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By Cheryl Truman
PARIS — Here’s your problem, Kentucky gardeners: You’re not growing enough milkweed.
True, milkweed generally is not a showy plant, and a name that ends with weed isn’t the kind of moniker that sets gardeners’ hearts aflutter. Milkweed is not generally stocked by the big-box stores, because gardeners generally want big, showy blooms.
But without enough milkweed, we lose out on one of the showiest creatures known: the monarch butterfly, which uses milkweed to feed its larvae.
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