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I planted this little cutie at work today and it made me happy for multiple reasons.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Gazania flower

For one, I’m planting flowers in late October, because that’s life in Phoenix, Arizona. Another reason is that it’s such a cheerful flower – I love Gazanias! So cute!

Also, most importantly, Gazanias remind me of mr_subjunctive at Plants Are the Strangest People, because they are the official celebratory flower of that blog. I like thinking about mr_s, and I realized it’s been too long since I blogged myself or read other people’s blogs.

So thanks, little flower, for reminding me that it feels good to share the plant love.


Good To Grow, Liza's photos, more flowers, less violence

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, chollo plant in red rock country

The best flowers are at the farmers’ market.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, farmers' market flowers

From the farmers’ market, that is.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, farmers' market flowers

Super pretty blooms, in late afternoon:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Caesalpinia pulcherrima

So lovely! Caesalpinia pulcherrima flowers, or Red Bird of Paradise. In Albuquerque, we have yellow ones, which are pretty, but not stunners like these.

I do have an all-new Ask the Experts Panel for you, but it’ll take me a day or two before I can have it ready to publish. So that means you still have time to guess the puzzler, in which I asked if these flowers are real or fake:

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

Leave your best guess in the comments section. I’ll reveal the answer and the winners after the Experts Panel. Imaginary prizes will abound for all who play. Good luck, and thanks for playing!

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About Me

Hi! My name is Liza. Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! I'm a Midwestern gal now living in Arizona, after many years of living in and owning a plant care business in New Mexico.

Plants are living, breathing creatures, and if they're indoor plants, they are 100% dependent on human care. They cannot water themselves.

I can beautify your home, office, or patio with plants and flowers. I have 13 years of experience growing plants, and friendships.

Please let me know if you have questions or if you would like help with your plants or garden. You can reach me at lizatheplantlady (at) gmail (dot) com or follow me on Twitter, Lizawheeler7.

All photos are mine unless otherwise noted. All content is also entirely my hard work. If you'd like to use any content or photos, all you have to do is ask. If you take without asking, you are a thief. And thieves suck. So don't suck. We have a deal? Good.