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

 

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2016 Founders Day Lecture

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Meet Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero Program CoordinatorJamie Weiss 

Jamie Weiss is the Habitat Heroes Coordinator for Audubon Rockies based out of the regional office in Fort Collins.  Habitat Heroes are people who practice a form of landscape stewardship, called ‘wildscaping’ – landscaping designed to attract and benefit birds, pollinators and other wildlife, large and small that help create bird-friendly communities.  Whether the landscape you tend to is a residential yard, a few pots on a balcony, a public park or schoolyard garden, Habitat Heroes believe in growing a healthy community.  By combating the loss of open spaces and creating green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife we can feel good about doing something positive for ourselves, the environment and our wild friends.

Along with her Bachelor degree in Marine Biology and Chemistry from University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jamie is a Certified Interpretive Guide as appointed by the National Association of Interpretation.  Jamie previously worked at Boyd Lake State Park and the Georgia Aquarium as an Educational Interpreter, providing families and individuals of all ages an awareness of conservation.  When not working, she is often leading an active lifestyle trying to keep up with her deaf Border Collie and Golden Retriever.  She enjoys working in her own garden, hiking, particularly “14ers”, camping, horseback riding, snowboarding, and is an avid fan of long distance running.  Jamie is excited to be a part of the Audubon Rockies team, “to help bring conservation home, one garden at a time!”

Sept. 8, 2015: Lecture Series – “DOG FRIENDLY GARDENS” – Ideas for Peaceful Coexistence

Sept. 8, 2015 at Library 21C7pm – FREE and Open to Public

Do you have a dog who is an escape artist?  A digger?  Is he lounging in the water feature or chewing up the deck?  Barking too aggressively at the fence and annoying the neighbors?  Ever wonder why the pooch is doing these things and what you can do about it?  Come to this class and learn things you might never have realized about your beloved pup, and get ideas on how to reduce these behaviors through a few garden adjustments or additions.  Lawn spots?  We will cover that too, as well as toxic plants and dangerous items your pet may get into.  Linda Brennen, of Canine Coach, will be co-teaching this class with Pat Sullivan of Smart Garden Design.  Linda is a certified professional dog trainer who really understands dog behavior and can clue you in on why your dog does those crazy things that drive you mad.  This is a great chance to talk with a dog trainer or a garden designer with your questions.  Come on out–you can’t ask questions on YouTube!

Pat Sullivan has a degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M and has been in the horticulture field for more than thirty years.  She enjoys giving seminars on landscape design and plant science, hoping to help you solve your garden dilemmas in a beautiful way.

Linda Brennen , CPDT,  is a certified professional dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience training dogs.  Her business is Canine Coach, Inc., and you can find her on FaceBook.  Why does your dog want to jump up on visitors?  Linda can tell you…

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Directions to Library 21C

Sept. 8, 2015: Lecture Series – “DOG FRIENDLY GARDENS” – Ideas for Peaceful Coexistence

Sept. 8, 2015 at Library 21C7pm – FREE and Open to Public

Do you have a dog who is an escape artist?  A digger?  Is he lounging in the water feature or chewing up the deck?  Barking too aggressively at the fence and annoying the neighbors?  Ever wonder why the pooch is doing these things and what you can do about it?  Come to this class and learn things you might never have realized about your beloved pup, and get ideas on how to reduce these behaviors through a few garden adjustments or additions.  Lawn spots?  We will cover that too, as well as toxic plants and dangerous items your pet may get into.  Linda Brennen, of Canine Coach, will be co-teaching this class with Pat Sullivan of Smart Garden Design.  Linda is a certified professional dog trainer who really understands dog behavior and can clue you in on why your dog does those crazy things that drive you mad.  This is a great chance to talk with a dog trainer or a garden designer with your questions.  Come on out–you can’t ask questions on YouTube!

Pat Sullivan has a degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M and has been in the horticulture field for more than thirty years.  She enjoys giving seminars on landscape design and plant science, hoping to help you solve your garden dilemmas in a beautiful way.

Linda Brennen , CPDT,  is a certified professional dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience training dogs.  Her business is Canine Coach, Inc., and you can find her on FaceBook.  Why does your dog want to jump up on visitors?  Linda can tell you…

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Directions to Library 21C

October 14, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “Your Garden Exposed: 21 Things Your Plants Wished You Knew”

The Horticultural Art Society monthly lecture for October will be presented by Pat Sullivan.  Please join us at Colorado Technical University on October 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for “Your Garden Exposed: 21 Things Your Plants Wished You Knew”

If you fertilize your plant on the left side, how much will get to the right side? Can plants tell which way is up, and why would it matter? What is a key element to insure the plant’s survival when dividing? What does well-drained soil mean, really? Do foliar fertilizers work differently than soil fertilizers? Does keeping soil warm make a difference when making cuttings or starting seeds? How can I get more blooms from my flowering plants by using a protein? The answers to these and other questions about what is really going on in your garden will be revealed at this talk. Knowing how a plant is built and how you can use that to your advantage is what this hour is all about. Join us for a peek under the hood!

Pat Sullivan has been a horticulture professional for over 30 years. A graduate in Horticulture from Texas A&M, Pat has been a plant pathologist, field manager in vineyard and orchards, Master Gardener instructor, and teacher of plant science. A landscape designer in Colorado Springs since 2002, Pat is eager to show you how the science of gardening can make you a better gardener.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 256
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 

 

Collection of items for the  6th Annual Silent Auction in November

September 9, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “The Power of Healing Herbs”

Horticultural Art Society is pleased to announce that Tammi Hartung, a well-known Canon City grower and educator, will be will be speaking at the Colorado Technical University campus, on Sept 9th, 4435 N. Chestnut, at 7 pm. She will challenge you to use your garden to improve your life as well as our earth. 

Tammi is the author of several books.  The two listed on her website and possibly for sale at the lecture are “Homegrown Herbs”, a complete guide to growing, using, and enjoying more than 100 herbs,  and her newest book “The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener”, how to grow food in harmony with nature.

Desert Canyon Farm is owned by Chris and Tammi Hartung.  The farm has been certified organic since 1996 and strives to be as earth-friendly as possible both in our work and in our personal lives.  They are a United Plant Savers Botanical Plant Sanctuary, a National  Wildlife Federation Sanctuary, and a Xerces Society Pollinator Habitat.

 

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 256
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 

 

August 12, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “The Many Faces of ‘Rarity’: Threatened Plants and Places of the Pikes Peak Region”

The Horticultural Art Society is bringing out the big guns for the August talk with CC’s Tass Kelso (curator of the Carter Herbarium).  We are so excited that Dr Kelso will be delving into some of our threatened plains to mountains native plants.

The Many Faces of ‘Rarity’:  Threatened Plants and Places of the Pikes Peak Region by Dr. Tass Kelso of Colorado College.   Tass Kelso, a CC professor of Conservation and Botany, will be speaking at the Colorado Technical University campus, 4435 N. Chestnut, at 7 pm.

Colorado Technical University, Room 263 at 7:00 p.m (click map link below)

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, August  12, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 263
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map).