With this amazing weather and the promise of long summer days ahead, it’s easy to get excited about adding beauty and bounty to your yard! We have put together some projected availability lists for some of our plants such as fruits, rock garden plants, and vines. Take a look and get inspired about the possibilities! Please call us to verify availability.
What’s New at the Nursery
Our Fairy Gardening classes are hands-on 90 minute classes, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Class fee includes: Instruction, container, soil, gravel, plants, accessories, and after care instruction. (Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.) 6 spots per class are available. Classes are $35 per spot. Classes are first come, first served. Click on a class below for a full description or click here to register.
Fairy Gardening: Make something ordinary extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a touch of fairy dust and whimsy, you can have your very own fairy garden! A tranquil forest scene or a secluded garden set up will be sure attract fairies, good luck and other miniature wonders. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.
Terrarium Gardening: Turn a simple glass container into your own self sustained, petite world! Learn how to properly put together a glass terrarium that creates the perfect growing environment for plants and also adds some life to your office desk, the nook in your kitchen or a child’s room. Come and find out why people are so hooked on this whimsical and easy way to grow plants!
Miniature or Theme Gardening: A slight difference in plant and accessory selection can open up a world of endless possibilities in miniature gardening. Most people are familiar with fairy gardening but there are many other options for creating tiny worlds within your own home. Using glass bowls and vases as terrariums can add a touch of class and elegance indoors. You can recreate a miniature version of your own yard or a natural space you admire through miniature perennial gardening that will come back year after year. Lava rock, cacti and succulents make terrific prehistoric paradises through dinosaur gardening! All of these alternatives to fairy gardening will be offered during our normal fairy gardening classes so let your imagination go wild and explore all the potential your “green space for a small place” has.
Jim’s Sharpening Service has become a staple here at Fort Collins Nursery. We are happy to announce that he will be joining us again this year. Bring your knives, scissors, garden tools & other specialty tools by for Jim to “sharpen up”. He will be here on the following days:
- Sunday, April 7, 2013 ~ 10 am – 3 pm
- Sunday, April 28, 2013 ~ 10 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, June 5, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, July 3, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Sunday, July 28, 2013 ~ 10 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, August 7, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ~ 9 am – 3 pm
Chef Peter Berglund, owner and operator of The Rolling Bistro, a mobile eatery, will be serving up delicious breakfast and lunch items daily at Fort Collins Nursery. A career marine, Chef Peter studied the culinary arts in France and has been a personal chef to Vice President Cheney and guests at Cheney’s mountain lodge.
The fare served at The Rolling Bistro includes breakfast items such as breakfast burritos and sandwiches and will soon include specialty coffee drinks such as espressos, mochas, and more. Lunch items will include sandwiches and salads. The menu will change with the seasons as Chef Peter strives to prepare the freshest seasonal delights possible.
The Rolling Bistro will be open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week: Monday – Saturday at 9 am and Sundays at 10 am.
Questions? Call The Rolling Bistro at (970) 219-0011
Whether it is fragrant garland, a Colorado Christmas tree, or a beautiful hand decorated wreath to adorn your own 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…
- Cut & Live Christmas Trees
This year we have “spruced” up our wreath offering by bringing you new and updated styles at reduced prices; the Traditional, Festive, Celebration, and Deck the Halls wreaths. Our Fort Collins Nursery wreaths can be shipped within the United States, so send someone you love a touch of Colorado today! Order your wreaths online by visiting our online store: Fort Collins Nursery Online Store!
September is a great time to plant in the garden, allowing you time to reap a harvest well into Fall. We grow a large variety of Fall crops right here at Fort Collins Nursery. Many of them are ready now and will be available through September. Plant garlic bulbs in early Fall for harvest next summer. Here are the available veggie starts and garlic varieties:
(*Crops ready as of Sept. 5th!)
With this amazing weather and the promise of summer days ahead, it’s easy to get excited about adding beauty and bounty to your yard! We have put together some projected availability lists for some of our plants such as fruits, rock garden plants, and vines. Take a look and get inspired about the possibilities! Please call us to verify availability.
A lot is being made these days of “re-purposing” materials. Used street sweeping brushes are being re-purposed as scratching posts for rhinos and buffalo in zoos. Shoes are re-purposed as decorative flower pots. I even have a clock hanging on my wall made from a re-purposed hubcap. Not to be left behind, we here at Fort Collins Nursery have created what is, as far as I can tell, the world’s first Raised Garden Bed Kit made using re-purposed materials.
These easily installed beds are made from re-purposed pallet collars. What’s a pallet collar? Glad you asked. A pallet collar is a wooden frame with hinges at all four corners. It is designed to fit snugly atop a European pallet (30″x48″) so that loose materials can be shipped on a pallet. Once they have served their purpose, however, they become yet another piece of detritus in an ever-growing waste stream. We have found that these pallet collars are the perfect size for a raised garden bed, and after extensive research and development, have put together a fantastic kit that makes garden bed construction quick, easy, and affordable.
As you can see above, these beds are the perfect height for a raised bed, and they don’t look half bad, either! As you might expect from those highly efficient industrial types, these are made from a very inexpensive wood, my guess is pine. Therefore, they may be prone to rotting after only a season or two of use. However, the plastic liner included in the kit should extend that lifespan significantly.
If you want to see these beds in action, just stop by the nursery and check out our display garden. We are using our beds to grow pumpkins and sunflowers in anticipation of our annual Pumpkin and Sunflower contest, but you can use yours to grow just about anything your heart desires. So, if you’re looking for an economical alternative to cedar raised beds and want to do your part to reduce landfill waste, give these beds a try. You’ll be glad you did!
We also have bulk Sweet Pea annual seeds that will seed themselves and give you lovely fragrant climbing blooms, year after year.
If you have limited space, no yard at all, or an interest in sprouting your own food year round, we have a wonderful option for you! We carry bulk ORGANIC seeds for sprouting in the following varieties:
- Red Clover
- Mung Beans
Sprouts are so easy to do yourself and are a healthy & delicious addition to salads and sandwiches. All of our bulk seed is sold by the ounce. Stop by today and we will get you started!
Check out this informative video on sprouting seeds yourself!