The Monarch Gardener
2022 Nursery Info and Planned Stock
THE MONARCH GARDENER WILL BE BACK ON BAY ROAD IN HAMILTON FOR 2022!!
PLANTS WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP BY APPOINTMENT AT MY IPSWICH HOME, BUT COME SEE ME FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 821 BAY ROAD IN HAMILTON OPENING MAY 13th, OPEN 10-4, HOURS REDUCE IN MID JUNE TO 11-3 FRIDAY AND 10-4 SATURDAY. NOTE: NOT OPEN MAY 20TH AND 21ST.
MY NURSERY STOCK SPREAD SHEET IS UPDATED FREQUENTLY WITH INVENTORY, PLANT PHOTOS AND MORE INFO. Questions: contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
NO NEONICS OR OTHER CHEMICALS ARE EVER USED.
A little bit about my 'nursery': I am a backyard grower, I don't have a giant nursery yard, staff or store at my home. I started out only growing butterflyweed and swamp milkweed, and over the years, by popular demand, I now grow nearly 100 species of native plants and milkweeds. Most of what I grow are propagated from seeds from my own property. What I can't collect onsite I order as organic seeds from native nurseries. Sometimes I have 50 of a species, sometimes I have 2. I grow what I love and what I see pollinators actively using, and of course milkweed. LOTS of milkweed! Water, sunshine and compost are the only things used on my plants. I never, ever, use chemicals, organic or conventional. Even organic insecticides can kill beneficial insects and pollinators.
Every plant is hand-raised personally by me. Hamilton Nursery Stand 2021
My 'nursery' is my home in a quiet neighborhood, but starting in early May I am back partnering with Asbury Gardens, an organic vegetable seedling grower in Hamilton and will be selling out of her location. My Friday/Saturday hours vary as the season progresses but they will be kept up to date on my home website page here. Below is a planned availability, you can see up-to-date species and inventory online here. Please contact me if there's a specific species, size or number you need.
Plants are first year seedlings to two-year-old plants:
Species underlined are linked to ID pages with photos
Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) Seeds collected in Essex county
Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) Limited
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Seeds collected in Essex county
Whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)
NATIVE NECTAR PERENNIALS: $4-$8
Bugbane/Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) -shade
Blue Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima) Seeds collected in New England
Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
Canada windflower (Anemone canadensis) -shade
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) -shade
Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)-Seeds collected in Essex county
Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus)-shade
Wild ginger (Asarum canadense) -shade
False blue indigo (Baptisia australis) limited
Yellow Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)
White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) -Seeds collected in Essex county- new for 2022!
Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)
Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula) - shade, very limited
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) -new for 2022!
Joe-pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Sweet joe-pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum)-shade
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
Blanket Flower (Galliardia sp.)
Bottle Gentian (Gentiana clausa)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Ox-eye sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Blue flag iris (Iris veriscolor) - new for 2022!
Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)
Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)
Hairy Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum verticillatum)
Black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia hirta)
Cut leaf coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) - new for 2022!
Three-lobed Coneflower (Rudbeckia triloba)
Canada Burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis) Seeds collected in Essex county
Silverrod (Solidago bicolor) Seeds collected in Essex county
Wreath Goldenrod (Solidago caesia) Seeds collected in Essex county
Early goldenrod (Solidago juncea) Seeds collected in Essex county - new for 2022!
Grey goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis) Seeds collected in Essex county - new for 2022!
Downy Goldenrod (Solidago puberula)
Seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) Seeds collected in Essex county
Showy Goldenrod (Solidagio speciosa)
Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) Seeds collected in Essex county
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) Seeds collected in Essex county
New York ironweed (Veronia noveboracensis)
Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)-shade
Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)-shade
Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders (Zizia aptera) -shade
NATIVE GRASSES: $4-$6
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) Seeds collected in Essex county
River Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)-new for 2022!
American beachgrass (Ammophila breviligulata) - Seeds collected in Essex county - new for 2022!
NATIVE SHRUBS: $10-$22
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Beach plum (Prunus maritima)
Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
NATIVE VINES: $8-$16
Virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana)
Hempweed (Mikania scandens.) -new for 2022! Seeds collected in Essex county
The following are new for 2022 and I am hoping to offer pending germination:
Spotted wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) Seeds collected in Essex county
Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)Seeds collected in Essex county - annual
Bishop's cap (Mitella diphylla)
Violet wood sorrel (Oxalis violacea)
Tall meadow rue (Thalictrum pubescens) Seeds collected in Essex county
Rough Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) Seeds collected in Essex county
ANNUALS: $2 - $3
Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)
Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus)
Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)
Sunflower (Helianthus annus) mix of colors, 5'-7' tall
Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)
Black swallowtail butterfly host plant kits!
4-pack: contains 2 bronze fennel and 2 dill plants. $5.00