The Monarch Gardener
2020 Nursery Info and Planned Stock
THE MONARCH GARDENER IS SPROUTING UP AT APPLETON FARMS!
DUE TO COVID-19 THE NURSERY IS DOING CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY, EITHER SATURDAY AT APPLETON FARM, OR BY APPOINTMENT AT THE NURSERY IN IPSWICH. ONLINE ORDERING WILL BEGIN MAY 1ST. PLEASE VISIT MY NURSERY STOCK LIST FOR UP-TO-DATE INVENTORY AND MORE INFO. Questions: contact me at email@example.com
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 a shop at my home. 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, this year I am excited to be partnering with Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA. My plan to have regular shopping hours is on hold, but I hope to resume that by the end of the summer. I will still be there Saturdays for curbside pick up of online orders. Look for me by the Farm Store. 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: $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)
NATIVE NECTAR PERENNIALS:
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
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)
Canada Burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis)
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
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 England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
New York ironweed (Veronia noveboracensis)
Golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)
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