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Happy Holidays from Creek Side Gardens

Visit Creek Side Gardens to find a great selection of Fresh Cut Christmas Trees. Beautiful Noble, Fraser, Nordmann and Concolor Fir trees are perfect for your holiday decor! These are typically the longest lasting Christmas Tree varieties and available from small to tall. Fresh trees are displayed daily so that they will last for as long as possible.  We’ll saw a fresh cut on the... Read More

How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom

Christmas cactus is a favorite holiday plant. Pops of color bloom from stems that creep and drape over the plant. These are attractive plants to have all year, but the real fun comes when they bloom. Those showy flowers bring joy and color to colder seasons when we need it most. There are a few specific steps you can take to ensure that you get... 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

Holiday Home Decor & Gifts

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

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

Holly’s Oktoberfest Beer Cheese Soup

Holly’s Oktoberfest Beer Cheese Soup 1 ½ sticks of butter 3-4 tbsp flour 1 package of frozen “soup” veggies (onions, carrots, celery) 3-4 potatoes (peeled & cubed) 3 cups chicken broth 4 cups water 2 cups cheddar cheese (mild or sharp) I use sharp 1 ½ cups grated parmesan cheese. ½ block Velvetta cheese – cut into cubes 1 bottle of beer (depending on your... Read More

September is a BEE-tiful Month

Initiated by the National Honey Board in 1989, The National Honey Month of September marks an important time for honey producers and beekeepers across the nation. Honey Season Concludes Soon In the United States, honey collection season typically concludes at this time of the year as bees begin to secure their hives and prepare for winter. In the spirit of celebration, here are a few... Read More

Gardening 10 Minutes a Day

Sure, gardening takes time.  But it does not have to be that daunting, overwhelming experience we perceive it to be.  All you see is neglect when you look out the window.  You’ve convinced yourself you just don’t have the time.  Then nothing happens, the cycle repeats itself, nothing happens. Motivational Considerations Don’t get trapped into thinking you have no time for developing the garden you... Read More

Late Season Perennial Considerations

The perennial palette is rich with fall colors beginning in August and they really begin showing up all over now!  With just a few additions to your garden, you can be enjoying those rich fall tones as well. The Classic Most everybody is familiar with ‘Goldstrum’ Rudbeckia, the Black-eyed Susan daises.  You will see them all around town now.  Why?  Because they are hardy, dependable,... Read More