Greengirls has just received an S.O.S from a gardener in the north country. Al from Soudan has himself quite a head-scratcher. He writes:
A friend and I seem to be the only ones in the Lake Vermilion area to have this flower…and we have no idea what it is. We would love to know because people ‘oh’ and ‘ah’ and makes us feel guilty that we don’t label things in our gardens.
We are strong people here on the Iron Range — If it’s a weed, we can handle the truth.
Wow. We are flattered that such stoic people would ask for our help. I sent Al an email to make double dog-gone sure that a blog post about his mystery plant would not damage his Iron Range street cred.
Do it… My friend, who also has the mystery plant, had on display at Erickson’s Hardware Hank in downtown beautiful Tower. No one knew or even came forward. Do what you will.
So what is the answer to this Iron Range riddle? If you are the first GG reader to correctly identify Al’s mystery plant, we’ll send you a mystery prize.