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Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃

2016-03-04 010 (Large)

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) smooth berries in wholes and in sections. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的光滑熟果整顆及切開的樣子.

2016-03-04 005 (Large)

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) in small package that was purchased from supermarket. 超市買的小盒奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃.

2016-03-04 013 (Large)

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) seeds. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的種子.

2016-03-12 008 (Large)

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) compare with the Kiwi in whole, in different halves section views. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃與奇異果整顆與橫切面及縱切面的比較.

2016-04-10 004 (Medium)

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) seedlings germinated in just few days. High germination rate. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的小實生苗,短短幾天就孵出,孵出率非常高.

2016-05-12Kiwiberry seedling (Medium)

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) seedling. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的小苗.

2016-07-04 027 (Medium)

Kiwi Berries/Hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ) seedling. 奇異莓/軟棗獼猴桃的小實生苗

Delicious small berries!  Native in Asia.  Its berries look like miniature Kiwi but very smooth that you can just wash the berries and pop into your mouth!    Very hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.   This is a cold hardy fruit vine, it has small near white very fragrant flowers in late spring to early summer and edible berries in late summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Edible berries attract birds and wild animals.  USDA Zones:4-8. Mature size:12′-30′(L) X 8′-10′(W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings or grafting.

美味的小果子!  原生於亞洲地區.  它的小果子就像迷你版的奇異果,果皮光滑無毛,可以洗淨後直接入口!  非常強健易於栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  它是爬藤類水果,春末夏初開很香的,近於白色的單瓣小花,夏末到秋結可食性美味的莓果.  花吸引蜂蝶,美味可食的果實吸引鳥類及野生動物覓食.  喜冷不甚耐熱.  成熟藤長可達12-30呎,寬幅8-10呎.  繁殖方式以種子,枝條扦插或嫁接來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinidia_arguta                             https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%BD%AF%E6%9E%A3%E7%8C%95%E7%8C%B4%E6%A1%83                                                                               http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55681/

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Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) 花楸

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) 花楸

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida 'Gibbsii' ) foliage and ripe fruit. 花楸的葉與熟果.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree(Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) foliage and ripe fruit. 花楸的葉與熟果.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida 'Gibbsii' ) 花楸

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) 花楸

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida 'Gibbsii' ) ripe fruit and seed. 花楸秋天的紅色熟果與熟果內的種子.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) ripe fruit and seed. 花楸秋天的紅色熟果與熟果內的種子.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida 'Gibbsii' ) second year seedling. 花楸第二年的實生苗.

Gibbsii Mountain Ash/Swedish service tree (Sorbus hybrida ‘Gibbsii’ ) second year seedling its foliage is starting to turn yellow in fall. 花楸第二年的秋天葉轉黃的實生苗.

This is not common mountain ash.  Very cold hardy and easy to grow.  Mainly growing for its red fruit in fall and winter.  Excellent for medium garden.  Best growing in full sun location.  Good pest and disease resistant.  Low to no maintenance.   Dense hardy wood is very strong for strong wind and stormy rains.  Root system is strong so it is really good for planting in the parks. Small pink or near white flowers in late spring, followed by ripe red fruit in clusters from fall throughout winter. Very good for winter interest.  Birds and squirrels like to feed on the red fruit in winter.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:30’40′(H) X 20’30′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

不常看到的花楸.  中型落葉喬木主要以觀花及觀果為主的庭園樹.  非常強健易於栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  很耐寒,沒什麼病蟲害,是不須維護的樹種. 它的硬木材質很能抵擋強風豪雨.  不過根系也挺旺盛的,適合中型庭園或公園的用樹. 米白色接近白色或粉紅色的小花於春末綻放,有香味. 葉綠但葉背白色.  夏末果實成熟轉紅,吸引鳥類或松鼠覓食.  紅色果實維持到隔年初春,有很長的賞果期.  成熟株高為30-40呎,寬幅20-30呎.  以種子或扦插來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/sorbus-hybrida-gibbsii-tree-pp772

https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/sorbus-hybrida-gibbsii

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorbus_%C3%97_hybrida

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/174208/

Variegated Camassia (Camassia ‘Blue Melody’) 斑葉克美蓮/錐百合

Variegated Camassia (Camassia ‘Blue Melody’) 斑葉克美蓮/錐百合

Variegated Camassia (Camassia 'Blue Melody') 斑葉克美蓮/錐百合

Variegated Camassia (Camassia ‘Blue Melody’) 斑葉克美蓮/錐百合

2016-04-18斑葉克美蓮  (Medium)

Variegated Camassia (Camassia ‘Blue Melody’) in early spring just awaken! 初春剛甦醒的斑葉克美蓮/錐百合.

This flowering bulb is native in North America.  Deep purple flowers in mid spring to early summer with variegated grass like foliage, striking!!  It is pretty even it is not flowering.  Good for cut flower.  Very hardy and easy to grow in any full sun to partial shade location.  Drought tolerant once established.  USDA Zones:4-10.   Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X6″-9″(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets.

原生於北美的錐百合是百合科的多年生球莖花卉.  非常強健易種. 仲春到初夏開著深紫的花朵在抽長的花莖上配著像是觀賞草的斑葉狹長型葉片很是搶眼! 它的斑葉連非花期也有看頭.  適合切花. 非常強健易於栽種在任何全日照到半日照處.  植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅6-9吋.  繁殖以種子,球根或側芽來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.botanus.com/products/Camassia-‘Blue-Melody’.html           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/108505/             https://brentandbeckysbulbs.com/Camassia-quamash-Blue-Melody-/Liliaceae/Camassia/quamash-Blue-Melody-

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊

Feverfew foliage.(Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊的葉片.

Feverfew foliage.(Tanacetum parthenium) 短舌匹菊/解熱菊的葉片.

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) seeds. 短舌匹菊/解熱菊種子.

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) seeds. 短舌匹菊/解熱菊種子.

One of the common weed/herb.  Aromatic. Short lived perennial.  Very hardy and self sow.   Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Also noticed they are growing in dappled shade location.  Small white daisy like flowers in late spring to late fall with very long blooming time!  Medicinal herb commonly seen in the wild.   Good for cut flower.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:5-9. Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Medicinal used parts are aerial parts, such as stems, leaves and flowers.  It has been using since the first century in Europe by herbalist and physicians.

常見的一種野花/香草. 全株有香味.  它是壽命不長的多年生草花.  非常強健易種且容易自行落籽繁殖.  最好是種在全日照到半日照處.  不過我也注意到它也能生長於散光處.  春末到秋末開小白菊,花期非常的長!  它是常見於野外生長的藥用香草.  適合切花.  花是蜂蝶很好的蜜源植物.  很耐寒耐熱,無須施肥. 成熟植株高1.5-2呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  以種子或扦插方式來繁殖.  使用部份為根部以上的莖葉花.  藥效主為解熱,鎮痛,不孕,感冒,蟲咬,暈吐…等. 在第1世紀或更早期就有歐洲的草藥師使用它.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210009/ http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-933-feverfew.aspx?activeingredientid=933&activeingredientname=feverfew https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanacetum_parthenium https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%9F%AD%E8%88%8C%E5%8C%B9%E8%8F%8A    http://www.anniesremedy.com/herb_detail127.php

 

Yellow Lady’s-Slipper (Cypripedium) 黃色拖鞋蘭

Yellow Lady’s-Slipper (Cypripedium) 黃色拖鞋蘭

Yellow Lady's-Slipper (Cypripedium) 黃色拖鞋蘭

Yellow Lady’s-Slipper (Cypripedium) 黃色拖鞋蘭

Yellow Lady's-Slipper (Cypripedium) 黃色拖鞋蘭

Yellow Lady’s-Slipper (Cypripedium) 黃色拖鞋蘭

Seed pod of yellow lady slipper orchid is forming. 拖鞋蘭的種莢形成中.

Seed pod of yellow lady slipper orchid is forming. 拖鞋蘭的種莢形成中.

One of the common native orchid in Northern Hemisphere.  A beauty in the wild!  Spring blooming.  This is a hardy ground orchid.  USDA Zones:3-8. Mature size:1′-2′(H) x 1′-2′(W).

北半球的原生,常見的一種杓蘭屬的地生蘭,又稱拖鞋蘭.  在野外見到是很令人驚豔的美花!  春天開花. 是一種強健的地生蘭.  很耐寒. 成熟株高約1-2呎,寬幅1-2呎. 以種子或分株來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考資料連結:

http://www.lidaforsgarden.com/Orchids/cypripedium_eng.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypripedium

http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%9D%93%E5%85%B0%E5%B1%9E

How to grow lily-of-the-valley from seeds (Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭種子孵法

How to grow lily-of-the-valley from seeds (Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭種子孵法

Lily-of-the valley fragrant white flowers in spring. 春天鈴蘭的白色有強香的鈴狀小花.

Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) extremely fragrant white flowers in spring. 春天鈴蘭的白色有強香的鈴狀小花.

Lily-of-the-valley roots. (Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭的地下葉芽與根狀莖.

Lily-of-the-valley bulbs and rhizomes. (Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭的地下葉芽與根狀莖.

Ripe fruit of lily-of-the valley in fall. 秋天成熟的鈴蘭漿果.

Ripe fruit of lily-of-the valley in fall. 秋天成熟的鈴蘭漿果.

Lily-of-the-valley seeds (Convallaria majalis) 鈴蘭種子.

Lily-of-the-valley seeds (Convallaria majalis) 鈴蘭種子.

Lily-of-the-valley  seeds germination.(Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭種子一個月左右孵出.

Lily-of-the-valley seeds germination.(Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭種子一個月左右孵出.

Lily-of-the-valley seedlings forming the first shoot/bulb.(Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭小苗出根後長出第一個小筍芽.

Lily-of-the-valley seedlings forming the first shoot/bulb.(Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭小苗出根後長出第一個小筍芽.

Lily-of-the-valley seedlings forming the first shoot/bulb.  Shoot is turning green. (Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭小苗出根後長出第一個小筍芽. 筍芽轉綠了.

Lily-of-the-valley seedlings forming the first shoot/bulb. Shoot is turning green. (Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭小苗出根後長出第一個小筍芽. 筍芽轉綠了.

Lily-of-the-valley seedlings forming the first shoot/bulb. Shoot is turning green. (Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭小苗出根後長出第一個小筍芽. 筍芽轉綠了.

Lily-of-the-valley seedlings forming the first shoot/bulb. Shoot is turning green. (Convallaria majalis)鈴蘭小苗出根後長出第一個小筍芽. 筍芽轉綠了.

This plant usually can be propagated by dividing plant clumps, rhizomes, bulbs or seeds.  Best time to do so is in late fall/winter and the second best time is early spring.  If growing from seeds, seeds need a cold period time in fridge at least a month to simulate winter.

播種時間點以秋播為主,初春應該會長出. 春播次之.種子要冷層積,如:冰箱冷藏個1個月.
1.In a re-sealable bag fill with some moist potting soil or water moss and current year harvest viable seeds.  Moist has to be when squeeze the soil or water moss, water will drip out slowly. Seal the bag and put the bag in the fridge where you store veggies and fruit for one month.
1.用新鮮當年採收的種子裝入夾鍊袋後一些培養土或水苔再加上一些水(要有濕到會滴水的程度)封好,平放在冰箱蔬果貯藏區約1個月.
2.After one month, take the bag out, remove the bag and plant seeds in a pot with light soil cover on top.  Place the pot in partial shade or dapple shade location.  Any well drained soil or growing medium will do for planting.   Keep soil moist until seeds germinated, around 1 months. I tried germinating seeds directly it is around 1 month.
2.時間到後取出播於盆土,種子不喜光可蓋淺淺的土就好. 種植處須半日照或散光處. 土壤不拘但必須排水良好+保濕良好. 繼續保濕到發芽長葉為止,約孵1個月會出芽.  我試過不冰直接苗盆播,約1個月出芽.
3.After germination, keep the pot in partial shade, keep seedlings moist is the key.  When seedlings has rhizome — you will see another leaf popping out, It is time you can transplant the seedlings to the ground or a bigger pot.  It will take about 3 years to grow from seeds to flower.  (Seedlings will age faster if growing in less fertile soil.)  Apply  fertilizer with higher ratio phosphate to grow strong root system and bigger bulbs.  Its white dainty cute bell shape flowers are extremely fragrant and pleasant!  Too bad the blooming time is short, only 2-3 weeks in spring.  In fall, the fruit ripe and turn orange red.  There are off white or yellow seeds inside its berry like fruit.
3.出芽後讓小苗們在半日照處生長. 保溼很重要.  等很快會開始長出走莖(長出另一枝),即可換盆或地植. 從種子到開花約3年. (用不肥沃的田土種比培養土好.) 葉片過於肥大的話要施些磷肥. 我認為球不冰也可以,只要將盆放置在半日照陰涼處. 注意保濕不要乾死. 鈴蘭花形可愛小巧,香氣濃郁怡人很特別,春天很短的兩三週是花期. 秋天結橘紅色漿果. 漿果中有米白色或黃色種子.
Whole plant is toxic if eaten. 
整株是有毒的,雖可為藥用. 但要小心勿亂食用.
The flower language of lily-of-the-valley: Return to happiness.
鈴蘭的花語:幸福的回歸

How to grow Hibiscus from seeds (Hibiscus) 大花扶桑種子孵法

How to grow Hibiscus from seeds (Hibiscus) 大花扶桑種子孵法

Huge Hibiscus flower! 超大的大花扶桑的花.

Huge Hibiscus flower! 超大的大花扶桑的花.

Hibiscus moscheutos flower. 大花扶桑的花.

Hibiscus moscheutos flower. 大花扶桑的花.

Hibiscus seedlings after transplanting. (Hibiscus) 移到個別小盆的大花扶桑實生小苗.

Hibiscus seedlings after transplanting. (Hibiscus) 移到個別小盆的大花扶桑實生小苗.

Hibiscus seeds germination in day 6. 大花扶桑種子發芽了,第6天的進度.

Hibiscus seeds germination in day 6. 大花扶桑種子發芽了,第6天的進度.

1. Direct sow — takes longer time, could be over a month.
1.直播— 要很久就是了…孵出的時間超過1個月都有.
2.Use sandpaper or nail clipper file to sand the seed a bit then soak in warm water for one day.   Prepare the pot with potting soil.  Place the seeds on the top of the pot.  If the humidity is low, cover the pot with plastic wrap and a rubber band to keep the moisture.  Place the pot in warm, partial shade location.
2.破殼(用砂紙或指甲剪的挫刀磨種子幾下)後泡溫水一天,撈起點播於苗盆.  苗盆用培養土.  如果溼度低最好用保鮮膜蓋上並用橡皮筋固定.   苗盆放半日照溫暖處等發芽.
3.Open to check once a day for air circulation.  Seeds usually germinate around 7-10 days.
3.每日打開一次檢查並透氣.  約5-10天孵出.

4.You may use tweezers to pick the sprouted seeds to plant in the small pot individually or wait seedlings grow bigger when they have 6 leaves to do so.  Partial shade.  Keep seedlings warm and moist.
4.孵出後可以用鑷子夾出剛出芽的種子種在個別的小盆或等小苗長到6片葉子後再移植.   半日照.  小苗要注意保濕和保暖.
5.When the seedlings root showing from the bottom of the small pot, it is the time to transplant them.  Transplant the young plant to larger pot or plant in the ground somewhere is full sun with well drained soil.  You may start to apply fertilizer to keep them growing fast.
5.當小苗的根系從小盆的盆底冒出時可以換大盆或地植到有排水良好的土壤,全日照的地點.  可以開始施肥讓它們飆長.