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Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Elora Gorge Conservation Area  official site:

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g679248-d625915-Reviews-Elora_Gorge_Conservation_Area-Elora_Ontario.html

Here are road trip photos!  從多倫多到埃羅拉峽谷的秋色照片!

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge.  埃羅拉峽谷保護區秋色.

Autumn in Elora Gorge. 埃羅拉峽谷保護區秋色.

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Elora Gorge 埃羅拉峽谷自然保護區秋色

Autumn in Toronto city.  多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city.  多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Autumn in Toronto city. 多倫多市秋色

Creeping Raspberry (Rubus calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子

Creeping Raspberry (Rubus  calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子

Creeping Raspberry plants are easy to propagate by cuttings.  (Rubus  calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子植株.

Creeping Raspberry plants are easy to propagate by cuttings. (Rubus calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子植株.

Creeping Raspberry plants are easy to propagate by cuttings.  (Rubus  calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子植株. Normally its height is really short, creeping on the surface of the ground.  In the most of zones it stays evergreen, not pricky, fast growing and good for soil erosion control.  Easy to grow and best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white flowers in late spring to early summer and follow with small edible berries which are ripe in fall and from red turn orange yellow salmon colour, that is why also are called salmon berries.   There are several different plants are share with the same common name.  USDA Zones:6-10.   Mature size:1″-2″(H) x 5′(W).  Propagate by seeds or stem cuttings.

由於它無刺,常綠,生長快速,土壤不拘,且成熟的橘黃色果實可食用且有利於控制土壤流失,常用於斜坡保土的種植.  容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末夏初開白色的小花.  繁殖以種子或扦插. 耐寒性可,但似乎不耐熱.  多在中高海拔可見.   成熟株高1-2吋,寬幅5呎.

Reference links: 參考資料連結:

http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/plantName/Rubus-calycinoides-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_hayata-koidzumii

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis) 北美金縷梅

Witch Hazel in bloom! (Hamamelis) 北美金縷梅

Common Witch Hazel(Hamamelis) 常見的黃花北美金縷梅

Common Witch Hazel(Hamamelis) is about to bloom. 常見的黃花北美金縷梅快要全開.

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'少見的紅花金縷梅

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’少見的紅花金縷梅

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'少見的紅花金縷梅.

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’少見的紅花金縷梅.

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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’少見的紅花金縷梅

It is Witch Hazel blooming time!  Nice yellow and red are in bloom!  The red one is Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’, which is not as common.  USDA Zones: 5-9.  Mature size:12′(H) and (W). Easy to grow them in full sun location. 常見的是黃花的,較少見到的是紅花金縷梅(Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’), 這個金縷梅台灣也能栽種. 特殊的花形,常用作藥用植物. 初春開花,夏結果,秋末種莢才會成熟. 成熟株高及寬幅為12呎.

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.

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?

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’)紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’)紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk')紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’)紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk')紅葉歐洲山毛櫸

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’) fall colour 紅葉歐洲山毛櫸秋色

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk')紅葉歐洲山毛櫸秋色

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’) fall colour 紅葉歐洲山毛櫸秋色

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Red Obelisk’) is deciduous tree, it is great for medium size garden to go with shrubs have nice fall colour.   Very hardy and easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  This variety is narrow, only 5′  on width so it does not take too much space which is great for privacy fence!   Its dark red foliage turn nice orange yellow which is very nice!   Mature size: 40′(H) X 5′(W).   USDA Zones:4-7.   Propagate by seeds or grafting.

這種寬幅小的紅葉歐洲山毛櫸秋色由暗紅轉橘黃, 它是很強健易栽種的落葉喬木.  由於寬幅小不佔太多空間所以頗適合中型花園和其他灌木會轉秋色的一起栽種或當成圍籬來使用!  適合種在全日照到半日照處.   平常的葉色是暗紅色.  成熟株高40呎,寬5呎.  非常耐寒.  繁殖以種子或嫁接為主.

Fall colour in Toronto — more! 多倫多秋色 — 再續!

Fall colour in Toronto — more!  多倫多秋色 — 再續!

I took  lots of shots in E. T. Seton Park and over the bridges.   Enjoy! 🙂

這次在E. T. Seton Park 和橋上面 都拍了不少照片.   好好欣賞吧!  🙂

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Autumn in High Park 秋訪多倫多公園High Park

Autumn in High Park 秋訪多倫多公園High Park

It is a nice park in Toronto.  There is a small zoo in it! 🙂  它是一個多倫多市免費參觀的大型公園,有池塘與小型動物園.

Check below link for more information:  更多資訊請查詢以下連結:

http://highparktoronto.com/

Striking fall colour! 美豔的秋色!

Striking fall colour! 美豔的秋色!

Colorful parking lot. 公園內的停車場就很美.

Colorful parking lot. 公園內的停車場就很美.

High Park fall colour. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. -- Yew and its berries. High Park園中秋色.

High Park fall colour. — Yew and its berries. High Park園中秋色.

Red maple. 紅楓.

Red maple. 紅楓.

Swan in High Park pond. -- High Park園中池中悠遊的白天鵝.

Swan in High Park pond. — High Park園中池中悠遊的白天鵝.

White swan and duck in High Park pond. High Park池中的白天鵝和野鴨子.

White swan and duck in High Park pond. High Park池中的白天鵝和野鴨子.

Duck in High Park pond. High Park池中的野鴨.

Duck in High Park pond. High Park池中的野鴨.

More ducks. 還有更多的野鴨子.

More ducks. 還有更多的野鴨子.

Nice colorful reflection on the pond. 反映著美麗秋色的池水.

Nice colorful reflection on the pond. 反映著美麗秋色的池水.

Chipmunk. 花栗鼠.

Chipmunk. 花栗鼠.

Squirrel. 松鼠.

Squirrel. 松鼠.

More colorful trees. 更多秋色.

More colorful trees. 更多秋色.

More colorful landscaping.  更多秋色景觀.

More colorful landscaping. 更多秋色景觀.

More colorful tree -- black gum. 更多秋色.

More colorful tree — black gum. 更多秋色.

High Park Zoo. High Park中的小型動物園.

High Park Zoo. High Park中的小型動物園.

Eastern Gartersnake is harmless snake. (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) 原生種無毒的小蛇.

Eastern Gartersnake is harmless snake. (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) 原生種無毒的小蛇.