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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November General Meeting
Monday November 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Leslie Gilson, Restoration Coordinator, Gibbs Butterfly Park
Butterflies & Gardening 101
Leslie Gilson has lived in New York, Germany, England and twice in California. The moves occurred over 36 years as a self-described "corporate wife" while she and her husband raised four children. Finally settling in southern California, Leslie became a Special Education Aide and volunteer at Gibbs Butterfly Park in Huntington Beach. As Restoration Coordinator, Leslie has overseen the resurrection of a dead and dying eucalyptus grove and the return of the Monarch Butterfly after 16 years! We will learn about the male and female Monarch Butterfly, how to tag a butterfly, milkweed, and much more.
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October General Meeting
Monday October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Monique Rea, Jewels of Nature Organization
Jewels of Nature, Hummingbirds in Your Garden
Monique Rae has worked with and rehabilitated hummingbirds in South Orange County for the past 22 years. She is also a volunteer for the Orange County home based Songbird Care and Education Center. In addition to being an active speaker, Monique is also an author and artist. Her presentation has been enjoyed at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente Garden Club and Tree of Life Nursery, just to name a few. We will learn about a hummingbird legend, nesting materials, hummingbird rescue, and gardening suggestions to encourage and provide the nectar, food and bugs that these jewels of nature enjoy!
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September General Meeting
Monday September 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
Pilar Vergara, RSSM Member & UCCE Master Gardener
A Garden of Persistent Imagination
Pilar Vergara has been a member of RSSM for the past six years, and for four of those years she was our gracious newsletter editor. Pilar is a well known UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, and an enthusiastic speaker specialized in Edible Landscapes as solutions for school gardens. _
An experienced gardener and landscape designer, Pilar shares a passion for garden tours. She has accumulated thousands of photographs and will be sharing with us some of the gardens that have inspired her the most. Pilar is also known as The Garden Gazer, and you can follow her on Flickr!
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