How-To Project: Creating a Butterfly Garden Washington DC
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How-To Project: Creating a Butterfly Garden
Swallowtail larvae feed on dill, fennel, and parsley.
Butterflies bring an added dimension to your landscape. Lured by scent and color, they visit certain plants to feed on nectar, a sugary solution containing the carbohydrates that butterflies need for energy. Create a welcoming landscape by including butterfly-friendly plants and features.
Tools and Materials
- butterfly-attracting flowers
- large, flat rock
- water source
- one or more trees or shrubs
1. Choose a site that has some sun but is also sheltered from wind. Include a few trees and shrubs for roosting at night and for cooling off on the hottest days.
2. Add one or two large, flat rocks in the sun so butterflies a place to bask when mornings are cool.
3. Since butterflies cannot drink from open water, provide them with a "puddle" by filling a container, such as an old birdbath, with wet sand where they can perch and drink safely.
4. Add nectar plants, including aster, black-eyed Susan, butterfly bush, buttefly weed, cosmos, ironweed, Joe-Pye weed, phlox, purple coneflower, sedum, and zinnia.
Include food plants for the larvae, including dill, fennel, milkweed, and parsley. Different butterfly larvae feed on different plants, so research the butterflies native to your region to determine what to plant.
Remember that butterfly larvae are caterpillars. Learn to distinguish the larvae of butterflies you're trying to attract from from pest species. Minimize the use of pesticides to protect butterfly larvae and adults.
Suburban Maryland Fall Home Show - Upper Marlboro
Dates: 10/31/2014 – 11/2/2014
Show Place Arena Upper Marlboro
14900 Pennsylvania Ave.
The Home Show is a consumer event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.
Guaranty Fund Workshop - Maryland Home Improvement Commission
Dates: 11/20/2014 – 11/20/2014
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - 2nd floor conference room. Baltimore
500 North Calvert Street
DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Guaranty Fund Workshop - Maryland Home Improvement Commission The Maryland Home Improvement Commission offers a workshop to inform homeowner and contractors about the Guaranty Fund process. The free workshops are held on the 3rd Thursday of every odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 2:00 p.m. at 500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, in the 2nd floor conference room. Please use the Centre Street entrance. If you plan to file a claim, or have already filed a claim and would like more information about the claim review process, or if you are a contractor against whom a claim has been filed, this workshop will provide valuable information to you. The workshop will help participants learn more about the Guaranty Fund and the claim process. Please note that we will not discuss specific claims during the workshop.Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com or call 410-230-6309. Who: Homeowners and Contractors What: Free workshop to learn about the MHIC Guaranty Fund process. When: The 3rd Thursday of every other month - (odd months only)January 16, 2014March 20, 2014May 15, 2014July 17, 2014September 18, 2014November 20, 2014 What Time: 2:00 PM until 3:15 PM Where: 500 North Calvert StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21202(Please use the Centre Street entrance) Why: To learn about the Guaranty Fund process and what a homeowner and contractor can expect after a claim is filed against the Guaranty Fund. We will answer these and other questions: What is the Fund? Who is eligible for the Fund?How much can I recover? What costs are not covered?How long does the process take? What is a small claim?What if the contractor files bankruptcy? What can I expect at a hearing?