Sunday, May 14, 2017


Once again we will be selling Asclepias (Milkweed or Butterfly Weed) for our Monarchs.  This is the host plant for the monarch.  They will lay their eggs only on this plant.  When the eggs hatch, the new caterpillar will eat the leaves.  Don't worry, though.  The plant should regrow and return the next year.  The Monarch butterfly will get nectar from a variety of flowers.  We will have many flowering plants that attract all butterflies:  Asters, Bee Balm, Joe Pye Weed, Black-Eyed Susans, Daylilies, and Coreopsis to name a few.

Click BUTTERFLY GARDENS for tips on creating your own butterfly sanctuary.

MAY 20, 2017 - PLANT SALE
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Open for Friends of the Arboretum (Join that day)
10:00 AM-Noon Open to the Public
11:00 AM PLANT SWAP (Bring a plant, garden tool, books, containers, etc.  you want to trade with other gardeners)