PDD Quiz: Twin Ports in Bloom

Stop and smell the roses with this week’s garden (and garden-adjacent) PDD quiz!

The next PDD quiz will review May 2024 headlines and will be published on May 26. Submit question ideas to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by May 22.


You’re a bloomin’ superstar! Way to go!

#1 What is the 2024 vegetable of the year for Duluth Community Garden Program’s “One Vegetable, One Community” initiative?

Learn more about the program on the Duluth Community Garden Program website.

#2 Pennell Park is home to this oldest existing garden club in Duluth.

Learn more about Pennell Park and the Duluth Heights Garden Club here.

#3 The Garden, a Canal Park event center, was formerly known by this name.

Read more about The Garden on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#4 In what year were roses first planted in Leif Erikson Park?

Duluth Parks Superintendent F. Rodney Paine first planted roses in Leif Erikson Park in 1930. In 1967, Ausma Klints designed a new rose garden for the park. The rose garden was rebuilt in 1994 after the I-35 expansion. Read more about the rose garden in Duluth’s Historic Parks by Tony Dierckins and Nancy S. Nelson; Ausma Klints’ obituary can be read here.

#5 Enger Park’s Japanese Peace Bell Garden features a replica of a Buddhist temple bell from this Japanese city.

Ohara Isumi became a sister city to Duluth in 1990; read more about the peace bell on the Duluth Sister Cities website.

#6 Which estate’s formal gardens reopened in 2022 after more than a year of restoration work?

Read more about the restoration project on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#7 The Children’s Memorial Garden, a place for families grieving the loss of a child, can be found in this Superior park.

The Duluth News Tribune reports on the Children’s Memorial Garden here.

#8 This estate’s conservatory was demolished in the 1930s, during its time as a children’s home.

Learn more about the history of Fairlawn here.

#9 Which program maintains public orchards in 16 locations throughout Duluth?

Learn more about Edible Duluth’s public orchards here.

#10 Superior Water Light and Power established a community solar garden at this Superior park in 2023.

Fox 21 reports on the project here.


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