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2016 BIRTHDAY PARTY GAME! Garden Flowers

Posted by on Mar. 19, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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"This is a simple quiz about cottage garden flowers. Most of them are well known, but some of the questions will require a bit of thought and good knowledge of the English language."

1. Which of the following flowers is polyanthus a common name for?

2. One of the following flowers has the old country nickname of "heartsease". Which is it?

3. There is a pretty little flower that shares its name with a musical instrument. Which is it?
     harp flower

4. If you wanted a bouquet of red, white, and blue, which of the following bunches could you not choose?
     Poppies, daisies and cornflowers
     All polyanthus
     Violets, salvia and lobelia
     All roses

5. Which of the following flowers changes colour from blue to pink according to the amount of acid in the soil?

6. Honesty is a lovely flower. Its blooms are followed by round silvery pods that give it its alternative name of "money flower". Most honesty flowers are purple, but some can also be -?
     white or purple and white striped
     only white

7. Some flower names can be used for girl children, but there are a few that could be adapted for a boy. Which of the following does not come into this category?
     Ragged Robin
     Jolly James
     Herb Robert
     Sweet William

8. There is a flower with a charming name that makes me think of Christmas. However, it doesn't bloom in December. What is it?
     Star of Bethlehem
     Christmas Bush
     Santa's Bells

9. Which of the following flowers once caused a huge panic and made many people bankrupt?

10. Here is a delightful flower that has a real name reminding me of eagles, and two common names that sound like items of clothing. Is it -
     Aquilla, jockey cap, tutu flower
     Eagling, lady's slipper, laces-and-frills
     Eagletta, blue bonnet, scarfia
     Aquilegia, hooped petticoat, granny's bonnet

11. Buttercups are beautiful yellow flowers that are usually classed as weeds. However, they have an upmarket relative that is a welcome guest in the cottage garden. What is it?

12. This flower is available in several colours, and has one of the sweetest scents around. It is usually grown in pots rather than out in the garden. Its name is Greek, and it is the namesake of a gay character out of Greek myth.

13. This is a flower with a name that is the same as its most prevalent colour.

14. Wallflowers are delightful, flowering in winter and adding a sweet scent to their velvety blooms. Why, however, are they named as such?
     They are named after the German botanist Hermann Wallfleuger
     The name means "foreign flower"
     They are most often found growing at the base of sunny walls
     The name alludes to the solitude and beauty of the plant, reminiscent of girls who cannot find a partner on a dance.

15. The rose, beloved of many gardeners, is related to a well-known pie ingredient. What is it?

by on Mar. 19, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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