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Old 07-08-2018, 07:54 PM   #21
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: NJ

I went to a garden center yesterday and there were monarchs all around their display too! Mostly echinacea, rudbeckia and heliopsis. Bizarre seeing all the butterflies around a garden of containerized plants for resale in a parking lot at the edge of a busy road.

Originally Posted by KC Clark View Post
Don't know where you live in NJ. Don't think you are going to find any in the southern half of the state.

Toadshade Nursery in Frenchtown had poke milkweed. I don't see it on their website now but maybe a phone call might get you somewhere.
Thanks I will check them out, I am going out that way in a couple weeks anyway.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:02 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by jack View Post
Saw my first monarch of the year today. She was very active and was checking out the entire property with swooping and diving like a fighter pilot in WWII. it was great to see one, as I was beginning to fear Facing another summer without seeing one...

No camera with me, and she was moving too fast anyway.
Awesome, Jack! It is a great feeling.

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