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 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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Coming Events:

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Previous Events

April General Meeting
Monday April 9, 2018 at 7:00pm
David Bassani, Bassani's Greenscapes, Inc.

David's work-life prior to becoming a professional garden designer includes teaching in the LA Unified schools, serving as a Founder's Liaison with the LA Philharmonic, and six years as an insurance agent with a large national insurance company. David credits his wife with encouraging him to take the "leap of faith" from providing plenty of free gardening advice to starting Bassani's Greenscapes, Inc. The fact that David's garden design work is by referral only is a testimony to his reputation and success!

In his "free time," David is an ARS Consulting Rosarian, a Horticulture Judge, President of the Beverly Hills Rose Society for a second term, and a current instructor of "Romancing the Rose" at UCLA Extension.

David's presentation on rose garden design will also include lighting, companion plants, and watering. I believe that we are in for a great presentation based on this comment from David..."I"m besotted with roses and know that they are an under utilized landscape plant."

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May General Meeting
Monday May 14, 2018 at 7:00p.m.
Suzanne Horn, Master Rosarian & 1st Vice President, Pacific Rose Society
Success with Roses in Containers

Suzanne Horne is an exhibitor, ARS Horticulture Judge, and 2014 Outstanding Consulting Rosarian for the Pacific Southwest District of ARS. But these are only a few of her achievements as a rosarian! This year, Suzanne is a member of the ARS’ Newsletter Evaluation Committee and will head the ARS Horticultural Exhibitors Committee under Bob Martin. You may find articles penned by Suzanne on the ARS webpage and in American Rose magazine. Suzanne lives in Glendale and began growing roses on Valentine’s Day in 2000. Within her first two years growing roses, she won both District and National trophies! Suzanne currently grows about 450 exhibition roses of all types. All of her exhibition roses are in containers, SO Suzanne is uniquely qualified to speak about Success with Roses in Containers!

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March General Meeting
Monday March 12, 2018 at 7:00pm
Keith Rattay, Assistant City Manager and Landscape Architect, City of Mission Viejo
“The Gardens of Mission Viejo” and an update on City projects

Keith Rattay is a licensed California Landscape Architect and has been an employee of the City of Mission Viejo for over 22 years. Prior to joining Mission Viejo, Keith designed several parks, streets and public facilities around southern California, including street medians and landscape surrounding the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda and the Beckman Laser Lab at University of California in Irvine. In the City of Mission Viejo, Keith was responsible for the design of the Oso Creek Trail, several parks and streetscapes, and the World Cup Soccer Center. Most recently, Keith is redeveloping the Marguerite Aquatics Complex. Keith has always had a passion for infusing art into public spaces and has dedicated significant time in creating community-based public art in Mission Viejo.

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