Shouldn’t every day be Earth Day?

April 28th, 2021 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Shouldn't every day be Earth Day?

Yes, people first jubilantly celebrated Earth Day in 1970. While the day itself is stronger than ever before, some think the celebration is a big slap in the face of the environmental movement. In other words, it is a mockery. In the article, “Earth Day ennui,” Curtis Brainard of Columbia Journalism Review writes, “It’s not […]

Advantages of Planting Bare Root Trees

April 26th, 2021 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Advantages of Planting Bare Root Trees

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 […]

How To Hardscape Your Garden 

May 12th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
How To Hardscape Your Garden

Hardscaping refers to the non-living elements in your garden. This can include rocks, outdoor furniture, water displays, and more. Hardscaping adds design and texture to a garden. It also creates a space to relax and unwind while you enjoy all your plants and shrubs.  Here are a few tips for hardscaping your garden:  Map Out […]

Tips for Planting Trees in Late Fall

October 30th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

One of the best times for planting trees, shrubs, and other plants is late fall or early winter. There are a number of excellent benefits to late-year planting. November and even December can be great months to plant. Trees and shrubs planted during this time will focus on creating a solid foundation by deeply rooting […]

Benefits to Bare Root Trees and Shrubs

October 26th, 2015 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Bare Root Trees

Bare root plants are those with an exposed root structure. This means there is no heavy mud making transport more challenging. There are plenty of advantages to selecting and planting bare root trees and shrubs. For starters, plants with out mud weighing down the root ball are moved much more easily. This cuts down on […]

The Low Maintenance Problem Solver Plants

September 30th, 2014 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

When it comes to planting trees and shrubs and other vegetation in a garden or around your home the last thing most people turn to are the ground covering plants. And it’s sad too, because these types of plants are more than just a filler for when you don’t know what else to plant. They […]

Plants Deers Won’t Eat

June 30th, 2014 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

There’s no denying that American deer are beautiful, majestic creatures that can provide a breathtaking sight in the wild. In the backyards of our homes, however, they can be a major nuisance, especially when they nip at the tender foliage of our gardens for a little snack. Fortunately, there are some ways to keep deer […]

Planting Redwoods on Your Land

June 17th, 2014 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

The tall canopy created overhead when towering trees are allowed to grow to their full natural height creates an impressive skyline in any setting. We’re quick to point out the uses for the low shrub and bare root trees available through our wholesale store here on the Cold Stream Farm blog. However, redwoods, sequoias and […]

Bark as a Life-Saving Filtration Device?

March 4th, 2014 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Plant life offers so many environmental benefits to our world. Aside from making our land a greener, more attractive place to live in, they help to clean the air and provide much needed shade during the summer months. There are few better ways to promote social and environmental health in our own backyards by cultivating […]

Every Tree is a Christmas Tree

December 18th, 2013 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

One could make the argument that December is one of the most important months for trees. Although frigid in some of the country with bare trees dotting the landscape like woodsy scarecrows, much of the country is going crazy over one tree – the Christmas tree, of course. Whether you like it or not, it […]