The Last of the Blooming Flowers 11-16-2015 Quiz!

I was out looking at my front foundation bed I planted this past year. I was pleasantly surprised to see some color still showing off in the garden. Some of these perennials have continued blooming and some have just bloomed out of nowhere land. I was thinking I would make a quiz out of it for my faithful followers…. See if you guys are really reading my posts or just hitting the like button πŸ˜‰

I’ve read about writing tests. In a multiple choice question, two answers should be close, but truly not possibly right. The other two should make enough sense to be right, but if the material was understood, only one answer is clearly correct. I’ve written my test in this fashion.

So, are these following photos of flowers blooming out of sequence (no where near their correct bloom time) or are the blooms in sequence for this late season (these are late blooming flowers)? Note that the Midwest has had pretty mild weather this late summer into fall. It’s been an average of 50F/10C high and a low of 36F/3C.

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Centarea

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. Nice windmill.
  4. Don King called, he’s suing over hairstyle rights.

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Dianthus

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. This is a cactus!
  4. This porcupine is wearing a cute hat.

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Knautia

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. What? I’m not knautia, I’m a mum!
  4. Shhh, I’m a dandelion with a punk hairstyle.

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Gailardia

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. I’m a bulls eye, not a flower.
  4. I am a sunset.

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Anemone

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. You’re thinking of my cousin, the other anemone…
  4. Shouldn’t I be in the ocean?

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Geum

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. I’m a poppy for Veteran’s Day.
  4. I’m a colorful fall leaf.

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Echinacea

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. Look! Squirrel!
  4. I think I want my lawyer.

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Clematis

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. I’m a starfish.
  4. I’m a wad of bubble gum.

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Violet

  1. I bloom now.
  2. I normally don’t bloom now.
  3. I’m schizophrenic and so am I
  4. Don’t think about answering, just look at my cute face.

 

Answers:

Centaurea = 2 – I usually only bloom in June.

Dianthus = 2 – I usually only bloom in May through June.

Knautia = 1 – I start blooming in July and go through September.

Gaillardia = 1 & 2 – They aren’t supposed to be blooming now, however I’ve usually had them bloom in a longer window than published.

Anemone = 1 – Although a tad late, I will still say this is a late blooming flower.

Geum = 2 – I usually bloom May through June. This one bloomed all season.

Echinacea = 1 -Yes, a true late bloomer!

Clematis = 1 – I bloom twice a year starting in May through June then again in September.

Violet = 2 – I usually bloom April through May. I think I was confused in the cold weather.

 

So, how did you do? Please post your results in the comment section.

Β© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

45 thoughts on “The Last of the Blooming Flowers 11-16-2015 Quiz!

  1. If it blooms out of season then that’s just fine and dandy. It’s like meeting an old girlfriend when your wife has gone to Afghanistan to visit her relatives and you have freedom at last. And likewise if it blooms twice a year then that’s like she went to Afghanistan and decided top stay for another six months.

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  2. I didn’t hit ‘like’ because I don’t like tests. πŸ™‚ I based my info on New England climate and got 5 right. Echinacea and Gaillardia may be a late bloomers where you are, but up here they are done, done, done by the first part of September, and I’ve never had a Clematis bloom twice. LOL And, by the way, I do ‘read’ your posts. Happy Monday.

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    • Awe! Thanks for reading!
      I can only guess that these guys are blooming now because of the mild weather here. Technically, you’re right, nothing is truly written in the books to be a November bloom here. Late bloomers are what I went with that are possibly blooming now.

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  3. Oh. This was a real quiz. I read it like all 4 points applied and snorted at some of the results. Centarea, Dianthus, and Violet … I’m calling you out. No, not you Violet, the other Violet.

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