Garden Design Lecture Series

Designing with Plants: Structure, Texture & Color

Presented by Diane Brunjes, HAS Gardener

 

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Thanks go to Diane Brunjes by everyone who attended the sessions in April on designing with plants. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and idea-inspiring experience. We all came away with ideas on planning our gardens and adding wonderful three-season, colorful trees, shrubs, and perennials.

 

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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!”

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

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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

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

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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Founder’s Day Lecture – HAS is Delighted to Have Panayoti KIelaidis

The Horticultural Art Society is holding it’s annual Founder’s Day Lecture on Saturday, March 7th at 10am.  Come join us to hear Panayoti Kelaidis, on 2015 Founder DayRock Gardens, Wildflowers and Rare and Special New Flowers – Dyanmic Treasures for Colorado Springs Gardens.”

Panayoti Kelaidis represents the Denver Botanic Gardens in educational, professional and promotional endeavors as an expert in horticulture, science and art.  His real love and enthusiasm for all things growing make him a most entertaining and enriching educator.

The lecture will take place at the Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs.  This special event will be open to the public for $10 a person and free to Horticultural Art Society members.

Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your seat.

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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