Four Season Interest: Trees for Year-Round Beauty

A well-curated landscape is like a living canvas that evolves with the changing seasons, each chapter telling a unique story of nature’s beauty. In this blog, we’ll explore the world of trees that provide four-season interest, ensuring your outdoor space is a spectacle of colors, textures, and shapes all year round. Discover how these arboreal… Read more »

Dealing with Deer: Trees That Resist Browsing

The enchanting sight of deer grazing in your backyard can quickly turn into a gardener’s nightmare when those graceful creatures decide to make a meal of your carefully cultivated trees. In this blog, we’ll explore the world of deer-resistant trees—green guardians that can withstand the persistent nibbling of these gentle yet voracious visitors. Discover not… Read more »

Low-Maintenance Landscaping: Cold Stream Farm’s Drought-Tolerant Plant Collection

In today’s world, where water conservation is of utmost importance, creating a beautiful and sustainable landscape is a priority for many homeowners. At Cold Stream Farm, we understand the value of low-maintenance landscaping that thrives even in drought conditions. Our nursery proudly offers a diverse collection of drought-tolerant plants that not only reduce water usage… Read more »

Landscaping Trends: Cold Stream Farm’s Trees for Modern Garden Design

In the ever-evolving world of landscaping, staying in tune with the latest trends is essential for creating a modern and stylish garden. As gardening enthusiasts and homeowners alike seek fresh ideas to transform their outdoor spaces, the role of trees becomes increasingly significant. Trees not only provide shade and greenery but also serve as focal… Read more »

Must-Have Trees and Shrubs for Stunning Autumn Foliage in Michigan

Michigan’s autumn season is a breathtaking display of vibrant colors, as the leaves of trees and shrubs transform into a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and golds. If you’re looking to create a stunning fall landscape, incorporating trees and shrubs known for their brilliant autumn foliage is a must. Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) The Sugar Maple… Read more »

Michigan’s Bird Paradise: Creating a Backyard Oasis with Native Trees and Shrubs

Michigan is blessed with abundant natural beauty, including a rich diversity of bird species. Imagine stepping into your backyard and being greeted by a symphony of melodious bird songs, vibrant feathers fluttering in the trees, and the joy of witnessing these captivating creatures up close. With a well-planned landscape featuring native trees and shrubs, you… Read more »

The Environmental Benefits of Planting Trees and Shrubs in Late Summer

As summer draws to a close and the cooler temperatures of late summer set in, many homeowners may assume that the planting season for trees and shrubs has come to an end. However, contrary to popular belief, late summer can be an excellent time to embark on your landscaping endeavors. Not only can you enjoy… Read more »

Planting Trees to Create a Beautiful Landscape

Planting trees on your property can be a beneficial for many different reasons. If you don’t have any trees on your property at this point, it could look a little bare. Adding trees to your property can create a beautiful landscape. Trees make the world go round. Our planet is filled with forests including trees… Read more »

The Benefits of 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… Read more »

How To Reuse Your Christmas Tree

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, there are about 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees sold every year. With that being said, most people just throw away their Christmas tree right after the holiday, but there are several other things you can do instead of trashing it. There are ways to reuse and… Read more »

Why Composting is Beneficial for Your Garden and the Environment

As we get into the month of November, you’re probably putting away your lawn tools and gardening equipment for the winter season. Even though we’re finishing up our lawn chores and landscaping tasks, we can still maintain our gardens in different ways during the off-season. Composting is a great way to recycle your food waste… Read more »