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Abiu or Yellow Star Apple (Pouteria caimito)黃晶果or雅美果

Abiu (Pouteria caimito)黃晶果or雅美果

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Abiu or Yellow Star Apple (Pouteria caimito) fruit and the seed. 黃晶果or雅美果的果與種子.

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Abiu or Yellow Star Apple (Pouteria caimito) seed germination in about 2 months. 黃晶果or雅美果的種子約2個月就孵出.

Tropical fruit tree.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location in moist but well drained soil.  Small white flowers in late spring to early summer.  Fruit from green turn yellow when ripe. Inner flesh is sweet and jelly like, one large black oval seed inside.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:40’+(H/W).  Propagate by seeds, air-layering or grafting.  Fast growing.

熱帶果樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處排水佳的濕潤土壤.  春末夏初開小白花.  果實成熟時會由綠轉黃.  厚厚的黃色果皮內包覆著半透明果凍般甜甜的果肉.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅40呎以上.  繁殖以種子,高壓或嫁接的方式來進行.   生長快速.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouteria_caimito                                                          https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/黃晶果                                https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/176701/                                      http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/content/abiu.htm                                                http://www.iplantz.com/plant/1286/pouteria-caimito/

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Fanleaf Violet (Viola ‘Dancing Geisha’)扇葉堇菜

Fanleaf Violet (Viola ‘Dancing Geisha’)扇葉堇菜

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Fanleaf Violet (Viola ‘Dancing Geisha’)扇葉堇菜

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Fanleaf Violet (Viola ‘Dancing Geisha’)扇葉堇菜

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Fanleaf Violet (Viola ‘Dancing Geisha’) flower buds are forming! 扇葉堇菜的花苞形成了!

Cold hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade location in moist soil. Mid spring to early summer with very fragrant single flowered mauve/lavender flowers!  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   This one does not self-seed easily. USDA Zones:5-9.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 6″-9″(W).  Propagate by seeds, cutting or root clump division.  Excellent for woodland garden, alpine garden and in containers.  Suitable for growing indoors.

耐寒強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照處的濕潤土壤.  仲春到初夏間開芬芳的藍紫色小花!  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  這種野性不強,不易自行結種繁殖.  喜寒也耐熱.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅6-9吋.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  很適合林地型花園,高山型花園或盆植.  適合室內種植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/viola-dancing-geisha.html           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55713/                     https://www.gardenmyths.com/favorite-plant-viola-dancing-geisha/

Bear’s Garlic/Wild Garlic(Allium ursinum) 熊蔥

Bear’s Garlic/Wild Garlic(Allium ursinum) 熊蔥

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Bear’s Garlic/Wild Garlic(Allium ursinum) bulbs in dormancy. 熊蔥休眠的球根.

Cold hardy bulbous perennial/leafy vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist but well drained soil.  White flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 3″-6″(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, rhizomes, offsets or division.  Fast growing.

耐寒強健的球根行多年生草本/葉菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤但排水佳的土壤.  春末夏初開白色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  耐寒也算耐熱.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅3-6吋.  繁殖以種子,球根,地下根莖,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  生長快速.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_ursinum
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e7%86%8a%e8%91%b1
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1932/

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

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

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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/

Tigernut Sedge or Chufa Sedge (Cyperus esculentus) 油莎草

Tigernut Sedge or Chufa Sedge (Cyperus esculentus) 油莎草

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Tigernut Sedge or Chufa Sedge (Cyperus esculentus) 油莎草

One of the common weeds!  Cold hardy perennial weedy grass.  Very useful!!   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  USDA Zones:4-9.  The nut like tubers are edible (eating raw or cooked, also are excellent for oil press), the above ground part are good for animal feed.  The nut like tubers taste fragrant and slightly sweet.  Propagate by seeds, bulbs or division.  Fast growing.

它是北美一種原生常見的雜草!  耐寒強健的多年生草.  非常有用!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處. 耐寒也還算耐熱.  可以食用的地下塊莖(可ˋ以直接食用或煮食,更能榨出清香的食用油), 植物的地上部分可供作動物食用的草料.  像是堅果般的地下塊莖又稱為"油莎豆"(英文稱為Tigernut),它的營養價值可是非常高,嚐起來的口味微微甜.  據說其脂肪含量與橄欖相似,富含礦物質特別是磷和鉀且油莎草塊莖不含膽固醇,含鈉量相當低.   繁殖方式以種子,塊莖或分株的方法來進行.  生長快速.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyperus_esculentus                                          https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/油莎草                           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31765/                         http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/local/paper/361688                        https://baike.baidu.com/item/油莎草                             http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/ontweeds/yellow_nutsedge.htm

Mushroom Plant or Rungia (Rungia klossii) 菇蕈味明萼草

Mushroom Plant or Rungia (Rungia klossii) 菇蕈味明萼草

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Mushroom Plant or Rungia (Rungia klossii) 菇蕈味明萼草

Tropical perennial/leafy vegetable.  Leaves are edible raw or cooked.  Native in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location in rich, well drained moist soil.   Small blue flowers in summer.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:2′(H) X 3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.   Suitable for growing in container indoors.

明萼草屬的多年生草花/葉菜.  它是具有菇蕈類美味的葉菜.  葉片可以直接生食或煮食.  原生於紐澳及新幾內亞.   容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照,排水良好的肥沃濕潤的土壤.  夏天開藍色小花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高2呎寬幅3呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?searchterm=Rungia+klossii&search_catalogue_button=Go                   http://www.hishtil.com/our-products/herbs/vegetative-herbs/rungia-klossii/   http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Rungia+klossii          https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/199358/#b    https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/Special-Pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=8069

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) 鮭莓

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) 鮭莓

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Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) in spring. 春天甦醒的鮭莓

One of the native, cold hardy berries!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location.  Prickly.  Pink flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Berries ripe in late summer from green turn orange then mature to pale red.  Edible ripe berries attract birds and wild life.  Berries can be eaten straight or making jam.  USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:4′-8′(H) X 3′-4′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.

耐寒強健的一種原生莓果類!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處.  植株有刺.  春末夏初時開粉紅色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  所結莓果於夏末時節由綠轉橙色後成熟轉為淡紅色.  可食的熟果吸引鳥類等小動物覓食.  果實可以直接食用或製成果醬.  耐寒也還算耐熱.   成熟株高4-8呎,寬幅3-4呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_spectabilis                                       https://tieba.baidu.com/p/4098593228?pn=11                               https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56820/