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SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY

P.O. Box 83996

San Diego, CA 92138-3996


SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY

Meets the 2nd SATURDAY

of each month 10:00 A.M. in

Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado

Botanical Library Room 104

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Next meeting:


Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00 AM

This month we’ll have our semi-annual Member-to-Member Sale , plus a Silent Auction of fine plants from the club’s extensive inventory, gleaned from generous donations and other assorted acquisitions. Bring some of your “extra” plants and get an opportunity to sell them to other members, for which the club will receive 20% of the purchase. Please remember to double-tag each plant (or use one large tag that can be cut in half) with plant name, your member #, and the cost.Robert Kopfstein and I will be bringing quite a few excellent specimens from the vast number of broms we are caretaking on behalf of the club. The Margaret Case donation still figures prominently in this bounty; the club has already earned thousands of dollars from her endowment. Look for some rare Tillandsias and also some Vrieseas and Dyckias. If you’re not familiar with a silent auction, it goes like this: each plant will have a sheet of paper assigned to it. Simply put your name below the previous bid with the amount you’d pay (there will be a minimum incremental dollar increase stipulated). At meeting’s end, the highest bid wins. Bid as often as you’d like on any particular item. Keep in mind the club now accepts credit cards for any transaction. Woo-hoo!" This month we’ll have our semi-annual member-to-member sale, plus a silent auction of fine plants from the club’s extensive inventory, gleaned from generous donations and other assorted acquisitions. Bring some of your “extra” plants and get an opportunity to sell them to other members, for which the club will receive 20% of the purchase. Please remember to double-tag each plant (or use one large tag that can be cut in half) with plant name, your member #, and the cost. Robert Kopfstein and I will be bringing quite a few excellent specimens from the vast number of broms we are caretaking on behalf of the club. The Margaret Case donation still figures prominently in this bounty; the club has already earned thousands of dollars from her endowment. Look for some rare Tillandsias and also some Vrieseas and Dyckias. If you’re not familiar with a silent auction, it goes like this: each plant will have a sheet of paper assigned to it. Simply put your name below the previous bid with the amount you’d pay (there will be a minimum incremental dollar increase stipulated). At meeting’s end, the highest bid wins. Bid as often as you’d like on any particular item. Keep in mind the club now accepts credit cards for any transaction. Woo-hoo!






SHOW 2013


SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY SHOW 2013
HEAD TABLE










Mulford B. Foster Award Best of Show Horticulture 2013

Quesnelia marmorata entered by Dan Kinnard / Eloise Lau








Morris Henry Hobbs Best of Show Artistic 2013


Tillandsia fasciculata entered by Robert Walters





Sweepstakes This award is for the person who entered the most plants with Awards of Merit or Blue Ribbons.

The Tillandsia tectorum shown is one picked from the many entered by Dan Kinnard & Eloise Lau




Category I Division S Section F (Horticulture, Single plant, foliage)

Aechmea recurvata x victoriana entered by Sonja Wicker





SDBS 2013 Bromeliad Show

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Tillandsia ehlersiana X streptophylla
entered by Dan Kinnard & Eloise Lau


Dyckia fosteriana cv "Precious Metal"
entered by Dave Kennedy

T. 'Mystic Albert' (top plant), T. aeranthos hybrid (middle),
T. ' El Dimmitt Doble' (bottom).
entered by Dave Kennedy


Dyckia 'Icycle'
entered by Andy Siekkinen


Judges were:

George Long

Pam Koide Hyatt

Jeff Sorensen

Cristy Brenner



***2013 Show photography by Bob Vitacco and David Kennedy.






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Last June we purchased the house of past members of the San Diego BSI, Gus Werner and Donn Peterson. The house is in southern Escondido. Gus passed away a few years ago. Donn relocated to Colorado last year. I don't know if you were a member when they were members...if not maybe you could share this information with those in the club that might remember them. Plant-savvy friends were visiting a couple days ago and were admiring this patch of bromeliads in bloom. They thought it to be a noteworthy bloom...which is why I'm sharing the attached photo. 29 blooming! The property is 2.5 acres, but only the areas closest to the house have been planted with cactus, succulents, and bromeliads. We are trying to be good caretakers of what Donn and Gus created. A lot for us to learn, but we are doing it and loving it. And Yes, I know we need to join this society!! :-) Please feel free to share. Have a great week! Debbie Walden
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