Plant & Gardening Trends

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

Cool Season Gardening

Early spring is a wonderful time of the year to begin gardening.  Go with what Mother Nature offers and the types of plants that appreciate the early, Cool Season Gardening conditions in March and April.  Don’t worry about your warm season plants like geraniums and tomatoes until mid-May.  Plant any of the following suggestions for cool weather gardening success. Improve your soil Whether you have... Read More

Creek Side Gardens Top 10 Gardening Tips

Plan your Garden Draw and follow a plan for plants, fences and hardscape to avoid having to move them as the garden evolves. Determine the type and style of garden you want, and then develop a 5-year plan to accomplish the makeover. Find the right plant for the right location – sun or shade, tall or short etc. Minimize maintenance Make it as easy as... 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 gardener 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

The Best Herbs for Growing in a Container

There are many benefits to growing herbs in containers. Having access to fresh herbs near the kitchen is the obvious benefit. In addition, different herbs have different moisture needs and growing them in pots is an easy way to control soil moisture.  Successful herb growing in containers is easiest outdoors, but can be successful indoors with bright light conditions as well. Basil Basil is the go-to herb in... 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 Seasonal Selection

A well-designed perennial garden can provide many years of beauty and enjoyment. Careful selection of plant materials and thoughtful planning can result in a full season of color.  The list of possible perennial plants is long. Choose plants for: light and water requirements bloom period flower color height Compile a chart, organizing this information in an easily viewed manner. Bloom times may vary with weather,... Read More