Enriching Your Life

Terrarium Gardening – Fun and Easy!

Terrarium gardening is a great way to express your own style and creativity through assorted plants and special containers.  Choosing the right terrarium plants makes it easy to enjoy these spectacular houseplants without fussing over their care. Where do you start? You can make incredible gardens using a wide variety of different containers—many of which you may already have at home.  Think outside the box,... Read More

Springtime – A Fresh Start

One of our favorite things about gardening and working with nature is the change of seasons.  Each change of season brings new hopes, attitudes, and opportunities. Spring into Action! Springtime is arguably the most exciting of all the seasonal changes because it really feels like a new beginning.  We can scratch last year’s experiences off the map and begin anew.  A fresh start for fulling... Read More

Sprouts, Microgreens and Cover Crops from Seed

“Spring” Into Action is the motto at Creek Side Gardens for 2024! Now is a great time to start prepping for seed sowing outdoors and indoors. Microgreens and Sprout Seeds  Here is a fun way to start seeds indoors and the rewards are immediate!  Not only are microgreens and sprouts healthy snacks they are fun to watch grow.  Many varieties germinate in 3-5 days and... Read More

Countdown to Christmas

10 days to go and the crunch has begun.  Here at Creek Side, we still have some great gifts to gather up for your friends and family. Gift Certificates  Not sure what to give?  Creek Side Gardens gift certificates are a perfect choice!  Get ready for the 2024 season with a gift that gardeners will love to spend next season. Game Night Puzzles and popcorn... Read More

Holiday Gifts just for Me

Personal Gifts In addition to everyone else, Creek Side Gardens offers great personal gifts.  Remember to treat yourself to a new hand lotion, winter gloves or jewelry.  Scented candles will fill your house with the feel of the holidays as well as soothe your soul during the hustle and bustle of the season.  Treat yourself to a new holiday inspired towel for your holiday gatherings... Read More

A Winter Walk – Do You See What I See?

Winter in Colorado may seem dull and lack luster of any color.  The days are short and we long for the first signs of spring.  But winter has its own charm and if you look close enough you might be surprised what you see.  Grab a camera and take a stroll along the river side or greenbelt or foothills and see the beauty of winter.... Read More

Fresh Christmas Tree & Greenery Care

Christmas Tree Care Creek Side’s top-selling Christmas trees, are Noble Fir, Fraser Fir, Nordman Fir and Concolor Fir. To check a tree’s freshness, pull your hand towards you along the branch. Needles should not fall off Creek Side will provide a fresh cut by sawing an inch off the bottom of the trunk before setting in water. When trees are harvested, pitch oozes out and... Read More

How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom

Christmas cactus is a favorite holiday plant. There are a few specific steps you can take to ensure that you get the best show from your plants. The Latin name for Christmas cactus is Schlumbergera and there a couple of different species that will generally fall into this category.  Zygocactus is another one of the common names in addition to Thanksgiving cactus and Holiday cactus. The parent... 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

Composting Guide for Colorado

With all the leaf raking going on, now may be a good time to consider building a compost pile.  Use all those dry leaves and turn them into black gold for your garden beds.  This process requires the right ingredients, blended together in the proper balance for this natural process to take place.  It will require some of your time and attention to make sure... Read More