The Monarch Gardener


2020 Nursery Info and Planned Stock

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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 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 $14.00

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
White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima) New for 2020!

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) New for 2020!

Canada windflower (Anemone canadensis
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis
Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus)
Wild ginger (Asarum canadense
False blue indigo (Baptisia australis) limited
Yellow Wild Indigo (​Baptisia tinctoria) New for 2020!

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) - shrub
Black cohosh - bugbane (Actaea racemosa) limited
Virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana) - vine
Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) New for 2020!

Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata
Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula) - very limited
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Joe-pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Sweet joe-pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
Blanket Flower (Galliardia sp.)
Ox-eye sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides
Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) - limited
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis
Beebalm (Monarda didyma
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) limited
Spotted beebalm (Monarda punctuata)  New for 2020!

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Hairy Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum verticillatum) New for 2020!

Black-eyed susans (Rudebekia hirta)
Silverrod (Solidago bicolor) New for 2020!

Wreath Goldenrod (Solidago caesia) New for 2020!

Seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens
Meadowsweet (Spirea alba) - shrub
Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) New for 2020!

New York Aster (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii) New for 2020!

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

New York ironweed (Veronia noveboracensis
Golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

The following are also new for 2020, but tricky. I am hoping to germinate and offer:

Turtlehead (Chelone glabra

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) 

Canada Burnet (​Sanguisorba canadensis) 

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) 

ANNUALS: $2 - $3

Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) New for 2020!

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