Tidings from Tilia Press — Butterfly garden

Raising Monarchs - Must have plants for Monarch butterflies

Raising Monarchs - Must have plants for Monarch butterflies

Asclepias Butterfly Butterfly garden Butterlifes chrysalis Fairfield Garden Center How to raise butterflies how to raise caterpillars Joe Pie Weed Metamorphosis Milkweed Monarch Monarch Butterfly Monarch caterpillar Monarch chrysalis Plants for a butterfly garden

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." (Leo Tolstoy).  Except when it comes to the Monarch butterfly!  I had the great pleasure of seeing more than one life cycle of these beautiful creatures in my east coast garden starting late July, 2015.   Back then, as a recent home owner "having a go" at my second season in the garden, I let things grow just to see what they might become.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, I naively let some native milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca) grow because I had no idea what it was but intuitively felt that...

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