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There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.

Minnie Aumonier

Purchasing wildflowers

When buying wildflowers, make sure they are propagated, not removed from the wild! If you have any doubt, ask! Some plant species have been driven to extinction in the wild due to the collection of wild plants!

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Upcoming Events and Sales

March 17th: 2017 NJ Conservation Rally, Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. Toadshade will have an information table with Native Seeds for sale!

Sunday, March 19th: We’ll be back at the Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmers Market at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ from 11 to 1!

Randi's Lectures and Workshops

Wednesday, March 1st: “The Art and Science of Growing Native Plants from Seed: Why, When, and How” part of the Grow Native Massachusetts Evenings with Experts series. Location and time: 7 pm, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. This event is free and open to all!

Saturday, March 4th. “Planting for Pollinators – Propagation workshop!” Community Garden Conference, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris township NJ, Register online at or call 973-326-7603. (in addition to the workshop, Native and seeds will also be available for purchase).

Saturday, March 18th. A lecture and a workshop!! “Landscaping with Colorful Native Plants” 10 to 12, lecture followed by a short tour of the Rutgers Gardens. “Making More of a Good Thing! Propagation of Native Plants (workshop)” from 1 to 3. Rutgers 2017 Garden Series Classes, Holly House, Rutgers Campus, New Brunswick, NJ. Register online or download the class registration form

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Randi speaking at the Watnong Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society at Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Photo courtesy of Albert Martin

Celebrating 20 years!

We started Toadshade Wildflower Farm to make native wildflowers, particularly perennials, more easily available. Our intention is to 1) provide native, perennial, propagated wildflower plants, 2) identify available plants clearly by both common and scientific name, and 3) clearly summarize the native range and growth requirements of the wildflowers for sale.

Accordingly, all of the plants that we offer are native (not alien, introduced, or naturalized) as well as we can determine. We propagate them all ourselves - no plants are dug from the wild! We have tried to list the most often used common names, the scientific names, the preferred growth habit, and the native range based on information from a number of sources (see references below). I would encourage you to try plants that are native to your area. Planted within their native ranges, in sites appropriate to them, native perennial wildflowers will thrive and provide lasting color and interest for years to come.


All artwork on the Toadshade Wildflower Farm web site, including drawings and photographs is original © 1996-2017 Randi Eckel. To obtain permission to reproduce this artwork, contact Randi.

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Our website lists plants and seeds that are currently available and it will be updated when additional species become available.

If you have any particular native plants that you're looking for contact us. We always have new species coming along, so we may have what you are looking for (in small numbers.) If we don't have it, we'll try to add it to a future catalogue!