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EDITOR’S LETTER: April Fool’s Game

By newsletter editor-in-chief Karen England, for Let’s Talk Plants! April 2023.

Ever play the game Two Truths and a Lie?

WiX stock photo of kids playing Truth-Truth-Lie or so you are led to believe..

According to (Two Truths and a Lie: 100 Great Lie Examples & How to Play - Parade: Entertainment, Recipes, Health, Life, Holidays) the game Two Truths and a Lie is usually played with a small group of people, but it can be played with just two people or a giant group of people, too, (such as the members of the San Diego Horticultural Society).
To start, one person has to give three statements about themselves to the rest of the group. In this case, I am giving SDHS newsletter readers three horticultural statements in this column. The trick is: all of the statements aren’t true — two of the statements given are factual and one is a lie.

After you’re finished reading, take a guess at which statement is made up and find out the answer below. Once you've mastered growing a keyboard then move on to growing the cumputer to go with it!

Truth or Lie? 1. As an editor, stuck indoors for days on end working at my computer, I was intrigued to learn that I could bring the outdoors inside by growing a keyboard. Grow a Keyboard: 10 Steps (with pictures) - Instructables

Truth or Lie? 2. I have written three other April Fool’s Day columns for the SDHS before now: in 2020 I wrote APRIL FOOL'S DAY BOTANY: Echinocereus dahliaeflorus ( and then in 2021 there was this article EDITOR'S LETTER: I'm Just An April Fool . . . ( and in 2022 PRESIDENT’S LETTER: Oh, How I Love An April Fool! (

 Bet you thought of the Donut Peach tree when you first read this third truth or lie, but no, good guess though. Maybe you want a Donut "Stark Saturn" White Peach Tree anyway? Try online here:

Truth or Lie? 3. There are donut seeds! If you decide to plant some donut seeds, over time you may end up with more seeds than you need, so here’s a handy printable seed packet for you to use for the extras. Doughnut Seeds Free Printable Packet - Printables 4 Mom


Karen England, San Diego Horticultural society president and newsletter editor-in chief.

Karen England loves a good garden joke and finds humor just about everywhere including horticulture! Oh! and, although only pranksters plant keyboards in order to "grow" them, she's sorry to break it to you, but there are no donut seeds.


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