Our Monarch Butterfly Milkweed Sanctuary!

Posted on June 28, 2015 by

Monarch butterflies are increasingly having a difficult time maintaining their population. iphone 8 case slim fit One factor influencing their survival, is the limited about of their only food which is milkweed. card holder iphone 6 case We have a natural stand of milkweed in one of our fields which we have designated as a sanctuary for milkweed; meaning that we will let the patch grow with out any interference. swarovski iphone 6 plus case A patch of milkweed will gradually expand over several years by the growth of underground stems. iphone 7 plus case water We are going to allow this patch to expand and we have the space to allow for this.

Milkweed Sanctuary!

Milkweed Sanctuary!

Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed plants and the larvae of the monarch butterfly feeds only on milkweed plants. pink victoria secret phone case iphone 6 plus Other insects will visit the milkweed blossoms like honeybees. purple iphone 7 case
Milkweed Plants!

Milkweed Plants!

Milkweed plants can become a beautiful addition to a perennial flower garden as long as you are prepared for the underground stem expansion of the milkweed plant and are wiling to either allow it to expand or willing to keep it trimmed back so that its expansion is limited.

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