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Understanding Ornamental Grasses for Landscaping

June 27th, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Decorative Beachgrass

Most of the grasses we know are for a particular landscaping purpose—either they help the soil develop, are meant for soft terrain, or are beneficial to soak up water. But there are also what’s known as ‘ornamental’ grasses, which, as you might guess, are there just for decoration. They help shape and improve the appearance […]

The Tallest Trees are Fighting for Survival Against Worsening Conditions

June 17th, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Sequoia Trees in the summer time

People all over the country and even the world flock to see the world’s tallest and some of the oldest trees. The Sequoias and the Redwoods are some of the most resilient trees in the world, especially due to the wildfires that occur almost every year in the regions where they live. As climate change […]

Trees to Plant for a Shady Environment

June 9th, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Canadian Hemlock

Looking for new plantings for a shady plot of land? Unfortunately, not all tree species will flourish if they don’t receive direct sunlight each day. That’s why its typically a good idea to select shade-tolerant species for these locations. Check out just a few of the tree species that thrive in low-light environments below! Hemlock […]

Benefits of Planting Groundcover in Your Garden

May 23rd, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Groundcover in garden

Behind every beautiful garden there are hours of work put in. After all the preparation, you may notice some areas where the greenery is sparce, or you begin wondering what type of protection you can use to ensure your gardens longevity. Many people check online for a chemical product to buy- however, there is another […]

The Importance of Watering Your Plants

May 16th, 2022 | Posted by chradel-admin
Watering routine for plants in yard

The majority of people tend to think once a tree or shrub is newly planted, they only have to water a few times, and it’ll be good to go.  In actuality, it’s very important to water any newly installed plant material as often as possible. In the mid summer months of July and August, it’s […]

What Are the Best Ferns to Plant in Your Garden?

May 9th, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Cinnamon Fern

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 […]

Create Container Gardens to Decorate Your Home or Business

April 30th, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Container Gardens

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 […]

Types of Trees that Survive a Dry Site

April 24th, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Types of Trees that Survive a Dry Site

When most people think about trees and plants and how they survive, the first thing that comes to mind is that they need water to grow and thrive. Those people are not wrong. Trees are more likely to survive when they have plenty of sunshine and natural rainfall. Unfortunately, this ideal situation is not always […]

What Plants Grow Naturally in Your Backyard?

April 15th, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Many landscaping enthusiasts, especially those who may be undertaking a personal project for the first time, often get really excited at the prospect of using a wide array of flora and fauna available through nurseries and elsewhere. With the Internet as a resource, it’s easy to get carried away with the incredible variety of intriguing […]

The Oldest Known Trees

March 23rd, 2022 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Long-Lasting Trees: What Are the Oldest Known Trees?

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 oldest trees! Old Tjikko Known as the oldest tree in […]