The Monarch Gardener

2019 Nursery Info and Planned Stock

Visit my main page for Farmers Market appearances or contact me to set up an appointment to shop: themonarchgardener@gmail.com



A little bit about my 'nursery': I am a backyard grower, I don't have a giant nursery yard, staff or regular open hours. I started out only growing butterflyweed and swamp milkweed, and over the years, by popular demand, I now grow nearly 40 species of native plants and milkweeds. Most of what I grow are propagated from seeds or mature plants 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.                                              2018 July Yard Sale


My 'nursery' is my home in a quiet neighborhood so I try to do as many public events as possible but do take appointments to sell from my home for your convenience. (see "Home" page for public sale dates or contact me at themonarchgardener.com for a sales appointment). Below is a planned availability, please contact me if there's a specific species, size or number you need. 


Plants are first year seedlings to two-year-old plants: $3.50 to $12.00

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) 
Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) Limited
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) seedlings and 1 gallon mature pots
Whorled milkweed (Ascelpias verticillata) 

Blue Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) limited
Canada windflower (Anenome canadensis) 
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) limited
Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus)
Wild ginger (Asarum canadense) limited
New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
False blue indigo (Baptisia australis) limited
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) out of stock
Black cohosh - bugbane (Cimicifuga racemosa) limited
Virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana)
Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata) limited
Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula) - very limited
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Blue globe thistle (Echinops ritro) 
a non-native, but not invasive and a pollinator magnet!
Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum)
Sweet joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
Blanket Flower (Galliardia sp.)
Ox-eye sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) 
Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) - limited
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) out of stock
Beebalm (Monarda didyma) 
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) limited
Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum odoratum) out of stock
Black-eyed susans (Rudebekia hirta)
Seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) limited
Meadowsweet (Spirea alba) 
New York ironweed (Veronia noveboracensis) - very limited
Golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

ANNUALS: $2 - $3

Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus) 

Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

Sunflower (Helianthus annus) mix of colors, 5'-7' tall

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) 

HERBS: out of stock

NEW!!! Black swallowtail butterfly host plant kits!

4-pack: contains 2 bronze fennel and 2 dill plants. $5.00