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. A good ground cover also known as Mosspink.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox sublata)

Sea Thrift (Armeria marrtima)

Valerian (Centranthus ruber)

Speedwell (Verbena bonariensis)

2. Foliage dies down and plant goes dormant in hot weather.

Ladys Mantle (Alehemilla mollis)

Italian Bugloss (Anchusa azurea)

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)

Canteberry Bells (Campanuila medium)

3. 4″-6″ groundcover; spreads quickly.

Bugle Weed (Ajuga reptans)

Ladybells (Adenophora lilifolia)

Globe Thisle (Echinops ritro)

Forget Me Not (Mhyosotis scorpioides)

4. Leaves very susceptible to borers.

Windflower (Anemone multifida)

Hens and Chickens (Sempervivum tectorum)

Columbine (Aquilegia x hybrida)

Butterfly Weed (Asclepius tuberosa)

5. Fragrant flowers persist for two to three weeks.

Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus)

Rock Cress (Arabis caucasica)

Russian Sage (Pervoslcia atriplicifolia)

Solomons Seal (Polygonatum odaratum ‘veriegatum’)

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By Chuck