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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Author’s Garden: Flowers of the Year

Author’s Garden: Flowers of the Year

Welcome to my garden! Once again I bring from the comfort of your living room or office directly to my garden. This year, I am dividing my tour into 2 parts-flowers & gardens. First on the agenda is my flowers. Despite the weather in much of the area, my gardens received adequate rainfall, though very […]

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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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