Enriching Your Life

Fall Hummingbird Migration

The arrival of hummingbirds in the spring marks a milestone for many of us. But, after the summer nesting season, where do they go? Let us have a look at the fall hummingbird migration and see what these tiny, endearing birds are up to. Hummingbirds are found in the Americas all the way from Alaska to the southern tip of South America, and the Caribbean... Read More

Best Houseplants for Low Light

Adding plants to the house is a favorite way to bring a little lift to any room. Having plants around makes everything feel lighter, brighter, and more alive. Houseplants add color and texture to a room, purify the air, and just look nice. The Biology of Low Light Indoor Plants A handful of tropical, broad-leaf plants are primed for low-light situations through basic biology: large leaves that... Read More

How Soil Makes Your Brain Happy

Soil Microbes Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as prozac, without the negative side effects. It turns out getting in the garden and getting dirty is a natural antidepressant due to unique microbes in healthy organic soil. Working and playing in soil can make you happier and healthier. What gardeners and farmers have talked about for millennia is now... Read More

Lavender Growing in Colorado

Lavandula angustifolia is a small shrub native to the Mediterranean, despite its common name of “English lavender”.  Lavender likes cool winters and hot, dry summers reminiscent of its native climate.  It needs well-draining soil and full sun.   Lavender is drought resistant and hardy to zone 5. Different kinds of lavender English – L. angustifolia, most common garden perennial- Munstead, Hidcote French hybrid – L. x... Read More

The Smell of Spring…

Waiting for our spring flowers to pop we often crave the smell of spring.  With the country on restricted activities and sheltering at home, the house may seem musty and stuffy. Creek Side Gardens is here to ignite your senses.  One of the best ways to stimulate your sense of smell is our popular line of Rosy Rings candles. Rosy Rings is located right here... 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

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

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

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