Re-Blogging the Ultimate Pollinator & Native Plant Gardening Guide

Benjamin Vogt, a Nebraska landscape designer, has a blog that I recently added to Favorite Places: The Deep Middle. His post on March 17 was a Resource Guide to information about pollinators and native plants.


The Ultimate Pollinator & Native Plant Gardening Guide
I’m [Benjamin Vogt] celebrating 2 years of Milk the Weed with the nerdiest, awesome-ist list of links on butterfly and pollinator gardening I can come up with. It’s certainly not a complete list, but I hope it’s helpful to you as both a practical and philosophical guide. Prairie up!

(from The Deep Middle, B. Vogt)


Here are a few links from the article to get you started:

Basic Steps for Propagating Milkweed

Milkweed & Monarch Concerns

How Monarchs Use Milkweed

Create a Habitat for Monarchs

Butterfly Gardens 101

Pollinator Partnerships

Benjamin’s article contains a wealth (pages!) of resource links.  Visit his site to see them all. Note that his statement sentences do not look like links, but if you hover over the text, it will highlight to show the link. I have also posted a link to his article on the “Cool Links” page, so you can have that resource at your fingertips. Prairie Up!#

Posted on by weedpatchgazette in Birds, Bugs & Butterflies, Conservation and Ecology, Uncategorized

One Response to Re-Blogging the Ultimate Pollinator & Native Plant Gardening Guide

  1. kay MacNeil

    Hi R. I think we met or exchanged wisdoms or something a Looong time ago. Anyway, I am the chairman of the Garden Clubs of Illinois President’s Project, Milkweed For Monarchs. This is an effort to educate gardeners and others to spread more milkweed around their yards and community, and then next fall we will harvest and clean milkweed seed that we’ll give it to IDOT and hopefully also the tollroad people. I also send 3 kinds of milkweed seed to anyone who can’t find another source if they send me a a stamped self addressed business envelope with $2.
    If you go to gardenclubsofillinois.org you’ll see my Milkweed for Monarchs information, my new How To Become A Caterpillar Mother and other items of interest to butterfly people. I hope to get Illinois covered with milkweed plants again and the rest of the Midwest awaits!!!

    Kay MacNeil-Chairman-GCI’s Milkweed For Monarchs campaign

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