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 […]

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 Concept of Groundcovers

July 2nd, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Bearberry Groundcover

In any person’s garden, there is often an area where grass isn’t the best option—be it in between banks, underneath tree shade, or in other areas where grass can’t grow as well due to the availability of water or exposure to sunlight. However, many people still want landscaping there, just not the type that may […]

Understanding Ornamental Grasses

June 26th, 2018 | 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 […]

How to Attract Pheasants to Your Land

June 4th, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Information on Pheasants

With any new tree or plant, you’re essentially adding to your garden’s ecosystem; an improvement that will attract a set of species that can be beneficial for your garden’s development. Pheasants, which might first appear as a nuisance can help spread seeds and allow other trees and plants to grow by feeding on them. Every […]

Knowing What Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

April 13th, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
How to Attract Hummingsbirds

Hummingbirds are some of the most interesting and majestic creatures in the animal kingdom. There are many fun facts associated with them including that they are only found in the Western Hemisphere and that they communicate via visual displays. Many people find hummingbirds beautiful but few people know they are attracted to specific trees; many […]

Trending Tending: What’s Hot in Gardens and Landscapes this Spring?

April 19th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If you’ve been waiting all winter to get back into the garden, then you’ve come to the right place. As you start planning out your plantscapes and what to place in your garden, it’s always good to know what’s hot for the season. Let’s take a look at what’s trending with tending your garden and […]

When to Water: Does Morning, Midday or Afternoon Play a Role?

April 12th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Planting trees, bushes, plants and other shrubs is a nice way to increase the aesthetic appeal of a property as well as provide some shade and privacy. It is a pretty straightforward process to plant trees, shrubs and other plants, but the real question that often comes with a little bit of uncertainty is when […]

Help Bee Populations with Your Plant Selections

April 5th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If you’ve been listening to the news, you probably know that bee populations around the country have been on the decline in the last few years. ScienceMag.org says that according to recent studies, several species of bees have significantly declined in population over the last 10 to 20 years. There are numerous reasons behind the […]

When Should You Plant Vines?

February 6th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

If you’re a novice gardener hoping to transform your backyard, it might be tricky to know which season is best for planting certain items. For any green-thumb hopefuls who want to add vines to their garden, check out our tips below on the best time of year for vine planting. Vines are pretty easy to […]