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Embark on a horticultural holiday adventure with our Christmas Gardening Quiz! Test your green thumb and festive knowledge with fun questions about seasonal plants, gardening traditions, and yuletide flora. From mistletoe myths to the magic of poinsettias, explore the enchanting world where gardening meets Christmas cheer.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a budding plant enthusiast, this interesting Christmas Gardening promises to sprinkle your holiday season with plant-themed joy. Share the gardening spirit with friends and family for a truly festive and blooming good time. Let this engaging Christmas Gardening Quiz be your guide to a merry and verdant Christmas Read morecelebration!


Christmas Gardening Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What is the Latin name of the Christmas Rose?

    • A.

      Helleborus vesicarius

    • B.

      Helleborus niger

    • C.

      Helleborus orientalis

    Correct Answer
    B. Helleborus niger
    Explanation
    The Christmas Rose, known as Helleborus niger, is a perennial plant from the crowfoot family. It’s not a rose, but it’s called the Christmas Rose because it blooms around Christmas in warmer regions and early spring in cooler areas. The name originates from an old legend about a shepherdess named Madelon who had no gift for baby Jesus, and an angel created this flower for her.

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  • 2. 

    What are Frankincense and Myrrh made from?

    • A.

      Dried tree bark

    • B.

      Powdered roots

    • C.

      Finely ground stone

    • D.

      Dried tree resin

    Correct Answer
    D. Dried tree resin
    Explanation
    Frankincense and Myrrh are made from resins of the Boswellia and Commiphora trees.

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  • 3. 

    Which nuts are no longer deemed safe enough to be sold in their shells in Europe?

    • A.

      Brazil nuts

    • B.

      Hazelnuts

    • C.

      Almonds

    Correct Answer
    A. Brazil nuts
    Explanation
    Shelled brazil nuts are no longer imported into the EU because of the perceived risk of high levels of aflatoxins which are linked to liver cancers. Update!! Xmas 2009 - I found them in Marks & Spencer!

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  • 4. 

    Which country donates a Christmas tree to stand in London's Trafalgar Square each year?

    • A.

      Sweden

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Norway

    • D.

      Denmark

    Correct Answer
    C. Norway
    Explanation
    The people of Oslo donate a tree every year as a token of gratitude for the support given by the UK in the Second World War.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      It is a parasite.

    • B.

      It grows only on apple trees.

    • C.

      The plant is only found in the UK

    • D.

      It is bad luck to bring it into the house

    Correct Answer
    A. It is a parasite.
    Explanation
    The plant is defined as hemi-parasitic, meaning half parasitic. It is very widespread and English Mistletoe (Viscum album)

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  • 6. 

    Which plant is traditionally associated with Christmas?

    • A.

      Poinsettia

    • B.

      Tulip

    • C.

      Sunflower

    • D.

      Rose

    Correct Answer
    A. Poinsettia
    Explanation
    Poinsettias are popular Christmas plants known for their vibrant red and green foliage. They are native to Mexico and are commonly used as decorative plants during the holiday season due to their festive colors.

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  • 7. 

    What is the best time to hang Christmas lights on trees?

    • A.

      Early November

    • B.

      Late September

    • C.

      Mid-December

    • D.

      Early December

    Correct Answer
    D. Early December
    Explanation
    Early December. It is recommended to hang Christmas lights on trees in early December to ensure they are up in time for the holiday season. This gives you enough time to thoroughly check and fix any issues with the lights before the festivities begin.

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  • 8. 

    Which type of tree is most commonly used as a Christmas tree?

    • A.

      Cypress

    • B.

      Oak

    • C.

      Pine

    • D.

      Maple

    Correct Answer
    C. Pine
    Explanation
    Pine trees, especially varieties like the Douglas fir or the Norway spruce, are most commonly used as Christmas trees. Their branches are sturdy enough to hold ornaments, and their pleasant aroma adds to the festive ambiance.

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  • 9. 

    What is the purpose of using mulch in winter gardens?

    • A.

      To attract birds

    • B.

      To prevent weed growth

    • C.

      To provide warmth for plants

    • D.

      To add color to the garden

    Correct Answer
    C. To provide warmth for plants
    Explanation
    Mulching is used in winter gardens to insulate the soil and protect plants from extreme temperature changes. It helps retain soil moisture, prevents freezing, and provides an additional layer of warmth for plant roots during the cold season.

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  • 10. 

    Which vegetable is often included in a traditional Christmas dinner?

    • A.

      Broccoli

    • B.

      Radish

    • C.

      Cabbage

    • D.

      Spinach

    Correct Answer
    C. Cabbage
    Explanation
    Cabbage is a commonly included vegetable in a traditional Christmas dinner. It is often used in dishes like braised red cabbage or coleslaw, adding a nutritious and flavorful element to the festive spread.

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