POLLINATOR MONTH and TWO SPECIAL SALES !!
Second, our plants are adapted to our local environment. This means that they’re ‘happier’ here and require less chemical and water input. We carry many plants from ground covers to trees, among them Nepeta (catmint) and Helianthus (sunflower), that will provide for pollinators in general, as well as some plants visited by bee specialists, for example Sphaeralcea ( mallow) and Oenothera (evening primrose) (Pictured left). Even our own-root roses, selected for our climate and soils, are good for pollinators. As a rule of thumb, if you can see the stamens, so can the bees.
PICTURED POLLINATOR PLANTS:
Second Row: Genista lydia (Dwarf Golden Broom), Allium ‘Millenium’, Achillea (Yarrow)
We’re so proud to be offering these important classes and hope to see you there this weekend! As always, pre-registration is appreciated and highly recommended for all classes with a quick call to 303-939-9403.
Here’s a sample of the items we’re offering at a special 20% discount during Pollinator Week, June 18-24!!
Native Bee Chalet
Reusable cardboard mason bee tubes with disposable paper liners
Native Bee Guide Booklet
The Mason Bee Revolution book
AFTER the RAIN SALE! PLANT NOW and SAVE!
Cercocarpus ledifolius, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly $26)
Large broadleafed evergreen shrub/small tree (12-20’ x 9-12’) native to the Southwest and Western foothills. Upright growth habit and small lance-shaped, dark green, leathery leaves with edges that curl under. White, fuzzy, curled “seed tails” in fall are both attractive and unusual. Grows well in full sun in low fertility, well-drained soil. Zone 4. Low water. Deer resistant.
Native shrub (6-9’ x 3-6’) with dark gray-green, deeply veined leaves. Inconspicuous flowers produce fuzzy, twisted “seed tails” in fall, providing interest through the winter. This xeric plant grows here in our foothills, and thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Zone 2.
Cotoneaster multiflora, 2-gallon at $16 (regularly $26)
Little known and underused cotoneaster (pronounced: co-tow-nee-aster), with small white flowers in spring that mature to bright red fruit in fall. A large shrub (8-10’ x 10-12’) with graceful arching branches. Native to China. Zone 4. Plant in full sun with low-moderate water.
An upright, rapid grower with dark green foliage and fragrant clusters of small white flowers in early summer. Takes shearing well which makes this an excellent, reliable shrub for screens and hedges. Grows to 9-12’ x 3-6’ Plant in full sun to part shade with low-moderate water. Zone 3
2-gallon Roses in the Sale area are $20 (regularly $26) unless otherwise marked.
FREE package of mycorrhizae with every purchase over $50!
Sat, Jun 23 at 10 AM – HONEY BEE MEET & GREET with Kristina Williams
Have you ever watched bees coming out of a knot hole in an old tree or seen those stacks of boxes near a field and wondered what was inside? Come take a peek inside a working hive of honey bees and chat about what it takes to have a hive of your own or to help bees in general. Please wear long sleeves and pants. $15
Sat, Jun 23 1 – 2 PM – HABITAT HERO – WILDSCAPING 101 (Free!) with Laura Somers
Laura Somers, Wildscape Ambassador, representing Audubon Rockies and Colorado Native Plant Society will demonstrate the importance of restoring our communities, one garden patch at a time. From a birds-eye view, learn how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife. (Free!)
Sun, Jun 24 at 10 AM – COLORADO NATIVE BEES with Kristina Williams
If you have a backyard garden, it’s probably being pollinated by some of Boulder County’s 500+ species of native bees. We’ll talk about some of the basic types and how you can create bee friendly habitat to invite them to your yard. Then we’ll walk through Harlequins’ demonstration gardens to observe some of these bees in action. $15
Sun, Jun 24 at 1 PM – MANAGING GARDEN PESTS WITHOUT POISONS with Mikl Brawner
Learn how to look for and identify common pests, and how to judge if anything needs to be done. Learn which organic solutions are the most effective, for what, and how to do it. Mikl has been walking this talk for 35 years. $15
Sun, Jul 15 at 1 PM – TIPS & TRICKS OF XERISCAPE with Mikl Brawner
Gardening with less water is not that hard if you know how! There are tricks that will improve your success. Mikl’s will pass on his 30 years of xeriscape experience. $15
Sat, Jul 21 at 1 PM – BASIC LANDSCAPE DESIGN with Elaine Walker
Elaine is a landscape architect who will show you the elements of designing areas of your property. Learn how to observe your site, identify goals, take a site analysis, create a comprehensive design, and how to approach installation in manageable pieces. $15
Sun, Aug 5 at 1 PM – PRUNING FOR STRENGTH, HEALTH, AND BEAUTY with Mikl Brawner
Learn how to train young trees, restructure shrubs and trees damaged by storms, and to prune roses. Mikl has over 35 years of experience in pruning. (Repeated on Sep. 16.) $15
Sat, Aug 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM – SEVENTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TOMATO
Don’t miss our 8th annual ‘Taste of Tomato’ festival & tasting event along with Boulder County CSU Cooperative Extension! There are always exciting new varieties to taste and learn about. The location is not yet decided. Check our website for details and entry information.
Sat, Aug 25 at 1 PM – GARDENING WITH MUSHROOMS – THE MAGIC OF MYCELIUM w/ Zach Hedstrom
Join Zach for a class about the many ways you can incorporate mushrooms and fungi in your garden and lifestyle. You will learn the basic techniques for growing mushrooms, how to encourage fungal activity in your soil, and about the health-giving properties that you can experience from eating more mushrooms! $15
Sun, Aug 26 at 1 PM – LOW TECH GREENHOUSE DESIGN & OPERATION with Mikl Brawner
Mikl has been researching, building, and using simple greenhouses for 20 years. This class will focus on five designs on site at the nursery. $15
Sun, Sep 9 at 1 PM – HOW TO MULCH with Mikl Brawner
Weedbarrier, wood chips, straw, fine gravel, bark? Which mulches should be used and where? Why is mulching so important? What’s wrong with redwood and cedar? Mikl will discuss these questions and suggest solutions. $15 (Photo Credit: The Rock Place)
Sat, Sep 15 at 1 PM – FORAGING ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSHROOMS: REGIONAL MUSHROOM ID with Zach Hedstrom
In this class, you will learn the basics of mushroom identification and what you should know before going out on a hunt. We will also introduce a variety of local mushrooms and their identification features. A good class for beginners as well as those who have done some foraging before. $15
Sun, Sep 16 at 1 PM – PRUNING FOR STRENGTH, HEALTH, AND BEAUTY with Mikl Brawner
Learn how to train young trees, restructure shrubs and trees damaged by storms, and to prune roses. Mikl has over 35 years of experience in pruning. (Repeat of Aug 5.) $15
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens