6 Reasons to #Grow #Milkweed #Shrub in Your #Garden!


Milkweed Bush

Milkweed Bush

 

The name “milkweed” doesn’t sound like a very attractive name. When gardeners think of “weeds,” positive thoughts typically don’t come to our minds. However, there are 5 reasons to grown ‘Milkweed Bush” in your garden:

  1. Monarch butterflies are attracted to gardens with a milkweed bush. The milkweed bush is a host plant for Monarch butterflies to lay their eggs.I love seeing beautiful butterflies fluttering about in the garden! Don’t you?
  2. Bees love the orange blossoms, which contain nectar. Bees are a positive because they fertilize vegetables and plants by transferring pollen from one plant to another.
  3. The beautiful orange blooms will add bright orange color to your garden! The blooms begin in late Spring and continue all Summer long!
  4. Milkweed Bush is a perennial, so it returns year after year. Once you plant Milkweed, there is very little need for additional maintenance.
  5. Milkweed is a very low maintenance shrub. There is no need for fertilizer or pruning.
  6. For beginner gardeners, milkweed multiplies rapidly! To keep it in a confined area, pick off the seedpods that sprout in late Summer/early Fall.
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Milkweed Bush

 

Milkweed’s orange blossoms add bright color to your garden all Summer long! The blooms are absolutely beautiful!

 




We just learned that Monarch butterflies like Sedum Matrona! We were absolutely delighted when we discovered a beautiful Monarch butterfly feeding on our Sedum at lunchtime!





Check your local Home Depot, Lowes, online Burpee Gardening or eBay for their selection of Milkweed Bushes! To learn more about plants that attract butterflies, watch our Butterfly Gardening playlist on YouTube! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!


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