Steppe Garden at Beauty Slope

June 13, 2018

 

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.

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

June 13, 2018

HAS was happy to present an exciting, new event format: a lecture and garden tour/potluck.  It was our pleasure to introduce HAS member and friend, Liz Burnett. Liz presented a lecture about her personal garden’s transformation that took several years of planning and implementation.

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 and re-designed her landscaping.

After Liz’ illustrated lecture and hearing all about her trials, tribulations and triumphs, participants toured her gardens on a beautiful and warm summer evening, and enjoyed a delicious potluck supper with al fresco dining.

Presenter:
Liz Burnett

Lecture:
When: Tuesday, July 17
Potluck/Garden Tour
When: Thursday, July 19

 


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


HAS Offers Garden Photography Class

September 27, 2017

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!


Garden Design Workshop

January 1, 2017

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H.A.S. invites you to a 3-part Garden Design Workshop
with Priscilla Marbaker

Whether your garden is new or old, still in the planning stage or in need of renovation, this Garden Design Workshop can be just what you need. This is a great opportunity to design a new garden or reinvigorate your existing garden. Noted landscape architect Priscilla Marbaker will provide you the tools and knowledge to consider your garden’s structure and materials to best fit your lifestyle. While the role of plants will be discussed, this is not a planting design series.

Some of the questions addressed in Session 1: What makes a garden unique to the individual or family? What makes a garden enjoyable? What do I want? What do I have? Where do I start?

In Session 2 we will ask: What makes a garden interesting? What makes a garden have presence? What makes the garden a living part of our home?

And in Session 3: What hardscape materials should I consider? What plants should I consider? How will I water this new garden? What resources are available to me?

Each lecture/class will build upon the previous. To get the most out of it plan to attend all three! There will be homework on your own garden so plan to spend a bit of time outside of class and really dig into it!

Workshop Dates: 

  • Monday, February 13, 2017
  • Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Monday, March 20, 2017

Time:

  • 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Address:

  • Carnegie Reading Room, Penrose Library
  • 20 North Cascade, Colorado Springs
  • Metered parking free after 6:00pm

Priscilla Marbaker designed the framework for the HAS Heritage Garden as well as the thyme garden stairs and walls, arbor and gazebo. Tapis Associates’ designs can also be seen at the North Nevada Streetscape at University Village, the Red Rock Canyon, Ute Valley and Manitou Incline Open Spaces, the Uintah Street Bridge at Monument Valley Park, the Casa Verde Commons Co-Housing, numerous private gardens, and soon the ENT Center for the Performing Arts at UCCS. Priscilla is licensed landscape architect with over 30 years experience and a LEED-AP certified professional. She has been an HAS member since arriving to Colorado Springs in 1995. To find out more, please visit http://www.tapisassociates.com


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


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). 

 


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