Houseplantitis: Symptoms and Treatments

By Jesse Eastman Do you or someone you know suffer from Houseplantitis? This common but underdiagnosed condition affects plant lovers around the globe. Common symptoms include: You can’t see out your windows because they are full of plants. You have no more small dinner plates because they’ve all been repurposed as plant saucers. You regularly […]

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Staying Open to Change in the Creative Process

By Jesse Eastman As I outlined in last month’s newsletter, we are in the midst of a major construction project that will add roughly 5,000 square feet of covered retail space, will expand our greenhouse significantly, and will provide us with a brand new propagation space. If you’ve ever been involved in a home renovation […]

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Big News: We’re Growing!

At Fort Collins Nursery we trace our origins back to a humble nursery called Kinghorn Nursery in the early 1930s. Since then, we’ve grown, passed from one owner to the next, changed locations, and eventually split into the two great horticultural institutions known today as Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery and Fort Collins Nursery. In that […]

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Nursery Pot Recycling at Fort Collins Nursery

Nursery Pot Recycling at Fort Collins Nursery

For more information on recycling in Fort Collins, click here. For more information on recycling in Loveland, click here. For more information on recycling in Greeley, click here. For more information on recycling in Cheyenne, click here. For more information on recycling in Laramie, click here.Updated August 21, 2019

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New Record Set at 2018 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fall Jamboree

Our 10th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is now in the books!  Dozens of pumpkin growers and our largest festival crowd to date gathered here last Saturday to create a truly unforgettable event.  This year’s competition featured 23 entries in multiple categories from some of the top growers in the region.  The day’s top prize went […]

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In Praise of Pumpkins!

by Beverly Henke What does the word pumpkin bring to your mind? I think of holidays, and pie, and of my own somewhat pitiful, but very sincere and prolific pumpkin patch. I think of all the pumpkins I’ve carved, both as a child, and with my own children and the memories that were created from […]

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Fall Planting

We generally think of spring – a time of new growth and life – as the time to plant everything including trees & shrubs. However, cooler temperatures make fall an excellent time to plant. The soil is warmer than in the spring, and many of us actually have more time to devote to planting trees […]

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There’s No “Right” Way to Garden

By Jesse Eastman I’m often a bit surprised when people come to the nursery looking for a definitive answer to a question. They can get frustrated and sometimes outright angry when they get different answers to the same question depending on which employee they speak with. While this is an understandable response, it’s important to […]

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Oh Hail!

We garden in Colorado! We know the heartbreak of the 5 or 10 minute storm that can undo 500 hours of hard work. When hail strikes—what’s a gardener to do? Wait a day or two. Let the sun shine and the anger subside. The damage will be easier to evaluate after some time has passed. […]

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The Importance of Tree Diversity

By Jesse Eastman It is a pretty basic human trait to see something a fellow human has, and if we like it, we want it too. Usually this sense of “keeping up with the Joneses” is just a funny social quirk, a sort of communal benchmarking. Sometimes, though, it can have devastating consequences. One of […]

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