That garden would flourish and bloom and grow like none you had ever planted before. You would never have to weed it or re-seed it or cultivate it. There would be butterflies and bugs and worms to delight every child.
The milkweed and our beautiful monarch butterfly are intricately bound together in one of the most fascinating acts of nature and, indeed, a beautiful mystery. So, what has happened that there is a market for the seeds of this almost homely plant with poisonous leaves, a plant growing wild and really considered a pest to some farmers?