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treefrog44

I live in central Florida, where its easy to garden year round 😄🍃🌻 🌹 My back yard is a sanctuary for butterflies, frogs, and all other critters!

Asclepias curassavica

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed-flowers #tropicalmilkweed #asclepias #asclepias-curassavica #butterflyhostplant #monarchbutterfly #monarchbutterflycaterpillar #monarchcaterpillar #wildlifewednesday

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novicegardenlover

Beautiful photo.

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pooh4jvn

Wonderful photo, a Monarch to be?

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mn-5a

Gorgeous!

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jul071

Great photo.😍👍

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed #bestofoctober

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed-seeds #tropicalmilkweed

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed #bestofmarch

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lesliecole49

I was hoping mine would reseed itself but I see no sign of it yet

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treefrog44

@lesliecole49 let me know if you need more seed! 😊 I have lots!

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed #bottoms-up #bluesky

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed #milkweedseed #seedsaving #seed

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed #milkweed #flowerbud

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed-flowers #tropicalmilkweed

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gjones

Love these flowers😍😍

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treefrog44

#milkweedseed #tropicalmilkweedseed #upclose The promise and hope to help the monarchs with another plant in each seed 😆

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ripjuju

This is just beautiful.

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rolly1

Lovely 👍🙂

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treefrog44

#milkweed #tropicalmilkweed #milkweedseedpod #seeds

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dpkgujar

Nice capture 👌

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treefrog44

@dpkgujar thank you! 😉

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damavand

👍😘

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richard.spicer.7906

Love how the seeds sit in these pods!

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kimguy

Awesome shot!📷

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed

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treefrog44

#tropicalmilkweed #milkweed less caterpillars so the milkweed is getting a chance to bloom!

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treefrog44

Loads of seeds! #milkweedseedpod

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gjones

That pod is definitely full!

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kimguy

Such a pretty pic!!!

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treefrog44

These are such a deep red! ❤

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columbiariver

Beautiful! I hope mine look like this. I've got several seedlings under lights. I think I'll have much better success this way. I aspire to grow like you and bring more flutterby's. @jennlamaye

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treefrog44

I know you can do it! 😆

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terrimclaughlin

I’m with you @columbiariver Treefrog and @jennlamaye gifted me some milkweed seeds mine are also under my light and nice and warm I hope I’ll see them soon. Doesn’t she make it seem easy .....both of em

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columbiariver

Yes mam they do! @terrimclaughlin

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columbiariver

Theresa, I'm going to put together some pics of how our place has looked over the years and compare to this summer. Your challenge a long time ago is making a difference for the birds and butterflies here. I just read that the birds love to eat the seeds so if it never self seeds that's why. Good plant. ...... Oops I was commenting on the Mexican sunflower! Lol!

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treefrog44

@columbiariver when I grew the sunflowers (Reg and Mex) I had a flock of yellow finches that came by everyday and picked at them! Can't wait to see all that you have accomplished! Bet it's amazing!

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kimguy

That is so encouraging, Theresa and Laura! I love to see a little wildlife in my little area. I get so excited. The 🐦 and the 🐝. No pun intended. Lol. @treefrog44. @columbiariver

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treefrog44

#monarchcaterpillar #newborn The cycle contunues!

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jennlamaye

Wow! 🐛

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kimguy

Boy, do they love you💚🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛 @treefrog44

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treefrog44

#upclose #milkweed

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ripjuju

Love the yellow

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Keely

💛💛💛👌

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treefrog44

#upclose #milkweedflowers #milkweed #tropical

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kimguy

Oh, they are magical, Theresa😘

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ShelleySnyder

Magical yes!! Your close up makes them look like plastic, like they aren't real!😉💘😍

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columbiariver

It's so pretty. I hope our seeds have a good season this year. I'm hoping. Fingers crossed.

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treefrog44

I have tons! And not to mention the cutting that will make more plants! Let me know if you need some @columbiariver, :)

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treefrog44

@terrimclaughlin I have lots of seeds, get me your email so I can get your address :)

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columbiariver

I have tons too. I just hope my growing season holds up. We usually start out wet and slow. Then August and September killed off my young plants it got so very hot last year. I have a good spot and hope!

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lovestogarden

Fantastic 📷!

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treefrog44

Seeds are ready! :)

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PunkyKy

Yay!

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columbiariver

Beautiful! More plants! I've been blessed with many like this.

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treefrog44

#milkweedseedpod

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KariSamuel

Isn't that amazing to look at? 😍

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treefrog44

Sure is @KariSamuel, I see lots more milkweed plants for baby caterpillars to eat!

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KariSamuel

So maybe ignore the milkweed seeds that I believe I selected to send you?? Nahhh, plant a little Wisconsin milkweed for them too!

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treefrog44

Don't think I could ever have too much milkweed @KariSamuel as well as all the different varieties! Caterpillars eat a ton!

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treefrog44

Lots of new blooms!

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jennlamaye

Wow! Amazing!

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lesliecole49

I can't wait for spring when I can start mine!

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cschulz02

@treefrog44 - Very pretty & colorful pic! Nice 👍 design! You go, girlfriend!

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treefrog44

#monarchbutterflyeggs #milkweed #hostplant

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treefrog44

Looks like crystal flowers 😍 dew makes everything pretty!

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kimguy

Gorgeous picture @treefrog44 😍💛💛💛💛

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treefrog44

#monarchegg monarch came thru and laid eggs on all ten of my milkweed plants! 😄

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treefrog44

Barely got this #milkweed planted, and already had a #monarch come to lay eggs

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columbiariver

👏👌💕

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lovestogarden

Good for you! I have had mine for about a year and a half and see butterflies about, but not a single catterpiller. There's, I do want to ask if you know why my the catterpillers at my parent's garden have started hanging out on other plants besides their milkweed? Last year's they we're all over them. This year they have same plants, but catterpillers are on others.

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treefrog44

@lovestogarden the only reason monarchs leave the host plant is to pupate, the only other reason is it was somehow tainted with a pesticide, dogs or cats that are treated for worms or fleas can brush against the plants and taint them, possible over spray or dusting can carry in the air to the plant, even new plants brought in near them, if treated with a pesticide can taint milkweed... other than that it's a mystery?? @cyndi do you know why this is happening?

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lovestogarden

Thank you so much Theresa and Cyndi. I know my parents have an abundance of wasp that also visit them, but I know spray is not an issue. As for mine, I am still unsure. I will just keep hoping for some caterpillars. @cyndi

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ofthought

Interesting discussion, as I thought I didn't have any special visitors because of new plants. Sigh, another issue, but thanks good to know. @cyndi @lovestogarden

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treefrog44

#close getting ready to bloom!

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treefrog44

#wildlifewednesday The dreaded #milkweedbug Bad news in the butterfly garden!😨 only on one plant so far...Whew! Hand picked them off and stomped them dead!! Bwwhaahaha! 😈

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mi_paraiso

What kind of damage do these bugs do in the garden???

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treefrog44

They are like aphids, they will suck the plant dry! need my plants to feed the monarch caterpillars :)

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treefrog44

Love how easy it is to root #milkweed in water! The monarch caterpillars can strip a plant in a week, I cut down the stalks put them in water. Voila more milkweed plants and the original will regrow as well :)

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Pushkraj

The caterpillars stripped mine bare too!! Naughty little monsters.

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lovestogarden

Oh, great #tip !

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