Bee Hotels — What’s all the buzz about?

HAS Class on the topic of pollinator “hotels” for your garden

Speaker: Terry James
Dates:  Monday, June 24  and  Wednesday, June 26
Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Location: Private Residence

Cost: $10 non-members

Members: FREE — please RSVP

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CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE PER CLASS. If there is enough interest we will keep a wait-list

This is an opportunity to hear the details that go into the design, management, and maintenance of pollinator insects’ boxes for a home-garden setting.  The type of nesting materials used will determine which beneficial pollinators will inhabit the “bee hotel”.

The presentation will discuss where to find different nesting materials and will emphasize what is best used to attract and shelter solitary bees. These man-made habitats are meant to be both functional and small works of art in the garden.

Terry and her husband moved to Colorado Springs in 2003. Over the last 15 years, her garden has evolved into a landscape of deer-resistant ground covers and cold hardy succulents. Terry’s first bee hotel was made for her garden in 2014 and their construction and design has been an on-going hobby since that time.

HAS Founders Day Lecture — July 23, 2019

“A Children’s Garden for All Ages: Lessons from DBG’s Mordecai Children’s Garden”

a presentation by Michael Guidi, Horticulturist, Denver Botanic Gardens

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Penrose House Tour (Optional) begins promptly at 4:00 pm
Lecture – 5:00-6:30 pm
El Pomar Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave 80906

Cost: $10 non-members
Members: FREE — please RSVP

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The Mordecai Children’s Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens aims to connect families to the natural world and engender a lifelong love and appreciation of the botanical world. MCG abandons some of the typical approaches to children’s gardens, resulting in a garden space that is appreciated by visitors of all ages. Michael will share his experience managing this garden including approaches to interpretation, successful plant material, as well as garden projects that weren’t as successful as originally hoped for.

Michael Guidi is a horticulturist and photographer based in Denver. In 2017, Michael joined the horticulture team at Denver Botanic Gardens, where he manages the Colorado-themed Mordecai Children’s Garden. Rock gardening and native plants are his main areas of horticultural practice, but he is broadly interested in alpine and arid land flora and ecology.

 

 

HAS Seminar: Butterflies — Nature’s Flying Flowers

HAS is excited to have Andrew Cronk from Phelan Gardens present an informative and exciting lecture on butterflies — nature’s flying flowers.

Andrew Cronk
Saturday, March  23, 2019

1:00-3:00 pm
Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Drive 80919

Cost: $10 non-members
Members: FREE — please RSVP

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It’s a beautiful summer morning. You are out enjoying your garden surrounded by the flutter of butterflies visiting every flower you have meticulously planted.They are enjoying your handiwork and you are supporting them and their life’s journey. Sound like a dream? Well, Phelan Gardens’ very own Andrew Cronk will be educating us on the life cycle of these flying flowers, why they are important to our environment, and how to attract more of them to your own patch of heaven. He will focus on the native species and the host/nectar plants that entice them to reproduce, as well as showing some of his collected specimens from around the world. Plus a little bonus on some native under-appreciated pollinators!

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.

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

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