Happy May Flowers, Monarch friends!
I am busily planning our upcoming season of Monarch adventures, and am keeping my fingers crossed for a healthy population of returning butterflies. Helen O’Donnell, our brilliant Bunker Farm grower, and I are looking at a mid-June date for Swamp Milkweed plant pick-up (announcement to come).
Helen wants to make sure she is growing enough plants to sell for this project. Based on your response to my plant question in February, I approximated how many plants we would need to meet your needs plus plants for new participants, and then asked Helen to grow and reserve a quantity for our project. Several folks have already requested plants from Helen, and we are thrilled that the interest in increasing the Monarch population continues to grow. For those of you who responded to my earlier request regarding approximate numbers of plants you would like to order, please let me know if you are planning to buy plants from Helen directly instead of through the project, so we can readjust the numbers of plants Helen is reserving. Helen is happy to sell plants to everyone who wants them, but we also want to make sure we don’t end up with a surplus of plants (or too few) at our kick-off plant event.
Thanks so much. I will be in touch!