August 2008


From Denise Pidd:

                     LBVBS ANNUAL GARDEN HOP

                   Saturday, September 20, 2008

Directions are from the Veterans Building.

First stop:  Home of Karyl Sisson
                 (address redacted)
                 9am - 10 am

(directions redacted)

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Addendum from Karyl Sisson:

I just want to pass on some info about my location.
It's a very steep driveway up to my house.  There is enough room in
our motor court to hold 6 to 8 cars.  We'll save those for the people
who can't walk up.  There is plenty of street parking and for those
who can't walk up I'm sure my husband would do a shuttle service!
Once up, there are 3 levels to the garden.  The first has no steps at
all and it's a straight walk from front to back.  Beside the cactus,
succulent and bromeliad areas, there is a great view looking into the
ravine below us and out to Benedict Canyon. The second level involves
15 steps (one side is a gradual incline, the other is straight up the
steps) and for the third, for those who are interested and want to see
an amazing view looking west, there is path leading up our foothill
through a "mini pine forest."  There is a railing in most places but I
know some people won't be able to do it.
I'll have coffee, juice and muffins or the like for those who come.

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Second stop:   Home of Barbara West
                       (address redacted)
                       10:30am - 11:30am

(directions redacted)

Third stop:    Home of Ray Van Veen
                     (address redacted)
                     11:35am - 1:35pm

(directions redacted)

If you have any questions about the garden hop, please call Denise
Pidd at XXX-XXX-XXXX or e-mail Denise at (email address redacted)


From Jean Allaria:

                             Bus Trip

Saturday, October 18, 2008

 8:45 -- 10:45  Bill Baker's California Gardens
11:00 -- 11:45  Richard Kaz's garden
 1:00 --  2:00  Island View Nursery
 2:10 --  3:00  Seaside Gardens
 4:00 --  4:30  Sperling's Nursery

Only $16 per person -- includes driver's tip.  Bring your own
lunch. Club will provide soft drinks and snacks.

3 convenient pickups (be about 10-15 minutes early to allow for loading).
Bus leaves each location at:

7:30 AM   South Bay Galleria, Torrance:  Hawthorne Blvd at Artesia Blvd
          (by Macy's)
8:00 AM   Veteran's Memorial Building, Culver City: Overland Blvd at
          Culver Blvd (meet on Overland)

8:30 AM   Balboa Park, San Fernando Valley: Balboa Blvd north of Burbank
          Blvd (by tennis courts)
See or call Jean Allaria at XXX-XXX-XXXX, (address redacted) to sign
up.  Make checks payable to SBBA.


                          August Meeting

Meeting: Wednesday, 27 August at 7:30 pm in the Rotunda Room at the
Veterans Memorial Hall.

Speaker: Larry Farley from the South Bay Bromeliad Associates will
talk about bromeliad gardens.

Raffle:  Please bring plants for the raffle table.  Thanks!

Drinks:  Janet Brown & Vince Wong

Food:  Deionne Tarver, Vince Wong, & Mohamed



The La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society meets the fourth Wednesday of
each month, January through October, in the Rotunda Room at Veterans
Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City.

Please send any items for the newsletter to (email address redacted)

Emmit Willis, President
Jim Jaeger, Vice-President
Don Misumi, Treasurer
Gloria Grover, Membership
Jean Yoshii, Newsletter