的多年生香草. 這種強健易栽種的多年生草花容易生長在全日照到半日照處.  花期很長由晚春到霜降開大量的小花.  容易由種子或扦插方式來繁殖.

It is easy to grow from seeds:

種子孵法簡單:

1.Fresh seeds in moist but well drained soil for 4 days.

1.將新鮮的種子在濕潤但排水良好的土壤上孵約4天會出芽.

2.Pick germinated seeds and plant them in separate pot individually.  Partial shade.

2.種子孵出後揀出個別種在盆裡.   半日照.

4.Transplant to bigger pot or plant them in the ground when plants start to branch.  Full sun.

4.待小苗開始分枝時就可以移植到大盆或地植.  全日照.

 

Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf Amaranth (Amaranth) 紅莧菜

Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf Amaranth (Amaranth) 紅莧菜

Leaf Amaranth (Amaranth) seed pack紅莧菜種子包

Leaf Amaranth (Amaranth) seed pack紅莧菜種子包

Leaf Amaranth (Amaranth) seeds紅莧菜種子

Leaf Amaranth (Amaranth) seeds紅莧菜種子

Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf  Amaranth seeds germination in day 3.紅莧菜種子第3天發芽.

Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf Amaranth seeds germination in day 3.紅莧菜種子第3天發芽.

Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf Amaranth seedlings.紅莧菜種苗.

Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf Amaranth seedlings.紅莧菜種苗.

Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf  Amaranth seedlings. (Amaranth) 紅莧菜小苗長出本葉.

Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf Amaranth seedlings. (Amaranth) 紅莧菜小苗長出本葉.

This is a fast growing , high iron contain leaf veggie, 30 days in right condition.  It prefers growing in warm, sunning location.  It is one of common Asian leafy veggie you can get in the Asian supermarket.   There are few common varieties, all green and green and red and green with red strip.  Its red stripe leaves will release red color into soups and dishes when cooked, the cooked soup or raw juice (from plants) can be drank and can also be used as hair colour!  As hair colour, just leave the juice onto hair for at leave 2 hours then rinse off. 

紅莧菜是長速快,含鐵高的葉菜,光照溫度許可的話30天就可採收. 它是海外亞洲超市常見的葉菜之一.   常見的紅莧菜品種有葉中有小紅斑的有大部份是紅色的.  紅莧菜煮過的紅色湯汁或生榨的汁都能用來飲用或染髮.   紅莧菜(內服加外用), 紅莧菜葉300g榨汁,加上一顆檸檬的鮮榨汁,塗敷頭皮與髮絲.建議搭配喝紅莧菜茶(煮或泡均可),效果很好. 汁液留置髮上至少2小時再洗掉. 

This is one of best and useful leafy veggies I know.  Because its red stripes, it can be grow as decorated plants in the garden.  🙂

這是我所知最好用的葉菜. 因為紅色的葉色也可種植於園中當觀賞用植物.

To harvest this veggie, just trim the stems and leaves and leave the bottom to grow back for more.  This is very easy to grow from seeds!

採收時只要採收上部嫩葉嫩莖留著基部重長更多,如此很快又能採收.  它也容易結子繁殖.

1.Seeds do not like light so germinate seeds in dark and warm place or slightly cover thin layer of soil.  Keep moist.

1.種子厭光,故苗盆放暗處溫暖的地方或種子覆上一層薄土.  保溼.

2.Seeds germinate fast just in 3-4 days.  Transplant when the seedlings have 6 leaves.  Space out to keep good air flow.

2.3-4天後很快出芽,發芽後長到6片本葉後可以移植,要一定間距間隔開來以保通風.