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 Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Doors open: 6:30pm
Meeting: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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May General Meeting
Monday May 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Tom Cooney, Master Rosarian for the American Rose Society
Growing Beautiful Roses
Tom Cooney has been a Master Rosarian for the American Rose Society for 10 years. He is also a Past President of the Orange County Rose Society and a member of Santa Clarita, California Coastal, Pacific, and San Diego Rose Societies. Tom has been growing roses for over 40 years and is an accomplished Rose Exhibitor. He and his wife Miriam, who is a Consulting Rosarian and certified Rose Judge with ARS, grow over 350 roses in their garden. Among their roses are Hybrid Teas, Floribunda’s, Shrubs, Old Garden Roses, as well as Miniatures and Mini Floras. Tom will provide an evening full of information on the things necessary to grow healthy, productive roses from the basics to how to handle insect & disease problems. THIS WILL BE A GREAT MEETING FOR ALL LEVELS OF ROSARIANS, beginners to advanced...and those thinking about planting roses!!!
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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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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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