Tag Archive | ground cover

‘Blue My Mind’Evolvulus (Evolvulus ‘Blue My Mind’) 土丁桂

‘Blue My Mind’Evolvulus (Evolvulus ‘Blue My Mind’) 土丁桂

2016-06-05'Blue My Mind' (3) (Medium)

‘Blue My Mind’Evolvulus (Evolvulus ‘Blue My Mind’) 土丁桂

2016-06-05'Blue My Mind' (2) (Medium)

‘Blue My Mind’Evolvulus (Evolvulus ‘Blue My Mind’) has cute blue flowers.  You can see the flower size in this image. 土丁桂有著藍色的可愛小花. 此圖可見花徑的大小.

Tropical tender perennial often are planted as annual.  Native in Tropical America. Cute small blue flowers bloom in summer to fall.  Long blooming time.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Full sun location will have more flowers.    Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  This type of plants usually are propagated by seeds or cuttings.

熱帶多年生草花常當作一年生來栽培使用.  原生於熱帶美洲. 夏到秋開可愛的藍色小花. 花期很長. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  全日照較佳花量會較多.  花頗吸引蜂蝶鳥類.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.    這類植物通常以種子或扦插來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolvulus                                                https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%9C%9F%E4%B8%81%E6%A1%82%E5%B1%9E   http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/207245/

 

Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea ‘Blue Form’) 腎葉菫菜

Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea ‘Blue Form’) 腎葉菫菜

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Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea ‘Blue Form’) is blooming with the first cute flower! 腎葉菫菜開了第一朵可愛的小花!

 

Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea 'Blue Form') 腎葉菫菜.

Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea ‘Blue Form’) is easy to propagate by sections of the runner.腎葉菫菜容易以走莖切段來繁殖.

 

Also is called Australian Violet, Trailing Violet.  Fast growing with runner, not easy to set seeds.  Prefers growing in shade.  Small single white flowers with blue/violet marking in the center.  Quite a cute look!   Very easy to grow and propagate. This fast growing tender perennial usually grow in warm climate. Some warm countries may consider it as weed.  Mature size:6″(H) x 1′(W).  Prefers growing in partial shade location.  Easy to propagate by runners or dividing the plant clumps.  USDA Zones:9+.

這種腎葉菫菜並不耐寒,還好在溫帶只能住單盆室內種植.  它是耐蔭的多年生草花,開白色小花,花中心有紫暈,蠻小巧,討人喜愛的!  由於生長十分快速,在一些較溫暖的國家被視為雜草. 成熟株高6吋,寬幅約1呎.  以分株或走莖來繁殖為主.  非常容易栽種及繁殖.  喜半日照.

How to grow strawberry from seeds (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵法

How to grow strawberry from seeds (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵法

Ripe strawberry surface has lots of seeds. (Fragaria) 草莓表面有許多成熟的種子.

Ripe strawberry surface has lots of seeds. (Fragaria) 草莓表面有許多成熟的種子.

2015-01-30Strawberry seed lings germination  (Medium)

Strawberry seeds germination (Fragaria) 草莓種子孵出小苗.

Strawberry seedlings have the first leaf. (Fragaria) 草莓種苗長出第一片本葉.

Strawberry seedlings have the first leaf. (Fragaria) 草莓種苗長出第一片本葉.

It is one of the fast growing fruit!  So easy to grow in full sun location with moist but well drained soil.

草莓是生長快速的水果之一!  全日照下在濕潤但排水良好的土壤中很容易種植.

1.You can pick the seeds from a ripe strawberry surface with a pair of tweezers or buy a packet of seeds.

1.種子可從一顆新鮮成熟的草莓表面用鑷子取下種植或者買包種子來栽種.

2.Plant your seeds in a container which better comes with a clear lid, fill with potting soil.  Moist the soil a bit but not too wet.   Sprinkle the seeds on top of soil then cover with the lid.  Place the container in warm partial shade location.

2.種子均勻灑在填土後的有蓋苗盆土表.  略澆溼土壤但不可太溼.  蓋上蓋子後悶孵.  苗盆放在溫暖的半日照處.

3.Seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks.  Open the lid to get fresh air and check the progress once a day.

3.種子約2-3週發芽.  每日開蓋一次換氣並檢查進度.

4.Transplant the seedlings when they have 6 leaves.  Keep seedlings moist in full sun location.  You may start to apply fertilizer.

4.小苗有6片本葉時可以移植.  移植後的小苗要繼續保濕並改移到全日照處種植.  可以開始施肥.

It is a very hardy perennial.  You may want to pick the variety with long blooming time, this way the plants you grow will have longer harvest season.  Growing from seeds this spring and next year you may harvest your own strawberries!  🙂

草莓植株是非常強健的多年生草花.  買種子包的話要儘可能選用花期較長的品種來種植,這樣採收期也會拉長.  如果今年冬/春天開始種子的種植,可能明年就能吃到結果的草莓!  🙂

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis)鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis)鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis)鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis)鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis) on natural vertical stone wall 在天然直立石牆上垂吊的鐃鈸花

Kenilworth Ivy(Cymbalaria muralis) on natural vertical stone wall 在天然直立石牆上垂吊的鐃鈸花

Very hardy perennial with ivy kind of tiny foliage. Very dense low mound ground cover with yellow centered tiny snapdragon shape lavender flowers for months from summer to fall. Excellent for rock garden or roof garden. Very easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location or in pots. Easy to propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or dividing the plants in early spring or fall. Evergreen and tolerants light foot traffic. USDA Zones:6-9. Mature size:5-7cm(H) x 30-45cm(W).

非常強健的多年生草花有著類似常春藤般的迷你葉形. 密度高,匍匐型的低矮地被,花形類似金魚草,花心有黃色點,花為淡紫色.花小而多,花期很長從夏天到秋天. 適宜種在全日照到半日照處,岩砌花園,盆植或做為吊盆亦佳. 容易以種子,扦插,壓條或分株來繁殖. 常綠. 不是太耐踩. 成熟株高5-7公分,寬幅30-45公分.

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort(Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花

Blue Leadwort starts to bloom (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)角柱花開始開花

Nice hardy ground cover! Very easy to grow. It prefers full sun to partial shade location. Small blue flowers in late summer to fall. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Foliage from green turn copper red in fall. Good for shade garden and rock garden. USDA Zones:5-9. Mature size:5″-8″(H) x 1.5′(W). Easy to propagate by stem cuttings or dividing plant clumps in early spring.

是藍雪科角柱花屬的一種多年生草本地被植物. 非常容易栽種. 喜全日照到半日照的環境. 夏末到仲秋開深藍色小花,花吸引蜂蝶. 秋天葉色會由綠轉紅頗具特色. 非常容易栽種,繁殖以扦插或分株為主. 成熟株高5-8吋,寬幅為1.5呎.

Dwarf Fleeceflower (Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’)密穗蓼

Dwarf Fleeceflower (Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’)密穗蓼

Dwarf Fleeceflower (Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’)密穗蓼

Dwarf Fleeceflower (Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’)密穗蓼

Very hardy, easy growing perennial. This summer blooming short ground cover is very dense, for some area is low traffic is excellent as lawn substance. Good for rock garden. It prefers full sun to partial shade location. Drought tolerant once it established. With full sun the foliage turns bronze-red in fall. USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:0.5′(H) x 1′-2′(W). Easy to propagate by dividing plant in spring or seeds.

非常強健,容易栽種的多年生草花. 它算是夏天開花的低矮地被植物,由於密度高對不常踩踏的地方來說是不錯的可代替草皮的地被.. 喜全日照到半日照的環境. 它適應環境後蠻耐旱的. 全日照處的葉色於秋天會轉紅. 耐寒. 成熟株高:0.5呎高,1-2呎寬. 容易於春天時分株或種子來繁殖.