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Seed give-away!

Seed give-away!

Sorry, only 10 Canadian followers will get my gifts…

How to receive your gift? Just comment on this post by telling me your choice of seed (only one kind from the list below) and your mailing address with your initials.

To keep it private I will not show your comment. No charge! May this world be more beautiful! Happy planting!

Seed give-away list:

Item Scientific name Common Name Q’ty of seed Information

1 . Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese Maple 20 Small tree or shrub

2. Allium tuberosum Garlic Chives 100 Perennial, white flowers, leafy veggie

3.Baptisia australis False Indigo 30 Perennial, blue flowers, toxic

4.Centaurea montana Bachelor’s Button 30 Perennial, blue flowers

5.Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower 100 Perennial, pink flowers, herb

6.Echinops ritro ‘Vietch’s Blue’ Blue Globe Thistle 30 Perennial, blue flowers, herb

7.Epipactis helleborine Stream Orchid 10seed pods Perennial, native orchid

8.Helleborus x hybridus ‘Red Lady’ Christmas Rose 30 Perennial, deep pink flowers, toxic

9.Hibiscus moscheutos Dwarf Hardy Hibiscus 30 Perennail, pink flowers, winter hardy

10.Magnolia acuminata ‘Yellow Bird’ Yellow Magnolia 20 Small tree or shrub, yellow flowers

秋冬天冷室內玩孵孵樂Winter gardening – Seedlings growing time!

秋末孵的目前成果:Results of germination so far since end of September:

賽靛花Common name: False Indigo — soak in warm water for 3 days then plant — about 2 months

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Hibiscus moscheutos

大花扶桑Common name: Dwarf Hardy Hibiscus– soak then plant — about 2 weeks

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Clematis Mix

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Centaurea montana

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Ampelopsis gland. brevipedunculata

斑葉山葡萄 Common name: Variegated Porcelain Vine — dircet sow, about 2.5 months

多年生矢車菊Common name: Bachelor’s Button — about 1.5 month, direct sow

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Baptisia australis

鐵線蓮 Common name: Clematis Mix  — about  2 months, remove shell, soak in warm water in a re-sealable bag in room temperature

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Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’

另剛孵下沒多久的有: Other plant seeds I recently just start:

四照花 Common name: Flowering Dogwood — sand the shell thin, soak for 1 day then plant

無刺玫瑰(小輪) Common name: Thornless rose — direct sow

玫瑰(中輪) Common name: Rose — direct sow

聖誕玫瑰(單瓣) Common name: Christmas Rose — direct sow

希望2個月後陸續出芽!  They are going to take a while, maybe 2 months.

隔一陣子還想孵一些別的鐵線蓮呢!  Next I want to grow some other kind of clematis from seeds.

可是時間要算好,要春天到時有得種小實生苗. But I have to time it right for the seedlings to grow outdoors in spring.

賽靛花False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

賽靛花False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

為北美原生的多年生豆科植物,成熟植株高度為3-4呎,寬幅約為2.5-3呎.  需全日照,耐寒耐旱沒有什麼病蟲害,非常容易栽種,可用分株,走莖或種子繁殖.  壽命很長,由於根系深而密且集中,所以一般不喜歡被移植.  花像羽扇豆般成長串,可做切花,容易結籽. 但從種子到開花可能要3年時間.  有毒請勿食用. 於春末夏初開花,花色有藍,紫,白,黃等色.  花謝後結膨大豆莢般的子莢,於秋末轉黑褐色即可收成.  圖為鄰居花友的母株,最近才將受贈的種子泡溫水孵種子中,一部份直播於前院,不知道要幾天可發芽?

2012-11-12 今天發現種子已經開始出芽了,也還好,我是先用溫熱的水連泡3天,然後移種子到淺缽孵到發芽大約7個禮拜的時間,也不難孵.發芽率因為種子新鮮還蠻高的!  很期待開花的一天.

Thanks to gardener Connie for sharing her seeds from her front yard plant (see the pictures).  These pictures has been taken this June when it was blooming nicely!   I hope I can grow them next spring.   I have sown some seeds directly in the garden and soaked the rest in warm water to germinate them indoor.  I will post the progress pictures in the future — hopfully I will have some sucess!

2012-11-12 Today I have noticed the seed germination, I presoaked seed in warm water for 3 days then placed them in soil to keep moist.  Total about 7 weeks.  It is not difficult.  Looking for the day it flowers!

After 3 dayd presoaked in warm water then plant them seperatly, about 7-8weeks germination, they sprout and grow!經過連3天泡溫水再分開一顆一顆種經過7-8周就發芽並開始長子葉了!

共有6種花色可選.  詳見此網站: http://www.perennials.com/results.html?findplant=Baptisia  See the link for other 5 different colour choices and plant info.

我種的這種藍色品種為最常見的花色.  This breed is the most common colour.