The HAS Board of Trustees is happy to welcome HAS members, friends, and guests to the official ribbon-cutting for the HAS Children’s Garden on Monday, September 9, at 10:00am. Adjacent to the HAS cottage and the HAS Demonstration Garden in Monument Valley Park, 224 Mesa Road.
August 28, 2019
Colorado gardening is not just about sunny gardens. If you plant trees or already have them you probably have shade spaces. Exposure direction and structures also create shade. While evaluating light is one of the most difficult gardening tasks, choosing plants based on light requirements can be equally daunting. Learn how to make good selections, and why sometimes it just is trial and error. Freddie Bogardus will show you some of her successes and some of her failures. We can all learn together.
Speaker: Freddie Bogardus
Lecture: Wednesday, August 28th
Time: 10:30-12:00 noon
Location: Private residence – you will receive an email with address prior to the lecture.
Outdoor setting for Gigantic Plant Sale
Thanks to everyone who was able to support the public gardens with their purchases at the plant sale! The turnout was so large on Friday, we were SOLD OUT by the end of Saturday! No sale on Sunday!
The single most exciting and most important event of the year is the Gigantic Annual Plant Sale on May 17, 18 and 19. HAS receives no funding from the City or County to maintain and improve the three public gardens in Monument Valley Park. All the proceeds from the plant sale support the gardens.
Please visit our Plant Sale page for full details and come to the sale!
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
RSVP FORM: click here
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.