Milkweed… Monarchs… & Migration

We are excited to support the Pollinator Prairie’s “Hasta Leugo Monarchs!” event on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m – 320 S. Blake St. Olathe, KS.  This is a free event that’s great for kids of all ages!  We have donated 30 Swamp Milkweed plants that will be given away at the “Bringing Nature Home” tent.   We planted these plants from seed in early June and they are ready to help create wildlife habitat in someone’s outdoor space.  Be sure to stop by to grab one before they’re gone!

Swamp Milkweed Plant
One of the Swamp Milkweed plants we’ll be giving away on Saturday, September 16 at the Pollinator Prairie’s “Hasta Leugo Monarchs!” event.

If you are able to snag one of these Swamp Milkweed plants, we’d love to see a picture of you with it!  You can message us on Facebook and/or Instagram @parsonsgardens or by contacting us.

Swamp Milkweed & Monarch Label Pic
A male Monarch butterfly grabs a sip of nectar from one of the Swamp Milkweed plants we have growing in our backyard.   August, 2017

If you are interested in purchasing more Milkweed for Monarchs we still have a few available.  We’ll be selling Milkweed, and other native wildflowers and grasses, at the Olathe Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 23 & 30 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  For availability – Milkweed for Monarchs – Market List – Parsons’ Gardens – Updated 9-8-17

The Monarch migration has begun!  To learn more about this year’s migration check out these two great resources:

Monarch Watch

Journey North

Tagged Monarch
One of the Monarch butterflies we reared and released after finding her as a caterpillar on a Milkweed plant in our backyard.

Have questions about Milkweed?  Not sure which varieties to grow in your outdoor space?  Wondering how you can be apart of this year’s Monarch migration?  Simply complete the fields below… and share your questions with us… we’d love to help!!!

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