Fort Collins Nursery
Enter to win a Fabulous 1500 dollar shopping spree at Fort Collins Nursery! Add color and comfort to your yard with a wide selection of perennials, trees & shrubs, annuals, gardening seeds & supplies along with fountains, pottery, statuary, books, gifts and of course awesome tools to help you get the job done! Exclusions apply, see website for details.
Not applicable toward classes or labor
Black-out dates – July 26-28,2013 – August 24-September 2, 2013
Expires December 31, 2013
Fort Collins Nursery has been helping people with their gardens and landscapes since 1932.
We have a great deal of experience with thousands of varieties of plants that grow in Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming and Western Nebraska. Our Nursery Professionals are always available to help answer questions and give advice.
Restrictions: What are they, and what do they mean?
The City of Fort Collins has declared a Level 1 water restriction. If you do not get your water from the City of Fort Collins, you may or may not be subject to restrictions. However, in such a dry year as this, we strongly encourage everyone to reduce water use. What does that mean for you?
- Watering flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetable gardens will not be restricted, but a hose shut-off nozzle is recommended.
- Lawn watering will be allowed two days per week:
- Even residential addresses: Thursday and Sunday
- Odd residential addresses: Wednesday and Saturday
- Commercial/businesses, multi-family and HOAs: Tuesday and Friday
- Permits are available allowing exceptions to the restrictions for a variety of reasons, including:
- New seed or sod for lawns: exempt from restrictions for three weeks for sod and four weeks for seed
- Large properties with more than four acres: limit of one inch per week of water applied per zone
- Well or raw water: use is not restricted, but signage is recommended; free signs are available
Thriving in spite of drought: What can you do?
Believe it or not, most landscapes are not watered properly when it comes to using the right amount of water. Often, plants are over-watered, causing shallow roots and weaker plants, or water is applied improperly, running off the soil and down the drain before it has time to soak into the ground.
Basic Xeriscape principles can help you reduce your water use and when applied properly, can allow you to have a truly lush and thriving yard, even with water restrictions. A common misconception about xeriscaping is the idea that it simply consists of gravel and cactus. In fact, it is not one specific style of landscaping. It is the comprehensive development of an attractive and healthy landscape that uses water efficiently.
The 7 principles of Xeriscape are:
- Planning and Design
Whether planning a new landscape or a new flower bed, consider things like the slope of the land, areas of the landscape that are naturally wet or dry, and which plants will grow best in various moisture zones.
- Soil Improvements
Soil should be amended to meet the needs of the plants you choose. Keep in mind that many native plants dislike heavily amended soil, whereas non-native plants may prefer rich well-amended soil.
- Efficient Irrigation
Choose irrigation systems that reduce evaporation such as drip emitters, low-pressure low-angle lawn sprinkler, and other low pressure devices. Avoid watering devices that produce lots of mist.
- Plant Zones
Group plants with similar water, light, and soil needs into areas of your landscape that can meet those requirements. Place higher water-use plants in low-lying areas and areas where access is easy. This will reduce water waste and plants will thrive in their optimal environments.
Mulch can dramatically reduce evaporation while keeping plant roots cool and reducing weeds.
- Turf Alternatives
Although Kentucky Bluegrass is a popular lawn, it is also a very thirsty plant. To reduce water use on lawns, reduce the amount of Kentucky Bluegrass by choosing native grasses like Buffalo Grass and Blue Gramma, or choose blends that include turf-type tall and fine fescues.
Like traditional landscape, Xeriscapes need to be maintained including weeding, fertilizing, pruning, and pest control. Maintenance will decrease over time.
For more information, including help selecting plants, irrigation, soil amendments, and more, stop in and see us!
Fairy Gardening Classes 2013
Our Fairy Gardening classes are hands-on 90 minute classes, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Class fee includes: Instruction, container, soil, gravel, plants, accessories, and after care instruction. (Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.) 6 spots per class are available. Classes are $35 per spot. Come in or call us at 970-482-1984 to register. Classes are first come, first served.
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Fairy Gardening: Make something ordinary extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a touch of fairy dust and whimsy, you can have your very own fairy garden! A tranquil forest scene or a secluded garden set up will be sure attract fairies, good luck and other miniature wonders. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.
Terrarium Gardening: Turn a simple glass container into your own self sustained, petite world! Learn how to properly put together a glass terrarium that creates the perfect growing environment for plants and also adds some life to your office desk, the nook in your kitchen or a child’s room. Come and find out why people are so hooked on this whimsical and easy way to grow plants!
Miniature or Theme Gardening: A slight difference in plant and accessory selection can open up a world of endless possibilities in miniature gardening. Most people are familiar with fairy gardening but there are many other options for creating tiny worlds within your own home. Using glass bowls and vases as terrariums can add a touch of class and elegance indoors. You can recreate a miniature version of your own yard or a natural space you admire through miniature perennial gardening that will come back year after year. Lava rock, cacti and succulents make terrific prehistoric paradises through dinosaur gardening! All of these alternatives to fairy gardening will be offered during our normal fairy gardening classes so let your imagination go wild and explore all the potential your “green space for a small place” has.
Fantasy Orchid Day
Are you an orchid enthusiast? Make sure to mark your calendar to join us for a day of fun and learning.
Fantasy Orchids will be here with rare varieties, education, and demonstrations throughout the day. We are offering Specials that you will not want to miss!
Spring Open House
Join us for our Spring Open House, April 27-28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a family fun event that you will not want to miss!
• Face Painting by Best Face Painters
• Music by Michael Kirkpatrick
It is important to us to support worthy causes in the community so, if you buy any 2-1/2″ herb during the Open House, we will donate 50% to the The Gardens at Poudre Valley Hospital.
And if all of this is not enough, remember that we will have special sales to celebrate SPRING!
- June 7, 2013 5:00 pm
- June 7, 2013 8:00 pm
- FREE EVENT
- At the Nursery, Featured, Specials
- Fort Collins Nursery
- 2121 E. Mulberry St.
- Fort Collins, CO, 80524
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Fort Collins Nursery is a proud sponsor of Project Self-Sufficiency with our annual Ladies’ Night fund raiser!
Join us for food, music and a night of shopping to benefit this great non-profit.
Be prepared to bid on locally-donated silent auction items, including wonderful things from Fort Collins Nursery. The silent auction is a benefit fundraiser for PS-S. Enter to win Fort Collins Nursery gift cards and Junior League, Loveland Youth Gardeners, and Kiwanis Windsor Garden Tour tickets in our door prize drawing.
Rain or shine, grab your girlfriends and head out to the nursery!
PS-S assists low-income single parents in Larimer County to achieve economic independence.