Our Annual May Day Festivities and Spring Sale begin April 29th!
At Harlequin’s Gardens, we love to celebrate May Day. It is an ancient festival welcoming Spring and celebrating the beauty, fertility, and abundance of the earth.
Mikl remembers May Day growing up in a little town in Iowa where people celebrated May Basket Day, making little baskets out of construction paper, and filling them with candies, wildflowers and sometimes a note. These were taken to the homes of friends, neighbors or loved ones, set by the door, then the giver rang the doorbell and ran, so the giver would not be known.
Starting in England in the fifteenth century, and now in the US, it was traditional on May Day for Morris Dancers to perform their ancient dances to bring forth the Earth’s fertility. And it has been a Harlequin’s tradition to host the Maroon Bells Morris Dancers for their lively dancing with bells, music, knocking sticks and waving scarves. It has become a tradition for Mikl to sing English Country Garden along with one of the Morris Dances.
It is also a Harlequin tradition to host superb, local, live music because live music awakens us to the present moment, because it’s fun and because it is such a treat to be in the presence of artistic talent!
APRIL 29th – Saturday
10 – 11am. Don’t miss the Maroon Bells Morris Dancers, who will bring us fertility and merriment!
MAY 6 – Saturday It’s a full day of fun, with two musical guests!
10:30 am to 12:45 pm – Laughing Wood Marimba Band – Rockin’ rhythmic Zimbabwean traditional music on four marimbas, voices and drums!
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Bangers & Blunders (Shannon Meunchow & Graeme Danforth) – Boulder’s great new Celtic duo on fiddle, banjo and bouzouki
MAY 7 – Sunday will be full of song.
11:00am – 12:30pm – Margot Krimmel is back to bring us splendid traditional and original harp and vocals!
1:00pm to 2:30pm – Elena Klaver & Duffy Keith will play lively Folk, Old-timey and original tunes & songs
May Day Plant Sale
It is also appropriate, along with the festivities, to market plants, which enrich our communities with their beauty, shade, oxygen, and the habitat that supports many kinds of creatures with whom we share this planet. And to encourage you to go forth and multiply with the forces of Nature, we are offering our
DEEP DISCOUNT SALE SECTION: From April 29 through May 7, we will have a large selection of beautiful perennials, all very significantly marked down. And they are ALL neonic-free!
Plants in 2 ½” pots will be $3 (normally $4.95)
Plants in 4” pots will be $4.75 (normally $8.25)
Perennials, Shrubs, Roses &Trees in #1 and larger pots will be deeply discounted and marked at very low prices
MAY DAY Benefit for MEMBERS ONLY
As a ‘thank you’ to our members, we are offering an additional benefit of $5 off a purchase of full-price plants totaling $50 or more. Roses, Fruit Trees and Houseplants are excluded from this sale.
Please come out and Celebrate
Earth Day, May Day, Beltane, International Workers Day and Harlequin’s Gardens 31st Aniversary!