Houseplants

Caring for Potted Mums

The best time to buy mums is now before they are in full bloom so you can enjoy them for a longer period of time.

Mums like regular conditions. They will not thrive in conditions that experience vast changes in temperature. Mums do best outside in full sun.
Use your hand to check the soil every day. If the top inch of the soil is dry, water your mums and let the water drain out the bottom of the pot. If you have a saucer that catches the drained water, make sure to dump the excess water...

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Fall Planting

Now is the perfect time to plant your second set of cool crop veggies!In Colorado, planting your cool crops in the fall can work out even better than planting them in the spring because the ground is already thawed and warm which quickens the germination process. If we happen to get a frost before you harvest your second round of veggies, go ahead and cover them with frost cloth. You don't want the cloth to touch the plants at all. You can use a trash can, for example, to create a tenting structure.

You...

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5 Tips for Cacti and Succulents

Summer is hot. Indoor plants are cool! 

Watering

Water cacti and succulents at least once a week. Water thoroughly and let the water run out of the drainage holes in the bottom. They are drought tolerant so if you forget a watering, they may look a little scraggly, but they will recover!

Soil

Cactus soil is specially formulated to allow water to moisten the soil and run through because these plants don’t like to stay wet. Don’t use just regular potting soil. Cacti...

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5 Reasons to Plant Colorado Native Species

1. Native plants have adapted to local soil, rainfall and temperature conditions which makes them hardy.

2. You can save time and money when you invest in plants that are local to Northern Colorado because they require less water, pesticides, fertilizers and maintenance.

3. Native plants offer better shelter and food for native animals.

4. Landscaping with native plants helps restore the land to a healthy ecosystem and protects biodiversity.

5. Native plants have a natural...

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Lovely Lupines

Lupines are a beautiful perennial that add personality to any landscape! We have just about every color imaginable. They are characterized by tall columns of tightly clustered and vibrant blooms. They bloom in the summer, require deadheading in order to rebloom and make gorgeous cut flowers. Lupines are harmful if eaten and require full sun to part shade. Hummingbirds and butterflies love Lupines while deer tend to be repelled. Look  below to see the varieties we just got in!

 

Red...

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Save the Bees!

It's said that bees are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat! Fruits and vegetables that we eat and many plants used to feed livestock are all pollinated by bees. Not to mention, honey is delicious and consuming local honey can help combat allergies.  Here are some plants we have in stock now that benefit bees.
 

Annual Flowers - Annuals will continue to bloom all summer when well taken care of. Make sure to feed and water them adequately for the longest bloom period.

 

Cosmos

Cosmos...

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10 Reasons to Plant Your Veggies Now

Night time temperatures are perfect now!

Warm season veggies do best when night temperatures stay consistently at 55 degrees and above. We are just now hitting that point!

Reduces Stress

Studies show that leaving your phone inside and gardening outdoors can relieve stress more than other leisurely activities! Make gardening a fun routine to experience the most effective emotional benefits.

Fresh produce You Can Trust

From our greenhouse to your backyard!...

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Seed Starting Now

Renee from Botanical Interests gave us the details you need to know for starting seeds now. Many people think it is too late to plant seeds, but you still have some time!

Tomatoes, peppers and artichokes cannot be planted by seed outside anymore. Edible plants such as squash, beans, radishes, beets and cucumbers require a much shorter time fame to reach maturity. They typically range in taking 25-70 days to mature as opposed to tomatoes and peppers which can take over 120 days.  Plants that require...

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Blooming Perennials

What is a perennial? Perennials are plants that will come back for more than two years. We have some in stock that are blooming right now! Keep in mind that each plant comes in diverse varieties.

 

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Brunnera

Forms a mound of heart-shaped silver leaves with green veins
Bright blue flowers
Only use in areas that stay consistently moist to prevent foliage desiccation
Height: 14”
Width: 30”
Blooms: Late Spring
Zone: 4
Partial sun...

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Evergreens!

Our nursery has a wide selection of specialty evergreens. Whether you are looking for a weeping variety or need a plant that can sustain full sun or shade, we can help you find the perfect evergreen!

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Globe Blue Spruce

Dwarf and compact with bright blue needles.  To maintain the globe form, prune out upright shoots.  Grows 3-5" per year.  Grows to 3-4' tall & wide.  Zone 3.

 

Golden Spreader

Low, spreading fir. The yellow...

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