Friday’s quiz…a twofer!

Here’s the mystery plant part for the week:

Now for question number two:  there’s something new on the blog this week.  Can you find it?

Answers on Monday!

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Linda Chalker-Scott

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is an ISA certified arborist and an ASCA consulting arborist. She is WSU’s Extension Urban Horticulturist and a Professor in the Department of Horticulture, and holds two affiliate associate professor positions at University of Washington. She conducts research in applied plant and soil sciences, publishing the results in scientific articles and university Extension fact sheets. Linda also is the award-winning author of five books: the horticultural myth-busting The Informed Gardener (2008) and The Informed Gardener Blooms Again (2010) from the University of Washington Press and Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: Good Science – Practical Application (2009) from GFG Publishing, Inc., and How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do from Timber Press (2015). Her latest effort is an update of Art Kruckeberg’s Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest from UW Press (2019). In 2018 Linda was featured in a video series – The Science of Gardening – produced by The Great Courses. She also is one of the Garden Professors – a group of academic colleagues who educate and entertain through their blog and Facebook pages. Linda’s contribution to gardeners was recognized in 2017 by the Association for Garden Communicators as the first recipient of their Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award. "The Garden Professors" Facebook page - "The Garden Professors" Facebook group - Books:

13 thoughts on “Friday’s quiz…a twofer!”

  1. My guess – Pine tree just budding.

    Part 2 – I use google reader, so don’t usually come to the blog. I have no idea whats new.

  2. I noticed the posting of March 23, 2011 was not attributed to any one person?
    As for the mystery plant part ummm its a new shoot on some sort of woody plant. I would check some of my plants for help but they are buried under over a foot of snow. I like the lavender or conifer thoughts though.

  3. im with jimbo on the new blog thing(search function). i learned about the garden professors from the garden ranters and i beleive that the search function ,or lack there of , was mentioned in a a rant. in the nicest way of course.(and im’ shamed to admit i didnt even notice till i read fridays post)

  4. I’m with K.B. and guessing a larch. In general, I’m pretty unobservant, so I haven’t a clue what’s new on the site.

  5. We have another 8 inches of snow so things are behind-can’t go check my weeping larch for growth pattern but I’ll hazard a guess that isn’t a larch. Might be, no not lavender…ok, let’s go with tamarack-flat needles in bundles, yeah my guess is tamarack growth.

  6. I always thought ‘tamarack’ and ‘larch’ were different names for the same plant (larix spp).

    It looks like lavender to me.

  7. Almost definitely a Larix sp. Possibly Psuedolarix amabilis.

    #2- no idea, I’ve been working a lot and not reading the blog. I would guess the seach function as well.

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