Ornamental and edible gardening adventures.

First monarch eggs of the season

A few days ago I shared the news that I had to cut back a good portion of my common milkweed patch thanks to ants that were using the undersides of leaves to farm aphids. I was worried about offering less hosts plants in the garden in late July, but knew I had to correct the situation.

But about two days ago, I discovered the first monarch eggs on various milkweed plants in the garden, including a plant in the area I had cut back.

Just goes to show that if you allow milkweed to grow in your garden — no matter how little — they will find it, and they will use it.

Keep planting milkweed, friends!

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