Category Archives: Attracts Butterflies

Monarchs and Milkweed

With the drastic decrease in the monarch population, many people are looking to milkweed to help save the monarchs. So Why Milkweed? Monarch larvae feed almost exclusively on milkweed because the milky sap inside of the milkweed makes them toxic to their predators.  When the caterpillar ingests the milky sap, it will carry through to the wings and…

Asters…the forgotten fall flower

Many people know what a mum is, but do you ever hear about these amazing fall-flowering plants called asters?  For most avid gardeners, I am sure you know what an aster is, but for those of you who don't, let me introduce them to you! Asters are often overlooked because they do not have as wide of a color…