Bee Diversity in your Backyard

By Gwen Wion, Fort Collins Nursery Employee June is National Pollinator Month, making this the perfect time to appreciate the pollinators in our backyards. Without them, our vegetable gardens would not produce vegetables. The flowers on our fruit trees would wither and fall without ripening into delicious apples and peaches.  Since plants can’t move, many rely […]

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Post-Pandemic Plant Parenthood

For all the very real stress, misery, and chaos the pandemic introduced into everyday life, there were a few unexpected silver linings. As lockdowns fell into place, people raced to add life to their homes. Houseplants filled living spaces, vegetable gardens sprang to life, and long-disregarded landscapes got much-needed overhauls. Almost overnight, seemingly everyone became […]

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Spring Gardening To-Do List

By Jesse Eastman This article was originally published in North Forty News on March 25th, 2021. Spring is a busy time for gardening, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By approaching the season with a bit of forethought and planning, you can manage the chaos and avoid costly mistakes. Here are my top five tips […]

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Select Pottery 70% Off!

We have a selection of discounted pottery available at 70% Off to all our shoppers while supplies last! More great deals on pottery are available to our Garden Club Members. Click here for a complete list of specials and more information on joining our Garden Club program.

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Black History Month through Horticulture

By Shannon Moreau As Black History month draws to close, I encourage you to take some time to explore and celebrate impactful black figures in the world of horticulture and agriculture. While there are many black farmers, inventors, researchers, and scientists who have influenced horticulture and agriculture, few are well-known although we enjoy the fruits […]

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Greening up the Indoors

By Cathy Gladwin  Each year at this time, I redirect my horticultural interests indoors to my houseplants. They become the focus of my nurturing instinct until next spring. Right now they need to be dusted to improve their cell function, they need to have their dead and unhealthy leaves removed, and some plants need a […]

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Zoom/ Workshop Login Instructions

We are constantly working to improve your experience as an attendee of our Virtual Winter Workshops. Based on feedback we’ve received, we’ve developed this guide to help you quickly and easily access our workshops on the day of the class. Here are three options for logging in to the workshops that have worked well for […]

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New Year, New Garden

The start of a new year is always a time for reflection and anticipation. We look back on the year gone by and marvel at all that happened. We look ahead to the year to come and form plans to make it a good one. When it comes to gardening and landscaping, this process of […]

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Rock Art for the RCVFD

As a feature of our Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (RCVFD) support weekend, local artist Marjo Star has generously donated this beautiful painted rock artwork to the cause.  About the Art This piece is 9 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and approximately twenty pounds. It’s signed and has been coated with a weatherproof sealant. Similar […]

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Seeing Plants with New Eyes

“Plants are like people: they’re all different and a little bit strange.” (John Kehoe) By Jesse Eastman As I age, I find myself more and more inclined to slip into patterns, comfortable spaces where I know what to expect. When it comes to plants, this means I stop noticing a lot of things that I’ve […]

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