Each spring, part of one of my flower beds is allowed to grow “wild” with milkweed, hoping to entice a monarch butterfly or two to stop by and feast or find a spot to lay eggs.
See: MILKWEED PLANTS
Milkweed flower buds
Newly formed Milkweed Pod
Autumn brings the growing season to a close. Fruits and vegetables have ripened, plants and trees have finished their life’s cycle.
However, in looking closer, we find the promise of hings to come, even in the drying husks of milkweed plants.
Open milkweed pod, dispersing seeds of life
Even the last flutter of milkweed fluff holds the secret of rebirth.