A gardener’s guide to saving the monarch

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Milkweed and other plants to support a butterfly in trouble.

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    Monarch Butterfly on Tithonia. Photo courtesy James Gagliardi, Smithsonian Gardens

    A gardener’s guide to saving the monarch

    Milkweed and other plants to support a butterfly in trouble.

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