More Planting at Creek Side

During the last two weeks we’ve planted over 10,000 pots of Grown Fresh™ perennials that will begin to bloom and be ready to plant in your garden and landscape beginning mid-April.  Over 350 different varieties selected by our professional staff to grow and perform well in our hot, dry Colorado growing climate. Because we select every variety grown, not only can you expect our plants... Read More

New Veggies and Herbs

Last year, home vegetable gardeners loved Creek Sides new Burpee vegetable plant program!  Many of you are familiar with Burpee, a company that has faithfully served home vegetable gardeners for the last 143 years.  So for 2019, Creek Side is expanding the Burpee variety selection to include many new varieties, in addition to many of the tried and true varieties you love!  All our herbs... Read More

Horticultural Therapy

Spring is coming!  Its arrival gives us a sense of renewal- time to get outdoors.  All of us have an intuitive appreciation for the outdoors.  Researchers increasingly point to the physical and psychological necessity of connecting our human well being with nature and the outdoors. One of the more meaningful ways to get up close and personal with nature, while remaining near the home front,... Read More

Greenhouse Planting and ProGreen

The longer days of February herald the first real sign that spring is on the way!  Your Community Greenhouse staff of gardening professionals are busy preparing for what will certainly be another great gardening experience. Planting in the greenhouse began this week with a couple of hundred geranium and fuchsia hanging baskets.  The perennials will be planted the next two weeks.  Then the planting for... Read More

Perennials, Shrubs, Trees

Last week we reviewed plans and preparation for Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ big, beautiful annual flower Hanging Baskets and Container Gardens.  Annual flowers are the most colorful flowers that will bloom all summer around your home and in the landscape.  This week, more options that bring Color to your Life! Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ perennial selection continues to expand, now offering over 350 varieties of... Read More

Flowers Sweeten Up When They Sense Bees Buzzing

By Jason Daley An excerpt from SMITHSONIAN.COM JANUARY 18, 2019 A new study suggests the plants are listening, and some flowers even sweeten up their nectar when they sense a pollinator approaching. Plants have withstood the test of time, so they must react to such a crucial sensory tool as well, right? This question is the essentially the basis of Tel Aviv University evolutionary theoretician... Read More

Common Gardening Terms

Provided by our friends at Botanical Interests – Creek Side Gardens exclusive supplier of premium quality flower and vegetable seeds.   Botanical Interests ANNUALS Varieties that complete their life cycle in one year or less, requiring sowing every year. Annual flower varieties often bloom profusely and over a long period of time. BIENNIALS Varieties, both flowers and vegetables, that complete their life cycle in two years,... Read More

Annual Flowers for Containers

There has been and continues to be lots of behind the scene’s action taking place at Creek Side as we prepare for another fun spring season to bring color into the lives of our community. Construction of our new growing greenhouse was completed this fall.  This will allow us to increase our production of beautiful Container Gardens for early season purchase.  You will find an... Read More

January in the Garden

Happy New Year!  January is a long period of rest for the garden, and for we gardeners as well. Your garden is all settled in for the winter, but your green thumb may be itching to do something outside in the yard. Following are a few garden tips for the winter that you could do if the mood strikes that might satisfy your need for... Read More

A Few of my Favorite Things

This is a familiar lyric heard on the radio during the Christmas season made popular by Julie Andrews.  In the movie, Sound of Music she sings to the Captain’s frightened children to calm them down during a storm.  Music indeed soothes the soul. Another favorite this time of the year are Christmas stories shared.  They connect one generation to the next. Many have themes including... Read More