2015 Dates and Plants


  • February 18 – Seeds for Rockhill Library Butterfly Program – possible program in the fall.
  • Feb. 23 – Plants seeds for Pegs group – Concord Elementary- Crestwood – 45 kids
  • March 7 – provided milkweed seeds for 16 kids + the school – Elliot Chapel Preschool
  • March 10 – Ambrose Family Center – Preschool – program and plant seeds for the kids 3 to 5.
  • April 30 – Guerrero Gardens – needs plants.
  • April 30th – Sarah – Girl Scouts Bug Badge
  • May 5 – Tillman School – 70 plants for Native plant area.
  • August 19th – shared Monarch eggs, caterpillars and chrysalises with ECE which is across the street.
  • August 27th – helped clean up Butterfly Garden at Concord School and gave them some plants to fill-in.
  • Sept 8th – Richmond Heights Garden Club – 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 22 – GPHA program 6pm – Duffys Kirkwood
  • November 7 – Columbia Mo – Monarch program with Bill Ruppert.
  • Paquets
  • Adam and Erin – need plants for new house.
  • St. Joseph’s Academy – 200 plants

Things To Try

  • Try Passiflora in a large pot.- seems to be slow growing, but is doing well in mid-August.
  • Try common milkweed in a pot – no plants available in 2014 Seed available from Everwilde.com I bought some and it says that it doesn’t need any cold stratification. I got very poor germination – 2 plants out of 36 seeds. August 19 – plants are tall in the pot and need staking – no blossoms yet.
  • Try purple milkweed again – buy from Mo Wildflowers – possibly try in a shadier location.
  • Try Indian Pink


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2 responses to “2015 Dates and Plants

  1. If you’re still having difficulty finding speciosa seeds, you can order them from http://www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds.htm
    They will send you a few for free, or you can get 150 for $3.49 (.49 for postage), which I think is a really good price. Personally I’m new to this milkweed business, but am very interested in planting it, and have been doing research like crazy the last few days. Hopefully we’ll see some monarchs next season! I live in Portland, OR, so I think they’re not as common here as they are east of the Rockies, but I’m hoping!
    I’ll be following your blog, you seem to have a lot of helpful useful information and ‘experiments’ on here!
    Thank you!!

  2. I’m sorry, I said speciosa, I meant syriaca, that is the plant typically known as ‘common milkweed’ right? Anyways, that site has both types. I’m going to plant some of the speciosa in the ground, the syriaca I will try in a pot! We’ll see how it all goes!

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