Communities in Bloom members decorated the Henry Road traffic circle. Chemainus Elementary School elves are responsible for Oak Street. (Photo submitted)

Communities in Bloom members decorated the Henry Road traffic circle. Chemainus Elementary School elves are responsible for Oak Street. (Photo submitted)

We Dig Chemainus Christmas Edition

Test yourself with a holiday quiz

Communities in Bloom wishes everyone a very festive and joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year! Time for our fourth annual holiday gardening quiz.

Question 1 In this popular movie, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson check into an Indian hotel that has this flower in its name.

Questiion 2 Most species of Eucalyptus are native to which country?

Question 3 What is pomology the study of?

Question 4 Saffron comes from which type of flower?

Question 5 It is a common custom to kiss under a sprig of mistletoe at Christmas. What is unusual about the plant?

Question 6 Why is reindeer moss so called?

Question 7 Anagram for ‘wanting care’ ?

Question 8 Which French impressionist built a great garden at Giverny?

Question 9 From which of the following does a dahlia grow? Bulb, Corm or Tuber?

Question 10 What are the three main types of real Christmas trees?

AND… What is the most popular Christmas whine? “I don’t want any brussell sprouts!”

AND… one more… How do Christmas angels greet each other? “HALO!”

Answers: 1…marigold 2…Australia 3…fruit 4…crocus 5…it is a parasite 6…a staple winter food for reindeer 7…watering can 8…Claude Monet 9…tuber 10…spruce, pine, noble fir.