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QUIZ: Think You Know The Elements & Principles of Floral Design?

Elements and Principles of Floral DesignHas it been a while since you’ve reviewed the good ole’ elements & principles of floral design? Take this quiz and see if you might need to hit the books for a refresher! No matter how traditional or far-out contemporary, good design makes use of all these principles. Grab some scratch paper and get started..

1. What is not a primary characteristic of floral design?

(a) Line
(b) Pattern
(c) Symmetry
(d) Texture

2. A design using flowers and foliages in all one color in various hues is

(a) Achromatic
(b) Monochromatic
(c) Complementary
(d) Tetradic

3. When you are trying to create emphasis in a particular area of a design, it is the

(a) Symmetrical
(b) Visual Flow
(c) Focal Point
(d) Harmony

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Match Game: Scientific Names of Flowers

You don’t have to be a horticulturalist to appreciate the scientific names of flowers. With many flowers having common names that vary by region, it’s important to know which flower is being referenced. Test your knowledge of the scientific name for these 10 popular cut flowers with the flower quiz below. Careful though! Some may fool you.

*Note:  The scientific name refers to the genus of the cut flower only. *

1. Rose

A. Gerbera

2. Tulip

B. Helianthus

3. Gerbera Daisy

C. Delphinium

4. Sunflower

D. Zantedeschia

5. Delphinium

E. Rosa

6. Calla Lily

F. Tulipa

7. Easter Lily

G. Lilium

8. Carnation

H. Dianthus

9. Daffodil

I. Narcissus

10. Gladiola

J. Gladiolus

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Match Game: Birth Month Flowers

It’s time for another flower quiz! Are you ready? This month’s flower quiz is a match game that tests your knowledge of birth month flowers. With this handy little flower quiz, you can impress your friends, sweethearts, and family with your knowledge. Before you begin, take a look at the birth month flowers posted on the FSN Bloomin’ Blog and refresh your memory.

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1. Narcissus – Holly

A. January

2.  Calendula – Cosmos

B. February

3. Gladiolus – Poppy

C. March

4. Rose – Honeysuckle

D. April

5. Daisy – Sweet Pea

E. May

6. Violet – Primrose

F. June

7. Chrysanthemum

G. July

8. Aster – Morning Glory

H. August

9. Larkspur – Water Lily

I. September

10. Lily of the Valley – Hawthorn

J. October

11. Daffodil – Jonquil

K. November

12.  Carnation – Snowdrop

L. December

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Match Game: Zodiac Flowers

Did you know that there is a set of specific flowers for each astrological sign? If you didn’t, this flower quiz may be an eye-opener. If you did, test your knowledge of zodiac flowers and let us know how you did! To play, simply match the set of common flower names to the proper zodiac sign. Good luck!

Zodiac Flowers

Hint:  Need more help? View the zodiac flowers posts on the FSN Bloomin’ Blog to find the answers. We won’t tell!

1. Gerbera Daisy – Amaranthus – Peony – Anthurium

A. Capricorn

2. Roses – Delphinium

B. Aquarius

3. Anemones – Liatris – Carnation

C. Pisces

4. Tulips – Celosia – Red Roses – Amaryllis

D. Aries

5. Dahlias – Gardenia – Gladiolus – Freesia

E. Taurus

6. Alstroemeria – Ranunculus – Daffodil – Acacia

F. Gemini

7. Daffodils – Bird of Paradise – Protea

G. Cancer

8. Carnations  – Marigold – Dahila – Sunflower

H. Leo

9. Gladiolus – Hypericum – Chrysanthemum – Violet

I. Virgo

10. Iris – Sweet William – Stock – Lilac – Aster – Sweetpea

J. Libra

11. Chrysanthemum – Statice – Holly – Ivy – African Violets

K. Scorpio

12. Freesia – Stephanotis – Lilac – Narcissus (Daffodil)

L. Sagittarius

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Test Your Knowledge With This Flowers Quiz!

I admit that I was a Quiz Bowl junkie in school and have always been a trivia nut. Reaching 24 years of age this month, I’m relatively fresh to the floral industry. To try to boost my own knowledge of the history of the floral industry, I’ve created this little flowers quiz. It may not get you up to Jeopardy level, but it’s a fun way to spend a few minutes. Don’t forget to log in to the Bloomin’ Blog and let us know how you fared!

The Flower Shop Network Floral Industry Trivia Quiz

(1) What does “S.A.F.” stand for?

(a)    Society for Advanced Floristry
(b)    Society of American Florists
(c)    Special American Florists
(d)    Social American Florists

(2) What is the most popular cut flower?

(a)    Carnation
(b)    Daisy
(c)    Chrysanthemum
(d)    Rose

(3) Which guest writer for FlowerShopNetwork.com wrote the famous Flower Shop Mystery series?

(a)    Kate Collins
(b)    Kate Costas
(c)    Kate Winslet
(d)    Kate Heigl

(4) Which word from the French “boschet” was introduced to English by Lady Mary Montague in 1716?

(a)    Bouvardia
(b)    Bouquet
(c)    Boutonniere
(d)    Basket

(5) What is the most commonly preserved arrangement of flowers?

(a)    Vase Arrangements
(b)    Wedding Bouquets
(c)    Groom’s Boutonniere
(d)    Prom Corsages

(6) What does “A.I.F.D.” stand for?

(a)    American Institute of Floral Design
(b)    American Insurance for Floral Designers
(c)    American Institute of Floral Designers
(d)    Accreditation In Floral Design

(7) To what nitrogen/phosphorus/potassium (N-P-K) ratio does “balanced liquid fertilizer” refer?

(a)    30-20-10
(b)    20-30-10
(c)    20-20-20
(d)    10-30-20

(8) The word “manure” is derived from which language’s expression for manual meaning “of or belonging to the hand”?

(a)    French
(b)    German
(c)    Latin
(d)    Spanish

(9) The translation of the French words “fleur de lis” literally refers to which stylized flower?

(a)    Lily
(b)    Laurel
(c)    Daisy
(d)    Lilac

(10) Which style of design was originally used by upper class members to show their opulence and wealth?

(a)    Flemish
(b)    Victorian
(c)    English Garden
(d)    American Colonial

(11) In classic literature, which novel holds a reference to the fleur de lis as a symbol used for branding criminals?

(a)    The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
(b)    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
(c)    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
(d)    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Answers: 1. B      2. D     3.A     4.B     5.B     6.C     7.C     8.A     9.A     10.B     11.C

Special thanks to: The Society of American Florists, The American Institute of Floral DesignersDictionary.com, and Kate Collins.