What’s New at the Nursery

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.

Tools

Fort Collins Nursery has a great selection of garden tools to help simplify all of your planting and cleanup jobs. Rakes, shovels, planters, weeders, hoes, pruners, edgers and more are in stock and ready to take on all your toughest garden projects.  Here are a few great manufacturers and tools for you to consider:

 

FELCO Pruners:

FELCO Swiss-made cutting and pruning tools are designed to offer innovative and durable solutions to professional and domestic users alike. They are widely considered some of the best pruning tools on the market. FELCO tools are designed to work in harmony with nature and pruning professionals appreciate their clean, precise-cutting models because they guarantee the quick healing of the pruning wound. Fort Collins Nursery has a great selection of FELCO pruners, loppers, pruning saws as well as replacement blades, sharpening tools, lubricant sprays, and leather holsters.

 

Barebones Living Tools:

Barebones Living is a socially conscious company with a mission to supply the bare necessities for living – food, water, shelter, and power – in the most efficient and independent way possible to any location around the world.  Fort Collins Nursery has a variety of Barebones garden tools in stock including spades, hoes, cultivators, and scissors. These sleek and durable products provide the foundation to get your own sustainable garden up and running.  We also carry the Barebones Hori Hori multi-use tool that was voted one of the top 100 outdoor living tools for 2015 by This Old House. Its sturdy construction makes it perfect for pounding, digging, cutting, and measuring planting depth.

 

Yard Butler Tools:

Yard Butler is an industry leader in developing and introducing unique new lawn and garden tools. Fort Collins Nursery has a great selection of Yard Butler tools including bulb augers and planters, weeders, step edgers, core aerators, and rotary cultivators.   The Terra Planter is an all-purpose, unbreakable trowel for digging with a pick end that can be used for loosening, tilling, and furrowing the soil.  The Terra Weeder is a great “two in one” tool with four tapered tines acting like a claw hammer to lock and hold the weed for complete root removal. The second beveled straight edge can be used for cutting stubborn roots. Committed to quality and customer service, Yard Butler guarantees all their tools for life against any defects in manufacturing or materials.

Down To Earth™ Fertilizer

Down To Earth™ features a complete line of natural and organic fertilizers, soil amendments, composts and potting media. They work with the microorganisms, fungi and organic matter in the soil to feed plants and stimulate growth. Their natural fertilizers are carefully blended from the best sources of organic nutrients in ideal proportions without the use of synthetics, growth stimulants or low quality fillers like poultry waste. You can be confident that you are giving your garden the best product available, whether it’s a multi-purpose blend or a specialized soil amendment.

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.

Seeds

Get an early start on your garden by planting seeds this winter.  Seeds are less expensive than starter plants and come in hundreds of varieties not typically available as starts.  Perhaps more importantly, growing from seed gives us a sense of accomplishment and something to do over these long winter months!

Fort Collins Nursery has a huge selection of flower, herb, and vegetable seeds currently in stock.  You’ll find all your favorite varieties from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co., Beauty Beyond Belief, Botanical InterestsRenee’s Garden, Seed Savers Exchange, and Territorial Seed Company in stock all winter long.  

Looking for something different to plant this year?  Check out hundreds of interesting varieties from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.  who specialize in rare, hard to find seeds from around the world. Examples include Berkeley Tie-Dye Green Tomato, Scarlet Kale, Chinese Red Meat Radish, Blue Potatoes and Missouri Pipe Corn.  

 

Looking to support a great cause by simply purchasing your seeds?  Check out the extensive catalog from Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit (501(c)(3) status) organization dedicated to saving and sharing seeds.  Seed Savers maintain a collection of more than 20,000 heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable, herb and plant varieties.

 

We are happy to save you money by covering shipping costs for special order seeds that we do not already have in stock from any of the companies we carry. Here’s how:

  1. Browse the Baker CreekBeauty Beyond BeliefBotanical InterestsRenee’s Garden, or Seed Savers, or Territorial Seedonline store.
  2. Put together your list (Please specify which catalog  you are ordering from)
  3. Email that list to scott@fortcollinsnursery.com
  4. We’ll let you know when your seeds are in and ready for you to pick up.

We also have all the seed starting supplies you need to get your seeds ready for spring including seed trays, heating mats, mini greenhouses, grow lights and potting and planting mix.

Citrus Plants

Citrus_NLTake a stroll through the Fort Collins Nursery greenhouse this time of year and you will be struck by the intoxicatingly sweet aroma of our flowering citrus plants.  Citrus are popular because of their delicious edible fruit and fragrant flowers.  Although native to more tropical environments, citrus do well in indoor containers and are surprisingly easy to care for.   Depending on the variety, citrus can grow 6-25’ tall but can be kept smaller with periodic pruning, making them ideal for houseplants. They prefer full sunlight and moist, well-drained soil.   Stop by and check out our selection that includes lemons, limes, kumquats, oranges, and tangerines.  Here are several varieties worth considering:

Meyer Lemon

  • Features: Compact trees flower in late winter and produce many thin skinned, sweet, juicy lemons. This very popular lemon tree is ideal for growing in containers and is great for juices, fruit salads, desserts, preserves, and with fish.
  • Light:  Bright light, can be in full sun outside during summer.
  • Water:  Evenly moist, well-drained soil.
  • Temperature:  Prefers warmer temperatures, but will tolerate as low as 35°F for short periods.
  • Fertilizer: Use fertilizer specific for citrus.
  • Repotting:  Repot every 1-2 years to replenish nutrients in the soil.

Key Lime

  • Features:  The Key Lime is a small, shrubby tree with many thorns. The tree produces small, juicy, thin-skinned greenish-yellow limes that are sweet and tart at the same time. These compact trees are ideal for growing in containers. Also known as Bartender’s Lime, Key Limes are great for cooking, baking and beverages.
  • Light: Bright light, full sun outside in summer.
  • Watering: Evenly moist, well-drained soil.
  • Temperature: Prefers warmer temperatures, but will tolerate as low as 35”F for short periods.
  • Fertilizer: Use fertilizer specific for citrus.
  • Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years to replenish nutrients in the soil.
  • Ease of Care: Easy.

Cocktail Citrus

  • Features: Cocktail trees are a unique approach to growing citrus.  A Meyer Lemon and a Key Lime growing in the same container!  The lemon produces many thin skinned, sweet, juicy lemons.  The lime is small and juicy, with a sweet-tart flavor.  Cocktail Citrus are great for those short on space.
  • Light:  Bright light, can be in full sun outside during the summer.
  • Water:  Evenly moist, well-drained soil.
  • Temperature:  Prefers warmer temperatures, but will tolerate as low as 35°F for short periods.
  • Repotting:  Repot every one to two years to replenish nutrients in the soil.
  • Ease of Care:  Easy.

Houseplants

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Our greenhouse is filling the winter void by adding loads of new houseplants.  With our massive selection, we have houseplants to fit all your needs.  We have low-water succulents and high-humidity loving ferns.  We have carnivorous plants, indoor trees, and hanging plants. What kind of houseplant are you looking for? We have them all!

Size:  You’ll find tiny 2 inch succulents, 10 foot Fiddle Leaf Figs, and every shape and size in between. 

Light:  Do you have a dark space or room without windows?  Try one of many varieties of Philodendron that thrive in low light.  Do you have a big, bright, sun filled room?  A citrus tree will soak in the sun while providing you with intoxicating fragrance and delicious fruit.

Flowers:  For a more traditional look, go with an Orchid or a Peace Lily.  For something with a little whimsy, check out the Kangaroo Paw with long, lance-like leaves and flowers that resemble a kangaroo’s paw.

Color:  We have more than 50 shades of green, but if you’re looking for more pop try a Croton with bright yellow, orange, red and green leaves.   The dark green leaves of a Red Chinese Evergreen are flushed with bright red, making it a great accent piece for any home.

We are expecting fresh new shipment of houseplants in early February so be sure to check and see what comes in.

Gift Cards

Make giving easy this holiday season with Fort Collins Nursery Gift Cards. You’ll enjoy giving your special someone the opportunity to choose the perfect plants, gifts and décor for their home. Fort Collins Nursery Gift Cards can be purchased for any amount between $25 – $1,000. Our Gift Cards are also perfect gifts for birthdays, weddings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, house warmings, memorials, and thank yous.

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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.