Gardens & Landscapes

Understanding Garden Grasses 

By Bryan Fischer, Curator of Plant Collections and Horticulturist Thoughtfully placed grasses—whether in clumps, bands or just sprinkled throughout a planting—are one of the surest ways to elevate a design without increasing maintenance. In fact, perennial […]

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Preventing Blossom-end Rot in Tomatoes

  By Paul Battafarano | Fort Collins Nursery   Tomatoes are the king of the vegetables for many gardeners. However, these sweet fruits are susceptible to many issues. One of these issues is the dreaded […]

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Color Theory

by Chelsea Mclean, The Gardens on Spring Creek Horticulturist In late February, I found myself scanning the sea of tans, taupes, and beiges out the office window, feeling antsy for color. True, the occasional vibrant […]

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Groundcovers For Every Garden!

by Fort Collins Nursery Groundcovers are a useful and effective tool in your gardening arsenal for a myriad of reasons. They make planting beds look complete and ensure there is always something blooming. They suppress […]

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Must-Have Gardening Tools

By Laurel Aiello | Fort Collins Nursery The right gardening tools can make growing season a breeze, especially in Northern Colorado where the hard clay soil makes gardening a bit of a workout. Invest in […]

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Springtime Flowers of the Colorado Front Range 

By Jessica Clarke, Gardens on Spring Creek Horticulturist If you are new to Colorado, you might be asking yourself, when does winter end and spring begin? Between the snowstorms and hard temperature swings, it’s a […]

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Seed Starting with Kids

  By Eri Matsumura | Fort Collins Nursery   The growing season is just around the corner, and April is the perfect time to start prepping for what’s to grow in our vegetable gardens. Here […]

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Taking Houseplants Outside for Summer

By Kelly Kellow, The Gardens on Spring Creek Horticulturist During the winter, I browse and purchase more house plants than other seasons — to the point where the inside of my house begins busting at […]

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Ease in the Front Range Garden

Indigo Deany | Fort Collins Nursery   When we plant something in our garden, many of us— sometimes without realizing— expect something in return. Maybe you’ll relate: the satisfaction of the physical exertion of digging […]