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). 


Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m., “Designing Waterwise Beds and Borders”

xeric_border.jpgPresented by Susan McLean

Come learn how to make a plan for a xeric shrub and flower border. Susan will discuss the attributes of successful xeric borders, making a plan to include site and use analysis, creating a scale drawing of the site and choosing plants that can weather our challenging climate.

What could be more appropriate for our climate; especially during this current drought? Come out and learn how to fine-turn your beds and borders to be more waterwise.

The life-giving properties of water have always fascinated Susan McLean. She has over 15 years of experience designing water-wise landscapes in El Paso and Douglas Counties and now works as Donala Water and Sanitation Water Conservation Manager.

Free to all at the East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd.