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Essential Plants for a Great Butterfly Garden

Today’s post is from guest blogger Randy Schultz from American Meadows. Butterflies need our help and in this article he suggests plants that provide habitat for these beautiful creatures. Take it away Randy: Essential Plants for a Great Butterfly Garden … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Milkweed for New York?

A question came into Ask Gardenerd this week about milkweed plants and seeds: “Could you please recommend a reliable source to buy African milkweed? I would like to grow some in Rochester NY. Is this the correct kind for my … Continue reading

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Native Milkweed Only, Please.

I’ve been hearing it for awhile, especially from the native plant enthusiasts and experts among us: pull out non-native milkweeds, it’s making our Monarchs sick. What? Aren’t we supposed to be growing milkweed for Monarch butterflies, you ask. The answer … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Pruning Back Milkweed?

A question came into Ask Gardenerd this week that I even asked myself last year: “First year planting swamp milkweed for Monarchs – just had two butterflies exit their cocoons this morning. Had five plants this year – going big … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly Update – Rebirth!

For those who have been following our recent visitors to our milkweed plants, we have some exciting news. We were fortunate enough to catch the transformation of Monarch butterfly from caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly last week. (If you want … Continue reading

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Milkweed and Monarchs – Update

For those following the path of the Monarch butterfly migration, and for those providing milkweed as habitat for them along the way, you’ll be pleased to know that we have had a visitor over the past month in the Gardenerd … Continue reading

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Milkweed and Monarchs

Perhaps the most important part of any vegetable garden is the habitat surrounding the garden itself. Having a place where good bugs can thrive can be the difference between a successful garden, or one full of pests. Milkweed plays an … Continue reading

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