Sean Kelly Virtual Concert Fundraiser

Fort Collins Nursery will match donations up to $5,000! Our Sean Kelly virtual concert is a fundraising event benefiting The Vegetable Connection and funds raised will support their mission to create a healthier community through food education, increasing access to nutritional food, and supporting local farmers. Specifically, your donation will assist families in need by […]

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Results Are in for 2020 Pumpkin Weigh-Off!

Our 12th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is now in the books!   Pumpkin growers from Cheyenne down to Pueblo gathered here last Saturday to weigh their amazing produce. This year’s competition featured 14 entries in multiple categories from some of the top growers in the region as well as 3 kids division entries. The day’s top prize […]

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Throgmorton: Mums

One of the last hurrahs of the garden is hardy mums. They bloom in a wide range of colors. They come in a variety of sizes. They bloom from the plains to the mountains. And they’re simple to maintain. Hardy mums prefer full sun. But they do fine in gardens that get four to six […]

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What to do about Water Restrictions

Recently, City Manager Darin Atteberry signed a declaration and order for “mandatory action level IV water restrictions on lawn watering and other outdoor water uses in order to avoid a water shortage due to the ongoing drought conditions, Cameron Peak fire and infrastructure repairs known as the Horsetooth Outlet Project (HOP).” (Click here for more […]

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Is Your Yard Ready for Winter?

Originally Published Nov. 2012 Want to know a gardening secret about the yards and gardens that really shine in the spring and summer? Those gardeners don’t stop gardening in the fall. In fact, a little preparation in the fall can be all the difference between a good garden and a great one. Use this check […]

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Growing Humanity in the Garden

By Jesse Eastman When I return home from work I take a stroll through my garden on my way from the garage to the house where I find a calm moment for reflection in a world filled with chaos. Recently I’m finding myself thinking about how fortunate I am to have this refuge while so […]

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Garden Tours Create Real Change

By Jesse Eastman With all the chaos, anxiety, pain, and confusion that accompanies the pandemic, there have been a few notable silver linings. We’ve learned the importance of checking in regularly with those we love. We’ve traveled less, which has had a dramatic positive impact on the environment. Most of us have learned some new […]

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Race & Inclusivity at Fort Collins Nursery

Fort Collins Nursery has always held the health of its surrounding community as one of our cornerstone principles. The Unifying Principles section in our Employee Handbook states:  “Health & Happiness: …We focus on the long-term health and happiness of our employees, customers, and community in all that we do.” and “Commitment to excellence: …Be a […]

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Don’t Get Beat By Hail

By Jesse Eastman Hail is a fact of life. If you’re into gardening, it’s a devastating, frustrating, and anxiety-inducing fact of life, but a fact, nonetheless, and it’s not going away just because coronavirus has brought society to a screeching halt. The big difference this year is that so many of you have either taken […]

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High-Risk Customer Hours

We are introducing dedicated shopping time for vulnerable shoppers, such as pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems, and people older than 60. Every Tuesday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, we ask that only customers who are in one of these high-risk categories visit so that we can provide a safe and un-crowded shopping […]

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