pod person

My milkweed plants are growing and sprouting pods!

Milkweed pods

Last year the plants didn’t get large enough to flower, but this year several of them are doing quite well!

Milkweed pods

I haven’t seen any butterflies around them, and the leaves are distinctly uneaten, so I am guessing that they didn’t attract any monarchs. There are several smaller plants that didn’t flower this year, so hopefully in future years I’ll have enough that butterflies are more likely to visit. These plants are also helping to fill in the bed on the side of the garage, so the more of them there are, the fewer weeds I have to pull!