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Here is how to grow blanket flower (Gaillardia) from seed 天人菊種子孵法

Here is how to grow blanket flower ( Gaillardia) from seed 天人菊種子孵法

Blanket flowers and English Lavender. 天人菊與英國薰衣草.

Blanket flowers and English Lavender. 天人菊與英國薰衣草.


Here is how to grow blanket flower from seed 天人菊種子孵法 The 4th day of germitnation. 孵種的第4天.

Here is how to grow blanket flower from seed 天人菊種子孵法
The 4th day of germitnation. 孵種的第4天.

Blanket flower seedlings progress.天人菊種苗第6天進度.

Blanket flower seedlings progress.天人菊種苗第6天進度.

1.Use container with lid, fill the potting soil or well drained medium, moist the soil but not saggy.


2.Space the seeds evenly on the surface of soil, do not cover.  Put the lid on and place the container in partial shade warm environment.

2.種子孵時一一攤開間隔出來,種子放在表面即可,不覆土.   置於半日照溫暖處.

3.Keep warm and moist is the key.  That is why keep the lid on.   From 4th day to in a week seeds will germinate.

3.保濕是關鍵. 所以要悶它們. 約4天到1週內小苗們就會一一慢慢冒出…

4.Remove the lid when the most of seedlings are germinated.   Keep the container in partial shade and moist the soil if needed.    Separate the seedlings when the root system is healthy and with more leaves and plant individually in pot or in the ground, full sun.   Do not make the seedlings dry out.

4.大部份的種子發芽後就去掉蓋子.  仍置於半日照並保溼.  待小苗的本葉多些根系強壯後轉全日照並一一分盆種或地植.

It is better to grow seeds in late fall or early spring.  I prefer in fall because by the time seedlings are ready to be planted in the ground they might soon can flower.  I like blanket flower because they have such long blooming time.   Able to with stand wind and drought tolerant once established.  Many varieties are available in the garden center.   Also different colour!  Dwarf varieties are also available, they are great for garden bed edging!   Their flowers attract bees and butterflies.  🙂

播種以秋播為主,春播也可以.  我喜歡它的花期長又成株耐旱抗風. 現今品種花色繁多有高性也有矮性品種.  花為吸引蜂蝶的蜜源. 🙂

Plant List 種子交換及贈送清單列出如下

Plant List — Here are some plants I can give away or exchange with my follow gardeners.


Each portion of seed usually is 10 or 20 seeds, if seeds are fine and small, will be more of course.   This is not meant for mass planting use, more about learning and having fun so each gardener is only allowed to ask for one portion  of each kind.   Thank you!  🙂

種子一份的數量為10-20顆, 細小的話數量自然會多些.  這不是要用於大量種植用的,是以學習和娛樂為目的的分享和交換所以每人每種限一份.  謝謝!

Plants to give away (until November 15, 2014) : 可贈送的(截止日期2014年11月15日):

Allium (Allium/Flowering Onion – purple) 繡球蔥(紫) seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/allium-allium-%e7%b9%a1%e7%90%83%e8%94%a5/

Allium tuberosum (Garlic Chives ) 韭菜 seeds    https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/garlic-chives-allium-tuberosum-%e9%9f%ad%e8%8f%9c/

Centaurea Montana (Bachelor’s Button – blue) 多年生矢車菊(藍) seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/bachelors-button-centaurea-montana%e5%a4%9a%e5%b9%b4%e7%94%9f%e7%9f%a2%e8%bb%8a%e8%8f%8a/

Cercis Canadensis (Canadian Red Bud) 加拿大紫荊 seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/%e5%8a%a0%e6%8b%bf%e5%a4%a7%e7%b4%ab%e8%8d%8a-canadian-red-bud-cercis-canadensis/

Convallaria majalis (Lily of the valley – white) 鈴蘭(白) seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/lily-of-the-valley-convallaria-majalis-%e9%88%b4%e8%98%ad/

Cornus kousa (Chinese Flowering Dogwood – white) 四照花 seeds      https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/%e7%8f%be%e5%9c%a8%e7%9b%9b%e9%96%8b%e7%9a%84%e5%9b%9b%e7%85%a7%e8%8a%b1-chinese-flowering-dogwood-is-blooming/

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) 紫錐花  seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/coneflower-echinacea-purpurea%e7%b4%ab%e9%8c%90%e8%8a%b1/

Echinops  (Globethistle) 山防風 seeds                                  https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/%e5%b1%b1%e9%98%b2%e9%a2%a8-globethistle-echinops-2/

Gymnocladus dioicus (Kentucky Coffeetree) 德州咖啡樹 seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/kentucky-coffeetree-gymnocladus-dioicus%e5%be%b7%e5%b7%9e%e5%92%96%e5%95%a1%e6%a8%b9/

Lavatera trimestris ‘Mont Blanc’ (Annual Mallow) 花葵 seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/annual-mallow-lavatera-trimestris-mont-blanc%e8%8a%b1%e8%91%b5/

Tetragonia tetragonioides (New Zealand Spinach) 紐西蘭菠菜/番杏 https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/%e7%b4%90%e8%a5%bf%e8%98%ad%e8%8f%a0%e8%8f%9c%e7%95%aa%e6%9d%8fnew-zealand-spinach-tetragonia-tetragonioides/

Tradescantia (Spiderwort) 大花鴨跖草 https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/spiderwort-tradescantia-%e5%a4%a7%e8%8a%b1%e9%b4%a8%e8%b7%96%e8%8d%89/

Plants I have for exchange: 我有多出要用於交換的:

Baptisia australis (False Indigo) 賽靛花 seeds             https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/%e8%b3%bd%e9%9d%9b%e8%8a%b1false-indigo-baptisia-australis/

Clematis terniflora ‘Sweet Autumn’ (Sweet Autumn Clematis) 鐵線蓮 ‘甜秋’ seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/clematis-sweet-autumn-clematis-terniflora-sweet-autumn-%e9%90%b5%e7%b7%9a%e8%93%ae-%e7%94%9c%e7%a7%8b/

Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ 大花重瓣鐵線蓮’Nelly Moser’ seeds

Cymbalaria muralis (Kenilworth Ivy)  鐃鈸花 seeds  https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/kenilworth-ivycymbalaria-muralis%e9%90%83%e9%88%b8%e8%8a%b1/

Epipactis gigantea (Stream Orchid) 小河蘭 (seed pods) https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/%e5%8c%97%e7%be%8e%e5%8e%9f%e7%94%9f%e8%98%ad%e8%8a%b1%e4%b9%8b%e4%b8%80-%e5%b0%8f%e6%b2%b3%e8%98%ad-epipactis-gigantea-stream-orchid/

Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’ (Sea Holly ‘Blue Star’) 藍刺芹’藍星’ seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/sea-holly-eryngium-alpinum-blue-star%e8%97%8d%e5%88%ba%e8%8a%b9%e8%97%8d%e6%98%9f/

Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry/Alpine Strawberry) 野草莓/高山草莓 (young plants)https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/wild-strawberry%ef%bc%88fragaria-vesca%ef%bc%89%e9%87%8e%e8%8d%89%e8%8e%93/

Hibiscus moscheutos (Dwarf hardy Hibiscus – pink) 大花扶桑(粉紅色) seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/dwarf-hardy-hibiscushibiscus-moscheutos-%e5%a4%a7%e8%8a%b1%e6%89%b6%e6%a1%91/

Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’ (Siberian Iris) 西伯利亞鳶尾 seeds  https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/%e8%a5%bf%e4%bc%af%e5%88%a9%e4%ba%9e%e9%b3%b6%e5%b0%be/

Magnolia (Yellow Magnolia) 黃色木蘭 seeds               https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/%e6%9c%a8%e8%98%ad-%e8%be%9b%e5%a4%b7%e8%8a%b1magnolia-magnolia-2/

Paeonia suffruticosa  (Tree Peony – pink x white) 牡丹花 ‘芳紀’x’連鶴’ seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/king-of-flowers-tree-peony-paeonia-suffruticosa-%e7%99%be%e8%8a%b1%e4%b9%8b%e7%8e%8b-%e7%89%a1%e4%b8%b9%e8%8a%b1/

Passiflora ligularis (Grenadilla / Sweet Grenadilla) 甜百香果 seeds  https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/passiflora-ligularis-grenadilla-sweet-grenadilla-%e7%94%9c%e7%99%be%e9%a6%99%e6%9e%9c/

Rosa ‘New Dawn’ (Climbing Rose ‘New Dawn’) 蔓玫 seeds  https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/%e8%94%93%e7%8e%abrosa-new-dawn/

Rubus odoratus (Flowering raspberry) 紫花覆盆子 seeds https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/how-to-grow-flowering-raspberry-from-seeds-%e7%b4%ab%e8%8a%b1%e8%a6%86%e7%9b%86%e5%ad%90rubus-odoratus%e7%a8%ae%e5%ad%90%e5%ad%b5%e6%b3%95/

Stokesia laevis (Stoke’s Aster) 琉璃菊 seeds       https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/stokes-aster-stokesia-laevis-purple-parasols%e7%90%89%e7%92%83%e8%8f%8a/

Zea mays (Glass Gem Corn)寶石玉米 seeds                                         https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/?p=5050&preview=true

Heuchera (Coral Bells) — deep purple foliage 珊瑚鐘–深紫紅葉色                                              https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/%e7%8f%8a%e7%91%9a%e9%90%98-coralbells-heuchera/

Plants I would like to get: 我想要換得的:

Citrus australasica (Australian Finger Lime) 澳洲手指青檸

Geissorhiza radians (Wine Cup) 酒杯花
Oxalis enneaphylla ‘Ione Hecker’– seeds or bulbs/tubers
Physoplexis comosa(Devil’s Claw / Tufted Horned Rampion)
Quercus douglasii (Blue oak) 藍櫟
Ribes sanguineum (Red-flowering currant) 紅花醋栗
Rosa (Any thornless rose) — seeds or cuttings with roots 無刺玫瑰
Send me  an email and we can see if we can arrange something:
plants4sale [the “at" symbol] live.ca
If you have something that you have you think I might want to try, you can give me the scientific name and I will reply you soon.  Thank you!
如果你認為你有的什麼會是我有興趣的也可提出,請先告知其學名及品種名那樣我可以先查詢資料並在寄信前回覆你.  謝謝!
Happy gardening!!

Rhododendron seedlings update酒紅杜鵑種苗的進展

Rhododendron seedlings update酒紅杜鵑種苗的進展
It has been a month from seeds…you can see they grow slowly…

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Rhododendron seedlings update–easy and fast germination. Seedlings do grow slow though. 酒紅杜鵑種苗的進展–種子播出率極高也很快出芽. 可是小苗長速很慢.

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This is update from the previous post “How to grow Rhododendron and mountain laurel from seeds 酒紅杜鵑及山月桂屬的種子種植方法" below:

How to grow Rhododendron and mountain laurel from seeds 酒紅杜鵑及山月桂屬的種子種植方法

How to grow Rhododendron and mountain laurel from seeds

Rhododendron catawbiense 'Roseum Elegans' is blooming in spring.

Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Roseum Elegans’ is blooming in spring.

Rhododendron seed pods open and release seeds with the wind in fall. 種莢秋天成熟後會打開隨風散播種子.

Rhododendron seed pods open and release seeds with the wind in fall. 種莢秋天成熟後會打開隨風散播種子.

It is very easy to collect their seed pods to get seeds if you or your family have a plant in the garden. Their growth rate is slow so in garden centres or nurseries the price is high. Besides propagation of stem cuttings, propagate them from seeds you can get more. They are spring flowering shrubs, tolerant shade and evergreen through winter. They all like slightly acidic soil.

1.soil/medium must be well drained, use shallow container to sow seeds. If possible, sterilize the soil/medium first.

2.Keep soil moist but too wet. Sow seeds on the surface of soil. Do not cover the seeds. Leave the container where is partial shade. Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days. Will grow the first set of leaves in 8-10 weeks. They are easy to grow but slow, so be patient!

酒紅杜鵑(Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Roseum Elegans’)及山月桂屬的種子種植方法:

1.土用泥炭土和木屑/碎樹皮以1比1混合為播種用土. 用淺缽為苗盆.


Rhododendron seed pods and seeds.

Rhododendron seed pods and seeds.

Rhododendron seeds are sprouting.

Rhododendron seeds are sprouting.

Clematis alpina seed collecting採收高山鐵線蓮種子

Clematis alpina seed collecting採收高山鐵線蓮種子
This is the look when it flowered this May.
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And these are the seeds…they remind me the images of sperm shown in biology class…

Enjoying my creeping thyme享受百里香的紫色花毯

It is the time to enjoy my creeping thyme, the purple flower carpet is so fragrant and soft. Time to take a break and enjoy rolling on this spring treat! 🙂 You can grow from stem cuttings or seeds easily.
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Some kitchen scraps are good planting materials! 廚餘回收種植

甜菜頭Beet Root青蔥Green Onion

Some kitchen scraps are good planting materials! 廚餘回收種植
Before spring, we can start to grow some vegetable seeding indoors. Actually you can use a short cut. Here are some things I do that you might like.
Green Onion and Spinach — leave the root part a bit longer (5-7cm) for planting, stick them into soil, water and grow.
Beet Root — before you peel them, leave the beet top about 1.5-2cm, place the cut part on top of the soil, water and grow. Beet green tastes like spinach.
Sprouting onion, garlic, ginger, yam and potato — just plant them in soil outside when the weather is warm enough.
Rotting strawberry, blue berry, tomato, pepper — fruit is not good for eating, but their seeds are still good for planting.
Yam stems — if you eat the yam leaves, you can save the rough chewy stems for planting, simply plant the stems in the soil, water and grow.
All these examples will save you some growing time compared with growing from seeds. You will harvest a lot faster than you can imagine.
The most important thing is that you will have less kitchen waste. The remaining kitchen scraps can be composted to feed your garden.