Hello Blazing Star and Mom2RJA!
I think it is so wonderful what you are doing! I live in Southeastern Massachusetts and I have a certified Monarch Waystation. I have over 100 common milkweed plants as well as some pink and white swamp milkweed plants. They are all blooming right now and they smell heavenly. Unfortunately, I am sitting in my garden forlornly waiting for my first Monarch sighting - nothing yet
I would give anything to be able to help you raise your eggs as I do it every year. Too bad I live so far away. It makes me so sad to see how much trouble the Monarchs are in as I have loved them since I was 9 years old and I am 55 now, LOL!! I wish you both the best of luck with your Monarch raising endeavors. God knows they need all the help they can get.