What’s New at the Nursery

Gift Cards

Make giving easy this holiday season with Fort Collins Nursery Gift Cards. You’ll enjoy giving your special someone the opportunity to choose the perfect plants, gifts and décor for their home. Fort Collins Nursery Gift Cards can be purchased for any amount between $25 – $1,000. Our Gift Cards are also perfect gifts for birthdays, weddings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, house warmings, memorials, and thank yous.

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Stargazing  Light Up Glass Décor

Stargazing: Infinite Dimensions is a captivating collection of light-up glass décor from Evergreen Enterprises and is now on our shelves for the holiday season.  Each piece has an illuminated design pattern that creates a stunning three-dimensional effect.  We have holiday tree-shaped pieces that illuminate a dense starry sky pattern, evoking images of a crisp starry night high up in the Rocky Mountains.  We have red, candle shaped pieces with white lights that appear to bubble out to the surface from within.  We have glass orbs that come in a variety of colors and light patterns including snowflakes, starry skies, and holiday patterns. Stargazing pieces are battery-operated with an automatic shut off timer.  No matter which design you choose, these pieces will add a festive glow to any display surface this holiday season or throughout the year.

Holiday Ornaments & Decor

A fun part of the Holiday season is to recall the memories we’ve created through our collections of ornaments and decorations. 

At Fort Collins Nursery you’ll find hundreds of festive ornaments including a great selection of woodland creatures, snowmen, Santas, and penguins.  This year we are also carrying some fun transportation, candy, and wine themed pieces as well as collections of elegant and light blue colored ornaments.  Each ornament is unique, and with styles ranging from classy to silly so there is something to fit every style of tree.

We also have a great selection of holiday decorations featuring snow globes, wall art, stockings, solar stakes, mugs, Nordic gnomes, and flameless candles.  Create your own unique holiday display by filling a beautiful glass terrarium with blooming plants, tree boughs and miscellaneous trinkets.

Stop in and pick up a few items to add to your collection and create some new memories!

Centerpieces

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The holiday season is filled with parties, dinners and family gatherings.  Before hosting your next get together, dress up your tables with beautiful Holiday Centerpieces from Fort Collins Nursery.  Our hand crafted displays are made from classic holiday components including cut greens, pine cones, holly berries, candles and bows. Blooming holiday plants like poinsettia, cyclamen and Christmas cactus add bright color and are another great option for a centerpiece or table display.  For a less traditional display option, check out our great selection of succulent centerpieces and bonsai.  Kokedama planters are another fun option for a unique centerpiece.  Kokedama is a Japanese gardening form of growing in a ball of moss.  These easy kits are designed for small orchids and work great for holiday bloomers and houseplants as well.

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. 

Due to rising costs of  shipping and supplies we are no longer able to ship wreath orders.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Christmas Wreaths

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Let your friends and family know how special they are with a custom Fort Collins Nursery wreath, hand-decorated just for them.  Visit our web store to choose from a wide variety of styles, sizes, and ribbon options. More custom options are available if you visit us in person, so if you need something extra special, stop on by! 

Due to rising costs of  shipping and supplies we are no longer able to ship wreath orders.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Christmas Trees

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The Christmas tree is one of the most iconic symbols of the holiday season.  The dark green needles and smell of fresh cut wood brings a piece of nature right into your living room.  The lights, bows and ornaments that you hang are a reflection of your own personality and bridge past memories with new holiday experiences.  At Fort Collins Nursery, we understand the importance of picking out that perfect tree and our dedicated staff will brave the snow and the cold to help you find it!

This year our tree lot features native Alpine Fir and Lodgepole Pines that are harvested locally in Larimer County.  The Lodgepole have long been a local favorite because of their distinct Colorado look with pine cones still attached as a beautiful reminder of their place in our local ecosystem.  We have also brought in several varieties of plantation grown Scotch Pine and Fraser Fir from Minnesota.  The Fraser is considered one of the more popular and traditional varieties because of its fragrance, shape and strong limbs.  Each tree is cut fresh by our trusted suppliers and vary in size, ranging anywhere from a 2-3 foot table topper to 14 foot giants.

Looking for something different this year?  Bring home a living tree to display on your porch or patio.  A living tree can be brought indoors to decorate the week of Christmas and returned to the great outdoors to await spring planting.

Winter houseplant care: A pinch of planning for a pound of pride

by Gerry Hofmann

Originally Published November 2013

LemonNow that the weather is definitely ‘fallish’ & even sometimes a bit like winter, many gardeners turn their attention to the cousins of our outdoor landscapes, namely houseplants. They manage to tide us over the cooler winter months quite nicely, if we just give them a little preventative attention.

Some plants have had a summer vacation of their own outside, enjoying the extra light & air for a few months. If you had any in this category, a couple of things to watch out for can keep trouble at bay: spraying them with tepid water, including the undersides of the leaves in the kitchen sink to dislodge any dirt.  It may also be a good idea to knock the smaller ones out of their pots to check for insects looking for a free ride inside.  Give them a good drink while you’re at it, since inside heated air is very drying, which will draw water out of the soil, too. Some leaves need removing if they have gotten sunscald or show evidence of slug or insect damage. When you trim, clean the scissors or clippers (ideally with rubbing alcohol) between cutting different plants so you are not transmitting anything from one to the other.

Most houseplants species originate in the hot, humid tropics. They are happiest in those conditions; however, that can be a tall order to replicate with our over-heated homes. Restoring some of the humidity with frequent misting along with situating plants near kitchens & bathrooms will replicate some of that.

Before looking for brand new houseplants, investigate where you are most likely to site them. Are the spots on the south or west side, where strong sunlight extends? If so, you may find the most success with succulents. These are thick-leafed plants, which are utilized to store water within.  About the only way you can kill a succulent is to overwater it.

Speaking of watering, many people take the ‘more is better’ approach with sketchy results. Especially in sealed-bottom pots, where the extra water has no place to go, too much watering prevents the roots from accessing oxygen. Basically, the plant drowns. The best way to prevent this is to limit watering to 1-2 times a week, deep-watering when you do. Smaller plants may need water more often than larger ones. (If you find a plant wilting long before this, it may be root-bound. That means that it has used up a lot of the materials in the soil, making a bigger plant & roots along the way. Find a bigger pot for it.) The easiest way to check for water is to check the soil moisture just below the surface dirt; if it doesn’t stick to your fingers, it’s pretty dry. You can also just lift the pot (unless it’s too big) to check the weight, a dry plant weighs considerably less……after a little practice you will be able to tell quite easily.

If you are in the market for a larger plant & have a sunny spot, consider a citrus plant. A lemon tree, for example, can bring an aura of the warm Mediterranean into your home, which is especially welcome during the oncoming winter months. Citrus plants are relatively care-free & pest-free and may even yield some bonus fruit. The blossoms of many smell quite sweet too. Fort Collins Nursery has a wide variety of citrus plants, including: oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, kumquats, tangerines, key limes, and more!

 

Holiday Greenery

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It’s impossible to imagine the holiday season without plants and greenery coming to mind. Presents under a tree, brightly colored poinsettia displayed on the dinner table and wreaths to greet guests as they arrive at the front door. At Fort Collins Nursery, you’ll find a great selection of fresh cut and live trees, wreaths, holiday bloomers, evergreen boughs, and more to embellish your home with holiday spirit!

This year’s first batch of fresh cut trees should arrive just in time for our Holiday Open House the weekend of November 18th. Looking for something different this year? Bring home a living tree to display on your porch or patio. A living tree can be brought indoors to decorate the week of Christmas and returned to the great outdoors to await spring planting.

Our greenhouse is filling up with winter classics like poinsettia, Christmas cactus, amaryllis, and cyclamen. These winter bloomers add color to your home and make perfect hostess/host gifts for your holiday party.

Succulents

Succulents and succulent gardens are all the rage these days and we have a large selection of plants, containers, and potted succulent gardens to supply your demand! Succulents are a low-maintenance approach to gardening. They are pest-resistant, enjoy moderate to bright light, require low water and can go dry between watering. Nearly anything can be used as a container for succulents, as long as you consider the importance of drainage for these drought-loving plants (using cactus and succulent soil can help prevent wet feet).  Container examples include tea cups, jars, glasses, vases, bowls, and aquariums.

Like Houseplants, succulents can help you relax and breathe easy. Studies have shown that indoor plants can improve your concentration and boost your overall mood, making your day more productive and relaxing. Succulents can help keep your air fresh, remove toxins from the environment, and release more oxygen in the air. Pick up a beautiful succulent from our greenhouse and find out why they are so popular!