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Save the Monarch... planting Milkweed

So the title doesn’t sound all that impressive, what is…  the fact that there are people out there who believe in helping our butterflies. For those who know me,  know I also love hummingbirds, so I will be spending much time with the garden becoming a butterfly/hummingbird B & B. 192 more words


03.26.2015 Why did I make this image?

Here is another “What do you see” post.  This image is a swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and it reminded me of something right away.

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Nature's Free Mulch

Every fall as the leaves begin to drop I ask the gardeners to use them as mulch for our plant beds. I finally found a gardener who understands what organic gardening is all about and follows my “crazy” methods. 125 more words


Growing Tomato Plants and Monarch Cocoon Evidence of Advent of Spring

Yesterday the calendar marked spring’s first official day.  Despite longer periods of cold weather throughout the winter months than is usually experienced here in northwest Harris County, evidence of spring is busting out everywhere in the yard.   175 more words

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Plant milkweed!

Some great advice on species of milkweed and how to help the monarch cause. “No matter where you live, let’s be ready for 2015’s Monarchs. Plant milkweed with a vengeance so that the Monarch population can swell generation by generation over the summer and fall months. 14 more words

Glen Ellyn Students Lead Effort To Increase Monarch Butterfly Population

CHICAGO (CBS) – A new effort to try to increase the dwindling population of Illinois’ state insect, the monarch butterfly, was set to begin this weekend in the Glen Ellyn area. 325 more words