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Grow Milkweed and Help Save the Monarch Butterflies

By dave
September 23, 2015

Could the monarchs one day actually go extinct? It's not unheard of. The loss of milkweed is directly related to the loss of monarchs. Let's all grow milkweed and preserve this majestic species of butterfly.

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Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas
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Poohdaddy
Sep 23, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Always great info Dave! Just to add, I found Native American Seeds in Junction, Texas has a Monarch Survival Kit with six varieties of Milkweed. It is a little pricey but I think well worth it to get a stand going on the different milkweeds. All I had was the tropical variety so it was good to get others available.
Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas
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Poohdaddy
Sep 23, 2015 6:00 PM CST
BTW, I had three Monarchs flying around this evening. That's two more than I had last year Hurray! Hurray!
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Sep 24, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Thanks for that info @poohdaddy. Its just what i've been waiting to read!
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Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas
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Poohdaddy
Sep 25, 2015 6:37 AM CST
texaskitty111 said:Thanks for that info @poohdaddy. Its just what i've been waiting to read!

SFA plant sale on Oct 3 is going to have a couple of varieties in their sale. I think they will be one gallon plants. Also, come to the Walker County Master Gardener's "Texas Pollinators Garden Symposium" on Oct 16th and stay over for our Fall Plant Sale and Butterfly Festival on Saturday, Oct 17th. We will have a couple varieties of milkweed and all kinds of Butterfly Bushes/Plants. See our webpage or Facebook page. At Symposium, speakers will be Felder Rushing, Henry Flowers, Chris Moore and Dotty Woodson.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Sep 25, 2015 11:27 AM CST
Thanks for that info too. I ordered my milkweed kit.

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I bought it even though it's very expensive for what is a weed, and, i dont even like the flowers. But, they do have a variety of milkweed in the kit, and i plan to spread it down the edge of my 400 ft driveway with my 2 pounds of other butterflies mix.
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