Fresh New Flowers

Just as we discussed last week, Happy first day of Spring – Rocky Mountain style!  We are thankful for the welcome moisture today and this past winter, but are you ready to move on to sunshine and warmer weather?  We are too! Grown Fresh Pansies available now!  Brighten up your front porch with a colorful pot of flowers that love the cool, bright conditions of this... Read More

Easy Annuals to Plant this Spring

Old-fashioned annual flowers like nasturtiums and zinnias have made a huge comeback in gardens and containers. Because of an increased interest in supporting pollinators and butterflies, the popularity of cut flowers, and because they’re beautiful and easy to grow, this group of annual flowers are gaining in popularity.  Not to mention, growing flowers from seed is a great budget choice as well! All the annual... Read More

Daylight Saving Folklore

You might think that daylight saving time was conceived to give farmers an extra hour of sunlight to till their fields, but this is a common misconception. In fact, farmers have long been opposed to springing forward and falling back, since it throws off their usual harvesting schedule. The first real experiments with daylight saving time began during World War I. On April 30, 1916, Germany... Read More

2020 Spring Gift Shop & Boutique

That springy feeling is in full force all around Creek Side.  The Indoor Living Gift Shop and Boutique creates excitement as you desire that springtime feeling in your own home, or in the home of a friend, neighbor or family member as a thoughtful gift. Back in September and October of last year, the planning for the gift shop and boutique was already blooming for... Read More

Prevent and Get Rid of Fungus Gnats

We love having houseplants in our home. They breathe life into a house and add a nice colorful flair.  Houseplants bring a wonderful, lovely dose of nature indoors where you need it most, further helping us by purifying the air in our homes. At some point, you might notice some unwelcome visitors making your houseplants their home. Fungus gnats, also known as soil gnats, are... Read More

Grand Re-Opening 2020

If the days are getting longer, you know there is spring planting happening at Creek Side Gardens.  This week we started planting the large Container Gardens and Hanging Baskets you love to see each spring.  Next week the large Bowls and medium Container Gardens and Hanging Baskets.  And more planting every week until all the Greenhouses are absolutely bursting with color!  Stop by anytime over... Read More

The Best Terrarium Plants

These terrarium plants are best suited for the small, confined humid environment that is unique to a closed-in terrarium. You can make incredible displays using a wide variety of different containers—many of which you may already have at home. Choosing the right terrarium plants makes it easy to enjoy these spectacular houseplants without fussing over their care. Terrariums are a fun way to bring something... Read More

New Veggies & Herbs 2020

Home vegetable gardeners love Creek Sides vegetable plant program!  All our herbs and vegetables are Grown Fresh™ in the Creek Side greenhouse under our watchful care to help ensure you receive the best plants available.  Many of you are familiar with our Burpee varieties like Tomatoes Baby Boomer, Happy Day and Bush Steak.  The Burpee varieties are In addition to many of the tried and... Read More

Best Starter Houseplants

Houseplants are a great way to bring greenery inside and uplift the mood of a house. Many people, however, hesitate to own plants due to the time and attention they require or the lack of ample sunlight in their homes. Contrary to popular notions, though, there are plenty of hardy plants that can thrive effortlessly inside. Houseplants need the bare minimum to survive indoors: water,... Read More

The Easiest Vegetables to Grow

A low maintenance vegetable garden A vegetable garden isn’t a no-maintenance space, but with a little planning, soil care, good site selection, and smart crop choices it can certainly be a lower maintenance garden. If you’re new to gardening or just tight on time, keep it simple and keep it small. You can grow a lot of food in a single raised bed or a few... Read More