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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Tips for Happy Houseplants

by Laurel Thompson | Fort Collins Nursery  Houseplants have become more popular over the last few years, and it’s no surprise why: they add life and color to the home while improving the health and happiness of those inside. However, it’s not always easy to keep houseplants looking as great as they did in the […]

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2021 Pumpkin Weigh-Off Results

Our 13th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is now in the books!   Pumpkin growers from all over Colorado and Southern Wyoming put on one heck of a show for us. This year’s competition featured 20 pumpkin entries (the most at any Fort Collins Nursery Weigh-Off) from some of the top growers in the region as well […]

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First Frost

By Alex Tisthammer Brrr! As the mornings get chillier and the leaves start to turn colors we all know what is in store for us soon. Some morning in the next few weeks we will wake to frosty grass blades and frozen tomatoes. There are a few things we can do to make this transition […]

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Summer Pest Control

By Jesse Eastman Colorado summers mean hot days, camping trips, and unfortunately, garden invaders. All sorts of pest problems amplify in summer, from insects to fungus to bacterial problems that infest and damage our beloved plants. Fortunately, there is a wide range of options to manage pests and keep our yards and gardens thriving. At […]

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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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