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New Season: More Monarch Butterflies and Gardens

New Season: More Monarch Butterflies and Gardens

Time, attention, care, and love; this combination helps transform a bed into a haven for Butterflies, Bee (Bumble & Honey), Hummingbirds, and other animals. We are in our third year/season of raising Monarch Butterflies.  Our garden is comprised of “Butterfly Milkweed,” “Swamp Milkweed,” “Showy Milkweed,” and “Common Milkweed” for the purpose of the Laying of Eggs and the Feeding of Monarch Butterflies and Caterpillars.  We have planted over one hundred (100) plants, both in the Garden/Beds and in Pots for use in the habitats.  During the “Over Wintering” period, we germinate and sprout our harvested seeds; providing “naturalized” milkweed plants…
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Butterfly Garden Grows and Gains another Bed

Butterfly Garden Grows and Gains another Bed

With Germination and Sprouting of Seeds of multiple varieties of Milkweed and Pollinators, I have modified and repurposed the Azalea bed.  Several of our Azaleas did not overwinter well.  Our week of "extreme cold" (for Louisiana) took its toll.  These plants had to be removed.  Instead of replacing them with like Azaleas, I worked the bed with fresh compost (homegrown even).  I removed all signs of any Non-Monarch-Friendly pollinators.  Now we are only waiting for our last "cold snap," my maternal grandfather always told us not to plant before Good Friday. Here we wait with great anticipation and anxiety.  I…
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Monarch Garden Emerging from Winter

Monarch Garden Emerging from Winter

  We are in our third year/season of raising Monarch Butterflies.  Our garden is comprised of “Butterfly Milkweed,” “Swamp Milkweed,” “Showy Milkweed,” and “Common Milkweed” for the purpose of the Laying of Eggs and the Feeding of Monarch Butterflies and Caterpillars.  We have planted over one hundred (100) plants, both in the Garden/Beds and in Pots for use in the habitats.  During the “Over Wintering” period, we germinate and sprout our harvested seeds; providing “naturalized” milkweed plants for our visitors.  In addition,  we have planted over three hundred (300) seeds and/or bulbs of “Pollinator Plants” to provide a large variety…
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