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The New York Botanical Garden and Garden Glamour announce Winner of Botanical Garden Quiz

The New York Botanical Garden’s (NYBG) Adult Education team
recently hosted a fun, informative, and “lucrative” botanical garden quiz with
Garden Glamour. 
While garden enthusiasts are plant nerds at heart and love
and enjoy the sport of knowing their botanical nomenclature and showing their
Linnaean prowess, the winner was also able to win $25 prize toward a NYBG class
or lecture. 
Garden Glamour readers and social media fans (Twitter: @gardenglamour,
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/gardenglamour/
and Instagram: http://instagram.com/chefsgardens
) – especially plant lovers, horticulturists, and garden designers, were
invited to take a botanical garden quiz prepared by the Garden’s botanists.
The green quiz consisted of a plant identification and
answering four multiple choice horticulture questions about the mystery
plant. 
Garden Quiz Winner
Jean Galle is named the winner of the quiz contest!
Jean is a garden landscape designer, garden artist and serious
plant enthusiast. 
Jean’s New York-metro
area landscape design business is: Landscape
Artistry by JGalle  
Jean Galle, Landscape Artistry by JGalle & Garden Glamour – NYBG Botanical Garden Quiz Winner

Jean earned a Master
of Science in Landscape Design, Columbia University and a Certificate in
Horticulture from The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG).


Jean earned a Master
of Science in Landscape Design, Columbia University and a Certificate in
Horticulture from The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG).
She belongs to several,
key, horticultural professional associations, including the Association of
Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), the American Society of Landscape
Architects (ASLA) and Metro Hort: an association of horticulture professionals
in the Tri-State area.

Recently, one of her
“mini-scape” designs was recognized with an “Excellence” award by the Long
Island Nursery & Landscape Association 
(LINLA) 

http://www.linla.org/index.php/linla-programs/landscape-awards-program

A former fashion designer, Jean designs artful and colorful
gardens, as well as botanical art.
Garden Karma
Jean also possesses a special “Plant Pedigree,” if you will.

Her uncle is Fred C. Galle, an esteemed horticulturalist who also wrote the
definitive, textbook compendium of native azalea plants, Azaleas.
The book details all the species of azaleas – more than 6,000 cultivars –
and tips on growing these charming plants in the garden, landscaping with them
and companion plants.

So it seems that her ability to ID the plant featured in the
Garden Glamour/NYBG botanical quiz is equal parts acquired plant knowledge
gleaned from careful hort study, as well as some romantic element that has its
roots in the Lowland area of the South, where her uncle discovered and wrote
about growing azalea…

Landscape Artistry by JGalle
646-239-1082
Special Mention
“winner”
is Mel.  Mel doesn’t win a
prize except for our grateful, garden appreciation!  And a green salute to his “Honest Abe” mirth.
Check out Mel’s great garden designs:
Zone4 Landscapes Ltd.

P.O. Box
244, Andes, NY  13731

Garden Glamour Botanical Quiz
To
recap, these were the questions, followed here, by the correct answers.  Enjoy!
1. What is the scientific name of
this plant? You can include the common name if you wish but we are looking for
the scientific name.
1. Answer:  Oconee Bells, Shortia galacifolia  
  
2. Name one state to which the
plant is native. (North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia)
2. Answer: This delicate tiny plant is an
evergreen – Native of North Carolina but also found in Georgia and South
Carolina
3. Does it thrive in sunny sites
or shady sites?
3. Answer: Shade
4. Would it grow best in a dry,
arid environment, or moist one?
4. Answer: on slopes and likes it moist – thrives even by stream banks-very
rare
    5. When does this plant bloom?
    
A. Early spring
    
B. Early summer
    
C. Mid-summer
    
D. Late summer
    
E. Autumn
5. Answer: Bloom
time spring – Late March/Early April
NYBG Classes
   Check
out these suggested class offerings. And just follow the link to enroll.
Fundamentals of
Gardening
     
Integrated Pest
Management
Container
Gardening 
You can browse all classes at http://www.nybg.org/adulted/
The New York
Botanical Garden has just released a new season of classes for Spring- Summer
2014.  
And the butterfly
collage on the website and catalog cover sets the tone.
NYBG is on a mission
to help people garden more efficiently and sustainably and to train you to be
the best gardener you can be.  
This term, NYBG is
renewing their focus on eco-friendly gardening practices, with classes on
sustainable pest control, watering smartly, planting pollinator-friendly and
native plants in the garden, and more.

2 Comments

  • My pleasure, Jean. Thank you for participating and playing along on a fun, challenging plant-based "quiz." Yes, let's ask @NYBG to do an encore botanic quiz or contest. We are so lucky to be in in love with plants – it's an astonishing world to be a part of, isn't it? Thank you, again. See you at the Garden.

  • Anonymous

    Leeann,
    Thanks — exciting to be the winner and thank you for such a nice, in depth write up on me!
    The contest was fun… delving into one's memory bank of plants – asking oneself "where have I seen this before and what does it resemble". Ask NYGB to do it again!
    Cheers,
    Jean

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