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In celebration of Earth Day, April 22nd, we are giving out a complimentary pack of Milkweed seeds, while supplies last. This is an in store opportunity only. We want to encourage everyone to incorporate milkweed into the their landscape, which benefits the declining population of Monarch butterflies. What is happening to the Monarch population? The rapid depletion of the annual monarch population is a direct reflection, experts say, of the impact of humans on nature.  Monarchs must lay their eggs on the milkweed plant, which are gradually disappearing from orchards, meadows, and vacant lots where the plant once thrived but...

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At Papilio we are all ready for spring. It is most definitely one of our favorite seasons and the one where we do the most work in our yard. Last month we transformed our back room into a Garden Room and its quickly becoming a favorite. Organic, non-gmo, heirloom seeds as well as raw, central Florida Honey are here for your pickings. Garden themed decor and art have taken their place between different species of Ferns, Begonias, and other house plants. Concrete statuary for your garden, bird houses, bird feeders, and more of our exclusive butterfly artwork. Enjoy playing in...

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 Now is the time to get started on your summer garden. We are here to help! This spring we are carrying an array of heirloom and open-pollinated seeds from Hudson Valley Seed Company.  They have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, and adhere to Vandana Shiva's Declaration of Seed Freedom. Since May 2013, they are both a Certified Organic farm and a Certified Organic Handler (both certifications provided by NOFA-NY LLC).  Growing Your Seeds Starting a garden from seeds can be intimidating at first, but it is very simple and can save you a lot of money.  Here is a collections...

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  There is always enthusiasm to see a butterfly, no matter your age. But due to loss of habitat, butterfly populations have been declining. Monarch butterflies, in particular, are struggling right now because milkweed —the one plant they need for survival—is in short supply. The destruction of their natural habitat, climate changes, and the use of pesticides have all contributed to the problem. Because of that decline, this Spring consider making your garden attractive to Monarchs. Different species of butterflies like to eat different things, so find out which native plants are favored by the butterflies in your geographic area....

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