Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Monarch Milkweed Initative Update

We would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday, October 13th to the Mandarin Garden Club's 30 Years of Blooms Celebration. The only thing more impressive than the perfect weather was the attendance numbers. The level of interest in the Monarch-Milkweed Initiative was overwhelming. Visitors asked impressive questions about native milkweed plants and the Monarch butterfly migration crisis.

        The exchange of information provided us direction on what the community needs to join in our conservation cause. To keep the dialogue going, please check back to the Mandarin Garden Club's news blog for updates and scheduled events as we slowly march to the Spring season. Comments & questions are also welcome posts to:

From the fall and through the winter months, we will be stratifying hundreds of native milkweed seeds for early
2019  plantings.  Plans are in motion to offer milkweed planting clinics next Spring at the club. Starter plants & kits (Asclepias tuberosa and incarnata varieties) should be available for purchase. If you can't attend a clinic, no worries, the annual garden club plant sale is offered every April.   

Submitted By -       

Candace Barone

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