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. Trumpet shaped flowers attract humming birds and bees.

Pyrancantha (Pyracantha coccinea)

Camellia (Camellia japonica)

Lord Baltimore Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)

Weigelia (Weigelia florida variegata)

2. Leafless, evergreen stems; black seedpods open with audible crack.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Columbine (Aquyilegia vulgaris)

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

3. Fragrant flowers; leather leaves that turn yellow to red in fall.

Gardenia (Gardenia augusta)

Beebalm (Monarda didyma)

Fothergill (Fothergilla gardenii)

Russian Sage (Perovskia antriplieifolia)

4. Very fragrant old-fashioned plant that needs cool weather.

Nasturtium (Tropaelum majus)

Periwintile (Catharanthus roseus)

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

Coralbells (Heuchera sanguinea)

5. Evergreen; fragrant flowers; named after an herb to which it is NOT related.

Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana)

Hardy Iceplang (Delosperma cooperi)

Wild White Indigo (Baptisia alba)

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By Chuck