So Happy to see so many more people eager to Help Save The Monarchs!
Our Garden is a Certified Waystation with Monarch Watch and we grow three varieties in our Garden here in Missouri. In 2016 we released 315 Monarch Butterflies with 200 of those being tagged. Every year, we give away many Monarch eggs to local teachers for their classroom as we are always ready to #HelpSaveTheMonarchs.
We grow three types of Milkweed in our Garden and we give these away to people who stop by to inquire about our Waystation and Monarch Butterflies. I have extra seeds available for free to anyone willing to pay the postage. Sorry to have to insist on the postage paid, but paying the postage ourselves tends to get a little bit expensive anymore. Here are the free seeds available...all from the 2016 Summer growing season:
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
We always wintersow our milkweed seeds in January and let Nature do the rest. No watering trays at this point. (See photo)
One of the keys to saving Monarchs—for their survival now and in the future—is having lots of milkweed.
This year we are including Giant Swallowtail Butterflies in our efforts as each year we are seeing more and more GSwallowtails show up in our Garden to feast on the nectar of the Milkweed blooms and other flowers.
I am looking for someone who would be interested in trading some of their Wafer Ash Tree seeds (Ptelea trifoliata) in exchange for Milkweed seeds.
I've included photos of Giant Swallowtails visiting us in 2016, and some of our Monarch caterpillars & Butterflies, and Milkweed seeds overwintering! Enjoy!!
Have a Great Day! ~ grannyh.