The April 11th Spring Lecture Series of the Horticultural Art Society is being held at the Carriage Room at Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, starting at 10 am. A garden tour of the beautiful grounds of the former home of El Pomar founders Spencer and Julie Penrose, will follow the lecture.
The Lecture will be “Yes You Can: Veggie Gardening Success: Come learn the ABCs of vegetable gardening, plus some special tips and techniques that will help you succeed in our challenging area. ” Planning and persistence will pay off when you go out to harvest your own veggies! Lecturer Leslie Holzmann has been growing plants since she was a toddler, a very long time ago. The lessons learned from over 20 years of successes and failures in her Black Forest vegetable garden, added to the knowledge gained during an eleven year stint as a volunteer Colorado Master Gardener, enable her to offer proven advice to help you succeed in growing your own food here in the Pikes Peak region.
This event will be free to HAS members AND to the general public. PLEASE NOTE: Please pre-register (seating is limited) at email@example.com or by phone (719)357-9427.
We are always delighted to see everyone at this event. We take great pride in offering an event at this lovely conference center each year. If you have any questions, please call or email us at the above address and phone.
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.
Horticultural Art Society is pleased to announce that Tammi Hartung, a well-known CanonCity 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.
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)
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.