Plant & Gardening Trends

July Flower Care 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 cools down, move... Read More

Summer Perennials, Shrubs, Trees 2021

Perennials June is Perennial Month, so do not miss out on all the beautiful Grown Fresh perennials blooming along the Perennial Pathway at Creek Side Gardens this weekend.  Now is a great opportunity to view all the early summer season bloomers to find exciting ideas for coloring up those green areas of your perennial garden this time of the year.  Right now, especially the Catmint,... 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

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

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