January 13, 2018
No Water and Loving It:
Techniques and strategies for
surprisingly lush gardens!
Presented by Kenton Seth
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We are 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 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.
Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot and register today!
January 13, 2018
Designing with Plants: Structure, Texture & Color
Presented by Diane Brunjes, HAS Gardener
When: Saturdays, April 7th , 14th, and 21st
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Where: Penrose Library Downtown – Main Floor – Aspen/Pine Room
Cost: $15 members – $30 non-members
Designing with Plants:
Structure of the Garden: With photos, imagination, and creativity you can start/augment your garden using important framework criteria. We will discuss trees that tolerate drought and add 3-4 seasons of interest.
Shape and Form of the Garden: Filling the “middle” ground with shrubs and using form to make a year-round garden.
Using Colors and Textures: Developing a palette of colorful plants to provide year-round gardening delight. Perennials, grasses, and foliage all lend their parts to the whole.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to design and improve your garden — make your reservation today!
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For any questions, please email HAS@hasgardens.org or call 719-357-9427
November 14, 2017
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.”
September 20, 2017
We saw a wonderful turnout at our Lorelei dedication on September 9, 2017, as part of the Historic Van Briggle Pottery Festival. H.A.S. President Chella DiMenza introduced special guests including Matt Mayberry, Director of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and Kathy Honea of the Van Briggle Pottery Association. We had beautiful weather, visited with a lot of people, and enjoyed lemonade and a special cake to celebrate this beautiful addition to the Heritage Garden.
July 26, 2017
H.A.S. will offer bulbs for sale in the Heritage Garden, concurrent with the Van Briggle Pottery Festival and dedication of the Lorelei sculpture on September 9, 2017. Come and enjoy the festival, the dedication, refreshments, guided tour of the garden, and support the HAS and the gardens with your purchase of exceptional bulbs for your home and garden. Dedication of the new Lorelei sculpture in the Thyme Garden of the Heritage Garden is scheduled for 12:00-12:30pm with speakers and refreshments on offer.
May 31, 2017
The Gigantic Annual Plant Sale is THE major fundraiser for the Horticultural Art Society. We maintain three public gardens in historic Monument Valley Park with the proceeds from the sale.
This year the weather gave us a run in the rain, cold, and wind. Our volunteers were fantastic getting plants into shelter and out again and our customers didn’t let us down, shopping in the cold and wind. Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone, for our most successful sale in recent years!
See you all next year, the weekend after Mother’s Day.
Click here for our preliminary list of plants: 2017 Master List for publishing