Understanding the Cinnamon Fern

At Cold Stream Farm, we know people love ferns for their variety, with each type of fern offering subtle differences from the last. Cold Stream Farms offers ferns that work for everyone, from ferns that tolerate rough weather conditions to ferns that thrive in cold soil. This week we are highlighting our Cinnamon Fern. Cinnamon… Read more »

Understanding the Chestnut 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… Read more »

Understanding the Larch Tree

At Cold Stream Farm, we offer a diverse selection of trees and shrubs that, we believe, hold the potential of seriously beautifying wherever they are planted. Each tree has its own set of unique qualities that provide something different to our clients and this week, Cold Stream Farm is highlighting the Larch tree. With the… Read more »

Tips on Putting Your Garden to Bed

How you treat your garden now will affect how thrives in the future. As seasonal changes and colder weather settle in, it is time to think about how to prepare your garden for seasonal changes. Below are some tips on putting your garden to bed for the season. Remove Debris to Prevent Pests Pests and… Read more »

Highlighting the Must-Have Garden Tools

Every gardener needs a reliable set of tools. Maintaining landscaping and planting is no simple task and having the right gear by your side can make all the difference. Regardless of your experience level, you should know what items should be in your tool shed. This helpful gardening guide from Cold Stream Farm will help… Read more »

Understanding the Weeping Willow

It is, perhaps, one of the most recognizable tree types in the world: the Weeping Willow. This deciduous tree species is famous for its drooping (or “weeping”) branches and leaves, which hang very low to the ground. At Cold Stream Farm, we are proud to carry Weeping Willows as many customers desire this tree’s beauty…. Read more »

Understanding the Concept of Groundcovers

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… Read more »

How to Attract Pheasants to Your Land

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… Read more »

Understanding Grouse and How to Attract Them

Grouse are game birds that are known for having plump bodies and feathered legs. They’re also known for the low-pitched drumming sounds that they make when they take their wings and open and close them very quickly. By “drumming on air,” grouse are able to emit sounds that are unlike anything else you’ve ever heard… Read more »

Understanding What Plants and Trees Attract Rabbits

Trees and plants serve many purposes. They provide shade, oxygen, and countless products that we use every day. If you are interested in drawing rabbits to your property, you can do that with help of specific plants and trees. People want to attract rabbits for a variety of reasons, but most people do it so… Read more »

What Types of Plants Attract Turkeys

Do you want to attract wild turkeys to your land? You can do it by providing them with plenty of cover. You can also do it by making sure they have a water source nearby. However, the most important aspect of attracting turkeys to your land is planting the right kinds of trees, shrubs, and… Read more »

Bearberry: A Great Landscaper’s Plant

Spring is almost here, so gardeners and landscapers around the country are starting to plan their spring gardens. Have you decided what you’ll be planting yet? One of our favorite spring plants is bearberry. If you’re looking for low-maintenance ground cover, you’ll love bearberry, too. Bearberry (arctostaphylos uva-ursi), or sometimes known as kinnikinnick, can be… Read more »