Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December week 3

In some ways I'm envious of all the snow D.C. got this past weekend. Sledding would be great, but would I really want to deal the aftermath? Nah.

Pop quiz - how many of these trees can can you identify in their winter state? 1 point per question. Answers at the bottom of the page.

1. taken along the Palace Green
2. a pioneer species
3. warty bark
4. a popular novelty tree
5. it's American cousin
6. where are the carved initials?
7. this one's easy
8. do you really need a clue for this one?
9. a common evergreen
10. a yucky invasive tree11. the coloring of this tree's bark might give it away
12. beautiful but over-planted - not sure of the cultivar
0-5 points: Try joining a garden club.
6-9 points: Haven't I seen you at the garden center?
10-11 points: You must be a master gardener!
12 points: Nice to finally meet you Mr. Dirr!

1. (ɐsoıɔǝds ɐdlɐʇɐɔ) ɐdlɐʇɐɔ
2. (ɐuɐıuıƃɹıʌ snɹǝdıunɾ) ɹɐpǝɔ pǝɹ uɹǝʇsɐǝ
3. (sılɐʇuǝpıɔɔo sıʇlǝɔ) ʎɹɹǝqʞɔɐɥ
4. (,ɐʇɹoʇuoɔ, ɐuɐ11ǝʌɐ sn1ʎɹoɔ) ʞɔıʇs buıʞ1ɐʍ s,ɹǝpnɐ1 ʎɹɹɐɥ
5. (ɐuɐɔıɹǝɯɐ sn1ʎɹoɔ) ʇnu1ǝzɐɥ uɐɔıɹǝɯɐ
6. (ɐıloɟıpuɐɹƃ snƃɐɟ) ɥɔǝǝq uɐɔıɹǝɯɐ
7. (ɐɹƃıu ɐlnʇǝq) ɥɔɹıq ɹǝʌıɹ
8. (sılɐʇuǝpıɔɔo snuɐʇɐld) ǝɹoɯɐɔʎs
9. (ɐpǝɐʇ snuıd) ǝuıd ʎllolqol
10. (ɐɹǝɟıɹʎdɐd ɐıʇǝuossnoɹq) ʎɹɹǝqlnɯ ɹǝdɐd
11. (ɐɹǝɟıɯod ɐɹnlɔɐɯ) ǝƃuɐɹo ǝƃɐso
12. (˙ds ɐıɯǝoɹʇsɹǝƃɐl) ǝlʇɹʎɯǝdɐɹɔ

You can see the rest of my December week 3 photos here.

8 comments:

Les said...

You will definately find me in the garden center, but I am wondering how you got the answers upside down?

How It Grows said...

Just google 'flip text'. There a lots of sites that will convert text for you.

Janet said...

I'm with Les, pretty cool on the upside down text. I won't admit to the ones I didn't know...
Was challenging myself to see if I could ID some trees as we drove up the parkway yesterday...some are certainly easier than others!

Phillip said...

Well, I only got 6 right. That upside down text is way cool!

How It Grows said...

6 isn't bad!

gcvhorticulture said...

You are an awesome educator! You sure make learning fun. Merry Christmas!

compost in my shoe said...

Great list of trees. Ours have just started dropping leaves! The ginko just dropped before that last huge rainstorm.

Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel said...

Warm wishes for 2010!
btw... Find it amazing that you're in Virginia 'sans' all the snow while D.C. nearly buried. Seems like a strange weather system, or perhaps you're farther away than I'm able to picture ;-)