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Lemon Catnip (Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’) 檸檬貓薄荷

Lemon Catnip (Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’) 檸檬貓薄荷

2017-08-14 Lemon Catnip (Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora') 檸檬貓薄荷 (2) - Copy

Lemon Catnip (Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’) flowers. 檸檬貓薄荷的花.

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Lemon Catnip (Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’) 檸檬貓薄荷

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Lemon Catnip (Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’) seeds. 檸檬貓薄荷的種子.

Biennial herb.  Lemon catnip, cats love to eat and smell the plant!  Aromatic.  This is probably the best fragrance of all catnip! Very pleasant! 🙂 Easy to grow from seeds!  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small pale pink to white flowers in summer to fall.  Whole plant has nice lemony fragrance!  USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Propagate by seeds. Medicinal.  Edible for humans as well for calming.   Suitable for growing in containers.

二年生香草. 檸檬貓薄荷,貓咪很愛吃也很愛聞它的味道! 這種大概是諸多貓薄荷中是最香最好聞的了!  🙂 容易由種子來栽種!  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  小小的淡粉到白色的花從夏天開到秋天.  全株有著好聞的香濃檸檬味!  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅1-1.5呎. 繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  藥用.   沒錯,人也可以用不過和貓的作用相反,對人則變成有放鬆,鎮靜,助眠等作用.  適合盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.cat-world.com.au/all-about-catnip.html                                                               https://www.newlifeonahomestead.com/catnip-edible-medicinal-herb/        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54879/#b                              http://www.floralencounters.com/Seeds/seed_detail.jsp?productid=99528                 http://www.twwiki.com/wiki/%E6%AA%B8%E6%AA%AC%E8%B2%93%E8%96%84%E8%8D%B7

Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) 紅瓜

Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) 紅瓜

2016-06-05Ivy Gourd Seedlings (4) (Medium)

Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) seeds germinated quite fast and easy! 紅瓜種子孵種時間很短,容易孵出.

2016-06-01Ivy Gourd (1) - Copy (Medium)

Ivy Gourd (Coccinia grandis) seeds. 紅瓜的種子.

Tropical tender perennial fruit/vegetable vine.  Native in warm climate.  Very easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained moist soil.  White flowers in spring to summer, followed by  green and ripe to be red fruit which shape like cucumber.  Ripe fruit is sweet can be eaten straight or candied.  Young tender shoots and leaves can be cooked as vegetables.  Fast growing so can be invasive in warm climate.   USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H) X 8′-10′(W). Propagate by seeds.  In order to fruit, you will need male or female plants.  Medicinal.

葫蘆科紅瓜屬的多年生瓜藤.  是水果也是蔬菜.  原生於溫暖的熱帶/亞熱帶地區.  非常容易栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處,喜排水佳的濕潤土壤.  春夏間開白色花,後結如大黃瓜般的綠色瓜,熟時轉紅.  紅色的熟瓜味甜可生食或糖漬. 嫩芽葉可如蔬菜炒食.  生長快速所以可能在溫暖的地區會變成強勢入侵的植物. 喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高8-10呎,寬幅亦同.   主以種子來繁殖,也可扦插或壓條.  它是雌雄異株,需雌雄授粉才能結果.  可藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinia_grandis                          http://eyoung123.pixnet.net/blog/post/28958017-%e7%b4%85%e7%93%9c          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/32030/


Bat Plant (Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) 老虎鬚/箭根薯

Bat Plant (Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) 老虎鬚/箭根薯

Exotic flower!!  Flowers see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacca_chantrieri

Bat Plant seeds. ( Tacca chantrieri 'Black Bat Plant') 老虎鬚種子.

Bat Plant seeds. ( Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) 老虎鬚種子.

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Black bat flower (Tacca chantrieri) germinate seeds on wet paper towel in a re-sealable container with the clear lid for easy observation. 黑老虎鬚(Tacca chantrieri)種子孵法:種子排置在濕紙巾上,用有透明盒蓋的容器來孵,比較容易觀察種子孵出情形. 2015-12-02開始孵種子.

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Bat Plant ( Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) Seed germination in 1 week if keep the seeds in warm and moist condition. But in normal room temperature will take 1-2 months. 老虎鬚/箭根薯維持種子的偏高溫高濕度但不泡在水裡,種子可以1星期就開始陸續孵出. 正常室溫則需1-2個月.


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Bat Plant ( Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) seed germination. 老虎鬚/箭根薯種子孵出.

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Bat Plant ( Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) seed germination prograss, forming the roots and shoot. 老虎鬚/箭根薯種子孵出後下面長出根系,上面長出葉芽.


Bat Plant (Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) seedlings showing its tiny leaf. 老虎鬚/箭根薯小苗們長出小小綠葉了.

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Bat Plant (Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) seedling is forming the second leaf. 老虎鬚/箭根薯小實生苗的第2片葉正在形成中.

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Bat Plant (Tacca chantrieri ‘Black Bat Plant’) plant in 3rd year. 老虎鬚箭根薯的實生苗第3年.

What a cool and unique tropical perennial!  From seed to flower will take 2-3 years. Large glossy dark green foliage with white or black flowers in late spring to early fall.  Mature plant size: 3′(H) X 3′-4′(W).  Best in partial shade, warm location and in moist soil.  Easy to grow when the conditions are right.  Propagate by seeds or dividing plants. Due to its unique flower structure, its natural pollinators are flies, moths and ants.  Pollinate at night.

播種後到子葉長出約2個月,種2-3年左右塊根才會長粗並開花. 植株高大喜蔭喜溫暖濕潤,但不耐寒. 花型特殊. 花期為春末到初秋,越成熟大株的花越多花期也拉的較長.  成熟株高3呎,寬幅3-4呎. 繁殖方式以種子或分株為主.  它的花構造不太一樣,自然界的授粉昆蟲為蠅類,蛾類及蟻類.  夜晚授粉.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacca_chantrieri   http://stokestropicals.plants.com/Tacca-chantrieri-Black-Bat-Plant-P263.aspx                                            http://tpbg.tfri.gov.tw/FlowersContent.php?ID=1736&stY=2014&stM=07&edY=2014&edM=10&pn=2


Witch Hazel (Hamamelis) 北美金縷梅

Witch Hazel in bloom! (Hamamelis) 北美金縷梅

Common Witch Hazel(Hamamelis) 常見的黃花北美金縷梅

Common Witch Hazel(Hamamelis) is about to bloom. 常見的黃花北美金縷梅快要全開.

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'少見的紅花金縷梅

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’少見的紅花金縷梅

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'少見的紅花金縷梅.

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’少見的紅花金縷梅.

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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’少見的紅花金縷梅

It is Witch Hazel blooming time!  Nice yellow and red are in bloom!  The red one is Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’, which is not as common.  USDA Zones: 5-9.  Mature size:12′(H) and (W). Easy to grow them in full sun location. 常見的是黃花的,較少見到的是紅花金縷梅(Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’), 這個金縷梅台灣也能栽種. 特殊的花形,常用作藥用植物. 初春開花,夏結果,秋末種莢才會成熟. 成熟株高及寬幅為12呎.

Black fragrant Clematis (Clematis tashiroi) 田代氏鐵線蓮

Black fragrant Clematis (Clematis tashiroi) 田代氏鐵線蓮

2015-04-02田代氏鐵線蓮種子 (Medium)

Black fragrant
Flowers images see the link below:


Unique deep purplish-black flowers with fragrance.  It is tender perennial so better to keep it indoor over winter if you live in cold climate.  It prefers in partial shade location.  Medicinal use herb.  USDA Zones:7-10.

田代氏鐵線蓮Clematis tashiroi),又名琉球鐵線蓮. 它是毛茛科鐵線蓮屬,有香味的紫黑色花不大但是算是特別,紫黑色的花並不多.  耐寒性不佳,若是栽種在較冷的氣候區需要保護越冬或搬進室內越冬.  它偏好半日照的環境.  它同時也是被用作草藥的多年生爬藤植物.[caption id="attachment_29944" width="1070"]2020-01-30 Black fragrant Clematis (Clematis tashiroi) seeds. 田代氏鐵線蓮種子. (2) - Copy - Copy Black fragrant Clematis (Clematis tashiroi) seeds start to germinate after 2 weeks. 田代氏鐵線蓮種子2週後陸續發芽.