Thursday, February 28, 2008
I read the letter about planting milkweeds for butterflies.
My experience with milkweeds goes back to when I was a teenager, and thought it would be a great idea to drop a few seeds in a two acre field by our house.
Sure enough they spread like wild fire, and I got a job pulling them out (not entirely voluntary).
Milkweed usually takes several years to establish itself from seeds. It won't flower during the first year.
Paradigm will probably develop the property before the milkweed has a chance to spread very far. However, since the real estate market is not very good at this time, you may see the milkweed flower before the bulldozers come.