2019 Nursery Info and Planned Stock

The Monarch Gardener



Tentative date/time: Saturday May 11th, 10AM-1PM

Location will be in Ipswich MA

 I just secured a property off 1A in Ipswich near the Hamilton/Essex line. For security reasons, I'm not going to release the exact address until early on the morning of the sale. I am sorry if this is secretive, I usually get 50 people, and the event has gone viral on Facebook, so am doing everything I can to ensure a safe day for everyone.  Look on this page, my Facebook page or a mail chimp email (if you're on my list) for the address by 6 AM that day. Hope to see you!


(All other hours by appointment - no sales before May 11th) 




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: $2.00 to $12.00

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) 
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 
Whorled milkweed (Ascelpias verticillata) 

Blue Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Canada windflower (Anenome canadensis)
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus)
Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)
New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
False blue indigo (Baptisia australis)
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) - shrub
Black cohosh - bugbane (Cimicifuga racemosa) - limited
Virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana) - vine
Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
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)
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) limited quantities
Beebalm (Monarda didyma)
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum odoratum)
Black-eyed susans (Rudebekia hirta)
Seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)
Meadowsweet (Spirea alba) - limited
Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) – annual
New York ironweed (Veronia noveboracensis)
Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) - annual
Golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)