Hello bambistas, and happy Friday!

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

Yay for Fridays and the weekend! We love you so!

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


And then go straight to the plant puzzler:

???Real or Fake???

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

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

Let’s see how you answered:

Claude from the Random Rants and Prickly Plants site wrote, “Ugh. fake. Ive had personal experience with fake daffodils… it was horrifying…. i need vodka…”

The Ficus wrangler from the Ficus Wrangler site wrote, “aside from the fact that this is September not April….fake.”

mr_subjunctive from the Plants Are the Strangest People site wrote, “Yup. Fake.”

Martha from the Plowing Through Life site wrote, “Fake!”

Ivynettle from the Letters and Leaves site wrote, “Fake, fake, fake, fake!”

Joseph Brenner of Texas wrote, “Definitely fake!(B>{D}”

Brenda Black wrote, “Daffodils are fake, everything else is real”

That’s seven votes fake, zero votes real.

What’s the correct answer?

I don’t have another photo to show you, so you’ll have to take my word for it when I say they are FAKE! Of course they’re fake – daffodils don’t bloom in September! Those fake daffodils look ridiculous. And ugly. They don’t improve the look of that area – they make it look worse! Yuck!

I’m not surprised that you guys nailed it – you have eagle eyes when it comes to spotting the fakes. Good job everyone!

I’d like to show my appreciation for you playing by awarding you each the following prizes: The title of Plant Puzzler Master Badass for the weekend, four block parties, 12 rave reviews, one used crystal ball, two wooden spoons, a backup hamstring, 11 1/3 extra credit points, five gifts, brown, three feathers in your cap, Tijeras Canyon, one stained glass window, a new dance move, two cheese sandwiches, a pair of yoga pants, one constellation named in your honor, Girard Boulevard, seven encouraging phrases, a new mattress, Claire, a coupon good for one voucher, Italian dressing, four poofy clouds, one Golden Retriever puppy, 34 spicy green beans, a decorative bowl, muy bien, three compliments on your outfit, one table lamp, two dreams come true, Muhlenbergia grass, an A+, oregano, 16 more points, three spare triceps, refreshing thoughts, one bouquet of wildflowers, a little more motivation, two good books, a new pair of boots, and one bottle of nail polish.

Congratulations! And thanks for playing!

Up next, a 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. You have until midnight MST (that’s 2a.m. EST) next Thursday, September 25th to cast your vote. I’ll reveal the answer and the winner(s) next Friday. The prizes may be imaginary but the link to your site and the glory of winning are oh-so-real.