How to Avoid Overwatering Your Plants this Winter

As your houseplants take a break for the winter it can be easy to accidentally kill them with kindness. Here’s how to avoid overwatering and even nurse overwatered plants back to life. Do the finger touch test Get into the habit of checking the soil before you reach for your watering can. Simply touch the surface of the soil with your finger.  If it feels... 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

Holiday Home Decor 2021

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

Gift Shopping Across America

It is no secret that the supply chain of merchandise coming from other countries has been stifled at the ocean port cities.  Many of the unique and ‘Creek Side Style’ gifts have been delayed and/or may not be available this 2021 holiday season in our gift shop and boutique. Instead, we are working hard to continue to bring you the gifts and décor you have... Read More

Garden Plans in August

August Garden Planning You might think that we have lost our minds but…now is the perfect time in the season to begin planning your garden and landscape for next year.  Look at your garden.  What do you see?  Look at the neighborhood landscapes including roadway medians and business landscapes.  What do you see?  Plus consider this, every day that you walk through the garden or... Read More

Summer Pollinator Garden Care Tips

As the heat of the summer carries on everyone seems to scatter to a local pool or vacation away from home.  Remembering that the heat of summer is also tough on our pollinators who visit our gardens daily.  We can keep them coming to feast as long as we provide clean feeders and a must, WATER! Hummingbird Feeder Care – The best choices to feed... Read More

Got Bugs?

Now is the time that pest and/ or disease problems are showing up.  Keep an eye open for insects on the tips of branches or flower buds, or signs of chewing on the leaves or flowers.  Put your thumb on the end of your hose and blast them off as an initial remedy. Consult you Green Team experts for treatment recommendations. Japanese Beetles & Control... Read More

July Flower Care Tips

Hot Weather Tips When temperatures are over 90 degrees, check flowers twice daily for water, in the morning and again in the evening.  Some pots/beds may require additional water applications to fight the heat. Don’t get caught over-watering when temps cool down again. Flowers that may be struggling in the heat should be moved to a protected location to take off the stress.  When it cools down, move... Read More

Grown Fresh Mid Season Perennials

July is a great month for mid-season perennial color.  Many plants are in flower or getting ready to flower!  Identify a “green” area in your garden now.  Keep your eyes open around your neighborhood landscape for what you like.  Then come into the nursery to check out our big assortment of Grown Fresh perennials and get planting!! Currently blooming alongside the Creek Side Perennial Pathway: Coreopsis... Read More