Nursery

Why Plant Now

Fall is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials!

The ground is warm and much softer than frozen, spring soil. Your plant material will also be less likely to experience heat stress if you plant now rather than in the summer.

The summer heat causes plants to dry out in more ways than one. Apart from needing more water due to evaporation, plants experience transpiration. Transpiration is how trees sweat by releasing vapor through their leaves. Always keep an eye on the weather...

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Pruning Tips

Questions about pruning? Here are some helpful links for pruning trees and shrubs.

Information on Pruning Shrubs

Information on Pruning

 

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Why Plant Trees and Shrubs in the Fall

Cooler Temperatures

The summer heat has died down. Planting trees and shrubs in the middle of the summer is typically not the best time because you run the risk of your plant material experiencing heat stress. Cooler temperatures also means that you don't have to plant in hot temperatures! Win, win!

Soft Soil

The moisture we have been getting combined with the warm temperatures means the ground is soft for planting which lessens your planting labor!

Low Transpiration

Transpiration...

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Summer Watering Basics

Watering in the summer is a complex topic that can be vastly researched in order to gain a better understanding of the appropriate technique. With that in mind, here are some basic tips:

Watering in the early morning is the best time of day to water. If you water after the sun has gone down, your plants may sit in water all night which can make them susceptible to disease. Watering during the day maximizes evaporation and is inefficient.
Use mulch. Mulch helps lock in moisture.
Use...

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Compact Trees & Shrubs

The beauty that trees offer is invaluable. Some people run into the problem of not having enough room for large trees or shrubs. Below you will find some varieties we carry that are appropriate for small spaces. These varieties are actually shrubs that are pruned to resemble trees. Dwarf trees typically do not thrive in Colorado's fluctuating climate. Pruning shrubs is one option to create a tree form for a small space. Therefore, all of the plants below will need to be pruned regularly to keep...

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Winterization

As Colorado residents, we are no strangers to fluctuating conditions in the winter. It might be snowing one day and totally melted and sunny the next. While plants look generally dormant in the winter months and we are used to seeing things come back to life in the spring, our gardens and landscapes all need to be winterized in order to survive. Below you will find information on rose collars, tree wrap, frost cloth, lawn winterizer, and sprinkler blows outs that will let you know why you need...

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Berrylicious – Small Fruiting Plants

Berries have a ton of amazing qualities including  acting as an antioxidant, and being rich in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. We have plants available that produce edible berries that can be grown in small plots and containers. Here is a list of a few of our small fruiting plants:

Viking Chokcherry:

Upright, deciduous shrub with floss dark green leaves that turn orange red in fall. White flowers are followed by black berries that attract birds and...

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Bee Friendly

Pollinators are responsible for the existence of the vast majority of edible and flowering plants that we enjoy and consume. Here are some of the trees, shrubs and perennials we carry that make pollinators happy:

 

 

Jacob's Ladder

Good for part sun part shade, fragrant, good cut flower.

 

 

 

Astilbe

Partial sun to shade, repels deer and rabbits, good cut flower, blooms in the summer.

 

 

Lilies

Exquisite...

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Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are the gift that keeps on giving year after year! Here are some of our varieties below:

 

Haralred Apple:

Good for cider and cooking, fire blight resistant, hardy to zone 3.

 

Honeycrisp Apple Tree:

Traditional American favorite, crisp good eating apple.

 

Frostbite Apple:

Cold hardy to zone 3, great for upper climates like Wyoming, tasty for cider and cooking.

 

 

Norland Apple:

Cold hardy, good...

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