Plant & Gardening Trends

Colorado Garden Soil Improvement

A little understanding of our weather conditions and working in our dry, limiting soil properties will help you improve your garden soil and make smart plant choices this gardening season. Soil is a fascinating mixture of microscopic to larger forms of life (earthworms are good), plus varying amounts of air, water, decomposing living matter, aka organic matter, and different-sized soil texture particles or pores (there... Read More

Challenges for New to Colorado Gardeners

Gardening in Colorado can be challenging. Hot and Dry Due to the high elevation, sunlight is frequently of high intensity and the humidity generally is low. This will require more frequent water applications to your lawn, landscape and flower pots. Poor Soils Most population centers are on heavy clay soil. These soils have poor aeration that limits root growth.  The best solution is to improve... Read More

Houseplants for Apartments

What the Best Houseplants for Apartments have in Common Apartment plants are relatively low-maintenance, meaning they don’t require much care beyond watering and fertilizer. Houseplants for apartments are very forgiving and bounce back quickly if you forget to water them. Indoor plants for small apartments don’t drop leaves everywhere and make a mess. Apartment plants are hardy and long-lived. Houseplants for small spaces are fairly... 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

Microgreens and Baby Greens

Microgreens and Baby Greens are trending everywhere from cooking shows and magazines to fancy restaurants and food trucks. But here’s a secret – you can grow them right in your home!  February is a great time to grow these nutritious greens indoors and are a nutrient-packed way to get your “green Fix” in winter.  All you’ll need is a bright window or grow light, warm... Read More

New Veggies and Herbs

Last year, home vegetable gardeners loved Creek Sides new Burpee vegetable plant program!  Many of you are familiar with Burpee, a company that has faithfully served home vegetable gardeners for the last 143 years.  So for 2019, Creek Side is expanding the Burpee variety selection to include many new varieties, in addition to many of the tried and true varieties you love!  All our herbs... Read More

Perennials, Shrubs, Trees

In the last newsletter, we reviewed plans and preparation for Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ big, beautiful annual flower Hanging Baskets and Container Gardens.  Annual flowers are the most colorful flowers that will bloom all summer around your home and in the landscape.  This week, more options that bring Color to your Life! Big 6″ Perennial Pots Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ perennial selection continues to expand. ... Read More

January in the Garden

January is a nice rest period for the garden, and for we gardeners as well. Your garden is settled in for the winter, but your green thumb may be itching to do something outside in the yard or garden. Satisfy your need for some fresh wintry air by following a few of these garden tips when the mood strikes. Snow fall has been plentiful so... Read More

Fall & Winter Garden & Landscape Tips

Lawns Hand rake lawns to remove leaves and encourage air movement in roots. Top dress with uneven spots with top soil and/or peat moss. Reseed bare spots. Aerate lawn with a minimum of 2” plugs (not too dry). Leave plugs on top of lawn. Apply Fertilome Winterizer 1 lb. of high nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 sq ft. of turf. Water in well. Planting Beds Remove... Read More

Early August Garden Tips

Number one August assignment is to sit back, relax and enjoy your summer garden in all its glory!  Invite friends and neighbors over to show off and celebrate all your hard work! If you can’t sit back and relax…there is plenty to do…. Consider seeding a fall crop of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, peas etc. Basil and cilantro may also be sown now as there... Read More