Endangered Species and How Your Garden Can Help

When done thoughtfully, it can become a powerful tool in the fight against species extinction. Many gardeners may not realize the impact their planting choices can have on local ecosystems, especially on endangered wildlife species. By selecting certain trees and shrubs, you can create a haven for these at-risk creatures, supporting their survival and fostering… Read more »

10 Essential Trees for Michigan Landscapes: A Guide for Wholesale Buyers

Michigan’s diverse climate, ranging from cold, harsh winters to warm summers, offers a unique challenge for landscaping. However, this variety also provides a rich opportunity to select trees that are not only adaptable but enhance the beauty and ecological balance of local environments. Whether you are a landscaper, a municipal planner, or a nursery owner,… Read more »

Landscaping with Limited Space: Small Trees and Shrubs for Urban Gardens

Urban gardening is a delightful challenge that calls for creativity and careful plant selection, especially when space is at a premium. For city dwellers, the luxury of vast planting areas is often not a reality. However, the limitations of space do not have to curb your green aspirations. With the right small trees and shrubs,… Read more »

Landscaping for Energy Efficiency: Using Trees to Reduce Heating and Cooling Costs

In an era where energy efficiency is not just desirable but necessary, homeowners are constantly exploring ways to cut down on power usage and reduce their carbon footprint. One often overlooked strategy is the strategic use of landscaping, particularly through the planting of trees. Trees aren’t just aesthetic enhancements; they’re also powerful tools for improving… Read more »

Best Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs to Attract Bees and Butterflies

As spring arrives and nature awakens, many of us eagerly anticipate the return of vibrant colors and the gentle hum of bees and fluttering wings of butterflies in our gardens. Beyond their beauty, bees and butterflies play crucial roles as pollinators, supporting the growth of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. At Cold Stream Farm, we believe… Read more »

Consider Planting Fruit this Spring

Adding fruit trees to your property can provide some amazing benefits for you. Fruit trees will provide you with fresh fruit that you won’t have to look for in the grocery store during the spring and summer months. Seeing these trees blossom and bring fresh fruit will leave you with a smile on your face…. Read more »

Why Composting is Beneficial for Your Garden and the Environment

Composting is a great way to recycle your food waste while being environmentally friendly in the process. Plus, it’s great for your garden! As we get into the spring season, it’s time to start prepping your gardens and landscape for the summer season. A lot of work has to be done to ensure a healthy… Read more »

Thriving Transplants: Tips for Successfully Planting Trees and Shrubs in Spring

If you’re eager to introduce new trees and shrubs to your outdoor haven, the spring season provides an optimal window for transplanting. In this blog, we’ll delve into the art of successful planting, offering a comprehensive guide with tips and techniques from Cold Stream Farm. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a first-time planter, these… Read more »

Attracting Pollinators: Creating a Bee-Friendly Spring Garden

As the world awakens from its winter slumber, the gentle hum of pollinators signals the arrival of spring. Beyond their delightful presence, these industrious insects play a crucial role in our ecosystem. In this blog, we’ll explore the significance of supporting pollinators in the spring and guide you through the creation of a bee-friendly garden…. Read more »

Fast-Growing Trees: Instant Impact for Your Landscape

In the world of landscaping, patience may be a virtue, but for those seeking an instant transformation of their outdoor space, fast-growing trees are the key to immediate impact. In this blog, we’ll explore the advantages of incorporating trees with rapid growth rates into your landscape design. From providing shade to enhancing privacy, these arboreal… Read more »

Landscaping with Edible Trees and Shrubs: Cold Stream Farm’s Fruitful Choices

Imagine strolling through your own garden, plucking ripe, juicy fruits right from the trees and shrubs that adorn your landscape. Edible landscaping is a delicious and practical way to make your outdoor space both beautiful and bountiful. Cold Stream Farm offers a variety of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs that can transform your garden into a… Read more »