By newsletter editor-in-chief Karen England, for Let’s Talk Plants! April 2023.
Ever play the game Two Truths and a Lie?
According to Parade.com (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.
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 (sdhortnews.org) and then in 2021 there was this article EDITOR'S LETTER: I'm Just An April Fool . . . (sdhortnews.org) and in 2022 PRESIDENT’S LETTER: Oh, How I Love An April Fool! (sdhortnews.org)
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