When the boyfriend first bought his house, he dabbled a bit in the yard, but most of his home improvement mojo was focused on more urgent matters indoors. (Oh, curse you HGTV and the plague of sponge painting you unleased on the American home!) Though not much to look at, the yard does have a few interesting perennials and, as my attentions shift from gardening to landscaping, I’ve made it a point to learn more about them.
Barely a foot tall with little yellow flowers, this plant is a serious head-scratcher. Try as I might, I cannot idenify it. As I walk out to the compost bin, it often catches my eye.
“What are you?”
It smiles, smug and silent in the shade of the garage.
“Do you know what this is? Does it look like anything you’ve ever seen before?” Everyone who comes to the house is subjected to this plant pop quiz. I’ve gotten no answers, only puzzled looks.
So, what’s your best guess? The first reader with the correct answer (and valid email address) will get a mystery Greengirls surprise… No, it’s not a free subscription to the Star Tribune.