We love our patio gardens. Boulder nurseries and gardening supplies are ready to help you make yours happen, too. It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, we’ve got warm weather and spring rain all combining to create the perfect ingredients for the beginning of gardening season. I don’t know about you, but I love digging in the dirt and watching a garden grow all spring and summer. It’s a rewarding pastime, and for those of you excited to get your garden growing this spring, here’s a list of the local nurseries and garden supply stores in the Boulder area.
A standout among Boulder nurseries for over 20 years, Harlequin’s Gardens specializes in Colorado sustainable gardens. The store is well known in gardening circles for the owner, Eve Reshetnik-Brawner’s, near encyclopedic knowledge of plants, flowers and everything garden related. Even a critical car accident in January that left Eve with a fractured pelvis, sacrum, and vertebra hasn’t stopped this business from opening its doors seven days a week starting this month.
Sturtz & Copeland
You wouldn’t know it to see it peeking out onto Valmont, but Sturtz & Copeland is huge. In fact, according to their site, it’s Boulder’s largest florist and gardening center. You can get lost for hours in the sights and smells of their greenhouse and the floral arrangements they create are a beauty to behold.
Developed on land that was once far on the outskirts of the city, Long’s Gardens has now become part of the collection of Boulder nurseries and garden supply shops due to the city’s vast expansion. J.D. Long founded the iris garden oasis in 1905 and it’s still in the family to this day. They offer 11 acres of the property on the east side to the public for community gardens and education. Long’s will be opening for the year on April 26th, a little later than usual because of repairs that needed to be made on damages to their irrigation system that were caused by the floods last fall.
The Savvy Hen
If you’re looking for a store that caters to urban homesteaders, then look no further than The Savvy Hen. This store, a recent addition to Pearl Street, caters to chicken and beekeepers, gardeners, food preservers and more. They offer all the supplies and knowledge you’ll need to bring a little bit of the farm into your home. In addition to supplies, they also offer classes to learn a little bit more about urban farming.
CreekSide Tree Nursery
Looking to add some new foliage to your yard this year? Head over to CreekSide Tree Nursery to find the right trees for your home. The owners, Jason and Shannon, have a vast knowledge of Colorado trees and can help you decide which varieties will work best in your soil and sun.
Way to Grow
If you’re more of the indoor gardening type, then Way to Grow is the right choice for you. The store specializes in all the tools you’ll need to grow plants in your home. A hobby that I’m sure has picked up popularity since the legalization of marijuana this past year. In fact, the owner of the Way to Grow chain was charged with distributing marijuana a couple years ago, so you can take that as a sort of testament to their knowledge of indoor gardening.
However you plan on sprucing up your yard this year, there are plenty of gardening supply stores all over Boulder to help you create the garden of your dreams.