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

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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). 

 

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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). 

 

July 8, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “Perennials and Shrubs You Can’t Live Without: Structure and Form in the Garden”

Presented by Diane Brunjes, HAS Board Member and Gardener

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

This class will highlight those shrubs and perennials which should be in every garden.  Why do some areas of the garden seem rather formless and blah?  They may need just the shot of fireworks that these plants bring because of their foliage, flowers or structure, adding balance to the garden.

Diane Brunjes is a former 10 year Master Gardener, a Colorado Certified Gardener, and currently works for the Horticultural Art Society as their Gardener.  She also has worked in the past for the country’s oldest Interior Plant Care company, and for Harris Seeds in upstate New York.  She is currently building a garden in a new housing development, absolutely puzzled by what passes for soil in the builder’s eyes.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 263
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 

 

June 10, 2014: Monthly Lecture – “Summer Care for your Vegetable Garden”

Presented by Scott Wilson, HAS Board since 2013.

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

Your gardening activities don’t end when you sow seeds and transplant tomatoes. In fact, they’re just beginning. Learn what you need to know about mulching, pruning, insect control, watering, plant diseases, harvesting, and much more to keep your garden productive all summer long.

Scott Wilson is the Master Gardener at the Galileo School of Math and Science. This D-11 production garden and permaculture showcase includes more than 25,000 square feet of plant beds. Scott has been gardening in Colorado Springs since 1997, has been a master gardener since 2004 and has managed his garden help website, GardenerScott.com, since 2010. He specializes in helping local gardeners learn to grow successful gardens in a challenging environment.

 

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 263
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map).