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Does anyone have any milkweed in their garden?  We have a caterpillar crisis over here. 

Jan 11, 2017 - 10:33 am
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Same problem here too. I have 2 tiny plants that survived but it's not enough to feed them for very long. So far they are eating the stems and dead leaves. I'm just going to let nature do its thing so hopefully the small surviving plants will get a chance to grow a bit beforr any more catapillars come along.

Jan 11, 2017 - 10:51 am
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I've been meaning to plant milkweed for the longest time. Have you thought of buying a couple of plants?

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:18 pm
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In the past, I have found it at both Natius and Warrens.

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:30 pm
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This isn't of much help now, but for future reference, the native purple passion vines and also coral honeysuckle are great food for caterpillars too, but you have to have an area to let it grow and climb. My honeysuckle is fine, but the passion vine is burned from the cold.

Jan 11, 2017 - 03:03 pm
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Natius has butterfly weed.  Crisis averted. 

Jan 11, 2017 - 03:28 pm
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Natius has butterfly weed.  Crisis averted. 


@Cajunmom:
What type of caterpillars do you have right now? I haven't had any yet.


Jan 11, 2017 - 05:28 pm
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@Lillybean, I have monarch butterfly caterpillars. 

Jan 11, 2017 - 05:57 pm
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@Lillybean, I have monarch butterfly caterpillars. 


@Cajunmom: Oh nice! I do not have any milkweed, so that's probably why do not have any of those  The fritillary caterpillars love the passion vine and come around every year, but they arrive much later than the monarch caterpillars. 



Jan 11, 2017 - 06:11 pm
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