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…

maggie-4

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.

Read the rest of this entry »


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

has demo caretaker

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!

2015-05-15 13.42.33


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). 

2015-Plant-sale-poster


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.

seed-display


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.