In the spring, summer and autumn months, there’s always lots to do in the garden. Even in the winter there are maintenance and preparation tasks to attend, but you will have a bit of time for sitting by the fireside. Why not use that time to have a little fun and test your general gardening knowledge with my multiple choice trivia gardening knowledge test?

Gardening Quiz Questions and Answers

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1. Protect your plants from frost with:

a. Plastic

b. Cloche

c. Netting

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2. You can use ____ as natural soap:

a. Honeysuckle petals

b. Carrot greens

c. Yucca roots

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3. Slugs and snails are:

a. Arachnids

b. Mollusks

c. Insects

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4. Shepherds Purse is a member of the ___________ family.

a. Mustard

b. Figwort

c. Mallow

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5. Western Brassicas include Brussels Sprouts and

a. Radishes

b. Cauliflower

c. Romaine

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6. In the US Appalachian mountains, yucca plants are called:

a. Sword plant

b. Century plant

c. Meat hanger

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7. Cactus are:

a. Always thorny

b. Sometimes succulents

c. Hard to grow

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8. Diatomaceous earth can:

a. Kill insects

b. Repel slugs

c. Both

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9. Alpines are good plants for a:

a. Rock garden

b. Topiary

c. Terrarium

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10. Alliums are:

a. Nightshades

b. Onions and garlic

c. Potatoes and tubers

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11. Types of true roses include:

a. Rose of Sharon

b. Hybrid Tea Rose

c. Moss Rose

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12. When you prune a yucca, you should:

a. Use a machete

b. Wear a swimsuit

c. Protect your hands and eyes

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13. Pelargoniums come from:

a. Turkey

b. South Africa

c. Cuba

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14. Plant Alliums in:

a. Midsummer

b. Early Spring

c. Late autumn

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15. Which of these men is a famous organic gardener?

a. Anthony Bahargul

b. Bob Ross

c. Bob Flowerdew

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16. Xeriscaping is:

a. Replacing your lawn with naturalised flowers

b. Using little or no fertiliser in your garden

c. Gardening with drought resistant plants

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17. Protect your veggies from birds with:

a. Netting

b. Diatomaceous earth

c. White vinegar

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18. A seedling without branches can be called a:

a. Twig

b. Whip

c. Shrub

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19. A ____ might be described as a hirsute flower.

a. Boutonniere

b. Bearded Iris

c. Helenium

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20. A small Japanese orange is called a:

a. Tangerine

b. Naranja

c. Kumquat

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21. Plant spring flowering bulbs in:

a. Spring

b. Early autumn

c. Summer

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22. If you want delicate rhubarb, you must use:

a. Lemon juice

b. Epsom salts

c. Rhubarb forcer

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23. The type of Periwinkle known as Vinca is used in the treatment of:

a. Anxiety

b. Leukemia

c. Acne

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24. In the winter you should:

a. Stop feeding birds

b. Reduce bird feeding

c. Feed wild birds more

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25. Uncontrolled Japanese Bamboo:

a. Is acceptable in wild areas

b. Can get you in trouble with the law in the United States

c. Makes a nice hedge

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26. A poisonous flowering tree is the:

a. Laburnum

b. Oleander

c. Both

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27. Well-pruned roses:

a. Don’t bloom as well

b. May become stunted

c. Resist wind damage

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28. Godzilla weed spreads:

a. Only through seed distribution

b. A full yard daily

c. Very slowly

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29. Lancashire is known for:

a. Red roses

b. Beatles

c. Both

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30. Tree ____ is used in the manufacture of cork.

a. Root

b. Pulp

c. Bark

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31. If soil pH is not neutral, it may be:

a. Acidic

b. Alkaline

c. Either

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32. Another name for Japanese Knotweed is:

a. Lucky Bamboo

b. Mexican Yucca

c. Fleeceflower

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33. Impatiens Walleriana is commonly called:

a. Impatient Mary

b. Busy Lizzie

c. Pouting Pansy

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34. The carp most often kept in garden ponds is the:

a. Koi

b. Black Moor

c. Comet

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35. A good natural weed killer is:

a. Iron sulfate and baking soda

b. White vinegar and dish soap

c. Epsom salts and lavender oil

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36. This evergreen makes a tall, dense hedge:

a. Leyland Cypress

b. Castor Bush

c. Yucca Nana

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37. A garden dibble or dibber is used to:

a. Find water

b. Plant small plants and seedlings

c. Attach name tags to plants

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38. Insects and hummingbirds drink the ____ of flowers.

a. Honey

b. Dew

c. Nectar

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39. The Fuchsia is named after Leonhart Fuchs who was a:

a. Physician/Botanist

b. Botanist/Artist

c. Musician/Botanist

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40. An old-fashioned name for the tomato is:

a. Ackee fruit

b. Red ruby

c. Love apple

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41. A female flower’s reproductive organ is the:

a. Stamen

b. Bud

c. Pistil

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42. We call it “Reindeer Moss” because:

a. It is brown

b. Reindeer eat it

c. Its fronds are shaped like antlers

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43. Underneath the bark of a tree is wood (aka)

a. Xylem

b. Gum

c. Ash

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44. The most poisonous type of mushroom is:

a. Agaricus

b. Death cap

c. Peyote

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45. The Monkey Puzzle tree comes from:

a. Africa

b. China

c. Chile

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46. One of the world’s most famous rose breeders was:

a. Charles Darwin

b. Harry Wheatcroft

c. Janis Joplin

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47. Essential oils come from plants’:

a. Seeds and Petals

b. Roots and leaves

c. All of the above

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48. A grain crop that grows in water is:

a. Oats

b. Rice

c. Millet

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49. When you clip your trees and bushes into animal shapes, you are making a:

a. Topiary

b. Arboretum

c. Aquaticus

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50. Antirrhinum (like a nose) is the Greek name for:

a. Bananas

b. Snapdragons

c. Hollyhocks

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51. Trees that lose their leaves in the autumn are:

a. Annual

b. Deciduous

c. Both

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52. In Buddhism the _____ is a revered flower.

a. Anemone

b. Lotus

c. Lily

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53. The part of the flower that becomes fruit is the:

a. Ovary

b. Gamete

c. Pistil

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54. Mistletoe is:

a. Decorative and Edible

b. Parasitic and Poisonous

c. Both

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55. The Rowan Tree is also called the:

a. Martin Bush

b. White Oak

c. Mountain Ash

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56. Bt is used to combat:

a. Grubs

b. Caterpillars

c. Potato Beetles

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57. You can use beer to trap:

a. Mollusks

b. Wasps

c. Both

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58. Elephant Ears and Caladiums do well in:

a. Water gardens

b. Tropical gardens

c. Rock gardens

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59. The Boston Fern, Peace Lily and Pothos are:

a. Very high maintenance houseplants

b. Highly rated air cleaning plants

c. Difficult to propagate

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60. Aloe vera is:

a. A useful medicinal plant

b. An attractive succulent plant

c. Both

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61. Which of the following gardening books was written by Christine Walkden:

a. No-Nonsense Container Gardening

b. Allotment Month by Month

c. The Complete Gardener

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62. AeroGarden is an ___________:

a. Indoor gardening system

b. Type of container gardening

c. Rose

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63. In the gardening calendar, when do we usually plant potatoes?

a. April/May

b. June/July

c. August/September

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our little test and learned a thing or two along the way. Thanks for playing!