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In support of growing milkweed plants I am sharing the value that native milkweed has for monarch butterflies. Your host, Brad Grimm, created a website dedicated to education about milkweed. Visit
http://www.GrowMilkweedPlants.com
Get started taking action to find and grow milkweed. I'll warn you in advance, you may fall in love with this plant.
The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.

Grow Milkweed Plants Brad Grimm

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In support of growing milkweed plants I am sharing the value that native milkweed has for monarch butterflies. Your host, Brad Grimm, created a website dedicated to education about milkweed. Visit
http://www.GrowMilkweedPlants.com
Get started taking action to find and grow milkweed. I'll warn you in advance, you may fall in love with this plant.
The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.

    GMP 44: Giant Milkweed and Hawaiian Monarchs of Kauai Hawaii

    GMP 44: Giant Milkweed and Hawaiian Monarchs of Kauai Hawaii

    Top 5 places to look at Calotropis plants in Kauai: 
    #5 Kauai Seascapes Nursery Inc
    #4 Private Residence (near public road)
    #3 Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church.
    #2 Puakea Golf Course Park
    #1 Kekaha Beach Park

    Hawai’i has two native butterflies.
    1 Udara blackburni Koa butterfly, Hawaiian Blue or Blackburn’s Butterfly.
    2 Vanessa tameamea Kamehameha butterfly and the Hawaiian name of pulelehua.

    • 49 min
    GMP 43: Tucson Area Milkweed

    GMP 43: Tucson Area Milkweed

    MILKWEED HIT LIST
    ✔️ Asclepias asperula https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/62298

    ✔️ Asclepias nyctaginifolia
    https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/62294

    ✔️ Asclepias tuberosa
    https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/47912

    ✔️ Asclepias linaria
    https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/62295

    ✔️ Asclepias hypoleuca
    https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/158742

    ✔️ Asclepias nummularia https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/158751

    • 58 min
    GMP 42: Asclepias welshii aka Welsh's milkweed at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

    GMP 42: Asclepias welshii aka Welsh's milkweed at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes

    Nestor R and Brad G wander the Coral Pink Sand Dunes in search of the rare Welsh's milkweed.

    Plant page: growmilkweedplants.com/welshii

    Observation: inaturalist.org/observations/30008278

    Google's top six results for Asclepias welshii

    Wikipedia
    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
    USDA Plant Guide (.PDF)
    USDA Plants Profile
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service A. welshii (.PDF)
    Grow Milkweed Plants - Asclepias welshii
    Host Brad Grimm

    Unspoken guest: Nestor Robles

    • 1 hr 26 min
    GMP 41: Florida milkweed rundown and some fun over asclepias in Nevada

    GMP 41: Florida milkweed rundown and some fun over asclepias in Nevada

    What you will hear in this episode.

    Asclepias cryptoceras grows in a remote location on a shale slope in the Great Basin east of Reno NV. Three experts and me have an unplanned meeting in the mountains and talk milkweed over a rare milkweed.

    Cocoa Beach Florida has sun and fun but I take a time-out under an umbrella to talk about the diverse number of locally native milkweeds in central Florida. 



    Host: Brad Grimm

    • 44 min
    GMP 40: Oh snap! Las Vegas has a lot of milkweed.

    GMP 40: Oh snap! Las Vegas has a lot of milkweed.

    Las Vegas milkweed test garden is ground zero for the start of the western migration. Monarch population status update.
    Monarch Population Status. The Xerces Society Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count 1997-2018. The Western Monarch Thanksgiving & New Year’s Counts. Second New Year’s Count Supports Monarchs Movement Between Sites. This master gardener is luring monarchs to Las Vegas
    Host: Brad Grimm
    Guests: Anne Marie Lardeau, Glenda Bona, Nestor Robles, David Dewenter
    ROYALTY FREE MUSIC by BENSOUN

    • 1 hr 6 min
    GMP 39: Milkweed butterflies of the Rio Grande Valley

    GMP 39: Milkweed butterflies of the Rio Grande Valley

    Jet down to Oleander Acres to see if milkweed really is bigger in Texas.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

Jondalar59 ,

Great Info on Monarch Butterflies

I purchased some Milkweed seeds from Brad's website and found his podcast there. I love the information that Brad delivers in these podcasts and would recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to help out the Monarch Butterfly. I have planted 3 different types of Milkweed in my backyard this year thanks to Brads dedication to helping save the Monarch. I always have lots of flowers in my backyard that atttracts butterfiles and pollenators, however I didn't realize that Monarch only lay their eggs on Milkweed plants.
Thanks Brad for giving us the information needed to help the Monarch survive!

The Dootle Bug ,

Great info!

Thanks for the podcast. It’s good to collect information about our beloved monarchs, and I enjoy your upbeat tone.

BravoGol ,

Powerful Podcast

Learning so much about monarch butterflies and milkweed plants.

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