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Creating a Habitat For The Monarchs
There has been alot of talk over the past few years about the decline of habitat for the Monarch Butterfly thus resulting in fewer and fewer Monarch butterflies. As a gardener myself, and if you are reading this you probably are also, let’s do our part by creating our own Monarch habitat in our garden spaces.
(Milkweed) Butterflies are a great addition to the garden, the Monarch is no exception. To be able to attract Monarch Butterflies to the garden you need a key host plant, that is Asclepias or Milkweed. Asclepias curassavica Orange is a tropical Milkweed that is hardy in zones 8-10, In cooler climates, this can be grown
(Milkweed) Create a perfect butterfly oasis for the Monarch Butterfly by adding Asclepias curassavica Yellow to your garden. Standing 2-3 feet tall and spreading up to 2 feet wide, Asclepias curassavica Yellow produces bright, pure yellow flowers atop deep green foliage. Asclepias curassavica Yellow is annual milkweed in zones 9-10 and is grown as a
(Milkweed) Layer your garden with Asclepias ‘Silky Deep Red’ and other Milkweed for a Monarch Butterfly paradise. ‘Silky Deep Red’ Forms an upright, long-blooming clump with eye-catching bi-colored blooms. Standing 3-4 feet tall and spreading up to 3 feet wide, Asclepias “silky Deep Red’ features clusters of red buds that open to bicolor red and
Here in West Michigan, the “Butterflies are Blooming” event at our local botanical garden is one of the biggest attractions every year in late winter. So, we thought, why not build a butterfly house right here at Garden Crossings? We love watching butterflies and grow many of the nectar and host plants they need, so
If a durable, lower maintenance landscape is what you’re seeking, you’ll find this list of reliable native shrubs and perennials helpful. We offer many cultivars of native plants (sometimes referred to as “nativars”) here at Garden Crossings, but we’ve selected these ten for their unique beauty and ease of growth. Find details about where they’ll
We’ve all heard the alarming statistics. We rely on pollinators for every third bite of food we eat. At least 75% of all the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by insects and animals. It can be overwhelming! Let’s bring that down that to a local level. What can YOU do in your own backyard to help pollinators feel welcome and wanted? Let’s focus on five things you can do right now, this season, to make an impact.