Plant & Gardening Trends

Easy Annuals to Plant this Spring

Old-fashioned annual flowers like nasturtiums and zinnias have made a huge comeback in gardens and containers. Because of an increased interest in supporting pollinators and butterflies, the popularity of cut flowers, and because they’re beautiful and easy to grow, this group of annual flowers are gaining in popularity.  Not to mention, growing flowers from seed is a great budget choice as well! All the annual... Read More

New Veggies & Herbs 2020

Home vegetable gardeners love Creek Sides vegetable plant program!  All our herbs and vegetables are Grown Fresh™ in the Creek Side greenhouse under our watchful care to help ensure you receive the best plants available.  Many of you are familiar with our Burpee varieties like Tomatoes Baby Boomer, Happy Day and Bush Steak.  The Burpee varieties are In addition to many of the tried and... Read More

Holiday Porch Pots and Fresh Evergreens

One of the most distinctive aspects of celebrating the holiday season is the look, feel and fragrance of holiday greens used in decorating our homes.  There is nothing like the smell of fresh evergreen boughs to remind us that the holiday season is fast approaching. The most familiar use of holiday greens is of course the Christmas tree.  Why so many of us continue the... Read More

Holiday Flowering Plant Care Tips

Poinsettia Select plants with uniformly green foliage and no lower leaves missing. Moderately moist soil; water thoroughly whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. Ideal temperatures are 60F to 70F. Poinsettia plant parts are not edible, but they are not poisonous when eaten. Those whom are sensitive to latex, may develop a rash when handling poinsettias. Christmas Cactus Let the plant dry out slightly... Read More

August Garden Thoughts

Take time to sit back, relax and enjoy your late summer garden in all its glory!  Gather your family together and celebrate this beautiful summer season as it draws to a close.  Invite friends and neighbors over to show off your beautiful creations and celebrate all your hard work! If you can’t sit back and relax…there is plenty to do…. Looks like August is going... Read More

July Garden Tips

Hot Weather Tips When temperatures are over 90 degrees, check flowers twice daily for water, in the morning and again in the evening.  Some pots/beds may require additional water applications to fight the heat. Don’t get caught over-watering when temps cool down again. Flowers that may be struggling in the heat should be moved to a protected location to take off the stress.  When it... 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 gardening really means. Organic... Read More

Planting for Pollinators Brings Benefits

While planning your spring garden, consider adding native plants and more diversity to make your yard a haven for pollinators and wildlife. As agriculture has intensified and our populations have grown, a lot of habitat has been lost, so even a pot of flowers on the front porch can make a big difference by supporting hundreds of pollinators. If you’re adding plants with pollinators in... Read More

The Longest Flowering Perennials

A well-designed garden provides interest from early spring through late autumn, and beyond if you also select plants for winter structure. But, for the main growing season, much of that interest comes from flowering and foliage plants. Gardeners who want a lower maintenance landscape would be wise to look for perennial plants that are both easy-to-grow and offer a long blooming period. Most perennial plants flower... Read More

Raised Bed Garden Plans

Are you planning to build and/or install a raised bed? Raised beds can go anywhere that gets six to eight hours of sunlight a day. And they can be any size you like.  This article is mainly about the standard rectangular raised beds that are generally built from untreated wood or concrete blocks, as well as what you might want to think about when preparing a raised... Read More