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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Sep 11, 2015 5:10 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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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
I garden for the pollinators.
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Sep 11, 2015 9:05 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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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!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Sep 11, 2015 5:45 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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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
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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Sep 11, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Wonderful podcast! Thanks so much, Trish and Dave! Hurray!
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Sep 11, 2015 10:44 PM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
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[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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Sep 12, 2015 4:34 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
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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Sep 12, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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