Plant & Gardening Trends

Bees, Butterflies and Birds

One of the many joys of gardening is to enjoy the wildlife that is attracted to our flowers, shrubs and trees.  Your garden is their very best friend.  Creating desirable conditions in your landscape by providing shelter, water and food sources (flower nectar) will help attract the many wonderful and fulfilling nature sightings right in your own very back yard. Bees Colorado is home to... Read More

More Summer Garden Tips

Summer Flowers July is a great month for perennial color.  Many plants are in flower now or getting ready to flower!  Keep your eyes open around your neighborhood landscape for what you like… Then come into the nursery to check out our nice assortment of Grown Fresh perennials and get planting!!  Talk to one of our Green Team garden experts to determine what plants will... Read More

Summer 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. Keep up with your regular fertilizer regime. Flowers that may be struggling in the heat should be moved to a protected location... Read More

Garden Essentials

Through the course of planting and maintaining a garden, patio and landscape, there are a few essentials that every gardener should keep on hand in the garden shed so they will be handy when needed. Lawn fertilizer If you have a lawn, you will need lawn fertilizer.  Plan on making 4 applications per year.  Two in the early season and two in the later season. ... Read More

Powdery Mildew Control

Powdery mildews are one of the most widespread and easily recognized plant diseases. They affect virtually all kinds of plants.  In Colorado, powdery mildews are common on lilac, grape, roses, turfgrass, vegetables (such as cucumbers, squashes and peas), crabapple and Virginia creeper, among others. Powdery mildews are characterized by spots or patches of white to grayish, talcum-powderlike growth. Tiny, pinhead-sized, spherical fruiting structures that are... Read More

Aphid Pest Control Solutions

Life Cycle There are over 350 different aphid species in Colorado, but most are plant specific. They vary in color from very pale yellow to almost black. Most common are green, orange and sometimes red in color. Their soft body structure make them easy prey for insects who feed on them and target for effective insecticide absorption. Colonies are made up of winged and wingless... Read More

Hail Damage Repair Tips

OH HAIL!!!! It’s that time of the Rocky Mountain growing season where damage to flowers and gardens due to hail could happen at any time.  Yesterday’s hail storm devastated many of our customer’s plant material. Through the tears and anger we have some advice for you and yes – they will come back!!     Hail Damage Repair Tips – Trim back damaged foliage, stems... 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

Vegetable Garden Planning 101

Interested in eating fresh, healthy foods?  Nothing can be more fresh and healthy than what you grow & harvest in your very own garden! Seasoned vegetable gardeners use a growing schedule based on their own experiences.  New vegetable gardeners scratch their heads and wonder where to start.  The following suggestions will help you sort the options as you develop a plan that’s just right for... Read More

Suckers!

Biology and Chemistry are irrefutably linked together and we see this partnership every garden season.  Following is a good example of what is required to rid yourself of suckers…the plant variety!  This is Ethyl 1-naphthaleneacetate or NAA and more commonly marketed as Sucker Stopper©.  But before you reach for the chemistry solution, an understanding of the biological reason for a plant to sucker. A sucker,... Read More