Jaimie’s Butterfly Garden: The Garden of Life

A place for butterflies, birds and the rest of God’s creation on Kent Island, on the right as you enter the church property.

Jaimie’s Story

The butterfly garden was established to commemorate loved ones we have lost.  It was inspired by the untimely death of Jaimie Jacobs, a member of Christ Church and an environmentalist, conservationist, and outdoor enthusiast.  She liked to spend her time with nature: kayaking, biking, gardening, and volunteering at environmental centers and her children’s schools.   Jaimie regularly volunteered and taught at Adkins Arboretum, Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, and many of the local parks.  She not only taught children the facts about our environment, but also shared her passion and desire to beautify and protect the environment with everyone she could.   As this garden grows, it is a symbol of the continued spread of the love and learning among all the lives she touched.

What’s in the garden?

Host Plants Support Young of:
Milkweed Monarch and other butterflies
Butterfly Milkweed Monarch and other butterflies
White turtlehead Baltimore checkerspot
Rose mallow Gray hairstreak, Checkered skipper
Black-eyed Susan Checkerspot
Ironweed American Lady
Coral honeysuckle Spring azure, Baltimore checkerspot
Blue wild indigo Orange sulphur, Frosted elfin
Little bluestem Skippers
Rattlesnake master Swallowtail butterfly
Adam’s needle Yucca giant-skipper
Blue-star Hairstreak

Nectar plants for adults

Cardinal flower|
Garden phlox
Blue mistflower
Blazing star
Woodland pinkroot (attracts hummingbirds too!)

Interested?

The garden is an outward sign of our call to steward God’s creation.  Everyone is welcome to walk through the garden, appreciate the flowers and butterflies and sit on the benches donated by Joyce Horney.   You may also join the volunteers who weed, plant, and mulch as needed to help the garden thrive.  Events are generally scheduled along with youth group activities.

For more information, contact Anne Strang: AStrang@atlanticbb.net