"SDBS"

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

FREE AND VISITORS WELCOME




IS A PINIC

August is our annual picnic. The date is our usual meeting date (August 8, 2015). This year it will be held at the gardens of Eloise Lau and Dan Kinnard and Bob and Karen Kopfstein which are conveniently located next to each other in Vista. No, you don’t actually need a passport to travel so far nor do you need one to come from Orange County. Travel is still unrestricted although it may seem like a different world. The society will furnish the main dish, prepared by Robert. Rumor has it that we will have fresh road-kill prepared as only he can. Drinks will also be provided. Bring what you want to share - side dish, dessert, salad. Each member attending will receive a free ticket for the plant drawing which will work like the monthly opportunity table except: you can’t buy extra tickets and each ticket is a guaranteed winner. The main event (picnic) will be in Eloise and Dan’s garden. Directions are in the sidebar. Please plan on arriving about 11:30 so that we can have it all ready to eat about 12 noon. After lunch we will have the drawing and tours of both gardens. Both gardens may have a table of extra plants that can be procured for $5 or less. The extra plants may be rare, unusual, rare, pretty, or needing a bit of loving; the idea is to share the plants, gain some space in our growing areas, and recover the cost of pots and soil. Details will be given at the event. NOTES: Since both gardens are located in sparsely populated areas, on hills and in strong sun, comfortable shoes, clothing, a hat and sunblock are highly recommended. Please do not wander off alone since there are lots of pitfalls and wildlife (yes, including snakes) to be aware of. Please do not bring pets. So that we may have an idea of how many people to expect, please inform Eloise at eloiselau@mac.com or(760) 716-3328 if you plan to attend. Robert needs to know how much road-kill to gather.

SEE OUR AWARD WINNING
'REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST'
BROMELIAD DISPLAY AT THE
SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR
THE GARDEN SECTION THROUGH JULY 5th.

















































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SAN DIEGO BROMELIAD SOCIETY SHOW

2015 HEAD TABLE












BSI Mulford B. Foster Award Best of Show Horticulture 2015

Tillandsia tectorum

entered by Dan/Eloise Kinnard/Lau








BSI Morris Henry Hobbs Best of Show Artistic 2015


Tillandsia streptophylla X chiapensis

entered by David Kennedy





B.S.I. Sweepstakes. This award is for the person who won the most
Awards of Merit or Blue Ribbons.
This Awarded to Andy Siekkinen

This Billbergia shown is one picked from the many

entered by Andy Siekkinen




SILVER Category I Division S

Tillandsia zacapanensis

entered by David Kennedy






SILVER Category I Division M

Billbergia 'Limestone'

entered byAndy Siekkinen






SILVER Category III Division DC

Tillandsia Collection

entered by Monica Mroz






SILVER Category I Division P

'Deuterocohnia brevifolia'

entered by Kay Quijada






SILVER Category I Division P

Tillandsia fasciculata 2 forms 5 plants

entered by David Kennedy



SDBS 2015 Bromeliad Show

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←Award Bronze Category I Division S Section F
Billbergia ‘Ole’
entered by Dan/Eloise Kinnard/Lau


Award Bronze Category I Division S Section B→
Billbergia‘Smokestack’
entered by Dan/Eloise Kinnard / Lau

←Bronze Category I Division M Section F
Billbergia‘Tickled Pink’
entered by Andy Siekkinen


Bronze Category II Division M Section B→
Tillandsia ionantha (various cultivars)
Entered by David Kennedy

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←Bronze Category I Division M Section F
Tillandsia‘Houston’ small form
entered by David Kennedy


Award Bronze Category I Division S Section F→
Tillandsia stricta (black tip)
entered by Rhonda Smoot

←Bronze Category I Division S Section B
Racinaea spiculosa
entered by David Kennedy


Bronze Category I Division S Section B →
Tillandsia multiflora
Entered by David Kennedy




The Pineapple Exhibit


entered by Mary Whittemore






The Puya Exhibit


entered by Bob Wright






People’s Choice - Favorite

and

People’s Choice - Weirdest


Neoregelia ‘Fireball’ entered by Kay Quijada



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CALENDAR 2015

January 10 Pam Koide-Hyatt
February 14 George Allaria
March 14-15 Tomatomania at the San Diego Botanic Garden
March 14 John Traeger from the Huntington Gardens The Broms of Oaxaca
April 11 Betty Patterson from Texas Talk on Bromeliads of Ecuador
April 18 Field trip Huntington Gardens The charge would be $25/person for members and $50/person for non-members
May 9 Nels Christensen from Los Angeles Talk on Bromeliads in the Gardens of the Canary Islands
May 9 GARDEN PARTY FOR THE CENTURYs held May 9, 9:00-4:00 in Balboa Park on the Prodo
June 13 Show and Sale
July 11 Aaron Sedivy A tour of the Denver Botanic Garden and more
August 8 Outing/Picnic A picnic at Dans and Eloise Garden
September 12 Jeffrey Kent?
October 10 Mini presentations (3 people for 15 minutes each)
November 14 Bruce Holst from Selby Gardens, Florida
December 12 Bruce Holst from Selby Gardens, Florida Christmas Party


CLUB OFFICERS

POSITION NAME PHONE EMAIL
President Robert Kopstein (760)726 8300 rwkopfstein@gmail.com
First Vice President for Programs Position OPEN
Second VicePresident for Plant Table Dave Kennedy (858)-278-6532 thedavekennedy@gmail.com
Secretary Ruth Contino (619)303-2144 ruth.contino@baesystems.com
Treasurer Al Evans,Jr. (858)-488-1661 alevans001@earthlink.net
Newsletter Dan Kinnard (760) 414-9639 dankinnard@mac.com
PastPresident Robert Vitacco (619)469-3539 rvitacco@cox.net
Board of Directors Lucia Velazquez (619)-283-0500 luciavmccanna@yahoo.com
Board of Directors Bob Walters (619)-282-2246 cactusbobboy@gmail.com
Board of Directors Nancy Groves (858) 453-6489 nancygroves@me.com
Board of Directors Scott Sandel (610)-325-1990 sandel-marich@cox.net
Web Masters Nancy Groves & Bob Vitacco (610)-325-1990 sandel-marich@cox.net
Librarian Eloise Lau (610)-325-1990 dankinnard@mac.com

Membership Dues 1 year 2 years
Single Newsletter via email $13 $22 Dual/Family Newsletter via email $17 $30 Single Newsletter via Postal $28 $52 Dual/Family Newsletter via Postal $32 $60


Mail to:
San Diego Bromeliad Society
P.O. Box 83996
San Diego, CA 92138-3996










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