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 […]

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 […]

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

June 25th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Summer has officially started and now is a great time to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Curb appeal is your home’s visual attractiveness as seen from the street. This is important for all homeowners, whether you are planning to sell or not. Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal Summer has officially started and now is a […]

Things to Know About Deciduous Plants

May 10th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Deciduous Plants

Cold Stream Farm is a wholesale/retail bare root tree and shrub nursery in Free Soil, Michigan. We offer a variety of plants for sale, including deciduous shrubs and trees. What are some things we think you should know about deciduous plants? Deciduous Meaning First things first– what does the word deciduous mean? It refers to […]

Understanding the Chestnut Tree

October 8th, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Chestnuts Fallen from Tree

At Cold Stream Farm, we offer our clients a diverse selection of tree seedlings, and other plants—each with their own unique properties that offer something different. One of our all-time favorites is the Chestnut tree, and for that, we have two types available: the American Chestnut, and the Chinese Chestnut. It is important to understand […]

Warm Weather Brings Fall Foliage to Michigan

October 6th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

The fall season brings gorgeous foliage to regions all across the country. Michigan tends to have a particularly beautiful display thanks to the sheer diversity of trees found in our great state. But weather also plays a role in how and when the leaves turn. So what can we expect for foliage this year? Right […]

Needles vs. Leaves: A Plant Evolution

September 13th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Trees come in all shapes and sizes, but all of them have either the ability to grow leaves or needles – never both, and never neither. Trees that can grow leaves are called deciduous trees, while those that can grow needles are called conifers, something you may have forgotten since high school science class. The […]

All About Deciduous Conifers

August 26th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

It’s one of those things you learn in school: deciduous trees have leaves that fall off each year while coniferous trees have needles that stay on year round. You were likely taught that trees fall into these two categories, but many people don’t know that there’s a third category that straddles the two. Known as […]

Place Your Fall Tree and Shrub Order Now

July 14th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Summer is the perfect time to start thinking about reserving fall trees and shrubs. We’re now taking orders for the fall to help improve your landscape. Take a look at the full selection of plants available from Cold Stream Farm. Evergreens Evergreen trees are always a popular option for decorating a landscape. As the leading […]

The Value of Trees on Your Property

February 24th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Value of Trees

Many homes across America have trees either in their back or front yards. We see them every day when we leave, we clean up when leaves or branches when they fall, but have you ever taken the time to think about the real value they bring to your home? For starters, they provide us with […]