What are your store hours?
Monday-Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Hours are subject to change on holidays.
What are some easy plants for beginner plant parents?
Some great options to start out with include Sansevieria, ZZ plant, Cast Iron Plant - but there are many more!
These plants typically survive with minimal watering and low light.
For more information click here.
How do I propagate a plant?
We have an easy step-by-step process for plant propagation, click here.
When should I bring in my plants for winter?
Typically tropical and indoor plants should come inside at 50 degrees. However, some plants can withstand cooler temperatures while others may be more sensitive. Feel free to give us a call if you are unsure about your plants.
When can I plant for spring?
We suggest waiting to plant annuals once temperatures have reached above 50 and 60 degrees, this way the soil is thawed and your plants have room to grow. However, there are early blooming annuals that can be outside prior, like pansies and violas. A popular time in Minnesota to plant annuals is around the end of May.
How many spruce tops and rice hulls do I need for a 12" pot?
We suggest 1-2 bundles of regular size spruce tops, depending on how full you would like your pot. One bag of rice hulls should do the trick for one pot, and possibly leave you left overs for another.
How do I care for a spruce top pot?
A spruce top pot will need to be watered through until water flows from the drain in the bottom of the pot. Leave the pot outside and let it freeze, and water it through again if the pot thaws. Spray the greens evenly with Wilt Stop to keep the greens from wilting. Click here for tips on building spruce top pots.
What are rice hulls?
Rice hulls are the hard protecting covering on grains of rice. Tonkadale uses rice hulls to fill our spruce top pots because they retain water and prolong the life of the spruce tops and greens.
Do you deliver outside of Minnesota?
No. Tonkadale delivers to the Twin Cities and metro area.
How much is delivery?
Delivery fees depend on your location and zip-code, as well as the number of employees needed for the delivery.
Do you deliver Christmas Trees?
Yes we do. Delivery fees depend on the zone of your zip code.
Do you ship plants?
We do not ship plants. However, we do deliver plants and custom orders to the Twin Cities and metro area of Minnesota.
Click here to learn more about our delivery options.
What is the hardiness zone in Minnesota?
Minnesota is in USDA plant hardiness zone 4.
How much sunlight is full sun?
Full sun is 6+ hours, usually in a south or west facing area.
What is considered shade?
Any area that does not receive at least 6 hours of sunlight within a day.
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