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Four Ways To Spruce Up Your Yard This Winter

Winter in Colorado can be cold and unforgiving. Exteriors of homes and outdoor spaces tend to take a backseat because of the frigid temperatures. The trees are bare, the lawns are covered in snow, and most gardens are covered up for the winter. However, there are still many ways to brighten up your outdoor space and add winter curb appeal to your home!



Your Guide to Natural, Colorado Snacks!

They’re natural, they’re tasty, and they’re edible. Little do many know, Colorado actually has several edible plants in our natural areas that are consumable. Whether you’re on the trails or in your backyard garden, here are some of the edible plants of Colorado that you can find around our home state.



Stop the Splitting in Your Tomatoes

There’s nothing more satisfying than being able to enjoy the fruits and vegetables grown right in your very own garden. There’s also nothing more frustrating than checking on your edible plants and seeing cracks in your tomatoes. So why do they split?

bee on flower


Plant for Pollinators

One out of every three bites of our food, including fruits, vegetables, chocolate, coffee, nuts, and spices, is created with the help of pollinators. Check out a few tips and tricks to keep the pollinators around and happy!

rainy grass

Plant Care

Got Rain?

All this rain has left our northern Colorado planting beds a muddy mess. Soil saturation is typically not something we have to worry about too much in such an arid climate, but this spring has been atypical, to say the least. Check out our tips to stay ahead of the rain!



Wake Up Your Yard!

Spring showers and warmer temperatures are just around the corner, which means it is time to gear up and get your outdoor areas ready for anything. Lawn and garden care is all about timing, so here are some common tips and tricks to keep your lawn and garden looking great.

Spring bulbs


The Low-Down on Spring Bulbs

While some are reluctant to plant spring bulbs because it may be uncharted territory, they provide us with an excellent way to add to our pallet in Colorado. Check out how to have blooms throughout the summer and fall!

Christmas Tree

Plant Care

How to Care for Your Christmas Tree

You and the family have bundled up and ventured out to pick out your fresh-cut Christmas tree for the holiday season. Now is the time for bringing it home and keeping it alive through the whole season. Here is a list of steps on how to care for and expand the life of your tree.


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Poinsettia Care

Poinsettias - they’re the most iconic plant of the season and sometimes the most finicky to care for. December 12th marks National Poinsettia Day, so we’re here to give the holiday how-to on all things poinsettia!

Christmas Tree

Plant Care

Why Buy a Real Christmas Tree?

Not only are you supporting a local business when purchasing your live Christmas tree from Fossil Creek Nursery, but there are many benefits to buying a real Christmas tree.

japanese beetle

Plant Care

The Japanese Beetle

Is something eating your roses? Or maybe your grapes? Or your apple trees? Is your grass yellowing? Chances are, it's a Japanese Beetle. Read on to find out how to treat and prevent these pests!

hail damage colorado

Plant Care

Oh, Hail No!

Living in northern Colorado, you’re no stranger to hailstorms. These storms tend to pop up fast and furious and may leave damage behind. Read on how we recommend helping your plants weather the weather!

How to Handle the Summer Sun Colorado

Plant Care

How to Handle the Summer Sun

In the Front Range of Colorado, we experience intense heat, sunlight, and dryness. Since that summer sun is inevitable, we've collected some tips to help keep the damage to a minimum!

spring blooms in the sunshine

Plant Care

It's Heating Up Out Here!

We are starting to get those warmer days! With the heat comes some extra care to ensure that your plants stay happy and healthy! Take a read to see some tips and tricks from Fossil Creek Nursery!

broccoli, radishes, peas


Spring is Springing

Everything around the nursery is buzzing right now as we bring the nursery to life for spring! While we wait for those warmer days, here are some things you can do in your garden!

snake plant

Plant Care

No Daylight? No Problem. Flourish in the Fluorescent!

If winter cabin fever has struck and you find yourself daydreaming of gardening outdoors in the warm spring sunlight, wait no longer. While we can’t bottle up the sun and swap its light out for those darn fluorescent tubes, we can dish out some indoor thriving plants that will help brighten up your day.

peace lily

Plant Care

Houseplants for Fresher Air

Many common houseplants do a fine job of removing pollutants from the air around you. Formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, carbon monoxide -- all of these and more are more common in our homes than you might think.


Plant Care

The Mighty Mulch

The colder days are coming, and that means it's time for winter care in your yard. Not only are your plants battling the cold, but they are also fighting against the dry weather. The best tool to have in your arsenal? Mulch!

fall leaves

Plant Care

Composting: Fall Leaves

Composting is not only eco-friendly, but it directly benefits you and your garden! Don't chuck your leaves, you're throwing away a great composting additive! An unattended pile of leaves may take two to three years to decompose on its own. So take a look at some tips for composting your fall leaves!


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We Are SO Thankful!

Thank you so much to our community for choosing us as their Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor! We couldn't be happier to serve such wonderful and kind communities and we can't wait to be your top nursery resource for many more years to come!

herb garden


Herb Garden Tips and Tricks

Starting your own herb garden may seem like a big task, but with the help of these 5 easy tips and tricks, you will be able to grow your favorite fresh herbs right in your home. Since many of us have been spending a lot more time inside, this is the perfect opportunity to begin a new hobby like gardening.

Wildflowers in Colorado


Wildflowers in Colorado

Wildflowers are ideal for a more natural, less formal appearance. A planting of wildflowers will become a complex, interactive plant community, not just a collection of individual plants.