Saturday, June 28, 2014

Got Milk(weed)?

For the first time in 2 years, the milkweed have managed to flower this year.  (Between deer and drought they've had a rough time.)

Yesterday I saw 2 monarchs hovering around the sweetly-scented blooms and was also delighted to notice that there were bees too.  (Bees of any kind have been very scarce this year.  I've not even seen any of the destructive carpenter bees - yet.)

Anyway, I wish you could smell these blooms.  Like honey.

While the bees and butterflies were busy, yours truly has been just as busy. 

Check out the Veg Page, Garden Projects Page and the Flowers Page. (Sidebar links)  Yep, I'm obviously feeling much better this year and the gardens are getting way more attention these days.

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  1. I have always grown a patch of milkweed in the veg garden--I found it attracted bad bugs to it (hence, they left my vegetables alone). It spreads like the dickens and is a chore to keep manageable, but I love it and will always let it grow.

    You have been busy!! Good to see you're back to feeling much better.

    1. The asclepias incarnata milkweed does not spread and only attracts bees and butterfly. The common milkweed (check label) is only good for Japanese beetles and spreads like fire. Yeah, I'm kinda firing on all cylinders right now... :-)

  2. Can certainlysee your health is much improved on last year :) Great news!!

    1. Oh, I have my down days, Dani. But I'm in a much better frame of mind and have plans and goals again. I just try not to overdo... :-D


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