Winter project and experiment 冬天孵種子與實驗
It is winter gardening time! 🙂 After snow days, outdoor gardening is done for the year, it is winter indoor growing season.
又是冬天室內孵種的時節了! 🙂 外面沒得種,只好改為戶內玩.
Seeding project: 孵的種子如下:
Clematis, tulip tree, tree peony, cranberry, blue poppy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meconopsis , rhododendron, masterwort, Japanese forest grass, perl-bush, passion flower vines, yellow Magnolia, blueberry ‘Pink Lemonade’, Chayote(Sechium edule), Hibiscus, Yucca, …
鐵線蓮,馬褂木(北美鬱金香樹),牡丹,蔓越莓(小紅莓),藍罌粟 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meconopsis ,酒紅杜鵑,大星芹,金色知風草,白鵑梅,西番蓮(百香果),黃花木蘭,紅檸藍莓,佛手瓜,絲蘭,…等.
1. Flowering raspberry: propagate from cuttings. From the information I got that from cutting is not option but I think it should be doable because it is rose family. It has been over a week the shoots on the cuttings remain green so far!
1.紫花覆盆子的扦插實驗. 據所查的資料繁殖為種子或分株. 並不包括扦插. 我就取了2枝條來試試看. 已過一週,芽點仍是綠的.
2.Grow tulip tree and fern-leaf beech from green wood cuttings. — Never try these two plants before so I figure why not to give it a try. After 10 days, they are still green and firm.
3.Lotus over winter indoors. — Due to lack of hot summer days for seeds to grow to flower, I am using timer and light to keep them green as long as possible in the basement. — I want to see how they will behave this way and how long will they live? Will they die or dormant until next spring? We will see!
4.Clematis: Except that Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ I am growing lots from seeds. I am also try the first time to grow Clematis akoensis Hayata. It is a tender perennial Clematis vine with fragrant flowers. I want to see how cold hardy they are if I can grow them. http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Clematis_akoensis
4.鐵線蓮: 除了手上許多的’Nelly Moser’在孵種子外,另外要試屏東鐵線蓮的耐寒性. –如果今年能孵的出種子的話,明年就可以試驗了.
5.Brazilian passion flower vine: This year one was growing very well, I would like know if this one can survive over harsh winter here without any protection. Suppose hardy zone 6. In theory it will be alright. — Hopefully it will live!
6. Growing rose from cuttings of long stem rose from store bought bouquet. — In summer time, it is not likely to succeed because the temperature. But now it is cold enough to play with them. The one I am trying is apricot colour with nice fragrance! 🙂 The cuttings are in the pots by the window.
Here is the fragrant long stem rose picture: 取有香味的長莖玫瑰來扦插實驗其花照如下:
Cuttings from store bought fragrant long stem roses. 截取有香味的長莖玫瑰枝條做扦插實驗. 10 days past, you can see the shoots are growing. 扦插後10天已可見新芽形成.