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10 Gardening Goals for the New Year 

By Alex Tisthammer This is the time of year when we reflect on the past growing season. What worked, what failed, and what we’re excited to try for next year. By the end of October I am usually ready for some rest and to clean the dirt out from under my fingernails for the winter, […]

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Caring for Holiday Houseplants

by Laurel Aiello With shorter days and chilly weather settling in, the holidays are a perfect excuse to bring life and color into the home. Decorating with pine boughs, wreaths, and mistletoe can make any space feel festive, but sadly they only last a few weeks before drying up and becoming brittle. Consider investing in […]

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Cut Flower Gardens

By Alex Tisthammer When I used to imagine a cut flower garden, I would think of English cottage gardens full of species that we couldn’t grow successfully here in Colorado. How wrong I was! At one point in time Denver was considered the “carnation capital” of the world, which is a timeless cut flower. President […]

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Local Garden Spotlight: the Trial Gardens and Perennial Garden at CSU

By Shannon Moreau This month we are highlighting a Fort Collins institution, the The Annual and Perennial Trial Gardens and the Perennial Demonstration Garden at Colorado State University.  Location:1401 Remington St Fort Collins, CO 80524 Cost: Free! The purpose of these trials is to evaluate the performance of new varieties of annuals and  perennials in […]

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Gardening for Kids

by Laurel Thompson Gardening is a great way to get the kids outside and learn lifelong skills. It takes patience, organization, and lots of attention to create a fruitful garden, and summer break is the perfect time to teach your little one these lessons. Help them get their hands dirty with these kids’ gardening tips: […]

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Harvesting Garlic

By Shannon Moreau Garlic, you know it, you love it—unless you’re a vampire. It is a wonderful companion plant, dependable, and is a staple for gardeners wanting to grow storage foods. With these tips you can find the right variety to suit your needs and most importantly how to actually make your harvest last later […]

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10 Perennials in Bloom May through August

Here’s an experience most avid gardeners can probably relate to: you’re enjoying a nice cup or tea or coffee on a summer morning, looking out into your beautiful yard and you realize nothing is blooming. The most successful perennial gardens have something blooming all the time, but this isn’t as easy as it sounds! There […]

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90 Years of Growth

By Jesse Eastman This year Fort Collins Nursery celebrates its 90th birthday, and as I look back at our history, I am equally awed by what we’ve accomplished and thrilled for the future. The changes this company has undergone since its humble beginnings in 1932 tell a story of a business that has been defined […]

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Beyond Conifers (Some Other Evergreens!)

By Shannon Moreau she/her/hers Year round interest is a key element in landscapes and perennial gardens, but it’s easy to fall into a rut when exploring evergreen options beyond conifers. Fortunately there are many alternative ways to add and year round color. My favorite aspect of these alternatives is that they offer blooms throughout the […]

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Spotlight on Cultural Enrichment Center of Fort Collins

By Shannon Moreau, she/her/hers At Fort Collins Nursery, one of our core values is connecting with our community and supporting many of the wonderful organizations that make Northern Colorado such a great place to live. Specifically, we like partnering with groups that empower individuals, provide youth education, or promote planting and horticulture. In honor of […]

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