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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It’s All Art

By Jesse Eastman The natural world is full of unintentional art – the glow of the sunset, the shimmering light reflected from a cold mountain stream, or the ancient lines and layers of a sandstone bluff. Seemingly never satisfied, we humans have added our own art to the canvas all around us. Sculpture, music, photography, […]

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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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