I ordered 5 hard-to-find purple milkweed (Asclepias Purpurascens) from Toadshade this spring. There were a couple of delays with shipping due to a cold spring - which made me nervous. I almost cancelled the order. Due to the delays, I needed to change the shipping address, which they were able to accommodate. I am so glad that I didn't cancel the order. Plants arrived last week, very healthy root systems, nice looking plants, carefully packaged with planting instructions. I am extremely pleased with the purchase, and would definitely buy from Toadshade again without hesitation.
Emma60 Grassy Creek, NC (Zone 6a) (9 reviews) March 22, 2017
This is always a positive experience for me. The plants and seeds are generous, true, and reasonably priced; shipment is swift; the owner is knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.
Jonnieso New Rochelle, NY (2 reviews) March 19, 2016
I ordered some Virginia Creeper plants. The order was delivered in a very timely fashion. They were packaged perfectly, held up very well during transportation, were vigorous looking and immediately thrived after planting. What I found interesting is that they ask for follow up on one’s purchasing experience. They seem very keen to have the best possible experience from t heir online purchasers. Since I order plants from time to time online, I would have to say that I would rate Toadshade Wildflower farm quite highly.
Randi spoke gave an informative talk at our garden club. She brought a number of plants and I bought a few - which have done wonderfully. She advocates propagating and growing native plants and cautions against buying from nurseries that just dig the plants up from the wild. I made another order from her and received excellent customer service.
pileorocks Montclair, NJ (2 reviews) September 23, 2008
my order of 15 plants arrived promptly and very well-packed. plants were large and healthy for the 4 1/2" pots, with very very well-developed root systems. customer service was friendly. overall, a great experience. i will order again in the spring.
Plants arrived healthy, promptly and very well packed.
herbmoxie Annandale, NJ (Zone 6b) (1 review) May 10, 2006
My friend and I had a wonderful experience at Toadshade today. Randi gave us her 3-penny tour which was worth a gazillion. They are mail-order - but we live close and she accomodated us. Having viewed the operation up-close and personal - I can vouch that the quality of the plants is great. Randi is meticulous and while I haven't received plants by mail, I would expect that they are carefully packaged as all other aspects of the operation are carefully done. I am envious of the recipients of the plants that were "pulled for shipping" that we saw today. Their website suggests contacting them with questions - and I would encourage that based on our experience today receiving answers.
I ordered a Virginia Creeper plant, and the young plant arrived in excellent condition. The people at Toadshade seem both extremely friendly and professional--two different people called to be sure I was aware of the minimum shipping charge (a few cents more than what the online ordering system had shown) and to see if that was acceptable. Customer service, packaging, and product were all outstanding.
Ewald Limerick, PA (Zone 6b) (15 reviews) November 10, 2003
I ordered three violets and a wild hairy petunia (With a name like that, I couldn't resist!). The order was promptly shipped and well-packed. Shipping was reasonable at $4.50 (their minimum charge). Plants appeared healthy and of good size.
I ordered several wildflower varieties from this company on May 30, 2002. I received my order on June 8, 2002. My order was received in an extremely sturdy shipping box. The plants were all carefully packed with plastic bags around the plants and individually wrapped in newspaper. The plants arrived with moist soil and were in excellant condition. I will definitely be ordering more from this company.