Bring Back the Monarch Butterfly!
like to make you garden more earth -friendly?
Roger Dahlin, our future Mc Harrie Towne Resident, show you how.
You have probably
seen him in the early morning hours working hard in our recently established wildflower
garden, next to the horseshoe pit. The prolonged drought did not make it an
easy task, fortunately Jody ’s faucet now provides the needed water, and a
soaker hose keeps the plants happy. The monarch butterfly caterpillars will be
especially happy: they need milkweeds to survive. I know that milkweed cannot
compete with your pretty roses or peonies, but Mr. Dahlin can provide you with
a smaller version of the big plant that dominate your garden, and does not need
fertilizer or insecticide which is so detrimental to the environment.
butterflies are the only insect that migrate long distances and unfortunately
less of them are coming down from Mexico each year, due to the loss of habitat,
etc. They are so beautiful lets give them a hand.
Now if we
could convince our chief executive officer to have True Green use less
fertilizer and pesticide each year, the butterflies would be much happier.
This article was written by Mc Harrie Towne Resident, Johanna for their community news letter