Since the drought of 2002, there has been some real progress in understanding and appreciating xeriscape or water-wise landscaping. And yet some people thought ‘the drought is over, and we can go back to assuming that we have as much water as we want’. But it is predicted that with climate change we will have more and longer periods of drought, and it would be painful to be as unprepared as we were in 2002. That was our wake-up call. Fortunately, gardeners are generally smart and caring people, and their values are changing. They are more interested in sustainable landscapes, and they want more economical landscapes and gardens that need less water, time, energy, and money. And of course that means using plants and methods that are adapted to Colorado conditions.
Natural and Sustainable Gardening
Harlequin’s Gardens is a family nursery and garden center in Boulder, Colorado dedicated to natural and sustainable gardening for our region.
We specialize in native plants, organic vegetable and herb starts, xeriscape, hardy roses, Colorado-adapted and unusual perennials, fruit trees and berry bushes, groundcovers, hardy cacti, seeds, and beekeeping supplies.
We also offer Earth-friendly products to support your plants: soil-building products, composts, mulches, fertilizers; books by local authors; non-toxic pest-management supplies; and good advice.
Harlequin’s Gardens has a country charm and is famous for our customer service, our display gardens and the selection and success of our plants.
From the Blog …
Virtual Garden Tour
For over a quarter century Harlequin’s Gardens has shared plants, Eco-products, and advice for organic methods of gardening with our community. We are proud of the success so many have had and want to create a forum for all to share their results. So, we’re creating a “Virtual Garden Tour” for our community to share not just photos of their gardens but also a little about gardening goals, styles and experiences–especially sustainable approaches. We gardeners love sharing our gardens, but often don’t have time to visit other gardens or to fix up our whole yard and spend the day hosting. In the Harlequin’s tradition. let’s bring together many small contributions to weave together a