Love a monarch (butterfly), discourage a deer

Swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata

Plant shopping, anyone? If you want to encourage our bees, butterflies and birds this year, think native plants. Monarch butterflies, for instance, require plants of the milkweed family to complete their life cycles. And--what a bonus--milkweed happens to be very deer-resistant. 

I love to make lists and here's a list help the cause: deer-resistant native perennials, shrubs and trees. See The Day/Shoreline Times

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