Bare root plants are dug when they go dormant for the year and have stored nutrients for the winter. This dormancy period allows the plants to be stored in special warehouses so that they can be shipped to customers at the proper planting time for their area. Due to the fact that bare root plants have no soil or containers, they can be shipped more efficiently. Furthermore, this cuts down on the labor that has put into each plant. These two factors lead to big savings by buying bare root plants instead of container plants.
Christmas is coming and if you have not found the perfect gift for the gardener in your life, we have great news for you!
All Christmas items are 50% off!
All garden gifts are 20% off!
We will be open Christmas Eve from 8:30am to 12:00pm for your last minute shopping.
After Christmas Sale
December 26th thru December 29th
50% to 75% off all Christmas items
We will be closed December 30th 2012 thru January 20th 2013 while we take a short break.
The McCleland’s started an apple orchard in Fort Collins in the late 1800’s. This apple orchard took up a good deal of land on the south part of Fort Collins. The McCleland’s would sell scions (cuttings from the apple trees) to the public to make a living.
In 1969 they sold one acre of land to a young couple to use as a plant nursery. Thus, Fossil Creek nursery was born. Fossil Creek Nursery has been in its current location for a little over fourteen years.
Garlic has arrived! Here are the garlic varieties that we are carrying this year, so come on out while supplies last. All of our garlic is organic.
Bogatyr-Purple Stripe Hardneck
Better have your fire extinguisher ready - if you like hot garlic, you'll love this one! Bogatyr is one of the spiciest varieties around and is a challenge for the palate. It averages 4-7 huge cloves per bulb, stores up to 9 months, and is ideally suited to colder climates.
California Early-White Artichoke Softneck
We hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday season and wanted to let you know that all our 2012 events and seminars are now posted on the events page of our website. Be sure to check them out to see when your perennial favorite event is or to see when that class you've been needing is. The seminar series this year kicks off in just over two weeks! Hope to see you at some of our events this year.
The McLelland’s started an apple orchard in Fort Collins in the late 1800’s. This apple orchard took up a good deal of land on the south part of Fort Collins. The McLelland’s would sell scions (cuttings from the apple trees) to the public to make a living.
In 1969 they sold one acre of land to a young couple to use as a plant nursery. Thus, Fossil Creek nursery was born. Over the years, we have picked and sold many apples(from the previous location) in the fall. Fossil Creek Nursery has been in its current location for a little over fourteen years.