HAS Fall Bulb Sale — September 15, 2018

The Horticultural Art Society will hold its annual Fall Bulb Sale and garden tour on Saturday, September 15, from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Heritage Garden, 1017 Glen Avenue.  Stop by and buy from a selection of alliums, camassia, crocus, daffodils, iris, muscari, and tulips direct from the importer.

We ordered heavy on the alliums (5 varieties) and daffodils (15 varieties) because they are resistant to deer. We will also provide garden tours and Larry Terrafranca, the sculptor of the Lorelei statue in the Heritage Garden, will be on hand.

Tickets for a tour of the Van Briggle Pottery, are $15 and well worth it to hear and see the history of the Van Briggles and their Arts and Crafts style pottery.

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Steppe Garden at Beauty Slope

 

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 H.A.S. members and guests will hear a very special presentation.  It is our pleasure to introduce Zdeněk Zvolánek from the Czech Republic, renowned crevice gardener, designer and builder as well as plant explorer.  “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.

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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 – 7:00 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.

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 Steppe Garden at Beauty Slope Lecture and Dinner event.

Members-only Second Plant Sale — June 2nd

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

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

“Great American Rake-off — November 14”

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!

H.A.S. Silent Auction, Annual Meeting, and Dinner

Saturday, November 11
Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola, Colorado Springs

The H.A.S. annual membership meeting on November 11 hosted a convivial group of gardeners and supporters. The silent auction raised more than $1000 for garden improvements in Monument Valley Park.

The auction was followed by the annual meeting where we heard about accomplishments for 2017. Volunteer of the Year award was given to Louise Conner and the Henry Cannell award was given to Chella DiMenza.

Following dinner, professional gardener Kim Gravestock gave a detailed presentation providing “Planning and Maintenance Tips for Great Gardens.”

HAS Offers Garden Photography Class

Saturday, October 11 at 10:00am

HAS Caretaker’s Cottage, 224 Mesa Road

Join us for a wonderful class by Leslie Holzmann, learning the tips and tricks for making the beauty of your garden and nature come alive in your photographs.

Growing up with a love of both gardening and photography, it was inevitable that Leslie would eventually combine these passions into thousands of photos of flowers, birds and other wildlife, and natural landscapes. As a Colorado Master Gardener from 2001 through 2011, Leslie provided photo resources for the program’s displays, articles, and presentations. You can now find her photos and articles on her gardening and nature blog and on her website, Mountain-Plover.com.
Reserve your seat now:    Seating is limited so please RSVP soon. Free to H.A.S. members; all others $10.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master!