阿诺德植物园的花和故事 5/14/2007 10:46
植物园(Anorld Arboretum)里的几百株丁香正在开放。

从Jamaica Way的正门走进去,你会先看到夹道的各色杜鹃。有粉红色的英文叫pinkshell azalea, 有一种火红色(也就是亮红里有一点点黄色)一看名字果然叫torch azalea, 还有一种深红色里有一点点紫色的叫做anorld azalea, 我猜想是不是在Anorld Arboretum里杂交培植的。植物园里的许多树是从亚洲欧洲等世界各地运来的,哈佛的园林专家们也在培植新品种。还有一种淡紫色的杜鹃叫Korean Yodokawa azalea, 这应该是韩国仁川的品种,但不知为何用了日语,不是他们搞混了吧?或说是从日本运来的韩国的树种,因此因袭日文?

我的同屋说杜鹃就是映山红,我第一次知道,但想象只有火红色的杜鹃名副其实是映山红。我的同屋说所有的杜鹃都可称作映山红。我查到下一篇文章说红色的为映山红。

http://baike.baidu.com/view/4446.htm

玫瑰园里的俩棵中国樱花刚刚开放,是一种特别的樱花,如果不看树上挂的牌子,很难想到,因为她是一种复合型的像灯塔一样的形状。你如果仔细看每一小朵花果真是小樱花的形状,色为白色。

玫瑰园里的玫瑰花也有点点先开放了。我说过,这个春季来的迟,所有的花都赶着这短暂的时光一齐在争艳斗奇。

转过俩个小湖,就会看到几百株丁香了。转弯之处,路的俩面俩棵开着白色花的树,花形象小钟,名为silverbell. 本来路的左侧是一大片黄色的迎春花,但迎春花最近几年被blueberries侵袭了,为了除掉blueberries, 也必须将迎春花剪到只留下根,现在覆着土,正在休养生息,可能需要几年的功夫来恢复。

其实不需要转过弯,也就是说不需要看到丁香,你就会先闻到丁香的香气,领略什么是香气袭人的感觉。可是看到几百株丁香,走在她的夹道里被各色的丁香和她的香气环绕是一种欲醉不能,欲唱无词,只能发出“啊,阿,太美了”的感叹。去看丁香的时候天已经很晚了,鸟儿们在花树间吱吱呀呀地唱着歌,好像我的‘阿,阿’的感叹。但我想他是在为了吸引异性才这么鼓着脖子在唱,落在一个枝杈都挨着地的树干上,正对这我和我的同屋唱,是一个肚子兰灰色头顶黑色的鸟,唱的还真是好听,我的roommate自作多情地说他是给我们唱的。我们转身离开时,他确实不唱了。

有一株丁香开的正旺,叫做”purple haze”, 花在风中摆动,香气浮动,抬都望去紫色和夜幕的蓝紫色混为一体,真是一种让人要晕过去的sensation. 于是看似不搭杆地明白了为什么说“拜倒在石榴裙下”,我是要拜倒在丁香裙下了。

在丁香树丛中徘徊,还看到了黄鹂鸟,金丝鸟。并偶遇一棵中国的白桑树,弯曲的树干鲜嫩的桑叶。今年夏天一定要记得来看会不会结桑椹。

我打算在这个季节,每天下了班都要来赶花季,把植物园作为自家的后花园,每天傍晚都来散步。昨晚因为出来的晚,光线暗了不能照相。希望所有的朋友都别错过了。

唯一不足的是已经快要离开的时候,我们正在看那浅紫色的杜鹃的名字的时候,一只狗跑到我们眼前,一幅要袭击我们的表情,我们俩个人吓得先小声叫了一下,那狗还是欲扑的样子,我吓得大叫一声并欲往我roommate身后躲。没想到把狗吓住了,她回转身往自己的主人跑去。他的主人在后边很远处,我气的说:你能不能把你的狗拴住?公园门口的注意事项要求狗必须是有leash的。同时说最近有人在公园里见到过coyote。所以如果去的话,尤其是黄昏还是要小心。

我自己反思了一下,我的同屋虽然比我成熟小时练过武功,可她个子比我小,在这样危急的时刻,我怎么就会往她身后躲呢而她并没有往我身后躲得意思?难道我是一个在危急时刻靠不住的胆小鬼啊?

关于丁香:

http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%81%E9%A6%99


今晚下班后(大概六点钟)去植物园赏花照像。欢迎愿意同行的人。


rose rose rose
植物园不是开到 4 点钟吗?
Cloud at 5/14/2007 10:58 快速引用
Cloud :
植物园不是开到 4 点钟吗?


怎么会呢?一直到天黑。

即使到了天黑也不关门。
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 11:03 快速引用
support 周末去植物园转悠,spring is definitely in the air smile 。 各色的丁香花开的很盛, 不过丁香不好照,也可能是我缺乏耐性吧。
pbxmeis at 5/14/2007 11:10 快速引用
pbxmeis :
support 周末去植物园转悠,spring is definitely in the air smile 。 各色的丁香花开的很盛, 不过丁香不好照,也可能是我缺乏耐性吧。


谢谢配图。 rose

那天因为画那幅罗密欧与朱丽叶的画(看到了吗?)脱不开身,没成行,昨晚才去。April and Jasmine went again yesterday.

Do you want to come together tonight? Let me know and I will pick you up.
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 11:14 快速引用
I just saw your painting. very cheerful and romantic. Those two swans, are they really called romeo and juliet? I didnt see them two weeks ago.

I'd like to go to the arboretum again, will let you know early afternoon. rose
pbxmeis at 5/14/2007 11:22 快速引用
pbxmeis :
I just saw your painting. very cheerful and romantic. Those two swans, are they really called romeo and juliet? I didnt see them two weeks ago.

I'd like to go to the arboretum again, will let you know early afternoon. rose


Yeah, that's their names.

And they were welcomed back with a ceremony by the mayor last Wednesday May 9th at the Public Garden! Can you believe it?

http://www.shenghuonet.com/blog/blogtopic.php?t=23463
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 11:29 快速引用
刚从家吃过午饭回来,发现临街的花园里就有一株白色的杜鹃,很矮,可能就是被称作小乔木的。而且好像还有毒,毒性还不小。

还有一棵树上长的白花有八个花瓣儿,谁知道是什么树?

下面的文章很有意思,值得一读。我以前写过最早到云南的美国探险家Joseph Rock, 就是那个二三十年代在美国国家地理杂志上发过几十篇的有关中国云藏地区的报道,还编撰了大部头向西方介绍纳西文化的探险家。你如果去阿诺德植物园,到门口的红砖楼里看看介绍,你会发现洛克当年也带队到中国去找中国的树种并带回到植物园里。

http://baike.baidu.com/view/4446.htm

杜鹃花
杜鹃花--花中西施

学名:Rhododendron simsii

英名:Indian Azalea

别名:映山红、山石榴、山踯躅、红踯躅

科名:杜鹃花科

产地与习性:杜鹃花属约有900种,亚洲约产850种其中,中国约有530种,除新疆外南北各小区均有分布。新几内亚、马来西亚约有280种,几乎全为附生型 。此外,北美分布有24种,欧洲分布有9种,大洋洲分布1种。杜鹃花属种类多,差异很大,有常绿大乔木、小乔木,常绿灌木和落叶灌木。习性差异也很大,但多数种产于高海拔地区,喜凉爽、湿润气候、忌酷热干燥。要求富含腐殖质、疏松、湿润、ph值在5.5~6.5之间的酸性土壤。部分种及园艺品种的适应性较强,耐干旱、瘠薄,土壤ph值在7~8之间也能生长。杜鹃花对光有一定要求,但不耐暴晒,夏、秋季应有林木或荫棚遮挡烈日。一般于春、秋二季抽梢,以梢为主。最适宜的生长温度为15~25℃。气温超过30℃或低于5℃则生长趋于停滞。冬季有短暂的休眠期。

形态特征:杜鹃花属种类繁多,形态各异。由大乔木(高可达20m以上)至小灌木(高仅10cm-20cm),主干直立或呈匍匐状,枝条互生或轮生。

中国常栽培的种类有:毛鹃、夏鹃、西洋鹃、羊踯躅、迎红杜鹃、马银花、云银杜鹃。

注意: 黄色杜鹃的植株和花内均含有毒素,误食后会引起中毒;白色杜鹃的花中含有四环二萜类毒素,中毒后引起呕吐、呼吸困难、四肢麻木等。

繁栽要点:可用播种、扦插、嫁接及压条等方法繁殖。

应用:杜鹃花花繁叶茂,绮丽多姿,萌发力强,耐修剪,根桩奇特,是优良的盆景材料。园林中最宜在林缘、溪边、池畔及岩石旁成丛成片栽植,也可于疏林下散植。杜鹃也是花篱的良好材料,毛鹃还可经修剪培育成各种形态。杜鹃专类园极具特色。杜鹃花可药用,有些亦可食用。

在家养环境中,杜鹃花以盆栽为佳。上盆时间选在早春或晚秋为宜。杜鹃花根系扩展缓慢,l~2年生宜用3寸盆,3~4年生用4寸盆,每隔3~5年换盆1次,同时修整根系。浇水,要根据具体情况灵活掌握。温度低时少浇;高时,要随干随浇,但绝对不能积水。施肥,要做到薄肥勤施。对2~4年生苗,为加速植株成型,常通过摘心、摘蕾来促发新枝;植株成型后,主要是剪除病枝、弱枝及重叠紊乱的枝条,均以疏剪为主。

杜鹃花,群众又叫映山红,泛指各种红色的杜鹃花,形容它那如火如荼的鲜红的光彩把山都映红了。其实杜鹃花哪只红色,现今植物分类学上仅把“映山红”作为其中一个种类(包括许多栽培品种)。杜鹃花自然分布于北半球温带及亚热带,全球800余种,我国就有600多种,云南一省有近300种之多。无疑,中国是杜鹃花的原生地,而云南又是其分布中心。
  杜鹃花多为高一二米的灌木和小乔木,亦有高仅几厘米、匍匐于岩石地面的旬行杜鹃、紫背杜鹃,也有高达数丈、繁花万朵的大树杜鹃、巨魁杜鹃 崇拜杜鹃花的顶成伞形花絮,由数朵钟状或漏斗状的花朵组成,宛如有一个饱满的绣球。叶片多为革质.大如批把,小似指甲,尚有一种吐尖杜鹃,叶片竟长达70多厘米, 宽20多厘米;果为蒴果,种子细如尘埃,播种须精心管理,方能出土成苗。
  杜鹃花在云南生长于海拔800米―4500米的高山、中山、低丘和田野,以滇西部高山种类最为丰富。尤其是高山冷湿地带。多种常绿杜鹃如黄杯杜鹃、白雪杜鹃、团花杜鹃、宽钟杜鹃等各色杜鹃花,常成密集的杜鹃花灌丛和纯林,竟有连绵一二十公里尽为杜鹃花“花海”的奇观。杜鹃花的花期依气候和各种而不同,低山暖热地带多在2―3月开放,中山温凉地带多在4―6月开放,高山冷凉地带多在7―8月开放。因其种类繁多,分布广泛,生态环境之复杂多样,杜鹃花的体态风姿也是多种多样:有的枝叶扶疏,有的干枝百干;有的郁郁葱葱,俊秀挺拔,有的曲若虬龙,苍劲古雅。其花色更是五光十色,多姿多彩:殷红似火、金光灿灿、晶蓝如宝,或带斑带点,或带条带块,粉红的、洋红的、橙黄色的、淡紫色的、黄中带红的、红中带白的、白中带绿的,真是千变万化,无奇不有。有的浓妆艳服,有的淡著缟素,有的丹唇皓齿,有的芬芳沁人,真的各具风姿,仪态万千。
  正因为杜鹃花在园林上的重要价值,我国品种丰富的社鹃花资源早就为西洋各国所觊觎。早在19世纪初,他们曾不惜巨资多次派人前来云南采集标本、种子,现今英国皇家植物园夸耀于世的几百种杜鹃花系多自云南采集培育,早已蔚然成林,花蕾盛开之际,英伦士女,往来如梭,流连忘返。  
1919年,英国采集家傅利斯在云南腾冲高黎贡山西坡,意外地发现了他从未见过的“杜鹃巨人”――大树杜鹃。贪婪之心,驱使他雇来苦力,横着心,举起斧,硬将这一株高达25米、胸径达87厘米、树龄达280年的大树杜鹃砍倒,捞了一个圆盘状的木材标本回去,至今仍陈列在伦敦的大英博物馆里。但在63年之后,1981年2月,科学家又在原址,找到了这世界已知的最高最大的杜鹃花王。后经腾冲县林业局进一步调查,现有胸径在1米以上的大树杜鹃尚有12株,其中最大的1株高25米,其径粗达3.07米,树龄在500年以上。大树杜鹃的花序是一个十分秀美的花团,水红色,每花序由20至24朵长6厘米―8厘米、口径6厘米的钟形花朵组成,花序直径达25厘米。这项天立地的大树杜鹃,茂盛的树冠遮天蔽日,灿烂的花朵美如云霞,它是云南的骄傲,它是祖国的骄傲!
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 14:41 快速引用
其实你不需要去植物园,植物园的网站就有关于洛克的介绍, along with some other explorers at the time.

very interesting and a must-read:

http://arboretum.harvard.edu/programs/eastern_asia/explorers_rock2.html

Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927
Explorers

Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 14:54 快速引用
Wanted to go to the arboretum for the lilac day but had to study Sad need to study hard for exam end of month cry

Happy to know Du Juan! Thanks crane! I have one in my little garden and always wondered if it had a Chinese name. It likes acidic soil. smile
Annie at 5/14/2007 14:59 快速引用
Annie :
Wanted to go to the arboretum for the lilac day but had to study Sad need to study hard for exam end of month cry

Happy to know Du Juan! Thanks crane! I have one in my little garden and always wondered if it had a Chinese name. It likes acidic soil. smile


All along when I read, I was thinking of you and your little garden.

昨晚在丁香花下的时候,就想能在花下醉倒。我还在跟我的同屋说,要在你家的花园里醉倒,因为不能在人家植物园喝酒阿 oops ,心里就想去看看你的园子,看看你种的花。

And I very much enjoy reading your stories of RB and gardening. Real experience does make the true difference.


If you can go tonight, let me know and i can pick you up too. Only 2 hours.
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 15:05 快速引用
wildcrane :
Annie :
Wanted to go to the arboretum for the lilac day but had to study Sad need to study hard for exam end of month cry

Happy to know Du Juan! Thanks crane! I have one in my little garden and always wondered if it had a Chinese name. It likes acidic soil. smile


All along when I read, I was thinking of you and your little garden.

昨晚在丁香花下的时候,就想能在花下醉倒。我还在跟我的同屋说,要在你家的花园里醉倒,因为不能在人家植物园喝酒阿 oops ,心里就想去看看你的园子,看看你种的花。

And I very much enjoy reading your stories of RB and gardening. Real experience does make the true difference.


If you can go tonight, let me know and i can pick you up too. Only 2 hours.

Thanks again crane... Till month end, I need to (pretend to) be a bookworm in every minute I've got. Sad I need to send LG to take RB to class tonight... Too much to memorize - worse than Zheng4 Zhi4 exams! 我哭
Hope you all have great fun tonight... I'll be liberated in June! hahahaha
Annie at 5/14/2007 15:15 快速引用
Annie :
wildcrane :
Annie :
Wanted to go to the arboretum for the lilac day but had to study Sad need to study hard for exam end of month cry

Happy to know Du Juan! Thanks crane! I have one in my little garden and always wondered if it had a Chinese name. It likes acidic soil. smile


All along when I read, I was thinking of you and your little garden.

昨晚在丁香花下的时候,就想能在花下醉倒。我还在跟我的同屋说,要在你家的花园里醉倒,因为不能在人家植物园喝酒阿 oops ,心里就想去看看你的园子,看看你种的花。

And I very much enjoy reading your stories of RB and gardening. Real experience does make the true difference.


If you can go tonight, let me know and i can pick you up too. Only 2 hours.

Thanks again crane... Till month end, I need to (pretend to) be a bookworm in every minute I've got. Sad I need to send LG to take RB to class tonight... Too much to memorize - worse than Zheng4 Zhi4 exams! 我哭
Hope you all have great fun tonight... I'll be liberated in June! hahahaha


Fully understand it! support support support
I recieved my certification couplr weeks ago! happy
加油!小安!
fresh_orange at 5/14/2007 15:18 快速引用
Annie :
wildcrane :
Annie :
Wanted to go to the arboretum for the lilac day but had to study Sad need to study hard for exam end of month cry

Happy to know Du Juan! Thanks crane! I have one in my little garden and always wondered if it had a Chinese name. It likes acidic soil. smile


All along when I read, I was thinking of you and your little garden.

昨晚在丁香花下的时候,就想能在花下醉倒。我还在跟我的同屋说,要在你家的花园里醉倒,因为不能在人家植物园喝酒阿 oops ,心里就想去看看你的园子,看看你种的花。

And I very much enjoy reading your stories of RB and gardening. Real experience does make the true difference.


If you can go tonight, let me know and i can pick you up too. Only 2 hours.

Thanks again crane... Till month end, I need to (pretend to) be a bookworm in every minute I've got. Sad I need to send LG to take RB to class tonight... Too much to memorize - worse than Zheng4 Zhi4 exams! 我哭
Hope you all have great fun tonight... I'll be liberated in June! hahahaha


好吧,那你就安心复习吧。再过俩星期在找你玩儿。 support
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 15:19 快速引用
fresh_orange :
Annie :
wildcrane :
Annie :
Wanted to go to the arboretum for the lilac day but had to study Sad need to study hard for exam end of month cry

Happy to know Du Juan! Thanks crane! I have one in my little garden and always wondered if it had a Chinese name. It likes acidic soil. smile


All along when I read, I was thinking of you and your little garden.

昨晚在丁香花下的时候,就想能在花下醉倒。我还在跟我的同屋说,要在你家的花园里醉倒,因为不能在人家植物园喝酒阿 oops ,心里就想去看看你的园子,看看你种的花。

And I very much enjoy reading your stories of RB and gardening. Real experience does make the true difference.


If you can go tonight, let me know and i can pick you up too. Only 2 hours.

Thanks again crane... Till month end, I need to (pretend to) be a bookworm in every minute I've got. Sad I need to send LG to take RB to class tonight... Too much to memorize - worse than Zheng4 Zhi4 exams! 我哭
Hope you all have great fun tonight... I'll be liberated in June! hahahaha


Fully understand it! support support support
I recieved my certification couplr weeks ago! happy
加油!小安!



Why don't you all come tonight? I miss you. rose
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 15:20 快速引用
fresh_orange :
Fully understand it! support support support
I recieved my certification couplr weeks ago! happy
加油!小安!

Hug hug FO!!! 感动 happy 我哭
Annie at 5/14/2007 15:25 快速引用
wildcrane :
好吧,那你就安心复习吧。再过俩星期在找你玩儿。 support

Thanks! Definitely something to look forward to! Success
Annie at 5/14/2007 15:28 快速引用
wildcrane at 5/14/2007 15:41 快速引用
wildcrane :
fresh_orange :
Annie :
wildcrane :
Annie :
Wanted to go to the arboretum for the lilac day but had to study Sad need to study hard for exam end of month cry

Happy to know Du Juan! Thanks crane! I have one in my little garden and always wondered if it had a Chinese name. It likes acidic soil. smile


All along when I read, I was thinking of you and your little garden.

昨晚在丁香花下的时候,就想能在花下醉倒。我还在跟我的同屋说,要在你家的花园里醉倒,因为不能在人家植物园喝酒阿 oops ,心里就想去看看你的园子,看看你种的花。

And I very much enjoy reading your stories of RB and gardening. Real experience does make the true difference.


If you can go tonight, let me know and i can pick you up too. Only 2 hours.

Thanks again crane... Till month end, I need to (pretend to) be a bookworm in every minute I've got. Sad I need to send LG to take RB to class tonight... Too much to memorize - worse than Zheng4 Zhi4 exams! 我哭
Hope you all have great fun tonight... I'll be liberated in June! hahahaha


Fully understand it! support support support
I recieved my certification couplr weeks ago! happy
加油!小安!



Why don't you all come tonight? I miss you. rose


Me too! I am not sure when I can leave work........
fresh_orange at 5/14/2007 15:48 快速引用
昨晚和四个朋友一起去看花,人多就是热闹。

又结识了更多的花木草树。

1。紫藤:wisteria
2. 紫荆:redbud
3. mountain witch alder: 山巫赤杨,在大门口的白色毛茸茸的花。
4。Weigela: 就是象小喇叭状花的Asian shrubs - funnel-shaped flowers. 是honeysucle (忍冬)类。
5。门口我们从小路出来时的一棵植物探险家Ernest Henry Wilson一百年前从中国找来的伏牛花(barberry).
6. Linden, 兰仔以为是橡树的,我们大家都不知中文是什么树的,其实就是“菩提树”。

今年是植物园纪念Ernest Henry Wilson一百年探险。有特别的家庭活动,所以barberry前立着牌子。

To know more of the plants he brought back from Asia, please check it out here.
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/programs/family_activity_wilson.pdf

等有空了,在给大家一一配图识别。
wildcrane at 5/15/2007 10:40 快速引用
wildcrane :
昨晚和四个朋友一起去看花,人多就是热闹。

6. Linden, 兰仔以为是橡树的,我们大家都不知中文是什么树的,其实就是“菩提树”。



俺认为有点象杨树,其实是椴树。 frustrated



喜欢晚上椴花那种甜甜的香味。
blueZ at 5/15/2007 11:08 快速引用
Interesting articles regarding the plants and history. Thanks for posting. Some flower pictures taken yesterday @

http://shenghuonet.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=27479
pbxmeis at 5/15/2007 11:11 快速引用
blueZ :
wildcrane :
昨晚和四个朋友一起去看花,人多就是热闹。

6. Linden, 兰仔以为是橡树的,我们大家都不知中文是什么树的,其实就是“菩提树”。



俺认为有点象杨树,其实是椴树。 frustrated



喜欢晚上椴花那种甜甜的香味。


我和河查了一下这棵树的英文名,但天黑没看清。你记得不?
wildcrane at 5/15/2007 11:20 快速引用
看见了,真漂亮。

把大一点的图选几章发给我行吗?
wildcrane at 5/15/2007 11:22 快速引用
Thank you wildcrane! support happy
fresh_orange at 5/15/2007 14:59 快速引用
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