Wacky Colorado Weather is Back!

As of the forecast Friday Sept. 4, be prepared for freezing temperatures and snow next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 8-10.  It is not the snow we are concerned about; it is the freezing temperatures.  What does this mean for Colorado Gardeners? Get Indoor plants ready to come inside.  Acclimate indoor plants that have been outside all summer by moving them to a full shade... Read More

Fall Season Fun

As the summer season draws to a close, Creek Side Gardens will be here for you as we roll from one season to the next.  All the way through the Holiday Season including Christmas Trees, Poinsettias, Wreaths, Greens, Garland and a Holiday Boutique full of all the trappings of the Holiday Season that you crave. However up next, the Fall Season, a favorite time of... Read More

Best Houseplants for Low Light

Adding plants to the house is a favorite way to bring a little lift to any room. Having plants around makes everything feel lighter, brighter, and more alive. Houseplants add color and texture to a room, purify the air, and just look nice. The Biology of Low Light Indoor Plants A handful of tropical, broad-leaf plants are primed for low-light situations through basic biology: large leaves that... Read More

Fall Indoor and Outdoor Living

Fall Indoor Living Décor and Gifts As each season comes and goes, the Creek Side Gardens Green Team gets ready for that change with a fresh selection of seasonal flowers and plants.  In addition to gearing up for ‘Fall’ flowers such as; mums, kale, and pansies, we are also changing the look of our gift shop – now proudly presenting our many lines of décor... Read More

August Gardens

Take time to sit back, relax and enjoy your late summer garden in all its glory!  Big beautiful hanging baskets and container gardens on the patio.  Late summer blooming perennials in the gardens.  Gather your family together and celebrate this beautiful summer season as it draws to a close.  Normally at this time we would encourage you to invite friends and neighbors over to show off... Read More

How Soil Makes Your Brain Happy

Soil Microbes Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as prozac, without the negative side effects. It turns out getting in the garden and getting dirty is a natural antidepressant due to unique microbes in healthy organic soil. Working and playing in soil can make you happier and healthier. What gardeners and farmers have talked about for millennia is now... Read More

New Houseplants 2020

Happy Summertime!  Let’s enjoy our time out of doors while we can.  Because believe it or not, it won’t be long and we will be heading back indoors.  But that doesn’t mean you have to leave all your plants behind.  Creek Side is now offering a big selection of medium to large size houseplants that are perfect for low to medium light conditions in your... Read More

Mid-Season Perennials

July is a great month for mid-season perennial color.  Many plants are in flower now 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. Currently blooming alongside the Creek Side Perennial Pathway: Coreopsis – yellow, red and bicolor daisy-like flowers from short to tall in height Coneflower – originally... Read More

Lavender Growing in Colorado

Lavandula angustifolia is a small shrub native to the Mediterranean, despite its common name of “English lavender”.  Lavender likes cool winters and hot, dry summers reminiscent of its native climate.  It needs well-draining soil and full sun.   Lavender is drought resistant and hardy to zone 5. Different kinds of lavender English – L. angustifolia, most common garden perennial- Munstead, Hidcote French hybrid – L. x... Read More

Grown Fresh Summer Color!

The Creek Side Grown Fresh Big Summer Color Program is in full swing!  Big beautiful blooming plants in 6” diameter pots are loaded with fresh summer color to spruce up your porch, patio and garden.  Varieties selected are great warm temperature choices grown in a large pot size to hold moisture a little longer. These plants are already BIG!.  Imagine assembling 2, 3 or 4... Read More