Attracting Butterflies To Your Garden
Planting milkweed is the key to creating the habitat that monarchs need to survive. We cover the top ten plants to have in your garden for attracting butterflies.
5 Tips For Planting Milkweed #FiveonFriday #gotmilkweed
Milkweed is essential for monarch butterflies, so everyone is encouraged to plant it! These tips for planting milkweed will bring those monarchs to your...
Which Native Milkweeds Should You Plant for Monarch Butterflies?
Want to help monarch butterflies? Be careful when selecting your milkweed. Not all plants that go by the common name of “milkweed” are the food that these butterflies need. Want to save…
Stop Milkweed Pests From Ruining Milkweed For Monarchs
You started growing milkweed for monarchs, but those annoying milkweed pests had other plans for your butterfly garden. It's time to take back your milkweed
Where To Look For A Monarch Chrysalis In The Butterfly Garden
Have you ever seen a monarch chrysalis in your butterfly garden? If not, here are 50 places to look for them, including props you can put up to help them.
how to grow and germinate milkweed
Follow our instructions for starting milkweed from seed, including Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), and Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata). We have found these techniques best for good growing results.
Myths and Facts About Butterfly Host Plants
It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and which ones to choose.
Milkweed Shortage Sparks "Alternative Fuels" for Hungry Monarch Caterpillars
Monarch butterflies have made their way to Texas, but unfortunately not much milkweed greets them upon arrival. A harsh, dry winter preceded by drought and schizophrenic weather have left the sought-after perennial a no-show in many Texas gardens–and on roadsides and ranch land. Milkweeds, that is, any Asclepias species, are the
The monarch butterfly is the long-distance runner–or in this case, flier–of the insect world. No other butterflies migrate as far as the monarch of North America, which flies up to three thousand miles each year. Millions of these butterflies will fly from Mexico to Canada this spring, though populations in Florida don’t travel. Come autumn, they’ll return to overwintering sites in Mexico.