Friday, June 26, 2015

Milkweed Rescue, June 26, 2015

Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, June 25, 2015

On Tuesday we went to lunch at a local diner, and on the way back home we saw the highway department mowing machines slowly moving along our road.  Near our house a milkweed was blooming in the road ditch.  We knew we had to act fast!  When we got home, we grabbed a shovel and a bucket and walked to where the milkweed was growing. We dug it up (with as much dirt as possible) and toted it home just in time!  We found a sunny spot in our yard, set it out, and watered it well.  I'm not sure exactly which milkweed/butterfly weed it is - it really doesn't matter.  I am just hoping it will survive being dug up and transplanted while in full bloom.

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12 comments:

  1. Just in time! Hope it survives!

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  2. Looks like Tuberosa. Good luck with it. It can be difficult to get them to live after transplanting.

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  3. You are a savior! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Brava!! And may they flourish and bring Monarch butterflies!

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  5. Good deed! You would love to see one of my neighbor's homes here in Illinois. She actually has milkweed as decorative landscape in front of her home. It is now in full bloom.

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  6. I wish I could rescue some milkweed. I did manage to get a few flowers from my annual one by keeping it indoors during the winter, but rabbits ate my tiny tuberosa to the ground last spring. This spring it is in a cage so maybe there is a chance it can grow enough to bloom, I love milkweed, but Monarchs don't come through this area so it would not help that cause.

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  7. Oh I hate when they mow the roadsides and mow the milkweed...just leave it...it is not obstructing anything...

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  8. So pretty! I hope they survive!!

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  11. Great tale of rescue, which I hope will lead to a favourable result - survival!
    Thanks for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos and I look forward to your next contribution.

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  12. Hope your rescued butterfly weed survives!

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