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.

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:

September General Meeting
September 10, 2015
Gisele Schoniger, Organic Gardening Educator at Kellogg Garden Products
"Soil As A Living Organism"

The Rose Society is delighted to welcome back the renowned gardening educator and expert Gisele Schoniger. Gisele has over 34 years of Garden Industry experience. She holds a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly. Has owned an interiorscape company, worked for the State Department of Agriculture, practiced as a horticulture therapist with seniors and launched an outstanding sales career by helping establish top-selling organic gardening products. She has been a featured speaker at the California Landscape Contractors Association. Her talks are informative, entertaining and upbeat.

Gisele will present "Soil As A Living Organism." Soil is a complex ecosystem, which supports all like on earth. But what is "good" soil and how do you know if you have it? Learn the basics of how to build and care for healthy soil in your landscape using natural and organic materials. Not only will you be rewarded with abundance of crops and beautiful landscapes, but also the feeling of making a difference in the garden at large, this beautiful earth we all share. Please join us for this wonderful inspiring presentation and bring a friend.

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Previous Events

Summer Event at the Fullerton Arboretum
Picnic in the Arboretum
Sunday, July 12th from 1 PM to closing 4:30 PM

Please join the club in it's annual Summer Event! This year we are being hosted by the Fullerton Arboretum. They will provide the table and chairs and even a speaker. You provide your favorite yummy picnic and beverage (non-alcoholic only) and plan to enjoy this wonderful rose garden. This is your time to frolic with the birds, the bees in the flowers and trees! Our speaker will let us know what the Rose Internship program has planned for the next year you won't be disappointed! Please dust off your picnic hamper or basket and come share the afternoon with your favorite Rose Nuts. Look forward to seeing you there...RSVP before July 10th please.

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May General Meeting
May 14, 2015
Randy Ritchie, President
Malibu Compost

We are thrilled to welcome back Randy Ritchie, President of Malibu Compost. Randy has become the mover and shaker of the gardening world over the last few years. He started a wonderful business on the Central Coast rescuing old dairy cows and using their poop to make his world class compost. Randy will teach us with his flair, about truly "going organic." We will learn the ins and outs of what makes compost and compost tea the crucial ingredient for a healthy happy garden. Randy will also teach us how to have the biggest, most beautiful blooms ever while taking care of the environment.

Randy will also enlighten us about the ever-changing, rapid-fire world where terms and words lose their meanings, "The Truth About Organics," looks at the reality of the 35 billion dollar organic industry. Join us for this informative fun filled evening and bring a friend. Who knew learning about compost could be so fun!

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April General Meeting
April 9, 2015
Rose Show Preparation
Jean Hunner, Deanna Flintzer & Bonnie Andrew
Meeting Location will be the Cafeteria/Lunch Room of the Water District

Come One, Come All, bring your favorite blooms and learn hands on how to prepare your roses for our first Rose Show of the season. This is a wonderful time to learn how to ruffle, fix, shine up, cut properly and generally spiff up your roses for the exhibition table. Roses are essential, so are your clippers, gloves, and the names of the roses you bring. We promise when this evening is done you too may become the next Rose Exhibitor extraordinaire! Bring a friend, but more importantly bring your roses so that you can participate in this great institution of exhibition going back to long before the time of Mrs. Miniver!

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