We still have a good selection of natives, ground covers, cacti, herbs, perennials, and vines (including Clematis!!) at 30% off the regular price and a great selection of Roses and Fruit trees at 20% off the regular price. (Pictured at left is the rose Golden Wings)
Working on a bee-friendly garden? We have Asters, Goldenrod, Butterfly bushes, Russian Sage, Catmint, and a great selection of spring bulbs! Ask for for the Harlequin’s Gardens list of pollinator-friendly plants at the front desk.
We also have LOTS of fall vegetable starts, now 50% off!
Another fall activity that will bring spring-time joy is to plant bulbs. We have an extensive collection of daffodils, tulips, and many other interesting varieties for your garden.
Bargain Pest Control
Fight grasshoppers with non-toxic grasshopper spore, safe for everything except grasshoppers and crickets! Our 1lb containers of Semaspore Grasshopper Bait are now only $12 (regularly $25).
Beekeepers Alert: foundation-less frames are now 50% off!
Try something new next spring! Make cut comb honey. Best to place between frames with foundation or drawn comb.
Our days are shorter, the weather is hopefully cooling down and we look forward to getting more rain. Together, this means fall is a good planting season and the best time to fertilize.
Right up until plants go dormant, fall is when perennials, shrubs and trees make 60% or more of their feeder root growth. In fact, roots will continue to grow for 2 weeks after leaves fall. Still, the longer the plants have to establish a strong root system, the better they can absorb water and survive winter and Colorado’s often shocking spring weather.
Fall is THE best time to fertilize turf, perennials, trees, shrubs and even roses, IF you use organic fertilizers. Fall is when plants store food in their roots for spring energy, and fall is when fruit trees, berry bushes and flowering shrubs form their flower and fruit buds. If this year’s crop was very productive or if the plants suffered from fireblight or other stresses, fall fertilization is doubly important for next year’s health and performance.
Fall fertilization is also the best time for your wallet:
Fertilizers that are 50% off and GOING FAST!
September is the best time of year to aerate your lawn. Aeration should be followed with fertilizer and ideally with a quarter inch of compost topdressing. This will help to thicken up sparse lawns and help to prevent fungal diseases.
Richlawn 8-2-1 Lawn Fertilizer – also good for gardens!
Is a 100% organic product comprised of dehydrated made from chicken manure, blood meal, and feather meal. It is certified by OMRI for organic use. It is ideal for lawns, veggies, and roses. One bag covers 2,000 square feet. The CU Cooperative Extension Service recommends using Richlawn for all fruiting plants, including grapes, currants, and raspberries.
Coop Poop, 2-4-3
Coop Poop is a well-composted and economical chicken manure from an egg farm. It is a low odor, high performance product that supports flowering and fruiting and soil life. It’s 8% calcium helps make strong cell walls and roots which leads to disease resistance and supports photosynthesis. It is great for lawns and shrubs.
ROSE fertilizers (not on sale)
Last week the Boulder Valley Rose Society fed the lovely roses at the Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder. This is the ideal time for you to fertilize your roses as well! We recommend a 50:50 blend of Mile Hi Rose Feed and Alfalfa Meal for best results.
Mile-Hi Rose Feed, 7-8-4
Is a mixture blended specifically for Colorado conditions. It contains plant nutrient compounds and organic mixture of alfalfa and kelp, encouraging root growth while boosting overall plant health, promoting repeat flowering & strength. As an organic fertilizer, it is ideal for September use.
Alfalfa meal breaks down when in contact with soil organisms and triggers the release of soil nutrients. When used with Mile-Hi Rose Feed, alfalfa meal helps produce healthier foliage, better stems, more basal breaks (new canes coming up from the roots) and greater plant vigor.
BULB BONANZA! (also going fast!)
Spring and fall blooming bulbs are here, and selling fast! A few more varieties will arrive in early October, and GARLIC is on its way here! While we recommend that bulbs be planted in October and November for best results, there are Autumn-blooming Crocus that should be planted as soon as possible to get blooms this fall.
Newly planted Colchium speciosum ‘The Giant’ (pictured left with Plumbago in Eve’s garden) will bloom in a few weeks if planted NOW. Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus) will bloom in October or November if planted NOWRichly scented Narcissus ‘Paperwhite Ziva’ should be forced soon for holiday blooms to bloom in time for the Holiday Season. Paperwhites are beautiful and richly fragrant.
FALL SALE THIS WEEK, SEPTEMBER 24 thru 30:
Enjoy 30% off perennials, shrubs & trees
20% off Roses, Fruit Trees, and Books
50% (wow!) off soil products in big bags and compost tea!
4” perennials in full flats of 12 or 15 plants are ONLY $4.20 each (regularly $6.95). Mix & Match!
DEEP DISCOUNT AREA
2 ½” pots reduced from $3.95 to $1.75; Quarts reduced from $6.95 to $4. trees and shrubs specials. Hen & Chicks are $0.50 each.
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens