Hi everyone! First, I should probably explain that I have NEVER been much of a gardener.. However, got a new house this past year... bare yard. One flower bed doing beautifully... Although, not sure how to maintain it.. I did some trimming and they don't look so hot! :( but that's for another day..... Hubby bought some milkweed (tiny ones) and some plants with little lavender flowers that spread like crazy... so in an oval (7-8 ft diameter) there are milkweed in the center maybe 20-30 and the creeping purple flowers around the outside. Milkweed is now about 5 ft tall. Pods are FILLED with what look like lightning bugs.. and now have a white stringy look to them. Are they dying? What is with the bugs???? What do I do? In the beginning we had LOTS of caterpillers, now I only see a few. Do I need to do anything special to help the caterpillers? I have NO IDEA what I am doing... Hubby buys plants, I take care of them... HELP!!! :( An ignorant gardener!!!