More Big 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 season temperature choices and grown in a large pot size to hold moisture a little longer. Choose Your Own Combination of Plants & Colors These... Read More

Lavender Growing in Colorado

Lavender is a terrific mid-season summer perennial in our Colorado climate.  Loves the sun, the heat and a little opportunity to dry out in between irrigation applications.  Enjoy the flowers and share with the pollinators.  And/or harvest the flowers to create scented crafts. Lavandula angustifolia is a small shrub native to the Mediterranean, despite its common name of “English lavender”.  Lavender likes cool winters and... Read More

Tomatoes & Hot Weather Tips

How are your tomatoes growing? Problems with Blossom End Rot?  The dark grey, black-sunken area on the blossom end of tomatoes. Though many people think blossom end rot is a disease, it isn’t. Blossom end rot is not caused by a bacteria or fungus, nor is it something that is caused by an insect pest. It is a physiological disorder thought to be caused by... Read More

Mid-Summer Plant Care

Watering Baskets & Container Gardens When temps are over 90 degrees, check flowers twice daily for dryness, in the morning and again in the evening, Water baskets until dripping from bottom or pots are draining. Don’t assume that any rainfall will be ‘watering’ your baskets. Keep watering consistently. Hand watering is best to be sure they are getting enough water. Drip systems are convenient but... Read More

A Bugs Life

Japanese Beetles & Control Japanese beetles are coming!  They can be very damaging to plants, especially roses, grape vines, Virginia creeper vines.  Adults feed on leaves, buds and flowers of many common garden and landscape plants.  Feeding on leaves is usually restricted to the softer tissues between the larger leaf veins, which results in a characteristic feeding pattern known and described as ‘skeletonizing’.  More generalized... Read More

Grown Fresh Mid Season Perennials

July is a great month for mid-season perennial color.  Many plants are in flower 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.  Then come into the nursery to check out our big assortment of Grown Fresh perennials and get planting!! Currently blooming alongside the Creek Side Perennial Pathway: Coreopsis... Read More

Grown Fresh Summer Color!

Big 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,... Read More

Budworms are Here!

Now is the time to begin treating for Budworm. Life Cycle 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... Read More

How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

Not as much of a problem in Colorado, due to our hot, dry conditions.  But slugs are one of the most common garden pests, though unlike most other chewing critters you find in your garden, they aren’t insects. Instead, slugs are land-dwelling mollusks that are more closely related to clams than beetles or caterpillars. Facing a slug infestation is serious business, filled with slime trails,... Read More

Shifting Early Summer Gears

Annual Flowers Don’t worry – it’s not too late to enjoy big, colorful annual flowers on your patio this summer.  Container Gardens are looking full and lush.  Hanging Baskets are on SALE so shop early for best selection. Take advantage of the BOGO FREE SALE of fun, fresh small 4.5″ pots of flowers are available for filling in those empty spots.  Did you know that... Read More