Gardeners in Colorado really need to use the native plant nurseries available to them. Plants need to be able to handle the extremes in temperatures and different soils. These are some of the top native plant nurseries in Colorado, along with one every special Government agency. They are all well equipped to be able to help you get your native plant garden off to a roaring start. With the help and advice from these native plant nurseries, even the most inexperienced gardener can achieve success. And keep it growing that way year after year. There are many beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs that are native to Colorado. Your garden will not want for color or structure.
Colorado State Forest Service
These are the people to come to when you are trying to decide on what kind of trees to get, or when having a problem with trees you already have. Their nurseries produce over 2 million seedlings a year. And there are tours available. Seedling sales are restricted. To qualify you must:
Own two acres or more of land ,Use the seedlings for conservation practices only Not use seedlings for landscaping or resell them as living plants Purchase seedlings in minimums of 30 to 50 (depending on species and size). If you think your property is for example losing soil through erosion, you might qualify for their program.
Dry West Nursery
Dry West Nursery focuses on native trees shrubs, and grasses that grow well in dry, drought areas of the West. They will be open for the season in April and you can come to their nurseries, check out the plants and discuss any questions you might have. They will guide you to the perfect choices for your land.
West Canyon Nurseries
1650 Road 240
Glenwood Springs Colorado
West Canyon Nurseries is a full service nursery with landscaping services and they have landscape architects on staff. They do have a large tree farm and all of their trees and plants are native to Colorado and bred to be able to withstand the extremes of the Colorado weather.
Fossil Creek Nursery
7029 S. College Ave.,
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Fossil Creek is the place to come for bare root trees and shrubs as well as established plants. They will deliver large items and a design consultant can come to your home and help you decide what to pant where. Be sure to check out their up coming events. They have special sales and events going on all year long.