Your Own Habitat Hero Haven

We’ve all dreamed about living on our own private refuge somewhere out there. Why not build your own little beautiful getaway right here at home? One that will provide more than your own satisfaction – it will help establish a welcoming sanctuary in our urban desert of asphalt and concrete. A place where birds, butterflies and hummingbirds can find a haven of natural food and... Read More

Local Birding News

  Audubon Society of Greater Denver Spring Benefit 2016 Saturday, April 23rd – 6pm to 9pm  at the Inn at Hudson Gardens Join the Audubon Society of Greater Denver for a beautiful spring evening at Hudson Gardens.  The annual spring benefit is an opportunity to socialize with friends, meet new people, share birding adventures and bid on exciting auction items.  With the early migrants showing... Read More

Are You Ready?

After a couple of weeks of Mother Nature suppling additional moisture to the landscape, the temperatures are going to warm up nicely and we will be anxious to scratch that itch called Spring Fever!  No matter how warm the daytime temps get, no matter how nice if feels to be outside soaking up the glorious Colorado sunshine, don’t be fooled.  April is still the cool,... Read More

April (Snow) Showers, Bring May Flowers

“Early gardens are planted on the pray-as-you-sow plan.” ~ Edythe Soper b. 1912  English naturalist It is time to plan your To Do List for the month of April.  Consider planting cool season perennials and annuals that have been hardened-off so they are ready for the cool weather.  Resist planting tender plants too soon because of the erratic spring weather in Colorado.  Days of warm... Read More

Flora Folklore

Not to be confused with the name of a new Disney character, but a look into the unique and sometimes delightful tales of common flowers.  Ancient societies  used a ‘doctrine of signatures’ to help identify which wild plants and herbs were useful medicines.  Certain parts of the plant (flowers, petals, leaves, etc.) had shapes resembling a part of the human body which was interpreted as... Read More

Perfect Pansy Weather

All seasoned Rocky Mountain gardeners knew the nice spring weather was never going to last.  We secretly knew it was just a little too nice, didn’t we?  So this past week, we paid the price.  But isn’t it amazing how fast the snow melts when it warms up right away?  Wow!  Then it snows again.  Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…right now... Read More

Three Plants of Easter

The Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) This vining plant has long green leaves and bright red petals.  Each part of this plant can be interpreted as symbols connected with Easter.  First, the stigma (part of the pistil where pollen germinates) in the center of the flower is made up of three parts that represent the nails used during the crucifixion of Jesus.  Second, ten of the... Read More

Goodnight Kisses

With all the plans to spend a weekend of celebrating with loved ones, why not surprise them Easter morning with a Kiss! This delightful and tasty recipe will be gladly received; Ingredients: 2 egg whites Dash of salt ¾ cup sugar 1 – 6 ounce package of butterscotch, chocolate, or mint chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350° F. Beat egg whites and salt until... Read More

Indoor Living Boutique

New gift and home décor ideas are arriving daily to the Creek Side Indoor Living Gift and Home Décor Boutique.  Each new season of the year, our interior design experts search for all the most interesting, fun, unique and eclectic accent pieces to dazzle your gift receiving friends and family.  Not to mention how they may set off that little special something in your own... Read More

Trees for all Seasons

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago,  the second best time is now.” ~CHINESE PROVERB As the spring planting season is quickly approaching, one can not underestimate the value of including trees in the landscape.  Now is the time to consider new tree planting and pruning existing trees.  Nothing else you can plant will have the presence and character of a... Read More