Hello honeybees, and happy Friday!

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

Oh sweet Friday, we welcome you once again! You signal the end of the workweek and the beginning of our puzzler fun.

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


And then move on:

???Real or Fake???

Last week, I asked if these plants were real or fake:

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

Let’s see how you answered:

Joseph Brenner wrote, “Real.(B>{D=”

Claude from Random Rants and Prickly Plants wrote, “Real.”

Zeke Applegate wrote, “I think they are tropical.”

Nikki wrote, “I”m guessing real. Are they lady slipper?”

Hmmm. That’s three votes real, zero votes fake, one vote other?

What’s the correct answer?

Let’s take a wider view:

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

I don’t know if the wider view is definitive or not, but they were REAL! Cool looking as well. Corkscrew Rush, these were at the Ikea in Denver. They are weird-looking, water-loving plants. I’m surprised they were as healthy as they were, given their reputation for fickleness as houseplants (and that they were at a retail store as opposed to a nursery).


Good job Joseph! You were first with the correct answer, which makes you the best answerer. Well done! For being so speedy, this week you’ve earned the following title: Maneater, Ladies Man, Man’s Man, King of the World, King of the Road, King of Beers, Beerolicious, Delicious, FancyPants, FlashyPants, Flasholicious, Grandmaster Flash, Flash Gordon WINNER!!!!! Congratulations! You may multiply all the prizes by tacos.

Everyone’s a winner! To show my appreciation for you playing, I’d like to award each of you the following prizes: April, your own fan base, 17 1/2 bonus points, a framed photo of a framed photo, 28 blue butterflies, even more basketball, 12 blessings, one road trip, a bespectacled peacock, three meaningful moments, an extra aura, six barbecued waffles, four roller skates, shampoo, a chunky necklace, seven mild temperatures, a full moon weekend, one mellow mountain range, two shrubs, five hard boiled eggs, an ocean of love, and lavish praise. Congrats, and thanks again for playing.

Up next, the new puzzler:

???Real or Fake???

This week’s puzzler was sent in by my long-time friend Stephanie, who lives in Indy. She asks, are these tulips real or fake?

Good To Grow, 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, April 3rd, MST (that’s 2a.m. EST) to cast your vote. I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) next week. Remember, the prizes may be imaginary but the link to your site and the glory of winning are oh-so-real.