Now is the perfect time to plant wildflowers and milkweed to help monarch butterflies (and other pollinating insects), and at the same time good habitat for wildlife in general. The various milkweed plants are perennials which can grow all over the U.S. and they are essential to the survival of all monarch caterpillars. Besides that, milkweed adds a lot to a wildflower garden and it requires no maintenance.
Check out SaveOurMonarchs Foundation, a 501c3 charity; they offer free milkweed seeds to anyone requesting them, and larger quantities for a small donation. For seeds and more information go to www.SaveOurMonarchs.org; or contact Ward Johnson at 952-829-0600.
For an excellent source of high quality wildflower seeds, contact Roundstone Native Seed Co. at www.roundstoneseed.com or call 270-531-3034; also, see the Native American Seed Co. at www.seedsource.com or call 800-728-4043.