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
Thursday September 11, 2014
Gary Matsouka, Owner
Laguna Hills Nursery
"Grow the best containers EVER!"

We are so happy that Gary & Nancy have finally found a real home for their nursery, congratulations guys! For those unfamiliar with Gary Matsouka, he and his family have for generations been the "go-to nursery" for all gardeners who really want the scoop on how to grow anything. Gary will educate us as only he can...he will be discussing his favorite topic container growing. He promises to reveal his special secrets about growing roses and all other forms of plant material in pots. We are truly delighted to have him back as a speaker. So come prepared to learn and please bring all your questions about how to solve those tricky issues with container growing. Bring a friend and enjoy our first meeting of the season!

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Previous Events

May General Meeting
May 8, 2014
John M. Valentino,
John & Bob's GrowGreen Smart Soil Solutions
"Revitalizing your soil"

Meet the man who provides the best in soil health, John M. Valentino. John is the professional who knows what plants need to flourish. He has been in the plant business for over 30 years and has a vast, collective knowledge that makes him an expert when it comes to helping plants to grow. He is the John behind John & Bob's Soil Optimizer. He has developed GrowGreen Smart Soil Solutions to fill a void in the landscaping and gardening industry. John & Bob's is to revitalize all types of soil and educate others on the importance of fertile, living soil and organic gardening methods. Come learn how you can make your plants look their very best from the roots up! John's presentation goes well beyond compost and into what makes the actual soil structures...Bring a friend and become the best gardener you can be!

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April General Meeting
April 10, 2014
Jose Vergara
Member of the Board of Directors for the El Toro Water District
"Water, it's importance and the actions we can take to conserve this precious liquid"

Jose Vergara has worked in the water business for over 20 years in Southern California. He is a licensed engineer and an expert in the management of water resources. He will explain the history behind our current water crisis and how we came to be where we are today. Join us for this behind the scenes look at our most valuable and limited resource. We will also learn how each of us can conserve and enhance the usage of our own water.

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March General Meeting
March 13, 2014
Bob Martin, American Rose Society Master Rosarian

We are thrilled to welcome back Bob Martin one of our most favorite and entertaining speakers. Bob and his lovely wife Dona have been growing roses for over 40 years. Bob is the current Program Chairman for the American Rose Society 2014 National Convention which will be held in San Diego May 9-12. He is not only a Master Rosarian, but an Accredited Horticultural Judge and an Accredited Arrangements Judge. Bob has written and published over 500 articles on roses.

Bob's educational program will describe tools needed for growing good roses and many unusual tools discovered through experimentation and proved through personal experience. Please join us for this sure to be entertaining evening of rose knowledge. You won't be disappointed...and bring a friend to regale in this fun evening!!!

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