Plant & Gardening Trends

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 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

Hot Weather Water Tips

Hot Weather Tips When the temperature goes over 90 degrees; an extra dose of love and care will help keep your flowers flourishing throughout the summer. Check flowers twice daily for water, once in the morning and again in the evening.  Some pots/beds may require additional water applications to fight the heat. Apply enough water so that the water is coming out the bottom of... 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

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

New Tropicals, Houseplants and Perennials

New Tropicals and Houseplants We are sorry if you have had to cancel your spring trip break to Florida this year, so Creek Side has brought the tropics to you!  Stop by to review of big selection of summer flowering tropical house plants like Hibiscus, Gardenia, Mandevilla, Dipladenia and Lantana.  Large tree forms, trellises and small bushes available.  Take them home now while the supply... Read More