Upcoming Programs and Events
Spring Milkweed and Native Plant Sale
A Benefit Fundraiser For The Monarch Alliance
Saturday, May 18th * 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunny Meadows Garden Center
7437 Sharspburg Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
The Monarch Alliance has joined with Sunny Meadows Garden Center to offer you plants that will attract monarch butterflies and other pollinators to your garden. The monarch butterfly, with its outstanding olfactory sense, can find the smallest garden if it contains milkweed.
The Monarch Alliance will offer four milkweed plants for sale – Butterfly Weed, Swamp Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed and Common Milkweed. The Swamp and Whorled Milkweed are from our eco-region and suitable for planting in gardens and meadows. We have Butterfly Weed but recommend planting in gardens but not wild meadows. For our fall sale, we will have eco-region-specific Butterfly Weed for sale. The Common Milkweed is fine for meadows but is aggressive and would require active management in gardens.
In addition to milkweed, The Monarch Alliance will offer a large variety of native plants and cultivars for sale. Proceeds from the sale will support The Monarch Alliance Grant Program - our effort to provide free native plants for public Monarch Waystations. This spring, we will provide over $5000 worth of free plants to worthy projects.
The Monarch Alliance will be on hand to provide garden tips for your Monarch Waystation. For further information, contact Sandy Sagalkin at or at 240-291-6465.