Is Autumn a Second Spring for Gardeners?

Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Autumn offers a lot that spring and summer do not for planting. A lot of it comes down to temperature. For the gardener, most would agree that autumn weather is more bearable for extended time outdoors, bent over dirt and leaves, moving around plants of various sizes. The air smells… Read more »

3 Tips for Transplanting Conifers

According to some gardeners, autumn is the best time of year to plant conifers. So, for those of you who wish to take advantage of this Fall season, here are some tips on transplanting conifers: 1 – Don’t Plant Above Root Flare – Transplanted conifers, like any uprooted plant, can have compromised root structures. That’s… Read more »

Bringing Some Extra Color This Fall

One of the highlights of the end of summer is the turning of the leaves into bright colors all across the northeast and Midwest.  A plethora of bright reds, yellows and oranges turn landscapes into wonderful shades of color.  It’s about that time where we see the leaves just starting to turn different hues.  This… Read more »

Solid as an Oak Tree

One of the most popular trees in we find in America is the oak tree.  Cold Stream carries over seven different types of oak species.  There are a lot of benefits to purchasing this type of tree.  For one, oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very… Read more »

Conifers, Surviving Winter Climates

Conifers are cone bearing seed plants with the great majority being trees with just a few being shrubs.  A lot of cedars, Douglas-firs and cypress trees fall into this category.  Because of a lot of their shapes and downward drooping limbs, they are able to shed snow and survive in Northern climates.  They also have… Read more »

Animal Control

When choosing a tree or shrub most people think about the basics; water, soil, location and size. However, another factor to consider when purchasing a new tree or shrub is the wildlife, if any, surrounding your house, business or planting area.  Deer, rabbits and other fowl can seriously cause harm to new and established plant… Read more »

Cold Stream Farm

Welcome to the official Blog of Cold Stream Farm!  We created this in order to continue to connect with our loyal and new customers.  Communication has been a key to our success and we want to continue to see the relationships with our customers grow.  We’ll continue to write weekly posts in an order to… Read more »