Plant & Gardening Trends

Challenges for New to Colorado Gardeners

Gardening in Colorado can be challenging. Hot and Dry Due to the high elevation, sunlight is frequently of high intensity and the humidity generally is low. This will require more frequent water applications to your lawn, landscape and flower pots. Poor Soils Most population centers are on heavy clay soil. These soils have poor aeration that limits root growth.  The best solution is to improve... Read More

Houseplants for Apartments

What the Best Houseplants for Apartments have in Common Apartment plants are relatively low-maintenance, meaning they don’t require much care beyond watering and fertilizer. Houseplants for apartments are very forgiving and bounce back quickly if you forget to water them. Indoor plants for small apartments don’t drop leaves everywhere and make a mess. Apartment plants are hardy and long-lived. Houseplants for small spaces are fairly... Read More

The Best Herbs for Growing in a Container

There are many benefits to growing herbs in containers. Having access to fresh herbs near the kitchen is the obvious benefit. In addition, different herbs have different moisture needs and growing them in pots is an easy way to control soil moisture.  Successful herb growing in containers is easiest outdoors, but can be successful indoors with bright light conditions as well. Basil Basil is the go-to herb in... Read More

Microgreens and Baby Greens

Microgreens and Baby Greens are trending everywhere from cooking shows and magazines to fancy restaurants and food trucks. But here’s a secret – you can grow them right in your home!  February is a great time to grow these nutritious greens indoors and are a nutrient-packed way to get your “green Fix” in winter.  All you’ll need is a bright window or grow light, warm... Read More

New Veggies and Herbs

Last year, home vegetable gardeners loved Creek Sides new Burpee vegetable plant program!  Many of you are familiar with Burpee, a company that has faithfully served home vegetable gardeners for the last 143 years.  So for 2019, Creek Side is expanding the Burpee variety selection to include many new varieties, in addition to many of the tried and true varieties you love!  All our herbs... Read More

Perennials, Shrubs, Trees

Last week we reviewed plans and preparation for Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ big, beautiful annual flower Hanging Baskets and Container Gardens.  Annual flowers are the most colorful flowers that will bloom all summer around your home and in the landscape.  This week, more options that bring Color to your Life! Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ perennial selection continues to expand, now offering over 350 varieties of... Read More

January in the Garden

Happy New Year!  January is a long period of rest for the garden, and for we gardeners as well. Your garden is all settled in for the winter, but your green thumb may be itching to do something outside in the yard. Following are a few garden tips for the winter that you could do if the mood strikes that might satisfy your need for... Read More

Fall & Winter Garden & Landscape Tips

Lawns Hand rake lawns to remove leaves and encourage air movement in roots. Top dress with uneven spots with top soil and/or peat moss. Reseed bare spots. Aerate lawn with a minimum of 2” plugs (not too dry). Leave plugs on top of lawn. Apply Fertilome Winterizer 1 lb. of high nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 sq ft. of turf. Water in well. Planting Beds Remove... Read More

Early August Garden Tips

Number one August assignment is to sit back, relax and enjoy your summer garden in all its glory!  Invite friends and neighbors over to show off and celebrate all your hard work! If you can’t sit back and relax…there is plenty to do…. Consider seeding a fall crop of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, peas etc. Basil and cilantro may also be sown now as there... Read More

Hail Damage & Summer Garden Tips

Trim back damaged foliage stems and flowers. You need to determine whether there are small tears in the leaves that can be left on the plant, or whether they are mostly shredded and need removal.  If there are roots in the soil and a green stem above ground, that plant will grow back. Water sparingly until the surface of the soil dries out.  Once the plant... Read More