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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) 紅萼藤

Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) 紅萼藤

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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) is blooming. 紅萼藤開花了.


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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) bracket after flower is off still remain the shape and color for a long while so it is worth planting. 紅萼藤開完花後花萼仍蠻長時間維持顏色因此很具觀賞價值.


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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) mature seed pod. 紅萼藤成熟的種莢.


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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) seed pod with seeds. 紅萼藤的種莢與種子.

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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) seeds. 紅萼藤的種子.

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Purple Bell Vine (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) seed germination in about 1.5 months. 紅萼藤種子約1個半月孵出.

Tropical tender perennial flowering vine.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Deep red/purplish brown/maroon flowers in summer to frost.   Long blooming time.   Flowers have big lighter red or deep pink bracket which remain for long time even after flower is gone.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds!  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:10′-12′(H)/(L) X 1′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Plants are evergreen in warm climate.

熱帶多年生開花爬藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏到秋末開紫紅色花.  花期很長.  花謝後的深粉紅色的花托仍有觀賞價值.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶鳥類的蜜源!  喜熱不耐寒,在非溫暖地區常作為一年生.  成熟株高10-12呎高/長,寬幅僅約1呎.  繁殖主以種子或扦插方式來進行.  植株於溫暖區域為常綠.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodochiton_atrosanguineus               http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1412/

Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

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Horehund (Marrubium vulgare)歐夏至草

Cold hardy perennial. Well known as a medicinal herb. Easy to grow. Best in full sun location. Small white flower in summer. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and seeds attract birds to feed on. USDA Zones:4-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or division. Self-seed easily. Could be invasive in warm climate regions.

耐寒強健的多年生草花. 以其藥用價值聞名.又稱為銀薄荷或苦薄荷. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處. 夏開白色小花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶,種子吸引鳥類覓食. 耐寒不甚耐熱. 成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1-1.5呎. 繁殖以種子,扦插,壓條或分株的方式來進行. 容易自行落子繁殖. 在溫暖的地區可能成為強勢植物.

Reference links:網路資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrubium_vulgare
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/欧夏至草

How to Make Horehound Candy & Why You Should Love This Bitter Herb


https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-886/white-horehound
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1116/

Yellow Monkey Flower (Mimulus luteus/ Erythranthe lutea) 猴面花

Yellow Monkey Flower (Mimulus luteus/ Erythranthe lutea)猴面花

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Yellow Monkey Flower (Mimulus luteus/ Erythranthe lutea) have pretty good sized flowers in summer. 美麗的猴面花於夏天綻放.


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Yellow Monkey Flower (Mimulus luteus/ Erythranthe lutea) flower is about 5cm in diameter. 猴面花的花徑約5公分.


2019-06-19 Yellow Monkey Flower seed pods and seeds (Mimulus luteus Erythranthe lutea) 猴面花種夾與種子 (3) - Copy

Yellow Monkey Flower seed pods and seeds (Mimulus luteus/ Erythranthe lutea) 猴面花種夾與種子.


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Yellow Monkey Flower (Mimulus luteus Erythranthe lutea) seeds germinated with tiny seed leaves. 猴面花種子孵出長出小小的子葉了.

Cold hardy aquatic perennial. Easy to grow. Best in full sun to partial shade location in pond or wet soil. Native in south of Canada. Yellow flowers with red/purple markings bloom in summer. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. USDA Zones:6-9. Mature size:6″-3′(H)X 9″-1′(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or division. Self-seed. Edible leaves can be eaten raw or cooked.

耐寒多年生的水生植物. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的池塘或濕土中. 原生於南加拿大. 夏季開黃色有著紅紫色般的花朵. 花頗吸引蜂蝶. 耐寒喜溫暖. 成熟株高6吋-3呎,寬幅9吋到1呎. 繁殖以種子,扦插,壓條或分株的方式來進行. 會自行落籽繁殖. 葉片可以生食或煮食,兼具食用與觀賞價值!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythranthe_lutea
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/127046/
http://moorewatergardens.com/product/yellow-monkey-flower-mimulus-luteus/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythranthe_guttata

Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) 茶樹

Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) 茶樹

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Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) seedling. 茶樹的小實生苗.

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Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) seeds. 茶樹的種子.

Evergreen flowering tree with its leaves for tea.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Fragrant white flowers in late fall to winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:8-11. Mature size: 6′-8′(H) X 3′-6′(W). Propagate by seeds or cuttings. Medicinal.

常綠開花樹主用以葉片做茶為主.   植株容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  植株於秋末到冬季開白色單瓣香花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.   喜溫暖不甚耐寒.  成熟株高15-20呎,寬幅6-10呎.  繁殖可以種子,枝條扦插的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_sinensis                                    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/茶树                                                         https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57841/

Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) 美國香槐

Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) 美國香槐

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) tree has yellow fall color. 美國香槐有著金燦燦的秋色.

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) seedpods ripe in late summer to fall. 美國香槐種莢於夏末到秋季時成熟.

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) seedpods ripe in late summer to fall. 美國香槐種莢於夏末到秋季時成熟. A seed and seed pods. 一枚種子與種莢.

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Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) seeds. 美國香槐的種子.

Cold hardy medium sized flowering tree.  Deciduous. Native in US but not common. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Fragrant white or pink flowers in clusters dangling down in late spring.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:30′-50′(H) X 40′-50′(W).  Leaves from green turn yellow in fall. Propagate by seeds.  Yellowwood has yellow wood and sap, sap can be used as yellow dye.

耐寒強健的中型開花樹.  落葉喬木.  原生於美國,但不常見.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  春末開微香懸垂白色花串.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒不甚耐熱. 成熟株高30-50呎高,寬幅40-50呎.  葉色於秋冷時由綠轉為金黃.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  美國香槐的木材為黃色,汁液亦黃,黃色汁液可用作黃色染料.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cladrastis_kentukea                             https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1588/                               http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/clke.html                                        http://canadiantreetours.org/species-pages/Kentucky_yellow-wood.html#flowers_details

 

Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

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Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

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Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

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Bergenia (Bergenia ‘Angel Kiss’) 岩白菜’天使之吻'(蜻蜓系列)

Cold hardy perennial.  Evergreen with dark wine-red winter foliage.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade or light shade location in slightly drier soil.  Small pale pink double flowers in big number in spring.  Good for cut flower.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 9″-1′(W).   Propagate by cuttings or division.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  常綠植物其葉片於秋冬寒冷時轉為深酒紅色.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照或散光處,土壤需排水良好可以偏乾.  春開小小淡粉紅花,花重瓣,以量取勝.  適合切花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜冷還算耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖已扦插或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 網路資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/217122/#b           http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=359097&isprofile=0&=              http://www.terranovanurseries.com/product/bergenia-dragonfly-angel-kiss/

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) 肉桂羅勒

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) 肉桂羅勒

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) is flowering. 肉桂羅勒開花中.

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) is forming seeds. 肉桂羅勒的種子形成中.

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) has purple red/dark red flower buds. 肉桂羅勒的花苞為紫紅/暗紅色.

Never plant this before because never tried this in any food.  Recently tried Vietnamese pho and really please with the combination with this with lime juice in beef soup!  What a genus way to combine these 3 things together!   Annual herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Purple flowers in summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Whole plant is fragrant with basil with cinnamon scent.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

以前不曾種過這種也不曾用過.  最近試過越南菜,相當喜歡它和青檸在牛肉湯裡的味道!  這三種味道都是濃郁的沒有想到融合之後是如此不違和和相得益彰! 原產於墨西哥,其老莖與花萼呈紫紅色,花為紫色.  它是一年生的香草植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  紫萼紫花於夏天開到秋天.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株帶有肉桂香的羅勒香氣.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/920/                              http://blog.igarden.com.tw/2001/05/5M10515.html