Contest! Name These Plants and Win a Book!


Dearest Readers,

Okey dokey. Contest time! For the last two weeks I’ve been scouting around for plants that just might elude ready naming! I might be wrong. There are probably whiz kids among you who can Name Them All. Well, that would be a good thing for YOU, as you would be the winner of a copy of Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. And this contest is open to everybody everywhere, so whoever is first able to name accurately all the plants pictured below will receive a free copy of my book, shipping covered regardless of where you live on planet Earth. ๐Ÿ™‚ To be fair, this will entail keeping all comments in the moderation cue until the contest is won, for obvious reasons. Once a winner is named, I will post all comments at once. Fair? Yes? Okey dokey! Ready! Set! GO!

Number one:


Number two:


Number three:


Number four:


Number five:


Number six:


Good luck! I’m looking forward to your comments!

Love and garden blessings,
Kathryn xoxo

17 Responses to “Contest! Name These Plants and Win a Book!”

  1. OK, so:
    1. honeysuckle
    2. spirea
    3. wisteria?
    4. rowan, Sorbus
    5. Kerria japonica
    6. Centhranthus ruber, red valerian.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Any correct ones?

  2. Lonicera (of some sort?)
    Verbena off.
    Sambucus (nigra?) looks like a sambucus genus
    Red valerian
    Keria japonica

  3. All so very beautiful!
    The only one I know is Kerria Japonica.
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea’s Menagerie

  4. 1. Loropetalum 2.Spirea 3. Catalpa? 4. Viburnum 5. Kerria 6. Centranthus (jupiter’s beard)

  5. What fun, mom! I’m obvious ineligible, but that’s fortunate, as I haven’t a clue. But, best wishes to some lucky person! They’re pretty plants, and beautiful pics! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Love you,

  6. I can do genus for sure
    that was fun! thanks!

  7. 1. Loropetalum-Fringe Flower
    2. Spirea
    3. Paulownia-Empress Tree
    4.Pyrus/Sorbus Americana- Mt Ash
    5. Kerria Japonica
    6. Persecaria

  8. AND WE HAVE A WINNER!! Congratulations, Holly Swan! I will contact you for your address to mail you a copy of Plant Whatever Brings You Joy! Thanks, everyone, for playing! This was fun!! Kathryn xoxo

  9. Thank you! That was really fun!

  10. Ah, but I’m quite sure that #4 is a Sorbus species, a rowan. Look it up ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hi, Henriette, You are correct! Thus Nik did not win! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kathryn xoxo

  12. (No no! Don’t annul the result! The plant knowledge here on your bog is fabulous!)

  13. Good morning, Henriette, Looks like there was a communication breakdown between Finland and California! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not to worry! The person who won the contest is Holly Swan and her answers were:

    Thank you so much, Henriette, for acknowledging the work on the blog. Coming from you, I am honored! Cyberhugs! Kathryn xoxo

  14. Congratulations to Holly… But I must admit that I knew these, so I am feeling twinges of being gutted!

    Deep breaths… Must read blogs more often… Must read blogs more often…

  15. Well, hello, Bill Williams and welcome and sorry you showed up “late”. Kudos for knowing all these plants! Still admirable! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Kathryn xoxo

  16. Glad you found a winner. Some of these I have never seen growing but recognized the names when listed.

  17. Hi, Julie, This was a fun thing to do. I’m sure to repeat down the road! Kathryn xoxo

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