March 2021
Spring arrives this month!
Spring officially arrives for those of us in the northern hemisphere at 05:37am on March 20th. While we patiently wait for warmer and longer days, we are busy preparing for a great season at PLN. It is projected to be another crazy year with everyone continuing to enhance their homes and landscapes so plan to come in early and often to get what you need for yours.

The greenhouses are warm. We continue to plant thousands of baby plants into pots with expertise and special design going into each and every one. Our trees and shrubs have started to arrive and will continue to do so throughout the spring and early summer. Soon, all 10 acres of our slice of heaven with be bursting with life and ready to move from our home to yours!

We are open every day and here to greet if you. You are welcome to come see how it all begins in the greenhouses and take in the intoxicating smell of fresh dirt!

March hours increase to:
9-5 Monday-Friday, 10-4 Saturday & Sunday
What's happening this month at PLN?
New Arrivals
Many of our cool season plants will be arriving this month: Pansies & Violas, Snapdragons, and Cool Season Vegetables including Beets, Onions, Spinach. And yes, they can be planted in a protected manner later this month.
We are planning some fun events this year, all of which will be mindful of and adjusted for Covid guidelines. Two of these events are planned so SAVE THE DATES
and watch for more information soon!
Meet The Birds of Prey! Four of these incredible birds (Eagle, Hawk, Owl, and Falcon) will be out on the patio to help you and your family celebrate Father's Day weekend. The handlers will be able to answer all your questions and photos with the birds will be available. SAVE THE DATE, Saturday, June 19!
Pollinator week will be June 21-27 this year. Pollination is not just fascinating natural history, it is an essential ecological survival function. Join us for a fun presentation followed by a Butterfly Release that will be informational and enjoyable for the whole family. SAVE THE DATE, Saturday June 26!
Meet the 2021 Team
Full bios and pictures are now available on our website to help you get to know the awesome team that works hard all year to ensure that you have the best garden and landscaping season ever!

Our Greenhouses Are Alive!
What makes our plantings special? For starters, the planting mix is a high porosity, free draining peat based and/or a coconut coir blend. We are shifting more towards the coconut coir because of sustainability issues. These types of planting mixes are nutrient neutral so we fertilize regularly during the growing process and encourage our customers to do the same. Our hanging baskets are made of a thick wood pulp product that protects and insulates the roots.

What makes our plantings unique? We are an independently owed nursery and we exercise that independence by mixing plants from different growers. Independence allows us to try some different plantings such as our mixed succulent containers and our lush hanging baskets. All of this together gives our plantings a little different look that has created an amazing following over the years.

We don't dismiss the tried and true either. We planted about 2000 geraniums in the last 2 weeks. Most of our zonal Geraniums are from the Rocky Mountain series which is a proven performer along the Front Range and we planted 6 different colors this year. We also grow a variety of novelty geraniums with variegated foliage and regular foliaged zonal with red and white bicolor blooms.

If you need a break from winter or if you have serious spring fever, we are open now and you can visit the baby plants in our nursery.

Garden Thymes with Jackie

"March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice."
-Hal Borland
General Landscaping
  • Continue to Winter Water!!!! Some trees, specifically maples, start moving sap in early spring and without adequate water they can suffer from tip dieback.
  • If we have heavy snows make sure to gently knock off snow from below to prevent branch breakage.
  • Fertilization of lawns (March-June) is a highly recommended.
  • If you've had fire blight issues on your trees, now is the time to spray copper fungicide before the trees bloom.
Shrubs, Perennials & Bulbs
  • Cut back perennials and continue flowerbed cleanup.
  • Spring-flowering bulbs will be popping up soon. Enjoy the show!
Veggies & Herbs
  • It's not too late to Test for Success. Come into the nursery and pick up a CSU Soil Testing kit.
  • Late March is the time to start cool season veggies outdoors. (Examples: Peas, Broccoli, Radishes, Beets, Kohlrabi, etc...).
  • Top dress your beds with compost/organic matter and lightly turn the soil. 
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