Houseplant Succulent Care

A succulent is a fleshy-leafed plant that is tolerant of drought due to the retention of extra water in the leaves or stems.  Succulent plant varieties include: Sedum Sempervivum Echeveria Aeonium Crassula Aloe Haworthia Cacti In general, the term “succulents” is used to categorize plants that have fleshy parts and a similar need for some water, bright light, and a tolerance of drought. While there... Read More

How to Overwinter Herbs

Homegrown herbs are wonderful to have on hand for culinary purposes, natural beauty recipes, and for their natural healing properties. Just because the cold season is beginning does not mean that you have to say goodbye to your herb garden.  Many herbs can overwinter outdoors if cared for properly. Some hardy herbs do well outdoors in all seasons. For these plants, you can leave them... Read More

A Change of Season – Creek Side Style!

Holiday Gifts and Décor Months ago, we were thinking about the upcoming holiday season at Creek Side.  Holiday gifts, candles, towels, jewelry and so much more begins to arrive in July.  All is tucked away until late September when our boutique area becomes a staging ground for all our treasures.  With the wall curtained off, the excitement builds for our customers just waiting for the... Read More

Fall Hummingbird Migration

The arrival of hummingbirds in the spring marks a milestone for many of us. But, after the summer nesting season, where do they go? Let us have a look at the fall hummingbird migration and see what these tiny, endearing birds are up to. Hummingbirds are found in the Americas all the way from Alaska to the southern tip of South America, and the Caribbean... Read More

Wacky Colorado Weather is Back!

As of the forecast Friday Sept. 4, be prepared for freezing temperatures and snow next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 8-10.  It is not the snow we are concerned about; it is the freezing temperatures.  What does this mean for Colorado Gardeners? Get Indoor plants ready to come inside.  Acclimate indoor plants that have been outside all summer by moving them to a full shade... Read More

Fall Season Fun

As the summer season draws to a close, Creek Side Gardens will be here for you as we roll from one season to the next.  All the way through the Holiday Season including Christmas Trees, Poinsettias, Wreaths, Greens, Garland and a Holiday Boutique full of all the trappings of the Holiday Season that you crave. However up next, the Fall Season, a favorite time of... Read More

Best Houseplants for Low Light

Adding plants to the house is a favorite way to bring a little lift to any room. Having plants around makes everything feel lighter, brighter, and more alive. Houseplants add color and texture to a room, purify the air, and just look nice. The Biology of Low Light Indoor Plants A handful of tropical, broad-leaf plants are primed for low-light situations through basic biology: large leaves that... Read More

Fall Indoor and Outdoor Living

Fall Indoor Living Décor and Gifts As each season comes and goes, the Creek Side Gardens Green Team gets ready for that change with a fresh selection of seasonal flowers and plants.  In addition to gearing up for ‘Fall’ flowers such as; mums, kale, and pansies, we are also changing the look of our gift shop – now proudly presenting our many lines of décor... Read More

August Gardens

Take time to sit back, relax and enjoy your late summer garden in all its glory!  Big beautiful hanging baskets and container gardens on the patio.  Late summer blooming perennials in the gardens.  Gather your family together and celebrate this beautiful summer season as it draws to a close.  Normally at this time we would encourage you to invite friends and neighbors over to show off... Read More

How Soil Makes Your Brain Happy

Soil Microbes Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as prozac, without the negative side effects. It turns out getting in the garden and getting dirty is a natural antidepressant due to unique microbes in healthy organic soil. Working and playing in soil can make you happier and healthier. What gardeners and farmers have talked about for millennia is now... Read More