Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California     
Upcoming Events Overview
 

 

2014-2015 MEETING TIMES AND LOCATION

We meet every month, except in August, alternating
general meetings with tours, trips or luncheons.  In July
 we have a New Member Tea (By invitation only)

General Meetings:  1 pm - 3:30 pm (approx. ending time) 
             on the third Thursday of:
          
SEPT-NOV-JAN-MAR-MAY
                                                                                                       Board Meetings:
  11 am prior to General Meetings
          
                       (open to the membership)

LOCATION

       RANCHO BERNARDO SWIM & TENNIS CLUB 
 CASTILLE ROOM

16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive
San Diego, CA 92128

Parking Instructions

  The RB Swim and Tennis club is asking all groups to park only in the
  lower lot adjacent to the RB Presbyterian Church near the corner of
  Rancho Bernardo Road and Pomerado Road.
  In the southwest end
  of that lot (farthest from Pomerado) is a gate to the Swim & Tennis  
  Club.
  Push the intercom button and you will be buzzed in. 
The walk
  from there is less than 1 block and involves going down a small hill.
 
Those who are being dropped off may use the main entrance lot off
  of Bernardo Oaks.


Tours/Trips & Luncheons:
 OCT-DEC-FEB-APR-JUN

                                         


      2014-2015 Meetings/Tours/Trips/Luncheons/
                                  Workshops

There will be a $5 surcharge for a non-member attendee for all events.  If a non-member attendee joins the day of an event,   
the $5 will be waived.  Membership dues are $25 per year.  To 
add a spouse or companion is an additional $10 per year.       
                

                 UPCOMING FOR THE CLUB YEAR 2014-2015 

                                                                                                               

 Please re-visit often as we add exciting events and activities. 

 We invite you to go to the Volunteer Opportunities page and
 choose a position.  It is a great way of becoming more in-
 volved in YOUR garden club!  

                            

   Sept. 18th:   Bernardo Gardeners Club Meeting
                            Guest Speaker - Roy Wilburn,
                                       aka Farmer Roy 

                                                                    
                                Director of Horticulture
                                  Sunshine Care Homes

                 

                        Program:  If You Grow It - Eat It!
                                         And, Make It Pretty

                        You can usually find Roy in one of the five organic
                          gardens producing high quality fruits and veggies
                          for the residents of Sunshine Care and those in
                          need in the Poway area.  He also maintains the
                          beautiful greenhouse, fruit tree orchards, Memorial
                          Rose Garden and the landscaping of its 32-acre
                          facility.  As a Master Composter, Roy handles the
                          compost and vermiculture programs.  Twice a
                          month, he is with local home-schooled children
                          directing the Sunshine Care Garden Club’s  “Seed
                          to Table” program.  In this program, the children
                          learn all aspects of growing organic fruits and
                          vegetables in their own "Children’s Garden”. 
                          Included in this program are Sunshine Care
                          residents who the children refer to as their

                          “Grandmas and Grandpas.” 
                      
                         
In keeping with the currant rage in gardening and

                          the green revolution, this program will promise to
                          inspire and inform you.  San Diego is the perfect
                          climate for the winter garden and September is
                          the perfect time to plant.
                                                
                                                 In addition:
                          We gardeners all love to collect plants so let's all
                          bring our cuttings and starts for a great plant ex-
                          change!  Tables will be available to display them.
  

                                                    

    Sept. 22nd:   Palomar Fall District Meeting

                        Guest Speaker:  Linda Bresler,
                                                   Landscape Designer
                                          (photo from Linda Bresler's website)
                        Program:  Creating a Water-wise Garden

                           Host Club:   Poway Valley Garden Club

                           Location:     Old Poway Park
                                               14134 Midland Road
                                               Poway, CA  92064

                           Time:   10 a.m. - Board Meeting & Program
                         
                           Lunch: $17 - RSVP by Sept. 10th - check
                                                 is to be made payable to
                                                 Bernardo Gardeners Club and
                                                 mailed to Doris Engberg (she's
                                                 listed in our Directory)

                       
                        For more information, contact Doris by
                           phone (also in our Directory) or click email.

                              

       Oct. 4th:   San Diego Botanic Garden Hosts The:
   & Oct. 5th:     San Diego International Orchid Fair
                                  Oct. 4th:  9 am to 5 pm
                                      Oct. 5th:  9 am to 4 pm
                                           
             
                                      Cost for the Fair

                           Adults: $14, Seniors & Students: $10,
                           Children Ages 3-12: $8, Children 2 and
                           under: Free, Active Military: Free with
                           Military ID, Garden Members: Free (with
                           card), AOS Members: Free (with card)

                       
PARKING IS FREE
                        For further information, visit SDBGarden.org
                           or call 760-436-3036, x204
                          
                           The Bernardo Gardeners Club is happy to
                           be a group member of the San Diego Botanic
                           Garden!

                                  
            
     
       Oct. 6th:   Palomar District's Floral Design Forum
                        Guest Speaker:  Robert Gordon, AIFD,
                           Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly (SLO) in
                                       Ornamental Horticulture

                                          

                          
Program:  Sculptural Designs using the latest
                                            color trends

                           Held at:    Shinoda Design Center
                                            7170 Miramar Road
                                            San Diego, CA  92121
   
                           Time:        12:30 - 2:30
(approximate end time)

                           Fees:        Choose one of the following:
                                            1.  $70 -an 8 program season pass
                                            2.  $12/program for NGC/CGCI
                                                                              members*
                                            3.  $15/program for non-members
                          

                           *Bernardo Gardeners Club members are                            members of CGCI.  Please see President
                           Sherry to receive a pass card for the dis-
                           count and to shop at Shinoda Design Center.

                                  

   
     Oct. 13th:   Bernardo Gardeners Club's
                                  Garden Therapy

                         Where:  Gateway Gardens
                                       12750 Gateway Park Road
                                       Poway - 858-451-9933

                         Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                         This is one of our most popular projects
                         for the residents and our members
                         alike.  To volunteer and learn more
                         about this fun activity, please contact
                         Judy Krupski, Chairlady 
                         
                              
   
     Oct. 16th
:   A Special Day Trip/Tour in San Diego's
                                         Little Italy District  
                      

                        
Please click HERE for more information

NEW FLASH:    SOLD OUT but please contact Clo to be
                         placed on a waiting list!  Meeting time
                         has been changed to 8:30 am (please
                         refer to Clo's personal email to you)

                               

      Nov. 3rd:    Palomar District's Floral Design Forum
                         Guest Speaker:  Janet Switzer, a Two-
                         Time
Winner of the CGCI's Designer of
                         the Year Award

                                          
                                          Edited from Photo by Bill Korhely
                                                                     of Roadrunner Photo, Ltd.

                                  

                          
Program:  Janet brings her talent, innovation
                                             and passion to the stage plus her
                                             experience at WAFA Ireland this
                                             year
(WAFA=World Assoc. of Flower
                                                              Arrangers)


                           Held at:     Shinoda Design Center
                                             7170 Miramar Road
                                             San Diego, CA  92121

  
                           Time:        12:30 - 2:30 (approximate end time)

                           Fees:         Choose one of the following:
                                             1.  $70 -an 8 program season pass
                                             2.  $12/program for NGC/CGCI
                                                                               members*
                                             3.  $15/program for non-members
                          
                            *Bernardo Gardeners Club members are                             members of CGCI.  Please see President
                            Sherry to receive a pass card for the dis-
                            count and to shop at Shinoda Design Center.

                                        
                                                     

     Nov. 10th:    Bernardo Gardeners Club's
                                  Garden Therapy

                         Where:  Gateway Gardens
                                       12750 Gateway Park Road
                                       Poway - 858-451-9933

                         Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                         This is one of our most popular projects
                         for the residents and our members
                         alike.  To volunteer and learn more
                         about this fun activity, please contact
                         Judy Krupski, Chairlady 

                               


       Nov. 20th:   Bernardo Gardeners Club Meeting 
                                Guest Speaker - Greg Rubin

                                     
                         Owner of California’s Own Native Landscape
                            Design, Inc and co-author of "California
                            Native Landscape" with Lucy Warren.  Since
                            1993, Greg's company has designed over
                            600 native landscapes in San Diego County.

                               
              
                        
           Dec. 1st:    Palomar District's Floral Design Forum
                         Guest Speaker:  George Speer,
                         NGC Judge and Floral Designer

                                    
                                            
Photo by Audrey Koble

                           
Program:  Holiday Decorations with flowers
                                             George, who enjoys teaching,
                                             "playing" with flowers and
                                             decorating for the Holidays will
                                             inspire us all!


                            Held at:    Shinoda Design Center
                                             7170 Miramar Road
                                             San Diego, CA  92121

  
                            Time:       12:30 - 2:30 (approximate end time)

                            Fees:        Choose one of the following:
                                             1.  $70 -an 8 program season pass
                                             2.  $12/program for NGC/CGCI
                                                                               members*
                                             3.  $15/program for non-members
                          
                            *Bernardo Gardeners Club members are                             members of CGCI.  Please see President
                            Sherry to receive a pass card for the dis-
                            count and to shop at Shinoda Design Center.

                                  


       Dec. 8th:    Bernardo Gardeners Club's
                                  Garden Therapy

                          Where:  Gateway Gardens
                                        12750 Gateway Park Road
                                        Poway - 858-451-9933

                          Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                          This is one of our most popular projects
                          for the residents and our members
                          alike.  To volunteer and learn more
                          about this fun activity, please contact
                          Judy Krupski, Chairlady 
                                  
                               

    
Dec. 11th:   The Bernardo Gardeners Club's 
                               2014 Holiday Luncheon  
                                       
                         Entertainment by the fantastic
                                   Rhapsody Singers

                         Where:  Bernardo Heights Country Club
                                          16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway
                                          San Diego, CA  92128

                            Time:     11:30 am - 3:00 pm
                            
                            Cost:      $28 (all inclusive) - $5 extra for
                                           non-members/guests

                            Menu:     Choose 1 from these 3
entrées: 

                            a.  Chicken Piccata (C) sauteed with Lemon
                                 Caper Sauce, Roasted New Potatoes, and
                                 Seasonal Organic Vegetables
                        
                            b.  Salmon (S) with Lemon Caper Sauce,
                                 Rice, and Mixed Vegetables

                            c.  Vegetarian:  Chef will prepare a special
                                                      dish

                            All choices include Chocolate Lava Cake
                                                 with Ice Cream

                                           
 

                            Please mail your check (made payable to
                            Bernardo Gardeners Club) to Barta Gaywood
                            Her address and phone number are listed in
                            our club's Directory.  RSVP by Dec. 1st. 
                            Please indicate your entrée choice with a
                            "C" for Chicken, "S" for Salmon or a "V" for
                            Vegetarian
in the memo area of the check

                            No cancellations or refunds after Dec. 1st.

                            For more information please contact Barta
                                   
                                                  

                                  
 
       Jan. 5th:    Palomar District's Floral Design Forum
                         Guest Speakers:  National Garden Clubs
                                                      Judges

                           
Program:  Education, Inspiration and Enjoy-
                                             ment for the flower show season
                                             Over 20 designs to view and learn
                                             about as NGC judges explain the
                                             ins and outs of each one!
                                  

                            Held at:    Shinoda Design Center
                                             7170 Miramar Road
                                             San Diego, CA  92121

  
                            Time:       12:30 - 2:30 (approximate end time)

                            Fees:        1.  $12/program for NGC/CGCI
                                                                               members*
                                             2.  $15/program for non-members
                          
                            *Bernardo Gardeners Club members are                             members of CGCI.  Please see President
                            Sherry to receive a pass card for the dis-
                            count and to shop at Shinoda Design Center
 

                                                     
       
        Jan. 12th:    Bernardo Gardeners Club's
                                  Garden Therapy

                         Where:  Gateway Gardens
                                       12750 Gateway Park Road
                                       Poway - 858-451-9933

                         Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                         This is one of our most popular projects
                         for the residents and our members
                         alike.  To volunteer and learn more
                         about this fun activity, please contact
                         Judy Krupski, Chairlady 

                                                                                
    
       
Jan. 15th:    Bernardo Gardeners Club Meeting
                                Guest Speaker:  Joe Walker
              
                                 
                           Joe and "Suki" displayed on Obraverdeflowers.com                                 
                            Founded in 1974 by Joe and Julie Walker,
                            Obra Verde Growers are located in Valley
                            Center, CA.  Obra, a Spanish word with a
                            triple meaning, is defined as work, product
                            and virtue. Verde is also a Spanish word
                            meaning green.  Obra Verde Growers began
                            with a few varieties of waxflower that were
                            being commercially grown in the area.
                            Sensing the need for a propagator of wax-
                            flower and other interesting cultivars, Obra
                            Verde seized the opportunity and began to
                            dig its niche. Over the last 30 years, Obra
                            Verde has expanded its operation to over
                            100 varieties of mostly Australian, New
                            Zealand and South African species.  Joe will
                            explain how we can grow these varieties
                            with adjustments to our soil.

                               

          Feb. 2nd:    Palomar District's Floral Design Forum
                             Guest Speaker:  Mitsuko Takeya,
                                   Instructor at the Sogetso
                                         School of Ikebana

                                            
                         Program:  Ikebana - Enjoy the simplicity,
                                             meaning and grace

                                  

                            Held at:    Shinoda Design Center
                                             7170 Miramar Road
                                             San Diego, CA  92121

  
                            Time:       12:30 - 2:30 (approximate end time)

                            Fees:        1.  $12/program for NGC/CGCI
                                                                               members*
                                             2.  $15/program for non-members
                          
                            *Bernardo Gardeners Club members are                             members of CGCI.  Please see President
                            Sherry to receive a pass card for the dis-
                            count and to shop at Shinoda Design Center


                                                    

           Feb. 9th:       Bernardo Gardeners Club's
                                  Garden Therapy

                         Where:  Gateway Gardens
                                       12750 Gateway Park Road
                                       Poway - 858-451-9933

                         Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                         This is one of our most popular projects
                         for the residents and our members
                         alike.  To volunteer and learn more
                         about this fun activity, please contact
                         Judy Krupski, Chairlady 


                                                     

        Feb. 18th:    TRIP to the Benedict Castle AND
                                 Jensen Alvarado Ranch
                                       in Riverside, CA 
                         
                         This event is being held on a Wednesday
                            as the Castle is not open to the public on
                            Thursdays.
                                        
                                       Benedict Castle
        

                                   Jensen Alvarado Ranch
                          

                       
                       For all the information click: HERE

                               

     
     Feb. 23rd:   Palomar District Winter Board
                                and Annual Meeting

                         Host Club:  Temecula Valley Garden Club
                                               Wilson Creek Winery
                                               35960 Rancho California Road
                                               Temecula, CA  92591-5088

                            Time:   10 a.m. Board Meeting
                                        11 a.m. Annual Mtg./Lunch/Program
                                                   
                            Lunch: $30

                           
                            For more information, contact Doris Engberg
                            by
phone (in your Directory) or click email.


          
                    

      Mar. 2nd:    Palomar District's Floral Design Forum
                                Their most popular program!

                          Program:  "FLOWER POWER"
                                              Watch as local designers race 
                                              against the clock to complete a
                                              Surprise Package design from
                                              material, container and theme.
                                              Then, like a 3-ring circus, they
                                              show a Signature Design", a
                                              "Round Robin" and a "Wrap-up"
                                              Design.

                                  

                             Held at:    Shinoda Design Center
                                              7170 Miramar Road
                                              San Diego, CA  92121

  
                             Time:       12:30 - 2:30 (approximate end time)

                             Fees:        1.  $12/program for NGC/CGCI
                                                                               members*
                                              2.  $15/program/non-members
                          
                            *Bernardo Gardeners Club members are                             members of CGCI.  Please see President
                            Sherry to receive a pass card for the dis-
                            count and to shop at Shinoda Design Center


                                                      

            Mar. 9th:     Bernardo Gardeners Club's
                                  Garden Therapy

                         Where:  Gateway Gardens
                                       12750 Gateway Park Road
                                       Poway - 858-451-9933

                         Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                         This is one of our most popular projects
                         for the residents and our members
                         alike.  To volunteer and learn more
                         about this fun activity, please contact
                         Judy Krupski, Chairlady
 

                                                      

        Mar. 19th:    Bernardo Gardeners Club Meeting
                         Guest Speakers:  The Flower Girls

                                        

                           Spring is here and some beautiful floral
                           accents will make it perfect.  Betty Childs
                           and Joan Espy are masters at making
                           unusual containers into vibrant planters
                           and are known as The Flower Girls.  They
                           will share with us their knowledge of how
                           to make any planter look wonderful.

                                  
           

            Apr. 6th:     Palomar District's Floral Design Forum
                           Guest Speaker:  Noel Tribby, AIFD
                        
                                        
                         A resident of La Costa, Noel is a thirty-two
                            year veteran of the floral industry who was
                            inducted into the American Institute of
                            Floral Designers in 1991

                         Program:  Just in time for spring and flower
                                             shows, Noel will master the use of
                                             flowers, containers and inspire us.
                                             All the material, etc will be part of
                                             the raffle

                                  

                            Held at:    Shinoda Design Center
                                             7170 Miramar Road
                                             San Diego, CA  92121

  
                            Time:       12:30 - 2:30 (approximate end time)

                            Fees:        1.  $12/program for NGC/CGCI
                                                                               members*
                                             2.  $15/program for non-members
                          
                            *Bernardo Gardeners Club members are                             members of CGCI.  Please see President
                            Sherry to receive a pass card for the dis-
                            count and to shop at Shinoda Design Center


                                                      
        
       
     Apr. 13th:
     Bernardo Gardeners Club's
                                  Garden Therapy

                         Where:  Gateway Gardens
                                       12750 Gateway Park Road
                                       Poway - 858-451-9933

                         Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                         This is one of our most popular projects
                         for the residents and our members
                         alike.  To volunteer and learn more
                         about this fun activity, please contact
                         Judy Krupski, Chairlady
 

                                                      

      Apr. 18th:      Bernardo Gardeners Club's Annual
         (Sat.)                          Garden Tour
 
 


                                                                             

                                           Our largest fundraiser and widely anticipa-
                            ted Garden Tour has become a multi-comm-
                            unity event involving many home gardens,
                            each with a flair of their own.  Whether they
                            be native, succulent, English Garden or other
                            themes, you will come away in awe and be
                            inspired with some terrific ideas for your
                            own home!  More information to come.
 
                          
Diane Scharar, co-chair

                                                      

            May 4th:      Palomar District's Floral Design Forum
                        Guest Speaker:  Gudrun Kimmel, NGC
                         Master Judge, Designer and Teacher   
                                                        
                                 
     
                         Program:  Gudrun will bring the new look
                                             "Downward Thrust" or Cascading"
                                             and show how to use fruits and
                                             vegetables with your flowers
           

                            Held at:    Shinoda Design Center
                                             7170 Miramar Road
                                             San Diego, CA  92121

  
                            Time:       12:30 - 2:30 (approximate end time)

                            Fees:        1.  $12/program for NGC/CGCI
                                                                               members*
                                             2.  $15/program for non-members
                          
                            *Bernardo Gardeners Club members are                             members of CGCI.  Please see President
                            Sherry to receive a pass card for the dis-
                            count and to shop at Shinoda Design Center


                                                     

        May 11th:      Bernardo Gardeners Club's
                                  Garden Therapy

                         Where:  Gateway Gardens
                                       12750 Gateway Park Road
                                       Poway - 858-451-9933

                         Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                        
                         This is one of our most popular projects
                         for the residents and our members
                         alike.  To volunteer and learn more
                         about this fun activity, please contact
                         Judy Krupski, Chairlady
 

                              

     May 21st:     Bernardo Gardeners Club Meeting
                                                                
                                           Election and Installation of our
                            2015-2016 Executive Board


                                           Installation Program followed by a party to
                           celebrate!  Plenty of time to socialize and enjoy
                           the delicious refreshments displayed by our great
                           Hospitality Committee.
              
                                 

   June 29th:    Palomar District Summer Board Meeting

                         Host:   Master Gardener Assoc. of San Diego
                                        9335 Hazard Way
                                        San Diego, CA  92123-1222

                            Time:   10 a.m. - Board Meeting

                            Lunch: $-TBA
                           
                            For more information, contact Doris E
ngberg
                            by
phone (in your Directory) or click email.

                           
                           
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