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 […]

Bearberry: A Great Landscaper’s Plant

January 30th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Spring is almost here, so gardeners and landscapers around the country are starting to plan their spring gardens. Have you decided what you’ll be planting yet? One of our favorite spring plants is bearberry. If you’re looking for low-maintenance ground cover, you’ll love bearberry, too. Bearberry (arctostaphylos uva-ursi), or sometimes known as kinnikinnick, can be […]

Get the Planting Supplies You Need for Spring

January 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Even though it’s only January, it isn’t too early to start thinking about what you’ll need this to make sure the plants and gardens are successful. Lucky for you, Cold Stream Farm offers a wide variety of supplies to help get your growing season going. One of those supplies is bamboo stakes, which can be […]

Plant Fresh Fruit this Spring

January 6th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Even though winter is upon us, it isn’t too early to start thinking about spring and what you’ll be planting come that time. If you’re looking to add some fruiting plants to your home, then take a look at some of the options Cold Stream Farm has to offer. American Plum Also known as the […]

Deer Proof: Protecting Your Young Plants

December 29th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

How often have deer or other wild animals discouraged you from growing a garden? Have you ever had saplings or any other type of young plants cut down in their prime by a doe, buck and their hungry fawns? The deer population has been growing and it is becoming increasingly difficult to grow trees and […]

Winter and Ferns: What to Know for Those You Grow

December 23rd, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Just because it is winter does not mean that you can’t put your green thumb to work! And, we know just the plant for you. Although ferns are the perfect option to cultivate during colder weather, you still need to know how to winterize these plants to keep them healthy and vibrant all the way […]

Spend the Winter Preparing for Spring Planting

December 15th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

What’s better than planting your favorite flowers, trees and shrubs in the spring? How about preparing for spring planting in the winter! That’s right. Your green thumb doesn’t have to rest just because the weather grows colder. Spend your cold season preparing for your upcoming springtime planting plans with these helpful tips. Plan Out a […]

Light Right: Tips for Decorating Your Outdoor Christmas Trees

December 7th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

One way people choose to show their holiday spirit is by decorating the outside of their homes. However, many of them choose not to decorate any trees in the front of their yard because they don’t know where to start. Don’t let that hold you back any longer. Check out these tips to help you […]

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 […]