Saturday, July 23, 2022

Cumberland County Master Gardeners: Planting a Butterfly Friendly Garden Talk At Two Mile House, Carlisle Aug. 4

Join the Penn State
Master Gardeners of Cumberland County for a free in-person garden talk titled “Planting a Butterfly Friendly Garden” on August 4 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. outside at the Pollinator Garden on the Two Mile House property in Carlisle, PA.

Penn State Master Gardener Ruth Osborne will give an informative talk about larval host plants and nectar plants that are currently growing in the Pollinator Garden at Two Mile House for butterflies and other pollinators. 

Ruth will also explain the Penn State Pollinator Friendly Garden certification process and showcase the features of the certified Pollinator Garden to demonstrate how residents can certify their own garden. 

Two Mile House is located at 1189 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, PA 17015. The program is free to the public and all are welcome. Residents and gardeners interested in gardening for butterflies and pollinators are encouraged to attend this program.

Parking is available in the parking lot located at the back entrance to Two Mile House, accessible via the driveway to the right of the house on Walnut Bottom Road. From the back parking lot, walk over the grassy lawn area to the right of the house. 

The Pollinator Garden is located in the clearing of trees on the property line between Quality Care Pharmacy and the Two Mile House property.

For more information about this free in-person program, visit the Two Mile House Pollinator Garden webpage, call the Penn State Extension office at 717-240-6500, email

Resource Links - Native Plants:

-- Pollinator Gardens: Help Encourage Ecological Diversity In Your Own Backyard [Videos]

-- Gardening For Butterflies: Penn State Extension

-- Planting For Pollinators: Penn State Extension

-- Penn State Extension Master Gardeners

-- Penn State Pollinator Garden Certification

-- PennDOT: Adopt And Beautify - Keystone Pollinator Habitat

-- PennDOT: Pollinator Habitat Plan

Related Articles:

-- DCNR Blog: Bring Life To Your Yard With Native Plants - Start With These; Garden Templates; Where To Buy

-- DCNR Blog: Growing Native Plants To Thwart Invasive Species

-- DCNR Blog: Good Weeds (Native Plants)

[Posted: July 22, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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