Milkweed blooms late June/early July, scenting the entire neighborhood with a strong sweet fragrance.
By the end of August, the flowers have turned to pods.
Because we've had an extended autumn with few frosts and no snow, the pods scattered their seed in November this year.
Last autumn with early frosts and early snowfalls, the pods held onto their seeds until spring.
This picture was taken on a snowy day last February.