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

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TO MAKE A PURCHASE: please visit my newonline ordering form. It does not take payment but you will get a confirmation of availabilty within 24 hours and payment information. I accept Square, Venmo, cash and personal checks. Available for pick-up in Ipswich MA or Framingham, MA. Local delivery available upon request. Shipping anywhere in the Northeast averages $8-$9 (Additional shipping charges for oversized boxes or outside of the Northeast).  

 


GIFT CERTIFICATES:

Available in any amount and good at the

online shop or for plants at the nursery stand

in spring and summer


​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. All seed balls are

packaged in reusable organza bags unless you note

BULK on your order, then you will receive 50 cents off per

every 12 balls and they will come in a labeled paper bag.

 

SEED BALL MIXES: $5.00/PACKAGE OF 6  (Bulk = $9.00/dozen) 

SBM-MG: NATIVE MONARCH GARDEN SEED BALLS: IN STOCK

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: IN STOCK

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: IN STOCK

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. All seeds locally collected in Massachusetts'

Essex County. Now with blue vervain!! 

  Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

  Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

  Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis

​  Blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

 

​SBM-W: WOODLAND MIX SEED BALLS: IN STOCK -Limited

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 white organza bag.  

  Black cohosh (Actea racemosa)

  Blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

  White wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)

  Poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

​  Wreath goldenrod (Solidago caesia)


SBM-RS: NEW! ROADSIDE/SEASIDE MIX: IN STOCK - Limited

Not just for roadsides or seasides! Have a sunny, dry, tough spot with bad soil where little grows?

This is the perfect mix for you! Everything in it is extremely drought tolerant, can handle the salt spray and sand from the road or sea and won't be fussy at all. Packaged in a white organza bag. 

  Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

  Pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

  Lance-leaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) 

  Spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata)

  Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta)

​  Little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium)

  Silverrod (Solidago bicolor)

  Seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)


 


SINGLE SPECIES: $3.00/PACKAGE OF 6. (Bulk = $5.50/ dozen)

SS-C: COMMON MILKWEED SEED BALLS: IN STOCK
Toss into meadow or place in
sunny garden spot in late fall for spring sprouting. Drought tolerant.
Packaged in a pinkorganza bag. These come 12 to a bag.
Also sold: 25 cents each; or bulk at $5.50 per two dozen;
      or MEGA-Bulk bag: 8 dozen/ $20
Common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

SS-B: BUTTERFLYWEED SEED BALLS: IN STOCK
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: IN STOCK
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

SS-CF: CARDINAL FLOWER SEED BALLS: IN STOCK

Toss into a sunny wetland, damp spot in your garden or regular garden soil.

Cardinal flower can tolerate flooding but is also drought tolerant. Grows 36"

to 48" tall with a spike of red flowers. Packaged in a red organza

bag. 

Cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis


SEED BALL SAMPLERS IN GIFT BAG: $4.00/PACKAGE

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

SBS-NG: MILKWEED AND NATIVE GARDEN SAMPLER: IN STOCK
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: IN STOCK

3 Meadow mix balls

2 Common milkweed balls

1 Butterflyweed ball

Packaged in a dark blue bag.

SBS-NW: NATIVE WETLAND SAMPLER: IN STOCK

3 Wetland Mix balls

2 Swamp milkweed balls

1 Cardinal flower ball

Packaged in a teal organza bag. 


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.

 

POLLINATOR YARD SIGN $30

All-weather yard sign mounted on a repurposed garden stake, made in Oregon USA.  Announce to your neighbors why you are doing all the work you do for pollinators ! 

In stock: Pollinator Friendly Garden (Monarch), Welcome Pollinators, Pesticide Free Garden, Milkweed for Monarchs, and (not shown) Native Plants Benefit Butterflies





 

 


MONARCH REARING KIT: $18 IN STOCK

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

 

 


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! 


 All Natural Rabbit Fertilizer 13 oz bag: $10 Back in Stock   

Rabbit droppings are the perfect cold fertilizer for your indoor or outdoor plants

and does not require composting before use. Our odor-free rabbit manure is dried

and ready to use. Richer in nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (2-1-1) than any

other animal manure, yet it can be applied directly to your plants without burning

them. Sprinkle on the surface of established gardens, push a few pellets into the soil

of your house plants, or use about 1 cup of pellets for an 8 square foot bed while

preparing the soil for new plantings. 
This product is produced by much-loved pet rabbits who hop free in homes around

the North Shore of Massachusetts. They eat a diet made up of greens

(often, but not always, organic) and unlimited grass hay. 
50% of sales of this product will directly benefit: THE HOUSE RABBIT NETWORK who rescued and re-homed over 600 rabbits in 2020: RABBITNETWORK.ORG

 

All plants/products always available for pick up in Ipswich by appointment,. Click on link at top of page for nursery stock in season.