Protect Your Saplings and Seedlings this Winter

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
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If you own a farm or a tree lot, and you have a bunch of newly planted saplings or seedlings that you are trying to nurture, then you may worry about what will happen when winter comes around. Often, newly planted trees and seedlings have to deal with the multiple threats that the natural world […]

Needles vs. Leaves: A Plant Evolution

September 13th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Trees come in all shapes and sizes, but all of them have either the ability to grow leaves or needles – never both, and never neither. Trees that can grow leaves are called deciduous trees, while those that can grow needles are called conifers, something you may have forgotten since high school science class. The […]

All About Deciduous Conifers

August 26th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

It’s one of those things you learn in school: deciduous trees have leaves that fall off each year while coniferous trees have needles that stay on year round. You were likely taught that trees fall into these two categories, but many people don’t know that there’s a third category that straddles the two. Known as […]

Fall is the Time to Plant Trees, Shrubs

August 19th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Although spring is known as the “flower child” of gardening, there are many great opportunities to plant in the fall as well. Specifically, gardeners should consider planting trees and shrubs during autumn since there are many noticeable planting benefits. Have you ever wanted to get out in garden in the spring or summer, but it […]

Have Color in Winter with these Shrubs

August 12th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

It may still be the summertime, technically, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about your winter landscape. In fact, this time of year is the perfect time to plant several unique species that can brighten up the cold winter days! It’s important to start thinking about your winter landscape in the […]

What Are the Best Ferns to Plant in Your Garden?

August 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Many gardening enthusiasts know that ferns make a great addition to your garden. Not only do these ancient plants require little maintenance, they are easy to grow and look beautiful! Because ferns date back to before the dinosaurs, there are many different varieties to choose from. To help narrow it down, here are our top […]

Place Your Fall Tree and Shrub Order Now

July 14th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Summer is the perfect time to start thinking about reserving fall trees and shrubs. We’re now taking orders for the fall to help improve your landscape. Take a look at the full selection of plants available from Cold Stream Farm. Evergreens Evergreen trees are always a popular option for decorating a landscape. As the leading […]

Create Container Gardens to Decorate Your Home or Business

June 28th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Flowers, shrubs and ferns can be planted in just about anything. Although they’re ideally found in luxurious garden beds tucked under a blanket of mulch or soil, they’re also used for other things such as pots, hanging baskets, window baskets, wheel barrows and anything else you decide to get creative with. One great way to […]

Identifying and Treating Common Spruce Tree Problems

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

When it comes to the well-being of the majestic spruce, the war against disease is a never-ending fight. Two enemies who are always on the radar are those pesky spider mites and needle cast diseases. Half of winning the battle is knowing what you are up against. Read on and discover what issues these threats […]

When You Sleep, They Sleep: Study Claims Trees ‘Sleep’ at Night

June 14th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Avid gardeners may have noticed that some flowers close their petals during the night, only to reopen once the sun rises. Well, according to The Washington Post, scientists at Hungary’s Center for Ecological Research have stumbled upon the same phenomenon occurring in trees. While they were testing the effectiveness of lasers to measure the trees’ […]