Hello race fans, and happy Friday!

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

It’s the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, or as everyone from Indiana calls it, race weekend. We’re here to kick off your holiday weekend with some puzzler action. Good times a’coming!

Our Experts are on a brief break, so let’s admire their adorableness:


So cute! And then move on to the plant puzzler:

???Real or Fake???

Last week, I asked if this Ivy plant 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, “Now that’s definitely fake”

That’s one vote for fake. Dang, I guess no one else felt like venturing a guess this week. That’s ok though.

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

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

Fake! I thought the color would be a dead giveaway. It’s not a terrible looking fake plant. I thought the veins were fairly intricate for plastic. But still, nothing can compare to the beauty of a real plant.

Claude, you nailed it, congratulations! Since you’re my only player this week, I thought I would try something a little different and combine your title with your imaginary prizes. For example, the title itself will be encrusted in jewels. Its edges will be lined with the finest silver. And the entire title will be wrapped in bacon strips.

So, your bejeweled, silver-lined, bacon-wrapped title is: Faster than Speedy Gonzales, Smarter than Wiley Coyote, Pricklier than Oscar the Grouch, and the Bestest, Biggest Plant Brain in Texas and Beyond and Champion of the Houseplant Blog Universe. Congratulations! That title comes with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy, and a meteor shower in your honor. Also, you may multiply your title by two independent films, a domesticated wolf, a weekend BBQ, and three ice cream sandwiches. Thank you so much for playing! And have a great weekend.

Up next, a new puzzler for you:

???Real or Fake???

Are these plants 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. You have until midnight MST (that’s 2a.m. EST) next Thursday, May 29th to cast your vote. I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) next week. 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.