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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/

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.

European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) 蔓越莓/紅莓苔子

European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) 蔓越莓/紅莓苔子

European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) 蔓越莓/紅莓苔子

European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) 蔓越莓/紅莓苔子

European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) seedlings are in prograss. Day 40.蔓越莓/紅莓苔子實生苗生長中第40天.

European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) seedlings are in prograss. Day 40.蔓越莓/紅莓苔子實生苗生長中第40天.

European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) seedlings.蔓越莓/紅莓苔子實生苗

European Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) seedlings are in prograss. Day 30.蔓越莓/紅莓苔子實生苗生長中第30天.

Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) is very easy to grow from seeds.  The seeds usually sprout in 15 days.   蔓越莓/紅莓苔子容易以種子繁殖,15天左右就發芽.

European cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) is very easy to grow from seeds. They usually sprout in 15 days. 蔓越莓/紅莓苔子容易以種子繁殖,15天左右就發芽.

European Cranberry seedling. (Vaccinium oxycoccus) 蔓越莓/紅莓苔子小苗.

European Cranberry seedling. (Vaccinium oxycoccus) 蔓越莓/紅莓苔子小苗.

It also has other common names: small cranberry, bog cranberry, swamp cranberry.  It is evergreen, low broadleaf shrub.  Very hardy and easy to grow.  Native in northern hemisphere.  European cranberry prefers full sun to partail shade location in acidic moist soil.   Small pink flowers in spring and fruit ripe in fall.   Mature size: 6″(H) X 2′(W).  USDA Zones:3-10.  (As I know, some gardeners tried in zone 11 and they are able to grow under shade but not able to fruit.)  Easy to be propagated by seeds, cuttings, layering or dividing the plant clump.

紅莓苔子又稱蔓越橘、小紅莓.   它是常綠低矮的小型灌木.   原生於北半球各地.  極為耐寒,(在溫暖的台灣北部能生長並結果而南部也都能生長但無法結果. 見: http://sumingta.blogspot.ca/2012/07/blog-post_8524.html ) 蔓越莓/紅莓苔子容易以帶有地下根莖的分株,壓條,扦插或種子繁殖,種子15天左右就發芽.  春天開粉紅色小花,結果後於秋天果實成熟為紅色,直接生食酸澀,多加糖調味做成蜜餞,果醬,蛋糕/派或果汁飲品.  濃縮的純果汁在醫學上有明顯的抗泌尿發炎的效果.

How to grow cranberry from seeds:

蔓越莓/紅莓苔子種子孵法

英文名:European Cranberry
學名:Vaccinium oxycoccus
中文名:蔓越莓/紅莓苔子(小紅莓)

1.Use fresh seeds, slightly acidic soil or peat moss.  Using a clear container with lid will keep the soil moist for seeds to germinate.

1.使用當季成熟果實取出種子.  土壤用偏酸性易保水的泥炭土.  使用透明有蓋的容器,蓋子悶著可以保濕會早點孵出來.  我是用食物/水果外帶的那種透明容器.

2.Moist the soil or peat moss, if it is too saggy, squeeze off the extra water.  Sprinkle the seeds on the surface then keep the lid on.  Place the container in partial shade warm location.  Check and let air flow once a day.  If minor molding occurred, let it be.  If it is bad, let the container under direct sunlight for half an hour to kill mold then continue the process.

2.先將土壤加水濕潤,太濕可以稍微擠掉水.  灑上種子後不覆土要加蓋悶.  置於溫暖有半日照處靜置.  每隔幾天開封檢查並透氣.  有稍微發黴的話沒有關係可以不用管它.  嚴重的話要開蓋太陽直射半小時後噴濕後繼續悶孵.

3.From day 15, you will see sprouting seeds.   Transplant the seedling when they are old enough (around 8 true leaves).  After germination, plants grow slowly so be patient!

3.約15天種子就會發芽.  待小小苗出現8片本葉後可分株假植.  保濕是存活的關鍵.  發芽後長很慢所以要有耐心!

4.Plant from seed to flower will take 3-4 years.

4.從種子到開花約要3-4年.

How to grow Bergenia from seeds 青海白菜(岩白菜)種子孵法

How to grow Bergenia from seeds 青海白菜種子孵法

Bergenia flowers in spring. 春天開花的青海白菜.

Bergenia flowers in spring. 春天開花的青海白菜.

Bergenia flowers. 春天時青海白菜的開花照.

Bergenia flowers. 春天時青海白菜的開花照.

Bergenias as ground cover with other plants. 青海白菜作為常綠地被和其它植物一起呈現多樣化.

Bergenias as ground cover with other plants. 青海白菜作為常綠地被和其它植物一起呈現多樣化.

Bergenia seeds. 青海白菜種子.

Bergenia seeds. 青海白菜種子.

Day 6 of Bergenia seedlings.  More than half of seeds germinated. 青海白菜的孵種進度--第6天開始伸出小白腿了!超過半數的種子已出.

Day 6 of Bergenia seedlings. More than half of seeds germinated. 青海白菜的孵種進度–第6天開始伸出小白腿了!超過半數的種子已出.

Day 24 of Bergenia seedlings. All of seeds turn green. 青海白菜的孵種進度第24天種苗全綠了.

Day 24 of Bergenia seedlings. All of seeds turn green. 青海白菜的孵種進度第24天種苗全綠了.

Bergenia seedling has the first leaf. 青海白菜(岩白菜)種苗長出第一片本葉.

Bergenia seedling has the first leaf. 青海白菜(岩白菜)種苗長出第一片本葉.

Bergenia seedling has moret leaves. 青海白菜(岩白菜)種苗長出更多葉片.

Bergenia seedling has moret leaves. 青海白菜(岩白菜)種苗長出更多葉片.

Bergenia is very hardy evergreen perennial.  Mature size is about 20-30cm in height.  Green foliage turn purple red in fall.  Bergenia crassifolia ‘Autumn Red’ is more obvious. Drought tolerant once established.  Prefers partial shade location.

青海白菜(Bergenia crassifolia)是岩白菜屬的一個品種.高約20-30cm,葉呈匙狀常綠冬呈紫紅色,非常耐寒耐蔭,有的品種的耐旱性不差. Bergenia crassifolia ‘Autumn Red’是冬天葉色有明顯由綠轉紫紅秋色的品種.

Here is how to grow Bergenias from seeds 青海白菜(岩白菜)種子孵法

The best is grow in fall or winter, the second best time is in spring.  Seedlings usually  flower next year.

以秋冬播種為主,春播次之. 從種子發芽到隔年即能開花.

1.Use a clean container with lid to fill with potting soil.

1.取乾淨有蓋的容器為育苗盆裝培養土.

2.Seeds are rather small so moist the soil first then vibrate them on the paper by gently tapping the paper in line.

2.因種子細小所以在土噴濕後再將種子依呈直線重從紙張上輕彈灑下.

3.Keep the lid on, place the container in partial shade warm environment.  They should germinate around 2-3 weeks.

3.蓋上蓋子後將此苗盆放置在溫暖的半日照環境,約1-2週發芽.

4.Keep seedling in partial shade location after seed germinated.  When they have 4 true leaves than they are can be transplanted to ground or individual pot in place is partial shade with good air flow.    Do not let seedlings dry out.

4.繼續保濕在半日照環境到長出4片本葉後再移植到個別盆植或地植.  要通風良好的半日照並保濕不要讓小苗乾掉.

4.種子發芽後要繼續保濕半日照,長到4片本葉後移植成一株一盆或地植在半日照通風的環境. Have fun!  種植愉快!

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓 Fall foliage is turning red.  秋色由綠轉紅.

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓
Fall foliage is turning red. 秋色由綠轉紅.

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓 Fall foliage is turning red.  秋色由綠轉紅.

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓
Fall foliage is turning red. 秋色由綠轉紅.

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓 Fall foliage is turning red. 秋色由綠轉紅.

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓
Fall foliage is turning red. 秋色由綠轉紅.

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓 Fall foliage is turning red. 秋色由綠轉紅.

Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) 血皮楓
Fall foliage is turning red. 秋色由綠轉紅.

Deciduous small to medium tree, mainly growing it for fall colour display.  Very hardy and easy to grow.  Best grow in full sun for best fall colour.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size: 20′-30′(H) X 15′-20′(W).  It has copper red paper bark which is very interesting to look at.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or grafting.  Suitable for small to medium garden.

血皮楓是小型到中型的落葉喬木.  秋天葉色由綠轉紅.  非常強健且容易栽種.   最好是種在全日照處這樣秋色會比較紅豔.  耐寒性佳.  成熟株高為20-30呎,寬幅為15-20呎.  樹幹的表面為紅銅色脫皮樣的樹皮紋理看起來蠻特別的.   繁殖以種子,扦插或高壓/嫁接法.  適合種在中小型花園.