People are usually first drawn to Harlequin’s Gardens for our outstanding array of locally adapted plants sustainably cared for, and then discover our Garden Center Shop and Bee Barn. For the Holiday Market we’ve selected some of our favorite garden and bee-focused gift ideas such as durable and attractive garden gloves, beautiful bulbs, and our personal favorite (and always the right size!) Harlequin’s Gift Certificates – not to mention a selection of gifts for the beekeeper in your life who keeps you in sweet honey.
Harlequin’s Gardens love and support for bees is reflected in our Bee Barn’s great selection of bee keeping products, many of which are locally sourced. We feature 8 and 10 frame Langstroth hive equipment (both assembled and unassembled), real beeswax foundation, and an amazing selection of tools and accessories, protective gear, feeding and bee health supplies, and great books.
We’re here to support our native bees too! We also offer supplies for cultivating our native hole-nesting bees, including mason bees and leaf cutter bees. Unlike many other advertised native bee nest boxes, ours are correctly proportioned for successful nesting. These make great gifts for those who aren’t up for the commitment of honey bee keeping and want to work with native species. Stay tuned for our spring-time classes to learn more.
Whether you’re a new or continuing beekeeper, our staff beekeepers can answer questions and give advice – something you can’t get from mail order! We have Beekeepers Shopping Lists for Beginners, Seasonal, and Holiday Gift Giving to help guide your selections. Kristina Williams, our own local bee expert, will be on hand on Friday’s and Sunday’s to help tailor your bee-gifting.
BBB is a great local seed company, offering Rocky Mountain wildflower mixes, and flower seed mixes for supporting honey bees and wild bees and other seed mixes that are perfect for gifts or holiday party favors.
We have wonderful Amaryllis kits for Amaryllis ‘Mont Blanc’, Amaryllis ‘Minerva’, Amaryllis ‘Red Lion’. And, other wonderfully fragrant forcing bulbs: Narcissus ‘Ziva’ Paperwhite, Hyacinth ‘Delft Blue’ (prechilled). These beauties will brighten your holiday decor and make for a lovely hostess gift.
All are 30% off their original price!
We still have species tulips, Narcissus, Crocus, Alliums, Chionodoxa forbesii, dwarf iris, and Anemone, plus drought-tolerant flowering onions! Yes, you can still plant them, as long as your soil is not yet frozen. Or you can force them in pots – they will cheer you up in late winter! Some of them are fragrant, too.
These great bulbs are a whopping 40% off their original price!
Any gardener on your list will be thrilled to receive a Gift Certificate to Harlequin’s Gardens! Our Gift Certificates are available in any denomination and are valid for up to one calendar year. With a gift certificate, your recipients can select from our wide array of neonic-free plants, soil products, gardening and bee-keeping tools and supplies, and more!
We have wonderful long-storing Italian Late Purple softneck garlic that is excellent for braiding. The light colored wrappers covering cloves which are generally fat and round, and the extra-tight skin makes it a better keeper. It is not too late to plant garlic; see our Garlic planting instructions.
Best of all, the Italian Late Purple Garlic is 25% off!
Catch wasps, bees, moths, flies, spiders, beetles, and even earwigs one-handed, swiftly, easily, without hurting them. Then observe them closely through the clear container, before releasing them outside.
This is the German-made Schutzgreifer that we have been searching for. They operate one handed like scissors: simply open, place over the insect, and gently close. Even works on drapes and upholstery.
As far as we know, we are the only source for this tool in the whole of the United States!
The Stella Natura Wall Calendar is an easy-to-use, informative and beautiful planting and gardening calendar that shows the best times to take advantage of the cosmic influences of the moon, sun and planets. This is a research-based system that is used by Biodynamic farmers and gardeners. We have been using this calendar for over 25 years and believe it has helped with germination of seeds, root development of cuttings, and healthy plant development. More than just a calendar – it’s packed with valuable information and insights for successful growing, from seed to harvest.
This very small, extremely high quality 12x power magnifier is great for getting a closer look at what’s bugging your plants, taking out splinters, or helping to identify flowers.
New to our Holiday Gift Market this year is Joe Wirtheim, a gifted young artist and designer in Portland, OR, who is inspired to “ignite America’s progressive streak by making work that builds confidence and excitement in a healthy, connected future. Since 2008 I have been making posters and other neat stuff to inspire better gardens, better food and better cities. I love what I do: think, draw, make and do. It’s my passion to communicate graphically and put creative ideas into action that drives me. I use illustration, type, color and layout to excite the viewer’s imagination. I turn these graphic ideas into quality goods, which, I’m proud to say, are made here in the USA.”
Joe’s beautiful designs, in the form of stickers (great on water bottles!) and front yard signs will help spread positive messages about actions we can all take to collaborate with nature so that we can improve our future!
We love West County gloves! They are made from recycled plastic bottles, are very durable and stand-up to several seasons of tough gardening. They are machine washable and retain their shape, and they come in great colors and patterns! We carry their Work Glove, Rose Gauntlet, Mud Glove and Grip Glove, all in a range of sizes.
If you give these gloves as a gift, be assured that the recipient is welcome to exchange them for a different in-stock size, as long as they are still unused and in their original packaging.