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

To make a purchase send an email to 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




$3.00 for a package of 6.

These are 1" balls of clay and compost

impregnated with seeds. The clay will break

​down in the elements exposing the seeds for

germination. These are perfect for seeding large

areas or just a small garden.    

Available in SIX varieties:

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. 

   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 sp.)

COMMON MILKWEED SEED BALLS:  Toss into meadow or place in sunny garden spot in late fall for spring sprouting. Drought tolerant. 

   Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

MILKWEED MEADOW SEED BALLS: Recreate a native milkweed meadow! Toss into meadow or sunny garden spot in late fall for spring sprouting. Drought tolerant. 

   Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

​    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 sp.)

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. 

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis

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.
Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa

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.   
Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Rainbow Common Milkweed Seed Balls in a Bug Jar

$6.00. Contains 20 small rainbow 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. 




4 Native Monarch Garden balls

1 Butterfly weed ball

1 Swamp milkweed ball. 

(Seed balls are color coded)


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)



For seeds please specify swamp milkweed

or butterfly weed. Comes in gift box.


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.  


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 eggsand caterpillars to raise. 


$3.00 each or four for $10. 

Please specify card A through I

All photos taken by Katie Hone. 


​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 $1.00

Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Swamp milkweed -choose pink or white (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).

First-year plants: 2” pot = $2.00  4” pot = $3.50 5” pot = $5.00
Second-year plants 5” pots = $6.00
(Unless otherwise noted)

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) pink and white in stock
Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) 
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 
Whorled milkweed (Ascelpias verticillata) 4" available, but small
Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica - annual): 4" pot: $3.00

Blue Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Canada windflower (Anenome canadensis)
Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus)
New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
False blue indigo (Baptisia australis)
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus): 5" pot: $8.00 **shrub 
Black cohosh - bugbane (Cimicifuga racemosa)
Virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana) **vine
Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata) limited quantities
Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Blue globe thistle (Echinops ritro)
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
Lupine (Lupine perennis)
Beebalm (Monarda didyma) 
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) 
Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

May apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum odoratum)
Meadowsweet (Spirea alba) **shrub
Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia - annual): 4" pot: $3.00; 5" pot: $5.00
Black-eyed susans (Rudebekia hirta)
Golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)


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