Winter Activity Ideas

Hello, Winter! Love it or loathe it, winter is inevitable. For those of us in a cold climate, it’s three months on paper, and more like six months in reality. Perhaps not all snow and cold, but months where the garden is dormant or slow growing. Take advantage of what each season has to offer.  The obvious assets winter offers are snow and ice.  Get out... 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, but they are not poisonous when eaten. Those whom are sensitive to latex, may develop a rash when handling poinsettias. Christmas Cactus Let the plant dry out slightly... Read More

Holiday Simmering Spices

Isn’t it amazing how scents just whisk you away to another world: a memory or place that is recognizable by how it smells. Christmas has a smell for sure, evergreens and pine boughs.  Cookies baking in the oven.  Or perhaps hot apple cider mixed with pine trees, oranges, and clove.  Consider having a few jars of simmering spices on hand as a handy way to... Read More

Small Business Saturday 2019

This Nov 30 is the 10th Small Business Saturday®, which means it’s almost time to celebrate with your favorite small businesses — like (hint, hint) the one sending you this email. Save the date to Shop Small® with us because when you do, you make a big difference for our business and our community. Join us in making this Small Business Saturday one to remember!... 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

Holiday Gifts – Creek Side Style

Everyone has that friend or family member that celebrates a birthday, milestone or ‘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 gifts “Creek Side Style”.             The Avid Gardener loves all things gardening.  We feature gardening books, wind chimes, tools, gloves and more... Read More

Christmas at Creek Side-2019

Gift Shop and Boutique – Holiday 2019 “Christmas at Creek Side” is a special time.  We transform the entire gift shop and boutique into a world of joy and holiday spirit.  We have unique items that will sure to delight customers of all ages.  Check out all the different gifts we offer.     Towels and Napkins One of our main staples at Creek Side... 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

Common Bees found in Colorado Gardens

Native pollinators are critical for pollinating both wild and cultivated plants.  Wild bees are important not only because in many cases they’re more efficient pollinators than imported European honeybees, but also because they’ve co-evolved with our native plants. Many types of bees are specialized pollinators, perfectly designed to pollinate very specific plants. Since bees are so diverse in their size, color, shape, and habits, identification... Read More

August Garden Thoughts

Take time to sit back, relax and enjoy your late summer garden in all its glory!  Gather your family together and celebrate this beautiful summer season as it draws to a close.  Invite friends and neighbors over to show off your beautiful creations and celebrate all your hard work! If you can’t sit back and relax…there is plenty to do…. Looks like August is going... Read More