PLAN #1040-74

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PLAN #1040-74

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Plan Description

Colorful butterflies will flock to this floriferous backyard, which is planted with flowering shrubs and perennials irresistible to these welcome winged visitors. A butterfly's needs are simple: a sunny spot out of the wind to perch on, a puddle of water to drink from, nectar-rich flowers to sip from and food plants for the caterpillar phase to munch on. The designer incorporates all these needs into this landscape plan, while also providing for human visitors. The flagstone patio, nestled among the flowers near the center of the yard, brings you away from the house right out where the butterflies congregate. This is a perfect place for a table and chairs, where you can sip coffee during a sunny spring morning or dine during a summer evening, all the while keeping an eye out for a visiting monarch, red admiral or swallowtail feeding on the nearby flowers or perching on the flat rocks near the puddle. The swing and arbor (not included in the plan) provide a cool spot to relax. Instead of a pure grass lawn, the designer specified a lawn composed of mixed clover and grass. The clover provides nectar for the adult butterflies and forage for the caterpillars. Keep in mind that, as beautiful as they are, butterflies are insects. To enjoy the elusive winged stage, you'll have to tolerate a little feeding damage from the caterpillar stage. It's best to garden organically, steering clear of all insecticides--whether chemical or biological--in this garden, or you're likely to have few butterfly visitors.

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What's Included In This Plan Set

Susan A Roth

All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :

  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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