Greetings to our Friends & Fellow Gardeners,
We are thrilled to announce that WITH YOUR HELP we ranked FIRST PLACE in the Daily Camera’s Boulder Gold competition in two categories – BEST TREE NURSERY, and BEST GREEN PRODUCTS/SERVICES ! And we won 2nd place for BEST GARDEN CENTER/PLANT NURSERY ! Thank you so much for showing us your appreciation, and for your support in helping us get some promotion in our own community. We still meet folks who, in spite of being long-time Boulder residents, have never heard of Harlequin’s Gardens. That may be about to change! It would still be nice for an unconventional, non-toxic, diversified nursery like Harlequin’s to get that ‘blue ribbon’ for best plant nursery, so we’ll try again next year.
Our Fall Sale is progressing, and from today, 9/23, through 9/29 we’re offering the following discounts:
35% off perennials, shrubs and trees
10% off books
10% off soil products in big bags (composts and soil amendments, fertilizers, mulches)
September is an ideal time for planting, fertilizing and topdressing, and we still have lots of wonderful healthy plants, seeds, really useful books, products, tools, accessories, seeds, etc. So come in soon for some great bargains!
Fall Bulbs are in stock now. We are offering 31 varieties – 34 if you include the shallots and 2 varieties of garlic!
The gorgeous violet-blue fall-blooming crocuses – Crocus speciosus and Crocus sativus (Saffron Crocus) – should be planted as soon as possible to get blooms this fall. These flowers are such a delightful surprise, suddenly bursting forth from the autumn leaves when everything else has finished! Saffron Crocus is hardy in sunny locations in Boulder/Denver, while C. speciosus withstands much colder temperatures and can be grown at higher elevations (to Zone 3).
The spring-blooming bulbs (Tulips, Narcissus, botanical Iris, etc.) should be planted starting in mid-October.
HOLIDAY GIFTS for GARDENERS
Harlequin’s Gardens will be open every day through October 31st, and will re-open on December 1st for unique holiday sales. Our hours in December will be 10 am to 4 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through December 23rd.
We will let you know the details of our Winter Open House on the first weekend of December, when we will have live music and refreshments, and the full array of our holiday season wares.
No, we won’t be selling cut Christmas trees, nor ornaments from China. But we will have seeds, tools, gloves and books for gardeners, and an array of very special, beautiful, useful, unique, hand-crafted items, most of them from local artisans – beeswax candles, home-made preserves and baked delicacies, ceramic garlic-keepers, quilted potholders, organic herbal personal care products, sage smudge-sticks and sweetgrass braids, cards, mason-bee nest boxes, Eve’s original watercolors and botanical prints, etc., etc. We can help you put together lovely gift baskets, too.
Harlequin’s Gardens gift certificates will be available at our store, as well as by phone or mail, and we plan to have potted rosemary and basil plants, and bunches of fresh basil, too.
We are grateful for your enthusiastic support!
We hope to see you soon.
Mikl & Eve Brawner and the staff at Harlequin’s Gardens