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). 

 

May 13 2014: Monthly Lecture – “Awesome Perennials for Your 2014 Garden”

Presented by Allen Johnson,

Colorado Technical University, Room 263 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 2014 HAS Plant Sale. Things covered include deer-resistance, water needs and exposure.  HAS Annual Plant Sale is May 16, 17, & 18.

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 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Room 263
Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut (map). 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m., “The Power of Permicultures”

Presented by by Rhonda Thompson. 

Colorado Technical University, Room 260-A at 7:00 p.m.

You don’t need to be a hippie with a composting toilet to practice Permaculture! Permanent Agriculture is a design system using the logic and balance of nature that can (and should!) be integrated into anyone’s yard or property. Learn more about the ethics and principles of this earth/people friendly system of sustainable living and land use.

Free to all at the Colorado Technical University, 4435 North Chestnut (exit Garden of the Gods Road).