Butterflies are beautiful and so endangered by the pesticides that we use today and the way that we are destroying their habitat. I want to encourage them to visit us and be healthy. The Monarch butterfly thrives only on one plant, the Milkweed, so, after talking to my daughter who has a butterfly garden, I decided to get one big healthy Milkweed plant and give it a try. I will plant it now that "spring has sprung" and hopefully we will provide a Monarch stopping point as they flutter through the area. Hopefully they will lay their eggs on the Milkweed and the caterpillars that hatch will have a nice food to munch on as they begin their lives and their metamorphosis into beautiful butterflies.
full sun and provides the food that the Monarch butterfly caterpillars thrive on.