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Clematis

Clematis vines are a real jack of all trades when it comes to planting uses and their adaptability and beautiful flowers have made them a favorite of gardeners everywhere.  Their affinity for vining makes them a perfect choice for filling in vertical spaces on fences, porches, arbors and trellises.  Some varieties can also be trained to spread horizontally along the ground to provide cover and spread in horizontal spaces.  Shorter varieties can fill in gaps around trees and shrubs and provide bursts of beautiful color.  Many varieties can even be successfully grown in containers.

Clematis prefer a moist, cool soil and like to have their roots shaded via a groundcover or some sort of mulch.  The plant and flowers can take full sun and generally require at least 6 hours per day.  Because clematis are deep-rooted, it is important to water thoroughly and regularly.  They are a relatively easy plant to grow and will get larger and stronger each year.

Fort Collins Nursery has a great selection of clematis in stock and here are a couple of great varieties for you to check out:

Boulevard Fleuri Clematis

  • Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Width: 2-3 ft.
  • Traits: This prolific, compact climber offers large purple flowers over a long season. Ideal in containers or in a border where it can grow through a shrub.  Its deep purple color make it a must for a sunny location.
  • Water: Moderate
  • Bloom: Late Spring/ Early Summer
  • Zone: 4-9

Nelly Moser Clematis

  • Height 8-10 ft.
  • Spacing: 4-6 ft.
  • Color: Produces an amazing display of flowers; pink petals with dark pink bar in center, and reddish-brown stamens. Woody vine with leathery textured, dark green foliage.
  • Bloom Time: Spring-Summer.
  • Water: Moderate.
  • Zones: 4-9

Vancouver Danielle Clematis

  • Height: 6-8 ft.
  • Traits: A cross between The President and Violet Charm. This compact variety has deep purple blue 6-8” flowers with striking red tipped stamens.
  • Water: Regular
  • Bloom: Spring and Fall
  • Zones: 4

Cherokee Clematis

  • Height: 3-5 ft.
  • Spacing: 2-3 ft.
  • Traits: Cherokee (aka ‘Ooh La La’) is a compact vine making it a good choice for containers or smaller gardens. The large single blooms are dusky pink with a darker pink bar, blooming in late spring and again in late summer.
  • Water: Moderate
  • Bloom: May-June
  • Zones: 4-7

Hummingbird Feeders

Why attract hummingbirds to your yard? Not only are they fun to watch, they’re also beneficial in pollinating flowers in your garden. As they feed, they rub their forehead against the stamens and pistils and collect pollen before moving from flower to flower.  Hummingbirds also love to eat many garden pests like aphids, gnats and mosquitos!

Fort Collins Nursery has a great selection of hummingbird feeders to help lure these quick and colorful creatures into your yard.  The feeders are easy to use and clean and provide the hummingbirds with much needed nourishment for a busy day of darting around. We have custom blown glass, dish, vintage styles, hand-held, hanging and stake-mounted feeders.  We carry ready-to-use nectar bottles and nectar concentrate or make your own with 4 parts water to one part white granulated sugar.

In addition to feeders, we have dozens of perennial and annual flowers that are great for attracting hummingbirds such as hyssop, penstemon, foxgloves, bee balm, lilies, snapdragons and petunias. We also carry a wildflower seed mix that is blended with varieties especially apt for attracting hummingbirds.

Tomatoes

This year we have over 40 tomato varieties that were diligently grown for you by our talented production team right here at Fort Collins Nursery.  Each plant was started with high-quality, organic seeds and re-potted into a 1 gallon container.  By the time our tomato plants are ready to sell, they are more mature than most store bought starts, so they’ll require less time between planting and producing tomatoes.  While the value is great, your favorite thing about our tomatoes will be how good they taste!  Look for the Fort Collins Nursery labeled containers to spot one of our own!

The following varieties are unique and delicious and recommended by our Production Manager himself:

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye

Unique appearance with heirloom-quality flavor.

8-16 oz. fruits are dark pink with green striping, and the flesh is pink with yellow streaks. The flavor is outstanding – sweet and complex like the finest heirlooms. The vigorous indeterminate plants performed much better than average under disease pressure in Johnny’s Selected Seeds Albion trials. Indeterminate. 70 Days to Maturity.

 

Moskvich

One of the most appealing extra-early tomatoes.

Fruits are early, deep red, and cold tolerant. Rich flavor. Smooth and globe-shaped, 4-6 oz. with a small stem scar. Indeterminate. 60 Days to Maturity.

 

 

 

Pruden’s Purple

Early Brandywine type.

Large to very large (many over 1 lb.) fruits are flattened and smooth (except for shoulder ribbing on some), and resist cracking. Vivid dark pink skin with crimson flesh. Medium tall, potato-leaf plants. Indeterminate. 67 Days to Maturity.

 

 

Black Cherry

Sweet and robust.

Bred in Florida by the late Vince Sapp, the round, 0.5 to 0.75 oz fruits are almost black in color. The flavor is dynamic – much like an heirloom. High yielding. Indeterminate. 64 Days to Maturity.

 

 

 

Tomato ‘Fiaschetto di Manduria’

Fiaschetto is a regional treasure of Puglia in Southeast Italy. These small 2-3 oz plum shaped tomatoes hang like grapes from the bushy plants in prolific quantities.  In Puglia it is preferred even over the more famous San Marzano for its freshness and fruitiness. The perfect size for halving and dehydrating for enjoying in the winter months on your pastas and pizzas. Extremely early harvest for a paste type and conveniently concentrated for processing purposes. Determinate. 65-70 Days to Maturity.

Hibiscus & Mandevilla

Create a tropical atmosphere for your patio this summer with beautiful and exotic Hibiscus and Mandevilla plants from Fort Collins Nursery. 

  • Hibiscus and mandevilla are both relatively easy to grow and are prolific producers of colorful, trumpet-shaped flowers over a long blooming season.
  • In our colder climate, these tropical plants need to be grown in containers, allowing them to be easily moved from outside to inside as the seasons change.
  • Both plants require sun and do best outdoors in the summer or near a south facing window while inside during the colder months.
  • When watering, the soil should be kept evenly moist. Be careful not to let it dry out.
  • Both plants should be potted in containers that aren’t too much deeper than the root system to ensure consistent production of flowers. Deep pots are not bad for the plants, but they will invest more energy building root systems than flowering.

Succulents

Succulents and succulent gardens are all the rage this spring and we have a large selection of potted succulent gardens to supply your demand! Succulents are a low-maintenance approach to gardening. They are pest-resistant, enjoy moderate to bright light, require low water and can go dry between watering. Each decorative planter is beautifully designed with an artistic blend of succulent and cactus. Pick up one of these beautiful pots from our greenhouse and find out why these succulent gardens have become so popular!

Regal Art Solar Lights

New to the garden shop this spring are Solar Lights from Regal Art & Gift.  These decorative pieces absorb the sun’s natural energy during the day and automatically light up at night, infusing your garden with color and light.  They look great during the day as well, with colorful glass that shimmers in the sun.  The lights come in many different styles including garden birds, Bell Flowers, Wildflowers, Iris, Tulips, Poppies and Mushrooms.  They range in size from over 3 feet tall to miniature versions standing at 1 foot.

Territorial Seeds

We are excited about the addition of the Territorial Seed Company line to our seed inventory this spring.  All of their seed varieties are trialed and evaluated at their 75 acre farm, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range.  Each one lives up to the rigors of growing in similar growing seasons to those we find here in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming.  They are so confident that their seeds will perform well just about anywhere you want to grow that they offer a full guarantee.

We are happy to special order any Territorial Seed Company seeds packs that we do not already have in stock.  As a vendor, we receive much better shipping rates than direct to customers so we are happy to save you a little green.

  • Browse the Territorial Seed Company online store.
  • Put together your list (Please specify you are ordering from the Territorial Seed Company catalog)
  • Email that list to scott@fortcollinsnursery.com
  • We’ll let you know when your seeds are in and ready for you to pick up.

LiveTrends™

Add some green to your home & office this winter with LiveTrends Design products, available at Fort Collins Nursery. LiveTrends combine unique designs, living plants, and specialty gifting items to provide simple, beautiful, living works of art that are unlike anything else in the marketplace. We carry many succulents and air plants in a variety fun designs including magnetized planters, stone pockets, glass vases and copper mule planters.  Each plant was selected through extensive testing by LiveTrends to thrive in a home or office setting with easy-care.

Air Plants

  • Water: Keep humid by misting once a week. Plants will indicate their need for water by becoming dull in color and shrunken if very dry.
  • Light: Medium-bright artificial light indoors or near a window without direct sunlight.
  • Temperature: 60-80F, similar to orchids. Being tropical plants, they do not like temperature extremes.
  • Fertilizer: Plants will survive without any fertilizing, however, if you wish to encourage growth, mist or soak with a solution of balanced house plant food at ¼ recommended strength once a month during warm growing seasons.

Succulents

  • Water: Allow plants to dry before watering. Don’t worry if plants become very dry, they will go slightly dormant without harm. Use approximately 2oz of water every two weeks.
  • Light: Bright artificial light indoors or near a window without direct sun. In warm weather (always above 40 degrees) they can grow on an outside porch but no direct sunlight.
  • Temperature: These plants tolerate a wide range of temperatures from 40-90F. Do not allow to freeze and keep away from air conditioning or heating vents.
  • Fertilizer: Balanced house plant food once per month at ½ strength during warm growing seasons (IMPORTANT be sure to water with clear water first since your plants will be dry)

Rooter Vases

We are excited about a fun new line of Rooter Vases from Couronne Co. These glass vases are beautifully crafted and hand blown in many stunning colors and shapes.  Rooter vases are perfect for displaying cut flowers or for rooting houseplant cuttings. Just take a cutting from your favorite plant and push the base of the cutting in your rooter vase. Once a good root system has formed you can re-pot your cutting or leave it in the vase for show.

Viz Glass Solar Decor

vizglass_nlViz Glass offers breathtaking glass art pieces at affordable prices, integrating superior craftsmanship with accessibility. Their products are hand blown and hand crafted, insuring that each is one of a kind. Fort Collins Nursery carries a great selection of beautiful solar stakes and will be adding Solar Stones to our inventory for the first time this month.

 

 

Features:

  • Unique glass shape adds a distinctive feature to your outdoor space.
  • Re-chargeable battery may be replaced to bring years of color glow to flower beds, ground cover areas, and other landscape features.
  • Viz Glass pieces can be cleaned by using any standard glass cleaner; for a more thorough cleaning use product containing ammonia.
  • Solar Stakes are available in flame pod, fiddle top pod, twist pod, spiral and glass grass options.