Christmas presence is made by Chemainus Communities In Bloom. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Christmas presence is made by Chemainus Communities In Bloom. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Take the Communities In Bloom Christmas quiz

If you know what dioecious means, you’re well on your way to success in these 10 questions

Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! Merry Christmas from Chemainus Communities in Bloom.

Our fifth annual Christmas quiz, a diversion from the ongoing pandemic. A stay at home project. No travel necessary.

Happy New Year! May 2021 be full of new beginnings and optimism. We look forward to adding colour.

Here’s to the year to come.

Without further adieu, see how you do on these 10 questions.

1. How are Hellebore seeds spread?

2. English Ivy is dioecious – what does this mean?

3. Frost changes the taste of parsnips and sprouts. How?

4. Can you eat your Christmas tree?

5. Where does Santa go when he is feeling poorly?

The next five questions you must identify the flower. Provided are the number of letters in each answer.

6. Imitation stone (eight letters)

7. Eastern Lights (one word seven letters, the second word eight letters)

8. A demure young lady (eight letters)

9. Sound in a Cathedral (first word 10 letters, second word five letters)

10. The flower of your eye! (four letters)


1. Hellebore seeds are spread by snails. The snails eat the oil covering the seed and carry the rest away in their slime, spreading it as they go.

2. Dioecious means that male and female flowers are on separate plants.

3. Frost makes the vegetables taste sweeter.

4. Yes, you can eat the Christmas tree as pine needles are edible and high in Vitamins A and C. Suggest you remove the lights and decorations first.

5. When Santa is ill he goes to the elf centre.

6. Shamrock

7. Chinese Lanterns

8. Primrose

9. Canterbury Bells

10. Iris



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