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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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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

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.

    RIP Tropical Milkweeds

    RIP Tropical Milkweeds

    Putting Your Garden To Bed This Autumn

    Monarchs are in northern Mexico. Right on schedule for Day of the Dead.

    Not all tropical milkweed are created equal.

    Why native milkweed won't thrive in a subdivision

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    • 38 min
    A Dose of Milkweed with Danny Sanchez

    A Dose of Milkweed with Danny Sanchez

    A Dose of Milkweed with Danny Sanchez
    Danny began gardening at an early age.
    Danny's passion for gardening has only grown over the years.

    Guest: Danny Sanchez
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    Host: Brad Grimm
    Music licensed by Epidemic Sound

    Show brought to you by www.growmilkweedplants.com

    • 41 min
    Blood Avocados And The Cartel

    Blood Avocados And The Cartel

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    Two tour guides at a monarch reserve in Mexico have been found dead. LA Times reports; a bloody war is brewing over "Blood Avocados". Xerces Society has released the count for Western Monarchs; and they are bad. 29,418 monarchs counted. Below the threshold considered sustainable. Will the monarch migration in the West collapse? Dr. Chip Taylor from Monarch Watch weighs in on western monarchs and the impact climate may have on the population.
    Host: Brad Grimm

    • 27 min
    Giant Milkweed and Hawaiian Monarchs of Kauai Hawaii

    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
    Tucson area milkweed

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

    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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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