We Dig Chemainus Christmas Edition 2017

Test your knowledge with this gardening quiz

Time for our second annual Holiday gardening quiz! Are you ready? Feet up, your favourite beverage at hand, here we go…

• What do laburnum seeds and mistletoe berries have in common?

• Which cereal must be grown in water?

• What is another name for the Rowan tree?

• A kumquat is a small Japanese variety of what fruit?

• The Death Cap is the most poisonous variety of what?

• Which part of a flowering plant is often used to make oil?

• What is the popular name for the Antirrhinum?

• What color would you expect the flowers to be if a plant had the word “rubra” or “sanguine” in its name?

• What do I have in my garden bucket if I just dug up several pounds of earth apples?

• What is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines? It makes a delicious juice?

Answers: 1 – poisonous 2 – rice 3 – Mountain Ash 4 – orange 5 – mushroom 6 – seed 7 – snapdragon 8 – red 9 – potatoes 10 – mango

A big thank you, once again, to those happy elves who have decorated the trees at the Oak Street traffic circle and to all our supporters who honk and wave when we are working around town.

Have a very Merry Christmas, Hoe, Hoe, Hoe! and Happy digging in the New Year from all of us at Chemainus Communities in Bloom.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

RCMP remind drivers of school zone safety as classes resume

Failure to comply could result in a fine of anywhere from $196 to $253

Banks need to help people out with credit card interest

Reduce credit card interest rates and reduce them drastically

Underground utility work completed on Chemainus Road Corridor Project

Tendering process to determine a contractor to begin the second phase in mid-June

Void of summer events going to be felt in Chemainus

CBIA cancels Classics Car Show and Canada Day celebrations

VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

PHOTOS: Thousands gather at Vancouver Art Gallery to protest racism

Rally is in response to the deaths of black Americans and a Toronto woman

Number of students returning is a wild card as B.C. schools reopen Monday

A common model will see other teachers work four days a week in class then the fifth remotely,

Toronto Raptors’ Ujiri says conversations about racism can no longer be avoided

Thousands have protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men across the United States

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo

Incident happened on backroad Friday night in Nanaimo Lakes area

Most Read