May 12, 2015: Lecture Series – “Perennials and Grasses and Shrubs. Oh My! Plants for 2015″

Presented by Allen Johnson,

Colorado Technical University, Room 258 at 7:00 p.m (click map link below)

A discussion about interesting and hopefully unique to you herbaceous perennials that will be available at the 2015 HAS Plant Sale. Things covered include deer-resistance, water needs and exposure.  HAS Annual Plant Sale is May 15, 16, & 17.

Allen is a native of Colorado Springs and has been active in the green industry for the last 10 years, working at a local wholesale nursery specializing in growing perennials, ground covers and ornamental grasses. In the pursuit of expanding his knowledge, he became and has been an active Colorado Master Gardener volunteer since 2007. In 2013, he became a Colorado Certified Nursery Professional, a Colorado green industry certification. He has been a member of HAS since 2012 and has been on the HAS Board since 2013.

 Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Room 258
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 

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Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m., “Cactus and Other Succulents”

cacti.jpgPresented by Leo Chance
**Note – this lecture will be on the second TUESDAY of the month, rather than our usual Wednesday**

In 1978, Leo Chance became interested in cacti and other succulents, and has dedicated over thirty years to researching cold tolerance of these plants. He has been working on a book that will be released this summer. He’ll share with us some of his findings and show lots of terrific photos of dry gardens in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo area.

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