Amy Jo Detweiler is the community horticulturist for OSU Extension in Central Oregon(Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties). She has been in this position since 1999 and manages the local OSU Master Gardener program for this region and also provides education for green industry professionals. She provides outreach and education for backyard gardeners focusing on sustainable gardening practices, water-wise gardening, fire-wise landscaping, and backyard food production with an emphasis on gardening in the High Desert.
Content by Amy Jo Detweiler
Q: We’re having a discussion about milkweed in our gardening group in South Deschutes. A member is concerned about us growing Milkweed for Monarchs as she fears it is fatal to cattle and sheep and will spread. True? And does this apply to all milkweed?