Specials

Merry Holiday Flowers – December 20, 2016

 

Merry Baskets, Pots, and Centerpieces


All the colors of the season in the freshest holiday plants

 
Take home some of the prettiest flowers for this holiday weekend. Along with our wonderful poinsettias, we have baskets and pots of bright flowers mixed with evergreens, ribbons and wintery accents. They look great anywhere in the house. If you are dashing through the snow to a holiday party, make a spirits bright with a festive basket for your hosts. From simple paperwhites and all the seasonal favorites to exotic orchids and jasmine, let City Floral grace your celebrations with flowers.
Fresh beautiful flowers arriving daily! 

Celebrate a Colorado Christmas

Colorado Wild West and Wildlife Ornaments
Go Western this Christmas with a tree full of Colorado wildlife – deer, elk, buffalo, bears and wild mustangs. Add some western stars and rustic metal trims from the great selection we’ve rustled up for you. Fill in the spaces with pine cones and berries, and gold leaf aspen branches. We love our wild open spaces, mountains and forests!

Colorado Ski Resorts and Snow
Winter sports are tops in Colorado! The shop has tree ornaments for skiing, snowboarding and sledding, and cocktail ware celebrating our great resorts. Find all the snowy holiday accessories you need to make a holiday ski lodge right at home, including fire starters, snuggly throws and warm socks!
 

Colorado Hiking, Fishing and Camping Ornaments
There’s a miniature sports shop in the ornaments this year. Need hiking boots, a tent, a tackle box, a kayak?
There are lots of choices here to decorate a Colorado tree.  Bring your love of the great outdoors and national forests right home to your own Christmas tree.

Mmmm! Smells Like Christmas


What does Christmas smell like? Warm cookies and hot cider, pine and fir, spice and flowers. Oh, it smells like home and good memories!

Candles for creating a holiday mood – Thyme’s Simmering Cider and Gingerbread, Archipelago’s Black Forest (Douglas Fir, Ebony Wood and Black Current) and Joy (Orange, Cinnamon and Spice). The fragrances are sublime  and the packaging is as pretty as the scent. Light a candle for instant Christmas!
         
 
Bathe all your holiday senses with fragrant luxury soaps. Pamper winter hands with shea butter soaps from Michael Design Works. Thyme’s Frasier Fir is the ultimate Christmas tree scent. The beautiful soaps and candles are a holiday tradition for many of City Floral’s shoppers. All these beautifully crafted scents make great gifts!

 City Floral Hours

 

We will close at 3 pm on Christmas Eve 

and will be closed all next week.

We reopen for regular hours on January 2nd.

 

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm 

Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Last Minute Treasures + Rewards Specials – December 16, 2016

City Floral Holiday Treasures

Christmas is only days away! We have lots of treasures for last minute gifts.

  • Fragrant and beautifully wrapped soaps & lotions, florals, forest and spicy scents from Thyme’s Fraser Fir, Trapp, Michel’s and more.
  • Gifts for gardeners – Ornaments, garden books, tools, sprouting kits
  • Sweet treats – Hellimae Caramels, cocoa mix, local honey
  • Holiday sparkle – Festive jewelry, necklaces, earrings and bracelets

Explore the gift shop for more small delights and surprises!

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Kid Stuff for Great Gifts!

City Floral loves kids. Come see our holiday gifts for children.

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  • Snow time – Indoor play with Snow to Go, instant snow, amazing. Outdoors go sliding with a snow tube or a Snow Scoot, the little sled that goes anywhere.
  • Spend a snowy afternoon puzzling with pirates, hunting treasure on tropical islands.
  • Snuggle with reindeer and polar bears, soft cuddly stuffed animals.
  • Tuck the children in with a great bedtime story. ‘Nighttime’ is a wonderful picture book about all the things happening in busy city while we sleep.
  • Make a new and colorful flower necklace with a wooden bead kit
  • Be a kid too. Settle down and do some Christmas coloring.

It’s play time for the holidays and the new year!

Explore the children’s gift shop for more small delights and great kid stuff!

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Blooming Plants for Holiday Decorating and Giving

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Bring the gift of flowers to your hostess, family or neighbors. Bring some home for yourself to cheer all your holiday rooms. We have so many kinds and colors, we know there is something special here for you. There are decorated pots, festive baskets, and lots of very special cut flowers too.

Make them even more festive with custom wrapping, ribbon and trims at our decorating counter. Celebrate with flowers!

 

 

Holiday Hours
Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sundays 10 am – 5 pm

City Floral will close at 3 PM on Christmas Eve!

CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY THROUGH NEW YEAR’S DAY

 
   Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
 
White Hydrangeas
20% Off
Christmas Cactus
Buy One, Get One 50% Off
Offer Valid: Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 19

 

Holiday Glow + Garden Rewards Specials – December 9, 2016

Evergreens and the Glow of Goldxmas-green-gold

Deck the halls and trim the tree with shiny gold for the holidays.

Gold trims stand out, festive and bright, in garlands and trees and evergreen arrangements. There are gold glass balls, gilded leaves and gleaming ribbon to make all the holiday decorations brighter. Combine gold with Christmas red in traditional style, or partner with silver for even more shine. Trim the tree with gold ornaments from top to bottom. We have some very special gold and silver tree toppers to crown the season’s decorations.

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For your holiday wreaths, garlands and arrangements, go for the gold! Include some boughs of incense cedar tipped with golden cones and accent the greens with gilded branches and bright berries.There are gold pine cones, gilded spiral grasses and ferns, and shining leaves to tuck a little extra gleam into the holidays. We can add anything you like to one of our trimmed wreaths, or make a custom wreath just for you.
And we have lots of fresh evergreens, sold by the pound.

Fresh Christmas trees, fresh garlands, greens,
and wreaths are arriving daily!

Lighting up the Season

Let’s count the ways to light up the holidays.xmas-candle-archipelago-botanicals-winter-frost

Indoors we gather by the fireplace and light candles throughout the house. Candles of every color grace our tables and rooms. Scented candles in winter fragrances set a holiday mood. One of our favorites is Winter Frost from Archipelago Botanicals.

xmas-candle-archipelago-botanicals-winter-frostWe hang strings of lights in the tree and in the windows, and tuck fairy lights into garlands and vases. Do you have special candlesticks or lanterns just for the holidays? It’s a wonderful family tradition and a great gift for a new family.

ice-lantern-flickr-timo-newton-syms-ccbysa2-0-cropWe decorate outdoors with more lights. Strings of crystal or colored lights wind around the house and through the yard. Candle stands and lanterns light the way to our door. This year make an ice lantern! It’s finally cold enough. Ice lanterns are the perfect wintery Nordic glow for the season. They are not difficult to make. Check in our gift shop for a kit and light the path with a little holiday magic.

Happy Holidays!

Photo: Ice Lantern/Timo Newton-Syms/Flickr/CC-by-SA 2.0

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Jingle Bells and Christmas Bells

Ring in the holiday with the music of bells. Shiny Christmas bells in gold, silver and copper all chime in to make the season bright and cheery. There are jingle bells and sleigh bells in the gift shop for decorating the tree. Large bells make pretty table and mantel decorations, and our jingle bell napkin rings in bright red are so festive. Belsnickel sleigh bells have the most welcoming ring. We have a wonderful selection of them. Hang some on your front door!

 

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For more decorating ideas, visit our Pinterest boards.

 

The Prettiest Christmas Tree + Garden Rewards Specials – December 2, 2016

The Perfect Tree xmas-perfect-tree-for-you-sm

We have a Christmas tree with your name on it. The perfect tree is waiting here for you to find it. There are little tabletop trees and trees tall enough for a cathedral ceiling, every one of them fresh and fragrant. When you find the one that is calling you, we’ll tag it with your name, give it a fresh cut, mount it on your treestand, and load it up in the car for you. If you are not quite ready to take it home, we’ll keep it for you until it is time to pick it up.

Come see our prime selection of fresh cut trees from Colorado and the Pacific Northwest.

Christmas trees, fresh garlands, greens,
and wreaths are arriving daily!

Cyclamen – The Original Christmas Flower

Before poinsettias, Cyclamen were the favorite holiday flower.cyclamen-red-pot

Winter-blooming cyclamen have beautiful green and silver leaves, and long-lasting bright red, white or pink flowers. They have natural Christmas star power. Check the leaves – many even have star or Christmas-tree shaped silvery patterns! The flowers are held high, with swept back petals like dove wings. City Floral has been growing holiday cyclamen since our very first greenhouses in 1911. The big boom in poinsettias was the 1950’s, with more varieties every year. Cyclamen have thrived too through the holiday seasons. Come see the newest and brightest, solid colors and blends, with large flowers, ruffled petals and gorgeous leaves. They will last well into the New Year!

Happy Holidays!

More Ideas for Trees and Trims

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Snow Sports – Let it snow! Decorate the tree with snowshoes and skis, snowflakes and ice skates, glitter and icicles and ice white lights. For holiday icy drinks we have ski-themed glassware, coasters and serving trays. If you are a Colorado skiing fan, celebrate with enthusiasm!

 

 

xmas-cranberry-gold-smCranberry & Gold – Cranberry red and bright gold are a rich color combination, warm and luxurious. Hand blown cranberry glass ornaments with gold trim, in a variety of sizes and shapes, grace a tree shining with gold leaves and roping. Add more shine with silvery accents.
City Floral Gift Shop has ornaments for everyone!

For more decorating ideas, follow the links to our Pinterest boards
Ski Christmas and Cranberry Christmas

 

CLASSES IN DECEMBER

christmas-patio-potHoliday Patio Pot Workshop

Sunday, December 11 at 11 am

Learn how to put together a patio pot with lots of holiday cheer. We will use hardy evergreens and other plants. Embellish your pot with winter accents. Our experts will share ideas and demonstrate some color and texture combinations. Take home a terrific patio pot and new inspiration for holiday decorating at your home.

Workshop fee: $50 class fee includes all materials to create a 12″ patio pot to welcome the holidays. Minimum of 5 registrations for class to be held.

More information and registration HERE

xmas-centerpieceHoliday Centerpiece Workshop

Wednesday, December 21 at 11 am

Create a centerpiece for your holiday table. We have all the fresh greens, flowers and trimmings ready for you to make something beautiful! Workshop fee includes container, foliage and flowers, accent materials, and wonderful design coaches!

Workshop Fee: $50 Sign up soon! Space is limited. Minimum of 5 registrations for class to be held.

More information and registration HERE

 Weekly Garden Rewards Special
5″ Cyclamen
20% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4

Holiday Open House + Garden Rewards Specials – November 23, 2016

City Floral Gives Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Gather friends and family to celebrate food and home.

vintage-thanksgiving-postcard-dave-flickrcc-by-nd-2-0Thank you for a wonderful season here at City Floral. We are grateful for a growing year with little hail and no floods, lots of flowers, generous crops of peppers and lettuce, and beautiful fall trees. We are grateful for our garden family of workers and customers. Here are a few comments from our staff. “It’s hard work, but you work with and serve such interesting, diverse and fun people.” “My own family is far from here and my CF peeps have made Denver feel like home.” “I love the shoppers. It’s always a treat to learn about their gardens and what they want to grow.” “I’m grateful for harvesting tomatoes in November, just before the snow.” We are grateful for all the greenhouses and growers and seed companies that make this bounty of plants possible. Thank you to all gardeners, new diggers or old hands, and we send our very best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving.

Photo: Vintage Postcard/Dave/Flickr/CC-BY-ND2.0

City Floral’s 35th Holiday Open House This Weekend

Celebrate the holidays with City Floral!xmas-tree-total

Bring your family and shop in the largest selection of holiday plants, gifts and accessories in Central Denver.

  • More than 40 varieties of locally grown poinsettias
  • City Floral grown cyclamen, hydrangeas, azaleas and paperwhite narcissus
  • Fresh evergreen wreaths, garlands and boughs
  • Custom decorated wreaths, patio pots & centerpieces
  • 13 decorated trees with different themes
  • Handblown glass and hand-crafted ornaments
  • Holiday scents and candles
  • Beautiful holiday decor, gift ideas and stocking stuffers

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Shop during our Open House to receive 15% off everything in the store. We can hold your purchases for pick up later in the season.

Bring the whole family for hot chocolate, cider and holiday snacks.

Wine tasting for adults after 2 pm.

Christmas Tree Lot

xmas-trees-shoppersLet one of our Reindeer help you pick your perfect Christmas tree

We have a large selection of fresh cut, local Colorado trees and a wide selection of farm grown trees. One of City Floral’s most popular and long-lasting trees is the native Colorado White Fir or Concolor Fir. Set it up this weekend and don’t worry about it until New Year’s. The tree has a nice aroma and doesn’t drop needles.

We have a great selection of firs including blue-green Nobles, fragrant Frasers, soft-needled Nordmans, frosted Silver Tips, and native SubAlpine firs. The native Lodgepole Pine is a long-needled Christmas tree. All are recently harvested and shipped to City Floral. Bring your tree stand, we will give your tree a fresh cut and put the stand on for you. Ask us about delivery too!

 

Christmas trees, fresh garlands, greens, and wreaths are arriving daily!

City Floral Holiday 

Open House

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November 25, 26 & 27
Friday & Saturday 9-5
Sunday 10-5
15% Off Everything in the Store
Bring your family for hot chocolate, cider and snacks!

New for the Holidays + Garden Rewards Specials – November 18, 2016

Being Thankful, Sharing Joy

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We’ve had a long lovely fall. All through the year our gardens have rewarded us with food and flowers. Are you having some home grown vegetables for Thanksgiving dinner, or using some of your own garden herbs? Here at City Floral fresh herb plants have just arrived – basil, rosemary, combination baskets for ham or turkey, and lots more. So many flavors! Welcome your guests with a special cheese ball or add savor to the gravy with fresh herbs.

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For dinner, set the scene of hospitality with fall colors in bright blooming baskets and cut flowers. Enjoy all the old traditions of your family and start a new one. We have lots of ideas for unique decorating and serving ideas. Stop by this weekend!

 

Photo: ProFlowers/Flickr/CC-by-2.0

New Ideas for Trees and Trims

Three fresh themes for Christmas
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Copper – Decorate your tree with the rich gleam of copper. Our copper-trimmed tree dazzles with handblown glass balls and baubles, shiny animals, copperwire ornaments, and coppery leaves. Keep the theme going with copper mugs, candle holders and bells, and coppery pots filled with paperwhites. Look for the amaryllis growing from copper-clad bulbs!

 

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White Rustic – Imagine a crisp winter morning in the woods, sparkling snow, winter greens, the rich browns of bark and cones, frosted grasses, the crackle and shine of ice. Simple and natural and so beautiful. Shop from the ornaments on this wintery tree. Be sure to browse all over the shop for more icy sparkle.

 

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Animals – Calling all animal lovers! We have two trees filled with animal ornaments, and more critters all through the gift shop. There are cats and dogs, mice and moose, llamas and giraffes. You will find a wild assortment of buffalo, and flocks of colorful birds. From cute felt kittens to spiky hedgehogs, a wide range of styles and materials will make this Christmas come alive!

 

Christmas trees, fresh garlands, greens,and wreaths are arriving daily!

 

Next Weekend!
City Floral Holiday 
Open House
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November 25, 26 & 27
Bring your family for hot chocolate, cider and snacks!

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Special
All Herbs 20% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20

Holidays Ahead! + Garden Rewards Specials – November 11, 2016

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Welcome your holiday guests with flowers!


Use amaryllis and paperwhites all through the house for a festive holiday
. During the holidays City
Floral always has bulbs in bloom and bulbs for forcing. These beautiful flowers make guest rooms feel extra special, add richness to the living room, and brighten the spirits of the cooks in the kitchen.

papwewhites-rc-designer-flickrcc2-0When you set the table include flowers. Paperwhites and amaryllis have star power in your flower arrangements. Use them with your favorite cut flowers from our richly textured selection of blooms and branches to make something really special.

For even more flowers we have fresh arrivals of potted flowers from our greenhouses in Golden just for the holidays – hydrangeas, azaleas and cyclamen in full beautiful bloom.

If you are the guest this year, take along some flowers!

Photo: RC Designer/Flickr/CC-by-2.0

Set a Pretty Table

fall-table-stuffLayer the Thanksgiving table with colors and patterns to create art in entertaining.

Pretty place settings, beautiful bowls, sparkling glassware and elegant platters make a meal into a true celebration of the season, family, and friends. Our gift shop is filled with sumptuous colors, new arrivals of gleaming Mother of Pearl and enameled aluminum serving pieces, stylish stemware, unique candle holders and fall linens. Stop in for autumn decorating ideas!

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Special
All Spring-Flowering Bulbs 20% Off
(excludes Amaryllis and Paperwhites)
 
Offer Valid: Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13

 

Fall Decorating + Garden Rewards Specials – November 4, 2016

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Bring all the colors of fall into your home

In autumn the landscape is filled with russet, red and orange. Bring those beautiful colors inside to decorate with colorful foliage, fruit and berries. The City Floral gift shop has cut flowers, branches, leaves, cones and seed pods, and all kinds of accessories for creating beautiful arrangements and striking table settings. It’s time to come inside and get cozy. There are candles for fragrance and soft knit throws for snuggling. Settle into the season with City Floral.

Fall Leaves

leaf-bags-phil-roeder-flickrcc2-0-crop-smWhat do you do with all the fall leaves?
Leaves are good for garden soils. Will you keep them at home or recycle them?

Leaves are a good addition to the compost, or used as mulch in the garden. Use a mower to shred them on the ground before they are raked up. Shredded leaves spread well for mulch and are blown around less by the wind. In the compost pile, shredding will help leaves break down more rapidly.

To move all the leaves around, use a wheelbarrow or biodegradable leaf bags. City Floral’s garden supplies department has just what you need, and rakes of all kinds too.

No place for all those leaves in your yard? Recycle them with the City of Denver’s Leaf Drop 2016 program. The leaves will be composted and used by another gardener in the spring.

Photo: Phil Roeder/Flickr/CC-by-2.0

How Deep to Plant the Bulbs?

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As you plant bulbs in the next few weeks, remember to plant them the right depth.

  • Minor Bulbs 3-4″
  • Crocus 4″
  • Miniature Daffodils 3-4″
  • Tulips 6-8″
  • Daffodils 6-8″

A bulb planter marked in inches will make the job easier. You’ll find one in the bulb department. There are lots of varieties of bulbs in stock. Get some soon!

 

xmas-amaryllis-pink-whiteMark Your Calendar!
City Floral Holiday Open House
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November 25, 26 & 27

 Weekly Garden Rewards Special
Tulip Bulbs!
20% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday November 5 and Sunday November 6

Halloween Festivities + Garden Rewards Specials – October 27, 2017

Ghosts, Gourds, Pumpkins, and Jack O’Lanternspumpkins-four-row

Is there haunting in your house this weekend? Halloween pumpkins and all the decorations for a spooky celebration are at City Floral.

Pick a pumpkin for carving or a pumpkin for planting with fall flowers. We’ve got gourds for ghosts and table decorations. There are tricks and treats, Day of the Dead decor and coloring books, and spooky signs and spiders. Stop by and pick up a party!

Cruise over to the City Floral Pinterest boards for some great ideas for decorating and Jack O’Lanterns too.

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Photo Right: Dave & Margie Hill/Kleerup/Flickr/CC-by-SA2.0

Tillandsias – The Air Plants

tillandsias-james-ho-flickrccbysa2-0They are strange and grow without soil, perched on logs and sitting on shelves.
What a perfectly odd plant for Halloween.

Tillandsias are just about the easiest house plants you could ever hope for. They come in a variety of leaf forms and colors, some even bloom. They need no soil, not even a pot. They will grow almost anywhere you put them, but make pretty living sculpture arranged on a piece of driftwood or grown in an “aerium” – a soil free glass container. Give them good light, mist them now and again with water, and enjoy!

Photo: James Ho/Flickr/CC-by-SA2.0

Great Weather for Planting Bulbs

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The days have been perfect for the fall garden chores. Planting bulbs on a beautiful day hardly seems like work.

The selection of tulips, daffodils and other bulbs is still good, but they are going fast. If you haven’t gotten the bulbs for the spring garden yet, be sure to stop in soon.

 

 

L’Esprit de Noel 2016
Holiday Home Tour

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The 2016 L’Esprit de Noël Home Tour will be the 40th annual edition of this popular fundraising event. Considered Denver’s signature holiday event, the two-day walking tour will feature five magnificent homes in Denver’s Historic Country Club neighborhood, beautifully decorated for the holidays by the metro area’s most accomplished florists and table designers. City Floral is participating again this year. We invite you to come!

More information and tickets

 

xmas-amaryllis-pink-whiteMark Your Calendar!
City Floral Holiday Open House
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November 25, 26 & 27

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
All Halloween Items
in the Gift Shop
25% Off
 

Free Pansy Hanging Basket
with purchase of $25 or more
of regularly priced merchandise
(Limited number of baskets, while supplies last)
 
Offer Valid: Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30

Pumpkins for All + Garden Rewards Specials – October 20, 2016

Pumpkin Pile!pumpkins-2016

What a variety of pumpkins!

We have locally grown pumpkins for every space and every purpose. Do you make your pumpkin pie from scratch? Find a selection of the best pie pumpkins here. Looking for porch decoration or a future Jack O’Lantern? There are big round orange pumpkins and flattened red-orange Cinderella pumpkins and even white Ghost pumpkins. Spark your imagination! Pick up a pumpkin or two this weekend.

 

bulb-salesHave You Planted the Bulbs Yet?

There are lots of great bulbs at City Floral.
It’s time to get them planted.

Come get your bulbs while the selection is good. From giant allium and tulips to the tiniest crocus, planting time is here. Pick the colors you love and plant your garden for spring. You’ll find bulbs, tools and fertilizer together for easy shopping.

House Plants with Terrific Leaves

peperomia-flat-smGrow some house plants with a little extra wow!

Smooth green leaves are nice, but you can spice things up by choosing plants with textured leaves. Wander through our greenhouse for plants with crinkled leaves, fuzzy leaves, or even stripes. Pick up a cutleaf phillodendron for boldly lobed leaves, or a fan palm for big drama. Not a leafy type? Take a look at the indoor succulents and cactus. They’ve got style!

House Plants in Bright Colors

Even without flowers, houseplants can be colorful! aglaomena-pink

House plants can surprise you with unexpected colors. Chinese evergreens can be pink. Rubber plants can be red, or black.
Chose a croton with leaves swirling with yellow, orange, peach or purple. Color cheers us when we are gardening – so have some color in the indoor garden too. You can have colorful leafy plants in locations that may not have enough light for the flowering indoor plants. As you stroll though our greenhouse, watch for all the color among the house plants. Create color combinations on your shopping cart until you find just the right group of plants.
We are happy to help you and make suggestions. And come to the free class this Saturday at 2 pm!

 

Note! We will be closing at 5 pm until spring!

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm 

Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
All Garlic & Onion Sets
20% Off
 

Houseplants 6 inch pot or larger
20% Off
 

All Rakes
20% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23

Plant Bulbs Now! + Garden Rewards Specials – October 13, 2016

It’s Time to Plant Bulbs

Ready Set Go! Pick your bulbs and get them planted.

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Cooler weather has arrived and it’s time to get the bulbs in the ground. Do you have everything you need? Bulbs – tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, small bulbs, and something new – the selections are abundant! Tools and bulb food? We have long-handled and short-handled bulb planters, dibbles, trowels, shovels, and a variety of bulb fertilizers. Pick up a free information sheet on bulb types and planting depths to get you started.

 

hyacinth-bulbs-2Did you know you can grow bulbs indoors?
Many bulbs will grow and bloom indoors. The easiest are paperwhite narcissus and amaryllis. They are ready to go and don’t even require soil. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and others take a little more planning, with some requiring a cool period. Learn about forcing bulbs indoors this weekend. Pick up the special information sheet too.

Come to our free class on gardening with bulbs this Saturday at 2 pm.

Get your favorite varieties now and start planting this weekend!

Photo: Top – Frédérique Voisin-Demery/Flickr/CC-by-2.0

Bulb Companion Plants

Add some companion plants to the bulb garden for contrast and long lasting interest after the spring flowers have bloomed.

heucheras-obsidian-umberlievableHeuchera – The flowers are the well known Coral Bells, and the colorful leaf varieties of Heuchera are outstanding. From glossy black-purple to bright lime and gold, in solid colors or veined patterns, the leafy perennial plants make a dense carpet for spring flowering bulbs. After the bulbs finish blooming, the heuchera stay colorful until fall.

 

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Winter Pansies – Pansies are a double winner, giving you flower color now, and again in the spring. These tough annuals bloom late into the fall and start again with the earliest thaw. There are so many colors you will easily find just the right combination for the bulbs you are planting.

Here are some more ideas for companion planting for bulbs.

 

Shop the great selection of bulbs and perennials at City Floral.

Small Treasures – The Little Bulbs of Springsmall-bulbs

When you are shopping for bulbs, don’t forget the little guys.

Have you planted some of these little bulbs? They are often the earliest of all. They are eager to bloom, with names like snow crocus and glory-of-the-snow. Crocus, dwarf iris, grape hyacinths and other little bulbs are charming fillers in the spring garden. Like dwarf daffodils and tulips, their small stature invites a closer look as gardens come alive again after winter. If you love all the little details of spring’s arrival, you need the little bulbs in your garden.

 

Schultz Plant Food is back!

We heard you were looking for Schultz Plant Food.

Your favorite plant food has returned to schultz-plant-food-shelfproduction and City Floral has all the formulas in stock. Visit our garden supply department for Schultz! We have All Purpose, African Violet and Cactus foods in 4 oz. size at $6.99, and All Purpose 8 oz at $8.99. Come stock up for happy, healthy houseplants!

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
14″ Garden Mums
20% Off
 

All 2″, 3″ and 4″ Perennials
50% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16

CLASSES AT CITY FLORAL
Bulbs for Everyone – Free Class
Saturday, October 15, at 2 pm
Want a spring garden full of color? Come and join us for this fun and interactive spring bulb class! Learn about all the different bulbs you plant in the fall! Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths and more… We will answer all your questions and introduce you to many more unique varieties that you can only find at your local, independent garden center. You will leave with a wealth of knowledge!
More information and registration HERE
Fall Patio Pots Workshop
Saturday, October 15, at 3 pm
Learn how to put together a patio pot for great fall color. We will use cold hardy fall plants like mums, pansies, kale and autumn foliage. Embellish your pot with fall accent materials. Our experts will share ideas and demonstrate some color and texture combinations. Take home a terrific patio pot and new inspiration for seasonal decorating at your home. Class fee includes all materials to create a 12″ patio pot to welcome the arrival of fall.
Register now! Workshops need a minimum of 5 registrations to avoid cancellation. Call 303 399-1177 today.
Houseplant How-To
Free Class
 
Frost has arrived and it’s time to garden indoors. What will you grow? 
 
Next Saturday, October 22, at 2 pm
Come to City Floral for a short course in houseplant success. We’ll talk about how to bring garden and patio plants indoors for the winter. And how to select among all the tropical, exotics and succulent houseplants to find just the right plant for the right place in your home. Learn the basics of plant care, watering, disease and pest control, and potting.
Surround yourself with green and flowering plants that will brighten your spirits through the shorter darker days. Freshen the air in your home with houseplants until spring arrives and we open the windows again. Plants in our homes do more than look pretty; they lift our spirits through the fall and winter and clean the air too. Come see the variety of plants, learn how to select the right ones for you, and how to care for them.
More information and registration HERE

Time for Bulbs! + Garden Rewards Specials – October 6, 2016

Bulbs – Shop Now!bulbs-shopper

Now is the time to get your bulbs! Shop now for the greatest selection of City Floral’s huge inventory. Planting time starts in mid-October.

Plan your garden to include your favorite colors and all the classic spring bulbs. Crocus begin to bloom in February, Daffodils in February-March, Hyacinths in March-April, and Tulips in late March-May.

  • Tulips – Tulips come in almost every color. Start the season early with species tulips and species hybrids. They are well adapted to our climate and some will persist to bloom year after year. Most tulips need to be replanted every 5 years or so. Add a few new varieties to your garden each year. The Dutch hybrids are midseason, with egg-shaped blooms on long stems. The late season tulips include doubles, frilled, fringed and multi-flower varieties. Get some of each!
  • Daffodils – Daffodils are great in Colorado. They are reliable and a good choice for partial sun. The earliest ones begin to bloom with the snow crocus to start the spring color. We love the big yellow trumpet daffodils, but remember to plant some of the new colors and doubles too.
  • Hyacinths – Hyacinths are one of top spring fragrant flowers. The soft colors and flower-packed stems are wonderful in beds and pots. Bring some indoors! We have double hyacinths and all the new colors.
  • Crocus – Tiny flowers with a huge spring impact! They are perfect for scattering around trees and shrubs, and tucking around the other bulbs. We know it’s spring when the crocus begin to bloom. Plant lots of one color – or celebrate with a multi-color mix!

Shop the great selection of spring bulbs at City Floral.
Get your favorite varieties now and start planting next weekend!

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Bulbs – Something New

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Dare to be different! Plant something you’ve never tried before.

You’ve seen them – Majestic fritillaries, towering Eremurus foxtail lilies, and giant ornamental onions. They are planted just like tulips and daffodils. Delight yourself with something unusual next spring. We have these, and blue-spiked camassia, black fritillaria, pink grape hyacinth, and lots more.

Photo: Andrey Zharkikh/Flickr/ CC-by-2.0

Christmas Trees Are Coming!

With December around the corner, we’re also getting ready for the Christmas season, which means fresh cut Christmas trees, holiday wreaths, boughs, and garland. We’re so ready for the Christmas season, that we’re giving away a free ornament with each Christmas tree purchase, just make sure to sign up ahead of time!

CLASSES AT CITY FLORAL
Halloween Fairy Garden Workshop
This Saturday, October 8, at 2 pm
Let your child, or ghost-at-heart, create a spooky Halloween garden. We will show you how to design, create and care for a miniature garden.. Whether you choose Ghosts, Ghouls, Skeletons, Fairies, or some other creepy inhabitant, anything can live here, the possibilities are endless. Our in-house expert will work with everyone to achieve the perfect Halloween zombie zone. Class fee includes a ceramic pot, three small plants, one spooky figure, as well as soil, gravel & various decorations. Registration $40
More information and registration HERE
Japanese Beetles – Control & Prevention
Free Class
This Sunday, October 9, at 2 pm
Japanese beetles driving you crazy? Join us on Sunday for help!
Japanese Beetles are garden eating machines, damaging lawns, shrubs and flowers. If they have arrived in your garden you will want to learn some garden defense. This free class will give you the latest information about biological controls, prevention and other options for battling the beetle.
More information and registration HERE

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
FREE Medium Pack of Pansies
with Any Bulb Purchase of $25 or more
 

Bulb Planters
20% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9

Fall Lawns + Garden Rewards Specials – September 29, 2016

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Fall is a good time to fertilize the lawn.

  • We recommend Alpha One Turf Winterizer, an organic fertilizer locally made specifically to improve and condition Colorado soils.
  • The balanced mix releases nutrients in the fall and again when the soil warms in spring to build a stronger root system, improve winter survival and boost early spring growth.

Seed Overseed lawns that have become thin and replant bare spots with fresh grass seed. The strong new growth will help with disease resistance and weed control next year.
Water Reduce watering once the new seed is established but water enough to keep lawn moderately moist until the soil freezes.
Mow Keep mowing until the grass stops growing. Before you put the mower away take it into the service shop for blade sharpening and winterizing. Come spring, you will be ready to go again, no waiting for a maintenance appointment in the busy season.
Leaf Removal A heavy layer of leaves will smother the lawn, leaving bare spots. Rake the leaves, shred and compost them for use in the garden next spring. Or you can bag the leaves in brown paper bags and take the bags to recycle at Denver Leafdrop.

Stop in to see us for lawn fertilizer, grass seed, lawn tools and leaf bags!

Photo: Jeff Gerbert/Flickr/CC-by-2.0


Lawn Varieties and Overseeding

Get the Right Seed for your Lawngrass-seed-bin

What seed do you need for your lawn? Lawns are appreciated for many things and they are used in different ways. If your lawn is the football field and soccer pitch for your children and all their friends, a tough turf grass blend like Rocky’s Ball Park will grow and thrive in spite of the traffic. A lawn that is a eye-soothing green carpet under the trees might need a shade tolerant mix.

City Floral has many different grass seed blends especially for Colorado, including Front Range Premium Blend, Colorado’s Own, and native grass blends with Buffalo Grass. All are selected for attractive and sustainable lawns. Ask our expert staff to help you match a seed blend for your existing lawn. And we have seed spreaders for your use with grass seed purchases.

Tools and Supplies for Fall Gardeners

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The right tools make the job easier.

How old are your garden tools? Do you need new gloves for the fall garden chores? We have rakes and forks, shovels and spades, hand tools, clippers and pruners, leaf bags, and of course garden gloves! Stop in the garden supplies department for everything you need this fall.

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
Alpha One Winterizer
Organic Lawn Fertilizer 20 lb.
Locally Made, All Organic, Manure Free
20% Off
 

West County Gloves
All styles 20% off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2

 

Happy Fall + Pumpkins + Garden Rewards Specials – September 22, 2016

Pumpkins Arrive!

It’s the first week of fall and here come the pumpkins!pumpkins-detail-2

Pumpkins make great fall decorations indoors and out. Combine them with pots of mums, straw bales and corn shocks by the front door or on the porch. Decorate indoors with pumpkins, your favorite fall decorating pieces, and a pretty cachepot of asters. You can even use a pumpkin for a pot! Scoop out the shell and set a vase or liner pot filled with a colorful variety of fall foliage and flowers in the pumpkin. Welcome fall!

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Mums have all the fall colors.
Gold and white, deep purple and red, mums proclaim that fall has arrived. New shipments arrive every week at City Floral. We have beautiful mums for every color scheme, and pots with three varieties together for maximum color! Flaunt your fall colors with mums.

 

 

 

 

Fall Flowering Perennials- Four Favorites

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Autumn Joy Sedums, ‘Neon’ and ‘Mr. Goodbud’

 

Fall blooming perennials are worth the wait. When fall arrives we start thinking of a drive to the mountains to see the aspens, and anticipate the colorful fall leaves of trees and shrubs around our neighborhood.

Fall has its own special flowers too. Mums are the fall flower most often in the spot light. Look beyond them and discover the other wonderful perennial fall bloomers. For true fall beauties, look for the ‘Autumn Joy’ group of Sedums, graceful Japanese anemones in pink or white, sweet-scented Autumn Clematis, and all the garden varieties of Golden Rod. These special plants provide a unique fall flavor to gardens, adding a sense of time and place to the season. Ask about these and other fall flowers and come see them on our south patio. Plant them in sweeps; the end of season prices make larger plantings affordable!

Anemone x hybrida 'Serenade', 2015

 

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Solidago rugosa Fireworks, Goldenrod

 

 

 

 

Photos: left, Japanese anemone/F. D. Richards/Flickr/CC-by-SA2.0; center, Sweet Autumn Clematis/Kit Case/Flickr/ CC-by-SA2.0;
right, ‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod/F. D. Richards/Flickr/CC-by-SA2.0

Fall is the Time for Planting Spring Flowersspring-bulbs-bollenstreek-michiel-flickrcc2-0-sm

For a garden filled with spring tulips and daffodils, plant bulbs this fall.

We have the bulbs for the spring garden of your dreams. Come to City Floral for a rainbow assortment of flower bulbs. For the earliest spring crocus to the tulips of May and all the blooms of spring, fall is the time to plan and plant. Ask our bulb experts about creating a bulb garden!

Photo: Michiel/Flickr/CC-by-2.0

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

$5.00 Off Bulb Purchase 
of $25.00 or more
 

All Trees, Shrubs & Perennials 25% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday September 24 and Sunday September 25

Pansies + Daffodils + Garden Rewards Specials – September 15, 2016

Fall Pansies Plain and Fancypansy-red

Plant pansies now for flowers this fall and again in the spring. Pansies are so colorful and adaptable. They are wonderful in fall container combinations with mums and grasses, or planted in the garden with late flowering perennials. They thrive in the cool weather of fall and will keep blooming through the first frosts. When winter arrives tough little pansies go dormant, to reappear and begin flowering in the early spring. You will often see them blooming through the snow with the early crocus and miniature daffodils.

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Pansies come in rich colors for stunning fall gardens. Combine them with deep burgundy-leaved heuchera or other fall toned perennials, and the blues and greys of ornamental kale. The north patio has pansies in solid colors or blends, some decorated with whiskers and faces, from small flowered violas to large flowered bedding varieties.

You’ll find bold flat flowers and flirtatious ruffled varieties in a jewel box of colors. Remember to include pansies when you plant your bulbs this fall; they are the perfect partner for fall color and spring flowers.

 

Plant Daffodils for Weeks of Spring Bloom

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We love daffodils! Their bright yellow flowers trumpet the end of winter. You don’t wait have to wait until the large flowered trumpet varieties bloom in mid-spring. Bring spring into the garden early with miniature daffodils.

Have you planted some of the earliest varieties? Dwarf species daffodils and the early hybrids will bloom with the crocus and other little bulbs, adding a new layer of delight to spring gardens.

 

Keep the bloom going with some of the late flowering daffodils. Tall trumpet daffodils, double flowered and split-cup varieties tend to bloom later in the season. Add more variety by including orange and pink and two-toned flowers in the daffodil mix. If you haven’t seen all the amazing types of daffodils we have for you at City Floral, you should check out varieties we have this fall. Grow some new daffodils this year!

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top right Joanne Goldby/Flickr/CC-by-SA2.0; bottom left Adrian Scottlow/Flickr/CC-by-SA2.0; bottom right Andre Goble/Flickr/CC-by-SA2.0

 

Good Greens: Fall Saladlettuces-fall

Are you growing a fall salad garden? We have many varieties of lettuce and spinach, arugula and kale, and other leafy greens for you. Stop by the north patio for vegetables and make the most of the growing days still to come.

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Pick up a new pot at our fall pot sale. Fall container gardens are great on patios and doorsteps. We have nice large pots on sale on the north patio. These are mostly one of a kind. Make a group of them for a spectacular fall garden feature. Later plant them with layers of bulbs and pansies for spring. The instructions for creating a bulb container garden can be picked up in the bulb department.

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
End of Season Pot Sale
30% Off
 

Pansies, Full Flat, Same Size
$5 Off 
 
Offer Valid: Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18

Flower Bulbs Arrive! + Garden Rewards Specials – September 9, 2016

Bulbs are Here!
Tulips, Daffodils and All the Spring Flowers

bulbs-sliderDutch Bulbs have arrived with all the new varieties and the enduring promise of spring color. Bulbs are prepackaged flowers just waiting to be planted in your garden or flower pots. It’s so easy to have a fantastic spring garden. Plant the bulbs this fall, and after the cold winter, up they come to delight us with color!

We are adding new bulbs daily – Crocus and Daffodils that begin blooming between the spring snows, single and double Tulips blooming from March to May, Hyacinths for fragrance in April, Fritillary and Allium for late spring flowers. Fill the small spaces with the “little bulbs”, species Crocus, dwarf Iris, Grape Hyacinth, Squill, miniature Tulips and Daffodils, and more. There’s always room to tuck in few more bulbs. You’ll be so glad you did when they bloom next spring.

Come in soon for the widest selection of varieties and colors. Pick up our information sheets about planting bulbs in the garden and growing bulbs in pots. We have planting tools and bulb food too. And we are happy to answer all of your questions. It’s time to think spring and plant some bulbs!

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Fall Patio Pots fall-combo-in-basin

Celebrate Fall with a patio pot filled with autumn colors and textures. Graceful grasses for height and motion, and all the rich tones of fall pansies, mixed with mums and dark foliage plants – bring them all together to create a handsome welcome for fall.

Freshen up or make something entirely new! If you have patio pots from the summer, pull the summer annuals and fill the spaces with fall varieties. Or treat yourself to a wonderful new container. We can help you find just the right pot and plants.

 

Rose Sale – All Roses 50% Off

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Plant next year’s summer roses this fall. City Floral’s roses are all on sale now at 50% off so you can get twice as many! Tree roses, shrub roses, groundcover roses, hybrid teas and floribundas, all at half price. Plant them now, mulch them well and protect them over the winter, and you’re on your way to beautiful roses in 2017. There are lots of varieties waiting for you. Come in soon!

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
Free Bulb Food!
$8.99 Value
Free 4 lb. Bag Hi-Yield Dutch Bulb Food
with bulb purchase $30 or more
 
Trees and Shrubs
25% All Trees & Shrubs
Buy 3 or more Shrubs 40% Off
50% Off on Selected Trees

 
Perennials
25% All Perennials
Buy 5 or more 40% Off
50% Off on Selected Perennials
 
Offer Valid: Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11

 

Labor Day Coupon + Garden Rewards Specials – September 1, 2016

Labor Day and Changing Seasons

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It’s Labor Day Weekend, the kids are back in school, high in the mountains the aspens are beginning to turn, and gardeners look forward to fall.

Cooler nights and shorter days mean our favorite fall flowers are coming in – pansies, rudbeckia, mums, and asters. The north patio is filling with handsome pots for the new season. On the south patio berries are appearing and some of the Japanese maples are showing some hints of autumn color. Fall is a good time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. So farewell summer – and welcome to a fresh garden start.

We get a second season of cool weather vegetables too. Pick up some lettuce and Chinese cabbage, grow some radishes and spinach. There’s six weeks of growing time before first frosts and some creative frost protection can extend your season. We have vegetable starts, seed and row cover, and lots more for hungry gardeners.

We are here to help with all your garden plans. There’s a special Labor Day Weekend coupon below for your fall purchases.

Enjoy your fall garden, and be thinking of spring. Bulbs will be in soon!

Trees & Shrubs with Extra Style

shrubs topiaryTree and shrubs can be living sculptures. The natural form of trees and shrubs is varied and satisfying, but sometimes special quirks or training makes them works of art.

Training can form a bushy plant into a slender stemmed tree called a standard – like a tree rose – with all the leaves and branches growing from the top. Espalier is a method of trimming and training growth into a flat upright pattern, like a fruit tree against a wall. Topiary is the art of making plants grow in geometric shapes or animal forms.

Sometimes trees and shrubs have an unusual pattern of growth all on their own, cascading or curling. These are the plants we collect as weeping trees and twisty specimens. City Floral has some fine examples of these specimen trees.

Come find some special trees and shrubs for your landscape. Ask about delivery and planting services for the biggest containers. The prices are great this time of year, 25-50% off all trees and shrubs.

Labor Day Weekend Hours

Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

& Labor Day Monday 9 am – 3 pm

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
Trees and Shrubs
25%-50% Off

Perennials
25%-50% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday September 3, Sunday September 4 & Monday September 5
 Labor Day Weekend Special Coupon

$5.00 OFF Purchase of $25.00
Labor Day Weekend Only
 
Offer valid: Saturday September 3, Sunday September 4 
and Monday September 5 until 3pm, on full price, in stock items only
 

 

End of Summer Sale + Garden Rewards Specials – August 26, 2016

End of Summer Sale in the Gift Shop

pillows 2Before the summer goes, spend some lingering time outdoors. Light up the evenings with citronella candles to keep the bugs away. Make a grilled dinner with your garden vegetables and light the table with stylish lanterns. Be sure everyone is comfy with some new indoor/outdoor pillows.

The gift shop has all these summer items on sale this weekend at 25% off. Come see all the styles and colors.

Don’t forget to grab a new hat too! There are gardening days still ahead!

 

Bright Colorful Crotons

croton red coleusBring some summer color indoors with crotons. Their bright colors will blaze all through the fall and winter. The leaves are as variable as the colors, with broad leaf and twisty ribbon leaf varieties in yellow, green, red and purples that are almost black.

Crotons are tropical, originally from Asia, Indonesia and Australia, where they grow as shrubs in the forest. The shiny leathery leaves need bright light for the best color, but not so strong that the colors fade. If you’ve had them on the patio, bring them indoors when night temperatures are going below 60 degrees. They like the warmth of our homes; give them a sunny window and enjoy the color!

 

Garage Sale – Last Day!

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It’s your last chance! We still have PLANTS, pots, garden sculpture, fountains, a pond, organic lawn food, Halloween and Christmas holiday items, odds and ends, and interesting “stuff”.

Garage Sale open Saturday ONLY. Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns. All sales final. It’s all over until next year.

GREAT BARGAINS!
Prices 80% OFF or more

Photo: Mark Morgan/Flickr/CC-by-2.0

 

End of Summer Trees, Shrubs, & Perennials

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Heuchera ‘Black Beauty and Golden Japanese Forest Grass

 

As the seasons change, the colors we seek in the landscape change too.

Come to City Floral for end of summer prices on all trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials. It’s a great time to add new colors to every area of your yard.

 

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

Gift Shop 

End of Summer Sale

Select Items
Battery-operated Lanterns, Garden Hats, 
Citronella Candles & Indoor/Outdoor Pillows 
25% Off
 
 

Crotons

Buy One, Get One Free
Same Size
 
 
Offer Valid: Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28

 

 

Quick Color! + Garden Rewards Specials – August 18, 2016

Asters, Mums and Pansies for Perfect Color asters mums DMichael Burns FlickrCCby2.0 crop sm

Mums are the perfect fall flower – almost! The plants come in every color from pale green and white to yellow and orange and purple and deep red. Every color – except blue.

For blue in the fall you need asters! Asters are the second fall flower for mounds of long-lasting color.

Fall pansies carpet the garden with color. Plant them in pots and use them to fill the garden between the larger plants. You will have a full spectrum to choose from in pastel to bright shades.

All these these star performers are coming in now. They make exciting combinations with fall blooming annuals and grasses. We have patio pots ready to go and lots of wonderful plants to welcome the changing season. Get colorful!

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Top Photo: DMichael Burns/Flickr/CC-by-2.0

Instant Impact Perennials on Sale

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Rudbeckia, Moon Carrot and Monarda

 

Round out the garden year with flowers that will bloom until frost arrives. Many perennials are now coming into full bloom as days grow shorter and the weather begins to cool. Plant them now for instant color that will refresh your garden beds and keep them colorful until fall.

Everything is now at least 25% off in our big perennials sale.

 

Garage Sale

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Only two more weekends for City Floral’s Annual Garage Sale! Such a strange and wonderful assortment of things for your home and garden! We still have pots, garden sculpture, fountains, a pond, organic lawn food, Halloween and Christmas holiday items, and interesting “stuff”.

Garage Sale open for limited hours on weekends only in August. Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns. All sales final.

GREAT BARGAINS!
Prices 80% OFF

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

All Perennials, Trees & Shrubs

Everything 25% or MORE off!

 
Offer Valid: Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21

Great Houseplants & Orchids + Garden Rewards Specials – August 12, 2016

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Just In: Huge Houseplant Shipment

For sunny spots or shady corners and all the spaces in between, we have new houseplants in every shade of green. Come in this weekend for the best selection of indoor plants to decorate your home.

Looking for dramatic accents for living rooms? There are schefflera and palm trees, flowering gardenias, and bright crotons for leafy colors. Line a shelf or window sill with fresh plants in matching pots. Start small or go big, we’ve got lots of plants in lots of sizes!

We can help you with all your selections and plant care questions.

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Orchids are exotic – but you can grow them!

There are more species of orchids than any other flower in the plant kingdom. We have many of the most colorful at City Floral, selected for their long-lasting blooms and ease of cultivation. Miniature varieties and tall Moth orchids, orchid pots, fertilizers, and books are all here for you. Plants are 25% off this weekend. They will look great with your new foliage plants!

Mums are Here

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Kids are going back to school and we are all thinking fall.

Chrysanthemums for the garden are arriving on the north patio, with more mums for home decorating in our blooming plant department.

Rejuvenate your patio pots with mums, peppers and rudbeckias.

 

Fall Onions & Friends

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Onions, leeks and shallots planted in August will give you fall and spring crops.

Fast-growing bunching onions, chives, Chinese Leek, and ‘King Richard’ leek will mature in early fall for fresh harvests. There’s plenty of time yet to grow ‘Purplette’ for glossy burgundy onions the size of golf balls. ‘King Richard’ leek is hardy enough to take the first frosts for harvests into fall.

Fall planted ‘Walla Walla’ onions and savory shallots will overwinter and grow again in the spring for a head start on next year’s garden fresh meals. Check our handy seed calendar to keep track of what else to plant in August and September.

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

Orchids

25% Off

Houseplant Hanging Baskets

25% Off

 

Perennial, Tree & Shrub Sale Extended!

All items 25 % Off

 
Offer Valid: Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14

Perennial Sale, Beetles + Garden Rewards Specials – August 5, 2016

Perennial Summer Color

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Penstemon, Helenium, Prairie Coneflower and Shasta Daisy

Summer perennials are coming on strong. As the hot summer days go by, spring planted annuals can begin to look a bit bedraggled. That’s when you really notice the perennials!

A lot of our favorite perennial flowers started out as prairie plants. They thrive in summer weather and establish themselves with deeper roots than the annuals. Coneflower, penstemon, Shasta daisy, helenium, blanket flower, evening primrose, gaura, rudbeckia, liatris, and hardy hibiscus are all North American natives that have come into the garden in improved and colorful varieties. The south patio is filled with great perennials from all around the word. We’ve got plants for flowers from now until frost, plants for hummingbirds and butterflies, and colors of pure joy.

Perennials, trees and shrubs are on sale this weekend.
Ask our expert staff about planting perennials. We can help you with
all your selections and plant care questions.

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Hummingbird Trumpet

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Gaura ‘Whirling Butterflies’

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Blanket Flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Beetles

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Japanese beetle USDA ARS Bugwood.org

Japanese beetles are a double threat – the adults eat flowers and leaves, and the grubs attack lawns. If you need to control this pest, come talk to our experts in garden supplies.

In the garden, first try physical control by knocking the bugs off plants into a container of soapy water. Keep them whole; squished Japanese beetles attract more beetles. If you need to control a mass invasion, there are pesticides that can be used with care. You want to be sure that you are using the sprays safely and that you are protecting bees and pollinators.

Control grubs in the lawn to reduce feeding damage to the grass roots and to diminish a new generation of adults next summer. Milky Spore is one option; it produces a disease in the grubs but it needs to build up in the soil over years to be effective. Use it in combination with chemical turf grub treatments to establish control. Be persistent and work with your neighbors – odds are they have the problem too. Colorado Extension has research details and control recommendations for Japanese Beetles.

We have a good selection of products for Japanese beetle control from Bonide, Fox Farm, Fertilome, Bayer, Ortho and others, including Pyrethroid products, Sevin (Carbamate), Neem oil and sprays, Rose Rx, Rose Shield, Milky Spore, and lawn grub treatments. Come see us for the advice and supplies you need.

Second Season Vegetables

fall lettucesPlant lettuce for delicious fall salads. Pick up a variety of fall lettuce starts. We have Freckles, Aerostar, red Merlot and Wildfire Mix ready to go into the garden. Other salad greens available to plant now are kale and spinach. Add a few rows of onions and shallots, and some broccoli or broccoli-raab.

Check our handy seed calendar to keep track of what to plant in August and September.

Garage Sale

Come bargain hunting at City Floral’s continuing annual garage sale. garage sale 35

There are fountains, assorted pots, great prices on organic lawn food, more terrific finds for your home and garden, and more holiday items. Huge discounts on discontinued chip-and-crack, scratch-and-dent, and holiday decorating.

Garage Sale open for limited hours on weekends only in August. Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns. All sales final.

GREAT BARGAINS!
Prices 70% OFF!

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 

All Perennials, Trees, Shrubs, 
Roses, and Vines 
25% off

#1 Purple Fountain Grass
Buy One, Get One Free
 

Perennial Grasses #3 and larger
 50% off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday August 6 and Sunday August 7

Rudbeckia, Hibiscus + Garden Rewards Specials – July 29, 2016

Rudbeckia, America’s Black-Eyed Susan rudbeckia october crop

Plant Rudbeckias for months of dependable, long-lasting flowers. Black-eyed Susans are hybrids and varieties bred from more than 25 species of the North American native Rudbeckia. They have daisy-like flowers in shades from pale yellow to deep gold, orange, russet, and mahogany with flat or drooping petals. The center is a dark dome, making the eye of the flower.

Rudbeckias are easy to grow, so adaptable to many conditions. They thrive in sunny gardens and flowers beds, and are an outstanding ingredient in wildflower gardens and prairie landscapes. They combine well with blue and purple fall flowers like asters, and are great companions to ornamental grasses. There is a size for every need – dwarf varieties for the front of the garden and landscape varieties up to six feet or more. Rudbeckias are wonderful cut flowers as well, lasting two weeks or more in a vase.

There’s such a wide range of flower sizes and colors to choose from! Visit both our flower-filled patios to see all our annual and perennial Rudbeckia selections.

Ask our expert staff about the best Rudbeckias for your garden!

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These are the biggest flowers in the garden! Hardy hibiscus is another native plant that has flourished in gardens. These summer-flowering shrubs are about 5 ft high & wide with enormous flowers, easily 10-12 inches across. Each pink, white, or red flower lasts a day or two, but with lots of buds coming along, the plants stay in bloom from late summer to fall. Some varieties have blue-green or coppery-red leaves making them extra attractive.

Hardy hibiscus are related to the exotic tropical hibiscus which are patio and house plants here. But we can grow these hardy hibiscus hybrids in our gardens in Colorado. They will die back to the soil in winter and emerge again in late spring. Give them full sun and moist soil for a grand show of flowers. See our video about hibiscus here.

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Plant now for fall crops. Fresh shipments of kale, carrots, collards and herbs, cucumbers and squash are arriving every week. We have seed for fall too. Check our handy seed calendar to keep track of what to plant in July, August and September.

 

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All this month it’s Christmas in July in the City Floral gift shop. Wreaths, ornaments and lots of other holiday items are in a special shop-within-a-shop. The prices in this area start at 50% off. Pick up something special for this holiday season.

Holiday patterns, including Vietri’s Old Saint Nick and Reindeer plates, tableware and serving pieces are on sale right now! You’ve loved these pieces! Now is the time to get 30% Off! There are great prices on other Vietri patterns of gardens and flowers and their classic Italian styles. Fill in your collection of holiday entertaining pieces. Vietri makes wonderful a wedding gift too!

Garage Salegarage sale 60% 2

Come bargain hunting at City Floral’s annual garage sale. There are fountains, big pots, great prices on organic lawn food, terrific finds for your home and garden, and more holiday items. Huge discounts on discontinued chip-and-crack, scratch-and-dent, and holiday decorating.

Garage Sale open for limited hours on weekends only in July and August. Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns. All sales final.

 

GREAT BARGAINS!
Prices 60% OFF!

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 

#1 Perennials 
Buy 3, Get 20% Off
Buy 5, Get 30% Off
Your Total #1 Perennial Purchase
 
Offer Valid: Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31

Summer Shrubs, Shade Trees + Garden Rewards Specials – July 21, 2016

Summer Flowering Shrubs

hibiscus hardy pink flowerFlowering shrubs are a great way to add easy care color to the summer garden. City Floral has a wide selection of shrubs with summer bloom for sun or shade. These are handsome permanent additions to the garden. Many have attractive spring foliage and good fall color as well. There’s such a wide range of flower sizes and colors to choose from. Visit the south patio to see all our selections.

Hardy Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon

Plant some large-flowered hardy hibiscus in sunny locations. They will grow into tall shrubs with lots of flowers. Although they are related to the tender tropical hibiscus grown for patio pots, these will survive in the landscape through the winter. Bees love them too!

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For shady spots hydrangeas are star performers with long-lasting armloads of cream, white, blue or pink flowers. We have many varieties of mop-head, panicle, oakleaf and tree hydrangeas. The flowers can be admired in the garden, cut for vases, or left to dry for striking fall decorations indoors or outside.

 

 

 

Ask our garden experts about flowering shrubs for your home. We can help!

shade tree june 2011 tonya flickrCCby2.0 Shade Trees

Plant some shade trees for beauty and lower your air conditioning costs.

Frame your home with large trees. Maple, linden, catalpa, locust, poplar and oak will grow into big trees that will define the spaces and light in your landscape. Shade from trees can cool the house and lower air conditioning expenses. Shade for people and plants is welcome too, cooling the garden and creating interesting spots for planting. There will be a seasonal bonus when you select a variety with colorful autumn leaves. Deciduous trees shed their leaves in winter, allowing the sun to warm the home. And in the spring before the trees leaf out again, there is sunshine for early spring plants.

Stop in to see the outstanding variety of landscape and specimen trees on our south patio. While you are here, visit our parking lot sale for bargains up to 50% off on specially priced trees and shrubs. The sale includes limited selections of Amur Maple, Yew, Ginkgo, Juniper, Spruce, Pine, ‘Twisty Baby’ Locust, and Wisteria.

tree sale mugo pineWhite Bud Mugo Pine
$99.99, now $74.99

 

 

 

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$119.99, now $83.99

 

 

 

tree sale dwf ginkgoJade Butterflies Dwarf Gingko
$234.99, now $166.59

Top Photo: Shade tree/Tonya/Flickr/CCby2.0

New Vegetables for Fall Gardenscarrots kale

Start your fall vegetable garden. It’s time to plant again!

Fresh shipments of kale, carrots, collards and herbs cucumbers and squash are arriving this week. Plant now for fall crops. We have seed for fall too. Check our handy seed calendar to keep track of what to plant in July, August and September.

 

 

Christmas in July

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All this month it’s Christmas in July in the City Floral gift shop.

Wreaths, ornaments and lots of other holiday items are in a special shop-within-a-shop. The prices in this area start at 50% off. Pick up something special for this holiday season.

Holiday patterns, including Vietri’s Old Saint Nick and Reindeer plates, tableware and serving pieces are on sale right now! You’ve loved these pieces! Now is the time to get 30% Off! There are great prices on other Vietri patterns of gardens and flowers and their classic Italian styles. Fill in your collection of holiday entertaining pieces. Vietri makes wonderful a wedding gift too!

Garage Sale

Come bargain hunting at City Floral’s annual garage sale.

There are lots of big pots, great prices on organic lawn food, terrific finds for your home and garden, and more holiday items. Huge discounts on discontinued chip-and-crack, scratch-and-dent, and holiday decorating.

Garage Sale open for limited hours on weekends only in July and August. Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns. All sales final.

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GREAT BARGAINS!
Prices starting
at 50% OFF!

 

 

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 

All Shrubs 20% Off
(Limit 10)
 
   
Select Tree & Shrub Sale
Prices as Marked up to 50% Off
Sales Enclosure by West Parking Lot
 
 
Offer Valid: Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24

 

Tree & Shrub Sale, Ferns, Garage Sale + Garden Rewards Specials – July 14, 2016

trees shrubsTree & Shrub Sale

Plant some trees and shrubs in your landscape. They do so much to enhance your property! Well planted homes boost curb appeal, increase your property value and decrease your energy bills. They provide shade in the summer and shelter from the cold in the winter.

Stop in to see select trees and shrubs in our parking lot sale with bargains up to 50% off.


Ferns in the Gardenferns hardy

What to grow in the shade? Ferns! In the heat of summer, a cool leafy place is a great thing to have in the garden.

The forms and textures of ferns create a woodsy setting, calm and peaceful. They grow best in moist organic soils in the shade of trees and shrubs. The shady north side of the house is also a good location.

For colors beyond shades of green, plant Japanese Painted Fern, silvery Ghost Fern, or Autumn ferns with pink and russet tones in spring and fall. There are small delicate ferns like the Maidenhair, and robust Ostrich Plume ferns that are tall enough to form a hedge. Colorado has some native ferns that are good garden plants. City Floral has a collection of winter hardy ferns on the perennials patio, adjacent to other shade loving plants.

Create a shade garden, hang a hammock beneath the trees, and enjoy the summer. Ask our garden experts about shade gardening. We can help!


Christmas in July

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All this month it’s Christmas in July in the City Floral gift shop.

Wreaths, ornaments and lots of other holiday items are in a special shop-within-a-shop. The prices in this area start at 50% off. Pick up something special for this holiday season.

Holiday patterns, including Vietri’s Old Saint Nick and Reindeer plates, tableware and serving pieces are on sale right now! You’ve loved these pieces! Now is the time to get 30% Off! There are great prices on other Vietri patterns of gardens and flowers and their classic Italian styles. Fill in your collection of holiday entertaining pieces. Vietri makes wonderful a wedding gift too!


Garage Sale

GREAT BARGAINS!
Prices starting at 50% OFF!

Come bargain hunting at City Floral’s annual garage sale. Find something new for your home and garden, and more holiday cheer. Huge discounts on discontinued chip-and-crack, scratch-and-dent, and holiday decorating items.

Garage Sale open for limited hours on weekends only in July and August. Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns. All sales final.

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 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 
   
Select Tree & Shrub Sale
Prices as Marked up to 50% Off
Sales Enclosure by West Parking Lot
 

Hardy Ferns
20% Off
On the South Patio
Select Foliage Plants
Buy One, Get One FREE
(Equal or Lesser Value)
 

Select Perennials
Pots with Red Dot 20% Off
Pots with Yellow Dot 50% Off
North end of Rose House
 
 
Offer Valid: Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17

New Foliage, High Water-Low Water, Christmas in July + Garden Rewards Specials – July 6, 2016

New Foliage Arrivals

foliage houseSummer is time for patio living. Set the mood and create an inviting outdoor retreat with striking foliage plants. New shipments of large leaf philodendron, tropical figs, palms, ferns and many others are now here.

Use foliage plants for shade, for outdoor room dividers and screening, for accents and table tops. There are plants with rich textures and shades of green, from lime bright to almost black. Colored foliage will brighten the setting with splashes or stripes of red, gold, cream, pink and orange.

Stop in to see all the new plants and take home some favorites.

High Water – Aquatic Plants

aquatic 6Cool off this summer with a water garden. Make a small pond in a pot, or create a pond in the garden.

City Floral has plants for water gardens large or small. Check our aquatics department for floating plants, submerged plants and plants for pond edges. We have water lilies and many other flowering aquatics. Tall canna and elephant ear have large striped and patterned leaves. There are several kinds of cattails and rushes, and aquatic calla lilies.

All the needed supplies are here too, pumps and fountains, water conditioners, and mosquito control. Ask about starting and maintaining a water garden.

dish gardensLow Water Succulents

Another way to thrive in the summer garden is to plant with varieties adapted to hot dry weather.

Succulents and cactus are good choices for Colorado. They require less water and maintenance. There are groundcover and flowering varieties and outstanding specimens for accents. For landscapes, think of ice plant, yuccas and agaves. For patio pots and dish gardens the varieties and foliage colors are amazing. For some inspiring ideas, see our low water landscape Pinterest board.

Christmas in July

The City Floral gift shop is ready for the holidays. It’s Christmas in July.

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Vietri holiday patterns, including Old Saint Nick and Reindeer plates, tableware and serving pieces are on sale right now! There are great prices on other Vietri patterns of gardens and flowers and their classic Italian styles. Fill in your collection of holiday entertaining pieces. Vietri makes wonderful a wedding gift too! You’ve loved these pieces! Now is the time to get 30% Off!

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There’s more Christmas in July!
Ornaments, lights, table top decorations, mugs and tableware, garlands, wreaths, and lots of other holiday items are 50% Off.

 

Garage Sale

garage sale gnomeCome bargain hunting at City Floral’s annual garage sale. Find something new for your home and garden. Huge discounts on discontinued chip-and-crack, scratch-and-dent, and holiday decorating items.

Garage Sale open for limited hours on weekends only in July and August. Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns. All sales final.

GREAT BARGAINS!
Prices starting at 50% OFF!

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 

Select Foliage Plants
Buy One, Get One FREE
(Equal or Lesser Value)
 
Aquatic Plants
Buy 2 Get 1 Free
(Equal or Lesser Value)
 

Soil Mender Raised Bed Mix
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
All Vegetables
Buy One Get One FREE
 
 
Offer Valid: Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10

Red White & Blue Edition, Garage Sale + Garden Rewards Specials – June 30, 2016

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It’s everyone’s favorite summer celebration! Decorate the patio and brighten the garden for the 4th of July with our Annual Red, White and Blue Sale. Choose from the bright colors on the perennials patio, or pick up your tricolors from the selections of the annuals patio. There are red white and blue starred and striped petunias, blue and white salvia and lobelia, patriotic baskets and patio pots. We have banners and flags, colorful candles, patio lanterns and garden torches – everything you need for a summer evening celebration.

NOTE! Special Holiday Hours for Monday, the 4th of July.
We will be closing at 3 pm.

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Fruit Trees

green applesFresh home grown fruit is a special treat. Visit the South Patio to see our wonderful selection of hardy fruit trees. Plant an orchard of city-sized trees now – apples, cherries, pears, apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums – for a fabulous harvest later this season.

We have healthy container-grown trees in many sizes and varieties available including columnar apple trees, perfect for small spaces and urban settings. Compact and productive, columnar trees will grow to 8 feet tall and 3 feet wide.

Fruit Trees are now 30% off!

Garage Sale

garage sale 2016Come bargain hunting at City Floral’s annual garage sale. Find something new for your home and garden. Huge discounts on discontinued chip-and-crack, scratch-and-dent, and holiday decorating items.

Garage Sale open for a limited hours on weekends only in July and August. Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns. All sales final.

GREAT BARGAINS!
Prices starting at 50% OFF!

Summer Hours

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

*Sunday Hours have changed to the Summer Schedule.*
*We now open at 10 am on Sunday.*

Early Closing on the 4th of July at 3 pm

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

 

Red White and Blue Sale

Red Mandevilla, any size
 Hydrangea, Blooming Pot
#1 Blue Salvia
 All 25% OFF
 

All Vegetables

Buy One Get One FREE

Fruit Trees 

30% OFF
(Citrus excluded)
 
 
Offer Valid: Saturday July 2, Sunday July 3 and Monday July 4

4th of July Party, Fast Track Vegetables, Easy Flowers + Garden Rewards Specials – June 23, 2016

4th of July CelebrationsLobelia Flag

The 4th of July is here next weekend. Summer celebrations are on the way. Invite everyone over for a big All-American party. Fire up the grill. Decorate with red, white and blue. Fix all your favorite summer treats and encourage everyone to bring something to share.

Make the table bright and easy with shatterproof wine glasses and colorful indoor/outdoor tableware, tumblers and stemware. You’ll find them in the gift shop along with lots of 4th of July decorating ideas!

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It’s Not Too Late for Vegetables!

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Somehow summer has arrived and you haven’t even started your vegetable garden. It’s not too late! Take the fast track to summer vegetables.

Get some almost instant vegetables! We have tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, pumpkins and other vegetables in large #1 containers. These are established plants, full and flowering. Many have fruit already – tomatoes, eggplants and peppers ready to pick. You may have missed the seed planting dates, but we didn’t. These plants are halfway or more through their growing season. Plant them in the garden and containers now, and they will produce bountiful on-time harvests. What a treat!

If you are planting in raised beds or containers, pick up some soil mix. Soil Menders Raised Bed Mix is on special this weekend.

Need tips for growing summer vegetables? We can help!

Easy Summer Flowers

Hot and sunny gardens thrive with heat loving annuals.
Golden marigolds, cosmos in pink and white, and bright zinnias will bloom all summer. Browse the annuals patio for other sunshine flowers for beds and baskets. Denver has so much summer sunshine it would be a shame not to turn some of that warmth and energy into flowers.

Ask our annuals experts for recommendations!

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 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 
Melamine Tableware and Unbreakable Stemware
20% OFF
 

Marigolds
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
 

Premium Annuals
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
Soil Mender Raised Bed Mix
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
 
 
Offer Valid: Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26

 

Father’s Day, Summer Berries, Garden Lights + Rewards Specials – June 16, 2016

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Celebrate Father’s Day with time in the garden. Your backyard is the place for party space, play space, picnics and barbecues.

Make it a great weekend. If you have company coming, we have table decor and summer serving pieces. There’s garden art to dress up the yard and all kinds of plants to fill the green spaces. Plant an apple tree for Dad or treat him to some new varieties of his favorite plants. There are trees and shrubs, grapevines and hops, and flowers of all kinds.
Can’t decide? A gift card is always great!

Celebrations include good things to eat! City Floral’s gift shop is the place to find new barbecue sauces, spicy pepper sauces and salsas, and tangy mustards. Pick up some tasty pickles from The Real Dill, Denver’s favorite pickle producer. For summer sipping, try one of our savory Bloody Mary mixes or ciders. We have garden games and card games and wonderful toys for a family day in the garden. Come see the fun!

Photo: University of Delaware Carvel REC /Flickr/CC2.0

Summer Berries

ice cream strawberry pie Wilerson S Andrade flickrCCbySA2.0Summer tastes like strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream, raspberries and whipped cream, and blackberry tarts.

Do you grow berries and brambles for all these summer treats?

 

 

Strawberries strawberries

Plant some strawberries in sunny border or straw bale. ‘Ogallala’ is an everbearing strawberry, producing fruit all summer. Make the border extra decorative with pink flowered strawberries!

 

 

Brambles

berry blackberry smRaspberries and blackberries are bramble berries. Give them room to ramble! They will grow into large berry patches. They tend to be prickly, but ‘Apache Thornless’ is a blackberry without the bite. Raspberries are red – or gold!

Need advice on growing berries? We can help!

Photo: Pie/Wilerson S Andrade/Flickr/CCbySA2.0

THIS SATURDAY!!
Park Hill Garden Walk
June 18
10 am to 4 pm

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Summer is time for garden tours!
Join us at the Park Hill Garden Walk again this year.
City Floral is proud to be a sponsor of this community event.
Here’s a link for details.

Summer Evenings with Candlelight and Lanterns

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It’s summer! Linger with friends on the patio until long after dark .

Add some evening glow with candle lanterns, solar lighting or strings of patio lights.
We have lots of choices for table top lanterns and candles, or hanging lanterns.
Swing by the gift shop for stylish ways to light up the night.

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Photo top: Matt Wall/Flickr/CC2.0

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 
 
Patio Pots
20% OFF
 
Strawberry Plants
20% OFF
 

Fruiting Vines & Shrubs
Grapes, Brambles and more
20% OFF
 

Select Petunias
Buy One Get One FREE
While Supplies Last
 
Offer Valid: Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19

 

 

 

Perennials, Watering, Kids in the Garden + Rewards Specials – June 9, 2016

Summer Perennials

Perennials summerSummer is here, filled with warm days and lots of flowers in the perennial garden.

The south patio at City Floral has the season’s full selection of perennial flowers and foliage plants. Come see the huge variety of plants available for long-lasting landscapes. Perennials come back year after year, growing larger and more deeply rooted with time. They will reward you with a summer full of flowers to brighten the yard, or to cut to brighten the house. For shady spots, we have ferns, and hostas, and even flowers.

Be sure to get some of these classic summer perennials:

  • Sunny daisy flowers – Shasta Daisy, Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan
  • Flowering spires – Delphinium, Salvia, Penstemon
  • Bouquets in the garden – Phlox, Queen Anne’s Lace, Columbines
  • Great foliage – Hostas, Rodgersia, Ornamental Grasses

Ask our garden experts about growing perennials!

Watering in the Summer

hoses colorsSummer time means watering lawns, vegetables and flowers. Are you prepared?
Between the summer thunderstorms, your garden will need watering. Have your hoses grown old and leaky? Do you need a new sprinkler?

We have everything you need to make watering easier – and even colorful. Select from rainbow bright hoses, watering wands and spray nozzles. Find a new sprinkler and buy a rain barrel. For spot watering and hanging baskets, nothing beats a good watering can. Choose one large or small, in colors or shiny steel and copper. Keeping the vegetables watered is a simple task with drip hoses or sprinkler hoses. Have a tricky watering problem? Ask us about solutions to keep the garden summer happy.

Summertime Kids

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It’s summer! The kids are outside in the sun and the landscape. And in the dirt, and the water, and playing with bugs. Enjoy the summer with them. Grow something together. Read a book together about flowers or vegetables or insect collecting. Stop by City Floral’s children’s section for plants, seeds, children’s garden tools, bug houses, story and coloring books, magnifying glasses or a great sprinkler!

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Photo: Sprinkler Leap 1/Gordon/Flickr/CC-SA2.0

Park Hill Garden Walk
June 18
10 am to 4 pm

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Summer is time for garden tours!
Join us at the Park Hill Garden Walk again this year.
City Floral is proud to be a sponsor of this community event.
Here’s a link for details.

Father’s Day is coming soon!

gloves carharttRemember June 19 is Father’s Day!
We have gifts for the gardening Dad in your family.

Gloves, tools, clippers, snippers, rakes and pruners, and of course, plants of all kinds.

 

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

 
#1 Perennials
Buy 3 Get 1 FREE
 

20% Off Any Hose
(Limit 1)
 
Offer Valid: Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12

 


Grilling Vegetables, Impatiens, Succulents + Rewards Specials- June 2, 2016

5 Ways to Grill Your Garden Vegetables

Summer is grilling season. Along with the steaks and BBQ chicken, grill some vegetables!Parillada de Verduras Jonathan Pincas

Do you grow vegetables for grilling?
Plant a grilling garden this summer. Include some of our wonderful peppers – Corno di Toro, Cubanelle, Poblano and Shishito peppers are all outstanding grilling varieties. Choose some large firm beefsteak type tomatoes. We recommend Brandywines, Big Boy and Better Boy, Big Beefsteak, and heirlooms Mortgage Lifter, Black Krim, and Cherokee Purple. Be sure to have some big eggplants and plenty of squash to grill, and lots of delicious sweet corn. Come to the vegetables greenhouse and stock up!

Grilling adds summer flavor to everything. The fire adds smoky charcoal savor and caramelizes the sugars in vegetables. As you harvest your garden this summer, think about grilling some of that homegrown produce. Try some of these methods:

  • Skewers – Cut the vegetables in pieces and line them up on skewer for kabobs. Anything goes!
  • Foil Packets – Put vegetables and flavorings in a foil package. Potatoes and green beans are great this way.
  • In a Pan – Cook them fast and hot, and save all the delicious juices in a pan.
  • On a Rack or a Screen – Cook close to the fire without the risk of the vegetables slipping through the bars. Even small vegetables can be grilled safely.
  • On the Grill – Cook large tomatoes, peppers, corn on the cob, and slices of eggplant directly on the grill, just like a steak.

As you plant vegetables this weekend, include vegetables for grilling!

marinade hindyg Grow Lots of Fresh Herbs for Summer Cooking

For the most delicious flavor, oil or marinade the vegetables before they go on the grill. Pick up some City Floral herbs to add savor. For tomato recipes we have dozens of basil varieties, and rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano for creating gourmet rubs for poultry and meats.

it’s so easy to grow some herbs in a pot or plant an herb garden for summer cooking. Include them in salad dressing, barbecue sauce, and basting sauce. Have you tried making some herbal vinegars and herb salts to spice up the summer menu? Grow it and grill it!

Photo: Vegetables on grill/Jonathan Pincas/Flickr/CC2.0;Herb Marinade/hindyg/Flickr/CC2.0

Impatiens for Color in Shade or Sun

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‘Painted Paradise’ New Guinea Impatiens

Impatiens are the most popular summer flowering annual. City Floral has traditional impatiens and the newest New Guinea hybrid varieties, with large flowers and a huge variety of colors. For cool shady areas, come see all the colors available in the Super Elfin series. They are dwarf in height but spread vigorously. New Guinea hybrids will take more sun and bloom freely. Remember to keep all impatiens evenly moist. We have more varieties for you, single flowers and double flowers, with plain and fancy foliage, and improved disease resistance. Ask our garden experts for recommendations.

High and Dry with Succulents

succulent basketCheck out our impressive succulent hanging baskets!

Denver gardeners grow beautiful gardens at high altitude with low rainfall. It can be challenging. Succulents are a great choice for Denver because they fit right in with the climate. These are plants that are naturally adapted to hot arid growing conditions. There is enough variety in this group to create terrifically interesting hanging baskets.

Use them in landscaping too. Succulents offer creeping groundcovers, cushions of spurge, and enough varieties of hens-and-chicks to make a landscape tapestry. Look for the succulents baskets in the greenhouses. Ask on the perennial patio about hardy succulents for sturdy landscapes. For more ideas, visit the Western Gardens at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and see photos of home gardens on our Pinterest board.

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

 
2 1/2 Inch Squash Plants 
Buy One, Get One Free
Petunias, Full Flat, One Variety
$10 Off
 
Photo: Squash/kirybabe/Flickr/CC2.0
 
 
Offer Valid: Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5

 

Vegetables Now, Flowering Perennials, Tropical Accents + Rewards Specials – May 26, 2016

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What do you want? Lots of fresh healthy delicious vegetables! When do you want them? Now!!

It’s prime time to plant all the vegetables. Salad greens to warm weather tomatoes and peppers to berries and winter squash and pumpkins, all are ready to go into the garden. You will be off to a great start with these City Floral grown plants. They are big and healthy and many already have fruit started – strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and even the watermelons!

We are terrifically proud of the many varieties of tomatoes and peppers grown at City Floral. There is something for everyone. We have small tomatoes for growing in containers and huge tomatoes for robust gardeners and large spaces. Choose from mild peppers, spicy peppers, super-hot peppers, pickling peppers, with new varieties still arriving. Pick up your favorites and then add something new.

Accent the fresh flavdill mintor of your homegrown produce with some fresh herbs. You will find all the classic kitchen herbs here, along with others from all over the world for true international flavor.

Photo: Tomatoes/taylorandayumi/Flickr/CC2.0

Flowers with Staying Power

ChBG - Rosa Dble KnOut, Nepeta 'Joanna Reed' KM FlickrPerennial flowers bloom this year and will be back next year too. Along with annual flowers, plant some perennials. Shop the south patio for hardy flowers that have summer bloom, then overwinter and repeat for years.

They provide a long season of interest, coming up early in the spring to provide a bit of green before it is warm enough to plant annual flowers, and often bloom late summer and into early fall.

Established perennials have deeper roots than annuals, which helps them to withstand dry spells. Perennials will give you more perennials- mature clumps can be divided into smaller pieces and spread around the landscape for even more color. Come see the perennial flowers in bloom now and ask our garden experts about using perennials in your garden.

Photo: KM/Flickr/CC2.0

Tropical Highlights for Patios

Tropical Plants for Patio Pots

tropical foliage plantsSpice up your patio pots with tropical color. Tropical foliage plants, flowering vines and tropical flowers are great additions to containers for the summer months.
fatsia impatiensLarge tropical leaves and flowers add height and drama to containers of summer flowering annuals. The scale of tropical leaves is big, with exciting leaf shapes, textures and color patterns. If you love big flowers, add hibiscus. For outdoor patio pots, come indoors and find something exotic in our greenhouses.

 

splashing rain Karl-Ludwig Poggemann flickrRain Barrels are In!

Save some of the rain to use for your garden and lawn this summer.

Colorado’s new rain barrel law allows you to have up to two 55-gallon rain barrels to store water for landscape use. City Floral now has rain barrels and the fittings you need to set up a water storage system. With rain barrels for the plants, you can cut back on the use of city drinking water. It’s good for the water bill and good for the garden.

Photo:Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/Flickr/CC by SA 2.0

Lobelia FlagMemorial Day Monday
Closing Early at 3pm

Journey to Your Own Habitat Hero Haven

Saturday, June 4 at 11 AM

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Don Ireland Habitat Hero programOur speaker, Don Ireland, Habitat Hero Guide, helped his HOA reduce their water consumption by 15 million gallons a year, while saving money and creating a beautiful neighborhood. Come learn how!

Call to sign up now! We need a minimum of 5 people to sign up for the seminar by 5 pm on Thursday, June 2nd. Call the store at 303 399-1177 to register. If this quota is not met, the class will be postponed and we will email you. Cancellations must be made no later than 5 pm, Thursday, March 2nd. You can sign up for the class until it starts on Saturday, June 4.

Photo: Monarch Butterfly/Paolo Costa Baldi/Wikimedia CC3.0

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Geraniums, Patio Pots, Veggies + Rewards Specials – May 20, 2016

Geraniums Galore

What’s wonderful about geraniums? Everything!

Geraniums are versatile, love the sun, and bloom in some of the brightest colors on earth. Even the leaves are pretty! They are great in landscape beds, containers and hanging baskets. The City Floral greenhouses and patio are filled with geraniums of every type and color. Come in now for the widest selection of top quality plants.

 

 

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These are the classic garden varieties with large clusters of flowers that rise above the foliage. They have round leaves, sometimes marked with eye-catching colors. Flowers can be solid colors, stripes, speckled or streaked. There are double or even star-shaped flowers too. You will find the brightest colors here with reds and neon pinks that could stop traffic!

 

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Regal Geraniums
Regal Geraniums are also called Martha Washington geraniums. The flowers are larger with splotches, veins and patterns. The leaves are toothed and sometimes fragrant.

 

 

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Ivy Geraniums
Trailing Ivy Geraniums are magnificent in hanging baskets. Flowers are smaller but plentiful. The leaves come in many shapes and markings.

Super Easy Patio Pots

HGTV Expressions Annuals Friendly Fusion PurplePick a color combination, pick a pot or pack, and plant a pre-designed patio pot. These garden combinations have everything you need for the perfect summer container.

The garden designers at Confetti Gardens and HGTV’s One-Step Gardens have created such an easy solution to planting patio pots, flower boxes and garden beds. They have selected special collections of flowering annuals for you. Choose from a variety of color themes for sun or shade.
Each pot has 3-4 varieties of annuals planted in combination, established and ready to take off. Just take them home, plant them in your favorite bed or container, and enjoy the flowers.

Prime Time!
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We are fully stocked with everything for the vegetable garden and now is the time to get everything planted.

Salad greens and cucumbers, dozens and dozens of tomatoes and peppers, beans and corn, melons and squash and eggplant, along with berries and herbs of every flavor, we have what you need for fresh delicious food from your garden. Take your favorite varieties home this weekend and get started on some great eating!

Photo: Joel Washing/Flickr/CC2.0

Journey to Your Own Habitat Hero Haven
Saturday, June 4 at 11 AM

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Build a beautiful nature refuge at home, for yourself, your community, and all the pollinators, wildlife and birds. Along with the beauty, you will get lower water bills and the satisfaction of knowing you have created habitat diversity and improved your neighborhood. This is a free program for nature lovers, homeowners, HOA members, community organizations and anyone interested in urban environments.

Don Ireland Habitat Hero programOur speaker, Don Ireland, Habitat Hero Guide, helped his HOA reduce their water consumption by 15 million gallons a year, while saving money and creating a beautiful neighborhood. Come learn how!

Sign up now! We need a minimum of 5 people to sign up for the seminar by 5 pm on Thursday, June 2nd. Call the store at 303 399-1177 to register. If this quota is not met, the class will be postponed and we will email you. Cancellations must be made no later than 5 pm, Thursday, March 2nd. You can sign up for the class until it starts on Saturday, June 4.

Photo: Monarch Butterfly/Paolo Costa Baldi/Wikimedia CC3.0

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Summer Petunias, Summer Vines + Rewards Specials – May 13, 2016

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Supertunias ‘Vista Fuchsia’ and ‘Vista Bubblegum’

Petunias for Summer

Colorful petunias are the floral heartbeat of summer – reliable, adaptable and strong. They’ve been charming us for decades with their easy care, continuous bloom and wide spectrum of colors.

For lots of color at great prices, head for the pack petunias on the annuals patio. These seed-grown varieties are terrific in all your sunny flower beds. Grandiflora petunias have large wavy flowers, as large as 3-4″ across. Multiflora petunias are a more compact with smaller flowers but prolific bloom, often covering the plant. Floribundas are hybrids of these two types, with many of the best features of both. Spreading petunias ‘Wave’ and ‘Easy Wave’ are also seed-grown pack varieties. They grow rapidly, covering the ground and trailing from baskets. Keep all these petunias tidy with mid-summer pruning and remove spent blooms to keep them flowering all summer.

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Supertunia ‘Raspberry Blast’

For outstanding all-weather performance, the newest colors and the strongest genetics, shop the premium petunias. These are top performing new varieties grown from selected cuttings. Premium petunias are grown in 4 1/2″ pots. Varieties of ‘Cascadia’, ‘Supertunia’, and ‘Surfina’ petunias make beautiful container plants, hanging baskets and ground cover plantings. There are some astonishing colors in this group, neon brights, veins and stripes, star-patterns, contrasting edges, and watercolor blends. Plants spread up to 3-5 feet across, covering flower beds and cascading from containers and hanging baskets. Premium
petunias are vigorous, heat tolerant and bloom all season with no need to deadhead the old flowers. They deliver the best value for maximum color and impact in the garden.

petunias benchPlant petunias in full sun, with a little afternoon shade perhaps. Create summer patio pots and baskets with combinations of petunias and other sun-loving annuals. Water them when the soil surface feels dry, so that they are moist but not wet. To keep petunias in full bloom, fertilize containers weekly and flower beds twice a month. Visit Pinterest online to preview some of the many varieties of petunias at City Floral. When you come in, our expert staff is glad to help you with all your selections and questions.

Top & Middle Photos: Proven Winners

Summer Flowering Vines & Climbing Roses

Flowering vines are another wonderful summer garden feature. Plant some for striking vertical accents and the pleasure of flowers right at eye level. Perennials, annuals, tropicals, and roses all have selections of summer climbers.

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Clematis

On the perennials patio, look for Clematis in blue, purple, pink, burgundy or white. Sweet-scented honeysuckles bloom pink and gold and red. Ask us about climbing hydrangea, akebia and other perennial vines too.

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Morning Glory

Among the annuals and in the seed department, look for nasturtium, scarlet runner bean, morning glory and black-eyed Susan vine. Annual vines are rapid growers. Give them plenty of sunlight and regular fertilizer. For a night-blooming vine with a bloom like a huge white morning glory, plant a moon flower!

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Passionflower

Go vertical on the veranda too. Tropical vines grow well in containers. Give them a trellis or other support to climb on, and just wait for the flowers. Passion Flower, mandevilla, trumpet vine, bougainvillea and star jasmine are all good climbers. Choose a fragrant vine for romantic summer evenings on the patio.

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Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can scramble up pillars and pergolas, and sprawl on porches and into trees in masses of flowers. The Colorado climate limits our choice of climbing roses but there are still wonderful varieties for the Denver area. Visit the rose house to see them, and ask our rose experts about planting and caring for climbing roses.

Trellising and Arbors and other Support for Climbers
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CFLandscape pergolaVines need support to get off the ground and into the air. Lightweight annual vines may
need nothing more than a network of garden twine. Vigorous perennial vines and climbing roses often need the robust support of a permanent arbor or gazebo to support their weight. And there are all kinds of decorative garden items for vines as well.

You will find everything you need to grow vines to perfection at City Floral. If you have a garden construction project in mind, check with our landscape department.

Vining Vegetables

Vining vegetables can produce a lot of food in a small space by growing UP.

plumping up nicely ruth hartnup flickrCC2.0Get more produce from cucumbers, beans, peas, melons, peppers, and tomatoes by growing them on a vertical support. The plants will get more light throughout the plant, better air circulation, and the produce will be easier to pick. We have tomato cages and more to support your growing garden.

Browse City Floral for an amazing array of other delicious vegetables, herbs and vines.

Photo: Ruth Hartnup/Flickr/CC2.0

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Colorful Hanging Baskets & Annuals + Rewards Specials – May 5, 2016

Colorful Flowers in Hanging Baskets

flowering hanging basketsCelebrate May with some hanging baskets filled with flowers. They make a great Mother’s Day gift and a great gift for yourself! City Floral has hundreds of blooming baskets in every color combination, with selections for shade or sun.

Petunias, geraniums, and all the sun-loving baskets are on the north patio and greenhouses. We have baskets of bright combinations or pastel blends or single color creations, all of them bursting with buds and flowers.

Indoors you will find baskets of richly colored shade-loving begonias, impatiens, fuchsias and more. Add some hanging ferns and make an aerial garden even in the most softly lit areas of your garden.

Hanging baskets provide an out-size bounty of leaves and flowers from their small pots. Remember to check them often and keep them well watered. When hot weather arrives, you may need to water twice a day. Remove spent blooms and fertilize them weekly for more flowers. Proven Winners has more tips on caring for hanging baskets here.

Time to Plant Warm Season Annuals

impatiens begonias basketsIt will soon be mid-May and the frosty nights will be gone.The flowers we all love, impatiens and zinnias, geraniums and petunias and all the wonderful array of warm season annuals are ready to go into the garden.

It’s wall to wall color here at City Floral! The greenhouses are fully stocked and overflowing with fresh annuals of all kinds. There are colors for every garden design, and varieties for every spot in the landscape from hot full sun to cool shady glade.

Come wander through our patios and greenhouses to find just the right flowers for your yard and containers. We can help you with expert advice on plant selections, color combinations and the best garden care practices.

 

Ask us about new varieties, find your old favorites, and get everything you need

for the prettiest garden ever.

Beautiful Roses

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Rose ‘Whimsy’

Summer is coming and the roses are starting to bloom.

We have a special selection of roses at City Floral. The crop is thriving. Bloom time is a great time to make your selections. From miniature roses to shrub roses to climbing roses, the colors and fragrances will enchant you. We have hybrid tea roses, shrub roses and a terrific collection of David Austin English roses, all selected for top performance
in the Denver climate. If you love roses, you need to visit our rose house soon.

Take a rose to someone special for Mother’s Day!
Or get her a City Floral Gift Card.

 

 

Homegrown Peppers!

peppers on benchWe have peppers, dozens and dozens of peppers, sweet, mild, hot, very hot and YIKES!

For fresh homegrown heat and flavor, pick a peck of our peppers. There are peppers for stuffing, for chili, for sauces and pickling. We have salad peppers from around the world, and enough hot varieties to tempt the most adventurous cooks. Visit the vegetable greenhouse for peppers, and tomatoes, and an amazing array of other delicious vegetables, herbs and vines.

Extended Hours for Spring
Open Daily at 9 am

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

Beat the weekend crowds!
Unofficially – we are open at 8 am on Saturday & Sunday!

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

 
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$5 OFF
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Offer Valid: Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8

Roses for Sale Now! + Rewards Specials – April 29, 2016

rose-festival-chocolate-roses-teenyscarletRUN FOR THE ROSES!

City Floral grown roses will be released for sale April 30! Come in this weekend and see our gorgeous crop of roses in the rose house.

rose barbra streisandRoses, the Queen of the Flowers, are ready to go into the garden in May.
There are more than 50 wonderful varieties waiting for you in the rose house right now! Hybrid Tea, Miniature, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Knockout, and Austin English Roses, with Flower Carpet, Climbing Roses, Tree Roses, and more arriving weekly.

There are roses in amazing colors, with fragrances from sweet to spicy, and in varieties for every purpose. If you are a container gardener or looking for roses for patio pots, come see the miniature and compact varieties with bloom through the summer. Plant a traditional rose garden or a flowering hedge. There are even roses for those shaded locations in the garden. While most roses require 5-6 hours of sunlight, Knockout roses will bloom with just 2- 3 hours of sun. We’ve got the garden covered from ground level to the heights with hardy groundcover roses and climbing roses that bring the flowers and fragrance up into the air.
rose teasing georgia cristina flickrVisit our website for a list of City Floral Roses for 2016. You will find notes about color and fragrance, and for pictures of the varieties see our Rose Pinterest board. Roses are not difficult to plant or care for, and have brighter colors and fewer diseases in our Colorado climate. We are glad to help you with all your rose gardening concerns and questions. We promise you a rose garden!

 

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Protecting Vegetable Crops

Fresh homegrown vegetables are so good to eat. Deer and rabbits and bugs love them too.hoop house USDACC2.0 crop sm

You can protect your vegetables with floating row cover, garden tunnels, hotcaps, or netting. The covers help keep in the warmth when temperatures are cool, and the bugs and birds out during the growing season.

Row cover and tunnels are good for excluding spinach leafminer, aphids, leafhoppers, cabbageworm, cabbage looper, and many other insects. Floating row cover is light weight and translucent. It’s easy to install and adjust as plants grow. With arched supports you can create a tunnel to protect your plants all season. Hotcaps and cloches are individual coverings for each plant. Made of fabric, glass, plastic, or even recycled milk jugs, they protect young plants and get them off to a good start. Netting comes in many types, some fine enough to keep out insects. And when the strawberries are ripe, or the fruit is sweetening on the tree, you will be glad to have netting to keep the birds from stealing the fruit.

Be prepared for this late snowy weather! We are well stocked with medium weight Frost Guard for cold protection.

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Spring Lawn Care

child on lawn Tamaki Sono FlickrThe world is turning green again. Grass is growing at last. Time to pay attention to the lawn.

Apply fertilizer for strong healthy turf. Use a blended fertilizer with both quickly available and slow release nitrogen. We have several top brands and would be happy to tell you about them. If you are concerned about weeds in your lawn, talk to our lawn product manager for help in selecting the right product for weed control .

It’s time for core aeration and overseeding too. City Floral has a dozen lawn seed blends and Lawn Patch for small bare spots. Sod will be here soon.

Remember to sharpen the mower blades before that first mowing for a good clean cut, and set the mowing height to 2 1/2 to 3 inches throughout year.

We have fertilizer spreaders available to you with your purchase of fertilizer!

Photo: Tamaki Sono/Flickr/CC2.0

Mother’s Day Ideas

crabapple pink Ted FlickrNext Sunday is Mother’s Day. If gardening is part of her life, come to City Floral to find the perfect gift.

Bring the children and pick out some plants for her garden. The south patio is filled with flowering trees, shrubs and perennials. The north patio overflows with pansies and hundreds of colorful annuals. In between you will find a huge selection of tomatoes and vegetables, houseplants and hanging baskets.

Does she need some new garden tools? Some great new ceramic fragrance Botanical Gardenpots, or a fountain? Browse in the gift shop too for vases, fragrances, and garden style hats and scarves.

Check our Pinterest board of Mother’s Day Ideas for easy garden-themed gifts to make with your children. For a special treat, pick up a kid’s Garden Cupcake Kit in the gift shop to make cupcakes in little flower pots. Make it a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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Offer Valid: Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1
 

Fountains and Containers + Rewards Special – April 22, 2016

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Every garden has room for a fountain. You can even put one on your balcony. They are lovely to look at, soothing to hear, and make us feel cool on a hot day.

Stop by to see all the fountain styles at City Floral. Our expert staff can advise you on selection and installation for basins and pools, wall fountains and disappearing fountains and more. Disappearing fountains are easy to set up and fun to decorate with rocks and plants at the base.

Water liles and other floating plants for ponds can be found in our aquatics department, along with pumps and fountain heads, even tadpoles. We have everything you need to add a water feature to your landscape.

Using Big Bold Containers for Garden Style

Go Bold this year with some really impressive container gardens.


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Think tall, think big, and fill them with colorful annuals and striking foliage plants.

City Floral has large pottery pots in all colors and an amazing variety of glazes and finishes. Set a beautiful container overflowing with petunias by the front door to greet your guests with color and fragrance. A row of big containers looks great on a patio or along the driveway. They can be a great way to create a small area for entertaining within a larger landscape.

Talk with our staff about container selections or special orders, and tap their expert knowledge on texture and color combinations for beautiful containers that will look great all summer.

Photos: Courtesy of Proven Winners

Best Veggies for Container Growing

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Broccoli

There are lots of reasons to grow crops in pots, truly moveable feasts. Herbs look great in pots and would be so handy on the patio next to the grill. Tomatoes too. Salad greens are easy and decorative. They can be tucked into your patio pots with the flowers, or grown in pretty pots of their own. Even if you have space in the landscape for a vegetable garden, you may want to grow some in containers for the convenience and fun. And if you don’t have a dirt garden, you can still have a productive vegetable garden in pots!

So what to grow? There are many container-size seed selections for food gardeners, everything from carrots to pumpkins. The seed and vegetable starts at City Floral include selections of these dwarf varieties. Standard size vegetables can be grown in containers too if they are given enough room. Be generous, use large containers and don’t overcrowd them with too many plants.

How many plants in a pot? Imagine 5 gallon bucket or a large pot of about 18″. Plant one tomato per container, or one big cabbage, pepper, or green bean. Provide a stake or trellis for support if needed. You can plant 2 to 4 lettuce, spinach, chard, broccoli, cucumbers or peas per pot. Direct seed into the pot for beets, carrots, radishes, lettuce and other greens.

If tomatoes are your passion, City Floral has dozens of varieties of tomatoes in several sizes. Check them out in the greenhouse now, and preview the varieties on the Tomatoes 2016 Pinterest board. Learn more about growing tomatoes at our class on Saturday, April 23.

Do you have lots of questions? We have lots of answers and love to help you!

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Pick a chick!new hampshire red pullets

We still have spring chicks for your new flock, with new chicks added every week. The New Hampshire Reds are now young pullets, which means you will have fresh eggs sooner than you think!

 

 

 

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Colorful Spring Shrubs + Rewards Specials – April 15, 2016

Spring Flowering Shrubs

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Lilac

Spring flowering shrubs are some of the most beloved plants in the garden. Think about forsythia and lilacs! Flowering almond, quince and broom have branches covered with tiny flowers. Fragrant daphne scents the garden in spring with pink and white flowers on leafy shrubs that are attractive all summer. For large flowers, look for rhododendron and magnolia. Habitat gardeners will love native shrubs that bloom in the spring including Apache Plume and Serviceberry. Need ideas for shrubs for your garden style? Talk to our expert staff on the south patio.

Check back often as new shrubs arrive weekly!

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Broom

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Daphne

 

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Forsythia

Pruning Flowering Shrubs in the Springpruning

Why prune? Shrubs are pruned to encourage more abundant flowering and to keep the plants in shape to fit your landscape.

This year’s flowers on spring blooming shrubs were actually formed last summer on new growth. To encourage new growth this summer for more flowers next year, prune the shrubs after they have finished flowering this spring. As they bloom, remove the spent flowers to keep the plant vigorous and attractive. When the bloom is all finished, prune the plant back. It’s the perfect time to shape the shrub too. You can restrict the width for smaller spaces or encourage spreading growth where there is room. Learn more about pruning techniques and recommendations for spring blooming shrubs with this Colorado Master Gardeners information sheet.

Remember whenever you prune to use clean sharp tools which are the right size to cut the branches easily, and protect your hands with sturdy garden gloves. Ask our expert staff about pruning and tools. We can help!

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aquawrap wall of water tomatoProtecting Early Tomato Plantings

Tomatoes love warmth- warm air, warm soil. Cool temperatures stop their growth and they are easily killed by even a light frost. Usually gardeners in Colorado wait until late May to plant tomatoes in the garden. If you are eager to get a head start, you can plant tomatoes earlier if you provide them with a safe warm home.

One easy way to create a warmer environment, safe from frost, is to plant early tomatoes in a wall-of-water barrier over a black plastic mulch. The black plastic will absorb the heat of the sun and warm the soil. The ring of water-filled tubes protects the plant from cold wind and frosty temperatures even down into the mid-teens. Select transplants that are the right size for the wall; if the tops of the plants stick out, they can freeze.

City Floral has dozens of varieties of tomatoes in several sizes. Check them out in the greenhouse now, and preview the varieties on the Tomatoes 2016 Pinterest board. Learn more about growing tomatoes at our class on Saturday, April 23.

Spring Perennials + Rewards Specials – April 8, 2016

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 
FREE 4″ Tomato 
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Chicken Feed, all brands
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Spring Perennials + Rewards Specials – April 8, 2016

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The Perennial Patio is now open with a selection of plants for spring bloom and handsome foliage. Come see the variety of groundcovers, border plants, foliage plants and flowers for every spot in the garden, from shady corners to sunny hot spots. Many of the spring bloomers are only at their peak in cool weather and retreat into dormancy in hot summers. They are a springtime treat.

Get some now! For summer joy, plant warm season perennials now and enjoy the bloom in months to come.

Check back often as new perennials arrive weekly to fill up this department!

 

Salad Greens & Redschard

Spring in the vegetable garden is time for salads.

Cool season vegetables are here in abundance. We have dozens of greens, lettuce in green and red, mesclun, raddichio, chard, arugula, kale, spinach, purslane, tangy mustard and nasturtium. Plant a variety of greens for flavorful delicious salads. Pick up some fresh herbs too from the great selection at City Floral. Add herbs to your cooking for the gourmet touch and make a fresh salad dressing for all those crisp greens.

There are lots of other cold weather veggies to plant in April. Cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli are planted now for harvesting in early summer. The cabbage family includes pak choi, collards, kohlrabi and turnips.

Fresh Herb Creamy Salad Dressing
½ cup sour cream or yogurt
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup chopped fresh herb leaves, such as: basil, parsley, dill, marjoram, or oregano
1 TB white wine vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
1 garlic clove, chopped
½ green onion, about 2-3 tablespoons

Pulse the ingredients in a food processor for 1 minute until the dressing is creamy.

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Raising Chickens In The City

This week’s spring chicks have arrived. We have Gold Star, Brahma, Austrolorp Black, Barred Rock, and Ameraucana this week. There are a few New Hampshire Red chicks available from last week. Take home some chicks to start your flock of laying hens. Fresh eggs!

 

 

 

 

 

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April Planting + Rewards Specials – April 1, 2016

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As we enjoy time outdoors again, plant a cold tolerant patio pot that will last through freezes until Mother’s Day.

Spring color is starting to bloom with pansies leading the way. Low growing and trailing pansies are the foundation of colorful spring container. To add some vertical interest to spring containers, look to poppies, stock, snapdragons and ranunculus. The color selections for each are terrific, from bright neon intense to soft pastel. They grow well in cool weather, bouncing back quickly from wintery spells to bloom throughout spring. You will find these and other spring flowers on the Annuals Patio.

We are opening the Perennials Patio this weekend with a selection of early season items. Many early spring perennials will be blooming soon, providing a low carpet of color. Forsythia, magnolia and other early blooming shrubs contribute accents and height to the spring landscape. Check back often as new inventory arrives weekly to fill up this department!

Photo: Richard Gillin/Flickr/CC2.0

red and white onionsSpring Onions

Fresh onions are special. Be sure to include them in your vegetable garden. You can even grow them in containers. We have seed for a number of varieties, and sets and transplants for many more. Harvest bunching onions and chives this spring, with shallots, large onions and leeks later in the year. Ask us about the best varieties to use fresh or to grow for storage.

There are lots of other cold weather veggies to plant now. It’s a great time to plant a variety of greens, peas and broccoli to get started on an early harvest in your vegetable garden.

Photo: Alice Henneman/Flickr/CC2.0

Chicks are here!baby chicks

Spring chickens have arrived.

We have several kinds and all the supplies you need. Ask our staff about how to prepare a home for your chicks. And join us for the class on April 16.

Photo: Kabsik Park/Flickr/CC2.0

 

 

bees on asterBee Reminder

As you plan your garden for the year, remember the bees. Choose some flowers and shrubs that will keep them happy and well fed. Take a look at our Pinterest board of plants recommended for bees in Colorado. You will find ideas for using bee plants in landscape plantings as well as close up shots of the flowers.

 

 

 

Beer Garden for Home Brewers on Saturday, April 9 at 11 amCO-Brew, Denver

Are you interested in craft beer?
Come to City Floral on April 9th to learn about home brewing from Will Brant, Head Brewer of CO-Brew Denver. He will talk about the challenges of brewing, styles of beer, recipes, brewing equipment, and beer ingredients including hops and flavors. Many plants used for flavoring beer can be grown in your garden.  Would you like to know what to grow for Four Herb Saison? Are you ready to start brewing? Join us!
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Spring Begins with Flowers + Rewards Specials – March 25, 2016

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Spring has officially arrived, daylight savings time is here, and we are all so ready for warmer days and flowers.

There is more snow in the forecast but you can have Easter lilies and pots of bright colors to make it spring in your home right now. If you are entertaining this weekend, decorate the table with miniature azaleas and dwarf daffodils. If you are the guest, take a gift of an Easter bouquet or a pretty pastel hydrangea for your host.

 

 

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Lilies and Gerbera

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Hellebore, The Lenten Rose

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Hydrangeas

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE! We are closing early on Easter Sunday, open 10 am to 3 pm.
Next week we will be open 9-6 Monday through Saturday, 9-5 on Sundays.
Happy spring, everyone!

Spring Begins in the Garden

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Forsythia and Pansies

Spring Flowers are here!

Outside on the north patio, spring shrubs and flowers are bursting into bloom. Golden forsythia is a spring landscape highlight, one of the very earliest shrubs to bloom. It is also a signal to start moving back into the garden and time to begin spring lawn care. The first truckload of new nursery stock just arrived this week with forsythia, budded rhododendrons, lilacs, and other great landscape shrubs.

The patio benches are filled with flats and pots of pansies, English daises, bright yellow pot marigolds, ruffled kale, snapdragons, tulips and daffodils. All the cool season annuals are ready to go into the garden. Fill your garden beds, patio pots, and rail planters now to kick off the garden season. Early annuals will bloom freely until the heat of summer; then it’s time to switch to impatiens and petunias.

Pansies red and yellow

Bicolored Pansies

Nemesia closeup lavender and yellow

Nemesia

daffodils display

Daffodils

 

 

 

 

 

Mark your calendar for these special events at City Floral in April!

Saturday, April 9 at 11 am
Saturday, April 16 at 11 am

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 

Pussywillow Branches
 20% OFF
 
Hydrangea
$28.99
Buy 2 or more for $24.99 each
 
Offer Valid: Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27

Shamrocks, Potatoes, Weekend Workshops + Rewards Specials – March 11, 2016

March Greens

It’s March already, which means early spring vegetables, St. Patrick’s Day, and Irish stew with potatoes.

customer shopping herbs and lettuce 3 crop smHave you grown potatoes in your garden? Or perhaps in straw bales or a barrel? Potatoes make a pretty plant and produce a prolific nutritious crop. City Floral has Kennebec, Red, Yukon Gold, and Purple Viking seed potatoes for planting in April. March is the time to choose your varieties and prepare for planting. If this is your first adventure in spud farming, ask us for tips about growing potatoes in the garden or in containers.

Cold weather vegetables are here now. Early season broccoli, cabbage, mustard and kale, spinach, lettuce, onions, leeks, and peas. Peas should be planted in early April. They do well in the cold, growing through snow and frost, so get them planted early. If you wait until later your crop may fail in the warm days of May. By planting early you will have peas and pea pods for the table in early June. We have lots of varieties of pea seed and seedlings for transplanting too. Look for Sugar Snap, Snowbird, or Super Snappy for the garden. Try Cook’s Garden Seed dwarf variety Peas-in-a-Pot for container growing.

Early spring vegetable questions?
We have answers!

shamrocks x3

 

Tip your hat to St. Patrick’s Day with an extra-green plant or two. Enjoy some shamrocks in a St. Patrick mug, with foliage light or dark, just like the Irish pint you will enjoy in the mug later. Don’t forget the flowers. We have green hydrangeas, green mums in pots or cut flowers, and soft Irish moss for greening enchanted small spaces.

shamrock oxalisPlant of the Week – Shamrock

It’s your lucky day! Pick a shamrock – green, purple or a little bit of both. These charming little plants are varieties of Oxalis or Wood Sorrel. They like bright light and moist soil. The leaflets, which come in threes or fours, will fold up at night or on cloudy days. Flowers on delicate stems bloom airily above the leaves. After blooming, keep them in a bright location and water just enough to keep the soil barely moist.

 

WE ARE STILL HIRING!

Love plants and flowers? Love City Floral? Would you like to work here?
We are now accepting applications for cashiers and seasonal positions in all areas. Work begins now and usually ends in July or August. Flexible schedules, discounts on employee purchases, and excellent training!
Download an application today!
Sunday, March 13 at 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, March 19 at 11 am
Sunday, March 20 at 1 pm
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
Shamrocks 20% OFF
 

4″ Early Season Vegetables
Buy 3 Get 1 FREE
 

Hydrangea
$28.99
Buy 2 or more for $24.99 each
 
Offer Valid: Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13

 

Pansies are IN, Weekend Workshops + Rewards Specials – March 5, 2016

Pansies for Spring!woman shopping for pansies 4 crop

Pansies are here! Such a welcome sign of spring. They are so fresh and bright, blooming generously all through the cool days of early spring. And they are tough enough to take any cold spells and snow that may still be ahead.

Come get a flat or patio pot of instant spring! The north patio is filled with pansies – blotched, clear, mammoth, whiskered, and tricolor – in colorful array. Large flowered pansies with happy faces, tiny sweet Johnny-Jump-Ups, ruffled and frilled, subtle color blends, intense hues, there is something for every spring gardener.

Plant the pansies with company!white kale and purple pansies
Ruffled ornamental kale is the perfect companion plant. It grows in leafy rosettes of green and white, pink and purple. It’s a great filler between the pansies and provides strong texture and contrast.

Greenhouse pansies and kale need to build up some cold tolerance (“harden off”) when they are planted outdoors.
* Cover them with frost guard fabric, sheets, or other breathable material when temperatures are below 32 degrees. No need to cover for snow forecast.
* If weather is below 20 degrees flowers may have freeze damage but the plant will survive and bloom again.
* Be sure the plants are well watered to keep root systems active and more freeze resistant.

Good Day Good Garden - Growing Pansies

Watch our video on choosing pansies HERE

Early spring garden questions?
We have answers!

Plant of the Week – Hydrangeahydrangea blooming blue green white

Hydrangea! The spectacular show-off indoor plant with enormous clusters of long-lasting flowers. What a great way to decorate your home for spring and Easter. We grow this special City Floral crop at our Golden greenhouses for strong plants loaded with flowers. They will stay in bloom and last 3-6 weeks.

The three secrets to success with hydrangeas are Bright, Cool, Moist.
To keep them blooming put them in bright light, at least 4 hours a day, better yet 6-8 hours. Protect them from heat and glaring sun. Those huge flowers and large leaves need constant moisture. Check the pots at least once a day while the flowers are blooming and water as soon as the soil surface feels dry. Florist type hydrangeas are different from the landscape varieties and will not grow well outdoors, so enjoy the show indoors all the weeks that the flowers last!

Vegetable Seed Starting Class

Saturday, March 5 at 11 am

tomato seedling

Photo:Tomato seedlings/ RamsayThomson/ FlickrCC2.0

Get a jump start on your vegetables this year. Learn when and how to start vegetable seeds indoors for transplanting into the garden later this spring. We will cover basic seed starting information including sowing dates, types of seeds and supplies, seed treatments, germination processes, seedling diseases, and preparing the seedlings to go outdoors. Techniques for sowing seed directly in the garden are also covered. Registration $25.00. At the end of the class you will receive a $10.00 gift card to use on seed selections and supplies.

 

 

Lawn Care and Questions

Sunday, March 6 at 1 pm

Man aerating the lawn. William M. Brown Jr., Bugwood.org

Photo: William M. Brown Jr., Bugwood.org

Come for tips and advice on growing gorgeous lawns in Colorado. It does not have to be difficult, even in our challenging climate. We will talk about lawn size, types of grass seed and sod, watering, mowing and aeration, reseeding, fertilization and seasonal care. There will be time for questions too. Bring your lawn dreams and frustrations – and let’s talk!

 

 

 

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
Hydrangea
$28.99 
Buy 2 or more for $24.99 each
 

Fertilome 
Lawn Food For All Seasons 25% Off
Lawn Food + Iron 25% Off
It’s easy being green! Use our lawn food spreaders for free!
Free use of spreader with lawn food purchase from City Floral
 
Offer Valid: Saturday March 5 and Sunday March 6

 

Tools for Spring, Ficus Robusta + Rewards Specials – February 26, 2016

Ready, Set, Go for Springpruning tools with red handles

Garden work is easier with good tools and gloves. As the days get brighter make an inventory of your tools. Do you have everything you need? Do your tools need cleaning or sharpening?

If you need new tools or garden equipment, we have a great selection. Stop in and try them in your hand. Look for sturdy construction and a comfortable weight, easy to hold and use. Choose from heavy duty plastic, steel or wood handles. Many tools come in a variety of colors to brighten your work day. Here’s a list of basic needs for gardening chores this spring.

  • Raking – hand rake, soil rake, leaf rake
  • Cutting – garden scissors, hand pruners, long handle pruners
  • Digging – hand trowel, weeder, hoe, garden fork, round shovel, narrow shovel
  • Watering – watering wand, sprinklers, hose, watering can – in colors!
  • Gloves – light weight washable, water-proof coated, heavy duty leather, lots of options for light to heavy work, in a rainbow of colors and patterns

Questions? Let us know how we can help you!

selection of garden rakesselection of garden hoses in bright colors selection of colorful garden gloves

burgundy ficusPlant of the Week – Ficus ‘Robusta’

Ficus ‘Robusta’ is the improved version of the classic rubber plant. Robusta varieties are strong and upright with broad leaves in deep green, deep burgundy, marbled green and white, and even creamy-pink-green blends. Rubber plants are more tolerant of low humidity than many other tropical house plants. Put them in bright indirect light, water them when the soil surface feels dry, and wipe down the leaves now and then to bring up their beautiful sheen.

 

 

Workshops this weekend! Vegetable Seed Starting on Saturday,

and Terrariums with Style on Sunday,

Check our events postings for time and fees.

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ varieties

Rubber Plant
20% OFF
 
 

DeWit Hand Tools

20% OFF
 
Good Day Good Garden Video: 
Right Tools for Gardening
The right tools make gardening easier. In this City Floral video Trela Phelps shows us some great gardening tools.
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Seed Time, Bamboo Palm + Rewards Specials – February 19, 2016

Seed Time: What’s Your Plan?

The racks at City Floral are filled with colorful packages of vegetable and flower seeds. New varieties for 2016, disease-resistant hybrids, tried and true heirlooms, healthy organic seeds, and the showiest of flowers all compete for our garden time.

Which seeds to choose? Think location, location, location. Are you growing in a garden plot, tucking vegetables in the flower beds, producing vegetables in containers, or growing flowers on your balcony? Consider the hours of sunshine available to your plants. Read the details on the seed packets to help you choose. You will find information on sun and shade, mature size of the plant, how to sow the seed and much more. Overwhelmed? Ask our staff for recommendations and growing advice. Seed time is exciting and we love to help.

summer seedlings

Photo: Karen/FlickrCC2.0

Check the Calendar for dates to start seeds. Starting seeds indoors gives you a head start on the growing season. The goal is to have a sturdy healthy plant ready to transplant into the garden when the danger of frost has past, usually mid-May for tender crops like tomatoes, April for cold tolerant crops like broccoli. We have a Seed Calendar for you to download to help plan. For flowers, check the seed packet. The sowing time is usually indicated in days or weeks before the last frost date.

 

 

seed starting suppliesWhat supplies are needed for growing seedlings indoors? After you select your seeds, you will need containers, soil mix, access to water, warmth, and a lot of bright light. Seeds can be sown in clean containers of many kinds – small pots, trays and flats, seeds pans, or peat pods and pots. Seed starting kits have containers, trays, and matching clear covers to retain moisture and heat. Plant labels will help you keep track of what you are growing. If your seed starting area is cool, you may want a heat matSoil mixes for seed starting are available in handy small bags. Whatever your water source – tap, hose or watering can – the flow should be very gentle to avoid washing out seeds or damaging tender seedlings.

Light and space are very important. Without bright light the seedlings will quickly become leggy and weak. Set the seeds in a very bright window or under grow lights with adjustable height settings or shelves. Even in a bright window the seedlings will tend to lean toward the light so turn the pots often to help the plants grow straight and sturdy. As the plants grow they will need more room. Be sure to plan space for your growing crop!

Questions? Let us know how we can help you!

Plant of the Week – Bamboo Palmbamboo palm

Freshen the air in your home with a graceful Bamboo Palm. It adds tropical grace while doing double duty as a natural air cleaner according to a NASA study on indoor air quality. Bamboo palms are understory plants from tropical American. Their natural conditions are in the shade beneath larger trees and shrubs of the tropical forest.

In your home give them indirect light, water when the soil surface feels dry, and fertilize twice a year with a slow release formula. Keep them trim by clipping off old leaves. They will tolerate the cool nights of summer in Colorado, so take them outdoors for patio decoration too.

 

 

Workshops this weekend! Springtime Fairy Gardens for children on Saturday,

and Kokedama Moss Ball Plants on Sunday,

Check our events postings for time and fees.

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

 
Pro-Mix Ultimate 
Seed Starting Mix
$2 OFF 8 oz. Bag
 
Bamboo Palm
20% OFF
 
Offer Valid: Saturday February 20 and Sunday February 21

 

 

 

Valentine’s Flowers, Spineless Cactus + Rewards Specials – February 5, 2016

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
FREE DELIVERY FOR VALENTINES
within 4 miles of City Floral
with $50 Purchase
Limit One Delivery per Customer
Cactus Soil
 $2 OFF
 
Offer Valid: Saturday February 6 and Sunday February 7

Valentine’s Day!

Gifts for Sweethearts at City Floralwho loves you heart ornament

Show your love and appreciation for all those dear to you – your partner, your best friend, your mother or father – with their favorite blooming plants from City Floral.

roses red whiteFor Her: Does she love roses? This is the only time of the year that we offer fresh cut arranged roses for $69 and loose roses for $48. We have a beautiful selection and many colors of roses, lilies and other cut flowers for romantic bouquets.

tillandsia holder coppe

For Him: Give him a guy plant – bonsai tree, succulent garden, bromeliad, or the trendiest new air plant.

 

 

Looking for something different? We have so many flowers and plant to choose from and in every color, not just red, white or pink. Pick a Valentine azalea, tulips, daffodils, hydrangea and more. If you’re not sure, ask our employees for great gift suggestions.

Would you like your gift delivered? We deliver potted plants and bouquets of flowers within a 4-mile radius of the store at 1440 Kearney Street in Denver.

valentine anthuriumcyclamen valentines

bromeliads african violets

 

 

 

 

 

Love Notesmom vouchers

Leave a love note. Give a gift of time and thoughtfulness. It’s easy with these little Valentine’s sticky notes and loving vouchers.

Fill them in and tuck them where your Valentine will discover them. It’s another way to extend the loving long beyond the holiday.

spineless cactus

Plant of the Week –
Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus

Get the classic southwestern look of cactus – without the danger. No spines on this one! It is an Opuntia with broad, almost smooth pads. Give it a very bright light location in your home, with limited watering, and a bit of fertilizer when it is growing rapidly in the summer. It may be moved outdoors for the patio season, and indoors for the winter.

 

NOW HIRING!now accepting applications

Love plants and flowers? Love City Floral? Would you like to work here?

We are now accepting applications for seasonal positions in all areas. Work begins soon and usually ends in July or August.

Download an application today!

 

 

 

Schefflera, Bloom Time + Rewards Specials – January 29, 2016

Plant of the Week – Scheffleraschefflera plants in greenhouse at City Floral

Schefflera, or umbrella tree, is one of the easiest houseplants ever. The shiny leaves grow from a center point like spokes of a wheel. It will adapt to almost any location in your home and keep looking fine. The solid green plants are the most adaptable. Varieties with cream or yellow splotched leaves may require brighter light. It likes moderate temperatures, moderate watering, and doesn’t mind if you forget it now and then.

potted bulbs in bloom and other potted flowersBloom Time

There’s more snow in the forecast but it is spring at City Floral. Daffodils and tulips and hyacinths, mums and lilies are in full bloom now. Cyclamen and primrose too to lift your spirits and bring some color to bloom indoors through the long weeks of winter.

Pick up some spring time!

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

Schefflera 20% OFF
Cyclamen
Buy One, Get One 50% OFF
(same or lesser value)
 
Offer Valid: Saturday January 30 and Sunday January 31

Primrose, Dracaena + Rewards Specials – January 22, 2106

primroses at City Floral Greenhouse, DenverPrimrose

In their native habitat, primroses are one of the first flowers of spring. In Colorado winters potted primroses bring spring indoors. They bloom with cheerful bouquets of bright color for months with a little care. Give them very bright indirect light and moist soil. If they get too dry, the plant will wilt and may stop blooming. Water them often as soon as the soil surface seems dry, but don’t let the soil get soggy. Select a plant with lots of buds and as the flowers fade, pinch off spent blossoms to encourage new buds. Keep them cool and bright, and you will have spring for weeks.

Plant of the Week – DracaenaDraceana at City Floral Greenhouse, Denver

Dracaenas are one of the most durable, popular, and adaptable houseplants. The easy care Dracaena, also called Corn Plant, make handsome single specimens and are dramatic in groups. There are lots of varieties with leaves that are narrow and grassy or smooth and broad. The leaves are often striped or edged with white, cream, yellow, lime green, red or pink. Dracaenas grow best in bright to moderate indirect light. Visit City Floral to choose your plant from our colorful selections!

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 

Dracaenas 20% OFF
 

Buy One Regular Price Houseplant
10″ or larger
Get 20% OFF Ceramic Pot
 

Primrose
Buy 3 Get One FREE
Offer Valid: Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24

2016 Seeds + Rewards Specials

New Year, New Vegetables, New Flowers

Seeds & Supplies for 2016seed rack City Floral Greenhouse

City Floral is bringing in the new year with daily arrivals of 2016 seeds, so many varieties of flowers and vegetables to anticipate! You will find all your tried-and-true favorites and new introductions for every part of the garden. There’s grass seed too!

We have everything you need to get started.

* Annual, perennial, vegetable, and herb seeds, with many organic and heirloom varieties

* Seeds from Burpee, Lake Valley, Botanical
Interests, Seed Saver Exchange, Livingston and more

* Seed starting kits, heat mats, hydroponic trays and grow lights

* Seed planting mix, potting soils, and fertilizers

* Pots, flats, tools, labels, frost covers

* Books for every garden interest

New gardener or experienced grower, we are here to help you get growing this spring. Come see us!

Winter Break with Bulbstulips daffodils hyacinth at City Floral Greenhouse

There’s nothing blooming outside so bring the bulbs indoors. Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are here to bring spring to you early. They thrive in cool temperatures so they are ideal for even drafty window sills, places where tropical plants cringe. Pick a pot with lots of buds to have flowers for days and days. Can’t decide which one to choose? Take home one of our mixed bulb planters with a little bit of everything.

Plant of the Week – Fiddle Leaf Figfiddle leaf figs at City Floral Greenhouse

Star of TV and film, the Fiddle Leaf Fig can be spotted in stylish interiors and magazine pages. It is tall and handsome and very well dressed. The large rippled leaves and sculptural presence make it a favorite of set designers and home owners. Give it bright indirect light and even temperatures. Cold drafts, blasts from heating vents, and irregular watering schedules make it sulk. Consistency is a key to success with this fig. Visit the Houseplant greenhouses to choose your plant!

Christmas poinsettias red and white Poinsettia Trade-In

All through January, bring in your old poinsettias and receive 20% OFF any new houseplant or blooming plant!

Replace Christmas with something new – houseplants for low light or sunny spots, succulents and cactus, orchids, tropical foliage, indoor citrus, ferns, herbs, and flowers of every kind.

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials
 

$5 OFF Purchase of $25 or more
 

Holiday items in the Gift Store are 50% OFF
while supplies last!
(Excludes Thymes Frasier Fir scents
and Vietri ceramics)
Offer Valid: Saturday January 16 and Sunday January 17

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials

 

Ivy Topiary 25% OFF

 

Amaryllis Bulbs 25% OFF

 

Holiday items in the Gift Store are 50% OFF

while supplies last!

(Excludes Thymes Frasier Fir scents
and Vietri ceramics)
Offer Valid: Saturday January 9 and Sunday January 10

Stocking Stuffers + Rewards Specials – December 17, 2015

Stocking Stuffers with Style Christmas Nutcracker Sweet soap City Floral

Christmas is only a week away! We have perfect little things for stocking stuffers and hostess gifts.

  • Fragrant and beautifully wrapped soaps & lotions, florals, forest and spicy scents from Thyme’s Fraser Fir, Michel’s and more.

 

  • Christmas Nutcracker Sweet soap City FloralSnow To Go! for your warm climate friends. Just add water, you’ve got a bowl of snow!

 

 

  • Blue Q socks close upBlue Q Socks will warm the toes and the heart and tickle the funny bone too. A portion of the profits goes to Doctors Without Borders

 

 

  • Christmas snow globe cardinalsSnow globes, small worlds of magic for all ages

 

 

 

 

  • Christmas ornament earrings close upHoliday earrings and jingle bell bracelets

 

 

Explore the gift shop for more small delights and surprises!

 

 

Stocking Stuffers for Kids!

Fun stocking stuffers for Christmas kids

Fill a stocking with out of this world fun! Our children’s shop has gifts for space adventurers and imagineers of all kinds. There are pots of colorful mud and ooze, bouncy balls that light up, glow in the dark stickers, music makers, cars and robots, and things to wear. Play time for the holidays and the new year! Explore the children’s gift shop for more small delights and great kid stuff!

kids Mars Mud stocking stuffer gift

Mars Mud

kids stocking stuffer Christmas gift Orbit Ball

Orbit Ball

kids Christmas stocking stuffer gift Galactic Ooze

Galactic Ooze

 

 

 

 

 

kids Christmas stocking stuffer gift stickers glow in the dark

Glow in the Dark Stickers

kids Christmas gift stocking stuffer colorful harmonica

Colorful Harmonicas

toy VW bus kids Christmas stocking stuffer gift

Flower Power VW Bus

kids fabric flower bracelets in jar Christmas stocking stuffer gift ideas

Blossom Bracelets

 

Blooming Plants for Holiday Decorating and Giving

Christmas decorated tabletop topiary and peach poinsettias

Decorated Tabletop Topiary and Peach Poinsettias

Flowers for Everyone  

Bring the gift of flowers to your hostess, family or neighbors. Bring some home for yourself to cheer all your holiday rooms. We have so many kinds and colors, we know there is something special here for you. There are decorated pots, festive baskets, and lots of very special cut flowers too.

Make them even more festive with custom wrapping, ribbon and trims at our decorating counter. Celebrate with flowers!

 

Christmas poinsettia red and white variegated at City Floral Greenhouse

Poinsettias

Christmas cyclamens red white

Cyclamen

xmas amaryllis pink white

Amaryllis

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Hydrangea Shooting Star blue 3

Hydrangeas

Christmas cactus red and white mums

Christmas Cactus and Mums

Christmas flowers paperwhites and orchids

Paperwhites and Orchids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Christmas ornaments on tree  

20% OFF

Stunning Selection of Ornaments
We have ornaments of all kinds
for every holiday theme!
Offer Valid: Through Christmas Eve, December 24

Ribbons and Bough + Rewards Specials – December 11, 2015

City Floral’s Fabulous Christmas Greens and Trims

Fresh evergreens for the holidays; an ancient tradition that is new every yearChristmas greens cardinal birdhouse

Evergreens have decorated our homes for centuries of holidays, gracing doorways and windows and mantles with their fragrance and fresh green color. Floral has top selections:

  • firs
  • cedars
  • juniper
  • pine
  • wreaths and garlands
  • swags and kissing balls

Dress up your greenery with winter branches, red twig dogwood, frosted willow, graceful grasses, gilded and natural. There are white snowberries and snow-capped red berries, and sprays of accent materials, coils and spikes. We have baskets of pinecones in sizes from tiny to show-stopping. At the counter there is a rainbow of ribbon for the final touches. Select one of our handmade bows or have one made while you watch.

Holiday Flowers Extraordinaire

Decorate with BloomsChristmas cyclamens red white

Before poinsettias, cyclamens were the holiday flower. City Floral has been providing these charming plants for Denver holidays for more than 100 years. We have a wonderful variety of colors with astonishing silvery leaves.

Hydrangeas are another holiday star, with long-lasting flowers in white, purple and blue. Shooting Star hydrangeas are just in, special for the holidays. Hydrangeas combine with other holiday blooms and greens to make beautiful baskets.

Visit the blooming department for these and more –

  • designer poinsettias
  • topiary evergreens
  • mums
  • orchids
  • tropical plants

Make a stop at the paperwhites station to pick up another holiday tradition.
A bowl of the little white narcissus will brighten and scent an entire room.

Explore the gift shop for more decorative touches like silk cactus flowers, unique garlands with tiny tiny lights, and kits for ice lanterns.

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

$5 OFF

Any purchase $25 or more

Wreaths & Garlands, Blooming Plants,
Stunning Selection of Ornaments, Unique Gifts,
Holiday Greens and Trimmings, 
and Merchandise throughout the Store
 
Offer Valid: Through Christmas Eve, December 24

Fresh Fragrant Christmas Trees + Rewards Specials – December 4, 2015

City Floral’s Signature Holiday TreesChristmas tree Concolor fir City Floral Signature Tree

Bring home a stunning tree for the holidays. Come to City Floral for one of our signature Concolor Fir trees. These are fresh cut trees cut locally in Colorado. They have a wonderful fir aroma, with sturdy branches of slivery bue-green needles that do not drop. The Concolor, also known as Colorado White Fir, has soft needles and great spacing between the branches making it easy to decorate. Exceptional!

City Floral Full Service Tree Lot: Whether you buy a tree at City Floral or have your own, bring it by for our full service tree lot. We will give your tree a fresh cut, put it on your stand, and even load it into your car! All you have to do is bring it home and decorate it.

Holiday Poinsettias in Festive ColorsChristmas poinsettia red and white variegated at City Floral Greenhouse

Decorate with poinsettias, a classic holiday tradition. City Floral has red, white and ivory poinsettias, in solid colors or splashed and marbled. You will find the newest colors too, soft pinks and corals, deep maroon and orange. Choose from more than 40 varieties in a wide range of sizes from miniatures to bountiful baskets. Select from natural beauties or glamorous fashion tones with glitz and glitter.

Group them in their pots and dress them up with fresh greens, or let us transplant them for you into a special container- an old favorite or something new for the season. Add a dash of color if you wish with ribbon or accents from the decorating center. Need a little decorating advice? Ask our experts for ideas!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Poinsettias 20% OFF
6.5″ and larger
Bring your selection to the Decorating Counter
for foil wrapping and accents
 
Offer Valid: Through Christmas Eve, December 24

 

34th Annual Holiday Open House This Weekend –

15% OFF Entire Store – November 27, 28, and 29, 2015

City Floral is ready to welcome you, your family and guests to our 34th Open House.

CF xmas shopBring everyone for hot chocolate, cider and snacks while you shop. Wine tasting for adults after 2 pm. We are filled with everything you need for holiday decorating.
Poinsettias, Cyclamens
Amaryllis and Paperwhites
Fresh Cut Trees
Wreaths and Garlands
Stunning Ornaments
Thymes Frasier Fir and other Holiday Candles
Nutcrackers and Snow Globes
Unique Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
and MORE!

Trees! Fresh Cut and Live Treesxmas trees shopping

Choose the perfect tree from a selection of native or plantation trees. Bring in your stand and we will put it on free of charge!
Concolor Fir, Colorado native
Nordman Fir, handsome and fragrant
Frasier Fir, blue-green, Christmas-scented
Douglas Fir, dark green soft needles
Rocky Mountain Alpine Fir, Colorado native
Our trees are so fresh! They smell wonderful, the branches are lively and limber, with tight fresh needles. Exceptional!

Looking for live trees? Come see the variety of evergreens for patio pots and Christmas trees. Our expert staff can tell you how to care for them for the holidays and after so you can move them successfully into your garden.

We have a great selection of artificial trees, wreaths and garlands too!

Fresh Wreaths, Greens and Swagsxmas wreaths 7 crop

Decorate your home with a fresh wreath or loose boughs of evergreens. We will custom decorate any wreath at our decorating table.
Noble Fir Tips and Bough
Silver Fir Tips and Boughs
Douglas Fir
Princess Pine
Incense Cedar
Port Orford Cedar
Juniper
Mistletoe
Pinecones, Berries and Trims
Fir and Mixed Greens Garlands
Swags, Wreaths, Kissing Balls, and Centerpieces

Poinsettias, Cyclamens and Blooms for the Holidays!xmas poinsettias red white crop

 

We hand select over 40 varieties of locally grown poinsettias.
Our holiday cyclamens are a City Floral tradition.
Enjoy shopping from our greenhouses full of fresh festive color!

 

 

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
Holiday Open House
15% OFF
Everything in Store
Purchase during Open House to receive the discount
and we’ll hold merchandise for pick up later.
Offer Valid: Friday November 27, Saturday November 28 and Sunday November 29

 

Celebrations + Garden Rewards Specials – November 19, 2015

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving and our Holiday Open HouseChristmas decor counter greenhouse City Floral

A fresh wind is blowing – bringing colder days and warm holidays. Next week is Thanksgiving, celebrating the close of a bountiful harvest with colorful flowers and fruits and wonderful cooking in the company of family and friends. Then quickly we are in the season of decorating and gift giving. The very best memories of the season are not things, but experiences and visual delight. City Floral’s blooming plants, decorations, ribbons, trees, garlands and living green plants will make this season the most beautiful ever. From hostess gifts to centerpieces, unique decor items to children’s toys, you will find something to make this year extra special here at City Floral.

Dressing Up, Company Coming!bittersweet azalea fall decor City Floral

Welcome guests to your home with heart-warming arrangements of fall flowers. Fall bronzes, russets and yellows of potted mums, branches of berries and leaves, arranged in bowls or baskets, are perfect accents to Thanksgiving entertaining. Harvest colors of deep reds and pinks, burgundy and rust, contrasting with dark green and rich fall foliage, mark this holiday at the turn of the seasons. Arrangements of living blooms highlighted by dried and permanent berries and grasses last long, keeping the holiday feeling alive for weeks.

 
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
Mums & Kalanchoes
20% OFF
Dieffenbachias
20% OFF
Spring Bulbs!
50% OFF
(Excludes Paperwhites and Amaryllis)
 
Offer Valid: Saturday November 21 and Sunday November 22

Fall Riches + Garden Rewards Specials – November 5, 2015

 
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
Fresh Cut Dahlia Flowers
10-Stem Bunch $22.00
Buy One, Get One FREE
Spring Bulbs!
20% OFF
(Excluding Paperwhites and Amaryllis)
Leaf Rakes
20% Off
Limited Edition Real Dill Pickles
Pueblo Chile Chips
20% OFF
Made with green chiles from Pueblo, Colorado.
Get some before they are gone!
 
Offer Valid: Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8

Haunted House Plants + Garden Rewards Specials – October 29, 2015

Plants for Haunted Houses: halloween foliage smGoing to The Dark Side

There are some dark characters in the greenhouse, just waiting to haunt a home. Dark dark leaves, blood red blooms and berries, and bony white markings can grow on you. Set the mood for a Halloween party with deep-colored annuals like calla lily, kale, pepper, and celosia. Add major impact with black-and-white Alocasia ‘Amazonica’. It’s a houseplant that prefers to hang out in shady places. Happy Halloween!

CP venus fly trap smFlesh Eaters

Carnivorous plants fascinate with their decidedly unplant-like habits of eating things and moving quickly.
All plants move in response to sunshine or gravity or touch but they generally do it very slowly. We don’t even notice.

Fly traps and sundews speed things up in order to catch some live dinner. When an insect touches three trigger hairs inside a fly trap within 20 seconds, the trap will snap shut in less than 1/10 of a second.

Sundews are covered with glistening sweetly-sticky hairs that attract tiny hungry insects to come for dinner and then become dinner themselves. As the insects get entangled in the stickiness, the hairs fold inward and trap them. It only takes seconds.

Plants that move like this spook us a bit. They are fun to watch and grow. Find these two hunters and others at City Floral near the registers. Eat more bugs!

For amazing pictures and lots of information see the International Carnivorous Plant Society.

amaryllis red lion A Yee-FlickrCC2.0 smJust Arrived: Amaryllis!

Top-size amaryllis bulbs have arrived. There are red, white, orange, and bi-colored varieties, all with huge long-lasting blossoms. Start them now for mid-December holiday flowers. Bulb size counts; bigger bulbs will produce more flowers and may have more than one flower stalk. Plant some every two weeks to have them blooming through the dark months until May

Amaryllis are South American bulbs. They love warmth. We recommend placing amaryllis pots where they can get some bottom warmth, like on top of a covered radiator or on the dryer, until the buds are showing. Then move them into a warm sunlight location away from chilling drafts.

They grow best when snugly potted in a container no more than an inch or two larger than the bulb. We have both pre-potted and bareroot Amaryllis. For the holidays pot them up in some pretty containers. Take a look at the terrific glass and decorative pots in the gift shop and pottery section.

Ask our bulb experts about techniques for growing amaryllis and other bulbs indoors.
Spark your imagination with photos of our amaryllis and home decorating ideas:
Amaryllis on Pinterest.

Photo: Red Lion Amaryllis, edited, A. Yee//FlickrCC2.0

JACK O’LANTERNS – Pumpkins for Carving

This is the weekend for grinning Jack O’Lanterns and pumpkin-headed zombies. Come get your pumpkins on the north patio! For some wild Pumpkin Carving ideas see our gallery on Pinterest.

Photo: Brian Timmermeister/FlickrCC2.0

pumpkins row Halloween

 

 
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
 

Halloween Blooming Plants
20% Off
Photo: ersIII/FlickrCC2.0
Green Chilis
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Perennials, Vines, Fruits and Berries
All 50% Off
Trees and Shrubs
(Excludes Boxwood and Alberta Spruce)
30% Off
 
Offer Valid: Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1

 

Haunting Ahead + Garden Rewards Specials – October 22, 2015

Halloween Haunting for You and Your Guests halloween spider votives

Throw a party and invite all the ghouls. City Floral has decorations and lighting and potted plants to make Halloween creepy and fun. Candles and cobwebs, witches and monsters, serving dishes and centerpieces are haunting the gift shop. Live or stone cold, you’ll find lots of bewitching goodies for ghostly entertaining. Trick or treat!

Fall Colors – Shrubs
japanese maple leaves 3

Take a walk on the south patio to choose colorful fall shrubs and small trees for fall planting. The cool weather has brought out reds and oranges to make your selections easier. Japanese Maple, Hydrangea, Viburnums, vining Virginia Creeper, and many others are here for adding autumn highlights to your landscape. Get them in the ground now for a bit of color this year and a blaze of glory next fall.

Focus on Fragrance
Hyacinths for Spring

Hyacinths are fragrance on hyacinth bluea stem. Grow them outdoors in flower beds and containers, and grow some indoors for an early spring treat. Outdoors plant them in the next few weeks, 6-8″ deep and 4-6″ apart, in locations that receive spring sunshine. They will bloom in heavenly-scented clusters. Pick your favorite color!

For indoor bloom, select large firm bulbs for pre-cooling. Place the bulbs in the refrigerator for 8-10 weeks, either planted in soil in small pots or in a bag for growing in a vase or bulb glass after cooling. Keep them away from apples; the ethylene released by ripening apples will stunt the hyacinth buds.

hyacinth glass pink Harmony-FlickrCC2.0To force hyacinths to bloom indoors without soil, fill the bottom of a container with a few inches of gravel or decorative marbles and set the bulb pointy-side up on top. Fill the container with water just to the base of the bulb. A bulb glass is a specially shaped vase with a small cup at the top for the bulb, pictured here. Place the bulb in the glass and keep the water filled to hyacinth base.

After cooling and planting, set the hyacinth pots and vases in a dark cool location in your home and keep them moist. When the leaves and buds appear, move them to a cool bright location. And watch them grow! You will have sweet-smelling flowers in about two weeks.

Ask our bulb experts about forcing techniques and other growing tips.

Spark your imagination with photos of our other bulb selections before you shop:
Tulips, Daffodils, Other Spring Bulbs on Pinterest.

Photo: Pink Hyacinth/Harmony/FlickrCC2.0

We’ve got even more pumpkins!pumpkins four row

There are lots of pumpkins waiting for Halloween homes. Pick out some big ones for carving and a posse of small ones for decorating. For some wild Halloween decorating ideas see our gallery on Pinterest.

 

 

 
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 TLC Foliage Plant Sale
Marked with Red Star
50% Off
Take some home and give them some loving care.
Pumpkins
Buy One, Get One 50% Off
(Same or lesser value)

Perennials, Vines, Fruits and Berries
All 50% Off
Trees and Shrubs
30% Off
Excludes Mums & Rudbeckias
Help us make room for new stock!
 
Offer Valid: Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25

Fall Festival + Garden Rewards Specials – October 16, 2015

This Weekend Come to the Fall Festival, October 17 & 18

Halloween sign pumpkins 2 smReady for some pumpkin bowling? Give it a try and win a prize at City Floral’s Fall Festival. Come to our free family event the weekend of October 17 and 18. We will have games and fall activities for the whole family. Everyone will love the straw bale maze, scarecrow making, scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch and tasty food. There’s a lot to do and learn with fun and prizes all weekend.

Festival participants include The Real Dill Pickle Company; Busy Bee Farms Honey; Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers; and many others.

American Pie! Homemade Pie Contest, Saturday, October 17pear pie Stu Spivak-FlickerCC2.0 crop exp

We love pie! Finally this is the weekend for the Fall Festival pie contest. What kind of pie are you making? Bring that wonderful pie to the contest and win a City Floral Gift Card for $100. Not entering the contest? Then come to watch
the judging and taste the pies!

Registration and Rules

Photo: Pear Pie, Stu Spivak/FlickrCC2.0, cropped & resized

Meet the Animals – Saturday

Meet the softies on Saturday – fluffy pet rabbits, silky-coated alpacas and feathery hens. Rabbits can be trained to be adorable house pets. Learn how to select, train and care for bunnies. For a more unusual pet, meet Cody – the smallest surviving alpaca baby – who has grown up and has her own book now. For fun and fresh eggs for minimum fuss, rent a chicken or two. Yes, you can do that!

 

Festival participants include Colorado House Rabbit Society
Silken Suri Alpaca Ranch with Cody, The Teeny Tiny Alpaca;
Jann’s Henny Penny Farm Rent-a-Chicken with Jim Perry and Jann Symons

Photo: Rabbit/Sarah/FlickrCC2.0

 

Meet the Animals – Sunday

Go wild on Sunday – Nature’ Educators wildlife organization cares for rescued non-releasable birds of prey and reptiles. You will meet owls and hawks and other birds
while you talk to the expert volunteers who care for them. Have you ever wondered about training a falcon? Or how owls hunt at night? Or where an eagle lives in the winter?What does a reptile feel like? Connect to these amazing creatures up close and ask all your critter questions. These folks love their animals and love to tell you all about them.

Festival participant Nature’s Educators, Educational Wildlife Programs

CLASS: Bee Keeping Basics: Do You Want to Have a Beehive?
Saturday, October 17

Are you thinking about keeping honey bees, but aren’t sure how to get started? Then this is the introduction for you! Steve Lechner will cover things you need to know help you decide if you want to be a beekeeper. The program will cover housing, handling, costs, locations, and safety around children or pets. It is an overview of the beekeeper’s world. There will be a four hour seminar in the spring with all the details for new beekeepers . This time bring your questions!

 

American Pie + Festival + Garden Rewards Specials – October 8, 2015

American Pie!
Homemade Pie Contest, Saturday, October 17

pie funeral raisin walnut ElaineAshton Flickr CC2.0We love pie! And we can’t wait to try your favorite recipe. What are you famous for? Do you make a fruit pie that is simply amazing? Is there an odd but delicious family recipe you’d love to share? Pineapple pie, or pumpkin bourbon, or traditional apple – bring that wonderful pie to the contest and win a City Floral Gift Card for $100!

Registration and Rules

Photo: Funeral Raisin Pie/Elaine Aston/FlickrCC2.0

Fall Festival October 17 & 18

fall pumpkin ring tossReady for some pumpkin ring toss? Give it a try and win a prize at City Floral’s Fall Festival. Come to our free family event the weekend of October 17 and 18. We will have games and fall activities for the whole family. Everyone will love the straw bale maze, scarecrow making, scavenger hunts, giant vegetable displays and tasty food. There will be pies on Saturday and the Chili Cook-Off is on Sunday. Register now and bring your best cooking.

Say hello to pettable animals on Saturday, with friendly alpacas, rabbits and chickens. On Sunday come see some of Colorado’s most magnificent wildlife when Nature’s Educators bring owls and hawks and more. There’s a lot to do and learn with fun and prizes all weekend.

Festival participants include Silken Suri Alpaca Ranch with Cody, The Teeny Tiny Alpaca; Colorado House Rabbit Society; Rent-a-Chicken with Jim Perry and Jann Symons; Nature’s Educators, Educational Wildlife Programs; The Real Dill Pickle Company; Busy Bee Farms Honey; Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers; and many others.

Spring Bulb Variety! The Small Bulbs

For the earliest spring bulb color, plant crocus, iris and squill, and the other small bulbs. They are tinier than the large and showy tulips and daffodils, but they bloom first to bring in spring. Bright yellow, purple, blue and white with crisp green foliage, they may be small but we are so glad to see them after the snowy winter. You may find yourself visiting the garden daily to watch them come up and bloom.

Plant them in sunny locations with well drained soil. They are so affordable you can plant them in drifts of 50 or 100 or more. Use them in the small spots among perennials, trees and shrubs. Layer them with other bulbs in a pot or a planting hole in the garden. In a pot or hole about 18″ wide and 12-14″ deep, you can plant large bulbs like lilies and tulips at the bottom, daffodils in the middle, and small bulbs at the top for a succession of bloom.

Ask our bulb experts about layering techniques and other growing tips.

Photo: Crocus/Eurotuon/FlickrCC2.0


PUMPKINS and HALLOWEEN!

pumpkins row2 Brian Timmermeister FlickrCC2.0We’ve got more pumpkins! We just unloaded another truck of white pumpkins and other unusual varieties. And there are lots of traditional orange pumpkins for Jack O’Lanterns and pie pumpkins too. Plus a wild assortment of gourds. For some wild Halloween decorating ideas see our gallery on Pinterest.

Photo: Brian Timmermeister/FlickrCC2.0

 

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 Cool Season Vegetables

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All 6″ Dracaenas

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Trees and Shrubs

(Excludes Boxwood and Alberta Spruce)

30% Off

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Fall Festival! + Daffodils + Garden Rewards Specials – October 1, 2015

Fall Festival, Pie Contest & Chili Cook-off October 17 & 18Halloween sign pumpkins 2 sm

We’re getting ready to celebrate fall at City Floral. Come to our free family event the weekend of October 17 and 18. We will have games and fall activities for the whole family with a straw bale maze, scarecrow making, scavenger hunts, giant vegetable displays and tasty food.

Food lovers take note! Register now and bring your best cooking!
Pie Contest on Saturday
Chili Cook-Off on Sunday

We’re looking forward to the arrival of pettable animals on Saturday, with friendly alpacas, rabbits and chickens. On Sunday come see some of Colorado’s most magnificent wildlife when Nature’s Educators bring owls and hawks and more. There’s a lot to do and learn with fun and
prizes all weekend.

Festival participants include Silken Suri Alpaca Ranch with Cody, The Teeny Tiny Alpaca; Colorado House Rabbit Society; Rent-a-Chicken with Jim Perry and Jann Symons; Nature’s Educators, Educational Wildlife Programs; The Real Dill Pickle Company; Busy Bee Farms Honey; Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers; and many others.

Daffodilsdaffodil bulbs

It’s time to plant daffodils. For pots of charming miniatures or bright blooms in the spring landscape, now is the time to select your bulbs. They need to be planted in the fall. We all know the big yellow trumpet daffodils that shout spring as the robins return.

Have you looked at some of the other varieties? We have dozens. Did you know there are pure white daffodils? Try a white variety with yellow trumpets or, for something really different, “reverse” daffodils which are yellow with white trumpets. Go really bold with red-cupped daffodils and some bright orange double flowers. For softer colors, there are salmon and pink blooms too.

Fill your garden – or fill a small pot. Some of the miniatures could fit in a teacup. Come see the selections. Talk to our bulb experts for recommendations and growing tips.

Here are some quick video tips about daffodils from Dr, Eric Larsen, Marsh Botanical Garden, Yale University.

PUMPKINS!pumpkins patio

We’ve got pumpkins!
Bring the kids. Bring your camera. The pumpkins are here in amazing variety. There are huge ones and tiny ones, orange, white, green-splashed, smooth and gnarly. They are the ultimate fall decoration. Take home a bunch!

 

 

 
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
 

 Shot-Gun Red Pepper Wax
Animal Repellant
$2 Off
Gift Shop
$5 Off any $25 Purchase

Perennials, Vines, Fruits and Berries
Trees and Shrubs
All 50% Off
Excludes Mums & Rudbeckias
Help us make room for new stock!
 
Offer Valid: Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4
 

 

Tulip Garden + Garden Rewards Specials – September 25, 2015

Planting Tulips

Fall brings bulbs in boxes with flowers in each bulb. They are prepacked bloomers.
All you need to do is get the bulbs planted in the garden.

In the Fall We Plant Bulbs GinaBadger Flickr

Remember a few garden tips for tulips in the spring.
Even if you have trees in the yard, if the planting area is well drained and at least partially sunny in the spring, you can plant tulips. Plant them one at a time or, for lots of bulbs, in a trench or layer. For individual bulbs use a dibble or bulb planter with ruled markings to set the bulbs 6-8″ deep with the pointy end up. To plant a large number, dig out the area to the same depth, place the bulbs, and cover them all at once. City Floral has planting tools and bulb food located next to the bulb selections.

tulip bulbs detailWe have more than 150 colorful varieties of tulips from small to enormous. The best tulips for repeat bloom for several years are the varieties and hybrids that are closest to the wild types. You will find them labeled as ‘species’ or ‘botanical’ tulips. They are often the earliest to bloom, bringing in spring with crocus and miniature iris. As you make your tulip selections check the boxes and bags for seasonal stickers. Tulips are classified as early, mid-season or late. Within each group there are many forms. Look for the familiar egg-shaped single blooms, peony-shaped doubles, lacy-edged fringed flowers, and parrot tulips with twisty curled petals. Buy some new varieties to try this year. For lots of easy color, pick up one of the blends with several colors in one bag.

We have some videos on the City Floral website about bulb planting. Check them out!
http://cityfloralgreenhouse.com/2014/09/going-2-the-garden-video-planting-bulbs/
http://cityfloralgreenhouse.com/2014/10/good-day-garden-video-gadgets-planting-bulbs/

Spark your imagination with photos of our bulb selections at Pinterest
Tulips,     Daffodils,     Other Spring Bulbs

Planting Photo: Gina Badger/Flickr

Early Fall Garden Checklist

power core aerator AIREADORA_04 Guipozjim-WikiCC3.0 smSummer is officially over although the warm days linger. Cooler nights mark fall first. The fall temperature changes trigger plants to begin preparing for winter. Many plants that slowed growth in the heat of the summer will now begin new root growth. Some, like pansies and other cool-season annuals, will perk up and even bloom again. Pull out the faded summer annuals. It will give you room to plant bulbs and fresh winter pansies. It’s a good time to plant trees and shrubs, and the ideal time for lawn care.

Photo: William M. Brown Jr., Bugwood.org.jpg

Fall Happenings

pumpkins patioPumpkins are here! Pumpkins are here!
They’re everywhere in fact and in all sizes. We have mini pumpkins and colorful gourds for the small places, and pumpkins for fall decorating and jack-o-lanterns indoors and out. Orange, white and lumpy-bumpy, it’s a great crop! Take your pick.

 

 

Halloween Fairy Garden Class on October 3miniatures halloween crop sm
Let your child, or ghost-at-heart, create a spooky Halloween garden. Class fee includes a ceramic pot, three small plants, one spooky figure, as well as soil, gravel & various decorations. Registration $40

 

 

Bee Keeping Basics Class October 17: Do You Want to Have a Beehive?bees aster small
honeybee.jpg
Steve Lechner will cover things you need to know help you decide
if you want to be a beekeeper. The program will cover housing, handling, costs, locations, and safety around children or pets. It is an overview of the beekeeper’s world. There will be a four hour seminar in the spring with all the details for new beekeepers . This time bring your questions! Sign up now because class space is limited. Last time we sold out of space in this class, so sign up early!

scarecrow corner 1Fall Festival Preview October 17 & 18

Celebrate fall at City Floral’s Annual Fall Festival, a free family event the weekend of October 17 and 18. There will be games and fall activities with a straw bale maze, scarecrow making, scavenger hunts, giant vegetable displays and tasty food.

On Saturday meet friendly alpacas, rabbits and chickens. Food lovers take note! There is a Pie Cook-Off Saturday and Chili Cook-Off on Sunday. Wild birds arrive on Sunday with eagles, hawks, owls and more. There’s a lot to do and learn with fun and prizes all weekend.

Festival participants include Silken Suri Alpaca Ranch with Cody, The Teeny Tiny Alpaca; Colorado House Rabbit Society; Rent-a-Chicken with Jim Perry and Jann Symons; Nature’s Educators, Educational Wildlife Programs; The Real Dill Pickle Company; Busy Bee Farms Honey; ColoradoPumpkins.com, Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers; and many others.

 

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All Houseplants 20% Off
Bone Meal and Blood Meal
Bulb Fertilizers
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Perennials, Vines, Fruits and Berries
Trees and Shrubs
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Excludes Boxwood, Alberta Spruce, Mums & Rudbeckias
Help us make room for new stock!
 
Offer Valid: Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27

Bulbs are Here! + Garden Rewards Specials – September 18, 2015

bulb display finishBulbs Have Arrived!
In the fall City Floral fills with mums and pansies and BULBS.

If you would like drifts of daffodils and a flowering meadow in the spring, now is the time to select your bulbs. They need to be planted in the fall. Plant them in pots and flower beds or naturalize them under trees or in the lawn.

We have more than 150 colorful varieties of tulips from small to enormous, single, double and fringed. The best tulips for naturalizing are the varieties and hybrids that are closest to the wild types. You will find them labeled as ‘species’ or ‘botanical’ tulips. Sunny warm locations are best. Take home some alliums, crocus, chinodoxa, fritillaries, dwarf iris, hyacinths and grape hyacinths to add in drifts. Choose from dozens of daffodils. Include some bulbs that will bloom early and some that will bloom late in the spring to extend the season. Even if you have trees in the yard, if the planting area is sunny while the flowers bloom and the leaves are green and growing, bulbs will establish and spread.

Remember a few garden tips to keep bulbs healthy. Avoid planting in areas where the bulbs will be covered with salty debris from snow shoveling or flooded in the spring. Bulbs need the leaves to grow and store food for next year’s flowers. Don’t remove leaves too early. If you’ve planted in the lawn you’ll need to wait until the foliage has died before the first mowing.

Spark your imagination with photos of our bulb selections before you shop: Tulips, Daffodils, Other Spring Bulbs on Pinterest.

Fall Lawn Care

Man aerating the lawn. William M. Brown Jr., Bugwood.org smIt’s time for fall lawn care. the time to fertilize, treat perennial weeds, aerate and overseed for healthier turf that can get through the winter in good shape. Sometimes an area will need sod for repair – bluegrass sod is on sale this weekend. Get some good advice for getting your lawn ready for cold weather in our new blog post at the City Floral web site. We have two videos for you as well: Fall Lawn Care and How to Overseed Your Lawn.

Fall Festival Preview October 17 & 18

Halloween sign pumpkins 2 smCelebrate fall at City Floral’s Annual Fall Festival, a free family event the weekend of October 17 and 18. There will be games and fall activities with a straw bale maze, scarecrow making, scavenger hunts, giant vegetable displays and tasty food.

On Saturday meet friendly alpacas, rabbits and chickens. Food lovers take note! There is a Pie Cook-Off Saturday and Chili Cook-Off on Sunday. Wild birds arrive on Sunday with eagles, hawks, owls and more. There’s a lot to do and learn with fun and prizes all weekend.

Festival participants include Silken Suri Alpaca Ranch with Cody, The Teeny Tiny Alpaca; Colorado House Rabbit Society; Rent-a-Chicken with Jim Perry and Jann Symons; Nature’s Educators, Educational Wildlife Programs; The Real Dill Pickle Company; Busy Bee Farms Honey; ColoradoPumpkins.com, Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers; and many others.

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
 
Bluegrass Sod
Buy 2, Get 1 Free
Cool Season Pansies
$5 Off/Flat

Perennials, Vines, Fruits and Berries
Trees and Shrubs
All 50% Off
Excludes Mums & Rudbeckias
Help us make room for new stock!
 
Offer Valid: Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20
 

Labor Day Weekend+ Garden Rewards Specials – September 3, 2015

Fall Flowersmums bench 3 sm

Cool nights are ideal weather for mums, pansies and flowering kale and cabbages. Summer garden colors give way to the deeper tones of autumn. Visit the north patio for garden mums in jewel colors. Ruffled kales in blues and amethyst shades and winter-hardy pansies are there too. Other annual flowers that do well in cooler weather are snapdragons, sweet alyssum, and black-eyed Susan.

fall annuals patioRefresh summer containers with cold-tolerant selections for fall color. There are many flowers for cooler weather for you to see at City Floral. We can create combinations planting a new patio pot or you may want to take home one of the pots on display. Have you thought about making an edible garden in a container? Lettuce transplants are in the greenhouse for you to include in a blooming container. There is enough time yet to grow decorative and delicious fall salads.

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Bulbs for Fall Bloom

Bulbs have started to arrive – tulips and daffodils and crocus. hyacinths and all the spring collection- always an exciting time. It’s too early to be planting these spring flowering bulbs, but there are fall flowering bulbs that can go into the garden and containers right now.

colchicumLarge-flowered fall Colchicum and little lavender fall crocus are ready to go, in fact the sooner the better. Colchicum are so eager to bloom they will bloom in a bowl or on a window sill even without soil.These giant crocus look-alikes bloom without leaves so you may want to tuck them in a container with some leafy companions. They grow rapidly. Get a few and watch them go!crocus fall

Fall-blooming crocus are similar to spring crocus in size and habit. Saffron is a fall crocus. The orange anthers in the center of the flowers are the source of the saffron spice. Plant them right away for fall flowers; the leaves will appear later. Because they are a tiny plant you can get lots of them in a small container, or create great drifts of fall crocus in the garden.

Pick up some fall bulbs when you come for chrysanthemums. Our bulb experts can tell you more about them and help with other fall gardening ideas.


Sod for Fall LandscapesSodBluegrass sod has arrived for fall landscape projects and lawn renovations.

 

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

 

4″ Mums
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Offer Valid: Saturday September 5. Sunday September 6 and Labor Day Monday September 7

Patio Clearance + Fall Arrivals + Garden Rewards Specials – August 27, 2015

Patio Clearance Sale – All Perennials, Trees & Shrubs 25% Offjapanese maple leaves 3

Now is the time to shop for great deals on the south patio. All trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, berries and grapes are now 25% off. You can fill the flower beds with perennials, add some colorful fall trees, and plant a forest of evergreens for winter interest. Choose from a wide selection of outstanding varieties. Early fall is a good time for planting new trees and perennials. They will be settled for winter and ready to thrive in the spring.

Our garden experts are happy to advise you on the best plants for each area of your landscape. Ask about delivery options and planting services too.

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Photo: Bff/Wikimedia CC3.0

Chilly Beans

Chilly weather calls for hearty soups and stews. Pinto beans, kidney bean, lima and black beans, garbanzos and black-eyed peas and dozens more add color and rich flavor to dishes from all over the world. What would chili be without beans? Mark your calendar now for City Floral’s Chili Cook-off at our Fall Festival on October 17 and 18. We’ve got some recipe ideas to get you started on Chili Time! at Pinterest. Contest details including rules, registration and prizes will be published soon. Watch for updates!

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Fall Arrives!

Mums, rudbeckias and fall asters are filling the north patio. Pumpkins have started to arrive and bulbs will be coming soon. It is still summer but the season is changing. All the deep colors of fall are here at City Floral. For gardens, containers or landscapes, we have the plants for the season.

LAST WEEKEND!
Garage Sale Last Chance
Prices now 90% Off or Make an Offer!
This weekend only Saturday August 29 & Sunday August 30
10 am to 4 pm

 

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10″ Mums
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Offer Valid: Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30

Fall Vegetables + Perennials + Specials – August 21, 2015

Fall Vegetables

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Time for fall vegetables! There are six weeks to grow before the first frosts are expected. That’s enough time to harvest a lot of delicious cool season fresh greens and root vegetables. Lettuce, spinach, radishes, and turnips grow to harvest size quickly so these can still be direct seeded into your garden or containers but now is the time. Do it this weekend.

Other crops will need to be transplanted. City Floral has vegetable starts for parsnip, chard, kohlrabi, cabbage, kale, collards, sugar snap peas, carrots, broccoli, pak choi, arugula, onions and lots of lettuces. Late summer and early fall are prime time for fresh cooking – all the summer tomatoes and squash and beans plus the new fall crops. What a feast!

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Late Summer Star Performers –
Black-eyed Susan and Prairie Coneflower

rudbeckia CU 2Prairie plants are eco-friendly and beautiful

Native rudbeckias really come into their own in late summer and fall. The familiar black-eyed Susan also comes in a green-eyed form and in a range of colors from pale yellow to gold to deep
wine-red, many with striking color blends. Butterfly and bee magnets, rudbeckias are among the most reliable perennials for our area, although some varieties are less winter-hardy here and are best treated as annuals. We have a great selection of both types for planting now. Cut them freely for vases in the house; the bloom will continue in the garden well into the fall.

echinacea peachAnother prairie perennial that has become a landscape favorite is the coneflower. The native species are usually pink, magenta or purple, often with gracefully drooping flower petals. Dozens of new varieties have introduced fragrant blooms and a rainbow of new colors and double forms. All are strong growers and almost weatherproof, taking heat, wind and storms, all the while blooming until hard frost. Cut some flowers for indoors; at the end of the season leave some seedheads on the plants through the fall and winter for the birds.

Ask our expert staff for growing tips for these and other prairie perennials.

MId-summer Garden Check Up

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Photo: USDA/Bugwood.org

Japanese beetles have arrived, chewing up flowers and leaves. The grubs live in the soil through most of the year, with the adults emerging in mid-summer. City Floral’s garden supply department has responsible pest control solutions for Japanese Beetle; Milky Spore is recommended for grub control, and Bio-Neem for the adults. Adults can also eliminated by hand-picking and dropping them into hot soapy water.

Late summer also brings an increase in powdery mildew. The leaf disease is favored by soft new growth, warm dry weather and poor air circulation. If your garden beds have become crowded, thin overgrown plants and remove plants that are past their prime. Clean up all the infected leaf litter. Avoid fertilizing now to slow new susceptible growth. If a fungicide is needed for severe problems, ask in garden supplies about the safest options.

Roses are still blooming but they should not be fertilized after mid-August. Roses will be more winter hardy if they do not have tender new growth when cold weather arrives.

Don’t be shy about garden revisions in late summer. You can clean up, cut back, pull plants,
and fill in with fall bloomers. Cooler evenings are good weather for bright chrysanthemums, pansies, snapdragons, and curly-leaved ornamental kale, all available on the annuals patio.

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Stock up on Select Perennials
Tagged Pots in Rose House
50% Off
Selected Pots NOW 60% Off
Check for the pink sticker
See them on the North Patio

Prime Quality Trees & Shrubs –  August 14, 2015
Extraordinary Sale of Select Specimens 40% OFF
All Other Trees & Shrubs 20% OFF

Attention Gardeners & Landscapers!

City Floral presents an unusual opportunity to purchase outstanding specimen trees and shrubs with prices discounted 40% off while supplies last. These are prime quality undamaged selections. Call Angela or Christine at the store at 303 399-1177 for more information. The specimen plants are located for pick up at our growing facility in Golden. Delivery is available at an additional charge. Inquiries about volume purchases are welcome; lot sales are possible.

All other trees and shrubs are 20% off through August 21. Call us for details, or come to City Floral Greenhouse at 1440 Kearney, Denver.

Very Special Trees & Shrubs, Outstanding Values
SPECIMEN TREES, Dimensions from soil level

Orange Dream

Japanese Maple ‘Orange Dream’ (back) 5′ tall x 7′ wide $699.99 NOW $419.99, 3 available

 

Japanese Maple ‘Orange Dream’

Unusual vibrant orange-yellow spring foliage. Summer leaves are bronze-green before turning burnt orange in the fall. Slow grower. Rare and choice.

 

 

 

 

Weeping Redbud

Redbud ‘Lavender Twist’ 6′ tall x 9′ wide, 41″ rootball $1299.99 NOW $799.99 4 available

 

Redbud ‘Lavender Twist’

Weeping zigzag branches in winter, lavender bloom in spring, heart-shaped leaves in summer and pure yellow fall foliage

 

 

 

 

#15 Blue Globe Spruce

‘Blue Globe’ Spruce 2’8″ tall x 3′ wide $249.99 NOW $149.99 15 available

24-30in Blue Globe Spruce

‘Blue Globe’ Spruce 24-30″ tall $224.99 NOW $134.99 11 available

 

‘Blue Globe’ Spruce

Densely branched dwarf blue spruce that holds color all year, brighter in summer.

 

 

 

 

30-36in Graham Blandy Boxwood

Boxwood ‘Graham Blandy’ 30-36″ tall $124.99 NOW $74.99 28 available

#20 Dee Runk Boxwood

Boxwood ‘Dee Runk’ #20 container, 3-4′ tall $199.99 NOW $119.99 10 available

 

Boxwood ‘Graham Blandy’
Narrow upright boxwood, evergreen and densely branched. Up to 8′.

Boxwood ‘Dee Runk’
Rubust columnar boxwood,
vigorous grower up to 10′

 

 

 

Yew Eddy

Yew ‘ H M Eddie’ 5′ or 6′ specimens $324.99-$392.99 NOW $194.99-$235.79 14 total available

3-4ft Erect English Yew

‘Erecta’ English Yew 3-4′ tall $124.99 NOW $74.99 17 available

 

Yew ‘H M Eddie’
Columnar shade-tolerant
evergreen, male selection
so no berries. Good alternative
to arborvitae.

‘Erecta’ English Yew
Formal upright yew with
small leaves, slow growing.

 

 

#45 Tamukeyama

Japanese Maple ‘Tamukeyama’ #45 container, 5′ tall x 5′ wide, rootball 32″ $699.99 NOW $419.99 3 available

 

 

Japanese Maple ‘Tumukeyama’
Connoisseur’s choice for year round red foliage and cascading form. Historic variety documented in 1710.

 

 

 

 

Viridis

Japanese Maple ‘Viridis’ #45 container, 4.5′ tall x 7′ wide, 33″ rootball $1000.00 NOW $600.00 One specimen

 

Japanese Maple ‘Viridis’
Laceleaf maple with cascading rounded form.
Fall color golden yellow
with touches of red.

 

 

 

 

6-7ft Bloodgood

Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’ 7′ tall $274.99 NOW $164.99 One specimen

7-8ft Bloodgood

Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’ 7′ tall x 4′ wide, rootball 30″ $374.99 NOW $224.99 2 available

 

 

Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’
Burgundy red foliage turning scarlet in the fall.
Slender airy tree with blackish-red bark.

 

 

 

 

 

#25 Katsura

Japanese Maple ‘Katsura’ 6′ tall x 5′ wide, rootball 24″ $429.99 NOW $257.99 One Specimen

6-7ft Katsura

Japanese Maple ‘Katsura’ 6′ tall x 6′ wide, rootball 32″ $699.99 NOW $419.99 3 available

 

 

Japanese Maple ‘Katsura’
Upright spreading maple with grey bark and purple branches. Leaves change from spring yellow to lime green in summer and orange in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

10-12ft Vitifolium

Japanese Maple ‘Vitifolium’ 10-12′ tall, 30″ rootball $499.99 NOW $299.99 One specimen

6-7ft Vitifolium

Japanese Maple ‘Vitifolium’ 6-7′ tall $324.99 NOW $194.99 One specimen

 

Japanese Maple ‘Vitifolium’
Strong grower with large grape-like leaves. Copper orange spring foliage that turns green in summer. Fall foliage is deep orange and red.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Bark

Coral Bark Maple, Japanese Maple ‘Sango-kaku’ #150 container, 15′ tall x 5.5′ wide, 44″ rootball $1299.99 NOW $799.99 2 available

 

Coral Bark Maple
Small tree with red-coral bark that deepens in color during the winter. Green leaves with red edges, golden fall color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atropupureum

Japanese Maple ‘Atropurpureum’ #45 container, 9′ tall x 6′ wide $574.99 NOW $344.99 2 available

 

 

Japanese Maple ‘Atropurpureum’
Starry leaves are reddish-purple through spring and summer,
and brilliant red fall color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emperor 1 box specimen

Japanese Maple ‘Emperor I’, 12′ tall x 6′ wide, 36″ rootball $699.99 NOW $419.99 One specimen

 

Japanese Maple ‘Emperor I’
Strong upright small tree with translucent red leaves all year.
Good frost tolerance as it will leaf out later than other maples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Delicious + Garden Rewards Specials – August 7, 2015

Garden Fresh Sipping

Fresh vegetables and fruit from the garden are such good eating. Keep the flavor going with fresh beverages. Iced teas with herbs, homemade smoothies and juices, and savory sangrias are delicious summer drinks that use the fresh produce from your garden.

Instead of making only sauce, use some of the tomato bounty to make tomato juice; spice it up with fresh peppers and onion. Add some baby carrots to the juicer with apple slices, orange juice and a small piece of fresh ginger to make a tangy new drink. A handful of fresh mint or lemon balm leaves in the ice tea pitcher tastes like summer too.

For summer evenings try some sangria, wine steeped with fresh fruit and served over ice. White wine sangrias are wonderful with thin slices of honeydew melon, cucumber, lime, kiwi, green grapes, mint and honey. Use oranges, peaches, plum, apple or pear in red wine sangria with applemint or basil. Put it all together and give the wine time to soak up all the goodness and aroma. Add some seltzer for sparkle and serve. It’s a sweet way to end a summer day.

Tomato Garden Salads

Fresh greens, new potatoes and shallots, tender green beans, and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed with lemony-herb vinaigrette and garnished with curly parsley just snipped from the garden. Easy to grow, easy to make, and delicious. Add some grilled chicken to take it from starter to entree.

2 lbs. fresh green beans – blanched 3 minutes
1 lb. new red potatoes – cooked tender & halved
1 lb. fresh tomatoes

Vinaigrette- 2 tbsp. minced shallot, 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1 tsp. lemon zest, 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper, 6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar, 3/4 cup olive oil, 1 tsp. minced lemon balm, 1 tsp. honey. Whisk briskly until blended. Pour over vegetables. Garnish with fresh parsley, chives and sea salt.

Set a Pretty Table

Durable and decorative tableware is even better when it is light weight and unbreakable. Platters, plates and bowls in solid colors and summer patterns made of Melamine, and shatter-proof polycarbonate tumblers and stemware are found in the City Floral gift shop. Nearby find stemless wine glasses, copper mugs and lots of other tabletop wares. A pretty table transforms dinner into an event with friends and family, a time to linger late on a summer night. We’re halfway through summer. Have you invited friends to share a summer meal yet?

Summer Hours
Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
Sundays 10 am – 5 pm

MORE GREAT BARGAINS!
Garage Sale open weekends through August.
Prices now 60-75% Off!
This weekend Sat. Aug 8 & Sun. Aug. 9

 

 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
Orchids 25% Off
Selected Pots 50% Off
See them on the North Patio
Perennial Berries & Brambles 25% Off
Offer Valid: Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9

Fountains + Water Gardens + Rewards Specials – July 31, 2015

Aquatic Plants … Water Lilies and More

You don’t need an expanse of water lilies like a Monet painting to enjoy a little water in your garden. Small ponds, disappearing fountains or a water-filled container can do the trick.
Water, plants, a few fish maybe, magic!

Water lilies can be large and luscious, or tiny enough to grow in a bucket. Add tall cannas, large-leaved taro and arrowheads, slender rushes and cattails for height and drama. Floating on the surface, shifting with the breeze, use duckweed, water hyacinth and water lettuce to create a mobile “ground cover”. City Floral has experts to advise you on how to select the right plants for your water garden.

Water features in the garden are endlessly fascinating. There are so many ways to add water to landscapes and urban spaces; maybe you would like a traditional garden fountain, a disappearing fountain or a small container garden. Just add a few plants, a miniature water lily and a bubbler for fun.

City Floral’s aquatics department has plants, pumps, filters, aerators, lighting, and water conditioners. We have experienced staff to help you select what you’ll need for the new water feature and give you tips for keeping it healthy and attractive. Algae can be a problem but treatments are available. Pondcare’s Algaefix is safe to use with fish and pond plants. For heavy algae or cleaning away mineral deposits & stains, check with us for product recommendations. We can help!

Dragonflies, Frogs and Fish

Water attracts life – – and art!
Dragonflies, frogs and toads, and fish are a welcome presence in the water garden. They are fun to watch and work hard as the mosquito control patrol.

You can decorate the garden with critters too, like this little fish sculpture. City Floral has dozens of garden sculptures from large to small, with all sorts of decorative wildlife in the gift shop as well. Pick up some dragonfly candles, a frog flower pot, or a petite pond for a fairy garden.

MORE GREAT BARGAINS!
Garage Sale open weekends only in July and August.
Prices now 60-75% Off! 

New prices start this weekend Sat. Aug 1 & Sun. Aug. 2

 
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
20% Off Fountains
Stand-alone fountains
(Excluding Disappearing Fountains)
20% Off All Aquatic Plants
All #1 Perennials
1-5 – 20% Off
6-9 – 30% Off
10 or more – 40% Off
While supplies last. Does not apply to special orders.
Offer Valid: Saturday August 1 and Sunday August 2

Cool and Shady + Rewards Specials – July 24, 2015

Gardening in the Shade
Cool and green and easy

The shady parts of your garden can be a challenge. Many gardeners let the limited light limit variety in their plant selections too, but it doesn’t need to! New varieties of foliage plants provide color and contrasting textures for shade. There are perennials, shrubs and small trees to choose from, with spring bloom, bold leaves or fall color. Smaller plants include coral bells, lady’s mantle, and annual begonias and impatiens. Remember that there are different kinds of shade so ask our staff for plant recommendations for the amount of light and moisture in your shady location. The perennials patio is filled with hostas, pulmonaria, lamium, ferns and more. Shrubs for shade and specimen trees are there too.

Flowers for Hot Spots

Super-sunny hot spots are another garden challenge. Plants for these areas need to be able to tolerate heat, the intense high altitude Colorado sun, and dry soils. There are many outstanding perennials that are good in these places. They will need regular watering for the first year or so until they are well established. After that they will bloom and bloom with surprisingly little care. Coneflowers are one of the best selections for hot-spot blooming. Once available only in their native magenta and shades of purple, these prairie plants now come in an array of colors from red to orange to yellow and mango and white. Other prairie plants that are great in the hot spot are the new varieties of agastache, penstemon and and oxeye daisies. All will bloom through the heat and on into early fall. We have a great selection of sun-lovers for you on the perennials patio. Come see!

Summer Sunday Hours
Sundays 10 am – 5 pm

City Floral’s Annual
Garage Sale!

Find something new for your home and garden at our annual garage sale.
Huge discounts on discontinued, minor flood-damaged, chip-and crack, scratch-and-dent and holiday decorating items.
Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns.

GREAT BARGAINS!
Garage Sale open weekends only in July and August.
Prices starting at 50% Off!
Garage Sale: Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26

Garden Rewards Specials
 
All Hostas 20% Off
 
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Photo: KENPEI Wikimedia CC3.0
All Japanese Maples 20% Off
 
  
All 6″ Houseplants 20% Off
 

All Hats 20% Off
Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Hats
Great selection! Fresh inventory arrives weekly.
Offer Valid: Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26

Sweet Nights + Garden Rewards Specials – July 16. 2015

Night Flowers –
Evening bloom and fragrance

Time in the garden is often in the evening. After the working and weeding, it is a place to relax until well after dark. Can you see your garden after dusk? Increase the visibility with white, lime green and silver foliage and include lots of white and pale flowers. Better yet, smell the garden! There are flowers that open at evening and others that release their fragrance in the darkening hours. City Floral has plants for a summer night’s garden – petunias, trumpet-flowered brugmansias and daturas, jasmines, evening primrose, nicotiana, hosta, honeysuckle, mock orange, caladiums, and selections of chartreuse tropicals. Ask our expert staff for recommendations for night gardens and planting advice.

Lanterns and Lights for Summery Nights

Light up the night with lanterns. Their soft light adds glow to evening entertaining. Place lanterns along paths and in flower beds, or on the table top. Hang some from the garden umbrella, the arbor or the trees. Have a luau with tiki torches. Check in the gift shop for colorful lanterns, solar and electric lights, candles, and torches.


Summer Sunday Hours
Sundays 10 am – 5 pm


City Floral’s Annual
Garage Sale!

Find something new for your home and garden at our annual garage sale.
Huge discounts on discontinued, minor flood-damaged, chip-and crack, scratch-and-dent and holiday decorating items.
Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns.

GREAT BARGAINS!
Garage Sale open weekends only in July and August.
Prices starting at 50% Off!

Summer + Garage Sale + Rewards Specials – July 10, 2015

Penstemons – Summer bloom and Western color

Perennial penstemons are top summer bloomers for borders, prairie gardens, rock gardens, and xeriscapes. These tough informal plants thrive in those hot, dry, sunny, and rocky places that drive gardeners crazy. Many of the new garden penstemons are selections of western natives or hybrids of the western plants. They have tubular flowers in a variety of jewel colors – intense blues and purples, red and hot pink – which are loved by hummingbirds and other pollinators. Find them on the Perennials Patio. Ask our expert staff for recommendations and planting advice.

Summer Picnics & Pickles

What’s in your picnic basket? Peanut butter with home-grown homemade strawberry jelly maybe. Or bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwiches with your own lettuce and tomatoes? Use some of your garden produce to make pickles too.

Garden Fresh Refrigerator Pickles

2 lbs. thin sliced vegetables in rounds or spears – cucumbers, peppers, shallot, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, radishes, or whole green beans, cherry tomatoes, okra, cauliflower florets
1 large onion thin sliced
1/4 salt
water
Place vegetables in bowl, toss with salt, cover with water. Let stand one hour, drain, do not rinse.

2 cups vinegar – white, cider, wine or rice
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon ground tumeric
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Other spices- celery seed, garlic, ginger, whole peppercorn, coriander, fennel, horseradish, chiles, bayleaf, marmalade
In non-aluminum saucepan, mix vinegar, sugar and spices, bring to boil for 5 minutes. Pour over vegetables, let stand two hours tossing occasionally before moving into covered containers and refrigerating. Chill overnight. Will keep a month or longer but they probably will be gone in no time.

Prefer to get them ready made? City Floral has exceptional pickles from our local pickle maker The Real Dill. You will find them in the gift shop, along with picnic baskets and totes, and other summer entertaining goodies.

Summer Sunday Hours
Sundays 10 am – 5 pm

 City Floral’s Annual
Garage Sale!
 
Find something new for your home and garden at our annual garage sale.
Huge discounts on discontinued, minor flood-damaged, chip-and crack, scratch-and-dent and holiday decorating items.
Cash only, sold as-is, no holds, no advance shopping, no returns.
GREAT BARGAINS! 
Garage Sale open weekends only in July and August.
Prices starting at 50% Off!
 
Garage Sale: Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12
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Garden Rewards Specials
 
All Penstemons 20% Off
 
 
All Annuals 25% Off
 
 
All 12″ Hanging Baskets in Plastic Pots $19.99
All Hanging Baskets in Moss Containers 30% Off
Great selection! Fresh inventory arrives weekly.
Offer Valid: Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12

Hail of a Sale + Rewards Specials – June 26, 2015

June Weather

Feeling soggy and a bit tattered?

Gardeners are always rising to the challenges of adverse weather. Our gardens make it worth the trouble. City Floral is freshened up and restocked and ready to go after the flash flood this week. Our plants were safe in the covered greenhouses and, except for a few things on the patios, everything came through in good condition. The flood did leave its mark though so watch for some great bargains on items with minor water damage in our Summer Garage Sales starting next weekend. We will keep you posted!

Hail Recovery

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the garden, here comes more wind, rain and hail! The ground around your trees and shrubs may look like chopped salad, bits of leaves everywhere. Fortunately, given a little time to grow new leaves and soak up the sunshine again, they will be fine. Annuals and vegetables will not do as well. If they are so battered that there are really no leaves left, it is time to replant. It’s still not too late. City Floral has plenty of vigorous selections ready for your garden.

Trim off damaged foliage and keep on eye on the rest of the garden. Soggy soils may result in root rot, particularly in xeric plants. Don’t water until the soils are well dried. Encourage air movement in the garden with some judicious pruning if needed. If you need advice on treating root rot or foliage problems, come to City Floral for recommendations. For a general boost, we do recommend Age Old Organics Kelp Solution for your plants.

Mosquito Control Time

Mosquitoes breed in standing water. With this much rain, there is bound to be some left behind. Check your garden in all the likely places that might serve as a mosquito hatchery, places like unused plastic pools or toys, buckets, old tires, and bird baths. Other breeding grounds include gutters that don’t drain, soggy spots around leaky faucets, or depressions in tree stumps. Empty the water, fix the drainage, or treat the water with a mosquito control product. This would be a good time to add fish to any garden water features. A recirculating pump will keep the water moving and discourage mosquito populations. Ask the City Floral experts about mosquito control options.

 
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
Hail of a Sale
20% Off All Perennials
30% Off Hail Damaged Trees
40% Off All Vegetables
50% Off All Petunias!
Offer Valid: Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28

Berries + Father’s Day + Rewards Specials – June 18, 2015

Berries and Brambles

Berries are one of the finest flavors of summer. In baked deserts, salads, ice creams, sorbets and cocktails, fresh berries are a special treat.

Strawberries are the most common homegrown berries, along with raspberries and blackberries. If you are gardening in a small space there are container varieties so you can harvest berries too. City Floral has many strawberries varieties including the tiny sweet Alpine berry, ornamental pink-flowered ones with red fruit, and for something different – white strawberries!

On the perennials patio you will find selections of raspberries from red to gold, blackberry, blueberry, Goji berry, and lingonberry. Our garden experts can tell you all about them. Try something new and delicious!

Classic Summer Treat

Make a strawberry shortcake this weekend to celebrate summer.

Berries- Sweet and delicious
* 4 cups berries crushed or sliced, with 2 tablespoons of sugar
Shortcake- Rich and crumbly
* Blend 2 cups flour, 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder,          1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt
* Cut in 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* Mix 1 large egg, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup buttermilk
* Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and blend with fork to make dough
* Roll out 3/4″ thick and cut with biscuit cutter to make 6 rounds
* Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes to golden brown
Whipped Cream – The real stuff!
* Whip 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and 2 tablespoons sugar to soft peaks

Put it all together! Split the shortcake, cover the bottom with berries and cream, add the top of the biscuit, and finish it off with more berries and cream. Enjoy!

Father’s Day

Gardening Dads need to relax after working outdoors. The City Floral gift shop has a variety of gift ideas for grilling, patio entertaining, and just hanging out with the family. We’ve got books and summer games too. Have you visited the gift shop?

Blueberries in Colorado

If you love blueberries and would like to grow them in your Colorado garden, City Floral has plants and growing tips for you. There are some native lowbush blueberries in Colorado, up in the mountains, but the plump berries you crave for muffins and salads are highbush varieties. These are native to other areas of the United States where the soils are acidic. This is important because Colorado soils are not. But you can grow blueberries with some advance planning and a sense of adventure.

Blueberries require acidic soil to thrive, flower and fruit. Experienced Colorado growers recommend planting in pure sphagnum peat with a variety of methods: peat-filled trenches, raised beds, and container planting. It is also essential that the soil stays evenly moist throughout the growing season. If you expect to be away from your garden and not able to monitor watering, consider installing a drip irrigation system and timers. Finally, be sure to provide protection from winter winds. Blueberries are available in a number of very cold hardy varieties but they are vulnerable to winter drying winds. Container grown blueberries will also benefit from frost protection for the roots. Insulate the container or move it to a protected location for the winter. All blueberries appreciate winter watering when temperatures are above freezing.
blueberry

Blueberries are very ornamental. White or pink flowers appear in the spring and off and on through the summer, depending on the variety. Glossy green leaves turn brilliant red and orange in the fall. And of course there are those berries! Blue as blue can be – unless they are pink. Take a look at Pink Lemonade for a berry surprise.

 
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
Pro Mix Peat Moss
2 cu ft Fortified Loose Fill
Reg. $13.99
Sale Price $10.99
Weekend Only
While Supplies Last
Vegetables!
Buy One Get One Free
Same Size Offer
Geraniums
All Sizes
25% Off
Offer Valid: Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21

 

 

Great Roses + Fresh Annuals + Rewards Specials – June 11, 2015

Growing Roses in Colorado

So many kinds of roses and so many colors! Container grown roses can be planted now and through the summer. Come to the rose house to take your pick of hybrid tea roses, English roses, shrub roses, miniature, climbers, and more.

Plant your roses in a bright location with at least 5-6 hrs of sunlight. Keep the soil moist until the roots are well established and protect from the wind. Fertilize through the spring until early August and enjoy the flowers. Roses can be grown in containers too. Potted roses are great for small areas or as accents on patios and decks. Miniature and other compact roses are perfect for pots. Add a trellis to the pot for a tall colorful rose accent in a mixed container with annuals and trailing vines.

Ask for help from our expert staff to select everything you need to add some roses to your garden. For varieties and ideas visit the City Floral galleries on Pinterest; we’ve just added Roses recommended for Colorado. The American Rose Society has more information and how-to videos too.

Fresh Annuals!

Do you feel like you are late planting this year? You are not alone. Everyone is a little under the weather. Waiting is hard on gardeners and can be hard on plants too.

City Floral has an advantage – we have our own growing facilities. If our plants aren’t perfect we can send them over to the Golden greenhouses for a rejuvenating vacation. And we are always growing brand new material. Racks and racks of fresh annuals, herbs and vegetables arrive every morning. They are checked one more time before going onto the sales floor for your selection. You will always be getting the very best quality City Floral Grown plants.

Roses in the Landscape

Roses can be part of every style of landscaping. There are formal rose gardens, cottage gardens with English roses, mixed borders with perennials and roses, and a new trend is shrub roses with ornamental grasses, stunning! Roses can be used as foundation plantings or prized specimens. Consider a fragrant rose hedge or a flower-covered vine to screen a view. Climbers can accent arbors and pergolas, or scramble up a trellis. Did you know there are groundcover roses too? Rose hybridizers have developed so many improved hardy and disease resistant varieties that roses are easy and adaptable to almost every use in the landscape. Get inspired!

Summer Flowering Shrubs for Sun or Shade

Summer brings more than roses. There are flowering shrubs in bloom all summer for bright or shady locations The most colorful flowering shrub for shade is Hydrangea. Many of the newest hydrangeas have light and airy lace-cap flowers, a contrast to the full balls of blooms so familiar to gardeners.

For sunny spots, choose Potentilla, Viburnum, Spirea, Butterfly Bush, or blue-flowering Caryopteris. For the largest blooms, come see the hardy hibiscus selections – the old Rose of Sharon comes in many new colors.

The bloom season for native shrubs is not as long but their seasonal interest and beauty is perfect for Colorado landscapes.

Kid Stuff for Young Gardeners

Summer is here – rain and all. Encourage your children to get out and splash and dig and garden. The City Floral gift shop has some of the most colorful tools and hats for kids you can imagine. There are pint-size buckets, watering cans, gloves and shovels. We have children’s garden books and games too. Bring the kids!

 
 Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:
$5 Off Rose Bushes
Limit 4
25% Off
Wave Petunias
Jumbo 4 or Jumbo 6 Packs
Perfect for Summer Baskets
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Colorado Perennials + Rewards Specials – June 4, 2015

Outstanding Perennials

Many of our top garden performers are selected varieties of North American native plants. Columbines, Coreopsis, the black-eyed Rudbeckias, the prairie coneflowers of Echinacea, the hummingbird magnets in Penstemon and Agastache were thriving wild before they became garden divas. Cultivars with improved flowering, new colors, stronger stems and disease resistance are introduced every year. They are great attractions for birds and pollinators. Be sure you have some in your landscape or container gardens.

Landscaping with Perennials

You can count on perennials – they come back year after year. From carpeting groundcovers like creeping phlox to spires of flowers like foxtail lily and delphinium, perennials can fill every niche in the garden. The City Floral experts can help you select perennials that will keep your garden in bloom from early spring to fall. For form, fragrance and cut flowers for the dining table, perennials can’t be beat.

Compost for Organic Enrichment

Compost, home-made or commercial, is the result of the decomposition of a mix of leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, non-meat kitchen waste, twigs, shredded paper, straw and hay. Be sure to add it to the soil when planting perennials, trees and shrubs, or when starting a new vegetable garden. It provides long-term soil conditioning and nutrients to garden soils. Mature compost is crumbly and fragrant of earth. It contains nitrogen, other nutrients and beneficial soil microbes. Making your own compost requires time and some space but it is not difficult. There are even small composters for tiny yards and balconies. If you want ready-made, City Floral has what you need. We recommend Nature’s Yield bagged compost. There is detailed information about organic compost at the Colorado State University Extension website. Our staff can help you with guidelines on using compost; be sure to ask them!

New at City Floral

Summer flowers and foliage are everywhere, baskets full and pots overflowing with color. Brighten up all those outdoor spaces for summer entertaining. While you are here, stroll through the gift shop for cushions, candle lamps, picnic ware and spices. We’ve been waiting for warm weather. Now set yourself a summer table.

 

 
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Patio Paradise + Rewards Specials- May 28, 2015

Dazzling Tropicals

From tropical trees and vines to technicolor shrubs and jewel-toned flowers, we have the plants for your patio paradise.

Stroll through the greenhouses to select Bananas, Palms, Rubber Plants, Fiddle Leaf Fig, Bougainvillas, Mandevillas, Jasmines, Sweet Potato Vine, Coleus, Crotons, Elephant Ears,Ti Plant, Ferns, Bromeliads, Tillandsias, Canna, Hibiscus, Dwarf Citrus, and patios full of intensely colorful annuals. Check here for an online preview of many of the plants useful in a creating a tropical setting.

City Floral’s tropical experts recommend frequent fertilizing of tropical plants using acidic fertilizer alternating with a bloom-boosting fertilizer. Ask them for more tips on growing these exotics.

Tropical Style for Colorado

Would you like to create a little personal Hawaii for a home retreat? You can do it!

Select plants with huge or exotic leaves, some trailing vines, accents of multi-colored foliage, and a few large bright flowers. Plant densely or use pots in profusion to create a layered shady place. Include a sitting area or a chaise lounge so you and your guests can enjoy the tropical interlude.

Tropicals will thrive with a little protection from wind, and regular fertilizer. When fall arrives, they can move indoors as houseplants. Others can be cut back and stored. Ask our City Floral staff about the best way to overwinter your selections. And for ideas, see the Pinterest gallery for creating Style with Tropical Plants.

Veggie Update

You have time! No, you haven’t missed out on vegetable season. Phil, our vegetable expert, assures gardeners that you are not planting too late. If you had planted earlier the plants would have just sat there in the relentless rain, not growing, or rotting away. Now the conditions are ideal. Plant now and watch them grow. And if you want a jumpstart on the season, there are some large container vegetables ready to go! We’ve got a great selection. Pick up some good eating for the summer garden.

New Containers in Tropical Colors

Flowers pots are often mild-mannered terracotta, brown or grey. Get bold with some really tropical colors for the container garden. Not sure how to use these super-bright colors in your garden? We have a gallery of tropical color container gardens to get you started. Need tips on planting containers?

Be sure to ask our staff. We’d love to help you!

 
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Offer Valid: Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31

New Annuals + Fabulous Foliage – May 22, 2015

New Annuals
One of the many Spring things to look forward to every year is the arrival of new varieties of plants. The season brings the introduction of new species, new colors and forms, and improved garden performance. Here are a few highlights of new annuals for 2015.

Supertunia Black Cherry

Amazing color! Lightly ruffled flowers of velvety rich cherry darkening to black centers are produced in abundance on vigorous trailing plants. Supertunias are bred for non-stop blooming, heat tolerance and disease resistance. Black Cherry is a rapid grower, 8-12″ high and up to two feet wide. In the landscape, place it close to the front so that you can enjoy the color and detail. In containers it stands alone or makes dramatic combinations. It is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, and it is fragrant!

Ray Salmon Petunia

Large salmon-orange flowers with creamy throats cover compact rounded plants. This variety, a top performer in Colorado field trials last year, is available for gardeners this year. These are tidy, ball-shaped petunias that grow about 10″ wide and 12″ tall.

New Coleus with Fabulous Foliage

Coleus are new again! Imagine the most fantastic lobed, frilled, fringed and lacy leaves in the wildest color combinations you’ve ever dreamed of – and then come see the new Under the Sea series of coleus. They are inspirational! Create something exotic with ferns and other foliage plants. The varieties in the picture are Sea Weed and Sun Fish with a Bird’s Nest fern. Come see the rest of the collection. Pick out a combination, a container, and go wild!

Geraniums for Continuous Summer Bloom

Geraniums just say Summer. They speak of warm summer mornings and old-fashioned charm. City Floral has a great selection of geraniums, a dazzling array of standard upright varieties, fancy-leaved zonal varieties, dainty scented geraniums, and trailing ivy geraniums. Ivy geraniums are strong additions to containers and baskets, providing attractive foliage and vivid color. Try the new Great Balls of Fire series this year. They have showy heads of double flowers in 8 non-fading colors.

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2″ and 3″ Green Spike Dracena

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 Great Vertical Accent for Container Gardens

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Offer Valid: Saturday May 23, Sunday May 24 and Monday May 25

Vertical Gardens + Garden Specials – May 15, 2015

Growing Up – Vertical Gardening

Landscapes are multi-dimensional. Groundcovers, lawns, and flower beds serve as the base, the floor so to speak. We even talk of “carpet bedding”. But look up. Go from a horizontal focus to a vertical one. Use the air space!

Consider vines, the plants that climb. Many are naturally upward bound, like garden peas, clematis and morning glories. Trailing plants are naturals in hanging baskets, where the leaves and flowers drape down over the pot. There are tree forms of many favorite flowering shrubs like roses and azaleas, crating an aerial hedge that raises the color above the ground. Look for these plants on the City Floral patio.

Look at the garden with a new eye. Where can you grow vertical? Need some ideas? We’ve collected a gallery of Vertical Gardening examples on Pinterest.

New Vining Vegetables

Grow your veggie patch vertically and create more planting space! Many vining and spreading vegetable plants benefit from the support offered by a trellis, pen, or fence. Even if you aren’t pressed for space in the garden, there are many reasons to “go skyward”:
•Harvesting easier – no crawling around!
•Pests can’t reach the crop as easily on the ground.
•Vining plants cast a bit of welcome shade onto neighboring crops.
•Your crop ripens more evenly and cleanly

Tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, and peas are crops that usually need some sort of support, but many other fruiting plants benefit from vertical growth too. Try peppers, baby pumpkins, summer squash of all types, berries, and even small melons on vertical supports. This year’s list of new vegetables has some climbers that would be fun to try.

Green Fingers Cucumber – NEW

For snacking, salads and pickles, grow some mini-cucumbers that are smooth, thin-skinned, crispy, and ready to pick when just 3-5 long. The vigorous vines are self-pollinating and set fruits reliably even in difficult conditions. The small fruit have exceptionally good taste and flavor.

Suyo Cucumber – NEW

Suyo Long is a traditional variety from China that offers an abundance of delicious, burpless, crispy cucumbers. Growing to 16″ long on vigorous vines, the sweet ribbed fruits can be picked at any stage, from very young to fully mature. Perfect for eating fresh or for pickling. Grow it on a trellis for straighter fruits.

Baby Bumps Pumpkin – NEW

Baby Bumps is a bright orange, cute, small, lump- bumpy mini-pumpkin, only 2 or 3 lbs. It is the newest member of the “SUPER FREAK™” pumpkins, odd little characters that make unusual small jack-o-lanterns. They are good for making pies too!

Learn more about new vegetable varieties, from artichoke to zucchini.

Green Walls

Planting a green wall is made easy with new planting systems. From simple hanging fabric wall pockets to more complex installations with planting spaces and watering systems, growing up the wall has never been more stylish.

Green walls are beautiful indoors with tropical and foliage plants. Outdoors in the sun, fill the pockets with colorful flowering annuals to make a bright living mosaic. Herbs and miniature vegetables on the wall would be great near an outdoor kitchen.

Vines on a Trellis

Vines need support. Often a tree or a fence will suffice, but practical and ornamental options come in every size and material. Consider the height of the mature plant and the weight of foliage and fruit. A heavily loaded beefsteak tomato vine will need a sturdier support than the more delicate flowering Clematis. City Floral has many choices, from wall-mounted wrought iron to brightly colored tomato cages.

 

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Offer Valid: Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17

Mother’s Day + Annual Flowers – May 7, 2015

Annuals

City Floral has annual flowers in stunning colors with blooms from large to small. From sunny gardens to shady nooks, we can help you find just the right plants for flower beds, containers and hanging baskets. The Annuals Patio is filled to overflowing. Petunias and Geraniums, Impatiens and a flood of flowering beauties are ready for you. Visit us soon!

Make a Container Garden for your Mother

Make Mom something special this year, a gift from the heart. We have a number of easy ideas for Mother’s Day creations on Pinterest that would be fun to make with your children. For a wonderful large container garden, browse the colorful ideas and plants from Proven Winners. Ask for City Floral experienced staff to help you with selecting pots, soil, and plant varieties for the perfect gift.

Icarus, Part Shade to Shady Location, for Spring

Nonstop Begonia, Lobelia,& Sweet Potato Vine
In a 16″ round container, plant two Nonstop Begonias, at 3 o’clock and 11 o’clock. Add two Blue Lobelia at 12 and 7 o’clock. Finish with one Sweet Potato Vine at 5 o’clock. This lovely combination of bright yellow, cool blue and the dark vine foliage will bloom best when given some shade and kept evenly moist. What a cheery addition to Mother’s garden!

Velveteen Vibe, Sunny Location, for Summer

Lavender & Catmint
Use a 12″ container for this combination of sweetly fragrant blues. The spicy scent of the Lavender blends beautifully with the herbal warmth of the Catmint. All you need is one plant of each variety – Sweet Lavender and Catmint. Plant them with some space between them so that they have room to fill out and bloom. Water well when needed and allow the surface of the soil to dry between waterings. This is a great combination for a sunny patio. Place it near your seating so that Mom can enjoy the scent on a summer evening.

Confetti Gardens are Easy to Make

Here’s a really fun and simple way to make great container gardens. Confetti Garden mixes are two or three different summer flowers selected to combine into one beautiful pot. Transplant the mix pot into a larger container to grow and bloom. For maximum impact, plant two or three Confetti pots into a generous-sized container, basket or flower box. The plants will grow larger but will retain their shapes and flower all summer. Plant one Confetti selection or mix several together in one container for uninhibited color.

Hanging Baskets

Look up! Flowering baskets take the color to the air. The Patios and Greenhouses are filled with baskets ready to brighten your outdoor living. Choose from subtle one-color blends to vibrant combinations. For shady spots City Floral has baskets of fuchsias, begonias, and lots of ferns too.

 

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Offer Valid: Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10

New Vegetables – April 30, 2015

Best Vegetable Garden Ever!

May is here. It’s garden time! Fresh delicious vegetables from your garden are good for you, body and spirit! City Floral Greenhouse has new varieties for gourmet gardeners and the tried and true vegetables for old time flavor, along with all the supplies from row cover to tomato cages. For young gardeners we have Powerful Plants, a special line of vegetable seeds for children. Indoor gardeners will find everything they need for window sill herb gardens and mini greenhouses for microgreens. Take a look at our Peppers and Tomatoes on Pinterest. Click here for a Colorado vegetable planting guide. For ideas and varieties for vegetable container gardening, try this.

New Tomatoes

Indigo Rose

What makes tomatoes purple? The same anthocyanins that make blueberries blue. The color comes from wild tomato varieties bred into garden tomatoes. The colorful and tasty Indigo tomato series was developed at Oregon State for the home grower. Indigo Rose has 2-3″ fruits with blue-purple skin and red flesh and a full tomato flavor. The plants are vigorous producers. Harvest when the fruit is soft and the bottom has turned red.

Bumblebee Series

The Bumblebees are Cherry tomatoes with stripes, unusually beautiful and delicious. City Floral has Bumblebee Pink and Bumblebee Purple. Grow them both for eating fresh, in salads or vegetable trays. Shiny fruit with great colors. Plants produce good crops throughout the season.

Grafted Vegetables Coming Soon!

Grafted vegetables are created by attaching the top part of one plant (the scion) to the root system of a separate plant (the rootstock). The rootstock contributes vigor and disease resistance while the scion is chosen for exceptional fruit flavor or quality. The resulting plant is more vigorous and productive. The technique has long been used with fruit and nut trees. City Floral will soon offer Ketchup & Fries Tomato-Potato for containers and vegetable gardens. For more information, click here.

Grow some spinach and make a spring salad!

Asparagus Spinach Red Pepper Salad

6 tablespoons olive oil; 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips; 1 lb asparagus, in 1″ diagonal cuts; 1 shallot, sliced thin; 1 tablespoon wine vinegar plus 1 teaspoon wine vinegar; 1 garlic clove, minced; 1/2 lb. Baby Spinach; 4 ounces soft cheese, crumbs or chunks; Salt & fresh ground pepper. 1.Heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet over high heat until beginning to smoke; add red pepper and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes, stirring once after 1 minute. Add asparagus, 1/4 teaspoons salt and 1/8 teaspoons pepper; cook until asparagus is browned and almost tender, about 2 minutes, stirring once after 1 minute. Stir in shallot and cook until softened and asparagus is tender-crisp, about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Transfer to large plate and cool, 5 minutes. 2.Whisk remaining 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar, garlic, 1/4 teaspoons salt and 1/8 teaspoons pepper in medium bowl until combined. In large bowl, toss spinach with 2 tablespoons dressing and divide among salad plates. Toss asparagus mixture with remaining dressing and place a portion over spinach; divide cheese among salads and serve.

News from the Greenhouse

New plants are arriving daily! Annuals, perennials, tropical patio plants, and flowering shrubs and trees. A note for rose gardeners: We regret to report that the rose crop had some failures. New roses have been ordered. Visit our greenhouse to see the varieties that are available or check our list on Pinterest. Sod will be available this weekend. Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 10th. Bring her a flowering plant or something from our gift shop,or pick up a gift card!

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Offer Valid: Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3

New Pottery & Disappearing Fountains – April 23, 2015

New Pottery

Thinking about changing out your patio pots this year? We bring in container loads of pottery to choose from. There is a wonderful assortment of colors, styles and sizes for every location, from window sill to outdoor entertainment area. You don’t have to have a garden to garden – grow something in a pot! —

Disappearing Fountains

Have the great sound of a babbling fountain without the maintenance of open water. Flowing water is cooling, soothing and masks noise pollution. Attracts birds and butterflies to your garden as well. Easy to install. Come see our experts at City Floral today! —

Lettuce and Other Cool Season Vegetables

Mild spring days and cool early spring nights are ideal for the cool season vegetables. Broccoli, spinach, chard, collards and lettuce are available in City Floral’s greenhouse and patio. Transplant the vegetables into your garden and keep them moist until new growth appears. It’s a good time to plant onion sets and potatoes as well. Spring peas like cool weather too. Remember to provide a trellis for the climbing varieties. —

Perennials, Trees & Shrubs Patio Now Open!

Spring bloom is here! Flowering shrubs and trees add color and structure to your landscape. Make your selections while your can see them in bloom. Layer the garden with flowering perennials and fill in with a variety of foliage plants. We have new shipments of perennials, trees and shrubs for you to browse.

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

$10 OFF Any Ceramic Pot $50 or More Limit 4 Pots   Lettuce 4″ Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Offer Valid: Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26

Spring Fever – Or Not? – April 16, 2015

Cool, Rainy, and Windy Days Ahead

Wait a minute! It’s raining on my spring parade! Everyone is so ready for warmer weather and sunny days, but it is still April in Colorado. Cool and rainy weather is back, with gusty winds and even snow. Hey, we really need the moisture, right? Time for some cool weather garden activities. Remember to protect tender plants by covering them with Frost Guard fabric. Move containers and baskets to a sheltered location until it the wind lets up and things warm up again. ~~~

Cool Season Gardening

The cool damp weather will be great for lawns, spring flowering annuals and cool season vegetables like peas, kale, broccoli and spinach. It’s a good time to overseed the grass and sow more lettuce. Weeds are easier to pull from moist soil. Don’t let a little mud keep you out of the garden! ~~~

Perennial Patio Now Open!

Early spring perennials can take some cold. We are fully stocked with a selection of gorgeous perennials for early spring days. Plus we have new shipments of trees and shrubs for you to browse. Warmer weather will return soon!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Fresh Spring Green for your Home 10″ Boston or Kimberly Queen Ferns Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Offer Valid: Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19

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Freeze Damage and Spring Perennials – April 9, 2015

Fall Cold Snap

Remember the hard freeze Colorado experienced last November? The temperature dropped drastically from the high 60’s to a chilling -14 degrees in a day’s time. Typically weather cools gradually in the fall, triggering plants to go into dormancy until spring. Last year the sudden freeze caught many trees and shrubs, evergreens in particular, before dormancy. Now we are seeing unprecedented freeze damage as it becomes visible with the spring thaw. Freeze damage appears on trees as white, yellow, or brown needles and leaves, where normally they would show green. Boxwood show burnt tips and dead branches. Feel the buds on the plants to determine if the damage is long-lasting. If the buds feel lively and soft to the touch when you press them between your fingers, the plant should be okay. If buds crumble in your fingers, sadly the plant may have irreparable damage. For shrubs and perennials, check for black and brittle roots, one sign of severe freeze damage. If you have extensive damage in your garden, talk to our staff at City Floral about special pricing on replacement plant orders. —

Perennial Patio Now Open!

Early spring is a great time to plant perennials, trees & shrubs. We are fully stocked with a HUGE selection of gorgeous perennials for lots of spring color. Plus, we have new shipments of trees and shrubs for you to browse. Warmer weather is arriving soon! —

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Early Season Perennials 4 ½” Pots, Buy 3 Get 1 Free

City Floral Grown: Bountiful Basils Get a spicy start to spring flavor: Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Offer Valid: Saturday April 11 and Sunday April 12

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Spring Decor & Entertaining for Easter – April 3, 2015

Spring Decor from City Floral

Are you hosting family or friends for Easter this year? City Floral has your floral decorations and centerpieces covered with tons of beautiful blooming plants to brighten up your house. Come into City Floral today to choose from our wide selection of lilies, hydrangeas, easter grass, and more. You can also add pops of color at the edges of your outdoor garden or patio with colorful pansies and poppies. —

New Items in the Gift Shop

With the continuing warm weather, we’ve added more spring items to the gift shop! Browse our new spring wreaths, fresh candles, small items for gift baskets, and much more. —

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Blooming Hydrangea Sale! Buy 1 Get 2nd 50% off 20% OFF Easter Specific Items in the Gift Shop Blooming Daffodil Bulbs Buy 3 Get 1 Free
Offer Valid: Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5

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How to Plant Potatoes at Home in Denver – March 26, 2015

Planting Potatoes in Containers

Interested in container gardening this spring? It’s not just for spring bulbs and other blooming flowers. Even if you only have a small porch, you can plant and grow your favorite summer veggies, including potatoes! Best of all, you can plant potatoes in a clay pot, plastic container, or even a burlap bag. The main thing any potato container needs to have is plenty of drainage (so while a burlap bag is ideal for natural drainage, if you’re using a plastic container, make sure to drill lots of little holes around the sides of the container). Start with about 6 inches of a soil and compost mix, add your tubers (3-4 for a 12-inch wide container is a good average), then top it off with another 4 inches of your soil/compost mix and water thoroughly. Growing potatoes in pots take a bit more maintenance (they prefer full sun conditions) and regular watering (up to twice a day during the peak of the summer heat), but you’ll be glad you did when the first harvest comes up. Home-grown potatoes have a richer flavor than store-bought potatoes As potatoes can take up to 100 days or more to sprout, plant them as early as you can! Come into City Floral for your seed potatoes to get started today! —

Plant of the Week

This week’s Plant of the Week is the Calathea Plant! Commonly called the Peacock Plant or Zebra Plant, the Calathea is a popular houseplant for both those with green thumbs and those without. Caring for these plants is fairly straightforward: – They grow most in shaded areas with indirect light, – need infrequent watering (only when the soil is dry 2-3 cm down from the top), – and prefer humid temperatures and conditions whenever possible. Calathea are best used as a small bush plant or as a tabletop plant as they don’t regularly grow more than 2 ft tall. As our plant of the week, all Calathea plants are 20% OFF! —

Sod is in This Week!

Brand new, first cut sod of the season. Have a few patches of dead grass around your lawn? Tighten up your landscape and clean up your lawn before the hot summer months with new sod that just arrived at City Floral! —

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

  20% OFF All Calathea Plants!
Offer Valid: Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29

Happy First Day of Spring! – March 20, 2015

5 Ways to Celebrate Springtime

It’s officially spring! While snow is predicted for the East Coast, temperatures in Denver are expected to break 70-degrees for the next several days! Here are 5 ways you can get in your garden and celebrate the beautiful weather and bluebird sky: The success of your planting depends on the first steps you take with the foundation of your garden bed – your soil! Before planting, clean out your garden beds and amend your soil. Plant pansies! With so many colors and varieties to choose from, pansies are a quick and fun way to get color in your garden for spring. Prepare for a summer harvest by planting your cold weather veggies soon! To keep your lawn green all spring and summer long, don’t forget to fertilize your lawn early. If you are thinking about chickens for your backyard, now is the time! Come into City Floral today for all your spring gardening needs and use our SPRING coupon for $5 OFF your purchase of $25 or more! We’re also extending our Monday-Saturday hours to 9 AM – 6 PM! —

Plant of the Week

This week’s Plant of the Week is the Janet Craig Dracaena! This easy care plant prefers low-bright indirect light and is a fast grower. Even better, the Janet Craig Dracaena helps clean the air in your home or office, so it’s perfect for small living spaces. As our plant of the week, all Janet Craig Dracaena plants are 20% OFF! —

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

$5 OFF $25+ for Springtime 20% OFF All Janet Craig Dracaena Plants
Offer Valid: Saturday March 21 and Sunday March 22

Spring Shamrocks and Classes at City Floral – March 13, 2015

Plant of the Week

This week’s Plant of the Week is the green shamrock! Officially called Oxalis, but commonly known as sorrels or shamrocks, they will thrive in bright, but indirect light. While you should water them often and thoroughly, make sure they’re in well-draining soil when you first plant them. Shamrocks can be potentially toxic when eaten in large quantities, so keep an eye on your pets and plants! As our plant of the week, all shamrocks are 20% OFF!

Click here for 2015 spring classes at City Floral


Spring is Around the Corner! Get Ready with Pansies – March 6, 2015

Pansies Have Arrived

After another cold snap this week, it’s about time to get into your yard and plant some fresh new color! Pansies are a perfect pick as they’re cold-hardy to last through a bit more snow that’s on the radar. One of our most popular annuals, pansies come in a wide range of colors and can be planted in containers or beautiful lawn borders. Here are a few tips on how to care for your pansies:

  • Plant your pansies in looser soil that is moist, but well-draining, and remember to water your pansies regularly.
  • To help your pansies bloom fully in cool weather, place them in full sun. Then, as the spring and summer heat up, make sure your pansies are in partial shade.
  • As time goes on, come back to your pansies and do a technique called ‘deadheading’ where you pinch off faded or dying blooms. This will help stimulate more blooms on the plant.

Want to make your new pansies last? Choose a pansypack at City Floral with slightly less blooming flowers on it as it’s younger and should last longer. Plus, learn more about our top 5 pansy varieties on our blog and LIKE your favorite on Facebook!

Plant of the Week

This week’s Plant of the Week is Neanthe Bella Palm.  As one of the most popular indoor palms, the Neanthe Bella Palm loves medium to bright light and evenly moist soil. While it can take years to grow to its full potential height, with regular care (including repotting as it grows), the Neanthe Bella Palm will grace your home or office with its long, medium-dark leaves. As our plant of the week, all Neanthe Bella Palm are 20% OFF!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Primrose: Buy 2 Get 1 FREE 20% OFF Neanthe Bella Palm
Offer Valid: Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8

Benefits of Growing Houseplants – February 26, 2015

Cultivating Houseplants in the Winter

While the snow may keep us from our gardens a little bit longer, why not turn your focus to growing plants indoors? Houseplants have so many benefits (outside their obvious benefit of indoor decoration). Many types of houseplants are recognized for their air purifying qualities, which is ideal for wintertime since you’re indoors for such long periods of time. Want a powerful air purifying plant? Get English Ivy! Have big windows and a lot of natural light? Consider cacti! Don’t consider yourself to have a green thumb? Come into City Floral and our staff will help you pick out the perfect houseplant, especially if you’re looking for low maintenance houseplants, such as succulents, yucca, philodendron, and more.

Plant of the Week

This week’s Plant of the Week is Ficus Robusta (aka the Rubber Tree). Consider this hardy houseplant for yourself or for someone as a gift when you want a houseplant with a lot of height and character, but not a lot of maintenance. With large, glossy, green leaves or variegated leaves, you’ll want to water your rubber tree about twice a week and make sure it’s placed in bright, but indirect, sunlight so it can thrive. Plus, Rubber Trees are NASA approved plants to help purify the air in your home or office! As our plant of the week, all Ficus Robusta are 20% OFF!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Take Your Pick!

1) Buy any houseplant 10″ or larger & get 30% OFF ceramic pot
-OR-
2) Buy 1 houseplant & get the 2nd 50% OFF

20% OFF Ficus Robusta

Offer Valid: Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1

Seed Starting for Spring Gardening + Beekeeping Basics Class – February 20, 2015

Seed Starting

What kinds of tomatoes will you grow this year? Did you know that some varieties of veggies, especially cold weather veggies like greens, peas, and radishes, you can find a more diverse selection from seed. Looking for specific seed brands? We carry many varieties of seeds including Burpee, Lake Valley, Botanic Interest, Seed Saver Exchange, and more. Come in to City Floral and speak to our experts about what we like to recommend! Plus, get a FREE seeder with the purchase of $15 worth of packaged seeds (while supplies last).

New Gift Shop Items

Check out our new arrivals in the gift store! We go to a HUGE gift and accessory market in January and our new arrivals are quickly filling up our gift shop. We have: Outdoor garden accessories like garden art, statuaries, wind chimes, and more. Plus, we carry a broad selection of unique indoor gifts and home décor accessories such as local honey, fine lotions, candles, and other items for your home. Come and find something for your own home or to give as a gift to a friend.

Plant of the Week

This week’s Plant of the Week is Kimberly Queen Fern (Nephrolepis Obliterata). These lovely ferns prefer medium to bright light, but not direct sunlight. Planning on redoing the pots on your patio or want to freshen up the plants in your office? Kimberly green ferns are great to use in patio pots or hanging plants, especially due to their air purifying qualities. As our plant of the week, all Kimberly Queen Ferns are 20% OFF!

New Event: Beekeeping Basics

Class: Beekeeping Basics: Creating your own hive Date: Saturday, March 7 Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost: $50; Lunch provided Details: Do you want to keep honey bees, but aren’t sure how to get started? Then this is the class for you! Steve will cover everything you need to know from day one through the first full year of your bee keeping adventure. Seminar will cover housing, handling, harvesting, equipment, common problems, benefits, and all the other questions you have about your hive. Class space is limited; last time we sold out of space in this class, so sign up early!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

20% OFF Any Single Item in the Gift Shop20% OFF Kimberly Queen Ferns
Offer Valid: Saturday February 21 and Sunday February 22

Spoil Your Valentine with a Trip to City Floral – February 12, 2015

Valentine’s Gifts from City Floral

roses-194117_640For Her: Love to give roses as a Valentine’s Day gift? This is the only time of year that we offer fresh cut arranged roses for $69 and loose roses for $48. Not sure she’s a rose lover? We have a beautiful selection of lilies, tulips, hydrangeas, succulents, and more to choose from. For Him: Guys like plants, too! Here are a few of our top gift suggestions of plants for guys: bonsai tree, succulent gardens, bromeliads, air plants, and jade plants. For Everyone: A wonderful alternative to fresh cut flowers as Valentine’s Day gifts are longer lasting blooming plants. Everything from azaleas to mums can add a nice pop of color in your home and are a sweet gift for everyone on your gift list. Whether you’re buying a gift for your partner or for a family member, we guarantee we have the perfect selection at City Floral! Plus, if you’re tight on time, we offer delivery within a 5-mile radius of City Floral Garden Center at 1440 Kearney St in Denver.

Plant of the Week

ficus-benjaminaThis week’s Plant of the Week is Ficus Benjamina! This is a wonderful plant if you enjoy tree form as there are some with interested braided trunks. Note that this Ficus Benjamina (also known as the Ficus Tree) needs bright light and prefers consistent water and light conditions. In fact, this plant is perfect to cultivate indoors when it’s colder, then outdoors in the summer. As our plant of the week, all Ficus Benjamina are 20% OFF!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

$10 OFF Any Blooming Purchase More Than $5020% OFF Ficus Benjamina
Offer Valid: Saturday February 14 and Sunday February 15

Planning for Valentine’s Day – February 6, 2015

Flowers Are In!

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – show your love and appreciation for your mother or father, your best friend, and your partner, all with their favorite blooming plant from City Floral! Plan ahead for Valentine’s Day this year with azaleas, tulips, hydrangeas, succulents, and more. We have so many potted plants to choose from, and in every color (not just red, white, or pink), that we guarantee you’ll find the right gift for the right person. If you’re not sure what they might like, ask our employees for the best gift suggestion. Looking for something a bit more traditional? We also offer stunning arranged roses for $69 and loose roses for $48. Tight on time? Whether you order potted plants or a bouquet of roses, we’ve got you covered with flower delivery within a 5-mile radius of City Floral Garden Center at 1440 Kearney St in Denver.

Plant of the Week

Number four on our list of Top 5 Easy-Care Houseplants is the Yucca plant! This perennial is native to hot and dry climates, which allows it to thrive in Colorado’s dry weather. Place it in partially shaded, but bright light and water it occasionally, and your yucca houseplant will flourish. As our plant of the week, all yucca are 20% OFF!

Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes

Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a custom flower arrangement for your sweetie! One winner will be chosen and announced Thursday, February 12, to receive a custom flower arrangement worth up to $75! The prize includes free delivery within four miles of our store in Denver.

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

$10 OFF Any Blooming Purchase More Than $5020% OFF Yucca
Offer Valid: Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8

Get Growing in the New Year – January 29, 2015

Seeds Are In!

Thinking of what you want to plant in your garden this year? Plan out your seed starts now! City Floral has a wide variety of seeds and seed starting supplies in stock to make the most of your 2015 garden. Looking for specific seed brands? We carry many varieties of seeds including Burpee, Lake Valley, Botanic Interest, Seed Saver Exchange, and more. Come into City Floral today! —

Plant of the Week

Number three on our list of Top 5 Easy-Care Houseplants is the Schefflera arboricola! The dwarf umbrella tree loves medium to bright light and is a moderate grower (don’t be afraid to trim it back if it starts growing unevenly). The schefflera arboricola is well known to be an easy-care houseplant as it can adapt to varying light and watering conditions, but as with all your houseplants, you don’t want to over-water it or let it go wild. As our plant of the week, all schefflera arboricola plants are 20% OFF! —

Valentine’s Day Preview

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Pre-book any Valentine’s Day flower delivery before Sunday, February 1, and get 10% OFF your purchase! (Discount does not apply to delivery fees.) Prices for arranged roses are $69 and loose roses are $48.

Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes

Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a custom flower arrangement for your sweetie! One winner will be chosen and announced Thursday, February 12, to receive a custom flower arrangement worth up to $75! The prize includes free delivery within four miles of our store in Denver.

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

20% OFF Indoor Lighting Products for Seedlings20% OFF Schefflera Arboricola
Offer Valid: Saturday January 31 and Sunday February 1

Repotting Your Houseplants – January 23, 2015

Repotting Your Houseplants It’s time to repot your indoor houseplants if they’re rootbound!  A good rule of thumb is to go up in pot size only 1-2″ on the side of the existing pot. If you go too big, the soil stays wet on the outside and the rootball on the inside will dry out, making it very hard to gauge accurate watering on the plants.  Also, it’s best not to transplant houseplants that don’t have a considerable number of roots to the side of the pot yet, as they aren’t quite ready to move up in pot size.  Most houseplants and orchids only need to be repotted every couple of years, some varieties can go much longer than that! Come into City Floral in Denver for 20% OFF both soil and pottery to help you repot your plants! — Plant of the Week: Philodendron Number two on our list of Top 5 Easy-Care Houseplants is the philodendron! Philodendron will tolerate lower light conditions and come in a variety of sizes and colors. Check out orange, red, or pink stemmed philodendrons if you want some color in your home that will also help clean the air. Come into City Floral and get 20% OFF this week’s Plant of the Week: Philodendron! — Last Week: Poinsettia Trade-in During the entire month of January, we’re hosting our annual poinsettia trade-in. Bring in any of your old poinsettias plants, and receive 20% OFF any new houseplant or blooming plant! —

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

20% OFF Philodendron 20% OFF Soil 20% OFF Pottery
Offer Valid: Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25

New Year, New Garden – January 16, 2015

Primrose Are Here!

Primrose are often one of the first signs of the New Year.  They love a bright, cool spot in your home and can bloom for months. Whether you use them indoors for a pop of nature’s stunning color or outside (closer to Spring) in containers or as a garden border, primrose plants are hardy enough for Colorado and are a perfect addition to any garden!

Plant of the Week: Dracaena Marginata

Commonly known as the Dragon Plant, the dracaena marginata makes our list of Top 5 Easy-Care Houseplants for multiple reasons. It’s such a versatile houseplant that it will thrive in everything from low light to bright light (although for best foliage color, place it in indirect bright light). One of the best qualities of the low-maintenance dragon plant is its ability to help clean your air, which makes it ideal for your home or office. Come into City Floral and get 20% OFF this week’s Plant of the Week: Dracaena Marginata!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

20% OFF Dracaena Marginata (Dragon Plants)
Offer Valid: Saturday January 17 and Sunday January 18

Gardening Resolutions, Poinsettia Trade In + Garden Rewards Specials – January 8, 2015

New Year’s Gardening Resolutions
Are you in need of something that doesn’t scream ‘Holidays’?  Shake off the old branches of 2014 by coming into City Floral! We have plants and flowers guaranteed to liven your mood for the New Year, including new houseplants, cactus, succulents, and everything in between! This year, make New Year’s Resolutions for something near and dear to your hear … your garden! Here are 5 easy-to-implement gardening resolutions for 2015: New Year’s Gardening Resolutions: – Include more Colorado native plants and flowers – Cultivate more food plants for fresh homegrown food year-round – Switch to organic fertilizers – Start a compost pile to re-use in your garden – Spend more time in your garden!
Poinsettia Trade-in + Holiday Clearance
During the entire month of January, we’re hosting our annual poinsettia trade-in. Bring in any of your old poinsettias plants, and receive 20% OFF any new houseplant or blooming plant! Take advantage of our last week on our holiday clearance! Take 50% OFF all remaining holiday items in the gift store!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Buy 2, Get 1 FREE: 2-inch Succulents 30% OFF Orchids

Offer Valid: Saturday January 10 and Sunday January 11

Happy New Year – January 3, 2015

City Floral Reopens Today

City Floral reopens after our Winter Break Saturday, January 3! We will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

New Year, New Plants

Are you in need of something that doesn’t scream Christmas? We have fresh product in store for you. Come into the garden center and find houseplants of every type – we have low-light houseplants, full-sun plants, cactus, succulents, and everything in between!

Poinsettia Trade-in

During the entire month of January, we’re hosting our annual poinsettia trade-in. Bring in any of your old poinsettias plants, and receive 20% OFF any new houseplant or blooming plant!

Weekly Garden Rewards Specials:

Now is the chance to pick up holiday items you didn’t splurge on in the Holiday Season.

Holiday items in the Gift Store are 50% OFF (while supplies last)!

 

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