this winter weed stem, standing about 1 meter tall, looks fragile. but it has survived all of our northern winter, including 1.5 meters of snow in february alone. but thursday may be it’s last stand. we, and most of the middle of the country, have an epic blizzard blowing in. because the temperature will be hovering right around freezing, we will probably get gifted with a mix of heavy snow and freezing rain. even this hardy minnesotan will be tested to her limits. oops, i mean it, it will get tested to its limits. a little freudian slip there.
late winter weed stem (purple loosestrife)