Our hearts go out to the many people who suffered devastating losses in the Marshall wildfire. It may be possible to rebuild homes, but their contents may be irreplaceable and the sudden disruption to lives will present great challenges. Communities will also need to be rebuilt, and we are hoping the larger community will continue to step up to offer long-term support to all those in need. It takes a village!
Climate Chaos is very real, and it is here now, not confined to far-away tropical islands. We must rebuild, but do it in ways that use the best of what we know about preparing for drought, flooding, high winds, fire, hail and intense heat and cold. Harlequin’s Gardens will contribute whatever helpful information we find through our e-newsletters. And you can share your insights and strategies with us when you visit Harlequin’s.
Fortunately, the Middlefork Fire north of Boulder was quickly brought under control before it could rage toward NoBo and Harlequin’s Gardens. But the raging wind alone tore through the nursery, destroying one of our hoop-houses and damaging several others. We’re okay, no one was injured and we can rebuild and repair.
We know that our gardens and the act of gardening itself have great healing powers. As the days gradually lengthen, we hope you will be visiting and observing your garden and finding the early signs of irrepressible new life to lift your spirits.
Wishing you peace,
All of us at Harlequin’s Gardens