Whether cut flowers, blooming plants, or bulbs like amaryllis that can be forced into bloom in just a few weeks, there is something for gardeners of all skill levels.
And what you prefer can tell a lot about you and your personality!
Please choose which type of plant you prefer to buy to decorate your home.
a) cut flowers
b) blooming plants
c) bulbs for forcing
d) a, b, and c and lots of them
e) fake plants
Here is what that choice says about you:
If you prefer cut flowers, you like immediate gratification but aren’t interested in a long-term commitment. However, if you tend to keep the cut flowers after they’ve dried up, you may be conflicted and really want a long-term plant relationship.
If you prefer to buy potted blooming plants, you like immediate gratification, but are willing to also invest in a long-term commitment. You are optimistic that once your blooming plant becomes a foliage plant, you have the skills or maybe just the good luck needed to get it to flower again.
If you prefer bulbs for forcing, you are patient and a nurturer and are willing to wait for the gratification of a blooming plant. You are in this plant relationship for the long haul. You have confidence that if you provide the light, soil, and water, the plant will reward you with a bloom.
If you prefer all three of the above, you are a gardener.
If you prefer fake plants, then you want to be a gardener, but are afraid of real plants, afraid of commitment, of getting your hands a little dirty.
What’s your preference?
(Source for this test: Me, from a post in 2008, though it might seem more valid if I said the source was the Institute for Gardenetics Research and Other Work (iGrow) which is also me when I want to sound more official.)