Plant & Gardening Trends

Late Fall Garden Tips

Our community has enjoyed a beautiful garden season this year! The fall colors on the trees and shrubs all around town have been outstanding!  Golden yellow leaves on honeylocusts and cottonwoods, bright red leaves on maples, oaks and purple ash. Now we Gardeners watch the temperatures falling, keeping in mind how the freezing temps will affect our landscape and the plants growing therein.  There are... Read More

Get Ready for Frost & Planting Bulbs

Average fall frost date for Colorado is Oct. 10.  Looks like Mother Nature may be a day early this year, but like the fall weather, right on schedule. Last week we discussed bringing in cold temperature sensitive plants.  Better get them in this weekend.  More Info Here.  Flowering pots and hanging baskets could be moved into the garage for a few nights.  If you have... Read More

More August Garden Tips

Wow!  We made it through the 95-degree days of July.  Then we made it through the rainy monsoon days of August.  Now it is warming up again during the day, but the nights are cooling off.  Don’t give up on your flowers because there is a lot of beautiful flowering weather ahead! When temperatures are now 85-90 degrees again, still check flowers twice daily for... Read More

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