Time to plant bulbs for blazing spring colors! Plant from mid-September to late October so your bulbs establish roots before the soil freezes.
Coordinate bloom times, bloom sizes, and bloom heights to ensure an interest and colorful spring garden.
Bulbs will do best in full sunlight with a gentle slope for good drainage. Fort Collins soil can be improved with soil amendments from our garden center. Planting depth varies, but a good rule of thumb is three or four times the diameter of the bulb,...
Summer may be coming to end, but autumn is a great time for gardening! Here is a list of some plants that look amazing during the fall.
Flowering Pear Trees are spectacular and have excellent fall color and an exciting spring bloom. Chanticleer Pear and Javelin Pear have it all, beautiful white spring flowers and yellow orange, red and purple fall color. These trees are resistant to Fire Blight and a fast growing, well performing tree in the Fort Collins area.
Learn about X Rated plants at our Garden & Landscape DIY Fair on Saturday February 24th from 10am-4pm!
What are X-rated plants? Xeric or low-water plants should be part of every Colorado landscape and are rated by their drought tolerance hence where they get their X-rating from. Xeric plants that you can grow in Colorado include trees like Bur Oak and Pinyon Pine, favorite shrubs like Lilac and Spirea, perennials such as Penstemon and Yarrow, and even annuals like Portulaca...
Vines are the plant equivalent to splashing paint on a blank canvas. Vines bring life to blank walls and can turn wire gazebos into vibrant shade structures for relaxation. Vines also offer shelter for beneficial insects and birds. Here are some we have in stock right now:
Berries are toxic, use as ground cover or vine, leaves emerge bronze in spring and mature to a dull green, leaves change to bronze-red in fall, produces black berries in fall, stems are...
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.
Growing annual containers can be a fun experience that adds color and vibrancy to your landscape. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started!
Choose a Location
Will you be placing a round pot in a corner? Will your container be in sun or shade? These are just a couple of questions that will greatly affect your design and the list of plants from which to choose.
Plan it Out
It can serve difficult to narrow down your options in a garden center full of varieties and colors. To save...