What’s New at the Nursery

Viz Glass Solar Decor

vizglass_nlViz Glass offers breathtaking glass art pieces at affordable prices, integrating superior craftsmanship with accessibility. Their products are hand blown and hand crafted, insuring that each is one of a kind. Fort Collins Nursery carries a great selection of beautiful solar stakes and will be adding Solar Stones to our inventory for the first time this month.

 

 

Features:

  • Unique glass shape adds a distinctive feature to your outdoor space.
  • Re-chargeable battery may be replaced to bring years of color glow to flower beds, ground cover areas, and other landscape features.
  • Viz Glass pieces can be cleaned by using any standard glass cleaner; for a more thorough cleaning use product containing ammonia.
  • Solar Stakes are available in flame pod, fiddle top pod, twist pod, spiral and glass grass options.

Citrus Plants

Citrus_NLTake a stroll through the Fort Collins Nursery greenhouse this time of year and you will be struck by the intoxicatingly sweet aroma of blooming citrus plants.  Citrus are popular because of their delicious edible fruit and fragrant flowers.  While native to more tropical environments, citrus do well in indoor containers and are surprisingly easy to care for.   Depending on the variety, citrus can grow 6-25’ tall and prefer full sunlight and moist, well-drained soil.   Stop by and check out our selection that includes lemons, limes, kumquats, oranges, calamondin, grapefruit, and tangerines.  Here are several varieties worth considering:

 

calomondin_nlCalomondin Orange

Features: Fantastic ornamental plant that is loaded with fragrant flowers, followed by a heavy fruit set.  Small, juicy sour oranges are thin skinned and have many seeds.  Great for preserves and jellies, flavoring beverages, and cooking.

Light:  Bright light, can be in full sun outside during summer.

Water:  Evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Temperature:  Prefers warmer temperatures, but will tolerate as low as 30°F for short periods.

Repotting:  Repot every 1-2 years to replenish nutrients in the soil.

Ease of Care:  Easy.

 

keylime_nlKey Lime

Features:  Also known as Bartender’s Lime. A small, shrubby tree with many thorns.
Produces small, juicy, thin-skinned greenish-yellow limes. Compact trees are ideal for growing in containers. Sweet and tart at the same time, Key Limes are great for cooking, baking and beverages.

Light: Bright light, full sun outside in summer.

Watering: Evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Temperature: Prefers warmer temperatures, but will tolerate as low as 35”F for short periods.

Fertilizer: Use fertilizer specific for citrus.

Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years to replenish nutrients in the soil.

Ease of Care: Easy.

 

Cocktail_NLCocktail Citrus

  • Features: Cocktail trees are a unique approach to growing citrus.  A Meyer Lemon and a Key Lime growing in the same container!  The lemon produces many thin skinned, sweet, juicy lemons.  The lime is small and juicy, with a sweet-tart flavor.  Cocktail Citrus are great for those short on space.
  • Light:  Bright light, can be in full sun outside during the summer.
  • Water:  Evenly moist, well drained soil.
  • Temperature:  Prefers warmer temperatures, but will tolerate as low as 35°F for short periods.
  • Fertilizer:  Use fertilizer specific for citrus.
  • Repotting:  Repot every one to two years to replenish nutrients in the soil.
  • Ease of Care:  Easy.

Seeds

seeds_nlGet a jump on your garden by starting seeds this winter.  Seeds are less expensive than starter plants and come in hundreds of varieties not typically available as starts.  Perhaps more importantly, growing from seed gives a sense of accomplishment and something to do throughout the long winter months!

Fort Collins Nursery has a huge selection of flower and vegetable seeds arriving throughout the month of January.  You’ll find all your favorite varieties from Renee’s Garden, Botanical Interests, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. and Seed Savers Exchange in stock all winter long.

Looking for something different to plant this year?  Check out hundreds of interesting varieties from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. which specializes in rare and hard to find heirloom seeds from around the world.  Examples include Berkeley Tie-Dye Green Tomato, Scarlet Kale, Chinese Red Meat Radish, Blue Potatoes and Missouri Pipe Corn.

Looking to support a great cause by simply purchasing your seeds?  Check out the extensive catalog from Seed Savers Exchange, a non profit (501(c)(3) status) organization dedicated to saving and sharing seeds.  Seed Savers maintain a collection of more than 20,000 heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable, herb and plant varieties.

We are happy to special order any Baker Creek or Seed Savers seeds that we do not already have in stock.

  • Browse the Baker Creek or Seed Savers online store.
  • Put together your list (Please specify which catalog you are ordering from)
  • Email that list to scott@fortcollinsnursery.com
  • We’ll let you know when your seeds are in and ready for you to pick up.

Holiday Ornaments & Gifts

ornaments_nlA 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, angels, snowmen and Santas.  This year we are also carrying several fun transportation, North Pole, coastal and western themed pieces.  Each ornament is unique 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, airplant holiday globes and flameless candles.  Create your own unique holiday display by filling a beautiful greenhouse box with blooming plants, tree boughs and miscellaneous trinkets.

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

Centerpieces

Centerpiece2_NLThe 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.  These hand crafted displays are made from classic holiday components including cut greens, pine cones, holly berries, candles and bows.  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 succulent centerpieces and moss covered reindeer planters.

Fresh Cut Trees

CutTrees_NLThe Christmas tree is one of the most iconic symbols of the holiday season.  The dark green needles and smell of fresh cut wood bring 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 Frasier 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.

This year’s first batch of fresh cut trees have arrived just in time for our Holiday Open House the weekend of November 19th.  

Holiday 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 website to choose from a wide variety of wreath options and have them shipped anywhere in the US. More custom options are available if you visit us in person, so if you need something extra special, stop on by!

Gifts

RiverRoot_NLThey say it is better to give than to receive.  Whether you choose to treat yourself or someone else, we have tons of great new gifts for everyone on your list. Of course we have all the great gardening related gifts you’ve come to expect but we also like to think outside the garden.  Not sure what you’re looking for?  Here are a number of fun ideas to get you started:

 

  • River Root Garden Sculptures & Great garden accents or fun indoors for plant stands or fairy gardens.
  • Coastal Ornaments & Decor. Charming décor takes you under the sea for the holidays and year-round!
  • Micro & Mini Gardens. Great selection of items and plants for mini- and micro-gardens for all seasons.
  • Garden Terrarium Kits. Terrarium starter kits with great instructions include everything you need to create the perfect environment for plants.
  • Succulent Planters. Fun and whimsical planters for succulents and air plants. Beautiful ceramic décor and bud vases.

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 19th.   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.

New items are arriving throughout the month of November so be sure to call in and check for availability.

 

Amaryllis and Paperwhites

Amaryllis_NLBig, colorful blooms of the amaryllis are hard to resist this time of year. Fort Collins Nursery has stocked many different varieties including Ambience with giant candy cane-like red and white blossoms and Magic Green with cream star-shaped flowers suffused with green and overlaid with lines and speckles of wine red.  We have Apple Blossom featuring spectacular flowers in white with pink pastel. For intense red color try Black Pearl featuring stunning, velvety dark maroon flowers and Red Lion with huge, bright red blossoms.

Are fragrant paperwhites your favorite holiday centerpiece? We have several Narcissi varieties waiting to bloom including the popular Ziva and Chinese Sacred Lily bearing fragrant blooms with golden yellow cups.  For a virtually odorless variety try the pure white flowering and lightly scented Inbal.

Don’t forget a bulb planter, vase or pebbles to complete the look. We also offer prepackaged kits, a perfect gift for anyone on your list.