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Promoting Native Perennial Plants for 24 years!
All our plants propagated in Frenchtown, NJ

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How To

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!

Thank you

COVID-19 has made for a very strange spring. We had far fewer in-person events and had to use procedures to keep everyone safe. On the other hand we have been extremely busy shipping plants as people started making more of their gardening purchases online. We will be taking a break from the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmer's Market to focus on plant production. We will continue shipping plants throughout the summer and you can still pick up pre-ordered plants at the Frenchtown Home & Hardware Store. Thank you for your business, your willingness to do things a bit differently, and your patience.

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.

If you would like to learn more about native plants, be sure to check out Randi's blogs.

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


All artwork on the Toadshade Wildflower Farm web site, including drawings and photographs is original © 1996-2020 Randi Eckel. To obtain permission to reproduce this artwork, contact Randi.