Casie Becker wrote:That tells me I need to go see if I can gather any seed from the wild antelope milkweeds growing on the roadside near here. They're developing new neighborhoods in that area, so if I don't get it this year there's a good chance I've missed my opportunity.
I did think I saw a butterfly that looked like a monarch on one of my salvia bushes earlier this year. I thought I'd misidentified some other kind. I didn't realize they came through here so early.
Planting more milkweed is on my to do list for this year. Unless it's just being really late to the party (which I think it was last year) ours didn't survive the winter either.
The last frost for our nearest location was Apr 3, 2016. The March highs ranged from 57 - 86. I'll be keeping an eye on our two mesquite trees to see when they start leafing out. So far the temperature drops has not bothered the sage.