Tag: milkweed

Magnificent Monarchs, Migration & Metamorphosis

Magnificent Monarchs, Migration & Metamorphosis

| February 5, 2016 | 2 Replies

Magnificent Monarchs, Migration & Metamorphosis is my Christmas special 80th episode of Late Bloomer. Photographed over the course of four years, but mainly from 2012, I have passionately nurtured the Monarch butterfly in the Late Bloomer garden. I hope you will watch and share with friends, teachers and schools, and community groups. Spreading awareness is key […]

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Order Butterfly Flower Seeds

Order Butterfly Flower Seeds

| April 6, 2015 | 2 Replies

February Blooms! ~Order Butterfly Flower Seeds I compiled photos of all the flowers that bloomed in the Late Bloomer Garden in February and put it into a slideshow with a new tune by my composer Jon Pileggi. This latest episode contains a new feature for Late Bloomer, the Garden Postcard! Cross-pollination is the name of the […]

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My Monarch Photo on GardenStalking.com

My Monarch Photo on GardenStalking.com

| October 19, 2012 | 6 Replies

My Monarch photo appeared on GardenStalking today! (Click on the photo to go the blog post.) GardenStalking is a sister site to DessertStalking. Join GardenStalking and submit photos! Monarch Butterflies only lay eggs on milkweed, and the Western Monarch is particularly at risk due to a parasite called O.C., and with loss of habitat. Grow […]

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Monarch Sighting!

Monarch Sighting!

| October 1, 2012 | 9 Replies

Monarch Sighting! I was out watering, and doing a minimal gardening job as record heat is expected today, when I spotted my first Monarch Butterfly! If you haven’t yet seen my Monarch episode of episode of “Late Bloomer,” please check it out! After my visit with Loree Bryer, citizen scientist for the Monarch, I planted […]

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Create an Insectiary!

Create an Insectiary!

| July 17, 2012 | 3 Replies

Create an insectiary in your garden to attract beneficial insects! In “Wild Farm,” episode 15 of “Late Bloomer,” we meet Lisa Putnam and her sister Kathleen, who are master gardeners and they take us on a tour of Lisa’s family farm in Woodside, CA. Lisa explained that her insectiary brings in beneficial insects which eat the […]

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Insectiary – Parrots

Insectiary – Parrots

| July 15, 2012 | 1 Reply

I’ve been wanting to plant some California native plants that would bring in beneficial insects for my vegetable garden. On my search for a native milkweed, I found Grow Native Nursery in Westwood.    https://www.facebook.com/GNNWestwood. This is one type of Solanum, which should bloom from July to December, which will be nice as other natives […]

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