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Pruning 101

The first step to pruning is to think about pruning differently. We prune our landscapes for several different reasons, but the overall task is that humans are simply managing plant growth and encouraging the health of plants.

Why Are You Pruning?

Start out by asking yourself a few questions to determine your pruning goals. This will help you better understand how to approach the plants you want to prune, while establishing the needs of those plants.

Your objectives might be to: 

Mother's Day Sale

This weekend is Mother's Day, and Mom would sure be happy that you took advantage of these specials!

May 11-14
All annual hanging baskets are $5 off 

May 11-17
All B&B Crabapple and Redbud trees 15% off
All Pottery 20% off

Do you have a problem spot in your yard that you just need help with? The professionals at Alpine Gardens can help! Designer Days is one of our most popular seminars! Our expert designers will guide you through fresh, new ideas for your landscape and problem outdoor areas while you help us support children in our community during Designer Days.

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.

Americans spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors. Allergens, volatile organic compounds and other pollutants travel throughout our inside space’s air on any given day. In the late 1980’s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied using houseplants to purify the air of space facilities. They discovered that several houseplants can significantly help improve the quality of the air, and lucky for us- help clean indoor air on Earth, too!

Here are some common, low maintenance house plants to help spruce up your spaces while purifying your air.  

This spring season, freshen up your yard with bursts of vibrant color! From April 13-15 take 10% off all early blooming shrubs at our nursery. We have a wide selection of plants that would be great additions to any yard.

Color your yard year-round with blooming shrubs and stop by this weekend! 

Fossil Creek Nursery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 7029 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins. 

Bare Root Plant Sale

It is that time of year again where we help you plan for next year! Attached at the bottom of this blog is our bare root list for the spring of 2017.  Come in today and pre-order all your bare root plants for next year.

Daylilies for Summer Color

Daylilies have been a staple in gardens across the Front Range for many years. These perennials are easy to grow, very adaptable to different conditions and are widely available in many different shapes, colors and sizes. Some daylilies are repeat bloomers, putting out new flowers all summer long, while other bloom for a relatively short 2-3 week period each year. Right now is a great time to come to the nursery and shop for daylilies while they are in bloom!

Black Spot on Aspen

You can feel the days warming and getting longer, so it is time to plant away.  We wanted to give you a few spring care tips for our area:

Black Spot on Aspen:  If you have had black spot problems on aspen you should try to spray the tree with a fungicide. One spraying now will keep you from having those ugly leaves in July. 

Spring Bulbs and Seed Potatoes

This past Sunday marked the begining of spring, even though it sure has seemed like it was already here for most of February. It certainly is starting to feel like spring here around the nursery as more plant material is arriving every day. While much of our material is still coming in, right now we have our full selection of spring bulbs, onion sets, and seed potatoes. Now is a great time to get these things planted. This year we are carrying the following varieties of onions and potatoes (while supplies last):