Tag Archives: Asclepias

How to be a Butterfly Wrangler

Many years ago, I decided to get involved with the Monarch Watch Program based at the University of Kansas. This program is dedicated to Monarch research and encourages volunteers from all over the United States to become citizen scientists. Since I had already planted milkweed in my garden, the next step was registering my garden […]

A Seed with History

Every fall I become this hoarder of seeds, a crazy woman yielding pruners and brown paper sacks wherever I go.  No yard is safe from the crazy seed lady.  I am unable to stop myself.  I must have more seeds, I chant with eyes glazed. This is especially true when milkweed (Asclepias sp.) is involved. Milkweed is one of […]