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Chinese Yam(Dioscorea polystachya)薯蕷or山藥

Chinese Yam (Dioscorea polystachya)薯蕷or山藥

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Chinese Yam (Dioscorea polystachya) fresh tuber. 薯蕷or山藥的根.

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Chinese Yam(Dioscorea polystachya) aerial tubers. 薯蕷or山藥的零餘子.

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Chinese Yam(Dioscorea polystachya) aerial tuber is sprouting! 薯蕷or山藥的零餘子開始發芽生長了!

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Chinese Yam(Dioscorea polystachya) aerial tuber is growing! 薯蕷or山藥的零餘子甦醒了!

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          Chinese Yam(Dioscorea polystachya) aerial tuber is growing fast! 山藥零餘子的生長速度很快.

Very cold hardy, fast growing perennial vine.  Mainly are growing for its large/long fleshy starchy tubers.  Also called  cinnamon-vine.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained, moist and rich soil.  USDA Zones:5-11.  Mature size:10′-17′(H/L).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings, aerial tubers, tuber or division.  Medicinal.  Could be invasive in warmer climate region.

非常耐寒,生長快速的多年生藤蔓. 主要種來採收他極富澱粉的長條形塊根. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的排水佳的濕潤,肥沃的土壤.  耐寒也耐熱. 成熟植株可高/藤長10-17呎. 繁殖以種子,扦插,零餘子或分株的方式來進行.  既可食用也可藥用.  由於生長的限制少因此被認為是強勢植物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_yam                                    https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%96%AF%E8%95%B7

Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) 平塚堇

Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) 平塚堇

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Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) seeds. 平塚堇種子.

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Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) seeds germination in over 8 months with covering with light soil and moist keeping medium. 10 seeds only 5 germinated. 平塚堇種子孵10出5,室溫覆土避光保濕,歷時8個多月.

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Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) has unique foliage shape. 平塚堇的葉片相當特別.

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Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) seed pods. 平塚堇的種莢.

Hardy perennial.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  It has unique foliage compare with the most of Violas.   This cultivation ‘Red Crane’ should be with red flowers in late spring.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:6-9. Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 6″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds (I found these seeds have rather long germination period, over 8 months! ), division.

強健多年生草花.  容易栽種及繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤.  和其他堇菜類相比,這種堇菜的葉形相當特別. 原生是白花的,這個是園藝品種’紅鶴’是紅花品種,春末開花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 尚為耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高3-6吋,寬幅6″-1呎.  繁殖方式以種子(種子孵種需時蠻久的,我孵是超過8個月)或分株方式來進行.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_chaerophylloides                          http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/chigusa/item/367317/ https://garden.org/plants/view/118793/Higo-Violet-Viola-chaerophylloides/                      http://www.onrockgarden.com/plant_of_the_month/2013-01

 

Spider Milkweed/Green-flowered Milkweed (Asclepias asperula) 綠花馬利筋

Spider Milkweed/Green-flowered Milkweed (Asclepias asperula) 綠花馬利筋

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Spider Milkweed/Green-flowered Milkweed (Asclepias asperula) seeds. 綠花馬利筋的種子.

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Spider Milkweed/Green-flowered Milkweed (Asclepias asperula) the first seed is germinating!綠花馬利筋第一顆種子發芽了!

Asclepias asperula is a perennial.   It is native to the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico area, it is a food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.  Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Beautiful green flowers with purple/maroon center in summer.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-9.  Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

它是比較少見的馬利筋物種. 多年生.  原生與美國西南部及墨西哥北邊地區的帝王蝶的食草.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏開的美麗綠色花朵中心有暗紫紅色線條.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不喜冷.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  以種子來繁殖.  植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias_asperula                  http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASAS
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54138/

Fragrant Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum)玉竹

Fragrant Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum) 玉竹

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Fragrant Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum) ripe berries are harvested for seeds in late fall. 玉竹收種子要採收秋末轉黑的果實才夠成熟.

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Fragrant Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum) seeds are cleaned after removal of berries skin and flesh. 玉竹種子清洗後–去掉了果皮與果肉後的樣子.

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Fragrant Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum) seeds germination. (2 months in fridge and 2 months in seed tray) 玉竹種子孵出 (2個月冰箱冷藏冷層積+拿出來又孵了2個月).

Cold hardy bulbous perennial/herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun, partial shade or full shade location.  Fragrant bell like white flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings/bulbs/rhizomes or division.  Plant is toxic if ingested.  Edible part is cooked usually candied roots.   Medicinal.

百合科,耐寒強健的多年生塊根類植物/草藥.  容易栽種.  栽種在全日照到全蔭處都能生長得很好.  春末夏初間開白色鈴鐺狀芬芳的花朵. 是頗吸引蜂類的蜜源.  溫度適應上它耐寒也耐熱.  成熟植株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖方式以種子,塊根/球根或分株方式來進行.  植株有毒勿食. 可食性部位為根部,要煮透才能夠食用/藥用. 通常以糖來炮製後乾燥貯存.  藥用價值高.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonatum_odoratum                             https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e7%8e%89%e7%ab%b9                     http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/37119/                              http://www.luontoportti.com/suomi/en/kukkakasvit/angular-solomons-seal

 

Creeping Fig(Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang) 愛玉

Creeping Fig(Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang) 愛玉

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Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila) fruit. 薜荔的枝葉與果.

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Creeping Fig(Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang) seeds germination. 愛玉種子孵出.

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Creeping Fig(Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang) seeds. 愛玉的種子.

Tropical woody evergreen vine.  Very hardy.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  This type of creeping fig is growing for its seeds, its seeds can be bagged in a clean cotton bag and hand in mineral water to set the jelly.  This jelly has unique fragrance, it is common in Asia for dessert in syrup serve cold with a bit of lemon juice to add some flavour.  Plant is either male or female.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:30′-40′(H/L) X 12′-15′(W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or division.  Fast growing, could be invasive.

熱帶木本常綠藤.  非常強健. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤中. 這類薜荔/愛玉除了綠化外更可以結果,果實中的種子可以裝入棉袋在礦泉水中洗出愛玉凍. 洗出的愛玉凍可以加入糖水與少許檸檬汁添加風味冰鎮後為好吃的甜點.  植株為雄性或雌性.  植株喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高30-40呎,寬幅12-15呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插,壓條/高壓或分株方式來進行.  生長快速,可能為強勢植物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_pumila_var._awkeotsang
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%84%9B%E7%8E%89%E5%AD%90
分辨愛玉果實公母的方法
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5ERWWnpd_E                                        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2029/

 

Bunchberry/Darf Dogwood (Cornus canadensis) 草茱萸

Bunchberry/Darf Dogwood (Cornus canadensis) 草茱萸

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Bunchberry/Darf Dogwood (Cornus canadensis) 草茱萸

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Bunchberry/Darf Dogwood (Cornus canadensis) in fall. 草茱萸的秋色.

Usually this is classified as perennial.  Low ground cover.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist soil.  White single flowers in spring and ripe red edible fruit in summer. Fruit has fine hair on the surface will need to be removed before eating.  Fall foliage is red or purple.  USDA Zones:2-7.  Mature size:4″-8″(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.

通常它被歸類為多年稱草花.  它算是低矮的地被植物.  容易栽種.  最好栽種於半日照到全蔭處的濕潤土壤.  春開白色單瓣小花,夏天果熟轉為紅色.  果實表面有細毛需處理後才能食用.  秋天葉片由綠轉紫紅色後落葉後休眠.  極耐寒,耐熱性不佳.  成熟株高4-8吋,蔓生寬幅1-1.5呎.   繁殖以種子,扦插或分株方式來進行.  有藥用價值.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_canadensis
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%8A%A0%E6%8B%BF%E5%A4%A7%E8%8D%89%E8%8C%B1%E8%90%B8
http://plantwatch.naturealberta.ca/choose-your-plants/bunchberry/
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1103/

Periwinkle Blue Double (Vinca minor ‘Double Bowles’) 重瓣蔓長春

Periwinkle Blue Double  (Vinca minor ‘Double Bowles’) 重瓣蔓長春

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Periwinkle Blue Double (Vinca minor ‘Double Bowles’) 重瓣蔓長春

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Periwinkle Blue Double (Vinca minor ‘Double Bowles’) 重瓣蔓長春

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Periwinkle Blue Double (Vinca minor ‘Double Bowles’) 重瓣蔓長春

 

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Periwinkle Blue Double (Vinca minor ‘Double Bowles’) grow fast from lower image to this image. This is big enough, this image was taken before planting. 重瓣蔓長春長速蠻快的由下圖到這圖僅數月. 夠大了已經地植.

 

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Periwinkle Blue Double (Vinca minor ‘Double Bowles’) 重瓣蔓長春

Very hardy evergreen ground cover.  This perennial variety is less seen.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun, partial shade location but also tolerant in full shade although less flowers.  Blue double flowers major bloom in mid to late spring but small amount throughout from summer to late fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones: 4-9.  Mature size:4″-6″(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by cuttings, layering or division.  Plant is toxic if ingested.  Medicinal.

非常強健常綠的地被植物.  這種多年生草花的品種較為罕見. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照,半日照處但也能耐較蔭處只不過花會開得少些.  藍色重瓣花主花期為仲春到春末但一直會有少量花續開到秋末.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  成熟株高4-6吋,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以扦插,壓條或分株方式來進行.   植株有毒勿食.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/vinca-minor-double-bowles.html        http://www.berrynurseries.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=77