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Columbia Guinep or Spanish Lime (Melicoccus bijugatus) 哥倫比亞青龍眼

Columbia Guinep or Spanish Lime (Melicoccus bijugatus) 哥倫比亞青龍眼

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Columbia Guinep or Spanish Lime (Melicoccus bijugatus) 哥倫比亞青龍眼

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Columbia Guinep or Spanish Lime (Melicoccus bijugatus) fruit inner flesh and seed.哥倫比亞青龍眼果肉與種子.

Tropical fruit tree.  Fruit looks like small lime.  The inside flesh is silky and flavorful but not as sweet and firm just to compare with longan (Dimocarpus longan).  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white fragrant flowers in late winter to mid spring.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size: 40′(H) X 20′-30′(W). Propagate by seeds or layering.

熱帶果樹.  果實外觀像是小顆青檸.  果肉多汁酸甜適中,口感絲滑偏軟. 與龍眼相比,龍眼較甜,果肉口感也較紮實. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 冬末到仲春開白色芳香的小花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高40呎,寬幅20-30呎.  繁殖以種子或壓條/高壓的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melicoccus_bijugatus     https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/102874/        http://www.iplantz.com/plant/1044/melicoccus-bijugatus/

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American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) 美洲黃荷

American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) 美洲黃荷

2017-11-12 American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) 美洲黃荷

American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) day 5 seeds germination in a clean water jar. Green shoot are visible. 美洲黃荷蓮子磨硬種殼後於清水孵種的第5天. 可以看到綠芽生長出.

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American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) seeds.美洲黃荷的種子.

It is one of the rare/endangered native plants in Ontario.  Cold hardy aquatic perennial, edible.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in pond.  Edible fleshy tubers, leaves and seeds.  Large fragrant yellow to pale yellow flowers in summer to early fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Large seed pods ripe and dried in late fall which is excellent for flower arrangement! USDA Zones:4-11.  Mature size:5′-7′(H) X as wide as the large container/pond.  Propagate by seeds, tubers, offsets or division.   Medicinal.

這物種為安大略省稀有/瀕危的原生物種之一. 耐寒強健的多年生水生植物,可食用.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的水塘或濕地.   可以食用的部位為粗肥的地下藕節,荷葉與蓮子.  芳香的黃色/淡黃色大花於夏天開到初秋.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  秋末的大蓮蓬成熟並乾燥很適合作為插花的花材. 耐寒也耐熱. 成熟株高(水面上)5-7呎,寬幅可以長滿池塘.  繁殖以種子,藕節,側芽,或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_lutea                                     https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%BE%8E%E6%B4%B2%E9%BB%84%E8%8E%B2          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/32227/#b                       http://www.rbg.ca/archive/rare/epo_nlut.htm             https://nativeplants.evergreen.ca/search/view-plant.php?ID=00822

Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) 紅葉槿

Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) 紅葉槿

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Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) seeds. 紅葉槿的種子.

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Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) seeds germination quickly. These are day5. 紅葉槿種子出芽快. 這些是播後第5天.

Also known as cranberry hibiscus or African rosemallow.  Tropical perennial, vegetable.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Deep pink/red flowers bloom repeatedly.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 4′-6′(W).   Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  The burgundy foliage are edible raw or cooked as vegetable.  Suitable for growing in container indoors.  Fast growing.

錦葵科. 熱帶多年生草花/蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  深粉紅色/紅色花開花不斷.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高3-4呎,寬幅4-6呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  深紅色葉片可以當葉菜來生食或煮食.  適合室內盆植.  生長快速.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus_acetosella                  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/63750/

 

Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis x sheldonii ‘Lingholm’ ) 喜瑪拉雅藍罌粟or綠絨蒿

Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis x sheldonii ‘Lingholm’ ) 喜瑪拉雅藍罌粟or綠絨蒿

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Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis x sheldonii ‘Lingholm’ ) 喜瑪拉雅藍罌粟or綠絨蒿

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow. Although it is one of the uncommon pretty plants.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist but well drained rich soil.  Striking large to medium sized blue flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Best in groups.  Excellent for woodland garden!   Propagate by seeds or division.  Plant is toxic if ingested.  This variety is a hybrid, fertile and able to produce viable seeds.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種. 雖然它是眾多不常見的美花之一. 最好栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤但排水佳的沃土.  令人驚艷的中大型藍色花於春末到夏初盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒也一定程度的耐熱,但在溫暖的熱帶則無法越夏. 成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  最好區塊種植.  最適合林地型的花園! 繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  植株有毒勿食.  這品種是雜交而來並且可以生產有效種子.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.meconopsis.org/pages/firsttime.html

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54011/

https://www.dobbies.com/products/plants/cottage-garden-plants/meconopsis-x-sheldonii-lingholm/

Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹

Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹

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Annatto (Bixa orellana) seeds. 胭脂樹的種子.

2017-09-23 Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹

Annatto (Bixa orellana) seed germination in about 2 months. 胭脂樹的種子約2個月發芽.

Tropical tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink flowers in late summer to early winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Long blooming time.  Seed pods from red to reddish brown, beautiful winter attraction in warm climate.  Seeds are ingredient for red food color.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:6′-15′(H) X 10′-20′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Suitable for containers indoors.  Medicinal.

熱帶樹種.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 夏末到冬初開粉紅色花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  花期頗長. 種莢於溫暖地區的冬天會由紅轉為紅褐色,頗具觀賞價值.  種子為紅色染料的主要原料.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6-15呎,寬幅10-20呎.  繁殖以種子為主.  適合室內盆植.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annatto                                               https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%83%AD%E8%84%82%E6%A8%B9%E7%B4%85   http://blog.xuite.net/e2202778/boaboa/66083110-%E8%83%AD%E8%84%82%E6%A8%B9       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55258/#b

Yellow Wax Bells (Kirengeshoma palmate) 黃山梅

Yellow Wax Bells (Kirengeshoma palmate) 黃山梅

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Yellow Wax Bells (Kirengeshoma palmate) has showy yellow flowers. 黃山梅的花也頗引人注意.

Cold hardy perennial. Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location.  Waxy nodding yellow flowers in late spring to early summer.  Showy yellow flowers attract bees and butterflies.    USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).   Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Medicinal.  Excellent in woodland garden.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處.  春末夏初開黃色蠟質向下開的花朵.  顯眼的花朵頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒不甚耐熱.  成熟株高3-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  很適合林地型有蔭的花園.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirengeshoma_palmata                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%BB%84%E5%B1%B1%E6%A2%85            http://wimastergardener.org/article/yellow-wax-bells-kirengeshoma-palmata/

Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

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Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) bulbs. 薤白的球根.

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Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

Cold hardy bulbous perennial/vegetable/herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Long leaves are hollow.  Whole plant with garlic/chives odor, spicy.  Pale red/purple flowers in summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.    USDA Zones:5-10. Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 6″-9″(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Medicinal.

耐寒多年生草本球根植物/蔬菜/料理香草.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  有著中空的狹長葉片.  全草有蒜韭味道,辛辣. 淡淡的紅色/紫色花於夏天盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅6吋到9吋呎.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_macrostemon                                 https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%96%A4%E7%99%BD                 http://cht.a-hospital.com/w/%E8%96%A4%E7%99%BD