Plant & Gardening Trends

Welcome to the Dark Side – Gardening for Shade

Successful gardening always begins with choosing the right plant for the right location.  Of course, gardening involves trying new things, trial and error, a willingness to be creative but in the end, we can’t force mother nature to respond in a manner that is inconsistent with evolution.  No matter how much we would like our favorite sun-loving geranium, petunia, rose, salvia or sedum to grow... Read More

Budworms are Here!

Now is the time to begin treating for Budworm. Life Cycle The adult stage is a moth with a wingspan of about 1 1/2 inches. The wings are light green with brown overtones and a few wavy, cream-colored bands. In the early evening, females lay single eggs on buds or leaves.  The eggs hatch into little light green worms.  They have two cycles per summer... 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

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 set in.  Now is the perfect time to... Read More

Early Summer Garden

Right on schedule, our spring season is moving into the full summer season mode. If you still need flowers, visit Creek Side for the best selection in town of Grown Fresh Container Gardens, Hanging Baskets, annual flowers, perennial flowers, roses, shrubs and trees.  We have been taking good care of all our flowers during the ups and downs of this spring season.  Plus, we schedule... Read More

Gardening Today

People are discovering clever ways to garden anywhere and everywhere.  In a tiny yard, or no yard at all.  Whether it is a container garden, a raised bed or a traditional in-ground bed, all gardens provide significant benefits, helping you discover health and community right in your own backyard. Vegetable Gardens What do you want to grow?  Herb and vegetable gardens are more popular than... Read More

Ornamental Grasses

Design and Care Grasses add variety to many types of gardens adding two elements to the garden experience that are not readily obtained from many other plants: movement and sound. Grasses look well against a dark background and placed to catch morning or evening light. Vertical Presence & Winter Interest Grasses also add a significant vertical presence to the winter landscape and are commonly left... Read More

Got Support?

Everyone needs support in their lives and so do your plants.  As your perennials, vegetables, vines, and roses begin to grow, you will realize very quickly that they will need support which will help your plants reach their full potential and improve the appearance of your garden.  Here at Creek Side Gardens, we have several different types of support for all different types of plants.... Read More

Low Water Shrubs for Colorado

There are many benefits to using Colorado native shrubs for home and commercial landscapes. Colorado native shrubs are naturally adapted to their specific Colorado climate, soils, and environmental conditions.  You can create a lush, attractive native landscape utilizing native shrubs and perennials. Another benefit of using Colorado natives in landscapes is that they may attract a wide variety of wildlife including mammals, birds, and butterflies.... Read More