gameThis simple game tests your gardening knowledge by identifying five plants shown in photos from a list of possible names. Photos of each plant are accompaned by a clue describing the type of plant or its broad characteristics.

To play the game you identify the plant in the photo by selecting the correct name and clicking on the button next to it. Each time you play the game you only have one chance to identify the correct answer for each of the five plants. If you don’t get all of them correct the first time just click the “Let me try again” button located below the game board and try again. If you would like more information about these five plants see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)

1. Tough with leggy branches that require no pruning; good in rockery.

Honoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Mont Blanc’)

Acuba (Acuba japonica)

Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster dammeri)

2. Scale can be a serious problem.

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

Smoke Bush (Catinus coggyaria)

Euonymus (E. fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’)

Pittosporum (Pittosporum tabira)

3. Produces red berries without being pollinated.

Photinia (Photina serrulata)

Wax Myrtle (Ntruca cerufera)

Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius ‘pomona’)

Burford Holly (Ilex cornuta ‘burfordi’)

4. Makes very neat, low, dense hedge suitable for perennial or rose garden.

Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina donestica)

Barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘minor’)

Redbud (Ceris canadensis)

5. Grows in almost any soil and widely used as hedge.

Fothergill (Fothergilla gardenii)

Leucothoe (Leucothoe fantanesiana)

Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens suffruticosa)

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

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By Chuck