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by Diane Johnson
on January 17, 2015 at 7:34 AM
Outstanding article! One more for my ever-expanding file.
by Sarah Dalton
on January 17, 2015 at 11:09 AM
You could even cut them down on a staggered schedule so you always had some in leaf and bloom. I'd suggest maybe every two months or so. Labels or a special layout would help you keep track of what to cut. This doesn't have to be rocket science!
by Brooke
on January 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM
I live in the rouge valley in southern Oregon. Do you know which type of milk weed grows native here? We have quite a bit here on our property. Thanks for your help
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on January 20, 2015 at 6:33 PM
Brooke,  
Thank you for your comment. What to plant in southern Oregon? Same as the ones in this area, Asclepias speciosa and A. fascicularis, according to Professor Shapiro.
by Judy
on February 7, 2015 at 5:43 AM
Thank you for this informative article. I plan on sharing this with our butterfly gardens club members here in The Villages Florida. I cut our milkweed back several times a year - it grows back quickly, is indeed bushier, healthier, thicker and prettier.
by Win Rogers
on March 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM
Hi Kathy, I've got a good crop of Monarch larvae - they appear approx. 7-days old. At Stockton, UCCE San Joaquin. On Tropical milkweed that didn't get cut down.
 
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