Let Us Go Back

Let us go back to the beauties That are pocketed deep in our past, They joys we relinquished with childhood But which hauntingly linger and last! Let us return to the Christmas That remains with the children of time — The Christmas of wonderful wishes, Of stardust, and snowdrift, and chime! Let us go back to the vision Of evergreen peace in our rooms, Pretty... Read More

Pease Porridge Hot

Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot, Nine days old. by Mother Goose Porridge?or Oatmeal? Traditionally, ‘Porridge’ consists of any type of crushed grain such as wheat, rice, barley or legumes (hence, the ‘pease’) and boiling them in milk or water until thick.  ‘Oatmeal’ is made from the crushed, rolled, cut or coarsely ground seed head or ‘oat’ and then boiled... Read More

Small Business Saturday

In between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies Small Business Saturday, a great opportunity to support your favorite family-owned, local neighborhood Small Business.  This Nov 25, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us. So, mark your calendar for Nov 25... Read More

‘Tis the Season to be Board (Games)

As a society we have been playing games to stretch our physical ability, bend our mental capacity, and just to be entertained.  The entrepreneurs of the 1800s made it a goal to publish and make available a variety of board games to the general public.  From the 1930s to the mid 1980s, one could say these were the “Golden Years” of board gaming. This was... Read More

Starry, Starry Night

“Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have this wish I wish tonight.”                                                        Anonymous Many a youngster (and maybe some “young at heart”) have stood waiting patiently for the last light of day to set, anticipating  a glimpse of the first star.  Today, due to the ever increasing population of major cities and their surrounding... Read More

Late Fall Garden Tips

Our community has enjoyed a beautiful garden season this year! The fall colors on the trees and shrubs all around town have been outstanding!  Golden yellow leaves on honeylocusts and cottonwoods, bright red leaves on maples, oaks and purple ash. Now we Gardeners watch the temperatures falling, keeping in mind how the freezing temps will affect our landscape and the plants growing therein.  There are... Read More

Winter Greenhouse Growing

As the cold temperatures come rolling in this time of year, the Green Team is busy preparing the greenhouses for winter.  Most of the Creek Side greenhouses are empty this time of the year.  The heaters are turned off and the irrigation lines have been drained to prevent freezing.  It is amazing how much they will warm up during the winter months when the sun... Read More

From Season to Season

From season to season means the free Community Events at Creek Side Gardens continues into the Holiday season, don’t miss these upcoming events! The Third Annual Artisan Craft Fair will be held Saturday November 4 from 10am-3pm.  Many of last year’s exhibitors will be on hand, plus a great group of new and original crafters.  Check out the lineup for this year’s exhibitors here.  By the... Read More

And Now, October

As we close in on the middle of the month, much has transpired in this 10th month of the year!  We saw our first frost which was quickly followed by the first freeze and snowfall of the season. Is fall really settling down or did it just get geared up? Here’s a nostalgic look into the waning season;   When wheat fields turn to burnished... Read More

Creek Side Community Events & Workshops

The weather for Pumpkin Fest, this first full weekend in October looks beautiful this year!  The Creek Side Courtyard will fill with families enjoying the free games, pony rides, hayrides, hot dogs and of course all the bright colorful hues of the Fall Season, including a mountain of pumpkins.  Lots of great photo opportunities to be created and captured. At Creek Side Gardens we believe... Read More