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American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) 美洲黃荷

American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) 美洲黃荷

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American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) seedling has the first leaf above water! 美洲黃荷小實生苗長出第一片立葉!

2017-11-12 American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) 美洲黃荷

American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) day 5 seeds germination in a clean water jar. Green shoot are visible. 美洲黃荷蓮子磨硬種殼後於清水孵種的第5天. 可以看到綠芽生長出.

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American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) seeds.美洲黃荷的種子.

It is one of the rare/endangered native plants in Ontario.  Cold hardy aquatic perennial, edible.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in pond.  Edible fleshy tubers, leaves and seeds.  Large fragrant yellow to pale yellow flowers in summer to early fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Large seed pods ripe and dried in late fall which is excellent for flower arrangement! USDA Zones:4-11.  Mature size:5′-7′(H) X as wide as the large container/pond.  Propagate by seeds, tubers, offsets or division.   Medicinal.

這物種為安大略省稀有/瀕危的原生物種之一. 耐寒強健的多年生水生植物,可食用.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的水塘或濕地.   可以食用的部位為粗肥的地下藕節,荷葉與蓮子.  芳香的黃色/淡黃色大花於夏天開到初秋.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  秋末的大蓮蓬成熟並乾燥很適合作為插花的花材. 耐寒也耐熱. 成熟株高(水面上)5-7呎,寬幅可以長滿池塘.  繁殖以種子,藕節,側芽,或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_lutea                                     https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%BE%8E%E6%B4%B2%E9%BB%84%E8%8E%B2          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/32227/#b                       http://www.rbg.ca/archive/rare/epo_nlut.htm             https://nativeplants.evergreen.ca/search/view-plant.php?ID=00822

Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) 藤槭

Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) 藤槭


Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) seeds. 藤槭的種子.

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Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) seed germination. 藤槭種子發芽了.

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Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) seedling is growing true leaves. 藤槭小苗長出本葉.

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Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) growing shoots in spring. 藤槭初春長出的芽葉.

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Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) has red fall color. 藤槭有著紅色的秋色.

Hardy deciduous  shrub/small to mid size tree.  Native in Northern America.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location, prefer moist soil.  It is thought related to Japanese maple (Acer palmatum).   This shrub/tree has nice bright orange red fall color.  In early spring burgundy with white flowers appears.  USDA Zones:6-9.  Mature size:6′-8’to 20′-30′(H)X15′-20′(W).  Propagate by seeds or layering/air layering.

強健落葉灌木/中小型樹. 原生於北美的樹種之一. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤.  人們相信這物種是日本楓/槭的近親. 它的秋葉鮮艷橘紅,甚為鮮明美麗.   初春開暗紅與白色的小花. 喜熱尚為耐寒.  成熟植株依環境有所變異. 矮的僅達6-8呎,高的可達20-30呎高,寬幅15-20呎.  繁殖方式以種子或壓條/高壓的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_circinatum                                                           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/163/

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) 藍升麻

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) 藍升麻

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Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) has small yellowish green flowers in spring. 藍升麻春開黃綠色單瓣小花.

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Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) is not often seen selling in the nurseries. TThis plant has flower stem forming. 藍升麻蠻不常見到賣植株的. 這株有花莖形成了.

Hardy perennial.  Easy to grow.   Best growing in partial shade to full shade location.  Small yellow-green flowers in spring and different tones of blue colored berry in fall.   USDA Zones:4-7.  Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division of rhizomes/tubers.  Medicinal.

強健的多年生草花.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在半日照到全蔭/散光處.  春開小朵的黃綠色花,果實於秋天時成熟由綠轉為藍色.  耐寒不耐熱.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  以種子,分株或地下根莖來繁殖.  可藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caulophyllum_thalictroides     http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-987-blue%20cohosh.aspx?activeingredientid=987&activeingredientname=blue%20cohosh        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2644/

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋


Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flowers. 菊芋的花.

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Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flowers. 菊芋的花.


Only few seeds can be found in Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) seedheads. 能在謝掉的花找到的菊芋種子並不多.


Jerusalem artichoke mature plants can reach 10 feet tall.(Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋的開花成株可達10呎高.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flower buds. 菊芋花苞.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) flower buds. 菊芋花苞.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋

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Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 菊芋新芽.

Jerusalem artichoke tubers. (Helianthus) 菊芋地下球根.

Jerusalem artichoke tubers. (Helianthus) 菊芋地下球根.


Harvested Jerusalem artichoke tubers in late fall. (Helianthus) 晚秋採收的菊芋地下球根.

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), although this is a misleading common name.     It is also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple ,native to North America.  It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber for root vegetable.  Best grow in full sun location.  Very easy to grow.  Yellow sunflower like flowers in late summer/early fall, attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:8′-10′(H) x 2′-3′(W).  Because plant is tall will require support in case of strong wind or heavy rains.  Easy to propagate by seeds, cuttings, tubers/bulbs, corms and dividing the plants.

菊芋Helianthus tuberosus),是菊科向日葵屬的多年生草本植物.原生於北美. 現今世界上有許多國家都有種植做為根莖類蔬菜來食用.  是天然的減肥蔬菜.  它能調節血糖控制糖尿病. 最好是全日照種植.  非常容易栽種.  夏末秋初時開像向日葵般的黃花.  成熟植株蠻高的約8-10呎高,2-3呎寬幅,所以需要支架以防強風或暴雨折損.  容易用種子,扦插,根莖/球根,小球,分株繁殖.

I found its taste after cooking is between potato and water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis).

煮食的口感介於馬鈴薯和荸薺(Eleocharis dulcis)中間.

Doll’s-eyes/White Baneberry(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼

Doll’s-eyes/White Baneberry(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼

Doll's-eyes/White Baneberry fall fruit.(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼秋天的果實.

Doll’s-eyes/White Baneberry foliage and fall fruit.(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼葉片及秋天的果實.

Actaea pachypoda

Doll’s-eyes/White Baneberry fall fruit.(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼秋天的果實.

Beware, super toxic perennial!  Its berries is the most toxic part of the plant.  It can lead to cardiac arrest and death if ingested the berries.  White flowers in spring.   Flower see the Wikimedia link below.  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Actaea_pachypoda05.jpg

Late summer fruit ripe to be white berries.  Even though berries are toxic to human but birds are fine to eat the berries as food.  It prefers full sun to partial shade location in clay soil.  Propagate by seeds or dividing plant in spring.  Mature size:1′-2′(H) x 1′-2′(W).   USDA Zones:3-9.

小心,有劇毒的多年生草花!  它的白色果實是最毒的部位.  誤食會造成心跳停止而死亡. 但其毒性對鳥類是免疫的,所以果實會被鳥類所食用.  它喜全日照到半日照處的黏性土壤. 春天開白色精緻的小花串.  花見以下連結:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Actaea_pachypoda05.jpg

非常強健耐寒. 為北美野生的多年生草花.  成熟植株約1-2呎高及寬幅.  繁殖以種子或初春分株.

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) 紫葉風箱果

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) 紫葉風箱果

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo') 紫葉風箱果

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) white flowers in spring. 紫葉風箱果春天的花

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo') fall colour is brighter.紫葉風箱果秋色

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) fall colour is brighter.紫葉風箱果秋色

Very hardy deciduous shrub and good with its foliage and texture.   Very easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.   White flowers in spring.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   Toxic if ingested.   Fall colour is brighter red.   Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 4′-6′(W).  Whish is excellent for small to medium garden.  USDA Zones:2-8.   Propagate by soft wood cuttings.

風箱果屬的落葉灌木.  原生於北美,非常強健耐寒.  非常容易栽種在全日照到半日照的環境.  春天開頂生的白色花球.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶的蜜源.   平常葉色紫黑或紫紅色,秋色變紅帶紫.  全株有毒不可食.   成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅為4-6呎,很適合用於中小型花園.   多用新枝來扦插繁殖.

Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)紫錐花

Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)紫錐花

White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Purity’)白色紫錐花

White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Purity’)白色紫錐花

Pink Coneflower (Echinacea purporea) 粉紅色紫錐花

Pink Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Red Double Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)紅色重瓣紫錐花

Red Double Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)紅色重瓣紫錐花

Beautiful and long lasting perennial! Lots of colour to pick from, fragrant or not, single or double..so many choices! 🙂 It prefers full sun location and fairly drought tolerant. Very easy to grow from seed, if you do grow from seeds, you can expect your seedlings flower next year. With large flowers in summer and fall if keep deadheading. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Good for cut flower. USDA Zones:4-9.

繽紛亮麗又持久的多年生草花. 超多品種可以選:多種顏色,香味的有無,單瓣或重瓣等好多的選擇啊! 🙂 它喜歡全日照的環境,植株相當耐旱. 很容易用種子繁殖.如果以種子繁殖,隔年就會開花. 摘除謝掉的花朵能從全夏到秋末會一直開花. 花朵吸引蜂蝶是很好的蜜源. 花朵是很好的切花花材.

California poppy(Eschscholzia californica)加州罌粟(或叫金英花)

California poppy(Eschscholzia californica)加州罌粟(或叫金英花)

California poppy(Eschscholzia californica)加州罌粟(或叫金英花)

California poppy(Eschscholzia californica)加州罌粟(或叫金英花)

California poppy(Eschscholzia californica)加州罌粟(或叫金英花)

California poppy(Eschscholzia californica)加州罌粟(或叫金英花)

Beautiful self-seeded annual with long blooming time! Prefers in full sun location and able to tolerant dry soil. Free flowering. The flowers close in the evening and open in the morning. Hardy and easy to grow. Approximate 20-30cm high.

美麗,夏天到秋天開花,花期很長的一年生草花. 北美原生的野花,會自行結子繁殖. 它是罌粟科花菱草屬的植物,很耐旱. 容易栽種在全日照處. 花在晚上會閉合,白天展開. 株高約20-30公分.

Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) 一枝三花水楊梅


Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) 一枝三花水楊梅

Prarie smoke (Geum triflorum) 一枝三花水楊梅

Prarie smoke (Geum triflorum) 一枝三花水楊梅

Its common name from unusual fuzzy, feathery seed heads that resemble smoke from distance.  Native in parts of Northern America.  Hardy perennial.  Full sun wild flowers.

水楊梅屬,北美原生的多年生草花. 一枝花莖有3朵花故名.  需全日照的原生野花.