Bare Root Strawberries, Hops, and Rhubarb

Bare root plants are dormant plants that have no soil around the roots. This allows them to easily adapt to the soil conditions of their new environment.  Not only are they extremely simple to plant, but they are very affordable and easy to transport as well.  

March and April are considered bare root season in Colorado and generally speaking, if you can work the soil it is OK to plant.  Bare root plants have been stored in cool temperatures over the winter so the cold soil will not be a shock to them. It is however a good idea to cover up their roots to protect them from any potential deep frost that may occur.  Placing the plants in potting soil and covering them with mulch will help shield the roots and hold in moisture until the threat of frost is over.  

Ideally, you should plant bare root plants soon after purchase.  If the ground is still frozen or you simply get too busy, plants should be stored in a cool dry spot until you’re ready to plant. Warmer temperatures can cause the plants to emerge from their dormancy prematurely so storing in a cool environment like a refrigerator, root cellar, garage, or basement will inhibit premature growth.
Fort Collins Nursery has bare root rhubarb, strawberries and hops in stock including (but not limited to) the following varieties:

Ozark Beauty Strawberry

Ozark Beauty strawberries are everbearing plants that produce a steady and abundant yield from spring to fall. These tasty strawberries are deep red, firm and sugary sweet. They taste great fresh or frozen and in preserves.

Height: 10-12 in.

Spacing: 12-18 in.

Water: Prefers moist well drained soil

Sun: Plant in full sun


Cascade Hops

This productive vining plant has large, attractive flowers used for flavoring beer. They have a very distinct aroma of citrus and spice with a hint of grapefruit. These are the most-used hop in US craft brewing.

Height: 20-25 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Water: Prefers moist well drained soil

Sun: Plant in full sun


Crimson Red Rhubarb

Crimson Red rhubarb has exceptionally sweet, bright red stalks that erupt out of the soil in early summer. Rhubarb will do best if planted in slightly amended soil and can tolerate partial shade. To prevent seeding in other areas, cut down the flower stalk. The leaves are poisonous if eaten so keep away from small children and pets.

Height: 2-3’

Width: 2-3’

Water: Moderate-Low

Sun: Plant in full sun

Bird Houses & Feeders

There are a number of benefits in attracting birds to your home landscape. Birds will help with pest control, flower pollination, and even weed control as some birds consume large quantities of weed seeds that would otherwise grow in your garden.  They provide stress relief and endless enjoyment through site and song.  You can also feel good about providing them a nice place to visit as more and more of their natural habitats and food sources are threatened by suburban development. Fort Collins Nursery has a large selection of supplies to help attract our feathered friends.  You’ll find bird baths, bird feeders, bird houses, bird seed, and more! Don’t forget that planting certain types of fruit trees, shrubs, and flowers will provide them with a sustainable source of fruits, berries, and seeds to feed on throughout the year. By taking a few simple steps and providing them with food, water, and shelter you will be rewarded with an active habitat for birds at your home!

Fairy Gardening Supplies

Fairy gardening is a whimsical and fun activity for kids of all ages. Generally open air (as opposed to terrariums), these miniature gardens are filled with accessories such as walkways made from chips of broken pots, tiny little benches and tables, and even diminutive domiciles where one can imagine a fairy taking up residence. If bonsai is an exercise in patience, fairy gardens are a celebration of impermanence, as you find new fun arrangements to suit the needs of your fairies, remove overgrown plants, and introduce new accessories to their vibrant little world. We have a large selection of miniature plants, succulents, and air plants plus loads of fun additions.  Create a fantasy world where a princess frolics outside her castle while playful dragons stand guard.  Construct a scene with a lazy troll resting warily outside of his cottage, surrounded by barn animals and busy fairies going about their day. You can even recreate some of your favorite movies scenes with figurine characters from Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz. Your imagination is the limit with these fun and interactive gardens!

Home Decor & Gifts

Awesome plants are not the only things you’ll find at Fort Collins Nursery.  We also have an amazing selection of home décor and gift items to suit every taste.  We constantly rotate our product lines to mix things up and provide you with the best selection of unique and stylish items.

One of our new motifs for this winter is tropical fruit themed goodies featuring fruit shaped bottle stoppers, wall hooks, water-resistant bags, and battery powered lanterns in pastel colors.  The crown jewel of this collection is an assortment of kiwi, watermelon and orange shaped inflatable ottomans.

We also have a great selection of farm themed figurines, statues, pottery, clocks, signs, and wall hooks.  You’ll even find a cow print umbrella for a rainy day fashion statement!

Another new addition to the nursery is a collection of safari themed statues, wall hooks and tea lights. An ornate, engraved elephant statue will look as good on your book shelves as it would on the cluttered desk of a genuine safari explorer.

Whether you’re looking for decorative stakes for your garden, wall art for your kitchen, or wind chimes for your porch, we have something to fit your space and style.

Syndicate Home and Garden Terrariums & Pottery

Now that it’s cold and winter is fully upon us, we start looking for ways to bring a little bit of green indoors.  Houseplants and succulents provide some much needed relief for the winter doldrums and give us the opportunity to utilize our green thumbs. As we find joy in these indoor plants, we also seek fun decorative ways to display them.  This winter, Fort Collins Nursery is carrying a line of Syndicate Home and Garden terrarium and pottery products designed with fashion and function in mind.

Here are some fun, easy to use products to get you started:

  • Floating Orb Terrarium Garden Kit:  Bring a fresh feeling to the home all year long with the help of a Floating Orb Garden Kit.  Use the included jute string to hang in your space, or rest on your shelf. Kit includes terrarium, bag of soil mix, bag of moss, and bag of stones.


  • Cloche Terrarium Kit:  The newest terrarium kit from Syndicate has all the makings of a classic. Materials and plants can be easily layered inside the glass enclosure. These cloches provide plenty of room for tall, leafy plants. Kit includes terrarium, bag of soil mix, bag of moss, and bag of stones.


  • Artisan Glass Terrarium:  A fluid shape provides an artistic touch to Syndicate’s newest glass terrarium, aptly named the Artisan. The wide mouth opening provides plenty of room to arrange and maintain plants and creations.


  • Mixed Material Glass Terrarium:  A juxtaposition between airy and weighty, these mixed material terrariums create a beautiful backdrop for any eco-arrangement. Plant and prune with ease thanks to their wide mouth openings.


  • Geometric Hanging Terrariums:  Embrace the industrial style with geometric hanging terrariums! Multi-faceted glass with metal accents hangs like artwork with or without plants.


  • Terrarium Tools:  Tend to your terrarium with precision and style! Extended handles allow easy access to care for plants and mosses.


  • Urban Earth Pottery:  Urban Earth uses the best of minimal and organic design to create pieces decorators and gardeners will love. On the back patio or in a studio apartment, these beautifully rustic pieces are sure to stand out. Each piece includes a drainage tray, ensuring proper conditions for healthy plants.


  • Urban Wave Pottery:  Made of durable, light ceramic material, these stylish containers are great for drop-ins or succulents. The soft ripple texture has a sophisticated look that won’t crack or fade.


  • Modern Cork Pottery:  Embrace two of the year’s biggest trends: cork and concrete. Created from all natural and durable materials, this trend-forward design will add a fresh look to any space. The Modern Cork Collection is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Stargazing  Light Up Glass Décor

Stargazing: Infinite Dimensions is a captivating collection of light-up glass décor from Evergreen Enterprises and is now on our shelves for the holiday season.  Each piece has an illuminated design pattern that creates a stunning three-dimensional effect.  We have holiday tree-shaped pieces that illuminate a dense starry sky pattern, evoking images of a crisp starry night high up in the Rocky Mountains.  We have red, candle shaped pieces with white lights that appear to bubble out to the surface from within.  We have glass orbs that come in a variety of colors and light patterns including snowflakes, starry skies, and holiday patterns. Stargazing pieces are battery-operated with an automatic shut off timer.  No matter which design you choose, these pieces will add a festive glow to any display surface this holiday season or throughout the year.

Elizabeth Keith Wall Art

Elizabeth Keith Designs is a Cary, North Carolina based company with a mission to inspire, calm and delight you through creative garden art.  The centerpiece of their product line is a collection of whimsical garden suns with faces. Each face displays a unique personality and emotions of calm and happiness. The sun faces are sculpted in clay to achieve warmth and character before being cast in durable materials for production.  The faces are then superimposed upon a background of beautiful, twisted metal rays.

In addition to the sun faces, Elizabeth Keith has a wide variety of wonderful metal word signs and metal garden art to choose from. The metal word signs feature fun and catchy phrases like “You Are My Sunshine,” “This Wine is Making Me Awesome,” “Let it Bee,” and “Talk Dirt to Me.” The metal art collection includes many popular sellers like the Tree of Life, Cat on the Moon, Birds on a Branch, and Sea Horse. Each piece is made with recycled metal and cement and intended for indoor or outdoor use.

Stop by Fort Collins Nursery to shop from our great selection of Elizabeth Keith wall art and add to your home and garden collection today.  

Blobhouse Garden Pet Planters

Blobhouse is a line of garden sculptures and planters by Portland, Oregon based artist Gesine Kratzner in collaboration with Georgetown Home & Garden. Kratzner is an internationally renowned artist with a passion for drawing and sculpting whimsical, squiggly creatures and developing worlds and stories for them to inhabit. Her art can be found in children’s books, award winning animated commercials, and galleries along the West Coast. In 2017, she partnered with Georgetwon Home & Garden to transform these delightful little creatures into a line of functional garden sculptures and planters known as Garden Pets. These pet sculptures are individually tagged and given cute names such as Cosmo, T-Bone, Elvis, Otto, and Arlo. In addition to being fun and whimsical, the planters look fantastic when filled with small houseplants and succulents. Blobhouse planters are lightweight and made of durable polyresin material, complete with a drain hole.

Raspberry Spear and Ivory Spear Crabapple

Raspberry Spear

Ivory Spear

The uniquely columnar and absolutely stunning Raspberry Spear and Ivory Spear Crabapple trees are 2017-2018 new releases from J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. and now available at Fort Collins Nursery. Each tree was produced through more than 30 years of in-house crabapple breeding, selection, evaluation and introduction. These pollinator-friendly trees are remarkably narrow and offer excellent disease resistance, brilliant flower display and profuse crops of persistent (meaning they don’t drop and make a mess), brightly colored fruit.


Raspberry Spear Blossoms

Raspberry Spear Crabapple

The Raspberry Spear Crabapple features deep pink buds that open to bright magenta flowers in spring. The clean and disease-free summer foliage maintains a dark purple color with bronzing on the older leaves in late summer and early fall, when orange tints appear. Purple-red fruits ripen to deep bright red and persist into late autumn or early winter.

  •   Height: 20’
  •   Spread: 8’
  •  Hardiness Zones: 4
  •  Shape: Narrow upright column
  •  Foliage: Purple
  •  Flower: Magenta pink
  •   Fruit: Maroon to deep red, ½”, persistent


Ivory Spear Blossoms

Ivory Spear Crabapple

The Ivory Spear Crabapple features deep pink buds that open to white flowers on this densely upright, narrow tree. The leaves stay clean and disease free throughout the growing season, forming a uniform column of dark green foliage in the landscape. Bright cherry red fruits contrast well with the dark green leaves and persist into late autumn, when a touch of yellow fall color adds seasonal interest.

  •   Height: 18’
  •    Spread: 7’
  •    Hardiness Zones: 4
  •    Shape: Narrow, tightly columnar
  •    Foliage: Dark Green
  •    Flower: White
  •    Fruit: Bright Red, ½” persistent

Cohasset Molten Glass

In October, we are bringing in new stock from the Cohasset Molten Glass collection.  The base of these beautiful sculptures are made from the root of the Gumal Tree or reclaimed Teak, recycled from the large market of Balinese Teak and other hard wood furniture.  The glass vessel is made from recycled hand blown glass that is formed to fit the detailed contours of the wood base. Each molten glass sculpture is a completely unique piece of art and no two are alike!

Cohasset Molten Glass sculptures can be used as a vase, aquarium, terrarium or just admired for their natural beauty.