What’s New at the Nursery

Holiday Wreaths

Wreaths_NLLet your friends and family know how special they are with a custom Fort Collins Nursery wreath, hand-decorated just for them.  Visit our store or website to choose from a wide variety of wreath options and have them shipped anywhere in the US.


Gifts3_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:


  • Festive Décor. Ornaments , figurines, lighted trees, wall art, snow globes, and more!
  • Vintage Light Bulbs. Perfect for indoor or outdoor settings
  • Hydrofalls Wall Planters. Create a living wall with these attractive self-watering wall planters.
  • Art Poles. Decorate your garden with colorful, UV resistant art poles, available in winter and garden themes.
  • Molten Glass Globes. These combinations of thick glass melted over gnarled tropical wood make beautiful sculptures that can be used as terrariums, vases or aquariums.  Each glass piece is uniquely formed to the tropical wood base.
  • Gifts Galore. We have Ninja Bread Cookies, bottle trees, Garden-in-a-Can, Mushroom Mini Farms, metal animal statues, plantable wrapping paper, knit bottle toppers and even a giant metal truck cooler. You’ll find everything you need and then some!

Holiday Greenery

Poinsettia_NLIt’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 will arrive just in time for our Holiday Open House the weekend of November 21st.   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 elves in the design center will be busy preparing your custom handmade wreath orders for you and your friends.  Visit our store or website to choose from a wide variety of wreath options, shipped anywhere in the US.

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.  For a less traditional take on holiday greenery, we have mixed succulents planted in moss wreaths, wood frames and festive animal shaped baskets.  These succulents are not cold hardy but are perfect for a sunny spot indoors, or outdoors in summer.

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

Pumpkins & Fall Décor

Pumpkins&Decor_NLNext to changing leaves, perhaps no image symbolizes the coming of fall like the pumpkin. Once a staple of the annual fall harvest, pumpkins are used in a variety of delicious fall recipes such as pies, breads, cookies, and beer.  Their round shape and bright orange colors compliment the changing landscape and offer many unique decorating ideas for your home and garden décor.  Fort Collins Nursery has a wide variety of pumpkins, squash and gourds to suit your needs.  We have pretty pumpkins, cheesy pumpkins, mini pumpkins and sugar pie pumpkins.  We have beautiful and tasty locally grown squash, warty squash and decorative gourds.  Straw bales and corn stalks are also available to give your fall display that extra kick.  While you’re here, browse this year’s great selection of new indoor fall décor.  We have a large variety of decorations and knick-knacks ranging from charming to down right spooky, perfect for this fun filled season!

Tree wrap & Rose Collars

TreeWrap_NLFall is here and it’s time to start thinking about protecting our trees and plants from the impending winter cold.  We carry a variety of products designed to keep your babies safe from the elements and keep them looking their best after the thaw.  Two products that we highly recommend are tree wrap and rose collars.

Tree Wrap

Sunscald can occur on the side of young deciduous tree trunks.  A typical Colorado winter day may be sunny and up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, causing the living layer under the bark to come out of dormancy and become active.  If Temperatures drop below freezing it kills active cells and conductive tissue.  Young, thin-barked deciduous trees, such as honey locusts, fruit trees, ashes, oaks, maples, lindens and willows are at highest risk. Commercial tree wraps made of crepe paper insulate bark and are an effective way to prevent sunscald.  In late October or early November, wrap trunks upward from the base of the tree to a point just above the lowest branches.  Overlap about 33 percent with each turn.  Secure the wrap with tape, but be careful not to attach the tape to the tree bark.  Be sure to remove tree wrap and tape the following April to avoid girdling and possible insect damage.  Information courtesy of CSU Extension

Rose Collars

Rose collars help to protect the grafts on grafted roses (hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, and many other specialty varieties) from freezing by placing the rose collar around the base of the rose plant and filling it with clean leaf debris, mulch, or compost.  Remove debris from the base of the roses, and use a rose collar to hold, compost, straw or bark over the rose crown.  We carry heavy duty plastic rose collars that can be reused year after year.


bulbs2015Gardening, like many things in life, is all about planning ahead.  The bulbs you plant this fall will lie dormant through the winter months before producing those delicate pretty flowers that push through the melting snow and usher in spring.  We just received our first batch of bulbs for the season and they are ready for you to take home.  Choose from a variety of quality bulbs and roots including Crocus, Narcissus, Allium, Iris, and Tulips.  More stock and other varieties will be arriving throughout the month of September so check back often for the best selection!

Cool Season Veggies

coolseasonveggiesThe days are getting shorter and we are rounding the corner into fall. As a savvy and passionate gardener, your work is not quite done.  Now is the perfect time to plant your cool season veggies that will carry you into the fall. We have a nice selection of broccoli, kale, cabbage, chard, lettuce and strawberries, perfect base ingredients for any fresh, home grown salad. We have starters plus a wide variety of seeds so ask our staff if your favorites are available.


garlic2015Did you know that garlic is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods and contains many medicinal properties that aid in combatting colds, improving cholesterol levels and reducing blood pressure?  This close relative of the onion also tastes great and will kick up any soup or sauce recipe.  Fall is the best time to plant garlic for a bigger harvest next summer, so check out or great selection and make garlic a must-have addition to your fall planting list.


Mums & Asters

MumsLooking for a blast of color this autumn? Add colorful chrysanthemums and brilliant asters to your flower bed or fall container garden!  Choose from a huge range of varieties of these prolific, hardy and beautifully bushy perennials grown here at Fort Collins Nursery.

Mums come in a wide variety of colors including yellow, pink, magenta, red, lavender, and more.  Blooms on mums typically last for weeks providing a late-summer boost when other flowers have given out.  Bonus: did you know that mums’ flowers are edible?

Fort Collins Nursery also offers a great selection of colorful asters, another hardy late-summer and autumn bloomer.  Small, abundant, star-shaped flowers tower on 2-3 foot plants, providing a nice backdrop in perennial beds, and available in shades of purple, blue, and red.

Both mums and asters appreciate full sun, and a good dose of compost when planted. They also prefer to be watered at their base, as overhead watering encourages powdery mildew.


HouseplantsOver the course of the summer season, thousands of veggie starters have left the nursery and found new homes all along the Northern Front Range.  Our greenhouse has filled the void by adding loads of new houseplants from California and Florida over the past couple of weeks.  With this massive selection, we have houseplants to fit all your needs.  We have low-water succulents and high-humidity loving ferns.  We have carnivorous plants, indoor trees, and hanging plants. What kind of houseplant are you looking for? We have them all!


You’ll find tiny 2 inch miniature African Violets, a 9 foot Amstel King Braid Ficus and every shape and size in between.


Do you have a dark space or room without windows?  Try one of many varieties of Philodendron that thrive in low light.  Do you have a big, bright, sun filled room?  A citrus tree will soak in the sun while providing you with intoxicating fragrance and delicious fruit.


For a more traditional look, go with an Orchid or a Peace Lily.  For something with Dr. Seuss-like whimsy, check out the puffy, velvety-red flowers of the Cleosia.


We have more than 50 shades of green, but if you’re looking for more pop try a Croton with bright yellow, orange, red and green leaves.   Perhaps a Cordyline with dark burgundy red leaves and pink hues will better fit your room’s color palette.