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 spring bulbs see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them.

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

1. Great for growing in crevices of a rock wall.

Rock Cress (Aubrieta deltoides)

Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

Aster (Aster novae-angliaae)

2. Greenish yellow bracts around flowers last after flowers fade.

Basket of Gold (Aurina saxatilis)

Creeping Phlox (Phlox sublata)

Bear’s Breeches (Acanthis mallis)

Cushion Spurge (Eurhorbia epithymoides)

3. Hairy leaves; does not do well in very cold or very hot climates.

Columbine (Aquilegia x hybrida)

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum)

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)

Geum (Geum quellyon)

4. Foliage, not flowers, are the main feature.

Sea Pinki (Armeria maritima)

Queen of the Praire (Filipendula rubra)

Siberian Bellflower (Campanula poscharsky-ana)

Coralbells (Heuchera micrantha)

5. ‘Purity’ and ‘Snowflake’ are popular cultivars.

Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)

Bugle Weed (Ajuga reptans)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora)

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By Chuck