A Weather Relief

The cool down is a welcome relief from the hot weather we have been experiencing the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully you have been able to keep us with a little extra watering?  It will make all the difference in how your beautiful flowers are growing. With the cool down, don’t get caught watering more than you need to.  Now is the perfect opportunity to... Read More

June Flower Fun

Now that everything is planted or in place, be sure and schedule your water and fertilizer routine.  Extra watering will be necessary with the especially warm temperatures this weekend.  Don’t get caught, increase your water applications a notch or two in anticipation of what your hanging baskets, container gardens and newly planted perennials, shrubs, trees and roses are going to need in the heat.  Keep... Read More

10 Weeks School Vacation (what now?)

Here’s a puzzler for you…puzzles!  The origins of jigsaw puzzles go back to the 1760s when European mapmakers pasted maps onto wood and cut them into small pieces. John Spilsbury, an engraver and mapmaker, is credited with inventing the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767. The dissected map has been a successful educational toy ever since. American children still learn geography by playing with puzzle maps... Read More

Early Summer Garden

Right on schedule, our spring season has moved to the full summer season mode. If you still need flowers, visit Creek Side for the best selection in town of Grown Fresh Container Gardens, Hanging Baskets, annual flowers, perennial flowers, roses, shrubs and trees.  We schedule a new crop of everything available for the month of June so all you see in the Courtyard and Greenhouses... Read More

Memorial Day…lest we forget

OUR Nation is reverently thinking today Of the loved ones sleeping beneath the cold clay; Of the sacrifice made, and the brave deeds done, To preserve our Union as a glorious one. We ne’er will be able to pay the great cost Of the noble, the true, and the brave that we’ve lost; But over their graves, with tears like the dew, We’ll lay our... Read More

Summer Foods from Around the World

Memorial Day is right around the corner on the calendar.  Most celebrate this 3 day weekend as the unofficial start of summer.  Throughout the United States backyard barbeques abound.  As the summer heat is turned up simple, cool dishes are served up on many family dinner tables.  Interestingly enough, most perceive the colder the better to eat in summer, but in some countries the “hotter”... Read More

Leaving on a Jet Plane, Don’t Know When I’ll be Back Again

Summer vacation is approaching.  Many families have been anticipating a break from the school and work schedules.  This is not the time for biorhythmic confusion. If you’re planning a trip which involves traveling through multiple time zones, you can’t avoid jet lag. Studies have found that it takes a full day to recover from each time zone you travel through. Our bodies are naturally programmed... Read More

Creek Side Springtime!

Spring is the time of the year when Creek Side really shines!  Your Green Team of dedicated gardening experts have prepared colorful flowers of all sizes and shapes that fill the Creek Side Gardens Courtyard, the Perennial Pathway and Woodland Walk, the Front Yard Rose Garden and all the Greenhouses. A great selection of seeds and bulbs, featuring many new and organic selections of flowers... Read More

New Burpee Tomato Varieties

Tomato Beefsteak Brandy Boy Versatile in the kitchen, this is one of the tastiest tomatoes you can grow. A hybrid of the classic Brandywine, Brandy Boy has the benefits of an heirloom – incredible taste, smooth and thin skin – without the drawbacks. Producing loads of large pink fruits, this tomato is best eaten fresh in salads. These tomatoes need at least one inch (2.5... Read More

April Showers…Get Ready May…

For all the students preparing for History and English Lit finals in upcoming weeks,  here is a seasonal interest piece just for you! In 1157, collection of writings by Thomas Tusser, “A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry,” there is a poem.  A familiar poem by today’s standards, but probably would not pass the grade in class due to its brief length. It goes as follows:... Read More