Plant & Gardening Trends

Timely 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, beets, peas etc. Basil and cilantro may also be sown now as... Read More

Benefits of Lavender

Celebrate the versatility of lavender by using this plant to its fullest. The benefits of lavender start in the garden, as a wonderful Colorado perennial garden plant.  But you can enjoy lavender benefits indoors, too. Lavender offers many uses in the home, from scenting linens, to seasoning foods, to creating a luxurious bath. Lavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the... Read More

Tomatoes & Hot Weather Tips

How are your tomatoes growing? Now is the time to apply Fertilome Tomato & Pepper Set to help promote flowering, increase blossom set and increase fruit yield.  It is a natural plant hormone that provides Biological Grow Power when applied to flowers and adjacent foliage. Problems with Blossom End Rot?  The dark grey, black-sunken area on the blossom end of tomatoes.  Keep the soil moisture... Read More

Mid Summer Garden Tips

Japanese beetles are here!  They can be very damaging to plants.  Adults feed on leaves, buds and flowers of many common garden and landscape plants.  On leaves feeding is usually restricted to the softer tissues between the larger leaf veins, which results in a characteristic feeding pattern known and described as ‘skeletonizing’.  More generalized ragged feeding occurs on softer tissues, notably flower petals; rose flowers... Read More

Fresh Summer Flowers

Once summer starts, it is not the end of the season at Creek Side Gardens.  It just begins a new chapter.  We are constantly planting and nurturing Grown Fresh flower crops all year long.  As the greenhouses begin to empty out after the busy spring season, we begin to fill them back up again so that you can be assured of finding fresh, beautiful flowers all summer... Read More

Creek Side Pollinator Plant List

Researchers have identified that perennial flowers tend to be far more attractive to bees than annuals. Many different types of perennials are good for bees, from showy flowers to herbs. Herb gardens are an excellent resource for bees because they flower over a long period of time, and herbs grow fairly large and produce lots of flowers. Consider adding pollinator plants in the garden that... Read More

Fun Facts About Honeybees

Honeybees have been in existence for over 30 million years. Honeybees are the only insect that produces food eaten by humans. Honeybees are the only creatures that do not have to kill or maim to live. Eight (8) fl oz of honey takes 570 honeybees, visiting 1,000,000 flowers! Each honeybee produces 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime It requires eight pounds of nectar to... Read More

Weed Control

Weed/wed/ noun a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants. A plant out of place. The hard work of plant selection and planting for the season is finished.  The lawn is growing.  Perennial flower beds are filling in.  Vegetable gardens are just beginning to grow.  And what happens?  The weeds begin to grow as well.  Now is the... Read More

Creek Side Plants Galore!

Finally, the snow has ended (really?), and summer is upon us.  And the Creek Side Courtyard of Annual flowers and the Backyard of Perennial flowers, shrubs and trees and the Frontyard of Roses looks like summer!  Beautiful, colorful flowers and soothing greens all around.  Just imagine what your patio will look like? Our Annual Hanging Baskets love the warm temperatures and long days and show... Read More

Organic Vegetable Gardening

When we think of eating healthy, what may come to mind, is the thought of eating organic produce or fresh home-grown organically grown vegetables.  Mainly because we may prefer to know where our food comes from and that it has not been sprayed with chemicals.   But this notion of organic gardening does not fully encompass the full scope of what organic vegetable gardening truly means.... Read More