Monarch Watch Milkweed arrived!

The swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) arrived this morning! It should be in the ground by Sunday afternoon!


The milkweed has been planted in more than one area for the sake of diversity and disease spread. Most of it is in the pollinator garden, but some is on the west side of the south wing next to the building, some is in the mosaic flower bed, and some is in the poison garden (since milkweed is technically poisonous). Some of the nectar plants joining it are aromatic aster, lantana, coneflower, verbena, gaillardia, coreopsis, and sedum. We also have dill and two parsley varieties to serve as host plants for other species. I think there are some sunflowers starting to emerge also.