Milkweed – July Plant of the Month

Milkweed – July Plant of the Month

Milkweed is our July Plant of the Month. When you think butterfly conservation, butterfly gardening, or butterflies, you also think mostly about milkweeds. But why is that? The Monarch butterfly, often considered the most majestic of North American butterflies, can only raise its young on milkweeds, and a couple tropical milkweed cousins. Because of the […]

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Plant of the Week: Butterfly Milkweed

Plant of the Week: Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly milkweed is this week’s Plant of the Week. We love this plant here at Grimm’s Gardens, it is one of our best sellers! Asclepias tuberosa, known also as butterflyweed or pleurisy root, is a North American prairie native. It can be found throughout the Midwest and Great Plains. In 2017, the Perennial Plant Association […]

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Fritillary Butterflies

Fritillary Butterflies

Frititllary butterflies are one the most common butterflies in spring in Kansas. These showy fliers can be seen flitting among the early summer wildflowers on the prairie and in home landscapes. They are fond of milkweeds and thistles as nectar sources, along with many other native and introduced flowers. Here are the types seen in […]

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Maintaining A Garden for Butterflies

By now, many of you have planted your butterfly gardens or Monarch Waystations in hope of seeing butterflies feeding—both adults and larvae. It can be difficult for experienced gardeners and landscapers to look upon a garden and see it getting eaten up by caterpillars. However, knowing that these caterpillars are the next generation of butterflies […]

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