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CheerfulandLiterate

A semi-urban plant hoarder in Ontario, Canada.

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2022
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CheerfulandLiterate

Here comes the milkweed! This stuff wanders around a lot in the back of my garden. Easy to pull up, fortunately.

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emch

#hostplant

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gjones

These are so pretty when they bloom. Have you seen many monarchs in your garden? I planted a couple of varieties of milkweed 2 springs ago and last fall we had monarchs and monarch caterpillars feeding on them.

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CheerfulandLiterate

@gjones It is really hit and miss. I’ve had monarch caterpillars on them some years but not others... Nice to hear they’re visiting you! But I’ve had more success with the plants I grow for bees! Can’t wait for my anise hyssop to bloom as it’s constantly swarmed by bees!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2021
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CheerfulandLiterate

This is my favourite stage of the flower, before full bloom.

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grelis

You have so many beautiful plants in your garden!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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CheerfulandLiterate

My #milkweed buds look like dozens of tiny pink rocks. 💕

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regalshield

Oh my, it’s gorgeous!

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gjones

They do! It'll be so pretty when they open up💖

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kimguy

I hope you have some monarchs visit!!!💕

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kathy

Flowers are gorgeous

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maldavis

@CheerfulandLiterate .👍..beautiful!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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CheerfulandLiterate

Help me identify this plant! It's very tall (about five feet), with rigid hollow stems that almost look bamboo-like. #plantid Thanks in advance! 🙂

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MelanieAt

Asclepias incarnata Princess- swamp milkweed. A precious plant for the monarch butterfly.

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CheerfulandLiterate

Thanks, @melanieat ! Great to know. I am always trying to attract more bees and butterflies!

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MelanieAt

Oh that plant should be plenty popular then. Beloved by all nectar loving bugs.

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gjones

Nice photo! Great colour!

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