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