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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/

Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’)香菫菜

Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’)香菫菜

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Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’) its edible flowers have nice sweet fragrance. 香菫菜的可食的花朵散發著甜香.

 

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Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’)香菫菜

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Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’)ripe seed pod and seeds. 香菫菜成熟的種莢與種子.

Very easy to grow!  This hardy perennial/herb is best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.   Fragrant purple/violet flower from early spring to late spring/early summer!  Very short ground cover, care free.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   USDA Zones:4-10. Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.   Edible.   Good for cut flower!

非常容易栽種!  這種強健的多年生草花/香草最好是栽種在全日照到半日照處的溼潤土壤.  春到夏初盛開著深紫色有著濃濃甜香味的可愛小花!  它是很低矮的地被,不需照顧的.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  極耐寒也很耐旱.  成熟株高僅3-6吋,寬幅約1呎.  繁殖方式可以種子,扦插,分株等方式來進行.  可食.  可切花!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/VIQC.html                                                         http://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Flower-Seed/Viola-Queen-Charlotte.html#.VxKo5F72Zok                                   https://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/view/?id=3906                                    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/90779/

 

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) 仙鶴草  

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) 仙鶴草 Plant and flower image see wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrimonia_eupatoria

Agrimony seeds. (Agrimonia eupatoria) 仙鶴草種子.  

Agrimony seeds. (Agrimonia eupatoria) 仙鶴草種子.

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) seed germination.  仙鶴草種子發芽.  

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) seed germination. 仙鶴草種子發芽.

Agrimony seedling.(Agrimonia eupatoria) 仙鶴草實生苗. 

Agrimony seedling.(Agrimonia eupatoria) 仙鶴草實生苗.

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) 仙鶴草 

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) 仙鶴草

Medicinal perennial herb.  Hardy and easy to grow.  USDA Zones: 5-9.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Small yellow flowers in summer.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Propagate by seeds or dividing plant clumps. 薔薇科多年生耐寒藥草.   它是用來止血涼血及抗菌的. 容易栽種並耐寒. 成熟植株高3-4呎, 寬幅2-3呎. 夏開小黃花. 最好種在全日照到半日照的環境.  以種子或分株來繁殖. “A refreshing tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves, flowers and stems[2, 183]. It can be drunk hot or cold[183]. It was formerly very popular either on its own or added to China tea, having a peculiar delicacy and aroma[4]. Seed – dried and ground into a meal. A famine food, used when all else fails[179]. This report could refer to A. pilosa. Ledeb. (q.v.)."– quote from http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Agrimonia+eupatoria “藥草茶的使用是用花,葉及梗的鮮品或乾品來沖泡.  冷熱皆宜. 單獨泡或加入一般茶葉中. 種子磨成粉可作為救荒的食物."–摘自網站資料: http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Agrimonia+eupatoria In the Language of Flowers Agrimony means thankfulness or gratitude. 花語: 感謝或感恩. Reference links: 資料參考連結: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrimonia_eupatoria http://www.hasfer.com/zyzy/zhuanti/xianhecao/ http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Agrimonia+eupatoria

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果

Low temperature baked dried Monk Fruit /Luo Han Quo. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果低溫烘烤乾燥後的果實.

Dried Monk Fruit /Luo Han Kuo. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 第三代乾羅漢果的果實表面光滑.

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Quo seeds. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果的種子.

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Kuo seeds. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果的種子.

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Guo seeds germinate in 3 weeks. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果種子3週就發芽.

Monk Fruit /Luo Han Guo seeds germinate in 3 weeks. (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果種子3週就發芽.

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Monk Fruit seedling. /Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果小苗.

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Monk Fruit seedling. /Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) 羅漢果小苗.

It is a perennial vine growing for fruit and medicinal herb tea use.  It is native in south of China and Thailand.  It require male and female plant for pollination in order to fruit.  The pulp of inner fruit has been used as sweetener because it is 300 times+ sweeter than cane sugar.   It is diabetec-safe sweetener similar to stevia. 多年生草本的爬藤. 食用與藥用植物.  原生於中國南方與泰國.  有資料是說它雌雄異株.  所以在種植發苗時要多種幾株以授粉結果.  果肉常用來當甜味劑,因其甜味比蔗糖的甜度高300多倍.  和甜菊一樣都是糖尿病患可以安全使用的. Mature size:10′-20′(H)/(L).  USDA Zones: 10-11.   Propagation by seed or cuttings.  The plant has heart shape foliage.  Yellow male flowers and female flowers blooming in summer and fruit in fall.  Fast growing.  Plant prefers growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained soil.  But it does not like the afternoon sun.  It grows In warm climate but require cool temperature at night.  Plant do not tolerant temperature under 5 degree C.    This vine will need a good support for vine to cling on.   Fruit is common to be fond in Chinese medicine store or Asian supermarket.   Seed germination is about 2 months. 成熟株高10-20呎. 不耐寒. 繁殖以種子或扦插.  葉片心形.  夏開黃色的雄花及雌花,秋果成熟可以採收.  生長速度快.  它喜全日照到半日照處排水良好的土壤中生長.  但它不喜西曬.  最好是氣候溫暖的地區其夜溫涼爽的環境最佳. 忍受溫度不可低於攝氏5度.  藤須有良好的棚架來支撐.  亞洲超市或各大中藥行均有販售乾燥的果實.  種子從播種到發芽約2個月. Reference links:  參考網站連結: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siraitia_grosvenorii Male and female flowers images: http://wenda.gllhg.com/1511.aspx http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/ask-diet-doctor-monk-fruit https://www.horizonherbs.com/product.asp?specific=1507 資料參考連結: http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%BE%85%E6%BC%A2%E6%9E%9C 雄花與雌花:  Link of male and female flowers images: http://wenda.gllhg.com/1511.aspx 羅漢果種植園地的選擇 http://wellzone.info/redirect.php?tid=19&goto=lastpost

Echinacea紫錐花

Echinacea紫錐花
There are so many different kinds of them… I love them all! 它們太多種了…我都很愛!2013-07-13 015 (Medium)2013-07-13 004 (Medium)2013-07-13 023 (Medium)

紅紫蘇Perilla (Perilla frutescens var. crispa f. purpurea)

紅紫蘇

紅紫蘇Perilla (Perilla frutescens var. crispa f. purpurea)

為一年生草本植物,容易栽種,會自行結子繁殖。

紫蘇的莖、葉和種子均可入藥,其葉稱為蘇葉,具有解表散寒、行氣和胃功效;其果實紫蘇子又名蘇子黑蘇子野麻子鐵蘇子,具有降氣消痰、平喘、潤肺功效;紫蘇梗有理氣寬中、止痛、安胎功效。

紫蘇富含礦物質和維生素,具有很好的抗炎作用,而且可為其他食品保鮮和殺菌,其葉可製作菜肴,也可用來腌制泡菜,種子富含有益健康的紫蘇油,這種油具有強烈的香氣。

~以上摘自維基百科

Perilla is a common fragrant herb can be used for food or medicine.  It is annual , easy to grow in full sun area.   It is self-seeded.

同花母菊Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea)

同花母菊Pineapple Weed

學名: Matricaria discoidea菊科母菊屬植物。分布於北美、歐亞洲等地,生長於海拔400米至700米的地區,一般生長在曠野、路邊或宅旁,目前尚未由人工引種栽培。

開花後會呈黃綠色, 膨大結像類似迷你鳳梨型的花托,可摘下洗淨直接當零食食用,或摘下泡茶.  有鳳梨般香味,我吃過它的口味還不錯.  有時口感會偏苦.  是一可食性野花.  植株非常低矮,喜歡全日照,土壤不拘,耐旱,根系淺. 

有人也吃過或種過嗎?

浪漫花果茶 (Luxury Herbal Tea)

浪漫花果茶 (Luxury Herbal Tea)

一大壺(Use a big pot)

沸騰的熱水(Boiling hot water)

2 個紅茶茶包(2 Black tea teabags)

½個香吉士柳橙 (皮要刷乾淨) 連皮切呈薄片 (1/2 Orange – brush and wash it clean, slice it with peel on)

½個蘋果 (皮要刷乾淨) 連皮切呈薄片 (1/2 Apple – wash it clean, slice it with skin on)

½個熟的西洋梨 (皮要刷乾淨) 連皮切呈薄片 (1/2 Ripe pear – wash it clean, slice it with skin on)

½個檸檬 (皮要刷乾淨) 連皮切呈薄片 (1/2 Lemon – brush and wash it clean, slice it with peel on)

1 大匙乾燥的薰衣草花 (1 Tablespoon of dried lavender flowers)

1 小把新鮮薄荷 (1 Small bunch of fresh mint)

1個新鮮熟草莓, 洗淨切成薄片 (1 Whole fresh ripe strawberry, wash it clean, slice it)

蜂蜜調味 (Sweeten with honey)

*將所有材料置入於大壺中, 沖入熱開水後稍悶2分鐘即可試甜味, 可依個人喜好酌加蜂蜜

午後喝這個配上精緻小點心, 再加上背景輕音樂和一本好書—真是悠閒浪漫幸福啊!

*Place all ingredients into a large tea pot, fill with boiling hot water, steep for 2 minutes, adjust the honey usage to sweeten the tea as desired.  Drink this tea in the afternoon with a nice treat or pastry.  It is perfect while listening to light music or reading a good book!