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Mississippi arboretum looking for milkweed hunter-growers


January 7, 2018

Mississippi State University's arboretum is looking for gardeners who know where milkweed's growing wild and want to help monarch butterflies.

Crosby Arboretum director Pat Drackett hopes gardeners around Mississippi will both experiment with seed from local plants and send seeds to the arboretum.

"This is a great type of project that concerned gardeners anywhere in the country can do," Drackett said, noting that every state has an agricultural extension service and a master gardener program, both of which can help.

It has to be native milkweed. Garden centers around the country sell showy...

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