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

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?”


Wednesday, November 13 , 2013, 7:00 p.m., “Dried Flower Arranging”

IMPORTANT NOTE: This month’s library program will be at the Ruth Holley branch!

The past few years we’ve gotten together in November to play with dried flower arranging. Many of the arrangements have been used as table centerpieces at the Annual Dinner (Friday, November 15th this year).

Come join us! There will be lots of dried material of wide-ranging textures to work with and sheets on the floor so we can make a mess. Please bring a pot for your creation with an approximate top opening of 6”. There will be enough material so we each can make two arrangements: one for you to take home in your provide pot and the other for our HAS Annual Dinner. Lots of fun for all who attend – and best of all, we don’t have to clean up the room afterwards!!!

Free to all at the Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. (directions).

Wednesday, October 9 , 2013, 7:00 p.m., “Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs!”

allium.jpgPresented by Diane Brunjes, Certified Colorado Gardener and HAS Gardener

Join us for an evening of learning about bulbs – and not just the standard crocus, daffodils, and tulips. Diane will tell us which bulbs can be planted now to extend the growing season, brighten the home, and be a delicious dish on the table. She will cover the spring and summer ornamentals, houseplants and holiday delights, and the allium family, including garlic, onions, and shallots.

Free to all at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd.

Sept 8, 2013: Memorial Dedication Ceremony for Elsie Pope and Jim Hooker

Come join us as we celebrate the memory of two long-term influential members of the Horticultural Art Society: Elsie Pope and Jim Hooker. We’ll be dedicating a butterfly sculpture (located in the Demonstration Garden) in Elsie’s memory and a garden bench (located in the Heritage Garden) in Jim’s. Garden tours, music, and light refreshments will be provided.

When: Sun, Sep 8
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m..
Where: Heritage Garden (just north of our Demonstration Garden and the duck pond). Parking is easiest in the lot south of the Demonstration Garden

Wednesday, September 11 , 2013, 7:00 p.m., “Nature in Cheyenne Mountain State Park”

cmsp.jpgPresented by Kris Baril, Naturalist at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Come hear why Cheyenne Mountain State Park should be on your hiking list. Kris will be will tell us about the fabulous hiking, biking, camping and picnicking available in this blend of 3 ecosystems. This park is a very new state park, and it’s a fabulous (and close!) place to enjoy nature, from wildflowers to hawks. The talk is free and open to all.

Free to all at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd.

Wednesday, August 14 , 2013, 6:00 & 7:00 p.m., “Plant Select”

plant_select_logo.jpegPresented by Pam Hamamoto and Cathie Schroeder

**This month’s program takes place at the Penrose Library!**

Cathie and Pam will look in depth at the Plant Select program, which introduces underutilized plants that are suited to the Front Range area. They’ll highlight some of the great plants over the years and introduce the new plants for 2014. The Carnegie Garden at Penrose Library is a stunning Plant Select garden in a very dry location that will be open at 6 pm through the doors from the main floor of the library. The talk will begin at 7 pm in the Adult/Children meeting room.

Free to all at the Penrose Library – 20 N. Cascade Ave.

2013 First Annual Photo Contest Reception


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Come join us to celebrate our first annual photo contest and see the winners! Refreshments served.

Date: Thursday, Aug 8, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd.

Photos will be on display at the East Library for the month of August. All winning entries represent the gardens tended by the Horticultural Art Society in Monument Valley Park.

View a slideshow of the entry photographs here: