*Notice Change of Date!*October 9, 2021 11:00am-3:00pm
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Where: HAS Cottage Backyard (224 Mesa Rd.)
When : October 9, 2021 11:00am-3:00pm
It seems like 2021 is flying by and now that we are heading into fall, it’s time to turn our thoughts to planting bulbs for pops of spring color! The HAS, once again, is offering a nice selection of spring bulbs for sale. This year, our offerings are:
Pinocchio: dwarf tulip with bright scarlet red flowers with cream edges and purple-marked leaves, good for naturalizing
Quebec: multi-flowering, shorter tulip (3-5 flowers/bulb) with a cup-shaped open flower in buttercup yellow with a scarlet stripe down the middle, good for naturalizing
Ballerina: tall, fragrant, tulip with a striking tangerine orange color
Claudia: late-spring-flowering bulb, rose-purple with white margins–see photo above
Doll’s Minuet: tall, dark pink lily-shaped flower with green accent
Dutch Master: all-yellow daffodil, great for naturalizing
Mount Hood: all-white daffodil with a giant trumpet, good for naturalizing
Bantam: early, tall daffodil with red-orange rimmed cup against yellow petals
Pink Charm: large-flowered daffodil with white petals and apricot dipped cup; good for naturalizing
Raoul Wallenberg: large 5”-cup daffodil with light yellow petals and canary yellow cup
Poeticus Recurvis: Pheasant’s Eye Daffodil—white petals with a small, red-rimmed yellow cup; fragrant
Geranium: multi-flowering (3-6 flowers/stem); white petals with deep orange cup; sweet scent and strong stems
Martinette: sweet-smelling, multi-flowering (3-20 flowers on a stem) daffodil; yellow petals and an orange trumpet
Minnow: a Tazetta-type daffodil; small and fragrant with light yellow petals and lemon-yellow cups
Dorothy: a bright-yellow species crocus; one of the first to bloom in spring
Ruby Giant: a purple, star-shaped crocus with bright orange anthers
Aida: a fragrant hyacinth with a dense spike of dark-blue flowers
Pink Pearl: highly fragrant with dense fuchsia-purple spikes with pale-ink edges
Ambassador: one of the tallest alliums with dark purple, 8” globes
Gladiator: late-spring allium with a 6” lavender-blue globe on 3-4ft stems
Globe master: the largest globe allium (8-10”) on 2-3ft stems; violet color
Armeniacum: cobalt-blue grape-hyacinth with white edges; mid-late spring bulbs, can naturalize
Iris Harmony: very early dwarf iris with royal blue coloring and white-rimmed gold crest
Scilla Siberica: early-spring blooming, species squill; bell-shaped flowers, 2-5 per stem
We will also be selling some beautiful early-spring iris that are divisions from the Heritage Garden. They are a dark-purple, dwarf variety. Also, this year we will not be having a members-only sale time, so do come early for the best selection.
Photo Credit: Kathy Brown
*Due to delays in harvesting bulbs in the Netherlands, as well as shipping delays, we had to push back the date of the bulb sale.
Meet Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero Program Coordinator: Jamie 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!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to give us a count. Thank-you
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.
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 “Rock 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.