A Landscape Transformation: One designer’s trials, tribulations & triumphs

June 13, 2018

HAS is happy to present an exciting, new event format: a lecture and potluck/garden tour this July.  It is our pleasure to introduce HAS member and friend, Liz Burnett. Liz will present a lecture about her personal garden’s transformation: her trials, tribulations and triumphs.

In 2011, Liz and her family settled in Colorado and bought a home in Colorado Springs. The property was well situated but the landscaping was minimal and mostly overgrown. Relying on her background in architecture coupled with her passion for design and love of gardens, she undertook a major upgrade to her landscape. Learn what she did, how she went about the transformation, and experience the results.

Join us for this lecture, garden tour, and evening potluck gathering.  For planning purposes, HAS needs to have a solid RSVP count of individuals attending this event. Seating is limited.

Presenter:
Liz Burnett

Lecture:
When: Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: PPLD Cheyenne Mtn Library, 1785 S 8th St #100, 80905

Potluck/Garden Tour (bring food to serve six):
When: Thursday, July 19 at 6-8:00 p.m.
Where: Location announced at lecture.

Cost: Please prepay for attendance.
Member: $10
Non-Member $15
Check by mail or Credit Card accepted.

If paying by check:
Please mail to HAS, PO BOX 7706, Colorado Springs CO. 80933

 

REGISTER TODAY –

Step 1: Click the link to RSVP and fill out our form:  RSVP

Step 2: Click the link to the appropriate payment button: Member payment

OR             Non-Member payment

For any questions, please email HAS@hasgardens.org or call 719-357-9427

Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at the HAS July Lecture and Potluck/Tour event.

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Zdeněk Zvolánek – Crevice Gardens Lecture & Dinner

June 13, 2018

 

HAS is proud to host a very special event featuring a lecture and dinner on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.  It is our pleasure to introduce Zdeněk Zvolánek, plant explorer, and world-renowned crevice gardener, designer and builder.  “Zed Zed” is a retired architect, internationally recognized lecturer, horticultural writer, Prague Show Arranger and the editor of two journals. He is known as an apostle preaching crevice gardening. His own garden is known as Beauty Slope in Czech Karst, village Karlík near Prague, and he will be touring Colorado and parts of the west in August.

Join us for this wonderful lecture and dinner gathering. For planning purposes, HAS needs to have a solid RSVP count of individuals attending this event.  Register early as seating is limited.

Presenter:
Zdenek Zvolanek

Lecture:
When: Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Dinner:
When: Tuesday, August 21 – 7:30 pm -after lecture and commute to private home.
Where: Private home in Monument, address will be announced at the lecture. You must attend the lecture to be able to attend the dinner. No exceptions.

Cost: Prepayment required for attendance.
Member: $20
Non-Member $25
Check by mail or Credit Card accepted.

If paying by check:
Please mail to HAS, PO BOX 7706, Colorado Springs CO. 80933

REGISTER TODAY Reservations must be made by August 10.

Step 1: Click the link to RSVP and fill out our form:  RSVP

Step 2: Click the link to the appropriate payment button: Member payment

OR     Non-Member payment

For any questions, please email HAS@hasgardens.org or call 719-357-9427

Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at the Zed Zed Lecture and Dinner event.


Members-only Second Plant Sale — June 2nd

May 28, 2018

Don’t miss the members-only plant sale! There are some wonderful perennials, tomatoes, and shrubs left from the Gigantic Annual Plant Sale that will be offered to members only on June 2, from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in the backyard of the HAS Caretakers Cottage (224 Mesa Road, adjacent to the HAS Demonstration Garden). Prices will be half of what they were (with very few exceptions) at the Gigantic Plant Sale, so take advantage and fill those remaining spaces in your garden.

Not a member yet? Become a member on June 2nd! We would love to have you as a member. All members receive 10% of every hundred dollars they spend at the Plant Sale, free or reduced pricing for our lectures, the ability to attend our 2nd Sale where plants are greatly reduced, attendance at our social events, plus the pride of knowing you are supporting public gardens in our community.

As an added incentive to join us that day and to shop the 2nd Sale, we will be offering a certain group of plants for free! These are mostly vegetables or annuals. As a new or existing member, you receive one free plant just for attending the 2nd Sale. Then, with a donation, you can take home another from the rest of that group of plants.

So, free plants, reduced plants, and plants available by donation — this is a 2nd Sale not to be missed. Light snacks and beverages will be available. Come share the camaraderie with your fellow gardeners as we bask in the success of another Gigantic Annual Plant Sale! Thank you.


HAS Gigantic Plant Sale — May 18, 19, 20, 2018

April 23, 2018

The HAS 2018 plant sale — the city’s oldest and largest — will again be held in the beautiful HAS Demonstration Garden (222 Mesa Road) in the City of Colorado Springs Monument Valley Park (see directions below) near Colorado College and downtown Colorado Springs.

The HAS plant sale offers a huge variety of perennial flowers suitable to our area including:

  • Plant Select selections,
  • native & xeric perennials,
  • hard-to-find shrubs & roses,
  • vines, grasses, and succulents,
  • groundcovers,
  • annual flowers,
  • organic vegetable plants, and
  • herb plants

All proceeds from the sale support the activities of the Horticultural Art Society, most importantly the care and upkeep of the Demonstration and Heritage Gardens. The HAS gardens receive no financial support from the City of Colorado Springs.

 

Outdoor setting for Gigantic Plant Sale

Outdoor setting for Gigantic Plant Sale

Held the weekend after Mother’s Day, the sale takes place in the Horticultural Art Society’s Demonstration Garden in Monument Valley Park  (222 Mesa Rd. and Glen Ave). Take I-25 to Uintah (exit 143) – Head EAST – turn at the first right @ Glen Ave – then 1/2 mile south through the park to the Garden – Corner of Mesa Road and Cache LaPoudre.

The 2018 sale dates will be:

Friday, May 18 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 20 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

No early-bird shopping. Gates open at 9 a.m. Best selection available on Friday & Saturday.

Dug and Donated section of the sale:

A special part of our Plant Sale is the “Dug and Donated” section with plants and gardening items from HAS gardens as well as donated by our members. Member donations help build community, fun and funds!

Here’s a tentative list of plants ordered for the Plant Sale. No guarantees; quantities are limited. Click on this link: 2018 Master Files Plant Sale


2018 Founders Day Lecture

January 13, 2018

No Water and Loving It:
Techniques and strategies for
surprisingly lush gardens!

Presented by Kenton Seth

We were extremely pleased to welcome Kenton Seth, our speaker for the Founders Day Lecture. Kenton is a young native of Colorado, a plant aficionado, and native plant addict/hunter who who lives and plays in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Kenton Seth

Kenton Seth

Kenton currently owns Paintbrush Gardens, a dual specialty landscaping company which builds unirrigated native landscapes and crevice gardens for private and public spaces. Kenton also documents his adventures on kentonjseth.blogspot.com.



Garden Design Lecture Series

January 13, 2018

Designing with Plants: Structure, Texture & Color

Presented by Diane Brunjes, HAS Gardener

 

dbrunjes lecture photo

Thanks go to Diane Brunjes by everyone who attended the sessions in April on designing with plants. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and idea-inspiring experience. We all came away with ideas on planning our gardens and adding wonderful three-season, colorful trees, shrubs, and perennials.

 


“Great American Rake-off — November 14”

November 16, 2017

Our great crew of volunteers turned out for the “Great American Rake-off”. We raked and bagged the leaves in the Demonstration Garden. Some of those bags will be used as a “cold frame” which will over winter our potted plants. We will place bags around the outside and over the top of grouped pots, and they will be ready for our “Dug and Donated” section of the Annual Plant Sale.

We will leave open some the bags of leaves and keep the leaves moist so that in a couple of years we will have leaf mold. The long time frame is due to the presence of cottonwood and oak leaves which have a lot of lignin and take longer to break down. The rest of the bags of leaves will be recycled into mulch. Viva the leaf – and our wonderful volunteers!


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