Hello evereebodeeeeezzzz, and happy Friday!

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

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 Euphorbia was real or fake:

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

Let’s see how you answered:

Claude from Random Rants and Prickly Plants wrote, “I know the answer, but after 3 weeks running I believe that I will let someone else have a chance. so im refusing to answer, which is really difficult for a know it all Texan and I hope you’ll appreciate the sacrifice that im making.”

Wow, Claude, your restraint is impressive!

Joseph Brenner wrote, “Real!”

Judy wrote, “real”

That’s two votes real, zero votes fake.

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

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

It’s real! And real purty! Healthy happy plant! Fake plants simply can’t come close to a real plant’s beauty.

You guys nailed it – good job! Claude, it was sweet of you to end your winning streak to give someone else a chance. For that, I’d like you to multiply all the prizes by cream cheese. Congratulations!

Joseph, you were the first with the correct answer, which makes you the best answerer. For being so speedy, you have earned the following title: “Fastest, Premierest, Firstest, Swiftest, Bestest, of High Moral Character, Most Intelligent, Coolest, Numero Unoest, Grandest Champion of the Houseplant Blog Universe and Beyond.” Well done! You may multiply all the prizes by 4.2%. Thanks for playing!

To show my appreciation for you playing, I’d like each of you to have the following prizes: July nights, August days, 15 extra credit points, one Central avenue, three dancing lessons, a souffle baked by Batman’s Aunt Edna, gum, one houseplant, a purple hummingbird, 11 more points, two sparkly seashells, a voucher good for one coupon, four shooting stars, color, five minutes, one fist bump, and salad. Congrats, and 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, July 18th, MST (that’s 2a.m. EST) to cast your vote. I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) next Friday. 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.