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

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…


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.

has demo caretaker

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 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…”

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 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.


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.

Pioneers Museum map

2014 Annual Members’ Dinner and Lecture, and the Annual Silent Auction

Friday, November 14, 2014 – 5:30 pm

We are already starting to collect items for our Annual Silent Auction.  Those of us working on the Auction/Dinner committee are asking you, once again, to find those treasures, either home or garden, that you don’t need anymore and donate so we can raise funds for the gardens.   Perhaps you have a business or service you patronize that might wish to donate a gift certificate.   This is a great way to publicize their products.  Our auction is very successful, and we are building a good reputation for having great items for great prices.  We have several ways for you to get the items to us:

1.) Bring those items to the HAS Demonstration Garden, 222 Mesa and Glen Avenue (east of Uintah, just behind the Fine Arts Building.) between 1-400 pm Monday through Thursday.

2.) Call or email HAS to request arrangements for a pickup, our gardener Diane will be happy to pick up items. If you have items to donate you can call HAS voice mail line 719-357-9427 or email

3.) Donations accepted until Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

This is such an easy way for all of you to contribute to our HAS organization.

Thank you in advance and we are looking forward to seeing you at our Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Event Schedule:

  • Patty Jewett Clubhouse
  • 5:30 pm Social hour and preview silent auction
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:30-8:00 pm Lecture

Speaker:  Kelly Grummons – co-owner of Timberline Gardens, Inc in Arvada CO., lecture will be on “Gardening With Outdoor Cacti Species and Hybrids for the Front Range”