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variety of mums

Walking through your neighborhood at this time of year, you feel the crispness of Fall in the air and are surrounded by the beautiful warm tones of leaves as they are changing color and crunching beneath your feet. Fall decorations adorn front porches with plump orange pumpkins, gourds a plenty and colorful bush-like plants known as mums. But what is a mum and why has it become so popular at this time of year?

In northern Colorado and along the front range, ‘winter’ can hit at different times every year. Although this year we’ve already had a little bit of snow, warm temperatures are already returning. Before we enter a full-on cold season, though, there are a few steps you’ll want to take to prepare your perennials.

Perennials are plants and grasses that continue to grow year after year. They will go dormant during the winter, but there are ways to help them survive the cold and ensure they’ll grow back bigger, stronger, and brighter next spring!

Just because summer is slowly beginning to wind down does not mean the planting does! In fact, there are plenty of things that you can plant now that will be ready to bloom next spring.


With temperatures breaking the triple digits, it’s hard to spend too much time outside. Luckily, we’ve just received a new shipment of cool houseplants, so you can enjoy your plants with the comfort of A/C! Here’s a couple of our favorites this month.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Plum trees

The warmer weather has arrived, and planting is underway. From tomatoes to lettuce and peppers to beans, many people are starting their gardens to harvest through summer and fall. Although growing veggies is a staple for gardeners, did you know that you can plant fruit trees in Colorado?

At Fossil Creek Nursery, we sell trees, shrubs, seeds, soil, houseplants, and fountains! If you don’t have a fountain already in your yard (or you’re looking to add another) we encourage you to come check out our selection! Our newest fountains are pretty cool and make for a stunning addition to your garden. If you need more convincing or aren’t sure how to care for it once you’ve made the purchase, read on!

Why do I need a fountain?

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!


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