Lawn Fertilization Time!

This is the best time of year to thicken your lawn and root it down. Reduce frequency of watering as the weather cools off, but water deeply. It is important to fertilize your lawn this Fall if you haven’t recently and Mid-September is the time to apply the first application of Fall fertilizer before the ground freezes. The direct benefits of Fall fertilization are; it... Read More

What’s Growing On at Creek Side Gardens?

What a beautiful time of the year!  The color’s, the smells, the fresh feel of fall in the air!  Fall arrives next Wednesday Sept. 23.  Let’s celebrate the change of seasons with some fresh ideas! Garlic bulbs just arrived!  Now is the time to plant garlic.  Brand-new, garden designed blends of dutch bulbs make it easy to create areas of bright spring color.  Come in... Read More

A Look at the September Almanac

  An Almanac is a publication containing astronomical and meteorological data for a given year (ie: “Poor Richard’s Alamanac,” circulation since 1792), and often includes an arrangement of miscellany and other information each month of a year. Some faction and some fiction make these calendar accountings an interesting read. Be ready for impromptu conversation starters with these dates on the September calendar: 3rd – 19... Read More

Spring 2016 Begins Now!

Fall bulb planting is an easy way to jump-start the spring gardening season. At most elevations, the best time to plant bulbs is mid-September to late October, so bulbs can establish roots before the soil freezes.  It’s advisable to purchase bulbs in early September for best selection and variety. Choose bulbs that are large and free from disease or decay. To ensure higher quality, pick out bulbs... Read More

Grown Fresh Fall Color Annuals & Perennials in the Courtyard

Although summer annuals are winding down, perennials are looking fabulous and can be planted throughout the month of August & September.  The soil is warm from the summer sun and this will help them to become established quickly before cooler weather sets in.  Right now the late-season bloomers are full of bright summertime color.  Think about Echinacea Prairie Cone Flower, Rudbeckia Brown-Eyed Susan, Gaillardia Blanket Flower, Aster... Read More

Late Summer Flowers

We’ve still got summer going big time, but beginning to take a small step toward fall.  Creek Side has got you covered either way.  Big beautiful Rudbeckia and Flowering Kale are looking great and ready to go.  That means that pansies and mums can’t be too far behind.  Right now though, zinnias, pentas and cuphea are looking good, not to mention a fresh crop of... Read More

How long does home canned food last? 

According to the National Center for Home Preservation… Properly canned food stored in a cool, dry place will retain optimum eating quality for at least 1 year. Canned food stored in a warm place near hot pipes, a range, a furnace, or in indirect sunlight may lose some of its eating quality in a few weeks or months, depending on the temperature. Dampness may corrode cans... Read More

Western Welcome Week Parade

Saturday August 15 at 10am Littleton Blvd to Main Street Are you going to the parade?  Look for the float from Rely Local Littleton, featuring the faces of small businesses throughout Littleton, including Creek Side’s own Holly Bullotta! Give Holly a shout-out!

Stop and Smell the Cut Flowers

Don’t you just love fresh flowers at home? Cosmos on the dining room or coffee table, bachelor’s button by the bathroom sink, or sunflowers on the bedroom bureau-but they can wilt after only a day or two. Follow these steps and watch your cut flowers stay stunning for over a week!  Harvest the flowers when the buds are just starting to open. If possible, harvesting in the early morning... Read More

Oh Hail Again!

Hail can be devastating for a Colorado garden.  Damage can range from a few bruised leaves to a total wipe-out of all foliage.  However, plants want to grow, so with time and some extra care, lots of them will recover.  Flowering annuals with no remaining foliage probably won’t recover after a hailstorm. Petunias usually survive if there is at least some foliage still on the plant. Clean... Read More