Category Archives: Monarch Butterfly plants

THIRST: An ode to hummer, monarch, and drought

THIRST High-spirited hummingbird thirsty and parched searches unceasing for moisture so scarce¬† flies to the fountain for droplets of froth soars through the sprinkler for a sip on the fly inspects a curled leaf to drain hidden dew grabs a … Continue reading

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Milkweed a Monarch Favorite

Because Monarch butterflies love milkweed, I do, too! I have two species in my garden, deliberately to attract the king of butterflies. Bees flock to it also. One is¬†Asclepias speciosa, or showy milkweed, treated by the English “as a garden … Continue reading

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