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.

Location:
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:

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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Previous Events

February General Meeting
Monday February 12, 2018
Kathy Moine, Nursery Sales Manager, Green Thumb Nursery
Rose Care & Maintanence..and More

Kathy Moine has worked at Green Thumb Nursery for 23 years and has been the Nursery Sales Manager for 19 of those years. Kathy says she feels a "passion is to teach and to help others become successful gardeners." Kathy Moine has also been an advanced California Certified nursery woman for the past 21 years. Her general certification includes overall general plant knowledge; plant identification and Latin names of over 200 varieties; fertilizers, insecticides, and fungicides; and landscape design. The advanced certification covers pests, weeds and diseases; irrigation; rose care and maintenance; and advanced sales techniques.

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January General Meeting
Monday January 8, 2018 at 7:00p.m.
RSSM ARS Consulting Rosarians
Rosarian Panel

We will start off 2018 with an evening full of information, hints and fun with our very own ARS Consulting Rosarians: Maxine Casper, Terri Epperson, Deanna Flintzer, and Dawn Saunders. CRs are trained to provide important information on rose culture. They willingly and enthusiastically share their time and talent with both new and experienced rose growers. All CRs are required to earn a minimum of 4 credits within each 4 year period after becoming a CR, so they have the up-to-date info on growing roses. They are committed to keeping the information simple, understandable and positive. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BRING YOUR QUESTIONS...AND BRING A FRIEND!!!

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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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