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:

February General Meeting
February 11, 2016
American Rose Society Panel of Rosarians
Open discussion of anything and everything you might want to know about Roses

Please join us for this open discussion led by our panel of American Rose Society Rosarians. But come prepared with your questions...nothing is too simple, stupid or ridiculous to ask. We will endeavor to answer all questions of all matters having to do with ROSES with at least one answer but probably more like six! Now is the time to spring forth with those pestering issues that have been lurking in your noggin. Bring a friend and share in the fun.

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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 & Diane 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 Diane were recognized with Outstanding Consulting Rosarian awards for the PSWD, and in 2013 they received their Master Consulting Rosarian Certificates. Diane and Walt will be talking all about arrangements that one can make at home or do for a rose show.

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Previous Events

Rose Pruning Clinic
Saturday January 16, 2016
9:00 AM to approximately Noon
American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians
Mission Viejo Library Rose Garden, 100 Civic Drive, Mission Viejo
off of Marguerite Pkwy & La Paz

Come one, come all, RAIN or SHINE and learn from American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians how to prune your roses. This is a participatory event open to the public, so please bring your clippers and protective clothing, so you can learn how to prune by doing. Our ARS Rosarians will teach you how to prune every manner of roses; High Bred Teas, Climbing, Floribundas, Miniatures and Old Garden Roses AKA David Austins. Please join us for this fun event we supply the knowledge and the coffee and donuts and you learn!! Any questions please call Dawn at 949-290-6092.

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January General Meeting
January 14, 2016
Steve Bening, Star Roses
New Rose Introductions for 2016

We are so happy to bring back our old friend and Rose Expert Steve Bening for an evening of plant introductions. Steve Bening has been working with Star for over 17 years and has been one of the permanent judges for "The International Rose Trials headed by Dr. Tommy Cairns." Steve will share with us the ins and outs of the best roses currently on the market. Please bring a friend and enjoy this evening of Roses.

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Annual Christmas Party
Sunday December 13, 2015, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Silver Snowflakes Christmas Potluck Dinner, Celebrating our 25th Anniversary
Mission Viejo Swim and Racquet Club
26221 Tierra Circle, Mission Viejo

Please join us for our annual Christmas Party Pot Luck event. Dust off those wonderful Christmas recipes and share an evening of fun and frivolity with our best member friends. Please bring a garden item over $5.00 to exchange.Lest we forget the awards! RSVP before November 30th at 949-837-0434 or or sign-up at our November meeting!

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