Marty the Monarch Caterpillar shares some wisdom that’s been passed down from generation to generation: “Never Frass Uphill.”
Milkweeds are absolutely required by Monarch, Queen and Soldier Butterflies!
Milkweeds are not just another pretty plant; they’re the cornerstone of a complex ecological web. Serving as the primary host plants for the famed Monarch butterfly, these hardy perennials play a crucial role in ecosystems across the United States, including the diverse landscapes of Texas.
Hairy Balls are more than just a conversation starter; they’re a butterfly haven and a testament to the weird and wonderful world of flora. Whether you’re in the southern U.S., northern Mexico, or Australia, this plant offers something for everyone—both in laughs and ecological benefits.
Growing Asclepias incarnata in containers or raised beds offers a flexible solution for gardeners with limited space or those wanting to control soil quality. Here’s a guide to successfully cultivating Swamp Milkweed in such settings.
Asclepias physocarpa, commonly known as the Balloon Plant or Hairy Balls Milkweed, is originally native to southeast Africa. However, due to its unique appearance and benefits to wildlife, it has been introduced to various parts of the world, including North America.
Embracing the Florida Milkvine and other native plants is a step towards a more sustainable, biodiverse, and beautiful Florida.
On one hand, we have the top-down approach, where larger institutions and governmental bodies wield vast resources and regulatory powers. On the other, there are grassroots efforts, where individuals and communities make direct interventions.
Johnny Butterflyseed has pioneered the use of ozone to sterilize milkweed seed pods, which can offer several advantages.