Plant & Gardening Trends

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

Plan Your Perennial Garden

Successful gardens typically begin with a good plan before planting.  Whether you would like to fill in a small space, possibly where an old shrub was removed.  Or replanting the whole front yard in place of your bluegrass lawn.  Let’s take a look at what variables to consider when planning a great new, fresh look for your landscape. Site Preparation In addition to reflecting upon... Read More

Early Spring Garden Clean Up

March is an excellent time to get started on garden cleanup projects.  With a little warmer weather, we are anxious to get in the garden and breath in the fresh spring air.  But it is too early for planting.  So, plan on cleanup projects this month and get them out of the way.  Then when the weather really warms up in April, Creek Side Grown... Read More

How to Make Your Own Terrarium

Creek Side Garden Terrarium Kits include all the materials needed to construct a terrarium except plants.  Terrariums plants of your choice are available and sold separately. Materials Needed: clear glass or plastic container (kitchen canister, jar, fishbowl or tank, etc., and lid), clean and dry pea gravel or polished rocks activated charcoal sphagnum moss small, slow-growing plants that tolerate low light and have similar water... Read More

Wacky Colorado Weather is Back!

As of the forecast Friday Sept. 4, be prepared for freezing temperatures and snow next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 8-10.  It is not the snow we are concerned about; it is the freezing temperatures.  What does this mean for Colorado Gardeners? Get Indoor plants ready to come inside.  Acclimate indoor plants that have been outside all summer by moving them to a full shade... Read More

August Gardens

Take time to sit back, relax and enjoy your late summer garden in all its glory!  Big beautiful hanging baskets and container gardens on the patio.  Late summer blooming perennials in the gardens.  Gather your family together and celebrate this beautiful summer season as it draws to a close.  Normally at this time we would encourage you to invite friends and neighbors over to show off... Read More

Budworms are Here!

Now is the time to treat for Budworm.  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 – early July and early August.  Budworms... Read More