Hello MarchMadnessersandessesandothers, and happy Friday!

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

Oh lovely Friday, we salute you. How? By goofing off in your honor.

Before we get started with the silliness, our beloved Experts on are on a much-deserved break, so let’s admire their adorableness:


And then move on to the plant puzzler:

???Real or Fake???

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

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

Let’s see how you answered:

Steph from Indianapolis wrote, “REAL…you won’t stump me this time!”

Alissa from South Dakota wrote, “congrats on the win :P . I am going with real this week!”

Martha from Plowing Through Life wrote, “This looks real to me!”

Dave from Our Happy Acres wrote, “You stumped me on the Ficus for sure! That’s gotta be the weirdest faux tree I’ve ever seen. As for the geranium, it looks like a painting to me, or a print. Is that real? I’m calling it an artistic rendering of a real geranium.”

Tina from Canada wrote, “Pretty, perfect, symmetrical, summery AND REAL. My mother-in-law loves fake blooms to “add” to her real plants. Her whole kitchen is filled with tchochkies and little “displays” of plants, photos, even on the kitchen island. She actually does have a fake geranium that looks quite good for fakin’ it.

Who”designs” fake flowers anyway? Maybe it’s like this: “See ya later honey! Just going to the office. Frank wants that proposal for a fake gardenia for Friday and I haven’t got the quote on the fake soil yet from Bob.””

Hahahahaha! Funny lady, Tina!

Heather Hjortnaes from Wisconsin wrote, “Real geranium. The curling , browning leaf in front and the remnants of budding on the flower are evidence enough. Only the pungent smell would seal the deal…. iPad 4’s next feature?”

That’s 5 votes real, 0 votes fake, and one vote a painting.

What’s the real answer?

Let’s take a longer view:

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

Real! And very cool for blooming indoors!

Steph, you were first with the correct answer, which makes you the best answerer. Well done! For being so speedy, you’ve earned the title of “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Man, I’m So Fast Those Indy Cars Ain’t Got Nothing on Me, I’m a Blur, Check Me Out in Your Rearview Window, That’s Right, I’m Awesome and I’m Very Beautiful and Funny, Too.” Congratulations! You may multiply all the prizes by electricity!

You’re all winners in my book. To show my gratitude for you playing, I’d like to award each of you the following prizes: Free basketball for the next three weekends, two hooply hoops, 16 1/2 bragging rights, extra brackets, an almond milkshake, three moon-walking piglets, one legend, amazing gravy, nine twinkly toes, 14 bonus points, an A+, a bouquet of tulips, one feathery poem, two wins, and your very own marching band. Congratulations! Thanks so much for playing!

Up next, the new puzzler:

???Real or Fake???

Is this plant 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, March 28th, 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 tomorrow, hope to see you here.