YOU Can Help Monarchs!
Learn HOW at our Butterfly Summit with Angela Laws & Mia Monroe of Xerces Society on April 27!

Come learn how your gardening practices can help the plight of Monarch butterflies with Angela Laws, Monarch Ecologist with Xerces Society and Mia Monroe, Xerces Society volunteer at our 3rd ANNUAL BUTTERFLY SUMMIT on Saturday, April 27 at 1pm! Come early for even more talks, info tables and to see live caterpillars and butterflies in action!

With a number of environmental factors negatively impacting Monarchs – climate change, habitat loss and increased use of GMO's and herbicides just to name a few – it's up to us gardeners to help bridge the gap for Monarch populations. Planting Milkweed along their migratory routes gives them sustenance and a food source for their voracious babies when they need it most. Beautiful and tough, tolerant of heat, drought, poor soil, deer, even some clay, Milkweeds are glorious and gardenworthy even if they weren't so important and crucial to the future of our Monarchs.

NOW is a great time to plant Milkweeds so migrating Monarchs might find them in Summer and Fall and lay their eggs among the leaves. A prized nectar source for many butterflies, bees and hummingbirds, Milkweed is also the SOLE host plant for Monarch butterflies and essential to their survival!

Improve your garden karma: PLANT MILKWEED – Monarchs' SOLE Host Plant!

Asclepias speciosa "Showy Milkweed" Asclepias speciosa "Showy Milkweed"

Asclepias speciosa 'Davis' "Davis Milkweed"
We especially love this easy and vigorous "Milkweed" collected near Davis, CA for its silvery, downy foliage and fragrant flower clusters! Thrives in poor, dry, well-drained soil as well as regular garden soil. Hardy to USDA zone 4, drought and deer tolerant!

Asclepias fascicularis “Narrow Leaved Milkweed” Asclepias fascicularis “Narrow Leaved Milkweed”

Asclepias fascicularis “Narrow Leaved Milkweed”
This elegant CA native Milkweed is perhaps the easiest to grow! Adaptable to high or low water, garden soil or CLAY. Many branching stems and long narrow leaves make a nice bushy 3' x 3' form topped with 2" creamy-pink clusters June to Sept. Bigger and better every year. Hardy to USDA zone 6!

Asclepias speciosa "Showy Milkweed" Asclepias speciosa "Showy Milkweed"

Asclepias speciosa "Showy Milkweed"
Native to much of the western half of the US, this fragrant and beautiful Milkweed is stunning in bloom with pink, starry blooms on a 3' upright form. Needs very little to no Summer water once established and is tolerant of heat and most soils – including clayish. Hardy USDA zone 4, deer resistant!

Asclepias syriaca
“Virginia Silk” Asclepias syriaca
“Virginia Silk”

Asclepias syriaca “Virginia Silk”
Possibly the most stunningly beautiful of all Milkweeds AND the most fragrant! Native to much of the US, bearing large 4” pinky-mauve blooms scented of lilacs. Like most Milkweeds, it's easy, tough, long-lived and tolerant of drought and poor soil. Hardy to USDA zone 4!

Meconopsis x sheldonii

And psssst! One Crop of Blue Himalayan Poppy Ready Now!

Meconopsis x sheldonii
By some magic of the propagation gods, we have one crop of this wildly sought after and outrageously beautiful "Himalayan Blue Poppy" ready! A cross between M. grandis and betonicifolia (1934), it's the most vigorous, heat resistant and easy to grow of the blue poppies with otherworldly turquoise flowers 3-4” across. Don't sleep on this one – they'll go fast!

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