2016 Annual Members’ Meeting & Dinner, and 8th Annual Silent Auction

November 29, 2016

On Saturday evening, November 12, at Patty Jewett Clubhouse in Colorado Springs, a convivial group of HAS members and guests enjoyed  the HAS annual meeting and silent auction.

We were honored to have Catherine Moravec, Horticulturist from Colorado Springs Utilities, as our speaker. In her presentation Catherine spoke of “Becoming Stewards of our Precious Water Resources, Landscape and Gardens.” She showed us how a water garden was designed and installed to manage rainwater at the Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Demonstration Garden on Mesa Road.

Our Silent Auction offered a wonderful selection of fabulous home- and garden-related items and we raised $1400 for enhancing the public gardens we maintain in Monument Valley Park. Thanks to everyone who participated for your donations and support.

Two members were elected to the board of directors: Mari Benzin and Nancy Taylor. Volunteer of the year for 2016 is Darcy Nelson and winner of the Henry Cannell Award is Louise Conner.

 


2016 Founders Day Lecture

January 31, 2016

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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!”


2015 Annual Members’ Meeting & Dinner, and 7th Annual Silent Auction

October 4, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 5:30 p.m.Patty Jewett Golf Club & Clubhouse

  • Take a peek HERE of the 2015 auction donations.  Thank you every one for the donations.  Keep them coming. 

Registration for 2015 Silent Auction and Dinner

  • Please RSVP by Thursday, November 11, 2015
  • Include names of each attendee in comments section – they will be used to create your name tag(s).
  • Cost:  $28.00 per attendee  –  (HAS is subsidizing $10 a plate)
  • Click buttons below to register and pay online using your credit card or paypal – You will be directed to a Paypal page, but
  • NO PayPal account is needed! Just follow the instructions after “Don’t have a PayPal account?”

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  • If you prefer to pay by check or credit card at the door, please RSVP to hasgardens@gmail.com OR leave a message at 719-357-9427.  Please remember HAS must pay for all RSVP dinners.

Program
We are honored to have our very own Diane Brunjes, as our speaker.  She will be covering “A year in the Garden and 15 Plants – Exciting New Plants to Dream About.” Diane will show us some of the exciting things that have been happening in the gardens over the past year, and introduce us to an assortment of plants that can and should be in every garden.

Silent Auction  – take a peek HERE 
Our Silent Auction always has fun, quirky, functional, beautiful, hand-made, artisanal, and relevant items for members and patrons of Patty Jewett alike. Looking forward to you joining us this year for our 2015 Annual Auction, Meeting and Dinner.

If you have items to donate to support the Silent Auction:

  • Drop off at the HAS Demonstration Garden, 222 Mesa and Glen Avenue (east of Uintah, just behind the Fine Arts Building.)
  • On Tuesday or Thursday, 9-11:00 a.m., or
  • Email hasgardens@gmail.com or call 719-357-9427 to coordinate with Diane for a different drop off time. 
  • Arrangements can be made for pick up of your donations.

Annual Dinner
We will again augment dinner cost for all attendees.

  • Where:  Patty Jewett Golf Course & Clubhouse  900 E. Espanola St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907
  • When:   Saturday, November 14, 2015
  • Time:    Social Hour: 5:30 p.m., cash bar – Meeting: 6:30 p.m. – Dinner: 7:00 p.m. –

Registration for 2015 Silent Auction and Dinner

  • Please RSVP by Thursday, November 11, 2015
  • Include names of each attendee in comments section – they will be used to create your name tag(s).
  • Cost:  $28.00 per attendee  –  (HAS is subsidizing $10 a plate)
  • Click buttons below to register and pay online using your credit card or paypal – You will be directed to a Paypal page, but
  • NO PayPal account is needed! Just follow the instructions after “Don’t have a PayPal account?”

dinner_single        dinner_couple

  • If you prefer to pay by check or credit card at the door, please RSVP to hasgardens@gmail.com OR leave a message at 719-357-9427.  Please remember HAS must pay for all RSVP dinners.

P.S. Annual dinner survey in 2014 results overwhelming voted to keep our Annual Meeting & Dinner at Patty Jewett.

Again, Thank you for your donations and support, the Silent Auction continues to allow the Horticultural Art Society to help fund this event.


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

August 23, 2015

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

August 8, 2015

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


4th Annual HAS Members’ Plant Swap and Volunteer and Member Appreciation Picnic, Sat, June 27, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

June 9, 2015

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We’re very excited to be holding our 4th annual plant swap! Be potting up those extras from the garden to swap, checking out those recipes to share in the pot luck, and, most You do NOT need to have volunteered at the Plant Sale to attend or  – ALL HAS members are MOST welcomed and encouraged to attend. Of course, plants are not required; most importantly, marking that calendar! you can just come and enjoy the picnic as well. This year, we will celebrate in the HAS Demonstration Garden. Please bring a dish to share, a beverage for yourself, a chair and/or blanket to sit on, and potted & labeled plants to swap.  We’ll provide the meat, plates, napkins, and utensils.

Date: June 27, 2015 – Saturday

Time: 4:00-8:00 pm

Where: HAS Demonstration Garden

Friends and family welcome – bring a dish to share, a beverage for yourself, a chair and/or blanket to sit on.

P.S. We will be calling the Plant Sale volunteers – to try and get a head count for the amount of meat we need to purchase.  Please send email to hasgardens@gmail.com to give us a count.  Thank-you


April 11 – 10:00-1:00 p.m. – “Yes You Can: Veggie Gardening Success: Come learn the ABCs of Vegetable Gardening…”

March 22, 2015

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 hasgardens@gmail.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.

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