Hello cinnamon sticks, and welcome back to the Good To Grow site.

My experts are on hiatus until after the New Year, but we don’t want to forget them, right? Of course not! Let’s admire their adorableness:

Aw! Then move on the plant puzzler.

Good To Grow’s Plant Caption Puzzler!

Last week, I asked you to write a caption for this photo:

Let’s see how you guessed:

Ivynettle from Letters and Leaves said, “Looks like a classic case of getting caught in a closing… what is that? Cabinet door? Drawer? Those silly Epipremnums, always growing down over doors and drawers!”

Well, that’s not much of a caption, but she’s right – Epipremnums (Epipremnum aureum, Scindapsus aureus, Scindapsus pictus, Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, Golden Queen, Silver Vinethis plant has lots of names) do grow all over the place. This particular plant grew itself right into the cabinet doors – dummy!

mr_subjunctive from Plants Are the Strangest People wrote, “WANTED: Clerical Position in Fast-Paced, Dynamic Corporate Environment. Applicants Should be Green and Leafy, and Possess Strong Communication and Organizational Skills. EEOC.”

Hahaha! That’s awesome mr_s!

villager from Our Happy Acres wrote, “Hey, You, Get Off My Vine!”

That’s very funny, too, villager! I can’t stop singing that song now, but I won’t hold that against you.

goofy wrote, “Hi, Tina. I’m here with CNN Live coverage of the world’s first-ever attempt to reach, by way of its sheer north face, the icy summit of Mt Steelcase. What you’re seeing from CNN helicopter camera technicians is the courageous climbing duo of Gerhard Bugnartz and Hans Pitonschenhaus, natives of the charming Swiss Alps village of Ludebeck. As you can see, the exhausted mountaineers, now in their tenth day of ascent, are mere inches from reaching the peak of this treacherous and horrifying slab of ancient earth.


(Cut the cameras!…What?!?!? I SAID: CUT the goddamn cameras!! Now!!).

We will now return to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, a Turner Classic movie.”

Gerhard Bugnartz? Hahahahahaha! As far as I know, goofy doesn’t smoke crack – he’s just naturally hilarious and imaginative. That was perfect, goofball, thanks for once again making me laugh.

All of you guys were great with your captions. So what do you think of the new puzzler – should we try it again in the new year? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

For playing this week, each of you have earned a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three french hens…nah, I’m just kidding. You’ve each earned a very Merry Christmas, 10 imaginary lords-a-leaping, oodles of warmth and cheer, 25 gold stars, bragging rights from now until March, a tip of my hat, a toast to your brilliance and of course, eternal glory. Thanks so much for playing!!

So that does it for me until 2011. I’m taking a break from writing so I can hit the new year running. I hope to see you back here. I feel a little bad for leaving you empty handed for a week, so here are some cookies for you:

You just have to drive to Albuquerque and pick them up yourself. I’ll leave them on the front steps. Enjoy – they’re chocolate ginger snaps!

I wish all of you a very happy New Year!!