Sue is a Master Consulting Rosarian and has held many positions, including president, in the San Diego and East County Rose Societies. She is noted for her vast experience and devotion to the care and joy of this flower, which was certified by President Reagan to be the Floral Emblem of the USA in 1986. Perhaps Sue's most rewarding project was working with her husband, the late Dick Streeper, who conceptualized and created the famous Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park. Dick's legacy lives on with these blooming roses. Each year, hundreds of volunteers prune the roses under the guidance of Sue. Consequently, beautiful blooms greet thousands of visitors each spring. Sue can be seen at many rose shows around San Diego County, judging roses and enjoying the company of others who are interested in this flower. Come meet Sue and bring your questions!


Any if you have roses, bring your best as Sue will pick two, the most fragrant one and the one with the best form. Jot down your name on one side of a small piece of paper and the rose's name on the other side. Attach it to your rose container with the name of the rose showing on the top.


For more information, contact Diane Scharar.

March 12th: Garden Therapy Workshop

Where: Gateway Assisted Living, 12741 Gateway Park Road, Poway 92064

When: 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.


Have fun making craft projects with senior residents at Gateway Assisted Living. For more information, contact Judy Krupski.

Speaker: Sue Streeper

Topic: Inez Grant Parker Rose Garden, Balboa Park

Where: RB Swim and Tennis Club

When: 1:00 p.m.

Kniffing's Nursery

May 14th: Garden Therapy Workshop

Where: Gateway Assisted Living, 12741 Gateway Park Road, Poway 92064

When: 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.


Have fun making craft projects with senior residents at Gateway Assisted Living. For more information, contact Judy Krupski.

2017-2018 Upcoming Events

June 11th: Palomar District Summer Board Meeting

Contact Audrey Koble or Sue Mansour for more information about this district meeting, location to be announced.

November 13th: Garden Therapy Workshop

Where: Gateway Assisted Living, 12741 Gateway Park Road, Poway 92064

When: 10:30 a.m. -- 11: 30 a.m.


Have fun making craft projects with senior residents at Gateway Assisted Living. For more information, contact Judy Krupski.

The first trip of the year promises to be a great one! We will be going to Summers Past Farms and Kniffing's Nurseries, so bring your walking shoes and wear something comfortable. At Summers Past Farms, owner Sheryl Lozier will give a presentation on herbs. You will also have the opportunity to shop the Herbal Soaps Shoppe and the Barn Shoppe. The trip continues to Kniffing's Nurseries, a well-respected nursery and local favorite of gardeners and plant society members. Started by Ted and Eva Kniffing, the nursery is known for its service and knowledge. Ted was the host of the Saturday morning radio show, "How Does Your Garden Grown," on KPRZ 1210 for many years. Be ready to shop -- as a club member, you will receive a 10% discount!


Bring a lunch and beverage as there will be a short lunch meeting on the covered patio at Summers Past Farms. Also, please bring $4 for your carpool driver. For more information, contact Audrey Koble.

April 9th: Garden Therapy Workshop

Where: Gateway Assisted Living, 12741 Gateway Park Road, Poway 92064

When: 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.


Have fun making craft projects with senior residents at Gateway Assisted Living. For more information, contact Judy Krupski.

October 9th: Garden Therapy Workshop

Where: Gateway Assisted Living, 12741 Gateway Park Road, Poway 92064

When: 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.


Have fun making craft projects with senior residents at Gateway Assisted Living. For more information, contact Judy Krupski.

2017-2018 Bernardo Gardeners Club's Upcoming Events


We meet on the third Thursday of every month, except August, alternating general meetings with tours, trips or luncheons. In July, we have a New Member Tea (by invitation only).


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


Schedule

Tours/Trips & Luncheons: October, December, February, April, June

General Meetings: September, November, January, March, May

                             1:00 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m. (approximate ending time)

Board Meetings: 11:00 a.m. (prior to general meetings and 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 admitted. The walk from there is less than one block and involves going down a small hill. Those who are being dropped off may use the main entrance parking lot off of Bernardo Oaks Road.


Information

If you need more information or have questions about any of the events, email bernardogardenersclub@gmail.com. If your email concerns a specific trip or event, indicate the contact name for that event in your email.

October 19th: Summers Past Farms and Kniffing's Nurseries Trip

February 15th: San Diego Botanic Garden Trip

Where: Carpool from the Ed Brown Center Parking Lot, 18402 West Bernardo Drive,

San Diego 92127

When: Meet Your Carpool, 8:30 a.m. -- 8:45 a.m.

To: San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 92024


For more information, contact Audrey Koble -- details to come at a future date.

March 15th: General Meeting

Topic: Nominating Committee Presents Slate of Officers

Where: RB Swim and Tennis Club

When: 1:00 p.m.


You won't want to miss this meeting as the candidates for officers will be announced. Contact Audrey Koble for more information.

February 12th: Garden Therapy Workshop

Where: Gateway Assisted Living, 12741 Gateway Park Road, Poway 92064

When: 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.


Have fun making craft projects with senior residents at Gateway Assisted Living. For more information, contact Judy Krupski.

BERNARDO GARDENERS CLUB

Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California

January 18th: General Meeting

Speaker: Gisele Schoniger

Topic: Soil for Different Plants

When: 1:00 p.m.


Do you want to get dirty? Here's your chance as Gisele is a wealth of information on soil and what contributes to a healthy soil environment. You'll learn about the delicate ecosystems that make up our garden soil and the fertilizers and amendments that will help keep your plants happy! For more information, contact Diane Scharar.

December 13th: Holiday Luncheon

Where: Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Road, San Diego 92128

When: 11:30 a.m. -- 2:45 p.m.

Cost: $30 Club Members, $35 Non-Members


Join us for a fun-filled time! There will be holiday music from two singing groups and plenty of fellowship.. Please bring toiletries and an unwrapped toy for a mother and child from Serenity House-Escondido.


Holiday Luncheon Menu Entrée Choices:

  • Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Lemon Sauce, Herbed Rice Pilaf, and Organic Vegetables
  • Stuff Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese and Spinach, Champagne Cream Sauce, and Organic Vegetables
  • Mushroom Fettucine with Organic Vegetables


Each entrée choice includes a House Green Salad, Ice Cream Station, and Beverage.


Make your check payable to Bernardo Gardeners Club. Please write your entrée choice in the memo section of your check. Mail or hand the check to Ginny Dobias, 17031 Oculto Way, San Diego, CA 92128. RSVP by December 1st, no refunds after December 1st.

February 26th: Palomar District Winter Board and Annual Meeting

Contact Audrey Koble or Sue Mansour for more information about this district meeting in Bonita Valley.

May 17th: General Meeting

Topic: Election and Installation of Officers, Volunteers' Day Recognition, School Garden Representatives with Slideshow

Where: RB Swim and Tennis Club

When: 1:00 p.m.


Participate in the election of new club officers and show your appreciation for those who make our club work. There will also be a slideshow by representatives of local school gardens. Contact Diane Scharar for more information.

April 14th: Hats Off to Volunteers

Where: Rancho Bernardo High School, 13010 Paseo Lucido, San Diego 92128

When: 10:00 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m.


Honor the volunteers of area clubs for their selfless dedication to worthwhile causes. For more information, contact Peri Cunefare.

April 2018: Annual Spring Home Garden Tour

Stay tuned for more details about our fabulous annual fundraiser! Volunteers are needed, so this is your chance to be a part of something special. To volunteer or get more information, contact Audrey Koble.

September 21st: General Meeting

September 25th: Palomar District Fall Board Meeting

Contact Audrey Koble or Sue Mansour for more information about this district meeting in Fallbrook.

December 11th: Garden Therapy Workshop

Where: Gateway Assisted Living, 12741 Gateway Park Road, Poway 92064

When: 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.


Have fun making craft projects with senior residents at Gateway Assisted Living. For more information, contact Judy Krupski.

June 21st: Trip to Be Announced

Contact Audrey Koble for more information.

January 9th: Garden Therapy Workshop

Where: Gateway Assisted Living, 12741 Gateway Park Road, Poway 92064

When: 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.


Have fun making craft projects with senior residents at Gateway Assisted Living. For more information, contact Judy Krupski.

Where: Carpool from the Ed Brown Center Parking Lot, 18402 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego 92127

When: Meet Your Carpool 8:30 a.m. -- 8:45 a.m.

To: Summers Past Farms, 15602  Olde Highway 80 in Flynn Springsand Kniffing's Nurseries, 14940 Oak Creek Road in El Cajon

November 16: General Meeting

Speaker: Pat Pawlowski

Topic: Animating Your Garden with Butterflies and the Rose Played by Beneficial Insects and  Birds in the Butterfly Garden

Where: RB Swim and Tennis Club

When: 1:00 p.m.


Pat is a wildlife garden writer, speaker, consultant, and former gardening editor of San Diego Home/Garden & Lifestyle magazine. Contact Diane Scharar for more information.