Posted: Oct 06, 2015 2:24 pm
by ScholasticSpastic
The_Piper wrote:I don't need to plant them, they grow naturally. I leave a big patch unmowed, it's one of my best insect viewing areas.
I get monarchs and viceroys among the hoard of six-leggers. :)


I don't even understand why people consider them a weed. Beautiful flowers in the summer, fascinating pods in the fall, plus they're usually crawling with milkweed beetles and lovely caterpillars and they attract some of the most striking North American butterfly species. I can't see why they couldn't be worked into a formal landscape with some ornamental onions and some nice foliage plants. :dunno:

But, no, we need our yards to be lawns. Because reasons. Probably chiefest among those reasons being a spectacular failure of the imagination. :roll: