NO MINIMUM Plant OR Seed Packet order!
All Plants are in 3.5” square pots (473 ml) & are perennials native to eastern North America unless otherwise noted.
All of our seed is hand harvested & processed. Each seed packet contains a generous amount of seed (on average, enough to grow at least one flat of plants or field sow approximately 10 sq ft) and specific germination instructions based on our own experience with the seed.
Shipping Season:Plants weekly from April 1st thru November 30th. Seed packets are shipped year round. Spring shipments will be timed to coincide with your growing conditions and/or the needs of the plants. June through August plant shipments may be postponed if extreme heat is predicted. A $1.50 summer shipping surcharge will apply to all orders shipped in July and August (due to the need to use larger boxes to protect the plants).
Plants: Standard shipping is USPS-Priority Mail (see rate table below). Optional: UPS shipping (add $5 to Standard shipping).
Seed Packets are shipped First Class Mail.
Tall Shipping Surcharge for Woody Plants > 2’ tall. Due to rising shipping costs and the increasing implementation of dimensional weight pricing, we have had to add this surcharge for woody plants over 2’ tall going beyond our postal zone 4 (500 miles or more away, more or less) as well as woody plants over 4’ tall being shipped anywhere. (see rate table below)
Free Special Delivery or Pickup: Plants can also be pre-ordered and picked at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market in Flemington or at other events we attend over the course of the year (see our web site at www.toadshade.com for our latest schedule). For large orders within 100 miles of Frenchtown, contact us regarding truck delivery rates. /p>
Plants are usually shipped within one week of receiving an order during the shipping season. We ship our plants so they arrive in the best possible condition. This may, at times, necessitate delaying an order for a week or more. We will notify you if this is the case.
Every single one of our plants is carefully prepared, wrapped, & hand packed just before shipping. You receive healthy plants, ready to transplant. We don’t make any money off of shipping - our shipping charges simply cover the freight costs, care, & materials it takes to get your plants to you in the best possible condition.
Due to state quarantine restrictions, plants are shipped bare root to the following locations: AL, AR, AZ, CO, ID, IN, MT, NE, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, & Canada. NOTE: Plants shipped to AL, AR, AZ, CO, MT, NV, NE, OR, TX & Canada must be individually inspected before shipping and a special handling fee of $20.00 will apply ($30 for Canada). (We’re real sorry about this, by the way, but our state department of agriculture charges us $20 per bare root inspection!) Some shipments of woody species outside the Northeast & large orders of woodies to the west coast may also require Bareroot inspections or other fees due to specific State Quarantines or shipping requirements - we will notify you if this is the case before any charges are processed. Sorry, we do not ship plants to California, nor do we ship plants or seeds overseas or to the state of Hawaii due to the stringent quarantine laws involved.