April 2, 2024 Meeting

Brent Wigand from will discuss Echinopsis, Trichocereus, and Lobivia. He'll bring lots of plants for sale and share some tips for collecting pollen.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
7:30-9:00 pm

Los Angeles Arboretum, Ayres Hall
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA

Free parking, free admission
Refreshments provided

ESA Membership Drive for 2017

If you are not a member of the Epiphyllum Society of America yet, now is the perfect time to join! For just $20 a year, ESA members receive access to the members-only portion of our website where you can find the Society's quarterly electronic newsletter, The Bulletin, the Society's membership roster, annual addendums to the Registry, and beautiful color photographs of the latest registered hybrids and annual show winners not found anywhere else.

September Annual Silent Auction

CLICK ON "GENEVACOATS'S BLOG" below for details....Please join us at the ESA Annual Silent Auction & POT LUCK DINNER, Tuesday, Sept 6, 7:00 PM at the L.A. Arboretum, Ayres Hall. Be one of the first to see the latest hybrids of Evelyn Shiraki, Darryl Miyamoto, Rudolf Hessing, Don Burnett, Jim Nones, Paul Richter, Don Patterson, Derek Obayashi, etc.  Many of these hybridizers will be there to answer your questions.   Kiwi Treasure Box, Spiced Takuan, Yellow Tang and other "in demand" hybrids will be available for bidding.

Annual Show this weekend


We are excited about our annual show and sale and hope that you are too! Don't forget to bring your flowers, photographs, displays and floral arrangements to Ayres Hall this Sunday!

Volunteers are needed to help with setting up the sales area this coming Friday May 13th, as well as help with show setup and/or sales on Saturday May 14th and sales and general help on Sunday May 15th. To schedule your time, please contact Marrie Caldiero at 626-704-6500 or Geneva Coats at 909-438-8242.

Mary Beardsley

Mary Beardsley, ESA Life Member, past Recording Secretary and wife of Board member Edmund Beardsley has died. Mary was always ready with a helping hand and a kind word. She will be greatly missed. 

Mary's funeral will be held this next Monday, March 14th at 10 am:

Immaculate Conception Church

740 S. Shamrock Ave.

Monrovia, CA


Interment to follow 12 noon, at: 

Live Oak Memorial Park

200 Duarte Road

Monrovia CA

A reception will be held afterwards at the Beardsley home:

218 Greystone

Monrovia, CA


We need your email address!!

Now that our Bulletin is primarily digital, we NEED an updated email address from every member. Otherwise, you won't get your Bulletin by email and you won't be able to access the website to read it there either! Please make sure to submit your preferred email address today to the membership chairman: or use the Contact form on this website. 

Annual September Auction

 (Bid sheets are available for download here.) Come to the general meeting on September first! The meeting features the ever-popular Hybridizer Showcase and silent auction. Please bring horticulturally-related items to donate to the auction. Fill out a bid sheet in advance and bring it along with you to the meeting for each item you are donating.