新美利的節果決明 the pink & white shower at the new murray

活化計劃下的豪華酒店今年初開幕了,今年賞美利的節果決明,背境光鮮奢麗了。 期待孤零的名木從此得到悉心的看顧。活化發展前,樹生於美利大廈的停車場,停車場四周有其他十多棵樹木,發展令下,只剩名上冊的樹「有得留低」。 the murray building has gone. it is now “the murray”. this luxurious hotel established under a heritage revitalized project opened early this year. the only white & pink shower on our old & valuable tree register, bless you, has started its first blooming season in the ‘new’ environment. things so far looks good.... Continue Reading →

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兩粵黃檀花期 bentham’s rosewood (dalbergia benthamii) flowers

遇到本土植物,且沒有寫過的,就很有衝動紀錄下來。 兩粵黃檀開花場面是鋪天蓋地式的,充滿爆發力。 白色花冠細小,逐朵細看就是蝶形花科的特色。群花去賞,總是覺得每朵小花鮮白得銳利如小戟。 圓錐花序腋生,茂密程度猶如一支支花棒。 這植物原生香港、廣東、廣西等地,木質藤本(也有算成灌木) 生長及攀緣於疏林的樹木上,霎眼還以為她們也是大樹。 兩粵黃檀的葉也有工整美,葉片卵形互生近革質。 this is a hong kong and southern china native. we are right at its flowering season. i am a shallow person, always connect a climber with the impression of limp and weak. this woody climber proves me wrong. the typical papilionaceous white florets boom in density. the flowering... Continue Reading →

【本城美樹 amazing trees in hong kong】摩頓台南洋楹 moluccan albizia (falcataria moluccana) at moreton playground

銅鑼灣高士威道維園「兩岸」,有很多年長高壯的美麗大樹,希望日後陸續紀錄。 這次先寫在中央圖書館後側的這棵,因為拍照當天,適逢摩頓台足球場剛舉行盂蘭勝會,所以大樹附近的畫面跟平常風光不一樣,可以看到盂蘭的戲棚,戲班的人還在。特意紀錄。 銅鑼灣這場地的盂蘭,由潮州公和堂舉辦。他們的盂蘭,2017年已經辦到120屆了。 回說南洋楹,樹型美麗,而且樹屬高大喬木,在外地最高可達40米。從他的名字可知道來自南洋、馬六甲一帶。 觀乎外型,容易聯想到我們很喜歡的鳳凰木,也有點像最近寫過的雨樹。三者均同在豆科下,鳳凰木是一般喬木,高度不可能挑戰南洋楹。最容易辨認三木,自然是開花時,鳳凰木開紅花,雨樹是粉紅的,南洋楹則是白近黃,而後兩者都是含羞草亞科的,所以花形呈毛球狀。 南洋楹的花期在春末初夏。 拍照當天周圍寧靜,不過週末時分,這裡有不少外傭聚集。看過她們興高采烈而且甚有隊形地在大樹前面的排球場比賽。南洋楹高昂祥和地站駐行人路上,下面人聲鼎沸,場面熱烈,好一幅悠然的週末風景。 there are plenty handsome and mature trees along the sides of causeway road just around this area. will slowly cover them one by one here. but first this moluccan albizia. it is on the pedestrian road toward the back of the central library next to the moreton temporary... Continue Reading →

【本城美樹 amazing trees in hong kong】黃竹坑雨樹 rain tree (albizia saman) on wong chuk hang road

決定建立【本城美樹】此欄目,因為城內很多樹木都很美且需要保護,不少在頃刻間突然被消失了或自己走了。尤其經過上個月(2017年8月)兩個巨大颱風,造成大量樹木傷亡,覺得不容遲疑了。本部落平常寫樹木,筆觸集中植物特性,而此欄目則較著眼樹的人文關係,譬如地區和城市的聯繫。目的是一本自家的美樹名冊。 after two big typhoon last month, august 2017, found no more excuse to delay building this column on this blog. as a tree lover in this city, it is really painful to see many beautiful trees, many of them with historic and community value, suddenly disappear; many times due to human interference, sometimes of... Continue Reading →

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