On Earth Day 2015， the Naturepedic team gathered together to plant a butterfly garden at company headquarters. Once lush， the garden will be a place for butterflies and other insects to migrate to， as well as an oasis for them to pollinate from flower to flower and sun on rocks—butterflies love to sun!personalized baby gifts
“Naturepedic focuses on well-being and understands a healthy planet is essential to healthy living，” said Dale “Sebastian” Luckwitzpersonalized gifts for grandparents， Sustainability Officer at Naturepedic. “Plus， can you imagine a world without butterflies？”
We planted purple coneflowers， black-eyed susans， bee balm， late blooming Joe-Pye weed， and oxeye daisy. Once our second shipment of seeds arrive， we’ll also plant common milkweed and swamp milkweed， which both provide food for Monarch caterpillars.
The garden， certified by the North American Butterfly Association， is free from pesticides or other sprays and will remain naturalized， like a meadow.
Our garden would not be possible without our friends at Lowe’s Greenhouses， Florist &； Gift Shop， a family-operated greenhouse in Bainbridge， Ohio. Lowe’s greenhouses provided consulting， land preparation and plants for our garden. Soil was provided by Sagamore Companies.
Lowe’s Greenhouses recently launched Friends of Bees Butterflies， an initiative aimed to encourage Northeast Ohio businesses and individuals to plant butterfly and bee gardens. Other area companies who made butterfly gardens on Earth Day including Chagrin Valley Soap &； Salve Company.
Check out more photos from our Earth Day butterfly garden event.
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Hey everyone!? So, remember back to the post where we were voting on costume ideas and all of you voted on your top 11 costume ideas that you really wanted to learn to make??? Well, during the vote, it was looking like a mermaid costume was was going to be a top contender.? During the votes, I was contacted by Cassidy from the LITTLE IMAGINATIONS SHOP…….which is a darling handmade costume shop full of the most imaginative costumes, including the sweetest mermaid tails.? Cassidy offered to create a tutorial here with all of you, and share exactly how she makes her mermaid tails!? Ummmmm…….YES!!!? I had already started gathering supplies at this point but figured, hey, why not have 2 varieties to share with you guys.? Our versions are a little different, so this is perfect! :)
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