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Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed Plants

Kaye Kitrell visits a citizen scientist’s monarch butterfly habitat to investigate the loving relationship between monarchs and milkweed plants.

How to Grow Milkweed

How to Grow Milkweed

Are you ready to grow Milkweed from seed? These step by step instructions show exactly how easy it is to grow your own milkweed plants. It& a very simple project that will result in Monarch Butterflies magically appearing in your yard.

5 Ways to Support Monarch Butterflies WHILE making 2016 your Best Monarch Season yet...

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Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Here's a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants — including those needed for butterfly larvae. #infographic #garden #gardening

UPDATED Infographic: Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Here’s a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants — including those needed for butterfly larvae. – New Gardening Ideas

There once was a time when trying to transplant milkweed with long taproots meant certain death. Try these 8 tips when transplanting, and watch your transplants not only survive...but thrive for monarch butterflies!

8 Tips to (Successfully) Transplant Milkweed with Taproots

There once was a time when trying to transplant milkweed with long taproots meant certain death. Try these 8 tips when transplanting, and watch your transplants not only survive.but thrive for monarch butterflies!

Spider Milkweed (Asclepias viridis) is the "welcome home milkweed" for monarchs migrating north from Mexico. Other butterflies, like this hairstreak, enjoy sipping nectar from its flowers.

5 Spring Plants That Could Save Monarch Butterflies

Spider Milkweed is one of the first milkweed varieties to come back each spring and host eggs for the returning monarch butterflies. Hairsteaks and other pollinators like to sip on its sweet nectar too.

A Companion Plant Idea for ALL Milkweed Varieties? Verbena bonariensis is a tall see-through nectar flower, which means it won't block out the sun from shorter milkweed plants. It also attracts a whole slew of pollinators, including many monarch butterflies...

7 Plantastic Companion Plants for Milkweed in the Garden

A Companion Plant Idea for ALL Milkweed Varieties? Verbena bonariensis is a tall see-through nectar flower, which means it won't block out the sun from shorter milkweed plants. It also attracts a whole slew of pollinators, including monarch butterflies.

Butterfly Host Plants Facts - It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and which ones to choose.

Butterfly Host Plants Facts - It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and which ones to choose.

We have always had Milkweeds in Florida, and we have always had Monarchs. What a glorious combination!  Google Image Result for http://www.joyfulbutterfly.com/articles/articleimages/monarchtropicalmilkweed.jpg

Milkweed plants are the sole host plants for Monarch butterflies. Here we discuss a few types of milkweed and Monarch preferences. Our plants and seeds are safe for butterflies!

A female will usually lay only one egg per milkweed plant to ensure enough food for each larva. The egg is usually laid on the underside of the leaf, and females prefer young plants. If you do find an egg, it is best to collect the entire plant, and put its stem in water as soon as possible. If necessary, you can just take the leaf on which it is resting. If Monarchs are reared in captivity, females will lay dozens of eggs on a single plant.

How to Rear Monarchs . But info pretty much the same for all butterflies, just need to check a few things like food/host plant, size, etc. for your chosen species

Native butterflies and the flowers they love | Gardening Project Idea & Tips | DIY Project Difficulty: Simple MaritimeVintage.com

North American Butterflies

Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard? We have a diverse population here at Ironside.

Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard?

container gardening Have you ever wondered, & do butterflies eat?& Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard?

Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Group

Monarch Watch- great resource for all things monarch! Get your FREE milkweed and waystation signs here!

Common Milkweed rises up in early spring to greet eggs-cited monarch mamas ready to start the next generation. http://monarchbutterflygarden.net/5-spring-plants-save-monarch-butterflies/

5 Spring Plants That Could Save Monarch Butterflies

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is a hardy perennial milkweed that supports spring monarch butterflies and caterpillars. It grows best separated from the rest of the butterfly garden

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

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