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Sow Milkweed in November

Once milkweed pods (Asclepias species) dry and start to split open, collect the seeds and sow them directly where you want them to grow, covering them lightly with loose soil. They need a cold period in order to germinate, so winter … Continue reading

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Monarch Field Habitat

Having decided I must take action locally after my previous posts about the decline of Monarch butterflies, I contacted a fellow gardener who has kids in the local elementary school.  Previously, over the twenty plus years I’ve lived here, I had volunteered to do garden … Continue reading

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Monarch Update

I recently posted on the plight of the Monarch butterfly and things we can do to help. Mary Holland shared an awesome website that uses citizen science to track northward migrations of not just Monarchs, but other migrants as well. … Continue reading

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Help the Monarch Butterfly

After a record low year for monarchs we can’t help but think about what positive actions we can take to support this dramatic butterfly’s population. One easy thing: Plant some milkweed. Right around NOW is the perfect time to do … Continue reading

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