What’s New at the Nursery

Weeks Bare-root Roses


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is one of the largest commercial rose growers in the United States, offering a unique, broad selection of popular & unusual roses since 1938.  For each rose variety, they select the propagation method that ensures maximum plant performance, hardiness and blooming in your garden.  Fort Collins Nursery carries a wide selection of Weeks’ high-grade, bare root, potted roses as an early season option for hybrid tea and crafted roses.

 

Insect Houses/ Pollinators

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Fort Collins Nursery has a wide variety of supplies to help attract insects that are beneficial to your garden.  Pollinators like bees and butterflies fertilize our flowers and help them bloom, while pest-eating ladybugs and lacewings rid your garden of unwanted guests.  Insect houses are decorative as well as functional and provide a great habitat and nesting spot for our little friends.   Wildflower mix seeds will yield beautiful, nectar and pollen rich annuals and perennials to entice bees and butterflies.  Honey Bee and Lady Bug Attractant will help lure these insects and keep them in your garden.  Find all these supplies and more at Fort Collins Nursery.

Barebones Tools

Barebones-ToolsBarebones is a fascinating, socially conscious company with a mission to supply the bare necessities for living – food, water, shelter, and power – in the most efficient and independent way possible to any location around the world.  Fort Collins Nursery now has a variety of Barebones hand garden tools in stock. Be on the lookout for additional items to arrive throughout the month of February.  These sleek and durable products provide the foundation to get your own sustainable garden up and running.

Design Toscano Resin Statues

Resin-StatuesBe sure to stop by Fort Collins Nursery and check out our great new selection of resin statuary from Design Toscano.  Resin statues are a cost-effective way to liven up your home and garden décor while adding charm, class, whimsy, or humor to your space.  Their polyresin composition makes them light weight and easy to move and the cast molds produce highly defined detail.   With a wide variety of design themes including animals, gnomes, angels, and mythical creatures, there is something to fit almost any style.

 

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Baker Creek 3In 2015, Fort Collins Nursery has added a large variety of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds to our inventory.  Baker Creek specializes in rare, hard to find seeds from around the world.  Looking for something different to plant this year?  Try Blue Beauty Tomatoes, Cambodian Green Giant Eggplant, Cosmic Purple Carrots, or Orange Master Pomegranate.

The Baker Creek company and seeds are gaining national attention and have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR, Martha Stewart, and many others.

Baker Creek seeds are non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated and non-patented.

Zen Garden

Zen Garden 3Our selection of indoor bonsais provides you with a fun way to work on your green thumb.  To help you get going, we have starter plants, bonsai specialty soil, seed starting soil, pebbles, decorative pots, and books on.  If you don’t have the time and energy to invest in building your own, we have a selection of already finished bonsais.  Our detailed Asian themed statues are a nice addition and create the ultimate Zen Garden feel.

Did you know that the word bonsai is typically used in the English language as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots?  There is no specific species required and conifer and deciduous plants are equally acceptable.

Table Fountains

Table-FountainTable fountains and indoor plants are a great way to add life and movement to your home throughout the year.  Our fountains are aesthetically pleasing with beautifully crafted designs that are sure to brighten your living space.  The calming sound of running water creates a peaceful environment, reduces stress, and can block out unwanted background noises.  The flowing water can also increases humidity levels in your home, providing benefits to most non-succulent house plants.

Get your holiday greenery at Fort Collins Nursery

HOH_WinAWreath_webWhether it’s fragrant garland, a Colorado Christmas tree, or a hand-decorated wreath for your door or that of a friend, Fort Collins Nursery has what you need for holiday decorating. We pride ourselves in carrying the freshest holiday greenery including…

  • Wreaths
  • Garlands
  • Sprays
  • Centerpieces
  • Boughs
  • Cut & live Christmas trees

Customize your wreath by visiting us in person, or order one of our beautiful wreaths from our online store. We ship wreaths anywhere in the U.S., so you can send a fresh, Colorado wreath to your loved ones – wherever they live!

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Great Pumpkin Contest winners

And the winner is … Pete Mohr with a 794-pound gourd. Mohr surpassed all other entries in Fort Collins Nursery’s annual event, taking the top prize of $500. Other winners are Margie Davis with a 350-pounder; Julie Bonneville, 307 lbs; Don Shelly, 301 lbs; and Oliver McCalmount, 199 lbs. Thanks to all who participated – we hope to see everyone back next year for more fun and an even bigger contest.

Pete Mohr took top prize with his 794-pound gourd.

Pete Mohr took top prize with his 794-pound gourd.

Creating rainbows in our community

RainbowHearts_SXC_1414428_50381383_WEBBy Heather Chappell

Shades of green have returned to the Front Range and some of you are probably already reaping the benefits of a well planned fall and early spring. This is such a magical time of year; birds are nesting with new broods, buds are swelling and bursting, and shoots have sprouted in the garden with the promise of a tasty bounty.  Working at the nursery gives me a front row seat to the magic but also reminds me that for others, the trials of daily life can trump these small pleasures. Fortunately, we live in a community with an incredible variety of non-profit organizations dedicated to making life better for people so that everyone can afford a moment to appreciate the magic around them.

As the Marketing Director at Fort Collins Nursery, I have the privilege of working closely with many amazing non-profit organizations in Fort Collins. Over the past few years, I have been able to collaborate with some of these extraordinary groups on fundraising events and special projects. Organizations like The Growing Project, Friends of Happy Heart Farm, Project Self-Sufficiency, Loveland Youth Gardeners and the Junior League along with countless others that change people’s lives and make our community such an awesome place to live!

One of our most popular events is Ladies’ Night, coming up on June 5th. We have partnered with Project Self-Sufficiency (PS-S) to help them raise funds for their worthwhile programs. Their mission is to assist low-income, single parents in their efforts to achieve economic independence and become free from community and government assistance while building and maintaining strong, healthy families. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that, right?

We create an environment here at the nursery that is all about community and togetherness for Ladies’ Night. This year, in addition to the regular live music, food, drinks, silent auction, chair massage, tarot readings and specials, we have invited some great community organizations to set-up as vendors: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary, Crescendo Olive Oil, Raspberry Hill Flowers and Ten Thousand Villages. The evening is sure to be a fun time for all who attend and a great benefit to our friends at PS-S. Join us from 4-7pm on Thursday, June 5th and invite your friends and neighbors to come along too!

When it comes to giving of yourself in order to benefit another, I think that Maya Angelou said it best… “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” I feel blessed that part of my job includes creating opportunities to help others. I like to think of the nursery as a prism, bending light and casting rainbows in all directions of this lovely little town we call home.