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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

Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9:00 to 1:00 We will be at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmer's Market at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Flemington, NJ. We will provide a list of plants and a list of seed later this week plus you can reserve anything that is available on this website. You are encouraged to place your orders before the end of business on Friday so that your plants will be ready for pickup, which will minimize contact at the market.

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 . Any pickup order costing more than $50 must be pre-paid, but pickup is always free! 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.

Native Plant Society of New Jersey
Native Plant Sale

As usual, Toadshade is one of the native plant nurseries participating in NPSNJ’s fall native plant sale, and it’s going to be a little different this year, due to Covid-19. This year, in a contrast to previous years, the native plant sale is going to be done entirely through online, pre-paid preorder. Pickup will be on October 24th, from 10 to 12 in Highland Park NJ, at the Highland Park Native Plant Sanctuary (60 River Rd, Highland Park, NJ 08904). Members of the Highland Park Chapter of the NPSNJ will be standing by to help you find your orders, and all orders must be placed before noon on October the 23rd. There won’t be a retail opportunity at pickup, so make sure to plan ahead! For more details, and to see the other plant nurseries participating, visit NPSNJ’s (website!)

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


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