Let's Remember the Monarchs

Posted by @SCurtis on
Let's all plant a butterfly garden this year to help the butterflies and bees.

Hey, everyone: With spring maybe eventually coming soon, we will be able to start planting for spring! When I think of spring, I normally think of all the flowers, bees, and butterflies. If you are like me, you already have some butterfly and bee seeds ready to be planted to help the population. But let's remember the Monarchs also this year and all include some milkweed seed! Some places are offering somewhat-free milkweed seed for the price of a stamp (and a donation if you want to donate). Although some milkweed species can be invasive, they come in so many different colors, and as annuals or perennials, so it should be pretty easy to find the right fit for you.

This website says it'll send you the correct milkweed for your area, but if you order from another place, make sure to get a plant that is local to your area. Luckily, for most of the United States. there are a few for each region to choose from.

Here's the link to get your free-ish seed: http://www.livemonarch.com/fre...

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(Credit for photos go to Prairie Moon Nursery)

Comments and discussion:
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Ooooooooh! Thanks so much! by DrKMcK Mar 28, 2015 5:39 PM 0
Region specific milkweed. by RavenCroft Mar 28, 2015 5:42 AM 0
Count me in ! by Weedwhacker Mar 27, 2015 11:08 AM 2
More Milkweed! by mellielong Mar 27, 2015 11:04 AM 8
I had Monarchs last year! by jvdubb Mar 26, 2015 7:04 PM 9

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