Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Milkweed for Monarchs

"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises." - Leo Buscaglia

Milkweed is the host plant of the Monarch Butterfly.  The Monarch has been in decline and there is a push for more milkweed to be planted to help its recovery.  I purchased some milkweed seed from rareseeds.com and was very pleased with the germination rate.  I believe it takes two years for the flower to bloom but occasionally some do bloom the first year.  I can't wait to get these in the garden.


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