Real Christmas Trees Still Top Artificials

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Christmas is an experience. There are many factors that contribute to the whole holiday experience including the smell of fresh-baked cookies, the sound of festive music, the peppermint taste of a candy cane and the fresh pine aroma of an authentic Christmas tree. There is nothing like coming downstairs early Christmas morning to that natural […]

Plants and Safety: Picking Plants to Deter Burglars

November 15th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Plants add life and character to your property. They are pretty to look at and allow us to be in touch with nature, even when our homes are located in the middle of suburbia. Some plants, though, offer more than just aesthetics; they can also help deter burglars and other home invaders. Most people think […]

Now’s the Time to Trim Up Vines

November 8th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If left unchecked, the vines around your home can really begin to take over and become a mess. Now that fall is here and the cooler temperatures have settled in it’s the perfect time to trim up some of the vines on your home. If the vines of your home are Pyracantha, cotoneaster or ceanothus […]

Late Season Planting: Tips for Success

November 1st, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

While many think that the planting season comes to a full halt in fall, it can actually be a great time to plant shrubs, trees and certain other plants. There are also a number of excellent benefits to late-year planting. November and even December can be great months to plant, as long as you follow […]

Preparing for Winter: Six Tasks to Do This Fall

October 18th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Now that winter isn’t too far away, it is time to prepare your lawn and landscaping for the months to come and the cold weather associated with it. To make sure your landscape is ready, make sure to tackle these tasks before the snow starts falling. Clean Weeds Go through any plant beds around your […]

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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 […]