Milkweed

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Milkweed BloomWhile driving out to a rural property yesterday I noticed that the Milkweeds were just starting to bloom.

I immediately thought about how I should be seeing the Monarch butterflies very, very soon.

It's always fun to the Monarchs appear and to see their cocoons on the Milkweeds. I remember as a child the joy of bringing one of those cocoons home and watching it hatch some time later.

In posting this I thought I'd check to see 

Milkweed by Bob Timmwhat the "real" name of Milkweed is. It's Asclepias syriaca. I was also very surprised to read that this "common" weed is actually a big seller for folks buying seeds. I was also surprised that it has a tap roots and also spreads by rhizomes.

It's deep roots let's it withstand drought conditions.

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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning Bob,

I let the milkweed grow on the back of the house for the butterflies.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 24, 2016 12:44 AM #1
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Bob

We have milkweed here in CA, too, except in the deset I think.

I enjoy our butterflies which seem to like all sorts of blossoms

Jeff

Jun 24, 2016 12:57 AM #2
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Bill Roberts
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Hi Bobby Bob "RealMan" Timm So now you are the butterfly whisperer?

Bill Roberts

Jun 24, 2016 01:16 AM #3
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Bob, one of my friends has a butterfly garden, it's a joy to spend time in that serene place. I'm not a gardener and don't know much about plants but love to learn about them.

Jun 24, 2016 02:05 AM #4
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Very interesting post! I would add that the milkweed seeds being sold for gardens are not exclusivly the type of milkweed that Monarch butterflies need. Apparently, many of these gardeners are planting the wrong type of milkweed.. Tropical milkweed keeps the butterflies in that garden (quite similar to a drug effect actually), as opposed to stopping along the way to migrate. Thus accidentally contributing to the steep decline in the monarch butterfly population. 

Jun 24, 2016 02:35 AM #5
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Good afternoon again Bob. Great analogy and interesting information too.

Jun 24, 2016 02:48 AM #6
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Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm .  I didn't know that the butterflies like the milkweeds.   Thank you for sharing the great pictures and information   I hope you have a great weekend

Jun 24, 2016 03:19 AM #7
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Funny you should mention butterflies.  Yesterday 3 Monarchs flew by me in about one minute.  Today another 3 Monarch flew by me at a different location in about a minute.  Maybe it is my peach scented body splash....

Jun 24, 2016 07:05 AM #8
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Bob,

When we lived in Napa, we had our lounge chairs out on our deck and were just reading and enjoying a spring day.  All of sudden we heard a buzz, and we were in the path of a hoard of Monarch butterflies, so we moved back, and or at least an hour they kept coming...It was amazing to watch.  Cody Carmen is right about the Monarch habitats, and I know many gardens are making sure to provide it, so that they don't disappear...A

Jun 24, 2016 07:21 AM #9
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Hi Bob. Liked your segway from the deep roots of the Milkweed! Enjoy your evening.

Jun 24, 2016 11:23 AM #10
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I am watching for the catapillars...Catch them until they spin and then turn them loose when they emerge.  Great learning for the kids

Jun 24, 2016 11:34 AM #11
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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I have butterfly bushes in my garden and will see if I can find some milkweed.

Jun 24, 2016 12:35 PM #12
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Bob

The milkweed is in full bloom.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 24, 2016 01:02 PM #13
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Debbie Laity posted about the milkweed attracting the butterfiles in her garden. It is that time of year.

Jun 24, 2016 02:09 PM #14
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Hi, Bob...I did the same as you. I would bring home the cocoons and watch the transformation.  We raised many monarch butterflies in my house. I remember having two of them flying around the house. 

Jun 24, 2016 05:47 PM #15
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Good moring, Bob... hopefully you'll catch some good photos of the Monarchs to share with us when you see them.

Jun 24, 2016 09:35 PM #16
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Bobby Bob "RealMan" Timm When I lived in the Bay Area we used to go down to Pacific Grove (Monterey) to see all the Monarchs. I thought they had them all. I am surprised to hear that you got some of them.

Bill Roberts

Jun 26, 2016 01:56 AM #17
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