苦楝處處 china berry trees bloom time

「三月苦戀,四月相思」,這是學植物賞樹者很上心頭也常引的一句語。說的是樹種的花季,苦楝開花後相思隨之,卻有種哀怨浪漫的聯想。 這星期天色陰暗,少了陽光,苦楝的花色中的紫透不出光彩,濃密的花叢看似蒼灰,似乎更呼應上述的情懷。 近日穿梭長沙灣,發現這個老舊社區中公園以至行道樹有很多壯大的苦楝。 每遇一棵,禁不住站在樹下,細意端視每顆花帶出的紫霞。然後走離不遠,再呼吸空氣中飄蕩的花香;苦楝開花可以濃得不可以,花薰太近或感有點嗆,走遠一點,有了距離就美。 chinaberry is common in this city and now is the high time of its blossoms. the flowers are very pretty but the colour is less fleshy and the fact that they are tiny and always come in quantity may blur the prettiness when looking the tree by far. yet you cannot... Continue Reading →

長沙灣荔枝角道是條木棉道 a tree cotton path along lai chi kok road (cheung sha wan)

最近經常走去深水埗長沙灣一帶,對長沙灣屠房(已停用)、蔬菜統營處周遭馬路兩旁的闊落尤其喜愛,特別知道這附近不久將來又會賣地發展面貌將大變遷後,更珍惜每次走在這路段的光景。 上星期走逛這區時,因為近日紅棉時節,對此樹種特別敏感,喜發現這裡路上很多木棉。 這裡是老區,所以不少木棉都非常壯大。城市中的大樹,正正是社區的年輪和時計。但願更多城市人對樹木也對其他與我們共享生景的物種珍重。 been exploring sham shui po and cheung sha wan recently. love the wide and spacious as well as calm along lai chi kok road. cheung sha wan abattoir that left vacant since 1999 is my favorite spot. it is a govt facility built in the 1960s but stop functioning in 1999. to... Continue Reading →

非尋常之春紅 – 大葉欖仁、大花紫薇、楓香 unusual spring colours – bangal almond, queen crape myrtle and sweet gum

2016 年本部落沒有寫「冬紅」,今冬特暖,落葉樹木週期紊亂。立春多日,到了二月下旬,楓香、大花紫薇、大葉欖仁落紅之象方定。 是因為天氣太暖和嗎?抑或植物也覺時季錯亂,遂施展渾身解數,以更艷麗色彩補償,今年遲來的冬紅更濃稠。很美,卻美得令人心亂。 this blog hasn’t featured any winter colour this past season. the reason is that we have experienced one of the warmest winters in history. deciduous trees did not shed leaves as their biological clocks were messed up. spring has come long, and some of these trees are finally changing colours lately. is... Continue Reading →

複羽葉欒樹黃金花 golden rain tree

寫了幾次複羽葉欒樹,卻是第一遇到他的花季。 每天都有學新的機會。原來複羽葉欒樹的花很美。 近看,很小但標致,嬌黃花瓣,纖長花絲,花底抹了腮紅。 遠望,花一開,氣勢,樹冠怒放頂生圓錐花塔。 那美,更會散播,朵朵小毽跌下,讓周圍矮叢地上鋪上黃色地毯。 查究資料,此植物原生中國。難怪西方人都愛加上 chinese 在俗名上。資料也說花是有香氣的,但這陣子看到的樹都很高大,而且都在市內,未有感覺到那香氣。 從前寫此樹,都在秋季,完全因拜倒那濃密的粉紅燈籠陣(果子)。這次有幸遇到花季,最好是看到一些花轉果的狀況。大自然就是巧奪天工,參不透那嬌花如何卜碌成如吹氣的果包包。 荔枝角公園 lai chi kok park 九龍寨城公園 kowloon walled city park third time this blog wrote about this tree but a different english common name each time. this time golden raing tree is used to match the blooming season of the species. it is the first time... Continue Reading →

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