Greenhouse Planting Progress Report

Believe it or not!  After 11 straight weeks of snowfall, the spring season officially begins Sunday March 20 and Mother Nature is getting us primed with lots of beneficial moisture.  All seasoned Rocky Mountain gardeners knew the nice weather we had last fall was never going to last.  We secretly knew it was just a little too nice, didn’t we?  So, these past few months we paid the price.  Let it snow right now and send sunny skies in April and May!

Container Gardens & Hanging Baskets

The Green Team is really in full swing now at Creek Side Gardens. 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 patio pots 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.  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.

Perennials

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 to check out the greenhouses for yourself!