July 8, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “Perennials and Shrubs You Can’t Live Without: Structure and Form in the Garden”

June 22, 2014

Presented by Diane Brunjes, HAS Board Member and Gardener

Colorado Technical University, Room 263 at 7:00 p.m (click map link below).

This class will highlight those shrubs and perennials which should be in every garden.  Why do some areas of the garden seem rather formless and blah?  They may need just the shot of fireworks that these plants bring because of their foliage, flowers or structure, adding balance to the garden.

Diane Brunjes is a former 10 year Master Gardener, a Colorado Certified Gardener, and currently works for the Horticultural Art Society as their Gardener.  She also has worked in the past for the country’s oldest Interior Plant Care company, and for Harris Seeds in upstate New York.  She is currently building a garden in a new housing development, absolutely puzzled by what passes for soil in the builder’s eyes.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 263
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 

 


June 10, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “Summer Care for your Vegetable Garden”

June 4, 2014

Presented by Scott Wilson, HAS Board since 2013.

Colorado Technical University, Room 263 at 7:00 p.m (click map link below)

Your gardening activities don’t end when you sow seeds and transplant tomatoes. In fact, they’re just beginning. Learn what you need to know about mulching, pruning, insect control, watering, plant diseases, harvesting, and much more to keep your garden productive all summer long.

Scott Wilson is the Master Gardener at the Galileo School of Math and Science. This D-11 production garden and permaculture showcase includes more than 25,000 square feet of plant beds. Scott has been gardening in Colorado Springs since 1997, has been a master gardener since 2004 and has managed his garden help website, GardenerScott.com, since 2010. He specializes in helping local gardeners learn to grow successful gardens in a challenging environment.

 

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 263
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 

 


May 13 2014: Monthly Lecture – “Awesome Perennials for Your 2014 Garden”

April 29, 2014

Presented by Allen Johnson,

Colorado Technical University, Room 263 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 2014 HAS Plant Sale. Things covered include deer-resistance, water needs and exposure.  HAS Annual Plant Sale is May 16, 17, & 18.

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 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 263
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 

 


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).


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