Hello squeegeebellizzz, and happy Friday!

Welcome back to the Good To Grow site, and thanks for being here.

My Experts are still on a break for the holiday season. They will return next Friday for a few weeks, before taking another break closer to Christmas.

Let’s admire their adorableness:


And move on to the puzzles.

???Real or Fake???

Last week, I asked if this Sansevieria was real or fake:

Let’s see how you answered:

Joseph Brenner wrote, “Real!”

Charlie Hebert wrote, “Gotta be real!”

Mary wrote, “Real”

Martha from Plowing Through Life wrote, “That has to be real!”

Tom from the Midwestern Jungle wrote, “Real! (It’s funny you mention lemon pound cake, one of my friends and I were just discussing our love of it yesterday)”

Claude from Random Rants and Prickly Plants wrote, “That looks pretty real to me”

Judy wrote, “looks so real its probably fake .”

Teresa Watson wrote, “Think it is real..”

Alissa wrote, “Real”

Megan wrote, “Real!”

That’s 9 votes real, one vote “probably fake.”

Wait, what? “Looks so real it’s probably fake” – Judy, Judy, Judy. What am I going to do with you? The whole point of these puzzlers is that fake plants look fake. And terrible. And ugly.

Since you said it looks so real, I’m going to go ahead and count your vote as real. That’s not cheating, is it? Nah.


That’s 10 votes real, zero votes fake.

What’s the correct answer? Let’s look at a wider angle:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, real or fake plant puzzler

It’s real! I spotted it at an office downtown and thought it would make a good puzzler.

Except that it wasn’t very good, because I didn’t stump any of you. You are all so smart! Well played!

Joseph, you were first with the correct answer, so that makes you the best answerer. For being so swift, you have earned the title of Most Speedy, Most Honorable, Most Spaghetti-like, Most Premier, Most Host, Most Grandest Champion of the Houseplant Universe and Beyond for the week. Congratulations! You may multiply all the prizes by four calling birds.

You’re all winners today. To show you my gratitude for playing, I’d like to award each of you the following prizes: One bottle of snake oil, three precious goods, 15-1/2 bragging rights, a Sansevieria moondance, six ice cubes, two Twinkies, refreshing lemonade, a bouquet of green striped flowers, 12 bonus points and a hot diggity dog. Congrats, and thanks so much for playing!

Up next, the new puzzler:

???Real or Fake???

Are these Poinsettias real or fake?

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, real or fake plant puzzler

Think you know the answer, smartyplants? Leave your best guess in the comments section or on my facebook wall. You have until midnight next Thursday, December 6th, MST (that’s 2a.m. EST) to cast your vote. I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) after next week’s panel of Experts. Remember, the prizes may be imaginary but the link to your site and the glory of winning are oh-so-real.

I’ll be back manana, hope to see you here.