May Day Celebration and Plant Sale

May Day Celebration – Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7
Join us to celebrate the fertility of spring with music, dance, refreshments and frivolity!

Entertainment Schedule:

  • Saturday, May 6th:
    • 10-11:00 AM: The Maroon Bells Morris Dancers will bring us fertility and merriment.
    • 12:00 Noon: Jig and reel with the excellent musicians of the Boulder Irish Session
  • Sunday, May 7th:
    • Light refreshments!
    • 10:30-Noon: Alamos, a duet of clarinet and flute play light classical, ragtime and folk music.
    • Noon-1 PM: Elena Klaver, singer/songwriter
    • 1:00 PM: Local master harpist Margot Krimmel will treat us to O’Carolan and other fine melodies.

May Day Sale – Monday, May 1 through Sunday, May 7

  • For Members – Discount of $10 on a $50+ purchase of plants (except roses & fruit trees)
  • For Everyone – Deep Discount Area will be stocked with loads of beautiful neonic-free perennials and more

 

It’s Raining Trees at our May Day Sale!

IT’S RAINING TREES at our MAY DAY SALE!

Cactus Grouping

JOIN THE MAY DAY FUN!

We’ll be starting our Member May Day Week Sale and the Deep Discount Area on Monday, leading up to our May Day Extravaganza May 6 & 7.
Meanwhile, join our (now legal!) Rainwater Harvesting class on Saturday and Fruit Tree class on Sunday.  Our class descriptions, below, highlight all the details.
Space is limited in each of our classes, so call 303-939-9403 to reserve your seat!
(Cash or check only for class payment.)
Our photo montage, below, shows the fun we had last weekend with Margaret Hollander and her kid goats!

CLASSES THIS WEEKEND

Sat., April 29 at 10 AM
Rainwater Harvesting with Alison Peck

Rainbarrels are finally legal in Colorado – yay!  Learn about rainbarrrels and even better ways of using rainwater and snowmelt, such as rain-gardens and pervious pavement (and even about greywater).  Learn easy ways to use this free water in your gardens while protecting yourself from flooding.   $15   SATURDAY!  

Sun., April 30 at 1 PM
Best Fruit Trees for Colorado with Mikl Brawner

Learn which varieties of fruit trees are successful here, which are not, and which are good flavored: Apples, Cherries, Plums, Pears, Peaches.  Mikl’s first orchard was in 1976 and he will teach you how to care for your fruit trees.   $15  SUNDAY! 

MAY DAY SALE & CELEBRATION IS HERE!

  • May Day Sale – Monday, May 1 to Sunday, May 7
    • For Members – Discount of $10 on a $50+ purchase of plants (except roses & fruit trees)
    • For Everyone – Deep Discount Area will be stocked with loads of beautiful neonic-free perennials and more
  • May Day Celebration – Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7
  • Join us to celebrate the fertility of spring with music, dance, refreshments and frivolity!
  • Entertainment features the Maroon Bells Morris Dancers’ on May 6
  • View the full weekend schedule at http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bfa84374803c512fe7df11c8d&id=d5e90a5d80&e=b3867df01b#Greetings

THEY’RE IN!

  • FIRST TOMATO STARTS ARE IN – TIME FOR SOLAR CAPS! – Set up your Solar Caps now to pre-warm the soil and you can plant your tomatoes in 5-7 days.  Solar Caps form a personal greenhouse for your tomato starts, which improves growth throughout the season.  We’ve had great success using them on our tomatoes and we love Solar Caps!
  • SEED POTATOES ARE IN THE HOUSE! Our organic and certified seed potato varieties include: German Butterball, Purple Majesty, Mountain Rose, and Kennebec.
  • ORGANIC COOL-SEASON VEGGIE STARTS –  Our wonderful selection still includes Kale, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Cabbage, Bok Choy, Collards, Lettuce and more.
  • PERENNIALS – We have lots of new choice and unusual perennials coming in most every day.  Come check them out!
  • PLANTS – In addition, we have beautiful shrubs and trees that we have overwintered outdoors and are ready to plant without any transition period.
  • SOIL PRODUCTS – Premium composts, organic fertilizers and other great soil amendments.  We have re-stocked our Mushroom Compost!
  • SEEDS from Botanical Interests, Seed Savers Exchange, BBB along with seed-starting supplies.
  • PEA SEEDS – It’s not too late to plant pea seeds, particularly Sugar Snap Peas like Cascadia.

FUN WITH THE KIDS LAST WEEKEND!

Our photo montage shows the fun we had last weekend with Margaret Hollander and her kid goats!



JOIN OUR TEAM!

Please take a look and if this sounds like a good fit for you, please respond as soon as possible by sending your resume to Staff@HarlequinsGardens.com or call 303-939-9403.   If you know someone who may be interested but is not on our email list, go ahead and forward this message to them. To become more familiar with our nursery and specialties, view our website at www.HarlequinsGardens.com.

Full-time or Part-time Retail Sales Position

Must have significant ornamental gardening / horticulture experience, be dedicated to non-toxic gardening, be a team player, organized, with good communication skills, able to do some physical work. Duties include plant and product sales, customer education and service, attending monthly staff meetings.  3-5 days/wk, including Wednesday, Thursday, and one weekend day.

We hope to see you at Harlequin’s soon!

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Every Day is Earth Day at Harlequin’s Gardens

Every Day is EARTH DAY
at HARLEQUIN’S GARDENS!!

Garima with Gertrude Jekyll Rose

EVERYDAY is Earth Day at Harlequin’s Gardens, where we never use any toxic pesticides, fungicides or herbicides.

Come out to get your organic veggie starts (we have tomatoes, peppers and basil in stock now!)  If you protect them with our famously successful Solar Caps, you can plant these now.  Or plant them in a green house or cold frame.

We already have a bountiful selection of organic herb starts, with more coming in all the time.

All of our perennials, shrubs and trees are free of insect-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.

We have an excellent selection of locally sourced composts, mulches, and potting mixes and organic fertilizers.

And, our Compost Tea Brewer is now running for the season!

Compost Tea is…

  • a highly concentrated population of beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi that build healthy soil
  •  a nutrient-rich brew that feeds soil life naturally
  • a compost concentrate that reduces compaction, aerates and improves water retention
  • who knows? You can’t tell anything by looking at the tea. You have to watch how the plants respond!

So let your plants “taste and see.”   Homegrown fertilizer produced on-site.   $5 / gallon + $1 refundable deposit for container, or bring your own 1 gallon jug.

CLASSES THIS WEEKEND

Space is limited in each of our classes, so call 303-939-9403 to reserve your seat!
(Cash or check only for class payment.)

Sat., April 22 at 10 AM
Native Bees for the Youngsters!
with Jessica Goldstrohm

Children and parents learn together about native bees in this hands-on, super-fun class!  Jessica will introduce you to our native bee species & their habitat needs, you will build a Leaf Cutter Bee House to take home, and sing the new Bumble Bee song!  Hungry Honey Bee book & seeds available for purchase.   $20, one parent and one child.  $5 per additional child.   SATURDAY!  (repeated on May 27)

Sat., April 22 at 1 PM
Fearless Rose Pruning with Eve Reshetnik Brawner

Don’t let your roses intimidate you!  Eve will demonstrate and discuss why and how to prune roses in a fearless and confident manner.  She will also discuss feeding, watering, etc. to maximize your success with growing roses.  Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves, and a hat and be prepared to be outside.   $15   SATURDAY! 

Sun., April 23 at 10 AM
Baby Goat Day with Margaret Hollander and her Kids – Free!

Margaret Hollander, owner of Capering Goat Dairy, brings several of her adorable baby goats by for a visit.  Bring your children, or just your own inner child, to enjoy their antics!   FREE – SUNDAY!

Sun., April 23 at 1 PM
Viticulture with John Martin

Would you like a glass of wine from your own backyard vineyard? Then this is the class for you!  John will discuss grape varieties and how to get started in wine making.  He is co-owner of Stonebridge Farms in Lyons, the first CSA in Boulder County.    $15   SUNDAY! 

IN BLOOM NOW!

Plant names, left to right.
TOP ROW:  Phlox divaricata (fragrant blue), Phlox divaricata ‘Dirigo Ice’ (fragrant white)
BOTTOM ROW:  Lilac’s: Pocohontas (front) and Mount Baker (back), Viburnum Mohawk