Plant & Gardening Trends

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

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

Attracting Birds to the Landscape

The best way to attract birds to your landscape is to provide food, water, and shelter from our strong winds. Consider planting trees, shrubs and perennial flowers that will create some shelter and provide food for our feathered friends. Bird-Friendly landscaping tips would include some of the same tips we suggest in creating a pleasing landscape design for people as well.  Include drought-tolerant plants that... Read More

June is National Rose Month

If you love roses, Colorado provides a great growing climate so be sure to include them on your garden list.  Because there are so many different types, there are roses to fill nearly every gardeners growing needs. Types of Roses Don’t be confused about all the types available.  The main thing is to find a color you like.  Then check the general height for that... Read More

Summer Perennials, Shrubs, Trees 2021

Perennials June is Perennial Month, so do not miss out on all the beautiful Grown Fresh perennials blooming along the Perennial Pathway at Creek Side Gardens this weekend.  Now is a great opportunity to view all the early summer season bloomers to find exciting ideas for coloring up those green areas of your perennial garden this time of the year.  Right now, especially the Catmint,... Read More

Roses and Peonies

Roses If you love roses, Colorado provides a great growing climate so be sure to include them on your garden list.  Because there are so many different types, there are roses to fill nearly every gardeners growing needs. Don’t be confused about all the types available.  The main thing is to find a color you like.  Then check the general height for that variety.  Most... Read More

Vegetable Variety Selections for 2021

Early spring is such an exciting time of the year for gardeners.  Go with what Mother Nature offers and use the types of plants that appreciate the early, Cool Season Gardening conditions in April. Seed sowing is so easy and inexpensive.  What a great opportunity to take a chance and try a new variety or a new growing technique in the garden.  Try growing early... Read More

Plan Your Vegetable Garden

Vegetable gardening is one of the most popular pastimes in the home garden.  If you have never grown a tomato plant or sown some lettuce seeds in the spring, you are missing out on one of the most gratifying aspects of gardening.  Grow it yourself, harvest the fruits of your labors and serve the bounty to your family.  How satisfying! Vegetables can be demanding plants.... Read More

Perennial Plant Selection

Begin with a general plan sketched in, then the real fun begins.  What plants are going to be selected for your garden?  We have reviewed the obvious options – sun and shade – tall, medium and short – red, yellow and blue – early season blooming, mid-season and late season.  In addition to creating a pleasant look and a beautiful view, what other aspects of... Read More