Growing the plants will attract and feed these beautiful butterflies. But you may be asking, “should I prune milkweed.” Milkweed pruning isn’t really necessary, but deadheading milkweed can enhance appearance and encourage further flowering. Click here for more info.
The sweet nectar of milkweed blooms attracts a wide variety of butterflies, bees, moths and hummingbirds. However, your dream of a garden filled with beautiful winged creatures can quickly become crushed if your milkweed won’t flower. Learn why this happens here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Milkweed is among the primary plants to draw the Monarch butterfly to our yards. Since milkweed is sometimes considered an unwanted specimen in the landscape, and can be invasive, we might consider growing milkweed in a pot. Find suitable milkweed plants for this here.
A cousin of the better-known common milkweed, swamp milkweed is an attractive flowering perennial that is native to the swamps and other wet areas of North America. Click this article for tips on growing swamp milkweed in your landscape.
Because of agricultural herbicides and other human interference with nature, milkweed plants are not as widely available for monarchs these days. Click here to learn more about different types of milkweed you can grow to help future generations of these butterflies.
Many wild milkweed plants, often considered weeds, will grow happily wherever they sprout without any ?help? from gardeners. Though many milkweed plants need only the help of Mother Nature, this article will cover winter care of milkweed and if it?s necessary.
Butterfly weed is appropriately named, as the nectar- and pollen-rich flowers attract hummingbirds and hordes of butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects throughout the blooming season. Want to know more? Click here.
When bugs start to invade the garden, it can be hard to distinguish friend from foe. Luckily, most of the time the milkweed bug isn?t anybody to worry about. Learn more about milkweed bugs in the garden in this article.