Greenhouse Planting Progress Report

Believe it or not, the spring season officially begins Monday March 20 and Mother Nature has kept  us primed with lots of beneficial moisture this winter.  All seasoned Rocky Mountain gardeners know the nice weather we have is going to be mixed with cold and snow for the next several weeks.  Let it snow right now and send sunny skies in April and May when we really need it!

Container Gardens & Hanging Baskets

The Green Team is really in full swing planting annuals and perennials at Creek Side Gardens. And the Green Team did not let the snow slow us down.  All the greenhouses are filling up with the big, beautiful plants you expect from us.  Over the last three weeks the first round of Grown Fresh container gardens and hanging baskets have been planted in an assortment of sizes.  More and more Geraniums, Petunias, Calibrachoa/ Million Bells, Verbena and Sweet Potato Vine than you can imagine.

Pansies & Bedding Plants

The early season six pack planting is under way as well including pansies and violas, snapdragons, dianthus plus a few of the summer annuals that take a little longer to grow like begonias, celosia, dusty miller, gazania, ageratum and vinca.  Check out the nice pansy 6 paks and hanging baskets all ready for a little early color on your porch!

Herbs & Veggies

Seed sowing for peppers and early cool season vegetables has taken place in the greenhouse so the nice, fresh transplants for your garden will be ready right on time.  Tomato seeds will be planted beginning next week.  Plus Creek Side offers fresh herb plants year around.


Grown Fresh Perennials are moving outside or down to a cooler house so that we can begin the conditioning necessary to get them ready for cool season planting beginning in April.   Creek Side is again growing an especially wide selection of new perennial varieties to help keep our gardening pursuits interesting.

Working in the greenhouse is the next best thing to working outside.  Except when it’s cold outside it is nice and toasty in the greenhouse, so it is even better than outside at this time of the year.  All the greenhouses have plants growing in them, so we are beginning to fill up.  But we will find just a little more space to keep planting until they are all completely full.

Stop by for a greenhouse tour or to check out the greenhouses for yourself!