A post on Defining your Home, Garden and Travel this week reminds us that the spring migration of the Monarch butterflies begins soon, and that by growing milkweed we can play a part in the growth of the Monarch population.
I am a huge fan of butterflies (see last summer's butterfly photos here). Below is the first butterfly photo I took in my garden - before I started blogging.
I've never grown milkweed or been visited by a Monarch. I'm hoping to find some milkweed this Spring and give it a try.
In the past, I've had great success with swallowtails by growing fennel. (That's my grandson's finger - what a fun discovery that was for him!)
Stokes Butterfly Book.