About the site's owner, BRAD GRIMM.
My name is Brad Grimm. Thank you for visiting Grow Milkweed Plants. Although I work a full time job that is hardly the normal nine to five I dedicate most of my time to growing milkweed plants for my community and learning about monarch butterflies. As a resource to you I offer milkweed seeds for sale in my store. You will not find my seeds anywhere else but on this site.
As a California boy raised on the central coastside I loved the ocean and the forest. One place that was a special treat for me in the winter was the State Beach named Natural Bridges. Natural Bridges State Beach is located in California on the North side of Santa Cruz. There is a butterfly sanctuary for Monarch Butterflies that is open to the public. The Monarch Trail is a place you must go.
At Natural Bridges they have a small demonstration garden with Milkweed Plants. Most of the year it is not much to look at but it is educational. On my last visit there were thirteen caterpillars and one monarch chrysalis in the milkweed demonstration garden.
Now days, I am involving myself in growing milkweed plants and sharing information about milkweed with everyone. By sharing information about milkweed in a clear way I look forward to the day that Monarch Butterflies return in abundance. So that they may once again dominate their massive migration route between Canada and Mexico.
I would like to work toward sourcing LOCAL Milkweed plants for Spring planting. If you are a homeowner looking to create a butterfly garden with native milkweed, then this site should be very useful.
Get started finding milkweed for where you are by browsing the Clickable Milkweed Map (USA).
A curated list of milkweed observations is in progress
iNaturalist.org allows you to record your findings, connect with fellow naturalists and discuss your findings. The project Milkweed is Asclepias is specific to milkweed plants. Take a look at some of the most recent observations.
See and share milkweed observations in the "Milkweed is Asclepias" project
The company email list
Literally a work in progress. This list is intended to be used to notify subscribers of important things and used for marketing current and future products that you may find useful. Please sign up and wait for the good news. I call it "Milkweed Mail".