Meetings

March 12, 2017: 1 PM - 3 PM

Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr , San Diego, CA 92124

Presentation: Plumerias We Love, Part II

Come out for an all-star panel of experts for a lively debate on what the top 10 best plumerias are.
 
Accompanied by a slideshow of beautiful photographs!
Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Raffle and sales tables 

PARKING NOTES: Ample parking is available on site and on nearby streets.

April 22-23, 2017: 10 AM - 4 PM

Annual Cutting Sale

Casa del Prado, Room 101, 1800 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Room 101 at the Casa del Prado (map
Demonstration table for rooting plumeria cuttings
Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products
Knowledgeable vendors & volunteers
Price range: Typically $5-$100
See photos of a past sale 

May 21, 2017: 1 PM - 3 PM

Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr , San Diego, CA 92124

Presentation: Ampol Orrungroj -- Inducing plumeria dwarfism

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Raffle and sales tables 

PARKING NOTES: Ample parking is available on site and on nearby streets.

June 11, 2017: 1 PM - 3 PM

Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr , San Diego, CA 92124

Workshops: Plumeria propagation techniques

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Raffle and sales tables 

PARKING NOTES: Ample parking is available on site and on nearby streets.

July 9, 2017: 1 PM - 3:30 PM

Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr , San Diego, CA 92124

Workshop: Lei making with Kumu Kapena

The meeting has been extended by 1/2 hour to allow for a full 2 hour hands-on workshop with Kumu Kapena.
Bring your own plumerias and leave with a beautiful lei!

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Raffle and sales tables 

PARKING NOTES: Ample parking is available on site and on nearby streets.

August 13, 2017: 1 PM - 3 PM

Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr , San Diego, CA 92124

Presentation: Tex Norwood -- Fertilizers and Seedlings 

One of our most popular speakers, Tex Norwood from Florida Colors Nursery, will talk about plumeria fertilizers and seedlings.

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Raffle and sales tables 

PARKING NOTES: Ample parking is available on site and on nearby streets.

Hawaiian Plumeria Festival: September 2-3, 2017: 10AM-4PM

   Casa del Prado, Rooms 101/104/Patio A/Patio B, 1800 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

    18th Annual Hawaiian Plumeria Festival - Flower Show & Plant Sale
    Everyone welcome! (free admission)
    At the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park; map
    Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products
    Hawaiian Entertainment featuring live music and dancing by Tipanie o Patitifa on Saturday, September 3rd
    Hawaiian Entertainment featuring live music and dancing by Cool Breeze, slack key guitarist Kevin Mullen, and
    Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extensionon Sunday, September 4th
    New! Hawaiian Food by Ohana Cafe

    Flower Show: Room 104

    Entries accepted Saturday from 8:30-11:00AM
    Show hours: Saturday noon-4pm & Sunday 10am-2pm
                                        Hundreds of spectacular Plumeria entries! Anyone may enter.

Plant Sale: Room 101 and Patio
Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
100s of hearty plumerias to choose from
Knowledgeable vendors & volunteers 


October 15, 2017: Members' Luau: 12 noon - 4 PM

Casa del Prado, Room 101/Patio A, 1800 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Closed meeting
Members only
Luau, hula dancers, luncheon, awards & raffles
Our usual product table will not be set up.
Start time: Noon
End time: Approximately 4 pm

Past Meetings in 2017

February 12, 2017: 1 PM - 3 PM

Jean Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr , San Diego, CA 92124

Panel Discussion: Waking up plumerias from dormancy

Ask a panel of experts from throughout Southern California about their techniques for waking up their plumerias from dormancy.

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Raffle table 
PARKING NOTES: Ample parking is available on site and on nearby streets.

Past Meetings in 2016


February 7, 2016: 1PM-3PM

Birney Elementary School, 4345 Campus Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Please note the weekend change to accommodate Valentine's Day--the Super Bowl kick off is at 3:30 and we'll be done by then!

Presentation: Plumerias We Love
Come out for an all-star panel of experts for a lively debate on what the top 10 best plumerias are. Panel experts will be (left to right) Bud Guillot, Jean Thielmann, Roland Dubuc, and Joy Herzog. All four are legends in the field of plumeria cultivation; none of them are shy about expressing their opinions.

Accompanied by a slideshow of beautiful photographs!
Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Raffle & surprise table
No sales table: pre-orders only: contact Shirley at spowers619@aol.com
PARKING NOTES: Ample parking is available in the spaces marked BIRNEY near the chain link fence.

March 13, 2016: 1PM-3PM

Roosevelt Middle School, 3366 Park, San Diego, CA 92103

Presentation: Graywater for Home Use, Jennifer Galey, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

With the current drought and changes in water restrictions in San Diego, we're tackling graywater: what is it and how can the home gardener use it to lower water bills and help water conservation efforts.


About our speaker: After moving to Southern California and working as a therapist and teacher, Jennifer Galey, MEd, found her passion as the Infield Farm Coordinator for the San Diego County Fair and as an Environmental Educator for Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. Over the past 10 years, she has developed educational exhibits and workshops for backyard farming at the Fair that include composting techniques, organic gardening, beekeeping, water conservation, and waste diversion. Solana Center compliments the Infield Farm mission by teaching environmentally sustainable practices that encourage others to be better stewards in their community.

As an Environmental Educator, Jennifer presents at schools, community events and workshops on a variety of topics including composting, recycling, greywater and organics exchange programs.

The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is an environmental nonprofit organization located in Encinitas that provides environmental education programming throughout the San Diego region. Solana Center received the 2015 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for their innovative demonstration projects and waste diversion programs that have kept more than 16,000 tons of organic waste out of regional landfills.

Originally founded as the Solana Recyclers in 1983, Solana Center pioneered the first comprehensive curbside recycling program in San Diego County and one of the first community-based recycling programs in the State of California. In 1996, they left the recycling collection business to focus their energies on community outreach, public education and creating innovative approaches for keeping waste out of regional landfills.

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Raffle & surprise table
Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products

Annual Cutting Sale: April 2-3 2016, 10AM-4PM

Casa del Prado, Room 101 & Courtyard, 1800 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Plumeria Cutting Sale 
Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Room 101 at the Casa del Prado (map
Demonstration table for rooting plumeria cuttings
Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products
Knowledgeable vendors & volunteers
Price range: Typically $5-$100
See photos of a past sale 

May 1, 2015: 1PM-3PM

Roosevelt Middle School3366 Park, San Diego, CA 92103

Open meeting: Please note the date change from the second Sunday, which is Mother's Day, to the first Sunday 
Presentation: Methods of Plant Propagation from the UC Davis Botanical Conservancy, Ernesto Sandoval 

One of last year's most popular speakers is back, this time to give us a brief tour of the techniques used at the Conservatory to propagate plants.  Techniques for better seed germination (sexual) and methods of vegetative propagation (asexual) such as a variety of stem cuttings, grafting, and air layering will be discussed. If you have photos of successful methods of plumeria propagation that you'd like to share with Ernesto for this presentation, please contact us and we'll connect you!

Ernesto Sandoval has been wondering and seeking questions to why plants grow and look the way that they do for a long time.  Now he explains and interprets the world of plants to a variety of ages and experiences from K-12 to professionals and Master Gardeners.  He regularly lectures to a variety of western Garden Clubs throughout the year and particularly to Succulent Clubs throughout the State and elsewhere since that group of plants is his particular passion within his general passion for plants.  He describes himself as a "Jose of All Plants, Master of None."  Ernesto thoroughly enjoys helping others, and gardeners in particular, to understand why and how plants do what they do.
When he was about 13 he asked his dad why one tree was pruned a particular way and another tree another way. His dad answered bluntly "because that's the way you do it.” Since then he's been learning and teaching himself the answers to those and many other questions by getting a degree at UC Davis in Botany and working from student weeder/waterer to Director over the last 23 years at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. He's long left the "mow blow and go" monoculture landscape gardening world and has immersed himself in the world of polyculture and biodiversity by growing several thousand types of plants at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, many of them succulents.  Several of his favorite garden projects involved converting lawns and or water loving landscapes to drought tolerant and diversity filled gardens!  la He likes to promote plant liberation by encouraging gardeners of all sorts to grow more plants in the ground when possible. He loves the technical language of Botany but prefers to relate information in more understandable methods of communication! By helping people to understand the workings of plants he hopes to help us better understand how to and why our plants do what they do and how we can maximize their growth with less effort.

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products
Raffle & surprise table 

June 12, 2016: 1PM-3PM

Roosevelt Middle School3366 Park, San Diego, CA 92103

Open meeting 
Presentation: Plumeria Workshops
We return to our popular workshop format for this meeting. We will have stations set up where experts will cover different topics: 
  • Grafting plumerias with Dave and Dawn Sullivan, using the techniques of Ampol Orrungroj
  • Lei-making with Lori Kilmer. Bring your needle if you'd like to try it out.
  • Hairpiece making with Maggie Forys, bring colored blooms if you've got them.
  • Rooting methods with Irene Jones.
  • Aquaponics with Carl Herzog.

You may choose to visit all the stations, or spend all your time at one station that you're most interested in. The majority of the stations will be outside, so please dress appropriately, whether that is sunscreen or a sweater.
Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products 
Raffle & surprise table 

July 10, 2016: 1PM-3PM

Roosevelt Middle School3366 Park, San Diego, CA 92103

Open meeting 
Presentation: Sean Miller, Plumerias and Insects

We are pleased to welcome back past SCPS speaker, Sean Miller. Mr. Miller graduated from California State University, Chico  in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Plant Systems.  The degree was tailored towards those who study pest/disease/plant interactions. He lives in northern California and from 2003 to present he has operated a small lab, concentrating upon Plumeria as the study subjects. In 2005, he presented a co-authored paper with Dr. Richard Criley, University of Hawaii at Manoa, at a meeting of the International Plant Propagator’s Society, which concentrated upon seedling and adult Plumeria tissues and how to propagate them in vitro.  The study of in vitro specimens continues to this day.

In October of 2007 he co-authored a document which is part of PESTNOTES and is located on the web at http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74141.html.  The document discusses the six-spotted spider mite on Plumeria.  Study of these mites, and beneficial predator insects, continues to the present. He started his studies of Plumeria purely as a curiosity and over the years has learned from them.  Studies of the mite have branched out from Plumeria to other plant species. He maintains a website http://plumeriatc.org.

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products 
Raffle & surprise table 

August 14, 2016: 1PM-3PM

Roosevelt Middle School3366 Park, San Diego, CA 92103

Open meeting 
Presentation: International Plumeria Conference Highlights
Speakers: Ava Chow-Crowder, Carl Herzog and Mike Atkinson

Due to health issues, Paul Weissich will unfortunately be unable to be present at the August meeting. Our best wishes go out to Paul and his family.

Many of our members were unable to attend the International Plumeria Conference in Naples, Florida this year. To give us a taste of the event, Carl Herzog and Mike Atkinson will fill us in on some of the presentations. Our own Ava Chow-Crowder will give us a glimpse into the famous Naples Botanical Gardens.

Everyone welcome! (free admission)
Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products 
Raffle & surprise table 


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