Laporte Avenue Nusery

Over 350 Species of choice and unusual plants for rock and alpine gardens.

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 Dear Cherished Customers

I regret writing this, but due to circumstances beyond my control, I have decided to NO LONGER SELL RETAIL PLANTS BY MAIL ORDER.

I want to sincerely thank all our new and loyal customers who have repeatedly ordered over the past 25+ years! I can already feel the disappointment in the air, but there are several awesome nurseries out there to order from and I hope you will support them. This is truly a profession of passion over making lots of money (for most of us) and it can be extremely trying at times.

We will continue to sell to our wholesale customers throughout the state of Colorado as well as a few others in the U.S. so I hope you support your local garden centers as well. We will also continue to participate in several of our local plant sales at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Please disregard the availability list that follows as it is not current and until we drop the whole website it will remain up for the time being, but PLEASE DO NOT SEND AN ORDER (no exceptions please).

With Sadness & Immense Gratitude!

Karen Lehrer - rock/alpine perennials

Kirk Fieseler - conifers

To request a retail conifer list, please email Kirk at [email protected]


Shipping and Handling Charges:

Alpine and Rock Garden Plants

UPS Ground Delivery 25% of Total Order ($20.00 Min)
UPS 3rd Day Delivery 40% of Total Order ($25.00 Min)

CO residents add 3.80% tax


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Plants are shipped via United Parcel Service when they are mostly dormant, depending on the species and the weather. Spring shipping season is March through April. Requests for other shipment dates can be arranged if plant and weather conditions allow. Fall shipments are in September. The best time for us the ship in the past has been mid-March through mid-April. Shipments are sent on Monday so your orders arrive by Saturday of that week. Because we have experienced unpredictable delays in ground service to eastern states we strongly recommend that you request 2nd or 3rd day Air if you live in that area. Healthy plants are shipped fully established in 2- 2 1/2” pots (unless noted), carefully watered and packed tightly with recyclable Styrofoam peanuts to insure their safe arrival..

Our growing mix is one third sand, which produces a superior root system but regrettably accounts for our higher shipping cost. Please specify whether ground or air service is preferred and add the appropriate amount to the order form. Shipping prices are based on percentage of sale, with a minimum charge of $20.00 (see order form). Please note that UPS cannot deliver to a PO Box. The minimum plant order is $40.00, not including shipping. A desired ship date is requested on the order form. If you do not fill this in we will assign one to you (usually mid to late April). Due to time constraints, order confirmation notes will be sent upon request only, so please be aware of your shipping date and advise us of any changes.

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The minimum plant order is $40.00

Laporte Avenue Nursery
1950 Laporte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO  80521

 Karen Lehrer (970) 222-9204

  (no phone or credit card orders please)

Many Thanks for your support - we hope you have good luck with all your plants!

Kirk and Karen

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