Fall Indoor and Outdoor Living

Fall Indoor Living Décor and Gifts As each season comes and goes, the Creek Side Gardens Green Team gets ready for that change with a fresh selection of seasonal flowers and plants.  In addition to gearing up for ‘Fall’ flowers such as; mums, kale, and pansies, we are also changing the look of our gift shop – now proudly presenting our many lines of décor... Read More

August Gardens

Take time to sit back, relax and enjoy your late summer garden in all its glory!  Big beautiful hanging baskets and container gardens on the patio.  Late summer blooming perennials in the gardens.  Gather your family together and celebrate this beautiful summer season as it draws to a close.  Normally at this time we would encourage you to invite friends and neighbors over to show off... Read More

How Soil Makes Your Brain Happy

Soil Microbes Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as prozac, without the negative side effects. It turns out getting in the garden and getting dirty is a natural antidepressant due to unique microbes in healthy organic soil. Working and playing in soil can make you happier and healthier. What gardeners and farmers have talked about for millennia is now... Read More

New Houseplants 2020

Happy Summertime!  Let’s enjoy our time out of doors while we can.  Because believe it or not, it won’t be long and we will be heading back indoors.  But that doesn’t mean you have to leave all your plants behind.  Creek Side is now offering a big selection of medium to large size houseplants that are perfect for low to medium light conditions in your... Read More

Mid-Season Perennials

July is a great month for mid-season perennial color.  Many plants are in flower now or getting ready to flower!  Identify a “Green” area in your garden now.  Keep your eyes open around your neighborhood landscape for what you like. Currently blooming alongside the Creek Side Perennial Pathway: Coreopsis – yellow, red and bicolor daisy-like flowers from short to tall in height Coneflower – originally... Read More

Lavender Growing in Colorado

Lavandula angustifolia is a small shrub native to the Mediterranean, despite its common name of “English lavender”.  Lavender likes cool winters and hot, dry summers reminiscent of its native climate.  It needs well-draining soil and full sun.   Lavender is drought resistant and hardy to zone 5. Different kinds of lavender English – L. angustifolia, most common garden perennial- Munstead, Hidcote French hybrid – L. x... Read More

Grown Fresh Summer Color!

The Creek Side Grown Fresh Big Summer Color Program is in full swing!  Big beautiful blooming plants in 6” diameter pots are loaded with fresh summer color to spruce up your porch, patio and garden.  Varieties selected are great warm temperature choices grown in a large pot size to hold moisture a little longer. These plants are already BIG!.  Imagine assembling 2, 3 or 4... Read More

Budworms are Here!

Now is the time to treat for Budworm.  The adult stage is a moth with a wingspan of about 1 1/2 inches. The wings are light green with brown overtones and a few wavy, cream-colored bands. In the early evening, females lay single eggs on buds or leaves.  The eggs hatch into little light green worms.  They have two cycles per summer – early July and early August.  Budworms... Read More

Summer Attire – Creek Side Style

Who knew that your community greenhouse, garden center and nursery would feature a boutique with some of the most fun and interesting articles of women’s attire? This is one of the biggest surprises for our first-time visitors. In addition to new flower varieties, the interior designers at Creek Side Gardens Indoor Living Décor and Gift Shop are challenged every season to find the home décor... Read More

Hot Weather Water Tips

Hot Weather Tips When the temperature goes over 90 degrees; an extra dose of love and care will help keep your flowers flourishing throughout the summer. Check flowers twice daily for water, once in the morning and again in the evening.  Some pots/beds may require additional water applications to fight the heat. Apply enough water so that the water is coming out the bottom of... Read More