Apr 26, 2014: Founder’s Memorial Lecture – “Semi-Desert Garden: 15 Years Without Water” – 10:00 am

March 12, 2014

Presented by Jim Borland, of Ask the Garden Pros – Radio Talk Show Hosts Keith and Jim every Saturday morning from 7-9 on AM 1430 KEZW for garden tips, information and news that gardening listeners can use right now.

Jim’s personal garden contains a pawpaw tree, a persimmon tree, an osage orange tree, chocolate flowers (that actually smell a lot like vanilla), spearmint, bamboos, rhododendrons, azaleas, a small sequoia tree, 2 paxistima species, manzanitas and 300 pots of recently sowed seed that will result in yet more plants that he can kill.  He makes his own soil derived from a 25 cubic yard compost pile consisting of debris from the kitchen, the yard, his neighbor’s yard, paper shreddings and the occasional cork from wine bottles (though his beverage of choice is single malt).  And he hasn’t watered in 15 years.

Free and open to the public. However, seats are limited.

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
The El Pomar Carriage House
1661 Mesa Avenue (map)

Reservations are required. Seats are limited. Please make yours by emailing hasgardens@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “The Power of Permicultures”

March 12, 2014

Presented by by Rhonda Thompson. 

Colorado Technical University, Room 260-A at 7:00 p.m.

You don’t need to be a hippie with a composting toilet to practice Permaculture! Permanent Agriculture is a design system using the logic and balance of nature that can (and should!) be integrated into anyone’s yard or property. Learn more about the ethics and principles of this earth/people friendly system of sustainable living and land use.

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University, 4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt”

February 24, 2014

Presented by Steve Loy, owner of Sun Maintenance Service, a professional landscaping business.

Join the Horticultural Arts Society for the free presentation “Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt” on Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 pm at Colorado Technical University, Room 256. Steve Loy, owner of Sun Maintenance Service, a professional landscaping business, will teach us how to manage and improve our soils for a healthier garden.  Learn how to avoid plant problems by using amendments and mulches targeted for our Pikes Peak area soils.  Call 719-357-9427 or visit www.hasgardens.org for more information.

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University,
4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “Starting Your Garden From Seed”

February 8, 2014

seed-displayPresented by Leslie Holzmann, Master Gardener and Black Forest resident. 

February’s gardening talk will be on “Starting Your Garden From Seed”  on February 11, in room 256 at Colorado Technical University. Why start your garden from seed? You’ll have more varieties to choose from than from nursery selections. You’ll have healthy seedlings, ready when you want them. Best of all, you’ll have the satisfaction of starting your garden from the very first step. Some seeds can’t wait to grow, while others need some specific coaxing. We’ll learn about them all in this class on the ABCs of seed starting.

Leslie Holzmann started gardening at the tender age of three and has been at it ever since. In order to share her accumulated knowledge with others she became a Master Gardener in 2001, and volunteered for the next ten years. She’s lived in Black Forest since 1993, where she cultivates an extensive vegetable garden and a
small perennial border. She still shares what she’s learning on her gardening and birding blog: http://www.mountain-plover.com

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University,
4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).

Location Change for January 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Monthly Lecture

January 7, 2014

The scheduler for the East Library called to say that she had cancelled our lecture date on January 21 due to the priority of a library event.

 We have scheduled  Colorado Technical University for Tuesday, January 21 (same date, same time).  Colorado Technical University is located at 4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road ).
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “No-Lawn Landscapes”

December 31, 2013

No-Lawn-Landscape---Pat-SullivanPresented by Pat Sullivan, Smart Garden Design

Come get ideas and inspiration for the many ways to use the space now occupied by lawn.

What if you didn’t have a lawn? Watering restrictions have driven many homeowners to tear out their lawns
and replace them with rock. That seems such a shame, because you can do so many other things with that space that still saves water! You could create a landscape that invites you to enjoy it. Thinking about your pets or your children? There will be ideas for that, too. Topics will also include meditation/exercise spaces, entertaining areas, really impact, and artificial turf pro’s & cons.

Pat Sullivan has a degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M, and has been in the industry since the 1970’s. She has been a garden designer in Colorado Springs for over ten years, and has a landscape design course for homeowners given in the spring.

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University,
4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).

2013 Annual Members’ Meeting and Dinner – Friday, November 15

October 25, 2013

All Horticultural Art Society Members are invited to the 2013 Annual Meeting and Dinner to be held at the Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse (900 E. Espanola - map).

Silent Auction
Come prepared to bid at our fifth annual silent auction. See what has been donated so far HERE.

Donations will be accepted through November 8.

The program for this year will be presented by Carla Anderson, Landscape Architect
“Landscape Design in Historic Context” – A look at the history of Colorado Springs as seen through the context of landscape, and how we can respond to that history.

Friday, November 15
Social Hour and Silent Auction start at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and presentation at 8:00 p.m.

Registration deadline: Thurs, Nov 7 (earlier would be appreciated!)
Cost: $25 per member
You can register and pay online using your credit card by clicking one of the buttons below. 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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