Many customers ask, ‘when do you close for the season?’ and are often surprised to learn that we are open until December 23rd. It’s a little quiet after the Pumpkin Patch closes down but Creek Side Gardens keeps rolling through the seasons!
Holiday Gifts & Decor
Just before Halloween, the gift shop will be redecorated for the upcoming holiday season. The Green Team elves come in and in one evening create a wonderland of holiday cheer.
During the month of November, we turn the place upside down in preparing for the arrival of Christmas trees, fresh greenery, fresh wreaths, holiday plants and more. By Thanksgiving the entire garden center, is a hubbub of activity and customers are stopping by to pick up a tree, a poinsettia, or a great gift.
Small Business Saturday
Sponsored by American Express and celebrated the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year Nov. 26 will be our official holiday kickoff and a great day to support your favorite small business. From this point on until December 23rd, we stay busy with customers to joyfully help you with your holiday decorating needs.
Fall in the Greenhouse
The seasons of late fall and early winter take on their own life here at Creek Side Gardens. Most of the greenhouses have been emptied, swept, and cleaned for the season, but a couple of the houses store perennials, shrubs, and roses for winter hibernation. Even after the retail store closes on December 23rd, a core group of Creek Side employees are here to care for the plants that are both dormant and still growing.
What is growing now?
House 1 is the one house that is heated and currently growing plants. We start Cordylines and Dracaena spikes now for spring pot ‘thrillers’. Often during the slow times, we bump up the small houseplants to bigger pots that will be ready for sale when we reopen our retail store in February. House plants will take up residence in House 1 as the poinsettias take over the Glasshouse.
The Glasshouse, which is attached to the store is full of houseplants for late fall and winter shopping. In mid-November our first shipment of Poinsettias’, blooming holiday plants and succulents arrive and need to be displayed and priced. Customers love entering the warm and cozy glasshouse to find colorful and blooming holiday plants.