Let it Grow: Gardening is fun and games for all ages

I promised that I would key the puzzle from last week and here it is:

1)Bear&8217;s breeches

2)Bear&8217;s foot

3)Beebalm

4)Bullrush

5)Butterfly bush

6)Butterfly weed

7)Cardinal flower

8)Catmint

9)Catnip

10)Cattail

11)Cat thyme

12)Cockscomb

13)Dragon&8217;s Blood

14)Duckweed

15)Elephant ear

16) Foxglove

17)Goat&8217;s beard

18) Hens and chicks

19)Horsetail

20)Hummingbird vine

21)Lamb&8217;s ear

22)Lion&8217;s ear

23)Monkey Grass

24)Ostrich fern

25)Parrot feather

26)Peacock fern

27)Pigweed

28)Rabbiteye blueberry

29)Shrimp plant

30)Spiderwort

31)Tiger lily

32)Toad lily

33)Zebra grass

Match with:

A)Sempervivum

B)Vaccinium

C)Matteuccia

D)Tradescantia

E)Thymus

F)Nepeta

G)Monarda

H)Acanthus

I)Asclepias

J)Buddleia

K)Lobelia

L)Stachys

M)Lilium

N)Lemna

O)Iscanthus

P)Amaranthua

Q)Equisetum

R)Ipomea

S)Aruncus

T)Myriophyllum

U)Leonoits

V)Sedum

W)Tricyrtix

X)Digitalis

Y)Celosia

Z)Colocasia

a)Liriope

b)Hellabore

c)Schoenoplectus

d)Typha

e)Selanginella

f) Custicia

g)Nepeta

Test key: 1 – H; 2 – b; 3 – G; 4 – c;

5 – J; 6 – I; 7 – K; 8 – g or F; 9 – F or g;

10 – d; 11 – E; 12 – Y; 13 – V; 14 – N;

15 – Z; 16 – X; 17 – S; 18 – A; 19 – Q;

20 – R; 21 – L; 22 – U; 23 – a; 24 – C;

25 – T; 26 – e; 27 – P; 28 – B; 29 – f;

30 – D; 31 – M; 32 – W; 33 – O

Grade: If you missed three or fewer, you might be qualified to own a nursery.

I&8217;ve said it many times…

&8220;When you are learning the names of your friends in the gardens; always remember to learn their first, middle and last names. These living things deserve that respect at the very least.&8221;

Okay, now! Get ready for &8220;Green Preaching!&8221;

Next week, I&8217;ll give you some food for thought about helping me and millions of other folks save the planet!

I&8217;m tweaking my sermon…Get ready to receive the word and sell those gas guzzlers!