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There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
The next Hunterdon Land Trust Winter Farmer's Market is scheduled from 11 to 1 on Sunday, March 16. We will have a variety of native plant seeds, teas from native plants, black walnuts, and file powder all produced here at Toadshade.
Randi's upcoming PresentationsNJ Invasive Species Strike Team, 2nd Annual New Jersey Invasive Species Conference, March 19
Hunterdon Land Trust, Amphibian Walk at Idell Preserve, Barbertown-Idell Road, Kingwood, April 3
The Garden Club of New Jersey, Landscape Design School, April 16
Allegeny chapter of the American Rock Garden Society, April 27, Pittsburgh, PA
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Our website lists plants and seeds that are currently available for 2014 and it will be updated when additional species become available. Our printed catalog will be available soon.
In the Garden
So, what can you do in the garden in January? This is a great time of year for Frost Seeding. Cold stratification lets native seeds know that winter has come and gets them ready to grow in the spring. Frost seeding 1) gets your seed planted in plenty of time for cold stratification and 2) takes advantage of the freeze thaw cycles that occur on the soil surface, actually working the seed into the ground by the heaving of the surface soil. Often recommended as a pasture improvement method, it can be successfully used with Wildflower and Native Grass Seeds in garden or meadow plantings as well. By simply scattering/broadcasting seed in the very early spring (while freezing events are still very common) you give snow and frost the opportunity to work the seed into the soil for you and cold stratify it at the same time!
This web site is maintained to offer you the latest list of plants that are 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!
About Toadshade Wildflower Farm
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.
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!
Pot Size: Our plants come in 1 pint pots. These measure 3.5" square at the top, are 3.5" tall, and taper slightly to the bottom which measures 2.5" square. The total pot volume is exactly 1 pint (473 ml).
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