Roses, Shrubs and Trees

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The Creek Side Gardens nursery area is undergoing re-population for the spring and summer season.  All the beautiful perennial plants that we have been taking care of all winter, are being brought up from the cold houses and cold frames down on the creek.  The benches are set up in the nursery and with the beautiful weather we are having, we are in the process... Read More

Vegetable Garden Planning

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A little planning before planting your vegetable garden will go a long way in helping to create a productive and manageable garden space.  Focus your resources on planting only enough of what you would like to eat and enjoy.  Vegetables may be grown in containers as well as in a traditional ground bed.  Follow these tips to success. Sunny Location All vegetables need direct sunshine... Read More

The Paradox of Time

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The paradox of time in history is that we: Have taller buildings, but shorter tempers Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints We spend more, but have less We buy more, but enjoy it less We have bigger houses and smaller families Bigger churches and smaller congregations A multitude of prayers, but very little faith A blessed life, but lack of gratitude A loving God for our... Read More

Easter Egg Scramble and Open House

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At Creek Side Gardens, we believe that joy comes from being connected and making active contributions to the community. Our free community events create a place where we come together to celebrate the seasons all through the calendar year.  This Event Season at Creek Side Gardens is especially fun and exciting as we kick-off another successful year. One of everybody’s favorites is the Creek Side... Read More

Cool Season Gardening

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Early spring is a wonderful time of the year to begin gardening.  Go with what Mother Nature offers and the types of plants that appreciate the early, Cool Season Gardening conditions in March and April.  Don’t worry about your warm season plants like geraniums and tomatoes until mid-May.  Plant any of the following suggestions for cool weather gardening success. Improve your soil Whether you have... Read More

Frog Eye Salad

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A Child Do you know what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the grownup of today.  It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of life; it is to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that elves can reach to whisper in your ear; to seek out... Read More

April Gardening

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Pansies and annual flowers Pansies and violas are the perfect annual flower for planting in April.  Everybody loves their cheerful and colorful smiling flower faces in the early season.  Plant pansies in April because they love the cool, bright growing conditions that April offers.  They are very cold temperature tolerant and will withstand whatever Mother Nature throws our way now.  Freezing temperatures, snow, rain and... Read More

Cool Season Vegetable Bulbs

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Asparagus crowns Asparagus grows best in deep, well-drained sandy loam soil.  Improve Colorado soils with organic matter like compost to increase drainage.  Make a trench 8“deep, in rows 4’ apart.  The asparagus crowns are then laid in the trench 8-12” apart.  Cover the crowns with 2-3” of soil.  Once the asparagus begins to emerge in the furrow, gradually fill in and cover small weeds.  Eventually... Read More

The Darkest Hour…

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“…The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn…”   Thomas Fuller For those of us “late-risers,” getting up to measure how ‘dark it is before dawn,’ isn’t going to happen.  In actuality, this phrase first appeared in print during the late 1700s and is attributed to the English theologian and historian, Thomas Fuller.  It has been used more as a teaching proverb meaning, ‘There is hope, even... Read More

Creek Side Perennial Plants

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Just like all the beautiful annual flowering hanging basket and container gardens, Creek Side grows over 250 varieties of perennials right in site in our nice, cool greenhouses down on the creek.  Selecting the perennial plants for your garden directly from the grower offers several advantages. Number one, you can see the difference in quality.  Big, healthy plants that are going to grow well and... Read More