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Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) 維吉尼亞水葉草

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草

2017-06-14 Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草 (4)(Medium)

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  is flowering and seeding. 維吉尼亞水葉草開花並結子中.

2017-06-14 Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草 (6)(Medium)

Virginia Water-leaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)  維吉尼亞水葉草

Cold hardy perennial. This native woodland wildflower is very easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist rich soil.  The young plants and leaves are edible after harvested and cooked.  Late spring to early summer with small pale pink/lavender flowers in clusters.  Flowers attract bees.  USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or division.   Self-seeded, could be invasive.

非常耐寒強健的多年生草花.  這種原生於林地裡濕地的野花很容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處.  小苗及莖葉均可煮食後食用.  春末夏初時開淡粉紅色或非常淡紫色的簇生小花.  花頗吸引蜂類.  耐寒不耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  容易自行落子繁殖,可能是強勢植物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.grandmorainegrowers.ca/perennia.htm         https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/hydrophyllum/virginianum/      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56500/

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How to grow False Solomon’s Seal from seeds (Maianthemum stellatum) 假黃精種子孵法

How to grow False Solomon’s Seal from seeds (Maianthemum stellatum) 假黃精種子孵法

False Solomon's Seal(Maianthemum stellatum)fruit turn red in fall假黃精秋天果實轉紅

False Solomon’s Seal(Maianthemum stellatum)fruit turn red in fall假黃精秋天果實轉紅

False Solomon's Seal seed germination. (Maianthemum stellatum) 假黃精種子孵出

False Solomon’s Seal seed germination. (Maianthemum stellatum) 假黃精種子孵出

This is a common native plant in woods you might seen them often when you go hiking.   Its tender shoots in early spring can be cooked and eaten as asparagus and its ripe red berries in late fall are also edible.  It is also a medicinal plant.   I see they usually grow in partial shade location. Very hardy and easy to grow.

這是在健行時在林地裡常見的本土多年生草花.  初春的嫩莖可像蘆筍一樣煮食,而它秋熟的紅莓果也是可以食用的.  它同時也藥用植物.

1.Collect and clean the ripe seeds in late fall.   Use soil with organic matter in a pot.  Moist the soil then lightly cover the seeds on top.   Cover the pot with clear plastic bag for first two months.

1.於秋末採收並清洗成熟的種子.   苗盆要使用含大量腐殖質的土壤.  澆濕土壤後種下種子並覆上一層薄土.  苗盆用透明塑膠袋裝起保溼2個月.

2.Check and open daily for fresh air.   Seed usually germinate around four months.

2.每天開袋透氣並檢查種子.   種子約4個月左右會陸續孵出.

3.Pick the sprouted seeds and plant them in a small individual pot in warm, partial shade location.   Keep moist.  Transplant the seedlings in the ground or larger pot when they start to grow stem.

3.將發芽的種子揀出單獨種在小盆裡,小盆放在半日照溫暖處. 保濕. 等小苗開始長出莖梗時可以轉為地植或轉用較大盆來種.

Doll’s-eyes/White Baneberry(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼

Doll’s-eyes/White Baneberry(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼

Doll's-eyes/White Baneberry fall fruit.(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼秋天的果實.

Doll’s-eyes/White Baneberry foliage and fall fruit.(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼葉片及秋天的果實.

Actaea pachypoda

Doll’s-eyes/White Baneberry fall fruit.(Actaea pachypoda)娃娃眼秋天的果實.

Beware, super toxic perennial!  Its berries is the most toxic part of the plant.  It can lead to cardiac arrest and death if ingested the berries.  White flowers in spring.   Flower see the Wikimedia link below.  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Actaea_pachypoda05.jpg

Late summer fruit ripe to be white berries.  Even though berries are toxic to human but birds are fine to eat the berries as food.  It prefers full sun to partial shade location in clay soil.  Propagate by seeds or dividing plant in spring.  Mature size:1′-2′(H) x 1′-2′(W).   USDA Zones:3-9.

小心,有劇毒的多年生草花!  它的白色果實是最毒的部位.  誤食會造成心跳停止而死亡. 但其毒性對鳥類是免疫的,所以果實會被鳥類所食用.  它喜全日照到半日照處的黏性土壤. 春天開白色精緻的小花串.  花見以下連結:  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Actaea_pachypoda05.jpg

非常強健耐寒. 為北美野生的多年生草花.  成熟植株約1-2呎高及寬幅.  繁殖以種子或初春分株.

How to grow flowering raspberry from seeds 紫花覆盆子(Rubus odoratus)種子孵法

How to grow flowering raspberry from seeds 紫花覆盆子(Rubus odoratus)種子孵法

Flowers of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) 紫花覆盆子的花

Flowers of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) 紫花覆盆子的花

Fruit of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子的果實

Fruit of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子的果實

Seedlings of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子的小苗

Seedlings of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子的小苗

Seedlings of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子的小苗

Seedlings of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子的小苗

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How to grow flowering raspberry from seeds 紫花覆盆子(Rubus odoratus)種子孵法 Plant start to flower and fruit in the 3rd year. (Flower buds are forming.)植株第3年就開始開花結果! (花苞形成中.)

Use fresh currant year’s seeds. Best growing time is fall, second best time is spring.
播種時間為新鮮種子秋播為主,春播次之.

You may sow directly if you have enough seeds to do so. Or:
方法很簡單,除了種子很多就直播外:

1.Use clean container which has clear lid. Fill the container with well drained medium, moist the medium but not saggy. You can also use hydrated pit moss nuggets.

1.用洗淨的外帶食物盒或杯子有透明蓋子或不完全透明但可透光的容器,使用排水佳的介質噴水或使濕潤但不積水的程度. 或有泥炭土餅的話也可以. 泥炭土餅的好處是可以從種子發芽到地植/或盆植換大盆前都不用移.

2.Sow seeds in certain space, do not cover the seeds. Cover with the lid to keep the humidity in the seeding container. Place the seeding container in partial shade location. Open the container to check the progress every couple of days. About 10 days to 3 weeks they will germinate.

Once the seeds sprout, move the sprouted seeds in a small pot, 1 or 2 seedlings a pot. Keep seedlings moist and place them in partial shade location. When seedlings grow 6-8 true leaves, you can transplant the seedlings into larger pot. Keep seedlings moist. You can fertilize these seedlings in this stage.

2.在一定間隔的距離下種子,不覆土. 加蓋後放半日照溫暖但不熱的環境下等約3週. 每隔幾天檢查,種子一發芽根不深時移到小盆,每2小棵一盆. 用小透明塑膠袋加空氣留成長空間放在半日照處到本葉長出到6-8片時地植或換較大盆. 換盆或地植後改為不封但持續保濕在半日照處. 可開始施肥.

3.You may want to plant them in the ground when plant is 1.5′-2′ tall. Use fertilizer to promote flowers and fruits. Or just simply use dried out weed/grass clipping and burry them as natural fertilizer. Plants will flower and fruit the next year.

Harvest fruit when fruit turn darker red. When in full sun location the plant is still OK but when it is too hot, it will be good to use shade netting to prevent plants gets over heated.

3.植株長到1.5-2呎高時可以地植就地植,施有機磷肥或將雜草曬乾死後埋進土中自然腐化成肥. 隔年成熟即可開花結果. 果實轉深紅變軟就可採收食用. 土壤肥份時產量不小. 全日照也可但夏天過熱時應加遮光網以降溫.

Plant has no thorns. Flowers and foliage both have fragrance. Maximum mature height can reach to 3 metres. It is better to keep plant trim for easy harvest and promote more shoots for flower in order to increase the crop.

全株無刺. 花葉均有香氣. 若不修剪的話可達3公尺高度. 應修剪刺激多分枝以使產量增加. 可做為綠籬.

Purple flowers can be cut flower. Its fruit smells fragrant, tastes with sweetness and balance with a bit nice acid. Although no shelf live–better finish them soon after you harvest the fruit. Very easy to grow them in shady location like between big buildings or balcony. No significant pest or diseases. Just watch out the moisture of the soil.

紫色的花可為切花. 此果實香酸甜,味道還不錯,可野放又無嚴重病蟲害,弱光處林下或建築物蔭下或陽台皆可生長,果期比草莓長,也比一般草莓少病蟲害,只要不要乾死就行. 唯獨果實不耐久放,應採收後當天或隔天就食用.

見圖:其花,葉與果實.

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)紫花覆盆子

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)fruiting紫花覆盆子結果中

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)fruiting紫花覆盆子結果中

Delicious flowering raspberry fruit. (Rubus odoratus) 酸甜美味多汁的紫花覆盆子果實.

Delicious flowering raspberry fruit. (Rubus odoratus) 酸甜美味多汁的紫花覆盆子果實.

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus) seedlings (3 weeks germination period) 紫花覆盆子 (經過3週孵化期)出芽的小苗

Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus) seedlings (3 weeks germination period) 紫花覆盆子 (經過3週孵化期)出芽的小苗

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Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus) seedling. 紫花覆盆子的小苗.

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Flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus) in the garden. 花園內的紫花覆盆子.

Also called thimbleberry. Very hardy shrub which bloom purple flowers in mid summer and follow with red edible fruit. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and fruits attract birds. Low to no maintenance. Best in full sun to partial shade location, moist soil. USDA Zones: 3-8. Plant is not prickly but deer do not like it. Some gardeners use this as a shield border. Mature plant height and width: 4′-6′. Self-seed.

又稱為頂針莓. 非常強健耐寒的灌木. 仲夏開紫色花,花謝後結可食用的紅色莓果. 花吸引蜂蝶. 果實吸引鳥類. 全株無刺. 但鹿類不喜所以有的人會栽種它來做為防鹿的綠籬屏障. 喜全日照到半日照環境,偏濕的土壤. 成熟株高及寬幅約為4-6呎. 通常自行落籽繁殖.

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)多花黃精

Carpet bugle (Ajuga reptans)紫唇花

Carpet bugle (Ajuga)紫唇花

Carpet bugle (Ajuga) 紫唇花

Carpet bugle (Ajuga) 紫唇花

Nice hardy ground cover!  It tolerants foot traffic and bloom in blue or violet flowers in spring.  There is one variety called  ‘Pink Beauty’ has nice pink flowers.  http://www.perennials.com/plants/ajuga-genevensis-pink-beauty.html

Ajuga reptans ‘Toffee Chip’ is very vibrant with golden foliage.  http://www.perennials.com/plants/ajuga-reptans-toffee-chip.html

Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’ with nice burgundy, creamy yellow and green variegated foliage.  http://www.perennials.com/plants/ajuga-reptans-burgundy-glow.html

Sun or shade location, very easy to grow, hardy perennial.

紫唇花是很強健易栽種的多年生草花,它是很好的地被植物因為耐踩所以可以用來替代草皮.  春天開深藍紫色小花在花莖上.  很耐蔭.  品種很多,較出色的有嬌豔的粉紅色花 ‘Pink Beauty’   http://www.perennials.com/plants/ajuga-genevensis-pink-beauty.html

Ajuga reptans ‘Toffee Chip’有金黃色的葉色,開花時跟花的深藍紫色產生鮮明對比而出色.  http://www.perennials.com/plants/ajuga-reptans-toffee-chip.html

Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’ 是斑葉品種,葉色有紅,白綠.  http://www.perennials.com/plants/ajuga-reptans-burgundy-glow.html

容易分株繁殖.