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. For the Holiday Market we’ve selected some of our favorite garden gift ideas, such as durable and attractive garden gloves, beautiful bulbs, and our personal favorite (and always the right size!) Harlequin’s Gift Certificates.
We know it’s not necessarily easy to access the ‘Holiday Spirit’ this early in the season. Emergencies like the Covid pandemic separate us from each other, but in meaningful ways, they also bring us together. Here at Harlequin’s Gardens and beyond, we have seen a real increase in mindfulness and caring for others. Our customers are practicing social distancing and patience, and they are choosing thoughtful gifts for their families, friends and neighbors, gifts that will nourish their minds, bodies, and spirits.
Our Holiday Gift market still has a huge variety of wonderful items to choose from, and we will also have a Pop-Up Bulb Sale on Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
Botanical Interests goes to great lengths to provide all the information you need, and more (like an illustration of what the seedling looks like when it emerges), on both the outside and the inside of the packet, plus stunning, botanically accurate illustrations by highly skilled local artists adorning the front of each packet! We have carefully selected varieties from their catalog that will thrive in Colorado’s short season, early heat, cool nights, etc.
Enjoy them in your own garden and share them with a friend.
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!
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!
Plants are, of course, the main thing every gardener wants in their garden. But to garden, one also needs some tools, and the quality of those tools makes a BIG difference in the comfort, ease, and speed of getting those garden chores done. Durability, reliability, precision, and ergonomic design don’t generally come cheap. A quality handsaw or pole-saw, a pair of pruning shears, loppers or hedge-trimmers will, with a little maintenance, last a lifetime.
Did someone you love just plant a home orchard? A berry patch? A new landscape? They’re going to need some good tools, and we’ve got them!
Any gardener will be thrilled to receive a Gift Certificate to Harlequin’s Gardens! Our Gift Certificates are available in any denomination. 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!
Reviewed by former HG staffer Deb:
“This is the best all-around tool ever! Whenever I go out into the garden with no particular task in mind (other than peace of mind putzing) I grab this tool. It can dig, saw into fat roots, slice into bindweed roots with the pointed tip, it’s wonderful. I have a sheath for it which slides nicely onto a regular belt or garden-tool belt. I love using it for planting bulbs as I can make a deep, small hole. If I could only have one tool forever, I would choose this one.”
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.
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.