Advantages of Planting Bare Root Trees

May 15th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If you’ve ever planted a tree on your property, chances are it was a potted tree with a soil ball on the bottom of it that contained all of the tree’s roots. Traditionally, this is the way that nurseries have sold trees to customers, but in recent years, bare root trees have become much more […]

Long-Lasting Trees: What Are the Oldest Known Trees?

May 4th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

It is no secret that trees can live for a long time, but did you know that some trees have been around for almost 10,000 years? It’s true! If you are ready to grasp just how long trees can stick around, then check out these amazing survival stories from Mental Floss. Old Tjikko Known as […]

Trending Tending: What’s Hot in Gardens and Landscapes this Spring?

April 19th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If you’ve been waiting all winter to get back into the garden, then you’ve come to the right place. As you start planning out your plantscapes and what to place in your garden, it’s always good to know what’s hot for the season. Let’s take a look at what’s trending with tending your garden and […]

When to Water: Does Morning, Midday or Afternoon Play a Role?

April 12th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Planting trees, bushes, plants and other shrubs is a nice way to increase the aesthetic appeal of a property as well as provide some shade and privacy. It is a pretty straightforward process to plant trees, shrubs and other plants, but the real question that often comes with a little bit of uncertainty is when […]

Help Bee Populations with Your Plant Selections

April 5th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If you’ve been listening to the news, you probably know that bee populations around the country have been on the decline in the last few years. ScienceMag.org says that according to recent studies, several species of bees have significantly declined in population over the last 10 to 20 years. There are numerous reasons behind the […]

Wet Climate? Marshy Soil? These Thirsty Shrubs Absorb Water!

March 27th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Arrowwood Viburnum

Does your yard remain wet much of the year? Does your property feature wet, marshy soil? Do you have a pond, stream or other water feature that sometimes contributes to soggy soil around the property? Planting some of these thirsty shrubs that absorb water can help you to reclaim your yard and keep your property […]

Planting Grass: When’s the Right Time to Seed Your Lawn

March 6th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

There is nothing like seeing a home surrounded by vibrant, green grass, but planting grass is not as easy and artless as simply laying down some seeds. It is imperative that you do your research on proper grass planting techniques and timing, and it all starts with choosing the best time to plant. So when […]

Deer-ly Departed: Best Plants to Deter Deer

February 27th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If you live in a nice country area, or you like to grow nice plants and trees, one of the major issues you might face is deer eating your garden or foliage. One option is to use a fence to keep deer out of specific areas on your property. However, deer are resilient, and can […]

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Fern Flashback: The History of Ferns

February 13th, 2017 | Posted by chradel-admin

There are very few things in this world that have been around for more than 350 million years. But the fern is one of them. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, scientists believe ferns date all the way back to the late Devonian Period, which ended about 359 million years ago, and the beginning of the Carboniferous […]

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When Should You Plant Vines?

February 6th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If you’re a novice gardener hoping to transform your backyard, it might be tricky to know which season is best for planting certain items. For any green-thumb hopefuls who want to add vines to their garden, check out our tips below on the best time of year for vine planting. Vines are pretty easy to […]