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. Bears golden yellow catkins in late winter.

Henry Lauder’s Walking Stick (Corylus avellana ‘contorta’)

Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia)

Fothergill (Fothergilla gardenii)

Curly Willow (Salix matsudana tortuosa)

2. Very popular berries at Christmas.

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

Sparkleberry Holly (Ilex decidua ‘Sparkleberry’)

Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica)

Beauty Berry (Callicarpa dichotoma)

3. Creamy white flowers in spring; red stems in winter.

Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

Snowball Viburnum (Viburnum macrocephalum)

Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba)

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

4. Long catkins in winter; male and female flowers on different plants.

Bridal Wreath (Spirea japonica)

Oleander (Nerium olenander)

Snowbell (Styrax japonica)

Silk Tassel (Garrya elliptica)

5. White spring flowers; white berries in summer; golden bark in winter.

Silverbells (Italesia tetraptera)

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia daviddi)

Golden-Twigged Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera ‘Flaviramea’)

Acuba (Acuba japonica)

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By Chuck

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  1. We are over run with red lily beetles in my area from april till october. How do you suggest we deal with them

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