Coming or going?

Butterfly weed’s bright orange blossoms are so striking, though in our garden this flower seems to be more enticing to bees than butterflies.

honeybee on butterfly weed

Every year it starts forming seed pods before I think it should. The orange has been replaced by 35 seed pods (and counting).

six butterfly weed seed pods

But we got a surprise this week: a few new buds opened up alongside the seed pods.

butterfly weed in bud and in seed

Summer isn’t quite over yet.

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