Here's the last post of three on the topic of milkweed and monarchs... at least til next year...
|The milkweed flowers are rather pretty, I think. |
|Lots of insects are attracted by the bright colors and tasty pollen.|
|Seed pods form along the plant stalks.|
|The seed pods dry, break open, and send the seeds drifting in the wind like dandelion fluff.|
|We've saved some seeds to plant to keep the monarchs returning next year.|
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Amazing shot with the bee!ReplyDelete
Excellent post and pictures, plus love the milkweed! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Love the photo of the busy bee!ReplyDelete
It certainly has beautiful flowers. Inspired by you, I planted one milkweed plant. Now eagerly waiting for the insects to arrive.ReplyDelete
Im glad you saved seed to plant in the spring, your helping nature to move forward in many ways!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing and for the party!
Beautiful shots! I miss summer already.ReplyDelete
Which colourful blooms. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Have a very good week.
What lovely flowers, being all different colours!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful milkweed flowers. It must be a tropical variety as the native ones are not nearly as colorful and their seed pods are larger. The Monarch does not seem to care about their ethnicity.ReplyDelete
The flowers are prettier than I expected. I am glad to see milkweed around here because the Monarch butterflies rely on it to survive.ReplyDelete
Love to encourage friendly bugs in my garden especially the bees and praying mantis.ReplyDelete
Such pretty colors! The flowers are so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Pretty flowers and the bees love the flowers. Thank you for hosting. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
I understand why monarch butterflies will return to these flowers, so brightly colored!ReplyDelete
Have a fine day, Sue!
Lovely photos and flowers. Our kinds of wmilkweed look very different.ReplyDelete
Greetings from Germany
Without insects everything will perish! People must be careful...ReplyDelete
I like these kind of images and posts! Thank you very much!
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Your photos of the milkweed are beautiful!ReplyDelete
I tried to plant some before with no success yet. Will try again sometime because I love the butterflies!
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I'm not sure where you live, but milkweed seeds require a period of cold or they won't germinate in spring. We kept the in the frig for a couple of months and started them inside, then planted the seedling outside after the last frost. Great germination rate!Delete
I'm sure I have never seen milkweed here in the UK but i imagine that our bird species would love it because of those seed heads. Thanks for the chance to join in again Sue.ReplyDelete
Love them all, but the insect one is my favorite. Beautiful photography.ReplyDelete
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It looks like you fixed the linky!ReplyDelete
The milkweed flowers are so pretty, and we love that bee! Happy Wednesday, and thank you so much for hosting!ReplyDelete
The flowers of the milkweed are so pretty and the seeds unusual.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful flower and great shot of the bee there too.ReplyDelete
So so pretty! Thanks for hosting this each week.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous pictures! The details are breathtaking!ReplyDelete
The photos you have published are beautiful. Photo with the bee is excellent!ReplyDelete
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Amazing photos! Thanks for hosting...ReplyDelete
Love these pics! I'm looking into planting milkweed next year, since we're on the monarchs' migration route.ReplyDelete
Love the colorfulness of the photos. Great closeup of the bee or whatever it is.ReplyDelete
So very beautiful. So very colorful.ReplyDelete
Just beautiful! The colors are amazing!ReplyDelete