|Yellow Butterfly Weed--the great survivor|
Three summers ago when I ordered multiple packets of seeds, all of which were finer than most house dust, I transplanted the little seedlings that sprouted and watched with disappointment when some of the herbs or flowers failed to thrive, or so I thought. One such flower was the Yellow Butterfly Weed.
The front bed was weeded faithfully, and I recalled extracting quite a few plants that resembled Fireweed. This summer I fell behind, and in spite of me more of the Fireweed-type plants again came up. Flower buds formed. The Things I get to do today allowed me time to be curious finally, just for a moment. "Rush less," "look more" were one the list as well. The buds were orange-gold.
So I'm embarrassed to say that in my haste during the past three summers, this lovely flowering perennial was never allowed to bloom. Silly me. Lessons from Asclepias Tuberosa.