Quiz: What Is Your Gardening Style?: HowStuffWorks
What Is Your Gardening Style?
By: Nikki Weed
6 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Gardening is a vast, beautiful and extremely versatile hobby to enjoy. Some people love the challenge of contorting small junipers into unique shapes through the art of bonsai. Others use that same plant as a foundation planting around their split-level house in a subdivision. The one thing that runs through the veins of every gardener is the appreciation and love of all things plant and horticulture-related. It takes a special person to want to nurture a plant to see it flourish, but like just about anything in life, preferences vary from person to person.
Whether you have a green thumb or black, gardening means something different to everyone. Do you long for the open meadows and free-flowing flowers of the English countryside, or would you feel more at peace sitting near a meticulously trimmed topiary overlooking a Koi pond? Does the thought of a knot garden make you anxious? Does your nose crinkle when smelling compost? Maybe you're not exactly sure what sort of gardener you are, and that's OK!
Navigate your way through this floral bouquet of quiz questions to find out if you should be plucking peonies from your patio or rolling in the hay next to your crop-producing raised bed garden. Who knows, you might be changing your magazine subscriptions and canceling your manicure after learning your real gardening style.
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It's your day off and you're about to go play in your garden. What's the first tool you grab?
If you were to entertain the local garden club, what two pieces of reading material could be found on your coffee table?
In your gardening opinion, where do garden gnomes belong?
What style of gardening gloves work best for you?
It's time to trim! What's your favorite brand of pruners?
As a gardener, what sentence comes to mind when you hear the word "fish"?
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If you were to summarize your yard in one word, what would it be?
How do you feel about purchasing annuals several times a year?
You have a beautiful Buxus sempervirens next to your garage. How would you trim it?
What is the primary purpose of your garden/yard?
If you had to narrow down all of the beauty and wonder of gardening into your favorite plant, what would it be?
How do you kill dandelions?
Your geographical area is in a severe drought and a watering ban is enforced. How do you respond?
Organic matter is crucial to healthy and fertile soil. How do you haul your soil amendments?
Let's talk topiary! What is your honest opinion of them?
Spring has sprung and it's time to broadcast some fertilizer on your plants. What's your go to fertilizer?
What does potassium mean to you?
You've won a $50 gift card to your local nursery! What are you going to spend your loot on?
Gardening comes naturally to most people, but some people have to be taught. How did you learn how to garden?
What do you call that stuff in the ground where roots grow?
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What is the primary thing you're trying to lure into your garden?
What would you do with a handful of vermiculite?
You've come into possession of some exotic starter plants; what method would you choose to dig the hole to plant them in?
If you were to give the definition of a "green thumb" to somebody unfamiliar with the phrase, what would your definition be?
If you went missing, how would your friends describe you to the local news media?
After winning a sweepstake, you're able to plant your absolute dream garden, but only on the premise that you plant grass seed for publicity purposes. Where do you place it?
As a gardener, where would you go for your continental United States dream vacation?
As an avid gardener, what's your favorite soil amendment and why?
All of a sudden you're plagued with an infestation of white flies. What's your method of evicting them from your garden?
Insects and gardens go hand in hand; what insect do you welcome the most and why?
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