Hello out there!

We’ve been playing a guessing game for the last couple of days, which has been very entertaining for me (and hopefully interesting for you). While I received some creative guesses, no one has nailed the answer just yet to the question of how I plan to repurpose the hanging storage unit I used to have in my closet.

I do have another clue, but I’m pretty sure it will be a dead giveaway. So I’m going to hold off on revealing that clue, and give you a little more time to come up with other guesses. This will also buy me a little time, as my weekend work schedule is heavily loaded.

Keep the guesses coming, please, in the comments section. There will be imaginary prizes mailed to all who play. In the meantime, here’s a new bloom on my Schlumbergera. It’s a little stunted from too much water, but I think it’s pretty just the same:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Schlumbergera bloom


Yesterday I asked you to guess what this (awkwardly photographed) object was:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Guessing Game

Let’s see how you answered:

Chris Gonzales wrote, “Ventilated, folding stand up storage.”

He added, “I missed one part, hanging.” And, “I have to learn to read the whole question before I answer, sorry. It lives in the closet.”

Judy Burrier wrote, “hanging closet”

Mary Fox wrote, “Sleeping quarters for cats.”

FlowerAlley wrote, “Shoe-keeper for a closet.”

So, who’s correct?

Well, pretty much everyone.

It is designed to be a hanging storage unit for closets. It has nifty velcro tabs that fold over the bar in closets for convenient hanging, and can be used to store clothes, shoes, whatever. It’s sturdier than it looks.

This particular storage unit came from Ikea. I believe I spent seven dollars on it.

I recently swapped it out in favor of shelves. Rather than tossing it in the garbage, I stuck it outside until I could figure out a new purpose for it.

While I haven’t caught any of the neighborhood cats sleeping in it, I’ve caught a few of them investigating its presence. Which means the cat guess is valid in my opinion. (Plus, the guesser is my Mom, and she made me laugh, so she wins.)

Great job, everyone. Check your mail for your box of imaginary prizes – it should arrive any day now!

That brings me to the next phase of the guessing game: Can you guess what this storage unit’s new mission is going to be? How have I decided to repurpose it?

The following photo isn’t so much a hint as it is emphasis on one feature that will be very useful for the unit’s new mission:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Guessing Game Part Two

Leave your best guess in the comments section. I look forward to hearing what you think. Good luck!


Ok, who would like to play a bit of a game with me?

Step one will be to see if you can identify this object:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Guessing Game

I will give you some hints: 1) It is not in its natural habitat; 2) It’s awkwardly photographed (because it’s not in its natural habitat); 3) The entire object is not pictured (because it’s awkwardly photographed).

Once we’ve established what this is, we’ll move on to the next phase of the guessing game. Sound like a good plan? Leave your best guess in the comments section. Good luck! I’m looking forward to seeing where your imagination takes you!

I don’t feel so good:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Chayote

Us either:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Chayote

There’s a fine line between living and dying, and these chayote are on the cusp of seeing that. They had better hurry up and sprout.

Future poppy flower:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, future poppy flower

Thanks Billy – this really is the gift that keeps on giving!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Hippeastrum Love

Good to Grow, Liza's photos, Schlumbergera love

It worked!!!!!

…another photo with Dottie:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Dottie and me

She is safe and sound at her home in Sedona. Free at last, and on the mend. Finally feeling like herself again, pre-heart surgery.

For those of you who have never visited Arizona, Sedona is a special spot about an hour and a half north of Phoenix. Here’s a glimpse of what it looks like:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Dottie and me

It’s stunning. Definitely worth the detour if you come to the state to visit the Grand Canyon.

Yay for Dottie going home!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Chayote

Oh, Chayote, how I’ve missed you. I will not give up on you! I’ll keep trying to grow you until I succeed!

(Or until continuing to fail gets ridiculous.)


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About Me

Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have a plant care business here in town called Good To Grow. I can beautify your home, office, or patio with plants and flowers. I have 13 years of experience growing plants, and friendships.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

Please let me know if you have questions or if you would like help with your plants or garden. You can reach me at lizatheplantlady (at) gmail (dot) com or follow me on Twitter, Lizawheeler7.

All photos are mine unless otherwise noted. All content is also entirely my hard work. If you'd like to use any content or photos, all you have to do is ask. If you take without asking, you are a thief. And thieves suck. So don't suck. We have a deal? Good.




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