It was a nice surprise to find this sunny orange fella smack up against my rose bush this week. That's butterfly weed, or asclepias tuberosa. Unlike the other stuff that just wants to choke out my flowers so they can have all the dirt to themselves, this guy is handsome, and attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. He can stay.
How's it been where you are living? Have you been able to have flowers and vegetables this year?