I have tropical milkweed I overwintered setting buds so I'll have some blooms ready for the first little beauties this year, not to mention the shiny green leaves beckoning to mama Monarch! A few of my swamp milkweed is beginning to show the first bits of green poking up through the soil and I have some common mw I started late last fall in six packs that will be ready to hit the road running once the nights warm up enough to put it out in the big pots. That plant produces such BIG leaves, it's going to be my food backup this year.
For nectar plants, I purchased a few old fashioned Pentas last fall on closeout at the local nursery and they're going to be one of my main nectar plants this spring. I rooted some cuttings from them and with the mama plants, I have quite a few to plant out as soon as the nights warm up a bit. You all have taught me well and I'm READY (unlike last year).
Spring, start your engines ...