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A couple of weeks ago, Eve Roemhildt, our Virginia Certified Horticulturist, gave a very informative and enlightening talk on native plants and supporting our pollinators. Her talk has inspired this blog and my desire to highlight our Monarch butterflies.
I am going to get onto my soapbox for a minute. As citizens of this Earth, we need to do whatever we can to support our pollinators. The one easy step we all can do to give support is to plant perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, and annuals that give support.
Keep these thoughts in mind:
Here are a few recent statistics on Monarch butterflies to keep in mind:
Our help is crucial to keep butterfly and moth pollinators thriving! Studies are saying that we all need to be setting aside space in our gardens and allow weeds like the Asclepias “milkweed” and their relatives to have a chance to survive.
We carry a great selection of American Beauties Native Plants. Some of our selection includes Butterfly Milkweed, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Joe Pye Weed, Cardinal Flower, Bee Balm, Aster, and so many more. We love having this line of plants to offer to our customers. Your help is crucial to keep butterfly and moth pollinators thriving. Using these American Beauties Native Plants in your landscape provides essential support so butterflies and moths can exist and continue pollinating. If you want to learn more about American Beauties Native Plants visit www.abnativeplants.com for more information.
Earth Day is next week, Thursday, April 22. The theme this year is RESTORE OUR EARTH. Let’s all do our part to be kind to our Earth and do some planting.
PLANT A LITTLE HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!