Plant & Gardening Trends

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

Get Ready for Spring – Garden Essentials

On March 20th it will officially be spring! While the weather is warming up and giving all of us the itch to garden again, be ready with these garden essentials to have on hand. Lawn fertilizer As your turf starts to come out of dormancy, it will be important to apply an early lawn fertilizer.  The proper fertilizer for April/May is the All-Seasons from Fertilome. ... Read More

Preparing for winter – from our ‘green’ house to yours

Preparing our gardens for the winter is important.  Most of the greenhouses at Creek Side have been ‘winterized’ for the season. A few of the houses have potted plants in them whether it is heated or not. Our perennials are tucked away in the ‘cold’ house.  This greenhouse offers protection to the plants from the wind and very severe cold winter temperatures. Once these plants... Read More

Garden Plans in August

August Garden Planning You might think that we have lost our minds but…now is the perfect time in the season to begin planning your garden and landscape for next year.  Look at your garden.  What do you see?  Look at the neighborhood landscapes including roadway medians and business landscapes.  What do you see?  Plus consider this, every day that you walk through the garden or... Read More

Got Bugs?

Now is the time that pest and/ or disease problems are showing up.  Keep an eye open for insects on the tips of branches or flower buds, or signs of chewing on the leaves or flowers.  Put your thumb on the end of your hose and blast them off as an initial remedy. Consult you Green Team experts for treatment recommendations. Japanese Beetles & Control... Read More