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Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Bulbs

    Spring Bulbs

    • Calla
    • Canna
    • Dahlia
    • Gladiolus
    • Lily

    Fall Bulbs

    • Allium
    • Crocus
    • Daffodil
    • Hyacinth
    • Iris
    • Narcissus
    • Tulip
  • Product Listings

    All products subject to availability!

    Products listed here in should not be considered as an inventory. Shipments of different products are received throughout the year and we do frequent ordering to keep the products we sell in stock.

    If we do not have a product listed here in our stock, we will suggest a comparable item, or make an effort to special order the item if available from our vendors.

    An annual plant is a plant that completes its life cycle, from germination to the production of seed, within one year, and then dies. Summer annuals germinate during spring or early summer and mature by autumn of the same year. Winter annuals germinate during the autumn and mature during the spring or summer of the following calendar year.

    When winter's snows start to recede, I want color in my landscape immediately, which can be accomplished by incorporating spring bulb plants in a landscape design.

    A flower bulb is really an underground storehouse and flower factory. Within the bulb is just about everything the plant will need to sprout and flower at the appropriate time. Split a bulb in half and you will see this clearly. In the basal center portion of the bulb are the leaves cradling a baby bud. (In many species, this bud already has the appearance of a flower while still in the bulb!) Surrounding the bud is a white, meaty substance called the scales. In true bulbs, it is these scales which contain all the food the bulb will need to flower and thrive. Anchoring the scales and the floral stalk which holds the bud is the basal plate. This plate at the bottom of the bulb also holds the roots of the plant. The entire package is protected by a thin outer skin called the tunic. All this remarkable organism needs from humans is to be placed in the ground at the appropriate season of the year, given a liberal drink of water and then left alone. The bulb does the rest!

    In botany, an evergreen is a plant that has leaves throughout the year, always green. This contrasts with deciduous plants, which completely lose their foliage during the winter or dry season. There are many different kinds of evergreen plants, both trees and shrubs.

    A fruit tree is a tree which bears fruit that is consumed or used by humans and some animals — all trees that are flowering plants produce fruit, which are the ripened ovaries of flowers containing one or more seeds. In horticultural usage, the term 'fruit tree' is limited to those that provide fruit for human food.

    Full selection of fruit and berry bushes. Juicy, sweet summer treats - raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and more.

    Ornamental grass is used in landscape design the way one uses flowers, shrubs and trees. It is often mixed with such plants to fill planting beds, creating diversity in terms of form and texture. When composing such planting beds, it is best to layer the plants, placing the tallest in the back, the shortest in the front and the rest in the middle.

    Ornamental shrubs provide a welcome landscape feature for foundation plantings, as a transition from dark woodlands or hedges to the perennial beds, or as accent or specimen plantings near pathways or yard lights. The best ornamental shrubs are adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions and provide aesthetic interest throughout much of the year.

    A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. The term (per- + -ennial, "through the years") is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials. The term is also widely used to distinguish plants with little or no woody growth from trees and shrubs, which are also technically perennials

    A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over a hundred species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colors ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Roses have acquired cultural significance in many societies. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach seven meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.

    Deciduous means "falling off at maturity" or "tending to fall off", and it is typically used in order to refer to trees or shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally (most commonly during autumn) and to the shedding of other plant structures such as petals after flowering or fruit when ripe. In a more general sense, deciduous means "the dropping of a part that is no longer needed" or "falling away after its purpose is finished". In plants it is the result of natural processes.

    In everyday usage, a vegetable is any part of a plant that is consumed by humans as food as part of a meal. The term vegetable is somewhat arbitrary, and largely defined through culinary and cultural tradition. It normally excludes other food derived from plants such as fruits, nuts, and cereal grains, but includes seeds such as pulses. The original meaning of the word vegetable, still used in biology, was to describe all types of plant, as in the terms "vegetable kingdom" and "vegetable matter".

    A vine (Latin vīnea "grapevine", "vineyard", from vīnum "wine") in the narrowest sense is the grapevine (Vitis), but more generally it can refer to any plant with a growth habit of trailing or scandent (that is, climbing) stems, lianas or runners. The word also can refer to such stems or runners themselves, for instance when used in wicker work.

  • Annuals & Bedding

    Annuals and Bedding (A - C)

    • Ageratum
    • Alyssum
    • Annual Phlox
    • Asparagus Fern
    • Asters
    • Begonia
    • Border Mums
    • Calendulas
    • Celosia
    • Cosmos

    Annuals and Bedding (D - M)

    • Dahlias
    • Dusty Miller
    • Flowering Kale
    • Gazania
    • Geraniums
    • Grass Spikes
    • Impatient
    • Lobelia
    • Marigolds
    • Mumulus
    • Moss Rose

    Annuals and Bedding (N - Z)

    • Nasturtium
    • Nicotiana
    • Pansies
    • Petunias
    • Portulaca
    • Salvia
    • Snapdragon
    • Vinca
    • Violas
    • Wee Willie
    • Zinnias
  • Services

    Planting and Delivery

    Tree Spade

    Planting Advice

    Certified Nursery Professionals on Staff

    Retail and Wholesale

    Complimentary Spring & Fall Seminars

  • News

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    We are getting ready for Spring!!

    Colorado Springs and surrounding areas have had a very dry winter.  Plants, trees, and lawns need to be watered so they are not stressed headed into the growing season.  Water your landscape through the winter whenever the temperature gets above 45 degrees.  Water in the morning and make sure you drain your hoses and disconnect them from the spigot.

    Retail Office Hours & Info

    Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Office: (719) 596-5712

    Fax: (719) 596-6281

    e-mail: info@hardingnursery.com

    Receiving Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm M-F

    Wholesale Office Hours and Info

    Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Sunday: Closed

    Office: (719) 234-9900

    Fax: (719) 234-9901

    e-mail: wholesale@hardingnursery.com

  • Sample Page

    Archaeopteris

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    Archaeopteris was a plant that was both tree-like and fern-like, growing to 10 metres (33 ft) in height. Archaeopteris quickly spread throughout the world, from the equator to subpolar latitudes.

    The shed organic matter altered the freshwater environment, slowing it down and providing food. This promoted freshwater fish.

    Archaeopteris formed the first forest by being the first known species to cast shade due to its fronds and forming soil from its roots. Archaeopteris was deciduous, dropping its fronds onto the forest floor. The shade, soil, and forest duff from the dropped fronds created the first forest.

  • Company Information

    We Grow The Future

    Billie and Joan Harding opened Harding Nursery in 1957. Harding Nursery specializes in growing blue spruce, shade trees, evergreen spreaders, and potentillas.

    For over sixty years, we have continually expanded our growing operations and plant stock areas. We have more than sixty acres of growing fields and ten greenhouses east of Colorado Springs. The main nursery has over twelve acres of stock and seventeen green houses. We sell to both retail and wholesale customers seven days a week.

    Knowledgeable Sales Staff

    Our knowledgeable sales staff can help you with all of your plant and landscape questions and can give you pamphlets or handouts that specifically explain answers to problems you may have.

    Each year , we offer how-to seminars that are free to the public. The seminars cover numerous topics such as how to plant, plant care, gardening, year round color, and landscaping your property. Colorado has a challenging climate to grow in but the plants we carry do well in our area.

    Directions to Harding Nursery

    Retail Office Hours and Info

    Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Office: (719) 596-5712    Fax: (719) 596-6281

    e-mail: info@hardingnursery.com

    Receiving Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm M-F

    Wholesale Office Hours and Info

    Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Sunday: Closed

    Office: (719) 234-9900    Fax: (719) 234-9901

    e-mail: wholesale@hardingnursery.com

  • We Love the holiday season

    Grown In Colorado

    Since 1957 Harding Nursery has been serving retail and wholesale customer's landscaping needs in the Colorado Springs area for over 60 years. Shop our large selection of shrubs, flowers, trees, perennials and more that are specific to our Colorado climate.

    We have a great selection of Colorado Native fresh cut and live Christmas Trees still available. Don’t forget your handmade wreaths, garland, and centerpieces made from fresh evergreen boughs that will complete your holiday look! Unique gifts for your holiday season can be found in our Christmas shop. The countdown to Christmas is on so hurry and get yours today! Open daily.

    We have a great selection of fresh cut Colorado Native Christmas Trees!!

    • Native White Fir
    • Pinyon Pine
    • Fraser Fir *Limited Supply*
    • Noble Fir *Limited Supply*
    • White Fir *Limited Supply*

    Choosing a Christmas Tree from Harding Nurery and News 5 with safety in mind

    We also have Live trees you can put in your house for Christmas and plant in your yard afterwards.  Some of the popular evergreens are:

    • Blue Spruce
    • Fat Albert Spruce
    • Dwarf Alberta Spruce
    • Pinyon Pine
    • Austrian Pine
    • And many more varieties

    Retail Hours and Info

    We will be closing at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15th for an employee function

    Monday-Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Office: (719) 596-5712

    Fax: (719) 596-6281

    e-mail: info@hardingnursery.com

    Receiving Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm M-F

    Wholesale Hours and Info

    Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Sunday: Closed

    Office: (719) 234-9900

    Fax: (719) 234-9901

    e-mail: wholesale@hardingnursery.com

  • About Harding Nursery

    Billie and Joan Harding opened Harding Nursery in 1957. Harding Nursery specializes in growing blue spruce, shade trees, evergreen spreaders, and potentillas. For over fifty years, we have continually expanded our growing operations and plant stock areas. We have more than sixty acres of growing fields and ten greenhouses east of Colorado Springs. The main nursery has over twelve acres of stock and seventeen greenhouses. We sell to both retail and wholesale customers seven days a week.

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