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Re: swamp milkweed
  • Subject: Re: swamp milkweed
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:52:10 EDT

Of course, some of the people who want me to get rid of my 
beloved milkweed are the same ones who will pay dollars for
the pods.  If mine make good pods and seed this fall - they
don't always - I'll be glad to share seeds.  Just remind me in
the fall - my memory isn't what it once was.
In a message dated 6/10/2010 10:55:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes:

We don't have it here, I had to go look it up. I love the seed pods. 
I have only seen a monarch butterfly here once, I think it must have
been lost. We get a couple tiger swallowtails every year, and the
painted lady butterflies in the spring. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 8:09 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] swamp milkweed

Get rid of it?  Don't they realize its value?
"Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food 
source for monarch butterfly larvae"
I have A incarnata and A. tuberosa.  I'd like to have a few A syriaca

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] swamp milkweed

> Not swamp milkweed, but the common sort - I have growing
> beside the large boulder my driveway comes around.  It is just
> magnificent right now, and so fragrant.  People tell me to get
> rid of that weed, but I think it is so handsome.  I can't imagine
> a better border for the drive/boulder.  I put a specimen in the
> flower show last weekend, and it got a blue ribbon.  I don't
> think the judges realized just what it was, since I only named
> it Asclecpias syriaca. Some people viewing the show were
> impressed.

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