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The Monarch Gardener


 

The Monarch Gardener donates a portion of all sales to monarch conservation groups.

 

To make a purchase send an email to themonarchgardener@gmail.com with your order request and you will receive an invoice via Square. Can be shipped anywhere east of the Rockies or available for pick-up in Ipswich MA. 

 

SAVE THE MONARCH                                LAMINATED 

BUMPER STICKERS, 3"X5":                             POCKET GUIDE  

$1.00                                                           TO RAISING

                                                                  MONARCHS

                                                                  $3.00 

 

​PREPACKAGED SEED BALLS:

These are 1" balls of clay and compost

impregnated with seeds. Fall and early winter is the

best time to place them out as they will need a few

months of winter to cue spring germination. These

are perfect for seeding large areas or just a small

garden.  Note code when ordering.  

 

SEED BALL MIXES: $4.00/PACKAGE OF 6 

SBM-MG: NATIVE MONARCH GARDEN SEED BALLS: two small-garden-friendly milkweeds and five other sun-loving perennials. Toss into meadow or place in a sunny garden spot in late fall for spring sprouting. Drought tolerant. 

Packaged in a yellow organza bag.   

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

​    Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

    Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

    Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

    Ox-eye sunflowers(Heliopsis helianthoides)

    Blazing star (Liatris spicata)

    Black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia hirta)

 

SBM-MM MILKWEED MEADOW SEED BALLS:

Recreate a native milkweed meadow!

Toss into meadow or sunny garden spot in

late fall for spring sprouting. Drought tolerant. Packaged in a 

blue organza bag. 

   Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

  Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

  Rough stemmed goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)

  Ox-eye sunflowers(Heliopsis helianthoides)

  New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliaea)

  Black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia sp.)

 

 SBM-NW: NATIVE WETLAND SEED BALLS

Toss into wetland or damp garden area, will also grow in

semi dry conditions. Drought tolerant once established.

Cardinal flower also attracts hummingbirds. Packaged in a 

green organza bag.

  Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

  Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

  Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis

 

​SBM-W: WOODLAND MIX SEED BALLS:

Perfect for those typical dry and acidic New England shady

spots and includes poke milkweed, the only shade-tolerant

milkweed. No more excuses to not have that pollinator space

in the shade! Packaged in a black organza bag.  

  Black cohosh (Actea racemosa)

  Blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

  White wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)

  Poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

​  Wreath goldenrod (Solidago caesia)


SINGLE SPECIES: $3.00/PACKAGE OF 6.

SS-C: COMMON MILKWEED SEED BALLS:  Toss into meadow or place in sunny garden spot in late fall for spring sprouting. Drought tolerant. Packaged in a pink
organza bag. These come 12 to a bag. 
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)



SS-B: BUTTERFLYWEED SEED BALLS: Toss into meadow, garden or any sunny spot. A garden-friendly milkweed that grows up to 24" tall with a
beautiful yellowish/orange spray of flowers. Packaged in 
an orange organza bag. 
Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa
 
 
 SS-S: SWAMP MILKWEED SEED BALLS: Toss into meadow, wet spot or small garden. This garden-friendly milkweed can tolerate wet conditions
(even flooding) but is also drought tolerant. Grows up
to 36" tall with a spray of pink flowers.  Packaged in a 
magenta organza bag. 
Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata


SEED BALL SAMPLERS IN GIFT BAG: $3.50/PACKAGE

(Seed balls are color coded - see above for mix species lists)

SBS-NG: MILKEED AND NATIVE GARDEN SAMPLER:
3 Native Monarch Garden mix balls
2 Butterfly weed balls
1 Swamp milkweed ball. 

Packaged in a purple organza bag.

SBS-MM: MONARCH MEADOW SAMPLER:

3 Meadow mix balls

2 Common milkweed balls

1 Butterflyweed ball

Packaged in a dark blue bag.

SBS-NW: NATIVE WETLAND SAMPLER

3 Wetland Mix balls

2 Swamp milkweed balls

1 Cardinal flower ball

Packaged in a teal organza bag. 

MILKWEED SEED BALL GIFT JAR: $5.00
4 Native Monarch Garden balls, 3 Butterfly weed balls, 

3 Swamp milkweed balls (Seed balls are color coded)

Allergy alert: jars are repurposed peanut butter jars)


Common Milkweed Seed Balls in a Bug Jar

$6.00. Contains 12 common milkweed seed

balls perfect for throwing into fields, along roadsides or in

your garden. Packaged in a plastic bug collecting jar.

Please specify lady bug or bumblebee

 

 MILKWEED FLOSS ORNAMENT

AND SEED PACK: $6.00

For seeds please specify swamp milkweed

or butterfly weed. Comes in gift box.

 

 

MASON BEE HOMES: $18

The harmless native mason bee does not sting

and is a far more effective pollinator

than a honey bee.   Hang these in your garden

and mason bee moms will lay eggs in the holes, 

pack them with mud and you will have more

happy pollinators!  Available in Lichen, Lake, Moss, Sunflower and Lilac.  

 

MONARCH REARING KIT: $15

Kit includes a medium Kritter Keeper, 

​a copy of my Pocket Guide to Raising Monarchs,

a packet of common milkweed seeds to start

your own food station, and a sturdy container

with a lid for holding milkweed for your

caterpillar to eat. I never sell animals so please

contact ​me if you are local to Ipswich, MA want to be added to my "foster list" for when I find too many eggs and caterpillars to raise. 

 

BLANK NOTE CARDS:

$3.00 each or four for $10. 

Please specify card A through I

All photos taken by Katie Hone. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDPAINTED

INSPIRATIONAL

MAGNETS: $2.00

CHOOSE FROM WORDS SUCH AS 'HAPPY,

BELIEVE, HOPE, LOVE, SHINE, JOY, DANCE

AND HUGS' OR HAVE ONE CUSTOM MADE

WITH A WORD OR NAME. MAGNETS ARE 

APPROX. 1" TO 2" WIDE

 

 

GIFT BASKETS: $18 

​Contains: one 12-pack egg crate seed ball sampler

(native monarch garden, common milkweed,

butterfly weed, swamp milkweed, milkweed

meadow and native wetland seed balls);

one gift jar sampler (native monarch garden,

butterfly weed and swamp milkweed seed balls);

one gift bag (same mix as gift jar), 3 seed packs

(common,  butterflyweed and swamp milkweed)

and a bumper sticker all in a repurposed decorative clementine box. 

 

Party Favors! Weddings, Corporate Events, Baby Showers,

Birthday parties!

Contact for pricing: all orders are custom and 

can be made with any available seed ball

combination and colors or you can create

your own! 

 

Milkweed seeds: 25 seeds for $1.50

Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa) 

 

 

Mini Monarch Garden-in-a-Box: $17

Perfect for Mother's Day! 

Choose 5 4" plants from stock list below.

Available for pick up in Ipswich, at all events and

at the on-site annual yard sale. 

 

All plants always available for pick up in Ipswich by appointment or at a farmers market or sales event (see "Home" page for dates). Click on link at top of page for nursery stock.