Hail Damage & Summer Garden Tips

Trim back damaged foliage stems and flowers. You need to determine whether there are small tears in the leaves that can be left on the plant, or whether they are mostly shredded and need removal.  If there are roots in the soil and a green stem above ground, that plant will grow back. Water sparingly until the surface of the soil dries out.  Once the plant... Read More

Sounds of Summer

What does summer sound like?  There is a definite sway and rhythmic beat to this sultry season. A simple arrangement of 8 notes has a magical quality of transporting one back to a time of endless days filled with youthful excitement and adventure. The melodies pouring through the airwaves  evoke special memories. Was it a family road trip with everyone singing at the top of... Read More

Loopy for Lavender

Lavender is for lovers true, Which evermore be faine; Desiring always for to have Some pleasure for their paine: And when that they obtained have The love that they require, Then have they all their perfect joie, And quenched is the fire. By Clement Robinson Handefull of Pleasant Delites, 1584     Throughout the millennia this lovely fragrant, purple herb has captured the hearts of poets... Read More

More Big 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

More Japanese Beetle Info

To help develop the best control measures for your landscape, it is important to understand the life cycle of this insect pest. Japanese beetle has a one year life cycle. Adults begin to emerge from the soil from late June through early August. As adults, Japanese beetles are found feeding and mating on foliage and flowers of their host plants, especially roses, grape vines and... Read More

Keep the Summer Color Going

One of our most popular summer crops are the fun and festive 3-in-1 combo pots of pre-designed annuals.  Also known as Confetti or Trixi or Kwik Kombo pots, 3 different varieties of flowers are grown in a 6” pot for easy design and decoration.  Need a small pot decoration?  Use one pot.  Need a medium pot decoration?  Use 2 pots planted together.  Need a large... Read More

A Weather Relief

The cool down is a welcome relief from the hot weather we have been experiencing the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully you have been able to keep us with a little extra watering?  It will make all the difference in how your beautiful flowers are growing. With the cool down, don’t get caught watering more than you need to.  Now is the perfect opportunity to... Read More

June Flower Fun

Now that everything is planted or in place, be sure and schedule your water and fertilizer routine.  Extra watering will be necessary with the especially warm temperatures this weekend.  Don’t get caught, increase your water applications a notch or two in anticipation of what your hanging baskets, container gardens and newly planted perennials, shrubs, trees and roses are going to need in the heat.  Keep... Read More

10 Weeks School Vacation (what now?)

Here’s a puzzler for you…puzzles!  The origins of jigsaw puzzles go back to the 1760s when European mapmakers pasted maps onto wood and cut them into small pieces. John Spilsbury, an engraver and mapmaker, is credited with inventing the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767. The dissected map has been a successful educational toy ever since. American children still learn geography by playing with puzzle maps... Read More

Early Summer Garden

Right on schedule, our spring season has moved to the full summer season mode. If you still need flowers, visit Creek Side for the best selection in town of Grown Fresh Container Gardens, Hanging Baskets, annual flowers, perennial flowers, roses, shrubs and trees.  We schedule a new crop of everything available for the month of June so all you see in the Courtyard and Greenhouses... Read More