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 Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Doors open: 6:30pm
Meeting: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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March General Meeting
Monday March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Christian Bedard, Weeks Roses
Rose Care & Culture
Christian is Research Director & Licensing Manager at Weeks Roses where he is responsible for research and breeding work. Since 2005, Christian has produced 3 "Award of Excellence" winning roses and numerous hybrids. Under Christian’s direction, each year about 40-45,000 flowers are hand-pollinated at Weeks Roses Research in Pomona, CA to produce around 250,000 seeds. We welcome this very knowledgeable speaker to RSSM!
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April General Meeting
Monday April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Phil Rogers, Corona Tools
Garden Tools 2017
Phil Rogers is Marketing Manager-Consumer at Corona Tools and is an expert in explaining which of the Corona Tools will best serve our needs. Phil will bring several Corona tools, tell us how to use our garden tools, and explain how to care for our tools to make them last longer. He will also share the history of tools as well as tell us about the new tools available from Corona. Join us to see first-hand what Corona is introducing into the market as well as old stand-by's like the Corona pruner!
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February General Meeting
Monday February 13, 2017
Steve Bening, Star Roses & Plants
What's new in 2017 & Steve's favorites
We are welcoming back Steve Bening, Territory Manager with Star Roses & Plants. Steve represents the Sales Team in the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and in Japan. Star Roses and Plants has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years. Founded in 1897, Star Roses and Plants has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world. Steve always puts on a beautiful show featuring new introductions for 2017 and his personal recommendations!
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January General Meeting
Monday January 9, 2017
Annual RSSM Rosarian Panel
Rose Advise from our Own Experts
Please join us for the opportunity to learn from & ask questions of four of our RSSM members who are ARS Consulting Rosarians. CRs are trained to provide important information on all aspects of rose culture. CRs are also required to keep up on new knowledge as well as up-to-date information on basic rose culture including pesticide safety. They willingly and enthusiastically share their time and talent with both new and old rosarians. The message of CRs is always positive and helpful. Each Consulting Rosarian (Maxine Casper, Terri Epperson, Deanna Flintzer, and Dawn Saunders) will begin the discussion with a specific topic, then the panel will take questions form our members & guests.
****Bring your questions for our Rosarians to the meeting!!!***
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