Archive for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monarch Watch event on Saturday includes tours, sale of butterfly-friendly plants

May 4, 2010


Kansas University’s Monarch Watch program is hosting an open house and plant fundraiser on Saturday.

Set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Foley Hall on KU’s West Campus, the event will feature nearly 4,000 butterfly plants and seedlings of several milkweed species.

Show and tell, videos and games for children, tours of garden and lab space, and videoconferencing demonstrations will also be available.

A complete list of available plants and directions to Foley Hall are available online.


Julie Jacob 8 years ago

We went last year and will probably go this year. I'm a bit disappointed in that most of the plants I bought last year didn't come back this year. And yes, they are the kind that are supposed to.

gatekeeper 8 years ago

We had a really bad winter. Lots of perenials died.

Danielle Brunin 8 years ago

I agree with gatekeeper. The perennials that I bought several years from there came back last year, but haven't came back this year, except for the blue spirea. Some of these plants lend themselves to warmer climates and probably just couldn't take this past winter.

eastbelle 8 years ago

My husband will even be taking our 8 month old! You're never too young or too old to enjoy butterflies! We bought some plants last year, too but didn't have anywhere but potters to plant them in, they didn't make it when we moved, but this year we have a nice little space. I think planting close to the house helps keep the ground warmer, too. Planting other, larger items (flowering shrubs, etc) helps also, from what I hear.

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