Open House and Perennial Plants

Our Creek Side Gardens Spring Spectacular Open House is your best opportunity to get a sneak peek as to what all the new plants and flowers are going to look like this spring and summer.  Lots of new annual flowers for our big, beautiful hanging baskets and container gardens, plus a big selection of new perennial varieties. This year, enjoy a 10% discount on all... Read More

Losing Your Marbles?

Well, you better find them because it is “National Knuckles Down Month!” This phrase was commonly used to describe the process of getting busy and doing something productive in the business world. Quite simply, the term is used in the game of Marbles.  When getting ready to “shoot” the marble, you turn your hand palm up with all of your knuckles (except for your thumb)... Read More

States and State Flowers

  It’s Spring Fever Time!  Can you name the State to it’s Flower? Yes, there are repeats…and there is a pattern! STATE FLOWER STATE STATE FLOWER STATE STATE FLOWER STATE   CAMELLIA FORGET ME NOT SAGUARO CACTUS APPLE BLOSSOM GOLDEN POPPY COLUMBINE CO MOUNTAIN LAUREL PEACH BLOSSOM ORANGE BLOSSOM CHEROKEE ROSE HIBISCUS SYRINGA VIOLET PEONY WILD ROSE SUNFLOWER GOLDENROD MAGNOLIA PINE CONE BLACK EYED SUSAN... Read More

Snippets of Fun for April

It takes an average of twenty-five hours for a hen to form and lay an egg. Salt causes raw egg to congeal. This makes it an especially helpful agent in cleaning up any egg-decorating accidents. An old farmer’s saying holds that if you hear thunder on the first day of April, the corn and hay crops will be plentiful. April Fool’s day originated in France,... Read More

Fertilome® 4-Step Lawn Care Program

For your lawn to look its best spring, summer and fall, in addition to water, it needs nutrients. The Creek Side Lawn Care program is developed with the premise that regular fertilization, along with aeration, good mowing and watering practices, is key to maintaining a strong, healthy lawn. A healthy lawn is more resistant to weeds and disease problems. New this year, Creek Side is introducing the Fertilome® brand  4-Step Lawn Care Program which includes four... Read More

How much Soil do I Need

Helpful numbers when shopping for potting soil:   1 US dry quart = 0.033420139 cubic foot. 5 gallon bucket = 14 dry quarts = 0.54  ft³ How to calculate amount of potting soil needed for containers (*not included in Tables below) Convert all dimensions from inches into feet. ( 3” ÷ 12” = .25 feet) Multiply the three dimensions together (length x width x height)... Read More

Early Spring Plans

Not only does it feel like spring, with the warm weather we are experiencing right now, it sometimes feels like summer is right around the corner. But wait a minute…we live in the Rocky Mountain growing region.  What does that mean?  Well, for all of you have lived in this area for some time, you know what that means.  There is more cold, snow, rain... Read More

Plant Select

Plant Select® is the country’s leading brand of plants designed to thrive in high plains and intermountain regions, offering plants that provide more beauty with less work so gardeners of all levels can achieve smart, stunning and successful gardens using fewer resources and with a more positive environmental impact. Plant Select’s goal is to create smart plant choices for a new American Landscape inspired by... Read More

Spring Cleaning

“Swept and dusted sitting-room & kitchen 350 times. Filled lamps 362 times. Swept and dusted chamber & stairs 40 times.” Entry in an 1864  housewife’s diary Yes, it is that time of year again to take part in the age-old tradition of SPRING CLEANING! Not only is it linked to religious and cultural traditions, our biological system seems  hard wired for tidying up, really. We... Read More

Gardening Today

People are discovering clever ways to garden anywhere and everywhere.  In a tiny yard, or no yard at all.  Whether it is a container garden, a raised bed or a traditional in-ground bed, all gardens provide significant benefits, helping you discover health and community right in your own backyard. What do you want to grow?  Herb and vegetable gardens are more popular than ever.  Plants... Read More