Your Community Greenhouse

Welcome to Fall (Officially)!

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins galore!!   The Creek Side Courtyard is full of pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors!  Colors!?  Yes, pumpkins are available in a variety colors now thanks to our rich farming heritage and more widely requested heirloom varieties.  Rouge Vif d’Etampes or Cinderella Orange, Queensland Blue, Cotton Candy White, Long Island Cheese, Tan and Jarrahdale Green, not to mention our popular Warted varieties... Read More

Fall Decorating Fun!

Our days are warm and bright, but the nights are cooling off to create that inescapable feeling that we are ready to move on to the fall season.  Football is all around, vacation is over, kids are back in school and the rich earthy color tones of the fall season are creeping in. Perennial Flowers Who can resist the contentment that bright gold Black-Eyed Susan’s... Read More

Fall is in the Air

The Creek Side Gardens Grown Fresh Fall Flowers are beginning to take center stage just in time for the change in seasons.  Kids are going back to school.  Temps are cooling down.  Days are getting shorter.  If you have never planted a fall garden with fall mums and pansies or planted a new tree or shrub in the fall, then you are missing out on... Read More

Fall is for Planting!

What does that mean?  Why are we suggesting planting in the fall rather than the traditional spring planting season?  Fall is a great time for planting for several reasons! Fall Planting Recommendations The plants we are recommending for planting into the landscape in the fall are perennials, roses, shrubs, trees and bulbs, the types of plants that will survive the cold temperatures of the winter... Read More

Garden Planning for Next Year 2024

The Industry Flower Trials and Evaluation Industry leaders in west Denver hosted a flower trial this week with all the new varieties grown in containers in their greenhouse.  Container growing performance is especially important to us at Creek Side because that is our growing specialty.   Flower trials are where the flower breeding companies may introduce new varieties for the upcoming season or feature their... Read More

New Flower Varieties for 2024

Come out to VOTE and check out the Creek Side Gardens “Flower Trials”. Every August, flower ‘breeders’ (such as Proven Winners) grow and showcase new varieties for the next growing season.  Colorado State University in Ft. Collins hosts one of the largest and most respected flower trial gardens in all the US.  Hundreds of industry professionals (including your Creek Side Green Team members) will visit... Read More

Happy Summertime!

You may be feeling a little worn out from working extra hard to take care of your summer flowers.  Water, water, water.  Chase away the bugs, bugs, bugs.  Believe us, we know the story.  It’s been a hot few weeks and it takes a lot of work to keep everything looking good.  Hopefully your beautiful container gardens and hanging baskets have come through in pretty... Read More

Grown Fresh Mid Season Perennials

July is a great month for mid-season perennial color.  Many plants are in flower or getting ready to flower!  Identify a “green” area in your garden now.  Keep your eyes open around your neighborhood landscape for what you like.  Then come into the nursery to check out our big assortment of Grown Fresh perennials and get planting!! Currently blooming alongside the Creek Side Perennial Pathway: Coreopsis... Read More

Grown Fresh Summer Color

Hanging Baskets Grown Fresh Summer Hanging Baskets are a Creek Side specialty.  These Hanging Baskets are planted toward the end of the spring season, so they are very full and fresh for mid-summer enjoyment and décor.   Right now, traditional hanging basket flowers for sunny locations like Petunias, Callies and Verbena and 3 color Callie baskets are in full bloom.  Find these baskets in a couple... Read More

June Grown Fresh Annuals & Perennials

Annual Flowers Nice selection of fun, fresh small pots of flowers available for filling in those empty spots.  These plants are not the left-overs from the spring season but newly planted pots especially for mid-summer needs.  Did you know that Creek Side specializes in offering new and different types of flowers and accent plants for designing your own combination creations?  Ask us about the thriller,... Read More