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ATP Podcast #95: Save the Monarchs: Grow Milkweed!

By dave
September 11, 2015

In this episode Dave and Trish discuss the plight that the monarch butterflies are facing, and talk about some of our favorite milkweed species that we recommend people grow.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 11, 2015 5:10 AM CST
I planted three varieties of Milkweeds for the Monarchs several years ago. I recently saw one or two of this year's swarm of Monarchs on the Abelia just outside a front window. Always gives me a bit of a thrill. Smiling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 11, 2015 9:05 AM CST
Great podcast about the Monarch Butterfly!

It's so sad about the loss of the Monarch's and I truly agree that we as gardeners need to start planting more host plants (Milkweed) for these beautiful Butterflies that are declining at drastic rates.

LOL, yep Passiflora is a host plant for the beautiful Gulf Fritillary Butterfly!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 11, 2015 5:45 PM CST
I just ordered Asclepias tuberosa plants from Santa Rosa gardens on clearance for only $3.99 each. Free of neonics too! They only have 6 left so if anyone wants them you best hurry before they're all gone. Also there are coupon codes for Santa Rosa that are applicable even to the clearance prices. Here's the link from the Garden Deals forum:
The thread "Santa Rosa Gardens - Labor Day Sale + Coupon Codes!" in Garden Deals forum
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Sep 11, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Wonderful podcast! Thanks so much, Trish and Dave! Hurray!
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Sep 11, 2015 10:44 PM CST
[quote="flaflwrgrl"]I just ordered Asclepias tuberosa plants from Santa Rosa gardens /quote]

You will love their stuff. First rate. And some of the best packaging I have seen. Purchased from them 3 times. They have a late season sale on everything BTW - prob in a month or so.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 12, 2015 4:34 AM CST
This is my second time ordering from them & I was delighted with the first time so I'm sure this order will be as great as the last.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 12, 2015 10:16 AM CST
I've ordered from Santa Rosa Gardens a couple of times too and will be ordering again in the spring. They are A+ in my book for healthy plants as well as great packing and fast shipping!

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