Flower Power

Here is a 'Flowers Picture Quiz', just for fun. The aim is to identify each flower and answer each associated question. After every 5 of the 25 questions, there is a song link to YouTube, to give the opportunity for a singalong. To make the session even more multi-sensory, have some flowers from the garden on hand to smell, arrange or draw.

Have fun!

1. Identify this flower?

Which UK country is it the national flower of?

2. Identify this flower?

Which UK country is it the national flower of?

3. Identify this flower?

Which UK country is it the national flower of?

Also which poet was inspired by it, to write "I wandered lonely as a cloud ..."?

4. Identify this plant?

Which country is it the national flower of?

5. Name this flower (herb)?

Which Simon & Garfunkel 1966 song has this flower in its chorus (along with parsley, sage and thyme)?

Time for a singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BakWVXHSug

6. Name this flower?

What is its common name (named after an insect which feeds on it)?

7. Name this flower (herb)?

It is said to aid what condition?

8. Name this flower (weed)?

Which other plant goes with this to make the ingredients for a fizzy drink?

9. Name this flower?

Which famous artist painted a vase of them, in 1887?

10. Name this flower?

What do you call a bicycle made for two?

(Also, describe how you would make a chain out of them.)

Time for a singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl0ldpTlQkY

11. Name this flower?

Which kitchen item takes its name from them?

12. Name this flower?

What spice is made from a part of it?

13. Name this flower?

What liquid food substance is its name associated with?

14. Name this flower?

What UK holiday is it associated with?

15. Name this flower?

What does its colour, reflected under the chin, signify?

Time for a singalong - YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCED4g1dMTQ

16. Name this flower?

What day in November is it associated with?

17. Name this flower?

What medicine is it associated with?

18. Name this flower?

What religion is it associated with?

19. Name this flower?

Which 1990s TV comedy series is it associated with?

20. Name this flower?

Which 'little man' had a hit with a song about this flower in 1968?

Time for a singalong - YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfLU3Mv_O9w

This is a very annoying rendition, so here is an alternative song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPsq6flck2A

21. Name this flower?

True or false. It is the floral emblem of the city of Los Angeles?

22. Name this flower?

Name the TV celebrity who throws these flowers out at the end of their show?

23. Name this flower?

Which musical instrument is it associated with?

24. Name this flower?

Which charity uses this flower as an emblem for trained volunteers?

25. Name this flower?

Which group had a hit with a song with this flower in its name in 1968?

Time for a singalong - YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuP1JvOhNlA


1. Rose


2. Thistle


3. Daffodil


William Wordsworth

4. Shamrock


5. Rosemary

'Scarborough Fair'

6. Buddleia

Butterfly bush

7. Lavender


8. Dandelion


9. Sunflower

Vincent Van Gogh

10. Daisy


11. Marigold

Rubber gloves

12. Crocus


13. Carnation

Evaporated milk

14. Poinsettia


15. Buttercup

A like of butter

16. Poppy

Remembrance Sunday 11th November (or nearest to)

17. Foxgloves


18. Lotus blossom


19. Hyacinth

'Keeping Up Appearances' (Hyacinth Bucket - Patrica Routledge)

20. Tulips

Tiny Tim ('Tiptoe Through The Tulips')

21. Bird Of Paradise


22. Gladioli

Dame Edna Everage / Barry Humphries

23. Pansy


24. Forget Me Not

Dementia Friends / Alzheimer's Society

25. Lily

'The Scaffol

Here is Vincent Van Gogh's painting, 'Sunflowers' ...

To finish, here are William Wordsworth's poem ...

You might like to read this out together?

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud


I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.

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Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.


He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 


The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

To this end, 'Guest Blogs' are VERY welcome, but bearing in mind that no images of clients are to be used without their express written informed consent.

Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.


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