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Ways to Incorporate Vertical Space

By Alex Tisthammer Perhaps you are a gardener with a small yard or a collector who is a little plant crazy, but regardless, you know that space is valuable and you want to use it to the best of its advantage. Taking advantage of vertical space is a wonderful way to help utilize areas practically as well as make your […]

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Starting Vegetables from Seed Indoors

By Laurel Aiello With spring right around the corner, many of us have been busting out our seed packets and getting to work. March is a great time to plant vegetable seeds indoors so they’re ready to transfer into the garden after our last frost, giving us a head-start on our short growing season (and […]

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Tips for Happy Houseplants

By Laurel Aiello 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 greenhouse, the desert or […]

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A Year of Garden To-Do’s

By Alex Tisthammer There is a common misconception that gardeners take the winter off. However, there is plenty you can do throughout the year to keep your yard happy, healthy and looking beautiful! Print this guide out and hang it on your fridge so you have it handy when you’re wondering, “What do I need […]

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Take Your Veggie Garden to the Next Level

By Jesse Eastman Vegetable gardening is the perfect activity for everyone from first-timers to seasoned pros. Even the most experienced gardeners learn something new every year, and there’s no single right way to do it. With that in mind, here are a few tips to level up your garden this year: Drip Irrigation Switching from […]

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Spring Gardening To Do List

By Jesse Eastman Spring is a busy time for gardening, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By approaching the season with a bit of forethought and planning, you can manage the chaos and avoid costly mistakes. Here are my top five tips for preparing for spring: Spring InspectionTake time to review the state of […]

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Don’t Get Beat By Hail

By Jesse Eastman Hail is a fact of life. If you’re into gardening, it’s a devastating, frustrating, and anxiety-inducing fact of life, but a fact, nonetheless, and it’s not going away just because coronavirus has brought society to a screeching halt. The big difference this year is that so many of you have either taken […]

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5 gardening projects to get started this May

By Melissa Leavenworth April showers bring May flowers, along with plenty of other opportunities for gardens and landscapes. There are plenty of outdoor projects for beginners and veterans alike that the Fort Collins Nursery can help you start this May. While the last freeze typically hits Northern Colorado around Mothers Day, you shouldn’t be deterred […]

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Protect from frost, cold

Even the hardiest of vegetables and flowers need protection from frost and freezing temperatures. In Northern Colorado, the average last frost occurs in mid-May, and in Southern Wyoming it can be as late as the first or second week of June. In Autumn, the first average frost usually occurs within the first week of October […]

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Cool season vegetable gardens

Late March is a great time to start planting cool season vegetables. Cool season crops prefer cool daytime temperatures of 60 to 80 degrees, and down to 40 degrees at night. Semi-Hardy vegetables such as beets, carrots, cauliflower, parsley, parsnips, potatoes and Swiss chard are less tolerant of a frost, and may need some additional protection. Using […]

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