How To Reuse Your Christmas Tree

November 4th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
close up of woman decorating tree for christmas

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, there are about 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees sold every year. Make Fresh Mulch One of the easiest and most effective ways to reuse a Christmas tree is to rent a woodchipper and turn the tree into mulch for your garden. Fresh mulch can help to […]

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 […]

Winter Planting and Gardening

October 17th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Winter Planting and Gardening

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 the cold season preparing for your upcoming springtime planting plans with these helpful tips: Plan a Clear […]

Deer Proofing Your Garden

October 1st, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Deer Proofing Your Garden

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 […]

How to Help Save The Bees

September 27th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
How to Help Save The Bees

With environmental issues on the rise, it is important to do everything possible to help conservation efforts. It is no secret that the bee population is on the decline, and it  has even been rumored that robotic bees will eventually be used in place of the real bees. There are numerous reasons behind the decline, […]

Essential Fall Gardening Tips

August 28th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Essential Fall Gardening Tips

Summer is nearing its end which means it is time for fall garden preparations. There are many steps you must take during this time to ensure the health and longevity of your garden. Colder months are ahead, and it is time to prepare your lawn and landscaping. To make sure your landscape is ready, make […]

Tips for Creating A Sensory Garden

July 9th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Tips for Creating A Sensory Garden

There are many elements that go into creating a lush garden. What distinguishes an average garden from a sensory garden are the design elements. A well-designed sensory garden will entice the senses through smell, touch, taste, and sight and sound. There are many different ways to create a sensory garden, here are a few tips […]

Plants That Increase Your Home Security

July 2nd, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Plants That Increase Your Home Security

Installing a home security system, locking your door when you are away from home, and leaving a timer to switch lights on and off are all great ways to thwart thieves. In addition to those methods, certain plants can add an extra layer of security for your home.  Plants add both life and character to […]

Reasons to Buy Plants From a Wholesale Nursery

May 31st, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Buying Plants From a Wholesale Nursery

Cold Stream Farm is a wholesale/retail bare root tree and shrub nursery in Michigan. What are the benefits of buying plants from a wholesale nursery rather than a corporate store? Quality First, consider the quality. Big box stores treat their merchandise poorly. It doesn’t receive the attention and care that a wholesale nursery gives… so […]

Featuring the Lilac Flower

February 18th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Rich Green and Purple Spring Lilac Flowers

The gorgeous lilac flower is just one of the many popular deciduous shrubs we offer at Cold Stream Farm. With a mesmerizing fragrance and lovely charm, lilacs quickly beautify your garden with pops of inviting color. The history of the lilac is rooted in a story of infatuation. According to Greek mythology, the beauty of […]