Author Archives: Monarch Awards

Cut back the milkweed

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New research from Michigan State University suggests that cutting back the milkweed patch can make it more appealing to Monarch butterflies as a nesting site. “Monarch butterflies scout young milkweed… Read more »

ELA Webinar Nov. 8

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The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) has a great lineup of webinars this year but the one on Thursday Nov. 8 is especially comprehensive. It touches on all aspects of ecological… Read more »

Nadia’s Garden

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New post on the Pollinators Paradise Blog featuring the garden of Nadia Coakes, first runner-up in the 2018 Monarch Awards. https://www.hamiltonpollinatorparadise.org/blog/nadias-garden-monarch-awards-finalist

Thanks to all 2018 entrants

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The deadline for entries was midnight last night (Sunday June 24). Thanks to all who took the time to describe their gardens and send photos. It’s fascinating to see such… Read more »

Planning for 2018

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Seedy Saturday is behind us and the countdown to spring has begun. Choosing seeds may be the first gardening decision of the year, but those entering the Monarch Awards are… Read more »