2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 PM, except January.
Click on any event or meeting in the calender below for more details and aprox. duration times.
Upcoming Special Events
The South Coast Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale-At the South Coast Botanic Gardens, Palos Verdes Peninsula-coming on April 13th & 14th 2013!
The South Coast Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale-At the South Coast Botanic Gardens in Palos Verdes Peninsula-coming on April 20th 2013!
"The S.B.E.S. Annual Show & Sale" coming on May 5th 2013!
(See video below of past seasons "S.B.E.S. Flower Shows")
The 14th Epiphyllum Convention hosted by E.S.A. in May 2014
(See the SBES Calender above for all meetings, event dates and times
Click any event in the calender above for full event details)
Scenes of Past S.B.E.S. Special Events
2012 S.B.E.S. Flower show & sale, May 6th 2012
2012 S.B.E.S. Flower show & sale- VIDEO EXTRA still camera shots/video
2010 S.B.E.S. Annual Christmas Party and potluck
SBES Annual Christmas party held on Dec.14th, 2010 at the South Coast Botanical Garden meeting place; The South Bay Epiphyllum Society provided the main dish of ham, beverages, utensils and each member also received a free Epi from SBES. Members also each brought a garden item or Epi plant as gift exchanges, good food, good fellowship, good conversation and even bingo games!
(Below is a slide show of S.B.E.S. events.)
Epicon XII May 2010 Hosted by S.B.E.S.
(Above; Silent auction bidding for Epiphyllum cuttings and plants at the Epicon XII. Proceeds benefit the clubs.)
(Above; Epicon XII a few of the Epiphyllum plants offered for sale there.)
(Above; Epicon XII one of the many plants entered in the show awaiting judging.)
(Above; Epicon XII one of the many bloom displays made by society members.)
(Above;A presentation at Epicon XII by Dr. Rudi Dorsh "A review of the Curt Knebel hybrids and new Epi hybrids from Helmut Paetzold of Germany"
(Above left to right; L- A few of the plants brought to Epicon XII by members. R-Some of the Epiphyllum blooms on display.)
(Above; Epicon XII Many hard to find Epiphyllum books were also available.)
What is Epicon?
Info; The Epicon is held every 2 years and the Epiphyllum societies rotate hosting this event. The San Diego Epiphyllum Society hosted the first EPICON in 1988. Epicon is a day-long event with guest speakers, lots of blooms! A flower show and a time when Epi lovers can meet, discuss hybridization, compare hybrids and blooms, many trade cuttings and plants, Epiphyllum news & happenings. The Epicon has been held every other year since 1988 the three Southern California Epiphyllum Societies have taken turns hosting the EpiCons.
( Please note; The San Francisco Epiphyllum Society is not in the list below due to any exclusion instead the members of this club did not feel prepared enough to host this event, also the 3 Southern California clubs are fairly close to each other aprox. 45min. up to 2 hours drive apart so logistics may have also been a factor as the state of California is extremely long and driving distance is aprox. from 8 to 10 hours, but its always possible that the S.F.E.S. could be a host of an Epicon in the near future.)
PAST EPICONS; EpiCon VII was hosted by the South Bay Epiphyllum Society in May 2010. The prior EpiCon VI was hosted by ESA in May 2008. So as its a rotation the 2012 EpiCon XIII will be hosted by SDES.
Below is a complete list of all Epicons since inception by roman numerals/year and name of the Epiphyllum Society that hosted the event.
Epicon I 1988 hosted by SDES (The first Epicon #1)
Epicon II 1990 hosted by ESA #2
Epicon III 1992 hosted by SBES #3
Epicon IV 1994 hosted by SDES #4
Epicon V 1996 hosted by ESA #5
Epicon VI 1998 hosted by SBES #6
Epicon VII 2000 hosted by SDES #7
Epicon VIII 2002 hosted by ESA #8
Epicon IX 2004 hosted by SBES #9
Epicon X 2006 hosted by SDES #10
Epicon XI 2008 hosted by ESA #11
Epicon XII 2010 hosted by SBES #12
Epicon XIII 2012 hosted by SDES #13
Epicon XIV 2014 hosted by ESA #14 (Next Epicon event)
May 2010 S.B.E.S. Flower Show
(Above; Epiphyllum flower show-judging displayed by flower class)
(Above; Epiphyllum plant judging May 2010 flower show.)
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*Editor and Membership secretary: Dick Kohlschreiber
*Treasurer: Don Burnett
*Director: Jeanne Young
*Director: Darrell Jenkins
*Director: Evelyn Shiraki
Open positions for 2011; one Directorship available
How Can I Volunteer at S.B.E.S. Events & Functions?
Why not have some fun and enjoy the comaradarie of fellow Epi growers? Get involved and volunteer at upcoming SBES events or functions it only takes a little bit of your time, with a minumum of only an hour or two once a month. Contact the membership secretary to find out how you can get started with SBES today!
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(Above pictured; The day after Epicon XII Sunday May 2010 at S.B.E.S. President Tony Yanko's home. Several Epiphyllum Hybridizers got together for a backyard barbecue curtesy of Tony before everyone had to head back home. Clockwise starting at bottom 6 O'Clock is Evelyn Shiraki-SBES director and Darryl Miyamoto, Keith and Pat Ballard-ESA, Dr. Rudi Dorsh from Texas, Tony Yanko-SBES President, Yvonne and Andrew Bruton from New Zealand, Rudolf Hessing from Germany, Don Burnett-SBES treasurer, Dr. Dick Kohlschreiber-SBES editor,membership and in charge of new ESA hybrid registrations.
SBES Member & Epi hybridizer Don Burnett's Webpage & photos
(Below is a slideshow of several hybrids created and varieties grown by Don Burnett)