monarch butterflies

For the love of monarchs

Jodi DeLong

Jodi DeLong plants rosy milkweed (Asclepias incarnate) and several of its relatives to support monarch butterflies. Monarchs are pollinating insects.

A monarch enjoying the nectar of a butterfly bush. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Hummers and monarchs

Garden Making

Visits from hummers and monarchs mark the end of summer, but not the end of the gardening season. The hummer stops here in late spring on his way north, and again on his way back south. I also saw a couple of monarch butterflies indulging themselves on a dwarf butterfly bush.