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Hinterland Trading Butterfly Scarlet Milkweed Flower Seeds 50+ Monarch Butterfly Habitat

This native to tropical South America also goes by numerous other names, including bloodflower, silkweed and Indian root. Perfect for the butterfly garden, Scarlet Milkweed is an absolute magnet for butterflies and other nectar loving species. Blooming continuously from spring until autumn, its red-orange flowers stand out nicely against the dark green foliage. These erect 2-3′ high plants are ideal grown in mass or squeezed in among other perennials and shrubs where it be counted on to show off its pretty flowers. This plant is easy to grow and will grow quickly from seed, thriving in dry, moist, and even wet soils. While an evergreen that is hardy to zone 8, it is often grown as an annual outside, and can even make a good houseplant when grown in good light.

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  • Perfect for the butterfly garden, Scarlet Milkweed is an absolute magnet for butterflies and other nectar loving species.
  • Blooming continuously from spring until autumn, its red-orange flowers stand out nicely against the dark green foliage.
  • This plant is easy to grow and will grow quickly from seed, thriving in dry, moist, and even wet soils.

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Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guide to Attracting Birds and Butterflies: How to Plant a Backyard Habitat to Attract Hummingbirds and Other Winged Wildlife (Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guides)

Nature’s colorful creatures will flock to the yard when you follow the guidelines set forth in this book. Attractive flowers and natural plantings will attract birds and butterflies throughout the season.

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Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guide to Attracting Birds and Butterflies: How to Plant a Backyard Habitat to Attract Hummingbirds and Other Winged Wildlife (Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guides)

Nature’s colorful creatures will flock to the yard when you follow the guidelines set forth in this book. Attractive flowers and natural plantings will attract birds and butterflies throughout the season.

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The Worsening Plight and Scary Prognosis for Monarch Butterflies

There is more and more evidence that Monarch butterflies are rapidly disappearing due to the dwindling of milkweed, on which their caterpillars feed.

TYWKIWDBI (“Tai-Wiki-Widbee”): Monarch butterflies in trouble

http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:39:00 GMT

In recent months a variety of publications have highlighted observations made by people across the United States – that the population of Monarch butterflies seems to be in jeopardy. First, from the Monarch Larva Monitoring 

Formerly milkweed plants flourished at the edges of fields and roads, providing enough habitat to keep Monarchs supplied with the only plant on which they can lay their eggs and their caterpillars can develop.

Now Roundup-resistant seed developed by Monsanto Corporation allows farmers to spray weedkiller all over and around their fields. And that kills milkweed.

Some people are planting milkweed on their land, but that is unlikely to supply enough habitat to keep Monarch butterflies from going extinct.

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The California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals

This attractive, practical guide explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also thriving sanctuaries for wildlife. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, this book provides easy-to-follow recommendations for providing food, cover, and water for birds, bees, butterflies, and other small animals. Emphasizing individual creativity over conventional design, Bauer asks us to consider the intricate relationships between plants and wildlife and our changing role as steward, rather than manipulator, of these relationships.
In an engaging narrative that endorses simple and inexpensive methods of wildlife habitat gardening, Nancy Bauer discusses practices such as recycling plant waste on site, using permeable pathways, growing regionally appropriate plants, and avoiding chemical fertilizers and insecticides. She suggests ways of attracting pollinators through planting choices and offers ideas for building water sources and shelters for wildlife. A plant resource guide, tips for propagating plants, seasonal plants for hummingbirds, and host plants for butterflies round out The California Wildlife Habitat Garden, making it an indispensable primer for those about to embark on creating their own biologically diverse, environmentally friendly garden.

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The National Wildlife Federation’s Guide to Gardening for Wildlife: How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Habitat for Birds, Butterflies and Other Wild

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The California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals

This attractive, practical guide explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also thriving sanctuaries for wildlife. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, this book provides easy-to-follow recommendations for providing food, cover, and water for birds, bees, butterflies, and other small animals. Emphasizing individual creativity over conventional design, Bauer asks us to consider the intricate relationships between plants and wildlife and our changing role as steward, rather than manipulator, of these relationships.In an engaging narrative that endorses simple and inexpensive methods of wildlife habitat gardening, Nancy Bauer discusses practices such as recycling plant waste on site, using permeable pathways, growing regionally appropriate plants, and avoiding chemical fertilizers and insecticides. She suggests ways of attracting pollinators through planting choices and offers ideas for building water sources and shelters for wildlife. A plant resource guide, tips for propagating plants, seasonal plants for hummingbirds, and host plants for butterflies round out The California Wildlife Habitat Garden, making it an indispensable primer for those about to embark on creating their own biologically diverse, environmentally friendly garden.

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Tags: Habitat, Bees, Butterflies, Attract, Animals, Garden, Birds,, Wildlife, California