Common Milkweed

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More hands, but still heavy work

by Sandy Garland Tuesday afternoon and time to work in the woods again. With all the rain, things have changed considerably since the last blog post 2 weeks ago. Jewelweed is still dominating the whole area, but the trees planted this year and last are doing well and lots of wildflowers are popping up. Despite [...]

2018-01-02T19:04:45+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Scythes vs. dog-strangling vine

by Sandy Garland Tuesday-in-the-woods day and my trusty crew of Catrina, Mirko, and Kate arrived right on time. Unfortunately, it looked like rain, so we stayed around the centre for a while watering (the plants that don't get rained on) and potting up more seedlings: Gray Goldenrod and Upland White Goldenrod. As the sky cleared [...]

2018-01-02T19:03:08+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Growing native plants from seed : cold stratification

A damp vermiculite-filled baggie awaiting seed. In late October, although we're still waiting for some seeds to mature before we can collect them, others are ready for their winter treatment. So what is cold stratification? Essentially, it’s a temperature and moisture treatment used to break a seed’s dormancy and encourage germination. In nature, seeds fall to [...]

2018-01-02T18:10:30+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Growing common milkweed from seed – easy steps for beginners

Text and photos by L Heroux, FWG volunteer The monarch migration is truly one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, yet it is threatened by habitat loss. . . The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world. — MonarchWatch (www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/) [...]

2018-01-02T17:57:47+00:00 May 22nd, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|