Meetings & Events






The purpose of this society is to study, educate, and encourage the culture of roses in
every practicable way and to exhibit, as desired, properly conditioned roses of the highest quality.


Monthly Meetings
RSSM holds meetings every 2nd Thursday from
September through May, excluding December.

Location:
Santa Margarita Water District Building
{Just south of Oso Parkway}
26111 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Doors open: 6:30pm
Meeting: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Coming Events:

May General Meeting
May 12, 2016
Elizabeth Millar, The Water Saving Granules Company
Water Saving Granules products, developed twenty years ago in Australia

Elizabeth Millar is Commercial Sales Manager, North America for The Water Saving Granules Company Inc. She is the sales contact for the Australian parent company that saw a need some twenty years ago for safe water-saving products for commercial and retail applications. Australia is prone to droughts and experiences major water shortages similar to what we are experiencing in California. Australian horticulture scientists developed the biodegradable and non-toxic granular product,and trials of the formulas have yielded positive results with growers, universities, garden-writers and end users.

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September General Meeting
September 8, 2016
Bob Allen, Entomologist


Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Garden

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October General Meeting
October 13, 2016
Dona Martin,ARS Consulting Rosarian, horticultural judge, and award-winning rose photographer


Photographing Roses

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November General Meeting
November 10, 2016
Matt Rayall, Serrano Creek Soil Amendments


Compost and Your Soil

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Previous Events

April General Meeting
April 14, 2016
Chris Roy, Orange County Farm Supply
Answers to any kind of garden, bird, or rodent question

Chris Roy is the author of "Chris' Corner" on the Orange County Farm Supply website. His family has owned OC Farm Supply since 1963, and Chris has been active in the business from his teens. However, Chris has enjoyed gardening from the age of five when he watched his first radishes grow. Chris said he is most comfortable "shooting from the hip"...so come prepared with your questions written down!

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Speaker Line Up for 2016 General Meetings




May: Elizabeth Millar of Water Saving Granules September: Bob Allen on "Encouraging Native Pollinators" October: Dona Martin on "Photographing Roses" November: Matt Rayall of Serrano Creek Soil Amendments

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March General Meeting
March 10, 2016
Diana & Walt Kilmer, Master Consulting Rosarians
All about arrangements for home or for a rose show

We are so lucky to have Walt & Diana back before they relocate to Colorado to be near family. Since 2002, the Kilmers have run a landscape design company, "The Rose Doctors" in which they use roses as the focal point of their designs. In 2005, Walt and Diana were recognized with Outstanding Consulting Rosarian awards for the PSWD, and in 2013 they received their Master Consulting Rosarian Certificates. Diana and Walt will be talking all about arrangements that one can make at home or do for a rose show.

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