SALES, and JULY BLOOMS!!
This is the season for pest problems (diseases, insects, fungus) and here at Harlequin’s Gardens we have products that have been proven successful for combating them in effective and environmentally safe ways! Below are some of our favorite pest control products; come on in to see our full range of products, some of which are on sale at 50% off through Sunday, July 1!
- When bringing a plant identification sample, please bring a sizable sample including numerous leaves, flowers, buds, etc.
- When bringing a pest sample, again bring in a sizable plant sample and several bugs, eggs, etc.
- We request that you bring all samples in clear plastic bags to avoid contamination of our plant stock. Thank you!
NEEM OIL from INDIA
Neem must be sprayed directly on pests to be effective for killing; it prevents molting and stops feeding, and works as a repellent. Spray in the early morning or evening. Neem oil solidifies at 50˚, so thaw it in a warm water bath before mixing. Then, mix it with one quart of warm water and ¼ teaspoon of mild dish soap, and shake occasionally to emulsify. For very tough pests try 2 teaspoons per quart with ½ teaspoon soap (test on small area first). Neem requires some care to use but is safe and very useful.
JAPANESE BEETLE BAIT
Trap Placement, Application Rate and Use:
- Place traps as beetles emerge (late June in Colorado)
- Place traps on the generally upwind side of vegetable gardens, flower gardens, ornamental shrub planting and other outside landscape planting attached by the beetles. Apply traps at the rate of one trap per 50 linear feet along two sides of plant perimeters. For example, if the site is 1-50 linear feet, place only one trap on each of the two sides. If the site is 51-100 linear feet, place two traps on each of the two sides, etc. Do not enclose the treated site with traps.
- Place traps in sunny areas 3 to 5 feet above the ground.
- Place traps at least 10 feet away from the planting as they may attract beetles to foliage if placed closer
- Replace traps when full. If trap catches decline and beetles are still present, replace bait pack. Remove traps from site when beetles are no longer present.
SPECIAL PLANTS ON SALE through SUNDAY, JULY 1!
SHRUBS & TREES
Acer tataricum (Tatarian Maple), 2-gallon at $30 (regularly at $36)
Cercocarpus ledifolius, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly $26)
Cercocarpus montanus, 2-gallon at $16 (regularly $26)
Cotoneaster multiflora, 2-gallon at $16 (regularly $26)
Golden Rain Tree, 2-gallon at $30 (regularly $35)
Ligustrum vulgare Cheyenne Privet, 2-gallon at $16 (regularly $26), #5 at $29 (regularly $39)
Lodense Privet, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly $26)
Goldflame Spirea, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly $26)
Purple Lilac, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly $26)
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Nana’ (Dwarf Ninebark), 2-gallon at $20 (regularly $26)
Siberian Pea Shrub, 2-gallon at $22 (regularly at $27)
Euonymus fortunei Minima, 1-gallon at $5 (regularly at $17)
Crataegus ambigua (Russian Hawthorn), 3-gallon at $40 (regularly at $48)
Hardy Boxwoods ‘Julia Jane’ and ‘Saskatoon’, 1-gallon at $15 (regularly at $20)
Darlow’s Enigma Shrub rose, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly at $26)
Baltimore Belle Climbing Rose, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly at $26)
Martin’s Pink Climbing Rose, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly at $26)
The Gift Shrub rose, 2-gallon at $20 (regularly at $26)
FREE package of mycorrhizae with every purchase over $50!
We are Closed on Independence Day!
In a long standing tradition, Harlequin’s Gardens celebrates Independence Day by taking the day off and being
closed on Wednesday, July 4.
OUR GLOVE RACK IS FULL!
ANNUALS ON SALE!
Come in and see our selection!
WHAT’S BLOOMING IN JULY?
- Acanthus balcanicus (Bear’s Breech)
- Achillea (Yarrow)
- Aconitum (Monkshood)
- Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado’
- Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado Red’
- Agastache ‘Blue Boa’
- Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)
- Alcea (Hollyhock)
- Allium caeruleum/azureum
- Allium flavum
- Allium senescens (Pictured right)
Pictured below are some of our current flowering beauties.
PICTURED BLOOMING PLANTS:
Second Row: Acantholimon hohenackeri, Rosa Morden Sunrise, Berlandiera lyrata – Chocolate Flower
Third Row: Penstemon virgatus – Wand bloom Penstemon, Sedum ‘Blue Spruce’, Phlomis cachmeriana
Fourth Row: Rosa ‘Abraham Darby’, Corydalis lutea, Lilium regale – Regal Lily
Upcoming Classes List
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