Wednesday, October 9 , 2013, 7:00 p.m., “Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs!”

allium.jpgPresented by Diane Brunjes, Certified Colorado Gardener and HAS Gardener

Join us for an evening of learning about bulbs – and not just the standard crocus, daffodils, and tulips. Diane will tell us which bulbs can be planted now to extend the growing season, brighten the home, and be a delicious dish on the table. She will cover the spring and summer ornamentals, houseplants and holiday delights, and the allium family, including garlic, onions, and shallots.

Free to all at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd.

Wednesday, Sept 14, 2011, 7:00 p.m., “An Update on Bulbs”

daffodils.jpgPresented by Kim Gravestock

Free to all at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd.

Kim Gravestock, a well known local garden designer and bee master, will talk about fall bulbs for bringing spring joy. She’ll also tell us about the special storage treatment that the tender bulbs we plant in spring need. Bulbs will soon be arriving in local garden centers (and we’ll have paperwhites available at the Annual Meeting & Dinner), so come learn how to make the best of them from Kim.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 7:00 p.m., “Forcing Bulbs for Winter Bloom”

tulip.jpgPresented by Margie Womack

Forcing spring blooming bulbs to bloom before their time is a skill, an art, a craft. The skill lies in layering bulbs in their pot so they will all bloom at nearly the same time, the art is in the choice and combination of the bulbs, and the craft is in timing and handling of the planted bulbs to bring them into bloom. Margie taught this skill to the children of the HAS Children’s Garden program in the late 90’s and she will show us how to do it in her program. She invites you to bring your children (or borrow some) for this fun and free presentation.

Free to all at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd.

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010, 7:00 p.m., “The Spring Garden – Designing with Spring Bulbs”

gravestock.jpgPresented by Kim Gravestock

Come join us for Kim Gravestock’s enthusiastic account of the creation of her spring garden. Spring starts early in this south facing terraced garden. Butting up to the Garden of the Gods rock formations allows for warm microclimates that host a surprising variety of spring bulbs and perennials. Japanese Maple, ‘Osio Beni’, resides over the whole show with ruby red spring foliage. Kim will talk about bulb choices, companion plants, planting techniques, protecting the garden from furry four legged robbers and late spring frosts.

Kim Gravestock has operated a garden design and maintenance business since 1993. She designs and plants with sustainability, natural beauty and wildlife in mind.

Free to all at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd.