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Wild Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia ‘Abbreviata Seringe’)山苦瓜

Wild bitter melon (Momordica charantia ‘Abbreviata Seringe’)山苦瓜

2018-05-25 Wild Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia 'Abbreviata Seringe')山苦瓜 - Copy

Wild Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia ‘Abbreviata Seringe’) seedling. 山苦瓜的小實生苗.

Annual vegetable vine/herb.  Prefer growing in warm to hot temperature.  Very easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained soil.  Yellow flowers in summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees.  The whole plant has strong bitter odor.  Small edible fruit ripe to orange, fruit contains seeds with red coating.   Tender shoots and young leaves are also good for cooking. Whole plant can be dried and store for herbal tea use.  Medicianl.  Mature size:10′-12′(H/L) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds.

葫蘆科苦瓜屬,一年生之草質藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處排水佳的濕潤土壤.  夏到秋開黃色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株有苦味,結的果實比一般苦瓜要小些,外皮綠色果熟時轉為橙色,果內種子有紅色籽囊包覆.  全株可以食用. 全株可以乾燥後貯存作為泡茶用. 藥用.  成熟株高藤長呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://lam.hl.gov.tw/hadd/index.aspx?unit=cyclopaedia&p=detail&index=1&ac=18       https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40495-016-0045-2                                 http://www.stuartxchange.org/AmpalayangLigaw.html          https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/61001/


Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) 鹿蹄草

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) 鹿蹄草

2018-04-21 Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) 鹿蹄草 (1) - Copy

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) is a low mount groundcover with evergreen glossy foliage and bright edible red berries. 鹿蹄草是低矮的地被,有著常綠的葉與可食性紅色果實.

Cold hardy perennial/groundcover.  Evergreen glossy foliage with bright red marble sized edible berries which is very attractive!   Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in acidic, slightly moist but well drained soil.  Small pinkish white bell shaped flowers in spring.  Flowers attract bees, ripe berries attract birds and wildlife.  Ripe fruit tastes like tooth paste because in old days tooth paste manufacture chose this refreshing flavor!  But now tried the berries just feel that I am eating a “tooth paste" flavored berries!  USDA Zones:3-8.  Mature size:2″-6″(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.  Bronze red foliage in fall.  Suitable for container indoors.  Excellent for woodland garden and alpine garden.

耐寒強健的多年生/地被植物.  有著光滑葉面的常綠葉片和彈珠大小鮮紅的可食性果實使得它極具觀賞價值!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處的酸性土壤,土壤偏濕但仍需排水良好.  春開鈴狀粉紅色小花.  花頗吸引蜂類,果實成熟吸引鳥類及野生動物.  熟紅的果實嚐起來有"牙膏味"因為早期牙膏廠商用其清新的果味選作了當作牙膏的味道!  但現在嚐到果實反過來卻覺得是"牙膏味"頗為奇怪!  喜韓不耐熱.  成熟株高2-6吋,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  秋天時葉片為由綠轉紅銅色的美麗秋色.  適合室內盆植.  很適合用於林地型花園和高山型花園.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaultheria_procumbens                    https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1101/

Double European Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis ‘Flore Plena’ or ‘Prolificans’) 重瓣鈴蘭

Double European Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis ‘Flore Plena’ or ‘Prolificans’) 重瓣鈴蘭

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Double European Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis ‘Flore Plena’ or ‘Prolificans’) bulbs. 重瓣鈴蘭的球根.

Cold hardy perennial.  Mostly are grown as ground cover.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade location in rich moist soil.  Double white bell shaped flower bloom in mid spring, very fragrant!   Flowers attract bees.  Excellent for cut flower.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:8″(H) X 2′(W).  Propagate by bulbs, offsets, rhizomes or division.   Excellent growing in containers.   Excellent for woodland garden.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  多當地被植物來種植.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照處的肥沃濕潤的土壤.  重瓣白色鈴狀花於仲春盛開,花香濃郁宜人!  花為頗吸引蜂類的蜜源.   很適合切花.  耐寒不甚耐熱.  成熟株高8吋寬幅可達到2呎.  繁殖以無性繁殖,球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.   很適合盆植.  很適合林地型花園.   植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/166377                  https://garden.org/plants/view/233208/Lily-of-the-Valley-Convallaria-majalis-Flore-Pleno/ https://plantlust.com/plants/32701/convallaria-majalis-flore-pleno/


Lychee (Litchi chinensis) 荔枝

Lychee (Litchi chinensis) 荔枝

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Lychee (Litchi chinensis) 荔枝 whole fruit in mesh bag, fruit after removed peel and seeds. 網袋裡的荔枝果,去皮的果粒以及種子.

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Lychee (Litchi chinensis) fresh seeds germinate in about 2 weeks. 荔枝新鮮種子約2週發芽.

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Lychee (Litchi chinensis) seedling is growing true leaves. 荔枝小實生苗長出本葉.

Tropical fruit tree with edible sweet juicy fruit.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Fragrant small white flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees.  Fruit is very sweet and juicy, delicious!  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:30′-40′(H) X 15′-20′(W).   Propagate by seeds, grafting or layering.

熱帶果樹結可食用的甜嫩多汁的果實.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末夏初開白色芳香的小花.  花頗吸引蜂類. 果實甜而多汁,非常好吃!  植株喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高30-40呎,寬幅15-20呎.  繁殖以種子,嫁接或高壓的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lychee                                                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%8D%94%E6%9E%9D                        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/48890/#b

Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) 直立延齡草or紅花延齡草

Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) 直立延齡草or紅花延齡草


Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) 直立延齡草or紅花延齡草

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Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) seed pod and seeds. 直立延齡草or紅花延齡草的種莢與種子.

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Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) seeds start to germinate after 3 months! 直立延齡草or紅花延齡草種子播種3個月後開始發芽了!

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Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) seeds germination. 直立延齡草or紅花延齡草的種子發芽.

Cold hardy bulbous perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist soil.  Showy dark red flowers in mid to late spring.  Flowers attract bees.  USDA Zones:2-8.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 9″-1′(W).   Propagate by seeds (do not store well), rhizomes, tubers, offsets or division.

耐寒強健的多年生球根花卉. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處,排水佳的濕潤土壤.  仲春到春末開亮麗的暗紅色花朵.  花頗吸引蜂類.  極耐寒但不甚耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅6吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子(活性短,無法久存),地下根莖/球根/側芽或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links:   參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillium_erectum               http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1108/#b                         http://sequimplants.com/sowing-trilliums-and-other-hard-to-grow-seed

Ice Plant (Delosperma ‘Jewel of Desert Topaz’) 軟葉鱗菊

Ice Plant (Delosperma ‘Jewel of Desert Topaz’) 軟葉鱗菊

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Ice Plant (Delosperma ‘Jewel of Desert Topaz’) 軟葉鱗菊

Cold hardy perennial, succulent.  Evergreen. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location in well drained soil.  Summer to fall with cute small orange flowers with pink and white center.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees.  USDA Zones:4/5-10. Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by cuttings or division.   Suitable for containers.  Excellent for alpine rock garden.

耐寒強健的多年生草花,多肉植物.  常綠.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處排水佳的土壤.  夏秋開局色小花,花心為粉色到白色. 花期很長. 花頗吸引蜂類.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高3-6吋頗為低矮,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以扦插或分株的方式來進行.  適合盆植.  很適合高山或岩砌花園的種植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/delosperma-cooperi-jewel-of-desert-topaz.html         http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/205881/#b                  http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/4955/jewel-of-the-desert-topaz-ice-plant/

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) 維吉尼亞水葉草

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草

2017-06-14 Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草 (4)(Medium)

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  is flowering and seeding. 維吉尼亞水葉草開花並結子中.

2017-06-14 Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草 (6)(Medium)

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草

Cold hardy perennial. This native woodland wildflower is very easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist rich soil.  The young plants and leaves are edible after harvested and cooked.  Late spring to early summer with small pale pink/lavender flowers in clusters.  Flowers attract bees.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.   Self-seeded, could be invasive.

非常耐寒強健的多年生草花.  這種原生於林地裡濕地的野花很容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處.  小苗及莖葉均可煮食後食用.  春末夏初時開淡粉紅色或非常淡紫色的簇生小花.  花頗吸引蜂類.  耐寒不耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  容易自行落子繁殖,可能是強勢植物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.grandmorainegrowers.ca/perennia.htm         https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/hydrophyllum/virginianum/      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56500/