樟樹多看 appreciating camphor (cinnamomum camphora)

近日百花盛開,連樟樹都繁花似錦。興起寫寫樟樹的念頭。 覺得樟樹和榕樹是我們這一輩很貼心很有感受的自然之根,因為兩樹都是華南和香港的原生樹,這個城市周圍都可接觸到:榕樹樹牆甚至一些舊樓的牆邊天台在香港,而家裡父母輩和祖父母輩總有個樟木櫳。也因如此「生活」,很多時我們都少了讚賞牠們的存在和價值。這部落開筆多年,就還沒有專題寫過樟樹 (多不該!) camphor is one of the most common and close-to-heart trees in hong kong. common in the sense that it is a native tree, it is in abundance here; even non-nature lovers in particular the less young ones, most likely camphor has a place in their hearts or mind, because the older generations... Continue Reading →

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春紅 2018 spring red

這陣子走進公園、投入郊外,那春天的生命爆發實在無可抗拒。 spring is exploding. and there are all shades of red sprung out from parks and in the wild.  賞自然不止於賞花,新葉的嫩鮮,如沐春風。 筆管榕葉芽像粉紅花蕾,掙開新葉胭紅如李。 it is not only about flowers, baby leaves are as magical. the leaf sprouts of japanese superb fig / red fruit figs (ficus superba var. japonica) are as adorable as flower buds. the young... Continue Reading →

比蒙藤 / 清明花 herald’s trumpet / easter lily vine (beaumontia grandiflora)

兵頭花園有多個入口,各有風光。上亞厘畢道向著禮賓府的大門,麻石柱石樓梯,還有褪色的公園名字 old botanic gardens,都是活生生的珍貴古蹟,見證著這裡幾近個半世紀的歷史。 入口兩旁近年設置長椅供人觀景休息。座位後方是植披斜坡,生氣豐盈,鐵圍欄幾被遮蓋。 右邊一方,攀援架被比蒙藤征服。 二月底,遇到花期初展。 她的花實在太吸睛。再看看植物其他部分,一派強悍,還以為是來自南美的。 原來,此木質攀援植物來自亞洲,原生南亞,並見於中國包括廣東、雲南等地。 因為美麗奪目的花朵,園藝界喜愛栽種,目前已見於世界各地。 此大藤本中國常用名是清明花。我們所用的「比蒙」相信是譯自拉丁名字。 折錄百度百科的描述:「莖有皮孔。卵形葉對生,側脈明顯。聚傘花序頂生;花冠5裂片;花大,漏斗形,白色,有香氣。蓇葖果形狀多變。」 如此壯觀的花朵,文字不如真相。 不知你會否有同感,那斗大百合般青白的花冠,猶如天使與魔鬼的混合體。  the zoological & botanical gardens, which i always refer as the “botanic gardens” here, is one place i frequent when i want some green fix in town. it is the variety of plants and the age of the trees plus the... Continue Reading →

春紅 2018 spring red

寒冷的天氣並未阻止植物世界的生命活力,事實上今年已立了春,雨水將至,野外及城內的園林散發不同的紅彩。 cold weather earlier didn’t stop plant vitality in this city. in fact according to chinese lunar calendar, spring has begun for a while. here is to showcase different shades of red around this season.

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