Perennials, Shrubs, Trees

In the last newsletter, we reviewed perennial garden planning.  This week, perennial plants, shrubs and trees that bring Color to your Life in your landscape!

Big 6″ Perennial Pots

Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ perennial selection continues to expand.  Now offering over 350 varieties of perennials that have been selected specifically for success in our Rocky Mountain growing environment.  Creek Side began planting our larger 6” pot size perennials last summer.  They are all safe and sound in our un-heated greenhouses down by the creek for the winter.  As the days get longer and the temperatures warm up, they will come alive and be ready for planting in April.

Great value size 4.5″ Perennial Pot

Perennial planting of the 4.5” pot size has begun in the Creek Side greenhouses.  All of the pots are planted from starter plants that are grown by greenhouse perennial specialists.  One of the best perennial propagators in the country happens to be located in Colorado so good for us!  These 4.5″ perennial plants will complement the 6″ plants being over-wintered in our cold frames.  This way, we can offer you the very best quality and selection of perennial plants anywhere in this area.

Perennial Plant of the Year

The Creek Side perennial selection will Include the 2023 Perennial Plant of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association, ‘American Gold Rush’, Rudbeckia.

At the height of summer, it turns up the volume for a long season of dazzling color right up to autumnal frosts. The bright golden-yellow flowers feature arching rays and a reddish halo surrounding dark chocolate cones. Three-inch flowers blanket the compact plant, which is only 22-27 inches tall with a broader width to 40 inches if given room to grow.

The green leaves and stems are covered in hairs, which gives them a silvery cast—on sunny days, peeking through the blooms to the leaves is a luminous silver-and-gold treat.

Plant Select

Plant Select, the collaboration between Colorado State University and the Denver Botanic Gardens to introduce new garden plants for the Rocky Mountain growing region, will again play a big role in the expanding Creek Side perennial plant offerings.  Expect to find a nice selection of the ever popular Delosperma Ice Plants and Agastache Hyssops in addition to some of the new and under-utilized Plant Select varieties as well.

Shrubs & Trees

Creek Side’s selection of landscape shrubs and trees continues to expand for 2023, with an even bigger selection of native and xeric varieties for gardeners interested in developing a home landscape that will require less water.  A landscape that will be a little more in tune with our naturally dry, low water environment.  Check out our low water Rabbitbrush, Sages and Manzanita and Fernbush!

Red maples are the most popular tree that Creek Side gets requests for.  Several different varieties of red maples will be available in May and June in a size with good value and ease of handling.

Whether you are decorating your porch and patio with the best and brightest Grown Fresh™ Hanging Baskets and Container Gardens.  Whether you are refreshing your landscape or designing a brand-new landscape.  Or whether you are interested in growing good fresh food in the backyard or on the patio, Creek Side has you covered!

Updated January 25, 2021