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may featured plants

This month we have several favorites – both trees and shrubs! Click on any of the names of the plants below to see specific details about size, moisture requirements, seasonal colors, and more.


Crabapple Red Baron

hanging baskets mother's day

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. 

Hanging Baskets

april features

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.

Ninebark Fireside

April can be a confusing time in northern Colorado: is it warm, is it cold, is it sunny, is it snowy? Who knows! Slowly but surely, though, temperatures are rising. So, what should you be doing in your garden this time of year?

Watering: During April in northern Colorado, you really want to be sure not to let your plants get too dry. Water your landscape about once a week, depending upon what Mother Nature throws at us.


Happy first day of spring! The sun is out and it’s beginning to warm up here in northern Colorado. Fossil Creek Nursery is excited to welcome in some new plants to our selection this season. These may be the perfect addition to make your yard pop!


Hydrangea fans rejoice! We have new hydrangeas in varying colors, the Invincible Mini Mauvette and the Invincible Wee White. These plants form a cluster of flowers on strong stems that will appear from the early summer through fall and do best in full sun.

seed potatoes

If you’ve never grown potatoes, this is the year to try it! Colorado is one of the top producers of potatoes in the US because they do so well in our climate. The plants are fairly easy to work with and imagine how rewarding it will be to cook with your own, homegrown potatoes. But how are they produced? Do potatoes have seeds?

What are Seed Potatoes?


Now is the best time to start purchasing and finding the right seeds for your summer garden. Seeds are a great option because they are cheaper than starts, and there is always a huge variety of soon-to-be plants to choose from. Planting seeds is also a huge accomplishment when you get to see all your hard work grow into edible food or a beautiful flower. If you are a novice gardener, here are a few steps to help you on your way to successful seed starting!

Step 1: Visit Fossil Creek Nursery and Pick Out Your Seeds

bearss lime
Citrus Plants

Were you under the impression that all plants hibernate during the winter? Think again! Right now, our citrus plants are growing at full force, blossoming and ready to produce some deliciously sweet fruit. At Fossil Creek Nursery, we love that these plants have vibrant colors and are so aromatic. A citrus could be the perfect addition to your home. We’ve spent years learning about which plants thrive in Colorado, and we can help you choose some citrus to liven your place up!

Recycle Christmas Tree

Here are five places to recycle your Christmas tree for free around Fort Collins from now – January 21, 2019. 

holiday plants

Is your Christmas décor missing something? Are you looking for a holiday gift for someone? Live plants bring vibrant colors and a natural, comforting vibe to any home this time of year. They also make a great gift for family, friends, coworkers and more. When it comes to holiday plants, Fossil Creek Nursery has you covered! Below is a list of six of Fossil Creek Nursery’s top picks for holiday plants.

Christmas Cacti