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Living in northern Colorado, you’re no stranger to hailstorms. These storms tend to pop up fast and furious and may leave damage behind. Hail is created under very specific conditions within a storm cloud. Warm air rising carries water droplets into the cold cloud, causing it to freeze and gather layers upon layers of ice. When the ice chunks get too heavy, they will fall. Hail often melts on its way down to earth, but it is more common in northern Colorado because of the high elevation. At around 5,000 feet high, there is less time for the hail to melt on its way down.
Have you seen small, half-moon shaped holes taken out of the leaves in your garden? This may be a sign of leafcutter bees. They use the pieces of leaves to build nests. Leafcutter bees are great at pollinating, so it is best to leave them alone and allow them to exist peacefully in your garden.
If you’re one of the lucky ones to own fruit trees in northern Colorado, it’s time to be thinking about spraying! It can be difficult to choose which fungicide and pesticides to use for your plants, especially if you’re wanting to stay organic and not kill all the good bugs. We recommend the Natural Guard Spinosad Soap. This concentrate is from a natural substance that is made by a soil bacterium. It is used in many pesticide products and due to its natural formation, some of them are even approved for use in organic agriculture.
We’ve picked out a few special plants for you this month. Many of these varieties are on sale now, so check the Specials page on our website for current sales and deals! Several of these are also in bloom right now, so stop by our nursery at 7029 S College Ave to see the beautiful flowers and chat with a knowledgeable employee.
Everyone loves to get Mom flowers for Mother’s Day, but this year why not invest in a plant that will live much longer than a few days? Fossil Creek Nursery has a wide range of options and many are on sale! From May 9-15, receive $5 off hanging baskets, 15% off all roses, 20% off all fruit trees, 20% off bird baths, and when you buy four perennials, you’ll receive one free.
What’s new at Fossil Creek Nursery? This month we’re featuring a variety of hardy plants and trees. If you’re looking for early blooms, lots of color, or fruit trees, take a look at this list or stop in and see them in person! View more photos and details on our website at the links below.