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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) 蛇瓜

Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) 蛇瓜

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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) has very long fruit and often are sold in sections. 蛇瓜的瓜很長,通常切段以便包裝販賣.

 

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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) unriped seeds. 蛇瓜未熟的種子.

Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) seed germinate in just few days. 蛇瓜種子幾天就出芽.

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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) seed germinate in just few days. 蛇瓜種子幾天就出芽.

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Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) seed germinate in just few days. 蛇瓜種子幾天就出芽.

Annual vegetable.  This easy to grow vine because its long snake like fruit, requires high sturdy structure/arbour for plant to cling on.  Best growing in full sun location.  Unique white flowers with fraying petals which attract bees and butterflies a lot.   Very long fruit hang down and they do look like snakes.  🙂    Very exotic looking vegetable.  Taste good after cooking.  Mature size:10′-12′ (L) X 4′-6′(W).  Propagate by seeds.

蛇瓜(瓜葉栝樓)是一年生的爬藤,果實為數呎長的長條形,如長蛇般的瓜.  這個植株需要結實的結構/棚架來攀爬. 最好栽種在全日照處.  白色的花瓣外圍是流蘇般的鬚邊.  花吸引蜂蝶.  長條般蛇狀的瓜料理過是很好吃的.  成熟株高10-12呎長,寬幅4-6呎.  繁殖以種子來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichosanthes_cucumerina                 https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%93%9C%E5%8F%B6%E6%A0%9D%E6%A5%BC           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/92067/

 

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

This is rarely seen variety.  It is as easy growing as other types of lavender.   Best growing in full sun location.  Fragrant white flowers bloom from late spring to late fall if keeping deadheading.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Flowers are good for cut flower.  This herb is very easy to propagate by seeds or cutting!  Edible and medicinal!  Love the scent!! USDA Zones:6-9.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1.5-3′(W).

這品是少見的品種.  它跟其它品種的薰衣草一樣好種. 最好種在全日照處.  芬芳的白花從春末開到秋末,能摘去謝掉的花的話能使其花期延到非常長.  花吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥.  適合切花.  這香草容易以種子或枝條來扦插繁殖. 可食用及藥用!  好愛它的香味!! 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1.5-3呎.

Creeping Raspberry (Rubus calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子

Creeping Raspberry (Rubus  calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子

Creeping Raspberry plants are easy to propagate by cuttings.  (Rubus  calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子植株.

Creeping Raspberry plants are easy to propagate by cuttings. (Rubus calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子植株.

Creeping Raspberry plants are easy to propagate by cuttings.  (Rubus  calycinoides) 高山懸鉤子/玉山懸鉤子植株. Normally its height is really short, creeping on the surface of the ground.  In the most of zones it stays evergreen, not pricky, fast growing and good for soil erosion control.  Easy to grow and best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white flowers in late spring to early summer and follow with small edible berries which are ripe in fall and from red turn orange yellow salmon colour, that is why also are called salmon berries.   There are several different plants are share with the same common name.  USDA Zones:6-10.   Mature size:1″-2″(H) x 5′(W).  Propagate by seeds or stem cuttings.

由於它無刺,常綠,生長快速,土壤不拘,且成熟的橘黃色果實可食用且有利於控制土壤流失,常用於斜坡保土的種植.  容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末夏初開白色的小花.  繁殖以種子或扦插. 耐寒性可,但似乎不耐熱.  多在中高海拔可見.   成熟株高1-2吋,寬幅5呎.

Reference links: 參考資料連結:

http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/plantName/Rubus-calycinoides-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_hayata-koidzumii

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星 — Update

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星  — Update

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

 

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星  -- Update  Seed pod 種莢

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum)伯利恆之星 — Update Seed pod 種莢

This post it to update the previous post below:

https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/star-of-bethlehem-ornithogalum-arabicum%e4%bc%af%e5%88%a9%e6%81%86%e4%b9%8b%e6%98%9f/

So far the total height is 3.5′.  It is so tall in pot, I worry it will break somehow… 😦

這篇是之前那篇的開花報告:

https://myfoodandflowers.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/star-of-bethlehem-ornithogalum-arabicum%e4%bc%af%e5%88%a9%e6%81%86%e4%b9%8b%e6%98%9f/

目前是盆植,高約3.5呎,好像還會高一些…花莖看起來容易斷的樣子… 😦

 

Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) 類葉升麻

Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) 類葉升麻

Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) 類葉升麻

Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) 類葉升麻

Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) 類葉升麻

Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) 類葉升麻

Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) 類葉升麻

Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) 類葉升麻

It is a poisonous plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to North America.    Fragrant white flowers (rose-like fragrance) in spring and red attractive berries in summer is very ornamental.   Best in partial shade location, prefer moist soil.

多年生草花,有劇毒,它是類葉升麻屬植物的漿果,是北美特有植物.   春天開白色小花 (有玫瑰花香) 夏天時紅色漿果在著果期間很有觀賞價值.   半日照處種植為佳,喜濕潤的土壤.

Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)香豬殃殃 或 香車葉草

Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)香豬殃殃 或 香車葉草

Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)香豬殃殃 或 香車葉草

Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)香豬殃殃 或 香車葉草

Shade loving perennial.  Very hardy (USDA Zones: 3-9) and easy to grow in partial shade to full shade location in moist soil.  Small, fragrant white flowers bloom in spring.  Easy to propagate it by dividing plant or seeds.  Fast growing, do not tolerant foot traffic.  Mature plant is H:10-20cm x W:45-60cm.

香豬殃殃屬的多年生草花,全株有香味可做為香薰材料或添加在食物中增加風味.  喜蔭喜濕,繁殖法為分株或種子.

False Rue-anemone(Enemion biternatum or Isopyrum biternatum) 假扁果草

False Rue-anemone(Enemion biternatum or Isopyrum biternatum) 假扁果草

False Rue-anemone(Enemion biternatum or Isopyrum biternatum) 假扁果草

False Rue-anemone(Enemion biternatum or Isopyrum biternatum) 假扁果草


Cute little spring flowering bulbs, very low almost in creeping height. Native. Good for rock garden or partial shade garden. Self-seeded easily, easy to grow. 低矮的小型球根花卉,適用於石砌的花園或半日照的偏蔭花園. 容易花後結子繁殖,容易栽種.

Trillium(Trillium grandflorum)大花延齡草

Trillium(Trillium grandflorum)大花延齡草

Trillium(Trillium grandflorum)大花延齡草

Trillium(Trillium grandflorum)大花延齡草


Trillium

Trillium(Trillium grandflorum)大花延齡草


Trillium is Ontario provincial flower, native most in woodland. It blooms in spring with single white, pink, burgundy or double white. It can be propagated by seeds or rhizome.

加拿大安大略省的省花,是野生在林木間的原生野花. 花多為單瓣,花色多為白色,也有粉紅色和酒紅色.

Also this painted trillium也有稀少的painted trillium則為白花但近花心處及網脈是紫紅色.

Recently beautiful double white ones…最近還有很美的重瓣的大花延齡草…

香玉簪 Fragrant Plantainlily (Hosta plantaginea)

香玉簪 Fragrant Plantainlily (Hosta plantaginea)
Hosta plantaginea, Fragrant Plantainlily is blooming in August now, as its name it is very fragrant almost like Jasmine fragrance. Very easy to grow and easy to be divided in spring or fall. Slugs love them, too…unfortunately! This type of Host prefers full sun location.

這種玉簪於八月開花,如其名有著如茉莉花般的強烈花香,芬芳怡人. 容易栽種和春秋分株繁殖. 不幸的是蛞蝓也喜歡它! 此類喜全日照.
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