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 the trial gardens for a formal evaluation of each of the 1200 flower varieties on trial.  This information is especially helpful as we are now making choices about what flowers to grow for 2024.

The CSU Flower Trial Gardens are open to the public and would be a great stop for your next visit to Ft. Collins.

The industry trials are August 8th and 9th and then, here at Creek Side, we will be having our own trials for our customers on Friday, August 11th – Sunday, August 13th.  See for yourself the stunning good work our industry flower breeders have produced in the last year.


Trial Viewing and Voting

  • STARTS Friday, Aug.11th from 9-5pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 12th – 9-5pm and
  • ENDS Sunday, Aug. 13th – 9-12pm – pickup raffle tickets

Each day you can peruse our flower trials, vote on your top 3, take photos and enjoy yummy snacks and cold lemonade.

And the top 3 customer selections for 2024 are…?

  • Sunday, Aug. 13th – 1:00pm Winner announcements
  • Raffle – 1:30pm (must be present to win)
    • Raffle Items
      • 2024 New Variety Flower Pots
      • ‘Big Summer Color’ Pots
      • (1) Fall Porch Kit (available late September)
      • and more (TBD)

You might think that we have lost our minds but…now is the perfect time in the season to begin planning your garden and landscape for next year.  What worked?  What plants would do better?  Where can I plant the new annual varieties, I saw at the trials?  Here at Creek Side, we are here to help you by finding out what is new and exciting.  By stopping in and checking out the flower trials you will be ahead of the game come next spring.