FAQ

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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.

What is the best way to keep up with rare plants at Tonkadale?
Tonkadale shares weekly indoor plant deliveries on our Instagram stories.

Can I come in and have a design put together right away?

Typically, No. Custom Designs will be scheduled and you will receive a call when they are complete and ready for pick up or delivery.

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 ship plants?
We do not ship plants. However, we do deliver plants and custom orders to the Twin Cities and metro area of Minnesota.

What is the hardiness zone in Minnesota?
We are in Zone 4. This means we can grow plants hardy to Zones 4, 3, and 2. Zone 5 is warmer in the winter, so Zone 5 plants will need extra winter protection to survive and even then these conditions are questionable.

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.

Perennials, Do you carry, or can you order, this plant?
Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll see what we can do!

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.