Milkweed and Solidago: Wonderful article!

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Milkweed and Solidago

By Catmint20906
October 24, 2014

Native plants possess tremendous value for the backyard gardener. They add beauty, provide important habitat and food for native pollinators and other wildlife, help to preserve our natural heritage, require little maintenance once established, and serve to control soil erosion through well-adapted root systems. Current estimates indicate that, of the 20,000 plant species native to North America, almost 25 percent are at risk of becoming extinct. In this article, I will focus on two native species you might want to help preserve by planting them in your own garden: Milkweeds and Solidagos.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 23, 2014 6:47 PM CST
This is a very informative, well rounded & wonderfully written article Catmint. A perfect pair, the Milkweed and Goldenrod; 2 must haves for the garden. Thumbs up
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 ~~



Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Oct 24, 2014 4:00 AM CST
Great article? And thanks for the link to the way station site, I did not know about this. As it happens my yard has almost all these plants, so maybe I'll register and keep doing it on purpose now.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Oct 24, 2014 4:47 AM CST
I had ordered seeds for Asclepias tuberosa, but now will obtain some goldenrod too.
Both of these plants will be given more respect in my garden.
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Oct 24, 2014 5:36 AM CST
Ann, Judy, and Caroline: Thanks so much for your kind words! Thank You! I so enjoyed raising Monarchs this past summer and hope others will also keep them--and other pollinators--in mind while they are gardening! Thank You!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso

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