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

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”




September 9, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “The Power of Healing Herbs”

August 25, 2014

Horticultural Art Society is pleased to announce that Tammi Hartung, a well-known Canon City grower and educator, will be will be speaking at the Colorado Technical University campus, on Sept 9th, 4435 N. Chestnut, at 7 pm. She will challenge you to use your garden to improve your life as well as our earth. 

Tammi is the author of several books.  The two listed on her website and possibly for sale at the lecture are “Homegrown Herbs”, a complete guide to growing, using, and enjoying more than 100 herbs,  and her newest book “The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener”, how to grow food in harmony with nature.

Desert Canyon Farm is owned by Chris and Tammi Hartung.  The farm has been certified organic since 1996 and strives to be as earth-friendly as possible both in our work and in our personal lives.  They are a United Plant Savers Botanical Plant Sanctuary, a National  Wildlife Federation Sanctuary, and a Xerces Society Pollinator Habitat.


Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 256
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 


August 9, 2014 – Join Us for a Celebration of Life and HAS’ 52nd Birthday…

July 30, 2014

August 12, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “The Many Faces of ‘Rarity': Threatened Plants and Places of the Pikes Peak Region”

July 30, 2014

The Horticultural Art Society is bringing out the big guns for the August talk with CC’s Tass Kelso (curator of the Carter Herbarium).  We are so excited that Dr Kelso will be delving into some of our threatened plains to mountains native plants.

The Many Faces of ‘Rarity':  Threatened Plants and Places of the Pikes Peak Region by Dr. Tass Kelso of Colorado College.   Tass Kelso, a CC professor of Conservation and Botany, will be speaking at the Colorado Technical University campus, 4435 N. Chestnut, at 7 pm.

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

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, August  12, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 263
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 


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). 



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