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.
RSSM holds meetings every 2nd Monday from
September through May, excluding December.
Norman P Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Doors open: 6:30pm
Meeting: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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November General Meeting
Monday November 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Jodie Cook and Gwen Hyman, UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners
Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat
UCCE Master Gardeners, like Jodie and Gwen, are trained to help residents of Orange County become better gardeners through home horticulture, sustainable landscaping, and integrated pest management using University of California research-based information.
Gwen will be assisting Jodie, who is the owner of Jodie Cook Landscape Design.
Gwen will tell us how to experience nature in our own backyard, patio, or balcony by creating a garden that attracts beautiful butterflies, beneficial insects, melodious songbirds, and even a curious lizard or two. We will learn which plants provide habitat for our native wildlife, how to plant and care for any size garden or container, and what to expect throughout the seasons of the year. ONCE YOU CREATE YOUR OWN WILDLIFE HABITAT, JUST SIT BACK AND ENJOY COMMUNING WITH NATURE!!!
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October General Meeting
Monday October 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Kathy Monge, ARS Master Rosarian
Vermiculture, The Cultivation of Earthworms
Kathy Monge is a long time member of the Orange County Rose Society and has been a Master Rosarian since 2015. She will address the benefits of raising earthworms and using worm castings in your garden. COME LEARN ABOUT THESE AMAZING CREATURES & YOU MAY TAKE HOME SOME FREE VERMI!!!
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September General Meeting
Monday September 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Karen Lynn, North American Ohara Teachers Association
Ikebana, the Traditional Floral Art of Japan
Karen Lynn, of Laguna Hills, is a member of the North American Ohara Teachers Association and is a teacher of the Ohara School of Ikebana. The North American Ohara Teachers Association (NAOTA) was founded in January 2001 to shares ideas, techniques, and related information on Ikebana and Japanese art. Ikebana, one of the traditional arts of Japan, has been practiced for more than six hundred years. It developed from the Buddhist ritual of offering flowers to the spirits of dead. What distinguish ikebana from simpler decorative approaches is its asymmetrical form and the use of "empty" space as an essential feature of the composition. JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT THIS UNIQUE & EXPRESSIVE FORM OF FLORAL DISPLAY!!!
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