Snow? What snow? Our Fall Sale Continues


OUR FALL SALE and BULB BONANZA IS ON!

We too were surprised at the dramatic weather change on Saturday!  These surprising changes definitely keep Colorado gardening interesting.  Thankfully the upcoming temperatures are looking moderate and we have many healthy plants at the lowest prices of the season that are looking for a home.  Come see our selection, and in particular, our BULBS: mid to late October is the perfect time to plant bulbs, especially now that the soil is moist and pliable. (More info below.)

We’re open seven days a week, 9 AM to 5 PM through the end of October.  We will then re-open for our fabulous 7th Annual Holiday Gift Market on Green Friday, Nov. 23 – Dec. 24, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Stay tuned for more details!
Pictured left are Aay Bravin’s Fingerless Gloves & Hat and our Native Bee Chalet.  Aay’s grandmother taught her how to weave and crochet in their small village in northern Thailand,  Her self-sufficient family grew cotton and raised silkworms, making all their own clothing and food, all without electricity or phone service.  Now in Boulder, Aay enthusiastically continues to knit, crochet and weave and share the beauty of her creations. Her warm, snug-fitting fingerless gloves are both beautiful and practical, enabling easy phone use, writing and handwork.

An easy way to share your care and appreciation is to give a Harlequin’s Gardens Gift Certificate.  They are available in any denomination, valid for one year, and can be purchased over the phone with a credit card!  The recipient can use their gift certificate to purchase plants, store products, and items from our Bee Barn.  Call 303-939-9403 to order yours!


READY, SET, PLANT BULBS NOW!

Spring blooming bulbs are here, and selling fast!  We recommend that bulbs be planted in October and November for best results, and to use Root Rally to enhance rooting.  Root Rally is a blend of bone meal and Endo/Ecto mycorrhizae spores and plant nutrients, providing mycorrhizae life support for all plants.  When the bulb begins to root, this premium mycorrhizae blend will reduce transplant shock encourage root growth and increase water/nutrient uptake.

Some of our favorite bulbs are pictured below.  Only two more weeks to buy our wonderful bulbs!  We’re open 9-5, seven days a week!

Ixiolirion pallassii, Blue Mountain Lily

Native to rocky hillsides from SW and Central Asia, this lovely wildflower bears umbels of starry violet-blue flowers above grass-like foliage for 3 to 4 weeks in late May and early June. Perfect for the well-drained xeriscape garden, this bulb will thrive in a dry, sunny spot where it receives some spring moisture, followed by hot, dry conditions in summer, and will self-sow and naturalize where it’s happy. Resistant to browsing by deer and rabbits and a great cut flower. Zone 5. 10” – 16” tall. Plant 5” deep, 4” apart.

Galanthus elwesii, Giant Snowdrop

This large-flowering Greek native has broad, ivory flowers tipped green with gray-green foliage. Blooms in March/April.  Giant Snowdrops have a single green “V” marking on the inner segment of the blossom.  The linear foliage is like wide blades of grass, and the bloom is like three droplets of milk hanging from a stiff 4 to 8″ stem.  Preferring moist, humus-rich loamy or clay soils and semi-shade, they are excellent plants for light woodlands or under deciduous shrubs and trees, in rockeries, in lawns meadows or paths.  Snow drops are long-lived and spread gently by seed and by bulb offsets. They are easily lifted and divided to share or create new patches.  Pollinated by honeybees.  Deer and rodent resistant.  Plant 4″ deep and 2″-4″ apart. 5″ to 8″ tall. Zone 3.

Allium christophii

A most surprising, outrageous flower for xeriscapes!  The giant globes, to 10″ diameter or more, are held on fairly short stems, 8″-18″tall, blooming in mid-spring.  The hundreds of starry, silver-lavender florets each have a green ‘eye’ are arranged so that their petal-tips touch to form a perfect sphere.  This easy naturalizer has been highly successful in our xeriscape display gardens, eliciting lots of interest.  Also spectacular in large flower arrangements, fresh or dried.  Deer and rabbit resistant, and very drought-tolerant.  If you don’t want it to naturalize, dead-head before the seeds mature.  Hardy to Zone 4, 14″-24″ tall, Plant 6″-8″ deep and 8″-10″ apart.

Narcissus ‘Hawera’, (miniature daffodil)

This 1938 heirloom triandrus-type miniature daffodil provides a long-lasting display of many little elfin, light lemon – yellow nodding bells with short demitasse cups and swept back petals.  Each 5-6″ slender stem bears one or two of these dainty blooms with wonderful, fruity fragrance.  It is one of the most adaptable, and seems to thrive in partial shade or full sun, growing beautifully forced in pots, shining and thriving growing in scree or dryer areas as well as in the garden border.  Blooming in mid-late spring (May), it contrasts nicely with grape hyacinths and is exquisite with hellebores.  The very slender foliage is easy to hide while it matures.  Hardy to Zone 3-4.  Deer and rodent-proof.

Ipheion ‘Rolf Fiedler’, Spring Starflower

A spring gem for dry or moderately watered gardens in shade and part-shade. This long-blooming bulb sends up a mound of grassy foliage in autumn that persists over winter and begins blooming in early spring, producing a long succession of sweetly fragrant starry cobalt blue flowers through late spring. Succeeds in a wide range of soils but requires reasonably good drainage. Resistant to deer and rabbits!
Plant 3-5″ deep, 3-4″ apart. 3” – 5” tall. Zone 5.

Tulipa kaufmanniana Johann Strauss

A beautiful dwarf early Kaufmanniana tulip, to 6″ tall, with multicolored flowers that have an elegant teardrop shape when closed, showing bright golden yellow outer petals with cream edges and flushed brilliant red.  When fully open in the sun, the flowers resemble creamy-white waterlilies with bright yellow centers.  ‘Johann Strauss’ also has very attractive gray-green foliage with burgundy stripes.  Very cold-hardy and adaptable, it will multiply and naturalize, flowering year after year.  Plant in full sun, 6″ deep and 3-6″ apart.  Hardy to Zone 3a.


 

GARLIC IS IN THE HOUSE!

Our garlic bulbs have been very popular and we only have one variety left – but it’s a good one!  Visit our website for Garlic Planting Instructions.

Italian Late (softneck)

Light colored wrappers covering cloves which are generally fat and round. The extra-tight skin makes it a better keeper. This variety matures later than Early Italian Purple and tends to be somewhat smaller then Early Italian Purple as well. Good braiding type.


GRASSHOPPER BAIT

Fight grasshoppers with non-toxic grasshopper spore, safe for everything except grasshoppers and crickets!  Our 1 pound 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.

 


FALL SALE THIS WEEK

OCTOBER 15 thru 21:

  • Enjoy 30% off perennials, vines, grasses, shrubs and trees

  • 20% off roses, fruit trees, and books

  • 50% (wow!) off soil products in big bags

  • 50% off compost tea (get it while the brewer is running!)

  • 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.  

 


BIG BAG SOIL PRODUCTS

Many of our big bag soil products are sold out – but don’t worry, we’re committed to having a steady supply of good quality compost and fine wood chip mulch through the end of the season!  And at 50% off, this is a great time to stock up!

ECOPETT
Natural Pine Coop Bedding (or cat litter!)

EcoPett contains recycled beetle-kill pine and activated carbon, making it very absorbent, with powerful odor control.  It outperforms and outlasts hay and wood shavings.  Expands up to 5 times when wet.  Reduces cleaning by 50%.

Regularly $11 per bag, EcoPett is now only $5.50 per bag!!


ROSES

Special Roses Sale!

Mikl has added dozens of roses to our Deep Discount Area!  Previously $26 to $30, these roses are now only  $5 to $8 each!  While these seconds may be a little homely, they are own-root roses that will grow to be strong, healthy roses with a little TLC from you!  Befriend a rose or two – and even take a gamble on a mystery rose – they will brighten your garden next season!

Rose Fertilizer

We are stocked with a good supply of Mile-Hi Rose Feed and Mile-Hi Alfalfa Meal to support the establishment of your new roses, and to promote strength and vitality for your existing roses next season.  And don’t worry, it’s not too late in the season to use this locally made, organic, slow release fertilizer!


AMARYLLIS BULB KIT

Nothing like an easy bulb kit to help you kick-start your holiday bulb planting!  Our packaged kit includes your choice of bulb (pictured and listed below), attractive pot, and potting soil, packaged in a gift-worthy gold box.  We also have gift-packaged Hyacinth ‘Delft Blue’ kits that come with a traditional hyacinth glass!   

In addition, we have several varieties of individual amaryllis bulbs as well as beautiful and richly scented ‘Ziva’ Paperwhite Narcissus, which should be planted soon for holiday blooms.


Top Row: Amaryllis ‘Minerva’, Amaryllis ‘Mont Blanc’, Amaryllis Sonatini ‘Balentino’
Second Row: Amaryllis Sonatini ‘Pink Rascal’, Amaryllis ‘Red Lion’

 


EARTHBOX GARDEN KIT

Earthboxes are a wonderful invention for those of us in need of watering and fertilizing assistance!  Set-up your Earthbox at the beginning of the season with the included dolomite and fertilizer, plant with your favorite veggies and/or flowers, and fill the water reservoir.  Then, all you need to to is top the water reservoir every week or so, depending on climatic conditions.

Each Earthbox kit includes:

  • 15″ x 15″ decorative planting container
  • Dolomite, 1 pound
  • Fertilizer, 1 pound
  • Covers, 2
  • Fill tube
  • Aeration Screen

And best yet, this $64 regularly priced kit is now only $40!!

 


PLANT SUPPORTS AND ANCHORS

These tools can help you keep even the most unruly plants supported, which can be a challenge for all gardeners.

Plant Supports

(Pictured above, left.)  These sturdy stakes are essential for those heavy-flowered plants such as peony.  We’ve reduce their price so that  two stakes are now the price on one!

Plant Anchors

(Pictured above, right.)  Simply glue the round disc to your vertical surface, feed nursery tape, twine, fishing line, etc. through the loop and you’ve created a subtle, yet effective trellis for your vine!  And guess what?  They are Free!


PHARM PRODUCTS

Many of our ever-popular and very effective Pharm products are on sale – come in to find out more!!


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We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT for the lowest prices of the season!

We can’t believe that it’s already October and time to clear our shelves!  We have many bargains to share with you from soil products, fertilizers, pest products, planting containers to veggie starts, roses, perennials, shrubs and trees (the sooner you get these gems in the ground, the better!).  We look forward to seeing you this week!

We’re open seven days a week, 9 AM to 5 PM through the end of October. (We’re no longer open until 6 PM on Thursdays.)  We will then re-open for our fabulous 7th Annual HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET Green Friday, Nov. 23 – Dec. 24, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Stay tuned for more details!


ROSES

Special Roses Sale!

Mikl has just added dozens of roses to our Deep Discount Area!  Previously $26 to $30, these roses are now only  $5 to $8 each!  While these seconds may be a little homely, they are own-root roses that will grow to be strong, healthy roses with a little TLC from you!  Befriend a rose or two – and even take a gamble on a mystery rose – they will brighten your garden next season!

Rose Fertilizer

We are stocked with a good supply of Mile-Hi Rose Feed and Mile-Hi Alflafa Meal to support the establishment of your new roses, and to promote strength and vitality for your existing roses next season.  And don’t worry, it’s not too late in the season to use this locally made, organic, slow release fertilizer!


GARLIC IS IN THE HOUSE!

Fall is here and for many that means it’s time to plant garlic and shallot bulbs – yay!  We have a wonderful selection and hope you come in soon for the best choices!  Visit our website for Garlic Planting Instructions.

Garlic

German Red (Hardneck)

This large bright purple bulb contains 8-12, extra easy-to-peel, round, light brown cloves with some purple at the base. Flavor is strong, hot, and spicy. Keeps moderately well when properly cured and stored. Can be grown in mild climates; However, develops better quality and size where winters are cold. Color will become brighter if it is stressed by too much water.

Spanish Roja (hardneck)

This vigorous, easy-to-grow heirloom variety arrived in the US over 100 years ago. It is famous for its classic rich, complex ‘true garlic’ flavor and is one of the most popular with restaurants/chefs. The large, purple streaked bulbs often reach three inches in diameter and typically have seven to twelve large tan cloves. Spanish Roja peels easily and keeps for up to 4-6 months when properly stored (the outer bulb wrappers are thin and flake off easily so be careful to keep them intact to prolong storage). Like all hard-neck garlic, Spanish Roja will produce curly ‘scapes’ (flowering stems), which can be snipped off and used for another culinary treat in late spring.  This variety grows well in cold winter areas, and is cold-hardy to Zone 3

Inchelium Red (organic, softneck)

Large 3″ + bulbs produce 8-20 cloves of good size. Mild, but lasting flavor, with a hint of hot! Dense cloves store well. Flavor can get stronger in storage. This vigorous soft-necked variety won a Rodale taste test of 20 garlic strains – named “Very Best of the Soft-Necks”.

Italian Late (softneck)

Light colored wrappers covering cloves which are generally fat and round. The extra-tight skin makes it a better keeper. This variety matures later than Early Italian Purple and tends to be somewhat smaller then Early Italian Purple as well. Good braiding type.

Shallots

Holland Red

Shallots are aromatic and flavorful, yet smoother and sweeter than Onions or Garlic, and act as a catalyst in recipes, subtly enhancing other flavors. They are mild and delicate when cooked. If onions are at all upsetting to your stomach, you’ll find Shallots much easier to digest and less sharp smelling, both raw and cooked. Shallots are easy to grow, and each set produces a whole cluster of bulbs. ‘Holland Red’ delivers mellow, quintessential Shallot flavor in a plump, round bulb with coppery-red skins that peel easily, and purple-tinged white flesh with reddish-purple inner rings. A super-productive variety and an excellent keeper that can be braided and hung in your kitchen or pantry.  They keep this way for up to 1 year! ‘Holland Yellow’ provides most of the same qualities, but has white flesh and tan-yellow skins. Grow in full sun, spaced 4-6” apart in rich loamy soil. Cold-hardy to Zone 3.


FALL SALE THIS WEEK,

OCTOBER 1 thru 7:

  • Enjoy 30% off perennials, shrubs & trees

  • 20% off roses, fruit trees, and books

  • 50% (wow!) off soil products in big bags

  • 50% off compost tea (get it while the brewer is running!)

  • 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.  

 


BIG BAG SOIL PRODUCTS

Many of our big bag soil products are sold out – but don’t worry, we’re committed to having a steady supply of good quality compost and fine wood chip mulch through the end of the season!  And at 50% off, this is a great time to stock up!


AMARYLLIS BULB KIT

Nothing like an easy bulb kit to help you kick-start your holiday bulb planting!  Our kit includes your choice of bulb (pictured and listed below), pot, and potting compost.

Pictured: Amaryllis ‘Minerva’, Amaryllis ‘Red Lion’, Amaryllis ‘Mont Blanc’


EARTHBOX GARDEN KIT

Earthboxes are a wonderful invention for those of us in need of watering and fertilizing assistance!  Set-up your Earthbox at the beginning of the season with the included dolomite and fertilizer, plant with your favorite veggies and/or flowers, and fill the water reservoir.  Then, all you need to to is top the water reservoir every week or so, depending on climatic conditions.

Each Earthbox kit includes:

  • 15″ x 15″ decorative planting container
  • Dolomite, 1 pound
  • Fertilizer, 1 pound
  • Covers, 2
  • Fill tube
  • Aeration Screen

And best yet, this $64 regularly priced kit is now only $40!!

 


PLANT SUPPORTS AND ANCHORS

These tools can help you keep even the most unruly plants supported, which can be a challenge for all gardeners.

Plant Supports

(Pictured above, left.)  These sturdy stakes are essential for those heavy-flowered plants such as peony.  We’ve reduce their price so that  two stakes are now the price on one!

Plant Anchors

(Pictured above, right.)  Simply glue the round disc to your vertical surface, feed nursery tape, twine, fishing line, etc. through the loop and you’ve created a subtle, yet effective trellis for your vine!  And guess what?  They are Free!


PHARM PRODUCTS

Many of our ever-popular and very effective Pharm products are on sale – come in to find out more!!


GRASSHOPPER BAIT

Fight grasshoppers with non-toxic grasshopper spore, safe for everything except grasshoppers and crickets!  Our 1 pound 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.

 


 

BULB BONANZA! (also going fast!)

Spring and fall blooming bulbs are here, and selling fast! A few more varieties will arrive in early October! 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.


Referrals

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Social Media

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date information and photos!

We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

Our Fall Sale Continues with LOTS of Beautiful Plants You Can Plant Now!


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.


 

FERTILIZING

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

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.  


Referrals

Know anyone that would also enjoy receiving our blogs?  If so, forward this blog to them and they can click here to subscribe.

Social Media

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date information and photos!

We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

A Beautiful Spring Starts Now, with Fall Fertilization!

As our growing season is growing towards a close the plants are working hard underground to store energy and build reserves for next season.  One easy way we can give our plants a boost for a successful 2019 is to fertilize them now.  Read more below about what you can do for now your lawn, roses, and perennials.

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.

In the meantime you can still receive more immediate gratification by planting fall veggies and some of the many perennials, shrubs and trees that we have on sale! 


FERTILIZATING

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:

Our large bag fertilizers are 40% off – the lowest that they will be all year!! 

 

LAWNS 

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. Fall is also an excellent time to apply Corn Gluten, the organic weed and feed. Its 9% nitrogen replaces fall fertilization and it prevents weeds.

Richlawn 8-2-1 Lawn Fertilizer

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.

EKO Lawn Topdressing

A very fine compost that disappears into turf, especially after aeration.  It spreads easily around perennials, provides nutrition, holds water, feeds the worms & soil life.  For best results use with an organic fertilizer.

Alpha One Fertilizer, 7-2-2

Is one of long-time favorite all-around fertilizers. Formulated in Loveland for Colorado soils, it is a non-toxic, non-burning slow-release fertilizer that won’t harm beneficial fungi, bacteria or earthworms.  It’s ingredients include alfalfa, cottonseed meal, blood meal, and sunflower.

Corn Gluten

Now is the time to apply Corn Gluten (and again in again in late February/March) to prevent the majority of existing weed seeds from germinating.  By doing this every year, you can virtually eliminate your weed problem.  Kelly Grummons – Timerline Gardens, July  2010.

Corn Gluten is a non-toxic, weed-and-feed with 9% nitrogen. It works by inhibiting seed germination, but is harmless to plants with root systems, people, worms, and microorganisms.  (Since it inhibits seed germination, postpone sowing your grass seed for another month or so.)  The effect of the corn gluten can last up to 6 months and is especially useful in lawns.

ROSES

This week the Mile High Rose Society is fertilizing 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

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 and greater plant vigor.


BULB BONANZA!

Spring and fall blooming bulbs are here and ready for you!  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) and Crocus cartwrightianus 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 17 thru 23:

  • Enjoy 30% off perennials, shrubs & trees

  • 20% off Roses, Fruit Trees, and Books

  • 40% (wow!) off soil products in big bags

  • Buy one Compost Tea, get one FREE!

DEEP DISCOUNT AREA

You will find Golden Columbine, Porter’s Aster, Cheddar Pink Dianthus, Greek Oregano, perennial sunflowers, many sedums, Creeping Phlox, Coreopsis, Shasta Daisies  and MORE: 2 ½” pots reduced from $3.95 to $1.75; Quarts reduced from $6.95 to $4. trees and shrubs specials. Hen & Chicks.  4” perennials in flats of 12 or 15 regular $6.95, full flats ONLY $4.20 each.  Mix & Match!


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We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

Bees, Bulbs, Veggies

Harlequin’s Gardens

Bees, Bulbs, Veggies,

and our Fabulous Fall Sale!

This is that special time of the year when you can easily plant trees, shrubs, and perennials that will surprise you in the spring with the vigor their roots have gained by establishing over the winter.  And guess what, most of our inventory is on sale at great prices!  See below for details.

In addition, fill out your garden with delicious and nutritious fall veggies including arugula, spinach, lettuce, bok choy, chard, kohlrabi, senposai, kale, and broccoli raab.

Our flowering bulbs are here – and a great selection too!  Come visit our display, read more below, and check out our full selection here.  (Pictured below: Jetfire Narcissus, our bulb display, Species Tulip.)

Coming soon, are Garlic and Shallots, which are expected to arrive the week of September 24th.

We’ve noticed an abundance of native bees on our plants and in our own gardens this season.  Have you?  Check-out our Bee Barn Update, below, and the wonderful pics Kristina has taken of native bees in their Chalet!

Our classes wrap up this weekend with two wonderful offerings!  On Saturday at 1:00, the renowned Zach Hedstrom will show you how to identify and forage for mushrooms right here in the Rocky Mountains.  Then on Sunday at 1:00, Mikl repeats his ever-popular Pruning for Strength, Health, and Beauty class where he’ll de-mystify how to prune.  Reserve your spot in either or both classes with a quick call to 303-939-9403. 


BEE BARN UPDATE

This week, September 8-15, is the North American Mite-A-Thon.  The Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one week window. All beekeepers can participate (including you!), creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.  Just about every pro-honey bee organization out there helps to sponsor this important event!   At this point in the year all beekeepers should know what their hives’ mite levels are (and hopefully they’re under control).  If you have mite counts on your hives, please share it here.  Colorado needs more dots (reports) on the Mite Count MapSo please be active and participate!

If you need supplies for mite monitoring and control, we’re here to help! Come in and let us help you find what you need in our Bee Barn.


With temps in the 90’s again this week, winter may seem far away, but the bees know it’s coming.  They will need to be healthy and well fed.  I recommend feeding 1-2 pounds of pollen substitute per hive between now and Thanksgiving and making sure that the hive has 80 pounds of honey.  That’s a full 10 frame deep box plus several in the bottom.  We can help with syrup feeders from 1 qt to 2 gal, entrance reducers, mouse guards, Bee Cozies (pictured left) and a fridge full of pollen substitute and winter patties. Yum!

Below are cool images of native bees inhabiting our Mason Bee Tubes and Native Bee Chalet!

  

CORN GLUTEN SPECIAL!

Now is the time to apply Corn Gluten (and again in again in late February/March) to prevent the majority of existing weed seeds from germinating.  By doing this every year, you can virtually eliminate your weed problem.  Kelly Grummons – Timerline Gardens, July  2010.

Corn Gluten is a non-toxic, weed-and-feed with 9% nitrogen. It works by inhibiting seed germination, but is harmless to plants with root systems, people, worms, and microorganisms.  (Since it inhibits seed germination, postpone sowing your grass seed for another month or so.)  The effect of the corn gluten can last up to 6 months and is especially useful in lawns.

While supplies last, our Corn Gluten is 30% off the regular $45 price!


EVE’S FAVORITE BULBS

Hi! Eve here, to share with you some of my favorite bulb flowers, and tell you why I especially love them. You can get further details, and pictures of most of them, at our website.

Allium (Nectaroscordum) bulgaricum (Sicilian Honey Lily)

is unlike any other flower in your garden. It’s elegantly shaded from purple-mauve to green and cream, tall and graceful, with highly original and fascinating form and behavior at every stage of its development. And, as the common name implies, it is full of nectar that delights the bees. I’ve had them in my garden for about 20 years, and the clumps have increased very slowly, and never self-sow Pictured below are the three unique stages of bud (shown from two angles), bloom, and upward facing seed capsule.

Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’ (Blue Grecian Windflower)

makes a finely-textured seasonal carpet covered with fabulously true-blue daisy-like blooms. And it keeps blooming for quite a long time! It’s a very refined looking wildflower, suitable for underplanting taller bulbs or featured in rock gardens and perennial beds.

Colchicum speciosum ‘The Giant’, Giant Meadow Saffron

is an autumn flowering miracle! One day you see nothing there, having forgotten that you ever planted it, and the next day you have what look like giant pink goblets popping up with the suddenness of mushrooms! They light up areas where you may not have seen a bloom in months, and once established, they bloom for several weeks! They should be planted NOW to get blooms this fall.

Diminutive Crocus chrysanthus ‘Gipsy Girl’, ‘Blue Pearl’, ‘Fuscotinctus’, E.P. Bowles (pictured) and C. seiberi ‘Spring Beauty’  

are some of the very earliest bulbs to bloom, bringing color and cheer to the winter garden in February and March! They form colonies quickly, and they are tough and hardy.

Iris reticulata ‘Alida’

is a gem among gems. If you can, plant it where you can enjoy its sweet fragrance, and allow it to multiply and form dense clumps of intricately formed and patterned little sky-blue flowers in February or March!

Ixiolirion pallassii (I. tataricum) Blue Mountain Lily (arriving soon)

is a wildflower species from Central Asia, and one of the latest-blooming bulb flowers in my garden. And it’s blue! Since its native habitat is rocky, dry and sunny, it’s perfectly at home in xeriscape gardens here and harmonizes perfectly with our xeric native perennials!

Narcissus ‘Geranium’ 

I grow the heirloom Narcissus ‘Geranium’ for its delicious fragrance. Yes, it’s also very lovely to look at – small clusters of white flowers with scarlet-orange cups. I keep planting more of them so I will have enough to enjoy both indoors and out.  

Narcissus ‘Hawera’

is one of my 2 favorite miniature daffodils. The soft yellow individual blooms are about the diameter of a dime, but you get many of them from each bulb, and they multiply quickly to form wonderful clumps or colonies. They’re very dainty, very hardy, very adaptable, and rodents and deer leave them alone!

Narcissus ‘Jetfire’

is my other favorite miniature daffodil. It’s so cute, and so tough! We have clumps of it here at Harlequin’s, thriving in spite of considerable, okay, complete neglect! It blooms for a long time, even in full sun, and its bright orange trumpets and bright yellow petals are so jaunty in early spring. Our resident rabbits don’t bother them.

Tulipa kaufmanniana ‘The First’ and ‘Johann Strauss’

are in of the class of wildflower tulips known as ‘Waterlily’ tulips because the flowers open wide in the sun and they do look something like little waterlilies. They are so easy, so early and very hardy. I tuck them in everywhere I can! 


FALL SALE THIS WEEK, SEPTEMBER 10 thru 16:

  • Enjoy 25% off perennials, shrubs & trees

  • 20% off Roses, Fruit Trees, and Books

  • 30% off soil products in big bags

  • 30% off Compost Tea

DEEP DISCOUNT AREA

You will find Golden Columbine, Porter’s Aster, Cheddar Pink Dianthus, Greek Oregano, perennial sunflowers, many sedums, Creeping Phlox, Coreopsis, Shasta Daisies  and MORE: 2 ½” pots reduced from $3.95 to $1.75; Quarts reduced from $6.95 to $4. trees and shrubs specials. Hen & Chicks.  4” perennials in flats of 12 or 15 regular $6.95, full flats ONLY $4.20 each. Mix & Match!


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We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

A Perfect Time To Plant

Get Your Fall Veggies Now!

With cooler weather and some moisture on its way, now is the perfect time for planting fall vegetable starts!
We have many varieties available, including arugula, spinach, lettuce, bok choy, chard, kohlrabi, senposai, kale, and broccoli raab.

Our experienced staff member and teacher, Mimi Yanus, says,You can be picking and eating wonderful greens and brassicas until a really hard frost if you plant now! I have picked spinach on Thanksgiving day.” One of our customers says she is now having a boom harvest after taking Mimi’s class on Getting Started with Vegetable Gardening.

Most of our Bulbs arrived today! Check out our full selection here.
(Photo: Allium aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’)

Garlic and Shallots are on their way (expected to arrive the week of September 24th)


This Sunday, September 9th at 1PM, Learn 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)

Reserve your spot in class with a quick call to 303-939-9403. 


FALL SALE THIS WEEK:

September 3 thru 9 enjoy 25% off perennials, shrubs & trees. 20% off Roses and Fruit Trees, AND 20% off soil products in big bags Compost Tea.

DEEP DISCOUNT AREA

You will find Golden Columbine, Porter’s Aster, Cheddar Pink Dianthus, Greek Oregano, perennial sunflowers, many sedums, Creeping Phlox, Coreopsis, Shasta Daisies  and MORE: 2 ½” pots reduced from $3.95 to $1.75; Quarts reduced from $6.95 to $4. trees and shrubs specials. Hen & Chicks.  4” perennials in flats of 12 or 15 regular $6.95, full flats ONLY $4.20 each. Mix & Match!

 


This Week: soil products in big bags are 20% off!

Soil Products: explained

  • Potting Soil: for putting in pots.
  • Compost: for amending garden soils, for carbon, fertility and biology. Use 30% compost mixed with the soil
  • Mulch: for putting on top of the ground to hold moisture and suppress weeds
  • Walden’s Outdoor Garden Mix: an enhanced compost with forest humus and biochar for amending garden soil or for mixing 50/50 with potting soil for raised beds
  • Fertilizer: for adding stronger fertility like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus to soils for heavy feeders like food crops
  • Rocky Mountain Minerals (AKA “Rock Dust”): for supplying micro nutrients like calcium, magnesium, iron, etc.

Get your corn gluten while you can! We have a limited supply and now is THE time to apply it to your lawn.


UPCOMING CLASSES LIST

We offer empowering classes with great teachers throughout the season.  Coming soon will be more of our class offerings.  Our teachers have spent years honing their skills in Colorado and will help guide you to success. We are charging $15 to support our speakers and Harlequin’s educational direction. It is best to pre-register for these classes both in case they fill up or too few people register, and we have to cancel. Pre-payment assures your place in the class.  Pre-registration is appreciated and highly recommended for all classes with a quick call to 303-939-9403.  (This list is also available on our website.)

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)

S​at, 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


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Social Media

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We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

The Fall Sale Is On!

Our Fall Sale for Everyone opened on Monday, with 20% off most plants (except for vegetable starts). We also opened up our Deep Discount Area, where you can find all kinds of inexpensive treasures.

Check out the results of last Saturday’s 8th Annual Taste of Tomato below.

Sign up for the last three classes of the season! Learn How To Mulch on September 9th, learn about Foraging for Rocky Mountain Mushrooms on September 15th, and freshen up your pruning skills at Pruning For Strength, Health, And Beauty on September 16th.  Reserve your spot in class with a quick call to 303-939-9403


FALL SALE

NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE!

Monday, August 27 thru Sept. 2:  20% off most plants except veggies and bulbs. The Deep Discount section will be opened with $1.75 perennials (were $3.95 & $4.95),$.50 Hen and Chicks

September 3 thru 9 enjoy 25% off perennials, shrubs & trees.  And 20% off Roses, AND 20% off soil products in big bags and 20% off Compost Tea.

Sept. 10 thru 16 take 25% off perennials, shrubs and trees; 20% off Roses, Fruit Trees and books; and 30% off soil  products in big bags and 30% off Compost Tea.

Sept. 17 thru 23 take 30% off perennials, shrubs and trees, and 40% off soil products in big bags, 20% off Roses, Fruit Trees & Books; Compost Tea- buy one, get one FREE!

Sept. 24 thru Oct. 30: a 30% discount off Perennials, Shrubs and Trees. 20% OFF Roses, Fruit trees & Books And 50% off soil products in big bags; 50% off Compost Tea. 

DEEP DISCOUNT AREA

Opens Monday, August 27 where you will find Golden Columbine, Porter’s Aster, Cheddar Pink Dianthus, Greek Oregano, perennial sunflowers, many sedums, Creeping Phlox, Coreopsis, Shasta Daisies  and MORE: 2 ½” pots reduced from $3.95 to $1.75; Quarts reduced from $6.95 to $4. trees and shrubs specials. Hen & Chicks.  4” perennials in flats of 12 or 15 regular $6.95, full flats ONLY $4.20 each. Mix & Match!

 


2018 Taste of Tomato voting results

Last Saturday’s Taste of Tomato was a blast! We love the new location at Growing Gardens’ Barn, with its’ beautiful view of the Flatirons, easy access, and wonderful staff. The tasting featured 44 different varieties of tomatoes, with Aunt Ruby’s German Green winning the greatest number of votes. Participants brought in some wonderful new varieties this year, including Brad’s Atomic Grape, Thornburn’s Terracotta, and Indigo Cherry. Look for the most popular varieties from this year and previous years when you come to buy your organic tomato starts next spring at Harlequin’s Gardens. Every year we grow 80+ great varieties for all kinds of uses and growing conditions!
A huge thank-you to Growing Gardens for providing our new location, helping us publicize the event, and for bringing us some fabulous volunteers. Thank you also to the volunteers of Slow Food Boulder County and the CSU Extension Service. We couldn’t have done it without you!

CHERRY

BEEFSTEAK

Votes Tomato Variety Votes Tomato Variety
35 Sungold hybrid 38 Aunt Ruby’s German Green
25 Matt’s Wild Cerry 23 Berkeley Tie Dye
22 BHN 624 20 Malachite Box
20 Brad’s Atomic Grape 18 Black from Tula
14 Chocolate Cherry 18 Paul Robeson
10
Sweet 100
17 Cherokee Purple
10 Indigo Cherry 10 Black Krim
11 Yellow Pear 7 German Johnson
9 Chocolate Sprinkles 6 Super Fantastic hybrid
6 Fourth of July 5 Lucid Gem
5 Negro Azteca 3 Big Rainbow
4 Indigo Rose 3 White Beauty
3 Juliet
3
Sweet Chelsea
3 Grape
1 Early Doll
1 Principe Borghese

SALAD/SLICER

PASTE

Votes Tomato Variety Votes Tomato Variety
21 Japanese Black Trifele/Black Truffle 7 Airyleaf
14 Thornburn’s Terracotta 6 Costoluto Genovese
13 Siberian Pink Honey
11 Celebrity
9 Green Zebra
8 Glacier
5 Early Girl
5 Black Prince
4 Jaune Flamme
4 Stupice
3 Boxcar Willy
3 Lemon Yellow Plum
1 Black Icicle

Bee Barn Buzz

Bee season is beginning to wind down. Many areas are experiencing what beekeepers call dearth, which is a shortage of nectar and pollen.  Sometimes we get a fall flow and sometimes we don’t.  Bees are aware that winter is approaching and they’re getting anxious.  You may have noticed that your previously sweet, gentle ladies are now quite testy.  Watch for robbing when you work your bees and especially when pulling honey supers.  Harlequin’s has bee escapes to help clear the bees from supers without exposing honey.  We also have capping scratchers, buckets with honey gates, filters, and containers for your honey.

     As beekeepers, the most important winter prep starts in early August, not September or October.  This means varroa management.  You need to have healthy bees to take care of the bees that go into winter.  Those eggs are being laid now.   Don’t be fooled by low mite counts in early July.  This is when mite populations skyrocket and colonies start crashing.   We are well stocked with Apiguard, the safest hot weather varroa treatment, as well as oxalic acid and the new oxalic acid dribble kits, which come with eye and hand protection and a big syringe applicator.  We also have Formic Pro, which is a fast, effective treatment that doesn’t contaminate honey, but requires two cooler days to start off. Buzz on by!


UPCOMING CLASSES LIST

We offer empowering classes with great teachers throughout the season.  Coming soon will be more of our class offerings.  Our teachers have spent years honing their skills in Colorado and will help guide you to success. We are charging $15 to support our speakers and Harlequin’s educational direction. It is best to pre-register for these classes both in case they fill up or too few people register, and we have to cancel. Pre-payment assures your place in the class.  Pre-registration is appreciated and highly recommended for all classes with a quick call to 303-939-9403.  (This list is also available on our website.)

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)

S​at, 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


Referrals

Know anyone that would also enjoy receiving our blogs?  If so, forward this blog to them and they can click here to subscribe.

Social Media

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date information and photos!

We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

Tasting Tomatoes and Fall Sale – What could be better?

With the cooler temps and some moisture we are welcoming Autumn with our 8th Annual Taste of Tomato and our Fall Plant Sale!  Lots of good details below.

On top of that, we have two great classes this weekend.  On Saturday at 1 PM, our friend Zach Hedstrom illustrates basic techniques on how to grow mushrooms and how to encourage beneficial fungal soil activity.  Then on Sunday at 1 PM, Mikl shares 20 years of greenhouse design and operation info – super valuable info for those thinking of building, improving, or better utilizing their greenhouse!  Reserve your spot in class with a quick call to 303-939-9403. 


8th annual Taste of Tomato
A Scrumptious, Home-Grown Community Event!

SATURDAY, August 25th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
NEW LOCATION! Growing Gardens Barn
1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder CO 80304

Are your tomatoes healthy, delicious and productive in spite of weather and pests? Bring some samples of your successes to the 8th Annual TASTE of TOMATO this Saturday! The local gardening community (and the general community, too) wants to know which varieties worked for you and wants to taste them to see if your varieties should be growing in their gardens next year! Which ones kept producing through the intense heat? Did you experiment with some new and wonderful types? If you’re among the lucky ones whose tomatoes are producing well, please bring some nice ripe ones to share (click on Entry Instructions below), and you’ll get in free!

And if you don’t have any to share, come anyway! For a nominal entry fee of $5, you’ll make lots of delicious new taste discoveries, learn how to save seeds from your best tomatoes, and have an excellent chance of winning one of the valuable door-prizes we give away every half hour!

We’ve always had between 65 and 100 different varieties to taste, including heirlooms, hybrids, cherry tomatoes, honkin’ big ‘beefsteaks’, slicers, and paste types – amazing! And they’re labeled, so you know what they are.

Note that we have a fabulous new location – the new BARN at GROWING GARDENS! This year, we are delighted that Growing Gardens and Slow Food Boulder County have joined us to present the Taste of Tomato!

Also, this year young gardeners from the CULTIVA program are bringing their summer bounty of beautiful, organic, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and other top-quality summer vegetables for you to buy. Your purchases will support the Cultiva program.

The Cultiva Youth Project is a youth leadership program where teens ages 12-19 operate an urban organic farm, growing produce for the local community while developing leadership and job skills. This hands-on farm experience teaches youth the importance of caring for the earth while learning how to grow their own food, work in a professional environment, operate a small business and create positive change for the community, the environment, and themselves.

Two demonstrations of Tomato Seed-saving procedures will take place during the tasting, at 10:30 and 12 noon.

This is always a lot of fun, and educational, too!  Master Gardeners and Harlequin’s Gardens staff will be on hand to answer your tomato questions.

Children are welcome with adult supervision.  Please do not bring dogs.

Check our website for detailed Entry Instructions
So, Y’all come! See you soon!

Presented by HARLEQUIN’S GARDENS NURSERY, GROWING GARDENS, and SLOW FOOD BOULDER.


Organic Fall Veggie Starts have arrived!

More people are catching on to planting cool-season greens in the fall. Your garden can keep producing delicious, nutritious greens through autumn and winter!  Re-purpose the spaces where your peas, spring lettuce, Asian greens, cauliflower and cabbage, cilantro and radicchio had been to grow months more low-maintenance food. Be sure to add some compost/compost tea, mycorrhizae and organic fertilizer to replenish your soil’s fertility before you plant.  These new premium plants cannot be sold at a discounted price.  (Except this week to members only!)

Here’s what we have: 

  • Bok Choy/Pak Choy Dwarf
  • ‘Ice Bred’ Arugula (especially cold tolerant)
  • Fall Broccoli Raab
  • Tatsoi
  • Kale ‘White Russian’ (especially cold-tolerant)
  • Senposai (delicious mild mustard greens)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Chard ‘Sea Foam’ (tender and delicious)

Ready next week and the following 2 weeks:

  • More Chard, Kale, Arugula and Broccoli Raab
  • Lettuces
  • Spinach

We also have a great selection of Botanical Interests Seeds for cool-season greens.


FALL SALE

THE MEMBERS SALE HAS BEGUN!

Monday, August 20 thru August 26: for your special support, you are rewarded with first pick: 20% off all plants except Fruit Trees (including veggie starts – this week only!)25% off books (think Holiday gifts!).  

What does membership mean?  All along, we have depended on recycled materials, trades, word-of-mouth promotion, generosity, kindness, passion, service and other non-corporate building blocks to create our success. This year we are going to use membership money to buy labels for our demonstration gardens. We know our labeling has been lacking. This will make our gardens more educational.  All of only $20!  (Membership valid from January 1 to December 31, 2018.)  Read more about membership benefits here.

FALL SALE begins for everybody:

Monday, August 27 thru Sept. 2:  20% off most plants except veggies and bulbs. The Deep Discount section will be opened with $1.75 perennials (were $3.95 & $4.95),$.50 Hen and Chicks

September 3 thru 9 enjoy 25% off perennials, shrubs & trees.  And 20% off Roses, AND 20% off soil products in big bags and 20% off Compost Tea.

Sept. 10 thru 16 take 25% off perennials, shrubs and trees; 20% off Roses, Fruit Trees and books; and 30% off soil  products in big bags and 30% off Compost Tea.

Sept. 17 thru 23 take 30% off perennials, shrubs and trees, and 40% off soil products in big bags, 20% off Roses, Fruit Trees & Books; Compost Tea- buy one, get one FREE!

Sept. 24 thru Oct. 30: a 30% discount off Perennials, Shrubs and Trees. 20% OFF Roses, Fruit trees & Books And 50% off soil products in big bags; 50% off Compost Tea. 

DEEP DISCOUNT AREA

Opens Monday, August 27 where you will find Golden Columbine, Porter’s Aster, Cheddar Pink Dianthus, Greek Oregano, perennial sunflowers, many sedums, Creeping Phlox, Coreopsis, Shasta Daisies  and MORE: 2 ½” pots reduced from $3.95 to $1.75; Quarts reduced from $6.95 to $4. trees and shrubs specials. Hen & Chicks.  4” perennials in flats of 12 or 15 regular $6.95, full flats ONLY $4.20 each. Mix & Match!


UPCOMING CLASSES LIST

We offer empowering classes with great teachers throughout the season.  Coming soon will be more of our class offerings.  Our teachers have spent years honing their skills in Colorado and will help guide you to success. We are charging $15 to support our speakers and Harlequin’s educational direction. It is best to pre-register for these classes both in case they fill up or too few people register, and we have to cancel. Pre-payment assures your place in the class.  Pre-registration is appreciated and highly recommended for all classes with a quick call to 303-939-9403.  (This list is also available on our website.)

Sat, Aug 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM – EIGHTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TOMATO

Don’t miss our 8th annual ‘Taste of Tomato’ festival & tasting event along with Growing Gardens and Slow Food Boulder!  There are always exciting new varieties to taste and learn about. The location is not yet decided. See above or our website for more.

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)

S​at, 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


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We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

Fall Pest Management Strategies

We Have What You Need!

As fall approaches, the nights get cooler and pests like Powdery Mildew begin showing up on your favorite squash plants. Or maybe the flea beetles have made a comeback in your garden. Whatever the problem, we likely have a safe, non-toxic solution! See our pest management solutions below.

There are no classes this weekend, but come in an check out our new selection of cool-season veggie seeds from Botanical Interests. Now is the time to start planting these fall crops by seed! We still have some 2018 seeds on sale that are now 50% off! Look for the green dot on the package.

If seeds aren’t for you, our cool-season veggie starts will begin arriving in about a week. In the meantime, we still have a full nursery of beautiful perennials, groundcovers, grasses, shrubs, trees, and roses.


Bee Barn Buzz: Honey and Mites

Bee season is beginning to wind down. Many areas are experiencing what beekeepers call dearth, which is a shortage of nectar and pollen.  Sometimes we get a fall flow and sometimes we don’t.  Bees are aware that winter is approaching and they’re getting anxious.  You may have noticed that your previously sweet, gentle ladies are now quite testy.  Watch for robbing when you work your bees and especially when pulling honey supers.  Harlequin’s has bee escapes to help clear the bees from supers without exposing honey.  We also have capping scratchers, buckets with honey gates, filters, and containers for your honey.

     As beekeepers, the most important winter prep starts in early August, not September or October.  This means varroa management.  You need to have healthy bees to take care of the bees that go into winter.  Those eggs are being laid now.   Don’t be fooled by low mite counts in early July.  This is when mite populations skyrocket and colonies start crashing.   We are well stocked with Apiguard, the safest hot weather varroa treatment, as well as oxalic acid and the new oxalic acid dribble kits, which come with eye and hand protection and a big syringe applicator.  Formic Pro is on the way, which is a great treatment when temperatures are a little cooler.  It should arrive Thursday.  Buzz on by!

PEST MANAGEMENT SUPPLIES

Insects

We have pest management strategies for spider mites, white flies, flea beetles, and many others!

We recently got in Semaspore Grasshopper Bait (same as Nolo Bait), which contains Nosema locustae, a naturally occurring single celled protozoan that infects all stages of developing grasshoppers, mole crickets, Mormon and black field crickets. Nosema when ingested creates a disease that is specific to these pests. It will not harm any other living species.

Many of you are in various stages of despair about the invasive Japanese Beetle. If this voracious insect is bugging your plants, you might try luring the Japanese Beetles to a different part of your yard using Safer Brand’s Japanese Beetle Bait. Slap it on the inside of a 5-gallon bucket with soapy water in the bottom, and your beetles will drown themselves.

Veggie Pharm will kill Japanese Beetles when sprayed directly onto them, but we recommend doing so in the evening to avoid leaf burn. Garlic Pharm and Rose Pharm are also excellent, OMRI certified insecticides.

Fungal Diseases

Are the leaves on your squash, zucchini, cucumber, or melon plants turning grey? Does your Monarda have white spots on its leaves? If so, you have a case of Powdery Mildew, a fungal disease that affects a wide range of plants especially at this time of year, when nights are cool. Never fear; although all of our fungicides work better when used preventively, Green Cure actually kills Powdery Mildew. Neem and Fungus Pharm are also effective against it.

Weeds

We also carry non-toxic weed-killers, such as horticultural vinegar and a citrus oil-based product called Avenger.


8th ANNUAL TASTE OF TOMATO

A Scrumptious, Home-Grown Community Event!

Saturday August 25th, from 10 am to 1 pm
at our New Location, GROWING GARDENS BARN!

Are your tomatoes healthy and productive in spite of weather and pests? Did you grow some fabulous favorites this year? The local gardening community wants to know, and wants to taste them to see if your favorite varieties should be growing in their gardens next year!  Some of you have endured hail-storms and record heat, but for many, this has been a terrific tomato year.  If you’re among the lucky ones whose tomatoes are producing a bounty, please bring some nice ripe ones to share (see Entry Instructions below), and you’ll get in free!

And if you don’t have any to share, come anyway! For a nominal entry fee of $5, you’ll make lots of delicious new taste discoveries, learn how to save seeds from your best tomatoes, and have an excellent chance of winning one of the valuable door-prizes we give away every half hour!

We’ve always had between 65 and 100 different varieties to taste, including heirlooms, hybrids, cherry tomatoes, honkin’ big ‘beefsteaks’, slicers, and paste types – amazing! And they’re labeled, so you know what variety and type they are, where they were grown, and more.

This year, we are excited to be collaborating with Growing Gardens, and using their beautiful new ‘Barn’ for our Tomato Tasting! And there will be fresh, local summer produce for sale to support the Cultiva Youth Program.

So, Y’all come! See you soon!


TOMATO TASTING ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

Saturday August 25th, from 10 am-1 pm
at the new, modern GROWING GARDENS BARN
1630 Hawthorn Avenue, Boulder 80304

(Please note the NEW location)

If you bring 3 or more medium to large tomatoes (or 10+ small or cherry tomatoes) of one named variety, with its variety name on a card, to donate to the tasting you will get in FREE. You are encouraged to share more than the minimum, and enter more than one variety!  NOTE: If the correct name for your tomatoes is unknown we cannot use them in our tasting.

If you have no tomatoes to bring, come anyway, for an entrance fee of $5.

Volunteers will be cutting tomatoes for your tasting. The samples will be grouped by type: Cherry, Beefsteak, Paste, and Slicing/Salad and will be labeled by name. In past years we’ve had from 65 to more than 100 different varieties to taste!

You will be able to vote for 6 of your favorite tomatoes. Voting results will be assembled and emailed to participants. Results will also be posted at www.HarlequinsGardens.com

Valuable DOOR PRIZES will be awarded every half hour!

Two demonstrations of Tomato Seed-saving procedures will take place during the tasting, at 10:30 and 12 noon.

This is always a lot of fun, and educational, too!  Master Gardeners and Harlequin’s Gardens staff will be on hand to answer your tomato questions.

Children are welcome with adult supervision.  Please do not bring dogs.

Presented by HARLEQUIN’S GARDENS NURSERY, GROWING GARDENS, and SLOW FOOD BOULDER.


UPCOMING CLASSES LIST

We offer empowering classes with great teachers throughout the season.  Coming soon will be more of our class offerings.  Our teachers have spent years honing their skills in Colorado and will help guide you to success. We are charging $15 to support our speakers and Harlequin’s educational direction. It is best to pre-register for these classes both in case they fill up or too few people register, and we have to cancel. Pre-payment assures your place in the class.  Pre-registration is appreciated and highly recommended for all classes with a quick call to 303-939-9403.  (This list is also available on our website.)

Sat, Aug 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM – EIGHTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TOMATO

Don’t miss our 8th annual ‘Taste of Tomato’ festival & tasting event along with Growing Gardens and Slow Food Boulder!  There are always exciting new varieties to taste and learn about. The location is not yet decided. See above or our website for more.

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)

S​at, 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


Referrals

Know anyone that would also enjoy receiving our blogs?  If so, forward this blog to them and they can click here to subscribe.

Social Media

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date information and photos!

We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!
In gratitude,
Eve, Mikl and the super hard-working Staff at Harlequin’s Gardens

Tomatoes are Coming!


‘TASTE of TOMATO’ –
our most DELICIOUS EVENT!

Have you participated in one of our annual tomato tasting events yet? If not, you owe it to your palate to come on down to the 8th annual Taste of Tomato, on Sat. August 25th!  We have engaged in a new collaboration with Growing Gardens, and moved the tomato tasting to their beautiful new ‘Barn’ at Hawthorn and 16th in Boulder. There’s plenty of room, rain or shine, for tomatoes, tasters, and experts to answer your gardening questions. Find out more below!

This Sunday at 1 PM Mikl will hold his ever-popular Pruning for Strength, Health and Beauty class.  Here he’ll de-mystify how to approach pruning.  Note, this class is repeated on September 16 at 1 PM.  Give us a quick call at 303-939-9403 to reserve your seat for either date!


PLANTING FRUIT TREES

Despite the warm summer temps, now through the end of September is a GREAT TIME to plant fruit trees.  Planting now will give your tree the maximum time for its root system to establish before the winter sets in.  Then come spring, your tree will be ready to grow.  In addition, when you purchase your tree now, we will give you a FREE packet of mycorrhizae, which helps to boost root production up to 30%! 

We have a fabulous selection of fruit trees and shrubs right now – come in and see for yourself! The fruit varieties we offer have been carefully researched and vetted by Mikl, assuring you of winter hardiness, disease resistance, short-season ripening and, of course, SUPERIOR FLAVOR!


COOL SEASON VEGGIES

You’ve started asking us about planting cool-season veggiesand we want to let you know that we’re on it!  Our fall seed order will arrive in a couple of days, and we’re already growing our fall starts of lettuce, chard, kale, kohlrabi, and much more. They will be ready to move to your garden at the right time for each crop, so stay tuned as we will keep you posted on the arrivals of our seeds and starts!  

In the meantime, come in and take advantage of our 40% off sale on 2018 spring seed packets that’ll give you a head start next spring!


8th ANNUAL TASTE OF TOMATO

A Scrumptious, Home-Grown Community Event!

Saturday August 25th, from 10 am to 1 pm
at our New Location, GROWING GARDENS BARN!

Are your tomatoes healthy and productive in spite of weather and pests? Did you grow some fabulous favorites this year? The local gardening community wants to know, and wants to taste them to see if your favorite varieties should be growing in their gardens next year!  Some of you have endured hail-storms and record heat, but for many, this has been a terrific tomato year.  If you’re among the lucky ones whose tomatoes are producing a bounty, please bring some nice ripe ones to share (see Entry Instructions below), and you’ll get in free!

And if you don’t have any to share, come anyway! For a nominal entry fee of $5, you’ll make lots of delicious new taste discoveries, learn how to save seeds from your best tomatoes, and have an excellent chance of winning one of the valuable door-prizes we give away every half hour!

We’ve always had between 65 and 100 different varieties to taste, including heirlooms, hybrids, cherry tomatoes, honkin’ big ‘beefsteaks’, slicers, and paste types – amazing! And they’re labeled, so you know what variety and type they are, where they were grown, and more.

This year, we are excited to be collaborating with Growing Gardens, and using their beautiful new ‘Barn’ for our Tomato Tasting! And there will be fresh, local summer produce for sale to support the Cultiva Youth Program.

So, Y’all come! See you soon!


TOMATO TASTING ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

Saturday August 25th, from 10 am-1 pm
at the new, modern GROWING GARDENS BARN
1630 Hawthorn Avenue, Boulder 80304

(Please note the NEW location)

If you bring 3 or more medium to large tomatoes (or 10+ small or cherry tomatoes) of one named variety, with its variety name on a card, to donate to the tasting you will get in FREE. You are encouraged to share more than the minimum, and enter more than one variety!  NOTE: If the correct name for your tomatoes is unknown we cannot use them in our tasting.

If you have no tomatoes to bring, come anyway, for an entrance fee of $5.

Volunteers will be cutting tomatoes for your tasting. The samples will be grouped by type: Cherry, Beefsteak, Paste, and Slicing/Salad and will be labeled by name. In past years we’ve had from 65 to more than 100 different varieties to taste!

You will be able to vote for 6 of your favorite tomatoes. Voting results will be assembled and emailed to participants. Results will also be posted at www.HarlequinsGardens.com

Valuable DOOR PRIZES will be awarded every half hour!

Two demonstrations of Tomato Seed-saving procedures will take place during the tasting, at 10:30 and 12 noon.

This is always a lot of fun, and educational, too! Harlequin’s Gardens staff will be on hand to answer your tomato questions.

Children are welcome with adult supervision.  Please do not bring dogs.

Presented by HARLEQUIN’S GARDENS NURSERY, GROWING GARDENS, and SLOW FOOD BOULDER.


UPCOMING CLASSES LIST

We offer empowering classes with great teachers throughout the season.  Coming soon will be more of our class offerings.  Our teachers have spent years honing their skills in Colorado and will help guide you to success. We are charging $15 to support our speakers and Harlequin’s educational direction. It is best to pre-register for these classes both in case they fill up or too few people register, and we have to cancel. Pre-payment assures your place in the class.  Pre-registration is appreciated and highly recommended for all classes with a quick call to 303-939-9403.  (This list is also available on our website.)

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 – EIGHTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TOMATO

Don’t miss our 8th annual ‘Taste of Tomato’ festival & tasting event along with Growing Gardens and Slow Food Boulder!  There are always exciting new varieties to taste and learn about. The location is not yet decided. See above or our website for more.

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)

S​at, 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


Referrals

Know anyone that would also enjoy receiving our blogs?  If so, forward this blog to them and they can click here to subscribe.

Social Media

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date information and photos!

We’re looking forward to seeing you this week!