Evaluation For Module 1 - Spring Seasons

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Evaluation for Module 1 of the Spring SEASONS training for Garden Centre staff.


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  • 1. 

    Store #

  • 2. 

    Store Name

  • 3. 

    SOILS: The layer of top soil is generally found in

    • A.

      The top half of the bag

    • B.

      The top 8-18 inches of a soil profile

    • C.

      Beside the sub-soil

    Correct Answer
    B. The top 8-18 inches of a soil profile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the top 8-18 inches of a soil profile." This is because the layer of topsoil, which is rich in organic matter and nutrients, is typically found in the uppermost portion of the soil profile. It is important for plant growth and contains the highest concentration of roots and soil organisms. The topsoil layer is generally around 8-18 inches deep, although it can vary depending on the specific location and soil type.

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  • 4. 

    A good garden soil consists of

    • A.

      10% mineral content

    • B.

      0% mineral content

    • C.

      45% mineral content

    Correct Answer
    C. 45% mineral content
    Explanation
    A good garden soil consists of 45% mineral content because minerals are essential for plant growth and development. They provide important nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are necessary for plants to thrive. Without an adequate mineral content, plants may suffer from nutrient deficiencies and exhibit stunted growth or poor health. Therefore, a soil with 45% mineral content would provide the necessary nutrients for plants to grow well and produce healthy crops.

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  • 5. 

    An acidic soil would have a pH level of

    • A.

      5.5

    • B.

      8.3

    • C.

      Zero

    Correct Answer
    A. 5.5
    Explanation
    An acidic soil would have a pH level of 5.5. pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance, with values below 7 indicating acidity. Therefore, a pH level of 5.5 suggests that the soil is acidic in nature.

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  • 6. 

    A good compost should have

    • A.

      100% green matter

    • B.

      Equal quantity of green and brown matter

    • C.

      100% brown matter

    Correct Answer
    B. Equal quantity of green and brown matter
    Explanation
    A good compost should have an equal quantity of green and brown matter because this balance provides the necessary nutrients and carbon to support the decomposition process. Green matter, such as grass clippings and kitchen scraps, is rich in nitrogen and provides the necessary proteins for decomposition. Brown matter, such as dried leaves and wood chips, is rich in carbon and provides energy for microorganisms to break down the organic material. By having an equal quantity of both types of matter, the compost pile can maintain the ideal conditions for decomposition and produce nutrient-rich compost.

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  • 7. 

    Bonemeal is a good form of

    • A.

      Mulch

    • B.

      Acidic food

    • C.

      Phosphorus

    Correct Answer
    C. Phosphorus
    Explanation
    Bonemeal is a good form of phosphorus. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for plants, especially for their root development, flowering, and fruiting. Bonemeal is made from ground-up animal bones and is a natural source of phosphorus. It is commonly used as a fertilizer to provide phosphorus to the soil, promoting healthy plant growth.

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  • 8. 

    FERTILIZERS: Plants lacking nitrogen will often have

    • A.

      Yellow leaves

    • B.

      An abundance of fruit

    • C.

      Green leaves

    Correct Answer
    A. Yellow leaves
    Explanation
    Plants lacking nitrogen will often have yellow leaves because nitrogen is an essential nutrient for chlorophyll production. Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color in leaves, so when there is a deficiency of nitrogen, the chlorophyll levels decrease, resulting in yellowing of the leaves. This condition is known as chlorosis and indicates that the plants are not receiving enough nitrogen to carry out vital metabolic processes.

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  • 9. 

    Water soluable fertilizer should

    • A.

      Never be used

    • B.

      Only be applied in the rain

    • C.

      Be dissolved in water

    Correct Answer
    C. Be dissolved in water
    Explanation
    Water soluble fertilizers are designed to be dissolved in water before being applied to plants. This allows for an even distribution of nutrients throughout the soil, ensuring that plants receive the necessary nourishment. Applying the fertilizer without dissolving it in water can lead to uneven distribution and potentially burn the plants' roots. Therefore, it is important to dissolve water soluble fertilizers in water before using them.

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  • 10. 

    What would be the formula for a superphosphate

    • A.

      0-20-0

    • B.

      20-0-0

    • C.

      0-0-20

    Correct Answer
    A. 0-20-0
    Explanation
    The formula for a superphosphate is 0-20-0. This means that the superphosphate contains 0% nitrogen, 20% phosphorus, and 0% potassium. Phosphorus is an important nutrient for plant growth and development, particularly for root development, flowering, and fruiting. Therefore, a fertilizer with a higher phosphorus content, such as 0-20-0, is often used to promote healthy plant growth and improve overall plant productivity.

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  • 11. 

    What is a good fertilizer for plants in containers

    • A.

      Lawn fertilizer

    • B.

      Slow release granular

    • C.

      Peat moss

    Correct Answer
    B. Slow release granular
    Explanation
    Slow release granular fertilizer is a good choice for plants in containers because it provides a steady and controlled release of nutrients over a longer period of time. This allows the plants to receive a consistent supply of essential nutrients, promoting healthy growth and development. Unlike other types of fertilizers, slow release granular fertilizer reduces the risk of over-fertilization and nutrient leaching, which can be harmful to plants. Additionally, the granular form of this fertilizer makes it easy to apply and ensures even distribution throughout the container.

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  • 12. 

    If the weather is extremely dry

    • A.

      Increase the amount of fertilizer

    • B.

      Decrease the amount of fertilizer

    • C.

      Use more than one fertilizer

    Correct Answer
    B. Decrease the amount of fertilizer
    Explanation
    In extremely dry weather conditions, the soil tends to become less capable of retaining moisture. Decreasing the amount of fertilizer helps prevent further water loss from the soil, as excessive fertilization can lead to increased evaporation. By reducing the amount of fertilizer, the plants can conserve water and maintain their overall health in the dry weather.

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  • 13. 

    DECIDUOUS TREES: Trees' leaves breathe out

    • A.

      Nitrogen

    • B.

      Carbon monoxide

    • C.

      Oxygen

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxygen
    Explanation
    Deciduous trees are known for their ability to undergo a process called photosynthesis, where they use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to produce glucose and oxygen. In this case, the correct answer is oxygen because during photosynthesis, deciduous trees release oxygen as a byproduct. This oxygen is then released into the atmosphere, contributing to the overall oxygen levels in the environment.

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  • 14. 

    When planting a tree the root ball should be

    • A.

      Level or a little higher than the soil surface

    • B.

      10 inches below the soil surface

    • C.

      2 feet higher than the soil surface

    Correct Answer
    A. Level or a little higher than the soil surface
    Explanation
    When planting a tree, it is important to ensure that the root ball is level or slightly higher than the soil surface. This is because planting the tree too deep can lead to issues such as suffocating the roots, restricting oxygen and water uptake, and inhibiting proper growth. By keeping the root ball at the same level or slightly above the soil surface, it allows the roots to establish and grow properly, promoting a healthy and thriving tree.

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  • 15. 

    What does B&B stand for

    • A.

      Brown bagged

    • B.

      Balled and burlapped

    • C.

      Bigger and better

    Correct Answer
    B. Balled and burlapped
    Explanation
    B&B stands for balled and burlapped. This term is commonly used in the horticultural industry to refer to a method of packaging and transporting plants. Balled and burlapped plants have their root balls wrapped in burlap fabric, which helps to protect the roots during transportation and planting. This technique is often used when moving or transplanting larger trees and shrubs.

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  • 16. 

    Tree guards are used to

    • A.

      Stop damage from animals

    • B.

      Keep trees straight

    • C.

      Stop trees from being stolen

    Correct Answer
    A. Stop damage from animals
    Explanation
    Tree guards are used to protect trees from damage caused by animals. Animals such as deer, rabbits, and rodents can cause harm to trees by chewing on the bark, rubbing against the trunk, or eating the leaves and branches. Tree guards act as a physical barrier that prevents animals from accessing the tree and causing damage. They are typically made of materials like metal or plastic and are placed around the base of the tree to provide protection. By stopping damage from animals, tree guards help to ensure the health and growth of the trees.

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  • 17. 

    The green colour in leaves is formed by

    • A.

      Sap

    • B.

      Chlorophyll

    • C.

      Chlorine

    Correct Answer
    B. Chlorophyll
    Explanation
    Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color in leaves. It is a pigment found in the chloroplasts of plant cells and is essential for photosynthesis. Chlorophyll absorbs light energy from the sun and uses it to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. The green color of chlorophyll comes from its ability to absorb red and blue light while reflecting green light. This pigment is crucial for plants to capture energy from sunlight and carry out the process of photosynthesis, which is essential for their growth and survival.

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  • 18. 

    DECIDUOUS SHRUBS: Prune shrubs that bloom before July

    • A.

      During flowering

    • B.

      Before flowering

    • C.

      After flowering

    Correct Answer
    C. After flowering
    Explanation
    Pruning deciduous shrubs after they have finished flowering is the correct answer because it allows the shrubs to fully bloom and produce flowers before any pruning is done. Pruning after flowering ensures that the shrubs have had the opportunity to complete their flowering cycle and set buds for the next year. This timing also allows for the shrubs to recover and grow new foliage before the next flowering season.

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  • 19. 

    When pruning a branch the cut should be

    • A.

      Just below a bud

    • B.

      Just above a bud

    • C.

      Cut through the bud

    Correct Answer
    B. Just above a bud
    Explanation
    When pruning a branch, it is important to make the cut just above a bud. This is because the bud contains growth hormones that will stimulate new growth in the desired direction. Cutting just above a bud ensures that the new growth will occur in the desired location, rather than randomly along the branch. Additionally, cutting above a bud allows the bud to remain intact and continue to develop, leading to a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing plant.

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  • 20. 

    What tool is best to prune a 2 inch branch

    • A.

      Loppers

    • B.

      Hedge shears

    • C.

      Machete

    Correct Answer
    A. Loppers
    Explanation
    Loppers are the best tool to prune a 2 inch branch because they are designed specifically for cutting branches and have long handles that provide leverage and control. Loppers have sharp blades that can easily cut through branches of this size without causing damage to the tree or shrub. Hedge shears are more suitable for trimming hedges and may not be able to handle thicker branches. A machete is a large, heavy tool that is typically used for cutting through dense vegetation and is not ideal for precise pruning tasks.

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  • 21. 

    A good choice for a fall flowering shrub would be

    • A.

      Forsythia

    • B.

      Holly

    • C.

      Rose of Sharon

    Correct Answer
    C. Rose of Sharon
    Explanation
    Rose of Sharon is a good choice for a fall flowering shrub because it blooms during late summer and early fall, adding color and beauty to the garden when many other plants are starting to fade. It is a hardy and low-maintenance shrub that can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and requires minimal pruning. Additionally, the rose of Sharon attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, making it a great choice for those looking to attract wildlife to their garden.

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  • 22. 

    A good shrub to attract humming birds

    • A.

      Roses

    • B.

      Weigela

    • C.

      Dogwood

    Correct Answer
    B. Weigela
    Explanation
    Weigela is a good shrub to attract hummingbirds because it produces tubular-shaped flowers that are rich in nectar. Hummingbirds are attracted to these types of flowers because their long beaks and tongues are perfectly adapted to reach the nectar deep inside the tubular blossoms. Weigela also provides a good source of shelter and protection for hummingbirds due to its dense foliage. Additionally, weigela blooms for an extended period of time, providing a consistent food source for hummingbirds throughout the season.

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  • 23. 

    EVERGREENS: Hedges should be pruned to be

    • A.

      Wider at the bottom than the top

    • B.

      Wider at the top than at the bottom

    • C.

      Wider on one side than the other

    Correct Answer
    A. Wider at the bottom than the top
    Explanation
    Hedges should be pruned to be wider at the bottom than the top because it allows sunlight to reach the lower branches, promoting healthy growth and preventing the hedge from becoming sparse and leggy. This pruning technique also helps to create a dense and full appearance, providing better privacy and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, a wider bottom creates a stable base for the hedge, preventing it from toppling over or becoming unbalanced due to wind or other external factors.

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  • 24. 

    Dessication means

    • A.

      Drying out

    • B.

      Badly pruned

    • C.

      Did not fruit

    Correct Answer
    A. Drying out
    Explanation
    Dessication refers to the process of drying out. It is the state or process of losing moisture or becoming completely dry. In this context, the term "dessication" is used to describe the action of removing moisture or drying something out. Therefore, the correct answer is "drying out".

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  • 25. 

    A good choice for a low growing evergreen

    • A.

      Skyrocket juniper

    • B.

      Bluestar juniper

    • C.

      Potentilla

    Correct Answer
    B. Bluestar juniper
    Explanation
    The bluestar juniper is a good choice for a low growing evergreen because it is a compact and spreading shrub that maintains its blue-green foliage year-round. It has a slow growth rate and reaches a maximum height of around 2-3 feet, making it an ideal choice for small gardens or as a groundcover. The bluestar juniper also has a dense and bushy habit, providing excellent coverage and adding texture to the landscape. Additionally, it is drought-tolerant and requires minimal maintenance, making it a practical and attractive option for low-maintenance gardens.

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  • 26. 

    A good choice for a pyramid evergreen less than 10 feet

    • A.

      Colorado blue spruce

    • B.

      Little leaf linden

    • C.

      Alberta spruce

    Correct Answer
    C. Alberta spruce
    Explanation
    The Alberta spruce is a good choice for a pyramid evergreen less than 10 feet because it is a compact and slow-growing tree. It has a dense and symmetrical pyramid shape, making it suitable for small spaces and formal gardens. The Alberta spruce also has attractive dark green foliage that remains on the tree year-round, providing a consistent and vibrant appearance. Additionally, its small size allows for easy maintenance and pruning.

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  • 27. 

    A good choice for a small formal evergreen

    • A.

      Globe cedar

    • B.

      Spirea gold mound

    • C.

      Potentilla

    Correct Answer
    A. Globe cedar
    Explanation
    The globe cedar is a good choice for a small formal evergreen because it maintains a compact and rounded shape, making it suitable for formal garden designs. It also has dense foliage that stays green year-round, providing a consistent and attractive appearance. Additionally, the globe cedar is relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate a variety of soil conditions, making it a versatile option for small formal gardens.

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  • 28. 

    BROADLEAF EVERGREENS: What would make a good low evergreen hedge

    • A.

      Aster

    • B.

      Boxwood

    • C.

      Clematis

    Correct Answer
    B. Boxwood
    Explanation
    Boxwood would make a good low evergreen hedge because it is a broadleaf evergreen plant that can be easily pruned and shaped into a dense and compact form. It has small, glossy leaves that remain green throughout the year, providing year-round privacy and structure to the garden. Boxwood is also known for its tolerance to pruning, making it an ideal choice for creating formal hedges or topiaries. Additionally, it is a slow-growing plant, which means less maintenance and trimming required to keep it in shape.

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  • 29. 

    What is a good fertilizer formula for evergreens

    • A.

      10-10-30

    • B.

      10-10-10

    • C.

      30-10-10

    Correct Answer
    C. 30-10-10
    Explanation
    A good fertilizer formula for evergreens is 30-10-10. This formula indicates the ratio of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) in the fertilizer. Evergreens typically require a higher amount of nitrogen to support their growth and green foliage, which is why a higher ratio of nitrogen (30) is recommended. The lower ratios of phosphorus (10) and potassium (10) in this formula still provide essential nutrients for overall plant health and development.

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  • 30. 

    Would you prune most evergreens in

    • A.

      June

    • B.

      December

    • C.

      February

    Correct Answer
    A. June
    Explanation
    Evergreens are typically pruned in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Pruning in June would be too late, as the new growth has already emerged. Pruning in December or February may also be too early, as the plants may not have entered their dormant period yet. Therefore, June is the best time to prune most evergreens, allowing for proper growth and maintenance of the plants.

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  • 31. 

    What would be a variegated evergreen

    • A.

      Silverleaf dogwood

    • B.

      Goldmound spirea

    • C.

      Euonymus emerald gaiety

    Correct Answer
    C. Euonymus emerald gaiety
    Explanation
    Euonymus emerald gaiety would be a variegated evergreen because it is a type of euonymus plant that has variegated leaves. Variegated means that the leaves have different colors or patterns, in this case, the leaves of euonymus emerald gaiety have a combination of green and white. Additionally, euonymus plants are typically evergreen, meaning they retain their leaves year-round. Therefore, euonymus emerald gaiety fits the description of a variegated evergreen plant.

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  • 32. 

    What would be an evergreen ground cover

    • A.

      Potentilla

    • B.

      Periwinkle

    • C.

      Portulaca

    Correct Answer
    B. Periwinkle
    Explanation
    Periwinkle is a type of evergreen ground cover that is known for its ability to spread quickly and form a dense carpet-like cover. It is a low-growing plant that thrives in shady areas and has attractive blue or white flowers. Periwinkle is often used in landscaping to control erosion and fill in gaps between larger plants. It is a popular choice for its ability to provide year-round coverage and its low maintenance requirements.

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  • 33. 

    PERENNIALS: Hardiness zones are based on

    • A.

      Flowering times

    • B.

      Average minimum temperatures

    • C.

      Rainfall

    Correct Answer
    B. Average minimum temperatures
    Explanation
    Hardiness zones are a way to categorize plants based on the average minimum temperatures in a specific area. This helps gardeners determine which plants are likely to survive in their region. Perennials, which are plants that live for more than two years, are often categorized based on their hardiness zone. This is because the average minimum temperature in a region can greatly impact the ability of perennials to survive the winter and come back year after year. Therefore, the correct answer is average minimum temperatures.

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  • 34. 

    Most perennials prefer a pH range of

    • A.

      6-7

    • B.

      Zone 3

    • C.

      3-4

    Correct Answer
    A. 6-7
    Explanation
    Most perennials prefer a pH range of 6-7. This means that they thrive in soil that is slightly acidic to neutral. A pH range of 6-7 provides the necessary balance of nutrients for perennials to grow and flourish. Soil pH affects the availability of essential nutrients to plants, and a pH range of 6-7 ensures that these nutrients are readily available to perennials. It is important for gardeners to test the pH of their soil and make any necessary adjustments to create the optimal growing conditions for perennials.

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  • 35. 

    Deadheading means

    • A.

      Pruning to ground level

    • B.

      Lack of fertilizer

    • C.

      Removing spent flowers

    Correct Answer
    C. Removing spent flowers
    Explanation
    Deadheading refers to the practice of removing spent flowers from a plant. This is done to encourage continuous blooming and prevent the plant from diverting energy towards seed production. By removing the faded flowers, the plant can focus its resources on producing new blooms, resulting in a more attractive and prolonged flowering period. Deadheading also helps maintain the overall health and appearance of the plant by preventing the formation of seed pods and promoting better air circulation.

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  • 36. 

    Choose a perennial to grow well in shade

    • A.

      Bleeding heart

    • B.

      Hicks yew

    • C.

      Gallardia

    Correct Answer
    A. Bleeding heart
    Explanation
    Bleeding heart is a perennial plant that thrives in shade. It is known for its heart-shaped flowers that hang from arching stems. This plant prefers moist, well-drained soil and can tolerate partial to full shade. Its delicate and unique flowers make it a popular choice for shady gardens.

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  • 37. 

    Choose a perennial suitable for cut flowers

    • A.

      Dogwood

    • B.

      Delphinium

    • C.

      Dracaena

    Correct Answer
    B. Delphinium
    Explanation
    Delphinium is the correct answer because it is a perennial plant that is commonly grown for cut flowers. Its tall, spiky blooms make it ideal for floral arrangements and bouquets. Dogwood and dracaena are not typically used as cut flowers, making them unsuitable choices for this purpose.

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  • 38. 

    ANNUALS: Tender annuals should be planted

    • A.

      Mid-winter

    • B.

      After the last frost

    • C.

      In the fall

    Correct Answer
    B. After the last frost
    Explanation
    Annuals are plants that complete their life cycle within one year and need to be replanted each year. Planting tender annuals after the last frost is the correct answer because frost can damage or kill these plants. Therefore, it is important to wait until the last frost has passed before planting tender annuals to ensure their survival and optimal growth.

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  • 39. 

    To encourage side shoots

    • A.

      Double the fertilizer

    • B.

      Pinch back growing tips

    • C.

      Plant in rows

    Correct Answer
    B. Pinch back growing tips
    Explanation
    Pinching back growing tips refers to the practice of removing the top portion of a plant's stem or shoot, which encourages the growth of side shoots or lateral branches. By doing this, the plant's energy is redirected towards the development of more branches and foliage, resulting in a bushier and more compact plant. This technique is commonly used for plants like herbs, flowers, and certain types of vegetables to promote fuller growth and increase overall yield.

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  • 40. 

    An annual usually grows for

    • A.

      1 year

    • B.

      2 years

    • C.

      3 years

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 year
    Explanation
    An annual usually grows for 1 year because annual plants complete their life cycle within a year. They germinate, grow, flower, produce seeds, and die within a single growing season. This is in contrast to biennial plants that complete their life cycle in two years and perennial plants that live for more than two years. Annual plants have adapted to complete their life cycle quickly to take advantage of favorable growing conditions and maximize their chances of reproducing before the end of the growing season.

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  • 41. 

    Which of the following would produce pink flowers

    • A.

      Scaveola

    • B.

      Lobelia

    • C.

      Petunias

    Correct Answer
    C. Petunias
    Explanation
    Petunias would produce pink flowers.

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  • 42. 

    Which plant would do well in shade

    • A.

      Geraniums

    • B.

      Petunias

    • C.

      Coleus

    Correct Answer
    C. Coleus
    Explanation
    Coleus would do well in shade because it is a shade-loving plant. Unlike geraniums and petunias, which prefer full sun, coleus can tolerate and even thrive in low light conditions. Its vibrant foliage adds color and beauty to shady areas, making it an ideal choice for gardens or indoor spaces with limited sunlight.

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  • 43. 

    ROSES: Climbing roses should be pruned

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      In winter

    • C.

      In summer

    Correct Answer
    C. In summer
    Explanation
    Climbing roses should be pruned in summer because this is the time when they have finished flowering and are entering a dormant period. Pruning during this time allows for the removal of dead or damaged wood and promotes new growth and blooming for the following season. Pruning in winter is not recommended as it can expose the plant to frost damage, while pruning in summer ensures the roses have enough time to recover and prepare for the next year's growth.

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  • 44. 

    Watering roses is best done

    • A.

      From above

    • B.

      At ground level

    • C.

      Not at all

    Correct Answer
    B. At ground level
    Explanation
    Watering roses at ground level is the best method because it allows the water to directly reach the roots of the plants. Watering from above can lead to wastage and can also cause fungal diseases. Watering at ground level ensures that the water is efficiently absorbed by the roots, promoting healthy growth and blooming of the roses.

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  • 45. 

    Suckers should be

    • A.

      Trained on a trellis

    • B.

      Cut off halfway down

    • C.

      Removed at root level

    Correct Answer
    C. Removed at root level
    Explanation
    Removing suckers at the root level is the correct answer because suckers are unwanted shoots that grow from the base of a plant, usually from the roots. By removing them at the root level, it ensures that they are completely eliminated and won't regrow. This is important because suckers can compete with the main plant for nutrients and resources, potentially weakening the overall health and growth of the plant. Therefore, removing them at the root level is the most effective way to prevent their growth and maintain the plant's vitality.

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  • 46. 

    Dormant oil should be applied

    • A.

      At night

    • B.

      Late summer

    • C.

      Early spring

    Correct Answer
    C. Early spring
    Explanation
    Dormant oil should be applied in early spring because it is a horticultural oil that is used to control pests and diseases on plants during their dormant period. Applying it in early spring allows the oil to suffocate and kill any overwintering pests or their eggs before they become active and start feeding on the plants. Late summer would not be an appropriate time to apply dormant oil as it is not during the dormant period of the plants. Applying it at night is not necessary as the timing of the application is more important than the time of day.

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  • 47. 

    When planting roses the bud union should be

    • A.

      One inch above ground level

    • B.

      One inch below ground level

    • C.

      Removed from the plant

    Correct Answer
    A. One inch above ground level
    Explanation
    When planting roses, it is recommended to have the bud union, which is the swollen area where the rose was grafted onto the rootstock, one inch above ground level. This is because the bud union is vulnerable to rot and disease if it is buried too deep, and having it slightly above ground level allows for better air circulation and drainage. Keeping the bud union exposed also helps to prevent the rootstock from producing its own shoots and taking over the desired rose variety.

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  • 48. 

    LAWNS: A spring fertilizer would be high in

    • A.

      Potassium

    • B.

      Nitrogen

    • C.

      Zinc

    Correct Answer
    B. Nitrogen
    Explanation
    A spring fertilizer is typically high in nitrogen because nitrogen promotes healthy leaf and stem growth in plants. During the spring season, plants are actively growing and need a boost of nitrogen to support their rapid growth and development. Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plants as it is a major component of chlorophyll, which is responsible for photosynthesis and the production of energy for the plant. Therefore, applying a fertilizer high in nitrogen during the spring helps to ensure lush and green lawns.

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  • 49. 

    After sowing grass seed how long should it be kept moist

    • A.

      Two weeks

    • B.

      Two days

    • C.

      Two hours

    Correct Answer
    A. Two weeks
    Explanation
    Grass seed should be kept moist for two weeks after sowing to ensure proper germination and establishment. This allows the seed to absorb enough water for sprouting and root development. Moisture is crucial during this period as it helps the seeds to stay hydrated and promotes healthy growth. Maintaining consistent moisture levels for two weeks will increase the chances of successful grass growth.

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  • 50. 

    Aerating a lawn will help when you have

    • A.

      Sandy soil

    • B.

      Compacted soil

    • C.

      No soil

    Correct Answer
    B. Compacted soil
    Explanation
    Aerating a lawn is beneficial for compacted soil because it helps to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soil has tightly packed particles that restrict the movement of air, water, and nutrients, which can hinder the growth of grass. Aerating involves creating small holes in the soil, allowing air, water, and nutrients to penetrate deeper into the root zone. This process helps to loosen the compacted soil, promoting better root growth and overall lawn health.

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