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

Budworms are Here!

Now is the time to treat for Budworm.  The adult stage is a moth with a wingspan of about 1 1/2 inches. The wings are light green with brown overtones and a few wavy, cream-colored bands. In the early evening, females lay single eggs on buds or leaves.  The eggs hatch into little light green worms.  They have two cycles per summer – early July and early August.  Budworms... Read More

Summer Attire – Creek Side Style

Who knew that your community greenhouse, garden center and nursery would feature a boutique with some of the most fun and interesting articles of women’s attire? This is one of the biggest surprises for our first-time visitors. In addition to new flower varieties, the interior designers at Creek Side Gardens Indoor Living Décor and Gift Shop are challenged every season to find the home décor... Read More

Hot Weather Water Tips

Hot Weather Tips When the temperature goes over 90 degrees; an extra dose of love and care will help keep your flowers flourishing throughout the summer. Check flowers twice daily for water, once in the morning and again in the evening.  Some pots/beds may require additional water applications to fight the heat. Apply enough water so that the water is coming out the bottom of... Read More

June Flower Plans

Now is the time to make plans for keeping your flowers happy and beautiful all summer long: Establish a daily watering routine.  Especially now that temperatures have gone up.  Early in the day is best, but early evening is fine as well.  Consider investing in a professional water wand or water nozzle.  It will help make this job a little easier.  We would be lost... Read More

Low Water Shrubs for Colorado

There are many benefits to using Colorado native shrubs for home and commercial landscapes. Colorado native shrubs are naturally adapted to their specific Colorado climate, soils, and environmental conditions.  You can create a lush, attractive native landscape utilizing native shrubs and perennials. Another benefit of using Colorado natives in landscapes is that they may attract a wide variety of wildlife including mammals, birds, and butterflies.... Read More

Creek Side Kick-Off to Summer

Summer is here and the time is right….to visit the Creek Side Gardens for Annual Flowers, Perennials, Roses, Shrubs and Trees and Vegetables.  Beautiful, colorful Grown Fresh flowers and soothing greens all around.  Just imagine what your patio and landscape will look like? Veggies Fresh veggies have just arrived.  Good selection of cucumbers like slicers, pickles and lemon cucumbers which are real fun to grow. ... Read More

Ornamental Grasses

Design and Care Grasses add variety to many types of gardens adding two elements to the garden experience that are not readily obtained from many other plants: movement and sound. Grasses look well against a dark background and placed to catch morning or evening light. Grasses also add a significant vertical presence to the winter landscape and are commonly left standing until spring. the dried... Read More