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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!

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmer's Market this Sunday!

Toadshade Wildflower Farm will be at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmer's Market at (111 Mine St, Flemington, NJ 08822) this Sunday, May 31st, from 9am to 1pm. We will bring a wide selection of native plants and native seeds . Although we have provided lists of the plants that we plan to bring, you can preorder any species listed for sale in our online catalogue. To keep everyone safe from COVID-19 we will be following these procedures.

Skylands Magazine

Here's Randi's article called "If You Plant It, Will They Come?" that is coming out in the Spring 2020 edition of Skylands Magazine.

One of Randi's photos was used for the cover.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 17th, from 9am to 1pm, Toadshade Wildflower Farm will be at the kickoff of the Summer Hunterdon Land Trust Farmer's Market (111 Mine St, Flemington, NJ 08822), with a wide selection of native plants and native plant seeds for sale. Toadshade will be at this market every Sunday until the end of June, so stop by and say 'hello,' and email us at toadshade@toadshade.com if you would like to place a pre-order for pickup.

Wednesday, June 10th, at Noon, Dr. Randi Eckel from Toadshade Wildflower Farm will be presenting a webinar hosted by the Ecological Landscape Alliance as part of their A Walk in the Garden Series. Randi will be presenting Landscaping with a Purpose – What’s Diversity Got To Do with It? To purchase tickets, visit the event site here.

Saturday, June 13th, Lambertville Goes Wild's Spring Native Plant Sale – stay tuned for updates on this event

Tuesday, June 23rd, from 7-9pm, Dr. Randi Eckel from Toadshade Wildflower Farm will be at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (353 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960) to present Summer Science; Attracting Birds and Insects . Come learn the importance of supporting native wildlife! Randi will discuss some of the creatures that rely upon specific plants, and showcase the complexities of attracting rare wildlife (rare butterflies, for example) to our gardens. Randi will also have along a wide selection of native plants for sale. Attendance cost: $15 members/ $20 non-members. Register at arboretumfriends.org, and email us at toadshade@toadshade.com if you would like to place a pre-order for pickup.

Coronavirus Update

Hello Friends,

Toadshade Wildflower Farm is committed to keeping both our employees and our customers safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to see the steps that we have been taking at the Hunterdon Land Trust's Farmer's Market. The next market will be May 3. We have the remarkable fortune, as an online business run and owned by family, to be able to continue our growing and shipping operations as normal while still following CDC guidelines on social distancing and staying in place. So, yes, Toadshade is still very much open for business!

Our shipping season is entirely on-schedule, and our local pickup location at Frenchtown Home and Hardware is also still running (as a hardware store, they are an essential business). As part of our commitment to everyone’s safety during this time, any pickup orders will be required to pay online (or by phone) ahead of time rather than at pickup, to minimize the use of physical currency.

Toadshade’s in-person events will be altered on a case-by-case basis, but we will be doing as much online education as possible this year to continue our mission to educate about native wildflowers without compromising public health in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank you for your understanding regarding these changes, and wish you and your loved ones both safety and sanity during this challenging time.

Happy Gardening,

Your Friends from Toadshade


Spring is an ideal time for starting plants! If you are unsure about what to do our blogs make an excellent resource!

Toadshade is primarily a mail order nursery, and the farm itself is not open to the public. We have, however, recently partnered with our wonderful local hardware store (Frenchtown Home & Hardware), which is now a ‘pick-up’ point for orders, allowing order pickup 7 days a week in beautiful downtown Frenchtown . If you would like to pick up your order rather than having it sent by mail, please simply let us know (with 24 hour notice, M-F), and you will be able to pick up your order at the hardware store’s address (Frenchtown Home & Hardware, 11 Kingwood Ave, Frenchtown, NJ 08825) after receiving pickup details and confirmation from us by phone or email.

Has your group considered a Lecture, Seminar, and Workshop? Randi is an accomplished lecturer and popular public speaker. If you would like her to come share her knowledge with your local group, be they a garden club, a university class, master gardeners, etc. let us know.

Part of our mission is Education so we offer a series of articles as blogs

Let us know if you would like a copy of our printed catalogue.

Our plant descriptions let you know how difficult each species is to start and we have a helpful guide that describe the various techniques that you can use to start native perennial seeds.

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

Minnie Aumonier


Photography

All artwork on the Toadshade Wildflower Farm web site, including drawings and photographs is original © 1996-2019 Randi Eckel. To obtain permission to reproduce this artwork, contact Randi.