GardenDrumGardenDrum Quiz #2 True BLUE

True blue, blue for you, got them blues and the blue yonder…..

No it’s not a patriotic calling but an announcement that this quiz is all about BLUE  – flowers, fruit, or garden accoutrements, including paint and sculpture.

Click on each image and it will flip over to show you the answer.

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Halgania cyanea, Rough Halgania, Australia
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Tweedia caerulea, South America
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Eryngium bourgatii, blue sea holly, northern Africa and south-west Europe
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Name the USA sculptor?
Sculptor Dale Chihuly
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Salvia pratensis, meadow clary or sage, Europe & northern Africa
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Festuca glauca, blue fescue
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Ceanothus 'Puget Blue', Californian lilac, north-west USA
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Name this garden blue?
Majorelle blue, named for the famous Moroccan garden
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Plumbago auriculata, Cape leadwort, South Africa
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Evolvulus glomeratus, dwarf morning glory, usually named Evolvulus pilosus in Australia
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Gentiana verna, spring gentian
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Mahonia aquifolium, Oregon grape, north-west USA
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Centaurea cyanus, cornflower, Europe
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Brunonia australis, Blue pincushion or native cornflower, Australia
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Clerodendrum ugandense, blue butterfly bush, tropical east Africa
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Senecio serpens, blue chalksticks, South Africa
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Salix purpurea, purple willow, shown clipped in Helsinki
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Borago officinalis, borage, Mediterranean Europe

So how well did you do?
15-18   You’re not a garden obsessive, you just need to know. Everything.
10-14   You carry injuries from falling asleep while reading heavy gardening books, or rear-ending cars while ogling handsome trees
5-9       Couch is definitely furniture, not lawn
0-4       Yep, now completely colour blind and it came out of the blue

 

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