I have loved gardening since around the age of 12 when I helped my mom to plant some flowers at our new house. I took over the next year!
Monarchs were a regular part of my summers as a child. By the time I was learning about their unique lifecycle and link with milkweed, their numbers had already dwindled. When milkweed started showing up in my backyard I nurtured and saved it. One day a monarch arrived! Now they are regular visitors to my garden every summer.