Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

2.  What substance helps turn hydrangea flowers blue or pink?

3. It’s récolter in French, raccogliere in Italian, cosechar or recolectar in Spanish and kotinga in Maoir, what is it in English?

4. What are the common names for Pisum sativum and Lathyrus odoratus?

5. Which flowers would you pick from your garden to give to a friend?

P.S. When I was searching for quotes I came across these. I thought there were too obscure to use but still worth sharing:

I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. ~Mahatma Gandhi

2 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Cicero

    (2) –

    (3) Harvest (verb)

    (4) peas and ?



  2. alwyn says:

    1. Cicero
    2. I believe it is to do with the plant taking up aluminium, for blue, or not doing so for pink. You add Aluminium Sulphate to the soil to get a lower ph for blue. For pink you add lime to raise the ph so that it won’t take up any aluminium from the soil. (I think that is the right way round for the ph levels)
    3. To harvest
    4. peas and I don’t know the second one.
    5. It would have to be dahlias or agapanthus I fear. They are the only flowers I can grow.


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