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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) 奇異莓

Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) 奇異莓

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) new purchased plant. 新買的奇異莓植株.

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) flower. 奇異莓的完全花.

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Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia argute ‘Issai’ ) this is a self pollinating variety. It is setting fruit! 此品種的奇異莓有完全花可自花授粉. 結果中!

A cold hardy fruit vine!  A self pollinate fruit vine!     Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.   Creamy white flowers in late spring to early summer.  Supposed to be with fragrant flowers but I did not detect any noticeable fragrance on these small flowers.  Edible small smooth-surfaced green berries are ready for harvesting in late summer to fall.  Plant flower and fruit on previous growth.   USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:10′-20′(H/L).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings,  layering or grafting.  Fast growing.  Require strong structure for vine to cling on.

相當耐寒強健的水果藤蔓! 更棒的是有兩者雄蕊與雌蕊的完全花所以能自花授粉! 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  乳白色的小花於春末夏初盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 雖然她的小花該是有花香的,可是聞的時候沒有聞到.  可以食用的綠色,果實表面光滑的小果於夏秋間成熟便可以採收食用. 它的扮老枝條才是會開花結果的藤,所以修剪時要注意.  耐寒也還算耐熱.  成熟株高/藤長10-20呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插,壓條或嫁接的方式來進行.  生長快速.  需要堅固耐用的支架來供其攀爬.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

http://www.logees.com/hardy-kiwi-issai-actinidia-arguta.html                      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/109938/#b            http://www.bylands.com/plant/issai-self-pollinating-hardy-kiwi-actinidia-arguta-issai

 

Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandiera) 亞茲特克紅藜

Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandiera) 亞茲特克紅藜

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Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandiera) seed packet. 亞茲特克紅藜的種子包.

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Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandiera) seeds. 亞茲特克紅藜的種子.

Also are known as huauzontle or lamb’s quarters.   Annual vegetable/grain crop.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Bright magenta-red leaves is very striking and ornamental.  You can harvest the leaves and eat them as spinach.  The seeds/grain form quickly after flowering.  Very hardy plant!  It is very nutritious crop!   Mature size:6′(H) X 1′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Self seed freely.

一種一年生的藜,葉片可作葉菜料理如同菠菜,種子營養豐富可做為穀類. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  小苗及成熟株的紅葉很具觀賞價值.  植株於開花後很快就結子. 非常強健的植物!  由於作為穀類營養豐富所以這類作物常作為養生植物.  成熟株高可達6呎,寬幅1呎.  繁殖以種子來進行.  容易自行落子繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.rareseeds.com/red-aztec-spinach-huauzontle-/                 https://www.wildgardenseed.com/product_info.php?products_id=70       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73991/#b https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenopodium_berlandieri

 

 

Canadian Violet (Viola canadensis) 加拿大堇菜

Canadian Violet (Viola canadensis) 加拿大堇菜

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Canadian Violet (Viola canadensis) 加拿大堇菜

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Canadian Violet (Viola canadensis) foliage. 加拿大堇菜的葉.

Very hardy perennial/ground cover.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist soil.  Small white or very pale pink flowers with yellow center in late spring to early summer.  USDA Zones:3-8.  Mature size:6″-14″(H) X 6″-9″(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.   Fast growing, could be invasive.   Suitable for woodland garden.

非常耐寒強健的多年生草花/地被.  容易栽種ˋ. 最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處的濕潤土壤.  春末夏初時開白色/淺粉紅色小花中間有著黃色斑.  植株喜冷但是不甚耐熱.  成熟株高6-14吋,寬幅6-9吋.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  生長快速可能成為強勢植物.   適合林地型花園.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_canadensis                                 http://www.wildaboutflowers.ca/plant_detail.php?Canada-Violet-93                http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/cn_violet.htm

 

Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Yae-kokuryu’ aka ‘Black Dragon’) 日本黑龍紫藤

Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Yae-kokuryu’ aka ‘Black Dragon’) 日本黑龍紫藤

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Yae-kokuryu’ aka ‘Black Dragon’) 日本黑龍紫藤

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Yae-kokuryu’ aka ‘Black Dragon’) in winter.重瓣紫藤冬眠中.

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’/’Yae-kokuryu’) plant base. 日本黑龍紫藤的植株基部.

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’/’Yae-kokuryu’) opened ripe seed pods. 日本黑龍紫藤成熟開裂的種莢.

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’/’Yae-kokuryu’) seed. 日本黑龍紫藤的種子.

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’/’Yae-kokuryu’) seed germinates easily. 日本黑龍紫藤種子很容易孵出.

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’/’Yae-kokuryu’) seed germination. 日本黑龍紫藤種子孵出.

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’/’Yae-kokuryu’) seed germination. 日本黑龍紫藤種子孵出.

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’/’Yae-kokuryu’) sometimes seedlings is a bit different. This one has pink young leaves. 日本黑龍紫藤實生苗有時會有些微變異. 這株的新葉呈粉紅色.

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda ‘Black Dragon’/’Yae-kokuryu’) sometimes seedlings is a bit different. This one has reddish brown young leaves and stem. 日本黑龍紫藤實生苗有時會有些微變異. 這株的新葉及莖幹明顯呈紅褐色.

It has beautiful fragrant double purple long clusters of flowers, gorgeous!   Bloom in mid spring to late spring.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   Excellent for bonsai tree, can be trained for a free standing tree or let it climb as a vine on strong structure.   Mature size:20′-40′(L) X 20′-40′(W).  USDA Zones:4-9.  Fast growing.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering and grafting.  Plant is toxic if ingested.  Seed germinate easily with the seed coating on or off in just few days. Originally thought it is same black dragon but it turns out not the same, I wonder if the sign of the name got mixed up?

這種紫藤有著美麗芳香重瓣紫花的垂墜長花序,真的很美!  於仲春開到春末.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  盆景或地植皆適宜,除了一般為攀爬於棚架上外也能訓練成獨立無支撐物的樹型.  成熟株高/長20-40呎/寬幅. 耐寒也頗耐熱. 生長速度很快.  繁殖以種子,扦插,壓條/高壓或嫁接方式來進行.  植株有毒勿食.  孵紫藤種子很容易,可去種皮或不去種子皆可都是幾天就能發芽. 原以為是八重黑龍Naganoda“BlackDragon”結果不是,不知道是植物園牌子寫錯了還是? 原來所謂黑龍有分黑龍(非重瓣)及八重黑龍(重瓣).

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk/wisteria-floribunda-black-dragon-double-flowering-wisteria-vine-established-4ft-plants             http://japanesemaplesandevergreens.com/store/product/wisteria-floribunda-black-dragon-2-year-plant                                                             http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55657/             https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/231105/Wisteria-floribunda-Yae-kokuryu-(d)/Details          http://www.jacksonsnurseries.co.uk/wisteria-floribunda-yae-kokuryu.html

 

 

Blue Fountain Bamboo (Fargesia nitida) 華西箭竹

Blue Fountain Bamboo (Fargesia nitida) 華西箭竹

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Blue Fountain Bamboo (Fargesia nitida) 華西箭竹

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Blue Fountain Bamboo (Fargesia nitida) cane is blue green. 華西箭竹的竹桿是藍綠色的.

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Blue Fountain Bamboo (Fargesia nitida) foliage. 華西箭竹的葉.

One of the tropical bamboos.  Clump forming.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade  location.  The bamboo canes is blue green, very pretty!  USDA Zones:6/7-11. Some gardeners said zone 6.  Mature size:15′-20′(H) X 10′-12′(W).  Propagate by seed, cuttings, bulbs/root shoots or division.  Fast growing.  Suitable for containers.

華西箭竹為禾本科箭竹屬, 它是熊貓喜歡吃的竹子種類之一. 叢生型. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處. 竹桿為藍綠色,很是好看!  喜熱,不甚耐寒.  成熟株高可達15-20呎,寬幅10-12呎.  盆植則小得多.  繁殖以種子,扦插,帶筍的根芽或分株的方式來進行.  生長速度快.  可盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e5%8d%8e%e8%a5%bf%e7%ae%ad%e7%ab%b9          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/70103/

Sweetgrass or Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) 茅香

Sweetgrass or Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) 茅香

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Sweetgrass or Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) 茅香

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Sweetgrass or Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) 茅香

Native grass/herb in the most of parts of the world.  Cold hardy perennial.  Famous for its fragrance and medicinal uses.  It is considered holly and used for cleaning in many religions.   It is aromatic so also are used to flavor drinks and food.  When burn the leaves, the fragrance is like vanilla, hence the name.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Fast growing.  USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:1′-2′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.   Can be used to repel insects.

原生於幾乎世界各地的一種草/香草.  相當耐寒強健的多年生草本. 以其香味與藥用效果聞名. 甚至於很多地方認為它有神聖與清淨之效.   味道很香還被用於料理食物與飲料來添加香味.  葉片燻燃時的味道如同香莢蘭(香草)的香味,故又名香莢蘭草.   容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤.  生長速度快.  喜寒也耐熱.  成熟株高/寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  可用於防蟲.

Reference links:   參考網站資料連結:                                                                                                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierochloe_odorata                         https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e8%8c%85%e9%a6%99                       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/50020/#b

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) 皇宮菜or潺菜

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  皇宮菜or潺菜

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Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) is a common item in Asian supermarket. 皇宮菜or潺菜是亞洲超市常見的蔬菜.

Tropical vegetable/tender perennial as annual climber.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Fast growing.  Small white flowers in summer to fall.  Berries turn black when ripe.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H/L) X9″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Yes, you can grow this indoors by the window.  Suitable for growing in containers.  Medicinal.  Self seeds easily.

又稱為白落葵. 熱帶不耐寒多年生作為一年生的蔬菜/爬藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  生長快速. 夏秋開小白花,漿果成熟轉黑.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長8-10呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行. 有藥用價值.  容易自行落子繁殖.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba                                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%90%BD%E8%91%B5                            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2561/