What’s New at the Nursery

Seed Savers Exchange Seeds

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.  The mission of SSE is to preserve the world’s diverse but endangered garden heritage for future generations by building a network of people committed to collecting, conserving, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, and educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity. Over 13,000 members share homegrown seeds with one another through their seed exchange program. Seed Savers have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, vowing never to knowingly purchase or sell GMO varieties. 

Fort Collins Nursery has have nearly 300 variety of Seed Savers Exchange seeds in our Garden Shop and we are happy to special order any Seed Savers seeds that we do not already have in stock (and save you the cost of shipping).  Here’s how:

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

Seed Starting Supplies

Get an early start on your garden by planting 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 over these 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 GardenBotanical Interests, and Seed Savers Exchange in stock all winter long. We will also be adding many varieties from Territorial Seed Company later this month so be sure to check back.

We also have all the seed starting supplies you need to get your seeds ready for spring including seed trays, heating mats, mini greenhouses, grow lights and potting and planting mix.

Down To Earth™ Fertilizer

The Down To Earth™ fertilizer line is new to Fort Collins Nursery this February.  Down To Earth features a complete line of natural and organic fertilizers, soil amendments, composts and potting media. They work with the microorganisms, fungi and organic matter in the soil to feed plants and stimulate growth. Their natural fertilizers are carefully blended from the best sources of organic nutrients in ideal proportions without the use of synthetics, growth stimulants or low quality fillers like poultry waste. You can be confident that you are giving your farm or garden the best product available, whether it’s a multi-purpose blend or a specialized soil amendment.

LiveTrends™

Add some green to your home & office this winter with LiveTrends Design products, available at Fort Collins Nursery. LiveTrends combine unique designs, living plants, and specialty gifting items to provide simple, beautiful, living works of art that are unlike anything else in the marketplace. We carry many succulents and air plants in a variety fun designs including magnetized planters, stone pockets, glass vases and copper mule planters.  Each plant was selected through extensive testing by LiveTrends to thrive in a home or office setting with easy-care.

Air Plants

  • Water: Keep humid by misting once a week. Plants will indicate their need for water by becoming dull in color and shrunken if very dry.
  • Light: Medium-bright artificial light indoors or near a window without direct sunlight.
  • Temperature: 60-80F, similar to orchids. Being tropical plants, they do not like temperature extremes.
  • Fertilizer: Plants will survive without any fertilizing, however, if you wish to encourage growth, mist or soak with a solution of balanced house plant food at ¼ recommended strength once a month during warm growing seasons.

Succulents

  • Water: Allow plants to dry before watering. Don’t worry if plants become very dry, they will go slightly dormant without harm. Use approximately 2oz of water every two weeks.
  • Light: Bright artificial light indoors or near a window without direct sun. In warm weather (always above 40 degrees) they can grow on an outside porch but no direct sunlight.
  • Temperature: These plants tolerate a wide range of temperatures from 40-90F. Do not allow to freeze and keep away from air conditioning or heating vents.
  • Fertilizer: Balanced house plant food once per month at ½ strength during warm growing seasons (IMPORTANT be sure to water with clear water first since your plants will be dry)

Rooter Vases

We are excited about a fun new line of Rooter Vases from Couronne Co. These glass vases are beautifully crafted and hand blown in many stunning colors and shapes.  Rooter vases are perfect for displaying cut flowers or for rooting houseplant cuttings. Just take a cutting from your favorite plant and push the base of the cutting in your rooter vase. Once a good root system has formed you can re-pot your cutting or leave it in the vase for show.

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.