DaphneMystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.
Carol Greenthumb had spent many years growing her prized and beloved Daphne odoras. They are beautiful flowered shrubs. These wonderful plants are perfect for the dry, hot area that Mrs. Greenthumb lives in, as they need little water, and they are her favorite plants.
Carol had to go on a month-long vacation and she had a dilemma. She needs someone to watch her garden to make sure that all the plants were taken care of. She decided to let her coworker, Maybelle Flower, watch the garden. Mrs. Greenthumb gave Maybelle very specific instructions on the care of the yard and told her to be very careful with the expensive Daphne odoras.
When Mrs. Greenthumb returned from her vacation, Maybelle was in the yard with the police detectives and the prized shrubs were missing. Maybelle was telling the detective that someone must have stolen the expensive plants because they had just been there the night before. Mrs. Greenthumb overheard her co-worker saying that she had taken care of the plants all month. Maybelle said that she had watered them every day and they were more beautiful then ever.
At that moment, Carol Greenthumb interrupted and told the detective to arrest Maybelle.
How did Mrs. Greenthumb know it was Maybelle that took the plants?
HintRe-read the first paragraph.
AnswerDaphne odora is a type of plant that requires very little water. If it is watered too much, it will die. When Maybelle told the detectives that she had watered the plants every day and that they looked more beautiful than ever, Mrs.Greenthumb knew that Maybelle was lying.
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