How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom

Christmas cactus is a favorite holiday plant. Pops of color bloom from stems that creep and drape over the plant. These are attractive plants to have all year, but the real fun comes when they bloom. Those showy flowers bring joy and color to colder seasons when we need it most. There are a few specific steps you can take to ensure that you get... Read More

Holiday Gifts – Creek Side Style

Everyone has that friend or family member that celebrates a birthday, milestone or ‘non’ holiday event during December. Not everyone wants to receive a holiday themed gift for those special occasions so here at Creek Side we offer many gifts “Creek Side Style”.             The Avid Gardener loves all things gardening.  We feature gardening books, wind chimes, tools, gloves and more... Read More

Christmas at Creek Side-2019

Gift Shop and Boutique – Holiday 2019 “Christmas at Creek Side” is a special time.  We transform the entire gift shop and boutique into a world of joy and holiday spirit.  We have unique items that will sure to delight customers of all ages.  Check out all the different gifts we offer.     Towels and Napkins One of our main staples at Creek Side... Read More

How to Grow Amaryllis Indoors

To grow amaryllis successfully indoors, follow these steps. It is worth it to have a showy display of gorgeous blooms greeting you on an otherwise dreary day. Choosing Your Bulbs There are many different varieties of amaryllis in different colors, fragrances, and flower types. One bulb will grow two stems, which in turn will produce four flowers each. If you want really big flowers,  choose... Read More

Common Bees found in Colorado Gardens

Native pollinators are critical for pollinating both wild and cultivated plants.  Wild bees are important not only because in many cases they’re more efficient pollinators than imported European honeybees, but also because they’ve co-evolved with our native plants. Many types of bees are specialized pollinators, perfectly designed to pollinate very specific plants. Since bees are so diverse in their size, color, shape, and habits, identification... Read More

August Garden Thoughts

Take time to sit back, relax and enjoy your late summer garden in all its glory!  Gather your family together and celebrate this beautiful summer season as it draws to a close.  Invite friends and neighbors over to show off your beautiful creations and celebrate all your hard work! If you can’t sit back and relax…there is plenty to do…. Looks like August is going... Read More

Happy Summertime!

We know the story.  It’s been a hot few weeks.  You may be feeling a little worn out from working extra hard to take care of your spring and summer flowers.  Water, water, water.  Chase away the bugs, bugs, bugs.  Maybe a hail storm in between.  Ouch!  Hopefully most of your beautiful container gardens and hanging baskets have come through in pretty good shape. Then... Read More

How to Clean a Bird Bath

One of the joys of looking out the patio door or quietly sitting on your back deck is to see birds frolicking in the bird bath. They’ll splash about and then perch on the edge, fluffing and preening their feathers. Birds also drink from the birdbath. Filling the birdbath with fresh water daily should be a part of your plant-watering routine. Maybe you have noticed... Read More

July Garden Tips

Hot Weather Tips When temperatures are over 90 degrees, check flowers twice daily for water, in the morning and again in the evening.  Some pots/beds may require additional water applications to fight the heat. Don’t get caught over-watering when temps cool down again. Flowers that may be struggling in the heat should be moved to a protected location to take off the stress.  When it... Read More

Plants for Beneficial Insects

While there’s been a lot of interest promoting pollinators in the news lately, let’s not forget about supporting all the other beneficial insects that reside in our yards and gardens. There are thousands of species of predatory and parasitic beneficial insects who help us control many common garden pests by consuming them or using them to house and feed their developing young. Beneficial Insects in... Read More