4th Annual HAS Members’ Plant Swap and Volunteer and Member Appreciation Picnic, Sat, June 27, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

June 9, 2015

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We’re very excited to be holding our 4th annual plant swap! Be potting up those extras from the garden to swap, checking out those recipes to share in the pot luck, and, most You do NOT need to have volunteered at the Plant Sale to attend or  – ALL HAS members are MOST welcomed and encouraged to attend. Of course, plants are not required; most importantly, marking that calendar! you can just come and enjoy the picnic as well. This year, we will celebrate in the HAS Demonstration Garden. Please bring a dish to share, a beverage for yourself, a chair and/or blanket to sit on, and potted & labeled plants to swap.  We’ll provide the meat, plates, napkins, and utensils.

Date: June 27, 2015 – Saturday

Time: 4:00-8:00 pm

Where: HAS Demonstration Garden

Friends and family welcome – bring a dish to share, a beverage for yourself, a chair and/or blanket to sit on.

P.S. We will be calling the Plant Sale volunteers – to try and get a head count for the amount of meat we need to purchase.  Please send email to hasgardens@gmail.com to give us a count.  Thank-you

Members’ Only After Plant Sale “Plant Sale”…

June 3, 2015

“Saturday in the Garden” Workday in the HAS Demonstration Garden, Sat, June 6,  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
As always, we’re happy to have you come help out in the HAS Demonstration Garden on the “Saturday in the Garden” workday. ( Refreshments will be provided and a variety of tasks are available, so please come even if you feel you can’t do intense physical labor! It’s a fun opportunity to get to know other gardeners as well as to get more familiar with our garden.

Members’ Only Plant Sale, Sat, June 6, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We do have some plants left from the big plant sale, and they’ve been lovingly tended by our gardener (Thanks Diane!) and are in terrific shape.  Most plants will be discounted and special pricing on the tomatoes!  Everyone could use at least one more tomato, right? (And they make marvelous Father’s Day gifts.) Come on down to the HAS Demonstration Garden to the hoop house area in the NE corner of the garden and shop. This year, we’re able to accept cash, checks, AND credit cards at this sale!

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May 12, 2015: Lecture Series – “Perennials and Grasses and Shrubs. Oh My! Plants for 2015″

April 21, 2015

Presented by Allen Johnson,

Colorado Technical University, Room 258 at 7:00 p.m (click map link below)

A discussion about interesting and hopefully unique to you herbaceous perennials that will be available at the 2015 HAS Plant Sale. Things covered include deer-resistance, water needs and exposure.  HAS Annual Plant Sale is May 15, 16, & 17.

Allen is a native of Colorado Springs and has been active in the green industry for the last 10 years, working at a local wholesale nursery specializing in growing perennials, ground covers and ornamental grasses. In the pursuit of expanding his knowledge, he became and has been an active Colorado Master Gardener volunteer since 2007. In 2013, he became a Colorado Certified Nursery Professional, a Colorado green industry certification. He has been a member of HAS since 2012 and has been on the HAS Board since 2013.

 Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Room 258
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 


April 11 – 10:00-1:00 p.m. – “Yes You Can: Veggie Gardening Success: Come learn the ABCs of Vegetable Gardening…”

March 22, 2015

The April 11th Spring Lecture Series of the Horticultural Art Society is being held at the Carriage Room at Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, starting at 10 am. A garden tour of the beautiful grounds of the former home of El Pomar founders Spencer and Julie Penrose, will follow the lecture.

The Lecture will be “Yes You Can: Veggie Gardening Success: Come learn the ABCs of vegetable gardening, plus some special tips and techniques that will help you succeed in our challenging area. ” Planning and persistence will pay off when you go out to harvest your own veggies! Lecturer Leslie Holzmann has been growing plants since she was a toddler, a very long time ago. The lessons learned from over 20 years of successes and failures in her Black Forest vegetable garden, added to the knowledge gained during an eleven year stint as a volunteer Colorado Master Gardener, enable her to offer proven advice to help you succeed in growing your own food here in the Pikes Peak region.

This event will be free to HAS members AND to the general public. PLEASE NOTE: Please pre-register (seating is limited) at hasgardens@gmail.com or by phone (719)357-9427.

We are always delighted to see everyone at this event.  We take great pride in offering an event at this lovely conference center each year.  If you have any questions, please call or email us at the above address and phone.


Founder’s Day Lecture – HAS is Delighted to Have Panayoti KIelaidis

February 10, 2015

The Horticultural Art Society is holding it’s annual Founder’s Day Lecture on Saturday, March 7th at 10am.  Come join us to hear Panayoti Kelaidis, on 2015 Founder DayRock Gardens, Wildflowers and Rare and Special New Flowers – Dyanmic Treasures for Colorado Springs Gardens.”

Panayoti Kelaidis represents the Denver Botanic Gardens in educational, professional and promotional endeavors as an expert in horticulture, science and art.  His real love and enthusiasm for all things growing make him a most entertaining and enriching educator.

The lecture will take place at the Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs.  This special event will be open to the public for $10 a person and free to Horticultural Art Society members.

Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your seat.

Pioneers Museum map

October 14, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “Your Garden Exposed: 21 Things Your Plants Wished You Knew”

September 18, 2014

The Horticultural Art Society monthly lecture for October will be presented by Pat Sullivan.  Please join us at Colorado Technical University on October 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for “Your Garden Exposed: 21 Things Your Plants Wished You Knew”

If you fertilize your plant on the left side, how much will get to the right side? Can plants tell which way is up, and why would it matter? What is a key element to insure the plant’s survival when dividing? What does well-drained soil mean, really? Do foliar fertilizers work differently than soil fertilizers? Does keeping soil warm make a difference when making cuttings or starting seeds? How can I get more blooms from my flowering plants by using a protein? The answers to these and other questions about what is really going on in your garden will be revealed at this talk. Knowing how a plant is built and how you can use that to your advantage is what this hour is all about. Join us for a peek under the hood!

Pat Sullivan has been a horticulture professional for over 30 years. A graduate in Horticulture from Texas A&M, Pat has been a plant pathologist, field manager in vineyard and orchards, Master Gardener instructor, and teacher of plant science. A landscape designer in Colorado Springs since 2002, Pat is eager to show you how the science of gardening can make you a better gardener.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 256
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 


Collection of items for the  6th Annual Silent Auction in November

2014 Annual Members’ Dinner and Lecture, and the Annual Silent Auction

September 16, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014 – 5:30 pm

We are already starting to collect items for our Annual Silent Auction.  Those of us working on the Auction/Dinner committee are asking you, once again, to find those treasures, either home or garden, that you don’t need anymore and donate so we can raise funds for the gardens.   Perhaps you have a business or service you patronize that might wish to donate a gift certificate.   This is a great way to publicize their products.  Our auction is very successful, and we are building a good reputation for having great items for great prices.  We have several ways for you to get the items to us:

1.) Bring those items to the HAS Demonstration Garden, 222 Mesa and Glen Avenue (east of Uintah, just behind the Fine Arts Building.) between 1-400 pm Monday through Thursday.

2.) Call or email HAS to request arrangements for a pickup, our gardener Diane will be happy to pick up items. If you have items to donate you can call HAS voice mail line 719-357-9427 or email hasgardens@gmail.com.

3.) Donations accepted until Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

This is such an easy way for all of you to contribute to our HAS organization.

Thank you in advance and we are looking forward to seeing you at our Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Event Schedule:

  • Patty Jewett Clubhouse
  • 5:30 pm Social hour and preview silent auction
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:30-8:00 pm Lecture

Speaker:  Kelly Grummons – co-owner of Timberline Gardens, Inc in Arvada CO., lecture will be on “Gardening With Outdoor Cacti Species and Hybrids for the Front Range”





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