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At this point, we’re a few weeks into the government mandated stay-at-home order, with several more weeks to go. It can be tough to remain cooped up all day long, day after day. Luckily, there are things you can do for your mental health that will make staying at home a little easier. One of those things (that we are big fans of) is gardening!


What's new?

What's new at Fossil Creek Nursery? 

  • We are extending our 30% off all container plants offer until April 8! 
  • Spring Sale going on April 9-22, 2020. Save 15% off B&B trees and 30% off perennials. Call ahead to place your order and pay over the phone! We are now offering curbside pickup.

Trees and shrubs are arriving and being uncovered. We've also extended our hours! We are now open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays.


As of 3/23/20: 

Fossil Creek Nursery is currently continuing to operate under normal hours, Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and open on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

We're also offering a few new options for our customers to limit social interaction: 

With temperatures in the 60s last weekend, turning of the clocks, and this bright sunshine, it’s hard not to dream of spring gardening! If your green thumbs are just itching to get outside, we have a list of activities you can do to get your garden ready for springtime.


The winter months in Colorado are cold and dark with winter blues settling in. Exteriors of homes and outdoor spaces take a backseat because of the frigid temperatures. The trees are bare, there are snowy lawns, and most gardens are covered up for the winter. However, there are still many ways to brighten up your outdoor space by adding winter curb appeal to your home. Check out the list below of hardgoods and ways to keep your lawn looking happy this winter.

Birdbaths and Fountains

When you think of tropical places, Fort Collins, Colorado likely isn’t top of mind. While we may be very landlocked and have tumble weeds where other places have grapefruit trees, growing and caring for tropical plants is possible here! In fact, we have several plants in our greenhouse that are of the tropical variety that would look lovely in your home or office.

General Care


There’s still a bit of a chill in the air, and while you may be itching to get out to your garden, let’s use the colder months to appreciate houseplants! We’re very excited about our current houseplant selection (20% off until January 31, 2020!) which includes favorites such as bromeliad, string of pearls, dracaena, and so much more. If their beauty isn’t enough to convince you, we have a few fun facts about the other benefits houseplants bring to our lives.

Air Cleanliness

christmas tree

Fossil Creek Nursery to Give Back to Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity this Holiday Season

goldfish plant

It’s getting cold outside, so cozy up inside with our Fossil Creek Favorite houseplants! Our greenhouse is looking fabulous this time of year, bursting with houseplants that are waiting to find their forever home with you.

Ornamental Pepper

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. 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.