Happy Holidays from Creek Side Gardens

Visit Creek Side Gardens to find a great selection of Fresh Cut Christmas Trees. Beautiful Noble, Fraser, Nordmann and Concolor Fir trees are perfect for your holiday decor! These are typically the longest lasting Christmas Tree varieties and available from small to tall. Fresh trees are displayed daily so that they will last for as long as possible.  We’ll saw a fresh cut on the... Read More

Holiday Flowering Plant Care Tips

Poinsettia Select plants with uniformly green foliage and no lower leaves missing. Moderately moist soil; water thoroughly whenever the soil feels dry to the touch.  Ideal temperatures are 60F to 70F. Poinsettia plant parts are not edible, and they are not poisonous when eaten. Those whom are sensitive to latex sap, may develop a skin irritation when handling poinsettias. Christmas Cactus Let the plant dry... Read More

Holiday Porch Pots and Fresh Evergreens

One of the most distinctive aspects of celebrating the holiday season is the look, feel and fragrance of holiday greens used in decorating our homes.  There is nothing like the smell of fresh evergreen boughs to remind us that the holiday season is fast approaching. Christmas Trees & Evergreens The most familiar use of holiday greens is of course the Christmas tree.  Setting up a... Read More

Know Your Christmas Trees

Noble Fir These needles turn upward, exposing the lower branches. Known for its beauty, the noble fir has a long keep ability, and its stiff branches make it a good tree for heavy ornaments, as well as providing excellent greenery for wreaths and garland. Long considered an excellent Christmas tree because of its beauty, stiff branches and long keepability, the species is growing in popularity... Read More

How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom

Christmas cactus is a favorite holiday plant. Pops of color bloom from stems that creep and drape over the plant. These are attractive plants to have all year, but the real fun comes when they bloom. Those showy flowers bring joy and color to colder seasons when we need it most. There are a few specific steps you can take to ensure that you get... Read More

The ‘Not so much’ Holiday Gifts

Everyone has that friend or family member that celebrates a birthday, milestone or a ‘non’ holiday event during December. Not everyone wants to receive a holiday themed gift for those special occasions so here at Creek Side we offer many other options “Creek Side Style”. Gardening Stuff – Your avid gardeners can start the spring season with some new supplies, the ‘non’ Christmas gift.  Think about... Read More

Preparing for winter – from our ‘green’ house to yours

Preparing our gardens for the winter is important.  Most of the greenhouses at Creek Side have been ‘winterized’ for the season. A few of the houses have potted plants in them whether it is heated or not. Our perennials are tucked away in the ‘cold’ house.  This greenhouse offers protection to the plants from the wind and very severe cold winter temperatures. Once these plants... Read More

Best Houseplants for Low Light

Adding plants to the house is a favorite way to bring a little lift to any room. Having plants around makes everything feel lighter, brighter, and more alive. Houseplants add color and texture to a room, purify the air, and just look nice. The Biology of Low Light Indoor Plants A handful of tropical, broad-leaf plants are primed for low-light situations through basic biology: large leaves that... Read More

Holiday Home Decor & Gifts

Creek Side Holiday Home Decor and Gifts Who knew that your community greenhouse and garden center would feature a home décor gift shop and boutique?  Certainly, one of the biggest surprises for our first-time visitors. The gift shop is often the ‘go to’ place for our regular customers who can usually find a special and unique gift for themselves or to give away.   The gift... Read More

How to Grow Amaryllis Indoors

To grow amaryllis successfully indoors, follow these steps. It is worth it to have a showy display of gorgeous blooms greeting you on an otherwise dreary day. Choosing Your Bulbs There are many different varieties of amaryllis in different colors, fragrances, and flower types. One bulb will grow two stems, which in turn will produce four flowers each. If you want really big flowers,  choose... Read More