Garden Zone B Plants

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Pot Marigold

The plant looks like an exotic style to BC, the follower is in orange color and is bowl-shaped. The large orange flower are eatable and could be used as a dye for clothes fabrics or make oil to protect human skin.


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Azalea

This plant prefers to live near or under other trees, with a flower that blooms in the early spring for several weeks. The nectar and leaves of the plant contain andromedotoxin which is highly dangerous for humans, so avoid touching or picking the azaleas.


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Japanese Maple(Acer palmatum Wolff Emperor I)

This tree has dark purple-red foliage and offers brilliant scarlet-red fall color. It is also a good choice for northern gardens that its leaves open a bit later than other trees—helping it avoid late spring frosts.


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Japanese Maple(Tsuma-gaki )

This plant is a small rounded maple that typically grows to 5-7 feet tall. It has a unique feature for the colors on its emerging leaves—light yellowish green with red-tipped lobes resembling a hand with fingernail polish.


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Japanese Maple(Acer palmatum )

The extraction from the branches and leaves of the plant could be used in treating bowel disorders from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective. The trees are popular in worldwide because of the attractive forms, leaf shapes, and spectacular color.


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Orpine

The flowers are usually in reddish or yellowish color. The wreath of the plant can treat internal ulcers in follower mature period, the ancient Romans have been used it as medicine to treat wounds.


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Norway Spruce

This tree is widely planted for the value of timber, and it is also well-known as a Christmas tree. This type of tree was the first gymnosperm that has its genome sequenced, this species has been living in the earth in around 9500 years from its genome sequence test.


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Russethair Saxifrage

This is a perennial herb growing from a caudex and rhizome system. It grows leaves in a basal rosette shape, and each leaf is fleshy and thick up to 6cm long. The flower has spade-shaped white petals with golden dots.


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Goldmoss Stonecrop

The plant has pinkish-brown leaves that contain an acrid fluid which could cause skin rashes. This is a tufted perennial herb that usually covers on big rocks or ground, and it can grow 5 to 12 cm tall.


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Cobweb Houseleek

This plant generally grows in 8cm tall and 30cm wide, it is a rosette-forming succulent perennial. This plant is hermaphrodite and has a pink flower that can raise on stems.


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Arum Lily

This plant is the national flower of Saint Helena. The flower contains calcium oxalate. Eating the raw plant may cause a severe burning feeling and a swelling of the human lips tongue with causing throat pain and stomach diarrhea.


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Ginkgo

This plant is a native Chinese plant, and it is the only living species of the Ginkgophyte genus. It is a very old species, with some fossils dating back 270 million years. This plant has various uses in traditional Chinese medicine, it is a source of food for a long time.


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Petunia

The plant is a hybrid species between P. axillaris and P. integrifolia. Most of the petunias grow out in various colors which could be used as ornamental  plants in home gardens.


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Periwinkle

This plant is a trailing subshrub, spreading along the ground and rooting along the stems to form large clonal colonies. This plant has medicinal functions because it contains more than 50 alkaloids, such as vincamine and others.


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Crevice alumroot

This plant has a straight stem growing up to one meter high with many pink, white, or greenish flowers. The leaves are green to reddish-green or purple-green and may have a very long, gland-dotted petioles. The root can be used as an alum substitute which becomes a mordant used in fixing dyes.


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Orange Hawkweed

This plant is an ornamental plant and an invasive weed. It is a low-growing plant with shallow fibrous roots and a basal rosette of elliptical to lanceolate leaves. The stem and leaves are covered with short stiff hairs named trichomes and usually blackish in color.


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Hedgehog Rose

This plant has sweetly scented flowers that are traditionally used to make flower jam and dessert in China. The flowers are popular to grow in the garden, but the pollen or fragrance of flowers may cause an allergic reaction.


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Sweet Alison

The follower of this plant is about 5 mm in diameter with four white or other colors rounded petals. It is sweet-smelling with an aroma similar to honey. The petals, leaves, and tender stems of the plant are eatable in raw or cooked.


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Wild Strawberry

This wild strawberry is a fruit that is smaller than grown strawberry; the light-green leaves are trifoliate with toothed margins. It could not only be served as fruit, but it could also be used as an ingredient for alternative medicine.

隨著COVID-19近日在BC省再次爆發,天金堂將配合加拿大政府採取相關防疫措施,自即日起到2021年1月8日止,天金堂將暫時暫停一切社團活動,包括每週一、週五及週六晚上的問事服務

To align with the recent provincial health order, Tian-Jin Temple is suspending weekly activities until Jan 8.