Most of you have read many statistics about the plummeting number of monarch butterflies in the United States, Canada and Mexico, their migration site. According to a January, 2014 USA Today report, “The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in 1993.”
Each of us can do something to help reverse monarch numbers and assure that there will be monarchs in our future. And that is … plant milkweed … the only plant on which monarchs will lay their eggs. The lack of milkweed, the monarchs’ host plant, is an important factor in their drastically declining numbers, along with urban sprawl, extreme weather, new farming practices and illegal logging in the butterflies’ winter habitat in Mexico.
It’s the bleak midwinter. Or is it the weak midblinter? Who knows?
Does your garden wear the “layered look?” “Garden layers are made up of a variety of plants, some with complementary or ...
It is always a topic of conversation: What plants work well in sun or in shade? Or both?
If it weren’t for the holiday season, we probably would have legislated the month of December out of existence long ago.
They’re back, just in time for holiday decorating and gift giving! Terrariums, that is. They’ve recently made a big comeback…