Mid-American Gardener

Mid-American Gardener Podcast: Episode 14

Monarch butterfly on a tithonia bloom.

Monarch butterfly on a tithonia bloom. Kelly Allsup

Episode 14 of the Mid-American Gardener Podcast is now in full bloom!

This week, host Victoria Shepherd met up with University of Illinois Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, to talk everything butterflies. If you’re interested in creating your own little butterfly paradise, this episode is definitely worth listening to. You might even find out what Kelly wants to come back as in another life.

From how to prepare your space, to what plants you should include to get the most visitors to your garden, Kelly has the answers.

Books mentioned:

Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide, published by the Illinois Natural History Survey

The Lifecycles of Butterflies by Judy Burris and Wayne Richards

If you have questions (and include photos if you have them), we’ve got you covered. Send questions via email to yourgarden@gmail.com, or post on Facebook, or leave us a voicemail at (217) 300-8224. Who knows, we just might look to include them in a future show or podcast.

Plus, you can now follow us on Instagram! How exciting, right?

Thanks for listening.

Air Dates and Times

Channel Day Time
WILL-TV, Urbana Thursday 7 pm (live)
  Saturday 11 am (repeat)
WTVP-TV, Peoria Saturday 11:30 am
WEIU-TV, Charleston Sunday 1:30 pm
WSEC-TV, Springfield Saturday 11 am
WQEC-TV, Quincy Saturday 11 am
WMEC-TV, Macomb Saturday 11 am
Lakeshore PBS, Chicago/Northwest Indiana Friday 1 pm

Featured Entry

Looking for garden inspiration? Visit the Idea Garden!

Join us at the Idea Garden in Urbana, Illinois to get inspired! Jennifer Nelson gives us a tour, highlighting maintenance techniques, pest and weed control, ways to keep your annuals in full bloom, and the beauty of vegetable gardening.

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