The Benefits of Having Outdoor Plants Around Your Home

As a homeowner, it’s important that your home and landscape presents itself as a welcoming and naturally beautiful environment. If you have natural vegetation around your home, you’re already off to a good start, but this doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. Landscaping takes time and effort to keep everything maintained, and sometimes,… Read more »

Trees to Plant for a Shady Environment

Looking for new plantings for a shady plot of land? Unfortunately, not all tree species will flourish if they don’t receive direct sunlight each day. That’s why its typically a good idea to select shade-tolerant species for these locations. Check out just a few of the tree species that thrive in low-light environments below! Hemlock… Read more »

Create Container Gardens to Decorate Your Home or Business

Flowers, shrubs and ferns can be planted in just about anything. Although they’re ideally found in luxurious garden beds tucked under a blanket of mulch or soil, they’re also used for other things such as pots, hanging baskets, window baskets, wheel barrows and anything else you decide to get creative with. One great way to… Read more »

Types of Trees that Survive a Dry Site

When most people think about trees and plants and how they survive, the first thing that comes to mind is that they need water to grow and thrive. Those people are not wrong. Trees are more likely to survive when they have plenty of sunshine and natural rainfall. Unfortunately, this ideal situation is not always… Read more »

What Plants Grow Naturally in Your Backyard?

Many landscaping enthusiasts, especially those who may be undertaking a personal project for the first time, often get really excited at the prospect of using a wide array of flora and fauna available through nurseries and elsewhere. With the Internet as a resource, it’s easy to get carried away with the incredible variety of intriguing… Read more »

Trees Making Their Way to Indoor Spaces

It’s an interesting concept having trees in an indoor space. From offices to residential living, trees are making their way to the interior of buildings for several different reasons. We may think of this concept as somewhat weird and unusual because it is, but it may be somewhat normal in the near future. We always… Read more »

How Earth’s Trees are Disappearing Before Our Eyes

Nations across the globe are actively fighting back against climate change and global warming. As the climate is supposed to change, human factors are speeding up the process causing destruction to our very own ecosystem. Deforestation also plays a major role in the downfall of our climate and ecosystem. Humanity has an obligation to cut… Read more »

Consider Planting Fruit this Spring

Even though winter is upon us, it isn’t too early to start thinking about spring and what you’ll be planting come that time. If you’re looking to add some fruiting plants to your home, then take a look at some of the options Cold Stream Farm has to offer. American Plum Also known as the… Read more »

How to Attract More Hummingbirds Next Summer

It’s currently December, which means most homeowners aren’t thinking about their gardening, but sometimes it’s good to be prepared and ready for the warmer months ahead of time. Our favorite little birds have left for the winter, so it’s sad to think about them, since they’re not around right now. The good news is we… Read more »

Benefits of Shrub Gardening

We all know fall is one of the better times to be planting new trees, plants and shrubs, but what about the benefits of actually planting shrubs? Most people think of shrubs as just the filler plant that you put in place when you don’t know what else to put there. But there are a… Read more »