2016 Founders Day Lecture

January 31, 2016

2016-Founders-Day-Announcement

Meet Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero Program CoordinatorJamie Weiss 

Jamie Weiss is the Habitat Heroes Coordinator for Audubon Rockies based out of the regional office in Fort Collins.  Habitat Heroes are people who practice a form of landscape stewardship, called ‘wildscaping’ – landscaping designed to attract and benefit birds, pollinators and other wildlife, large and small that help create bird-friendly communities.  Whether the landscape you tend to is a residential yard, a few pots on a balcony, a public park or schoolyard garden, Habitat Heroes believe in growing a healthy community.  By combating the loss of open spaces and creating green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife we can feel good about doing something positive for ourselves, the environment and our wild friends.

Along with her Bachelor degree in Marine Biology and Chemistry from University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jamie is a Certified Interpretive Guide as appointed by the National Association of Interpretation.  Jamie previously worked at Boyd Lake State Park and the Georgia Aquarium as an Educational Interpreter, providing families and individuals of all ages an awareness of conservation.  When not working, she is often leading an active lifestyle trying to keep up with her deaf Border Collie and Golden Retriever.  She enjoys working in her own garden, hiking, particularly “14ers”, camping, horseback riding, snowboarding, and is an avid fan of long distance running.  Jamie is excited to be a part of the Audubon Rockies team, “to help bring conservation home, one garden at a time!”


2015 Annual Members’ Meeting & Dinner, and 7th Annual Silent Auction

October 4, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 5:30 p.m.Patty Jewett Golf Club & Clubhouse

  • Take a peek HERE of the 2015 auction donations.  Thank you every one for the donations.  Keep them coming. 

Registration for 2015 Silent Auction and Dinner

  • Please RSVP by Thursday, November 11, 2015
  • Include names of each attendee in comments section – they will be used to create your name tag(s).
  • Cost:  $28.00 per attendee  –  (HAS is subsidizing $10 a plate)
  • Click buttons below to register and pay online using your credit card or paypal – You will be directed to a Paypal page, but
  • NO PayPal account is needed! Just follow the instructions after “Don’t have a PayPal account?”

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  • If you prefer to pay by check or credit card at the door, please RSVP to hasgardens@gmail.com OR leave a message at 719-357-9427.  Please remember HAS must pay for all RSVP dinners.

Program
We are honored to have our very own Diane Brunjes, as our speaker.  She will be covering “A year in the Garden and 15 Plants – Exciting New Plants to Dream About.” Diane will show us some of the exciting things that have been happening in the gardens over the past year, and introduce us to an assortment of plants that can and should be in every garden.

Silent Auction  – take a peek HERE 
Our Silent Auction always has fun, quirky, functional, beautiful, hand-made, artisanal, and relevant items for members and patrons of Patty Jewett alike. Looking forward to you joining us this year for our 2015 Annual Auction, Meeting and Dinner.

If you have items to donate to support the Silent Auction:

  • Drop off at the HAS Demonstration Garden, 222 Mesa and Glen Avenue (east of Uintah, just behind the Fine Arts Building.)
  • On Tuesday or Thursday, 9-11:00 a.m., or
  • Email hasgardens@gmail.com or call 719-357-9427 to coordinate with Diane for a different drop off time. 
  • Arrangements can be made for pick up of your donations.

Annual Dinner
We will again augment dinner cost for all attendees.

  • Where:  Patty Jewett Golf Course & Clubhouse  900 E. Espanola St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907
  • When:   Saturday, November 14, 2015
  • Time:    Social Hour: 5:30 p.m., cash bar – Meeting: 6:30 p.m. – Dinner: 7:00 p.m. –

Registration for 2015 Silent Auction and Dinner

  • Please RSVP by Thursday, November 11, 2015
  • Include names of each attendee in comments section – they will be used to create your name tag(s).
  • Cost:  $28.00 per attendee  –  (HAS is subsidizing $10 a plate)
  • Click buttons below to register and pay online using your credit card or paypal – You will be directed to a Paypal page, but
  • NO PayPal account is needed! Just follow the instructions after “Don’t have a PayPal account?”

dinner_single        dinner_couple

  • If you prefer to pay by check or credit card at the door, please RSVP to hasgardens@gmail.com OR leave a message at 719-357-9427.  Please remember HAS must pay for all RSVP dinners.

P.S. Annual dinner survey in 2014 results overwhelming voted to keep our Annual Meeting & Dinner at Patty Jewett.

Again, Thank you for your donations and support, the Silent Auction continues to allow the Horticultural Art Society to help fund this event.


Sept. 8, 2015: Lecture Series – “DOG FRIENDLY GARDENS” – Ideas for Peaceful Coexistence

August 23, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015 at Library 21C7pm – FREE and Open to Public

Do you have a dog who is an escape artist?  A digger?  Is he lounging in the water feature or chewing up the deck?  Barking too aggressively at the fence and annoying the neighbors?  Ever wonder why the pooch is doing these things and what you can do about it?  Come to this class and learn things you might never have realized about your beloved pup, and get ideas on how to reduce these behaviors through a few garden adjustments or additions.  Lawn spots?  We will cover that too, as well as toxic plants and dangerous items your pet may get into.  Linda Brennen, of Canine Coach, will be co-teaching this class with Pat Sullivan of Smart Garden Design.  Linda is a certified professional dog trainer who really understands dog behavior and can clue you in on why your dog does those crazy things that drive you mad.  This is a great chance to talk with a dog trainer or a garden designer with your questions.  Come on out–you can’t ask questions on YouTube!

Pat Sullivan has a degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M and has been in the horticulture field for more than thirty years.  She enjoys giving seminars on landscape design and plant science, hoping to help you solve your garden dilemmas in a beautiful way.

Linda Brennen , CPDT,  is a certified professional dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience training dogs.  Her business is Canine Coach, Inc., and you can find her on FaceBook.  Why does your dog want to jump up on visitors?  Linda can tell you…

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Directions to Library 21C


Horticultural Art Society Lorelei Vase Sculpture Project

August 8, 2015

No single piece of art pottery has captured the hearts and imaginations of collectors like the Lorelei vase of Artus Van Briggle. While collectors agree that the Lorelei is by far the most popular vase ever designed and produced at the Van Briggle Pottery, it begs the question: is it the most famous piece of American art pottery ever produced? Some experts believe it is.

Artist and sculptor, Larry Terrafranca, approached the Horticultural Art Society in 2015 with the idea of sculpting a replica of the Van Briggle Lorelei vase for the Heritage Garden. He suggested placing the sculpture in the formal walled parterre better known as the thyme garden atop the concrete base that already exists. The thyme garden currently has approximately 50 plus Van Briggle tiles placed within the brick walls and the round structure within the garden.

Heritage - Lorelei Sculpture

Heritage – Lorelei Sculpture

This Lorelei Vase sculpture will articulate the historic, cultural, & artistic context of the Van Briggle legacy and will add to the uniqueness of this particular garden. Heritage and history are frequently essential sources of meaning that give a place character and resonance. Larry has made a generous offer to HAS, but we need funding to pursue it. Can you help us make this happen?

The Horticultural Art Society motto is to Enhance – Educate – Enrich our community with Public Gardens which include the addition of local art. Art can reveal and enhance the underlying identity of our society — the unique meaning, value, and character — of the physical and social form of our gardens. Art enriches our community and gardens in countless ways, from adding the spark of new ideas and energy to adding natural beauty. We want to celebrate the existing garden’s character, and ultimately create, reinforce, or enhance sense of place. Finally, arts and cultural items play an important role in providing education about the historical and cultural context of our community and our gardens. We are trying to evolve and embrace new ideas while balancing the inherent conflicting nature of past, present, and future community values and culture within the Heritage garden.

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Sept. 8, 2015: Lecture Series – “DOG FRIENDLY GARDENS” – Ideas for Peaceful Coexistence

August 8, 2015

Sept. 8, 2015 at Library 21C7pm – FREE and Open to Public

Do you have a dog who is an escape artist?  A digger?  Is he lounging in the water feature or chewing up the deck?  Barking too aggressively at the fence and annoying the neighbors?  Ever wonder why the pooch is doing these things and what you can do about it?  Come to this class and learn things you might never have realized about your beloved pup, and get ideas on how to reduce these behaviors through a few garden adjustments or additions.  Lawn spots?  We will cover that too, as well as toxic plants and dangerous items your pet may get into.  Linda Brennen, of Canine Coach, will be co-teaching this class with Pat Sullivan of Smart Garden Design.  Linda is a certified professional dog trainer who really understands dog behavior and can clue you in on why your dog does those crazy things that drive you mad.  This is a great chance to talk with a dog trainer or a garden designer with your questions.  Come on out–you can’t ask questions on YouTube!

Pat Sullivan has a degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M and has been in the horticulture field for more than thirty years.  She enjoys giving seminars on landscape design and plant science, hoping to help you solve your garden dilemmas in a beautiful way.

Linda Brennen , CPDT,  is a certified professional dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience training dogs.  Her business is Canine Coach, Inc., and you can find her on FaceBook.  Why does your dog want to jump up on visitors?  Linda can tell you…

maggie-4

Directions to Library 21C


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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