Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

First Docent Training of the Year

Docent: a person who leads guided tours especially through a museum, art gallery or botanical garden.

Soon there will be more people visiting the Rogerson Clematis Gardens at Luscher Farm, so it’s time to brush up those docent skills or get trained in the Rogerson Clematis Garden.


To start the new season, we invite our current docents and anyone interested in becoming trained as a docent to meet at the Rogerson Garden Collection greenhouse at Luscher Farm on Wednesday, June 28, from 10:00 to 12:00 for training and a tour of the garden by Linda Beutler, curator of the Rogerson Clematis Garden, getting (re)acquainted with each other and the collection. We will be using our new docent’s book. If you can’t come to the above training session, please contact Susan Toler to let her know you are interested in becoming a docent. 

We look forward to seeing you!
June 28, 10:00 - 12:00 (and every 4th Wednesday of the month April through October.)

Please RSVP to: Susan Toler at: sst0916@hotmail.com or 503.314.0218

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

All Hands On Deck Volunteer Day (Round 2)

 We need another "All Hands on Deck" day to complete the work begun on March 31st. Please plan to come to the garden on April 28th for another push to get the Rogerson Clematis garden in tip-top shape for Inviting Vines. 

We'll start at 10am and work as long as time allows. Remember to dress for the conditions (we'll reschedule if it's pouring) and to bring your own hand tools. We still have areas of the Modern Garden that need to be cleaned up and the usual weeding and clean up of the beds around the farmhouse. 

Light Refreshments will be served!

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Inviting Vines Garden Tour

Inviting Vines Garden Tour with Breakfast and Tea. Keynote Speaker Lucy Hardiman on "Breaking Ground: The Evolution of the Rogerson Clematis Garden" and afternoon Tea with Linda Beutler speaking about "Plant Selection of the Heirloom Garden" (with private tour). Bring your friends for a day at the Garden. NOTE: Major sponsorship from Bartlett Tree Experts arranged kindly through our board member Kevin Carr. If you or someone you know would like to be a sponsor, please contact Nancy Dunis at 503.516.8478.

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Propagating & Dividing Clematis Vines

Learn how to inexpensively increase your quantities of the "Queen of the Vines" by cuttings and divisions in the beautiful Friends of Rogerson Clematis Garden.  All materials provided.  Please bring clippers if you have them.  Held in the Rogerson Greenhouse at Luscher Farm.

Classes are $10 for FRCC members, $25 for non-members of FRCC, and free to FRCC members at the patron and Duchess of Waverly levels.

Class Fee

FRCC members at the Patron and Duchess of Waverly level, register here.

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Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Members Only Event - A Combined Strawberry Festival and Solstice Celebration

Refreshments served in the Beech Tree Garden. What better way to celebrate the longest evening of the year than wandering our favorite garden and gorging on strawberries? Not many folks know how glorious the sunsets are at the garden, and how great the photos can be, even with just a phone.  Plan to try all the varieties we have and vote for your favorite. (Hint: try several, wander and rest your taste buds, then come back to try a few more; plowing through all 16 can be overwhelming!). 

We are inviting our farm partners at 47th Avenue Farm (the CSA that operates at Luscher Farm) to join us for this event, since their customers will be picking up their weekly produce that evening. We want to encourage the CSA shareholders to visit the garden whenever they come to the farm for produce. 

Member?  Register here.

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Guest Speaker at the McMenamins History Pub Club

McMenamins partners with the Troutdale Historical Society to host a speaker every month.  This event will be held at the Blackberry Hall at McMenamins Edgefield.  Linda, our curator, will be presenting “Garden Like Austin”.  Here is a link to this series https://www.mcmenamins.com/History .  Plants may be available for purchase.

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Jul
2
3:00 PM15:00

HPSO Gen(i)us Program

Linda will be partnering with Maurice Horn again, and they are planning to talk about unsung clematis species, those garden-worthy role-players that don’t get much attention but that can really pull a garden together (to quote The Big Lebowski).  Books and plants will be available for sale.  Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland. Admission is $5.00.  Doors open at 2:30p.m., program begins as 3p.m.

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Members Only Event - Back to School: Connectives and Sepals and Receptacles, Oh My!”

Ever wonder what in the world our curator is talking about most of the time? Join us as we take a not-for-credit journey into the world of plant nomenclature (it’s okay to call it “nomen-clutter”) and the changing and challenging efforts to update clematis horticultural groups and pruning suggestions for 21st century gardeners. About 45 minutes is all anyone can stand of this, so after the break we’ll wander the garden and put our new vocabulary to the test. No quizzes involved! 

Member?  Register here.

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Members Only Event - “What’s an Herbarium and Why Do We Need One?”

Herbarium specimens (pressed/dried samples of plant parts) are still the gold standard for identifying both species and cultivars of all plants. Every major botanic garden with curated living collections has a herbarium. Our curator has visited several of North America’s best herbariums and will have visited the Edinburgh Botanic Garden in July 2018. Is this Rogerson Clematis Garden’s next big step toward becoming a certified “national collection” and sought- after research facility? Sometimes it takes a deep look into the past to step into the future! 

Member?  Register here.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Garden Seminar

  • Deschutes County Fairground, Expo Center Middle Sister Building (map)
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Spring Garden Seminar hosted by the Central Oregon OSU Master Gardeners.  Open to the public and area Master Gardeners, pre-registration required. Venue: Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Expo Center Middle Sister Building, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756. RGC curator Linda Beutler will be speaking on "Cold Climate Clematis". Lecture schedule TBA.  Check http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/horticulture/mg for further information.

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Apr
16
7:30 PM19:30

Speaker at Portland Rose Society

Linda Beutler, our curator, will be speaking on Roses & Clematis at the Portland Rose Society.  Linda will discuss the beginning of the Clematis collection and the garden relationship of Clematis and Roses and how they are used around the original farm house and throughout the garden. Linda is well known in the Portland horticulture community as she is a frequent speaker at plant organizations, a teacher at Clackamas Community College and an author of several books. Free event, all welcome.

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Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

First Wednesday Lecture at Oswego Heritage House, Curator event open to the public.

At the invitation of the Oswego Heritage Council Linda Beutler will be the guest speaker for this month's first Wednesday lecture at the Lake Oswego Heritage Council House and Museum at 398 10th St, Lake Oswego 97034.  Linda's talk will be "Antiques in the Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm: The Heritage Clematis in the Heirloom Garden".  Doors open at 6:30 with refreshments. Lecture at 7:00. Free of charge.

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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Spring Clean-up

"All Hands on Deck"

Due to cold weather predictions this event has been moved to March 31st. Volunteers joining us March 31st will be doing all kinds of things: weeding and planting clematis in the Modern Garden; assisting with spring fertilizer application for planted clematis throughout the garden; potting up strawberries; plant tag replacement; providing refreshments for their fellow volunteers; prepping sale plants for clematis sales opening day April 6th.

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Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Our Curator on Margaret Roach's A Way to Garden Podcast

Official launch of this podcast is March 12, but it is already live (March 10). Learn about the Rogerson Clematis Garden with the ebullient and erudite Margaret Roach and RCG curator Linda Beutler. Includes lots of pruning tips. https://awaytogarden.com/pairing-clematis-with-proper-partners-with-linda-beutler-of-rogerson-clematis-collection/comment-page-1/#comment-1053641

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Members Only Event - “The History of Luscher Farm and the Heirloom Clematis Garden.”

Join former Luscher Farm Director Karen Davis for an in-depth look at the history of Luscher Farm and its transition from land-grant property to mid-century dairy to its unique status as one of the nation’s few “farm parks”. After a break, our curator will discuss the Heirloom Garden that wraps around the farmhouse and how the plants were selected for it, clematis, roses and all!  This event will be held in the Luscher farmhouse parlor.

Member?  Register here.

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Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

Insights Into Gardening

Insights Into Gardening is a day-long seminar hosted by Benton County Master Gardeners.  Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, new to the area or an Oregon native, you will find plenty of practical, research-based ideas to make your gardening easier, more enjoyable, and more successful. 

For more information and to register please visit: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights

Campus Location:

LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)

Cost:

$33.00

Contact:

Pami Monnette

Contact Phone:

541-766-6750

Contact Email:

pamela.monnette at oregonstate.edu

 

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Seed Starting Workshop

Join us this time of year for our Seed Starting Workshop now when it is prime time for starting plants from seeds.  Learn how to collect, soak or stratify (as needed), start in perlite, and pot-up.  We provide all supplies and seed.  10-noon at The Gutman Greenhouse at Luscher Farm: $10 for members, $25 for non-members.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to our Curator Linda Beutler  at lindab@oregonclematis.com.

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Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Meeting and Guest Speaker Nancy Kartes

Doors open for the annual business meeting of FRCC starting at 5:00 p.m. with the business meeting beginning at 5:45, followed by our very special guest speaker Nancy Kartes.  Nancy, with the City of Bellevue, WA manages the relationship with the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, a nonprofit that provides educational programing, hosts events and raises funds on behalf of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.  

Nancy will offer us insight into the needs of small public gardens and experience in community building, public/private governance and identifying and leveraging diverse resources. She has a special interest in encouraging young people and emerging professionals toward careers in public garden administration and leadership.  

Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S State St, Lake Oswego 97034.   Ample parking in the lot at the rear of the building.  

Please RSVP here. (Meeting open to Members only).

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Curator event: Lake Oswego Public Library Author Series

Join readers at The Lake Oswego Library as Linda Beutler visits the library for their Author Series on Tuesday October 24th. We cordially invite you to join the community and guests while Linda Beutler, curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection shares information about her author and curator experiences, and answer questions about all things clematis.  Linda's Timber Press book the "Plant Lover's Guide to Clematis" will be available for purchase. The library is located at 706 4th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Friends of Rogerson Clematis Garden Docent Program

Docent: a person who leads guided tours especially through a museum, art gallery or botanical garden.

Soon there will be more people visiting the Rogerson Clematis Gardens at Luscher Farm, so it’s time to brush up those docent skills or get trained in the Rogerson Clematis Garden.


To start the new season, we invite our current docents and anyone interested in becoming trained as a docent to meet at the Rogerson Garden Collection greenhouse at Luscher Farm on Wednesday, September 27, from 10:00 to 12:00 for training and a tour of the garden by Linda Beutler, curator of the Rogerson Clematis Garden, getting (re)acquainted with each other and the collection. We will be using our new docent’s book. If you can’t come to the above training session, please contact Susan Toler to let her know you are interested in becoming a docent. 

We look forward to seeing you!
September 27, 10:00 - 12:00 (and every 4th Wednesday of the month April through October.)

Please RSVP to: Susan Toler at: sst0916@hotmail.com or 503.314.0218

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Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Harvest Celebration at Luscher Farm

The city of Lake Oswego Department of Parks and Recreation has a harvest celebration at the farm each year.  This year, the Harvest Celebration will be Sunday Sept 17 from 10-3.

Join in the festivities and celebrate. You’ll find the farm bursting with excitement with a petting zoo, live music, food vendors and local artisan vendors.

Artisan vendors will be set up in the historic milking parlor. The Friends of Rogerson Clematis Collection (FRCC) will open our greenhouse to the public for a special plant sale. Be sure and ask our experts about the best varieties for your garden. There will be a petting corral, live music and "healthy snack” demonstrations featuring fresh pickings from the Luscher Farm Children’s Garden.

Luscher Farm is located at 125 Rosemont Rd. West Linn, OR 97068.  Parking with be available at the C3 Church with a shuttle provided by the Adult Community Center.  Come to Luscher Farm, it’s a step back in time to grandma and grandpa’s farm, just like you remember!

It’s a car-free day at the farm, so please park at C3 Church, 17979 SW Stafford Road, and walk or take the free shuttle to the farm.

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Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Friends of Rogerson Clematis Garden Docent Program

Docent: a person who leads guided tours especially through a museum, art gallery or botanical garden.

Soon there will be more people visiting the Rogerson Clematis Gardens at Luscher Farm, so it’s time to brush up those docent skills or get trained in the Rogerson Clematis Garden.


To start the new season, we invite our current docents and anyone interested in becoming trained as a docent to meet at the Rogerson Garden Collection greenhouse at Luscher Farm on Wednesday, August 23, from 10:00 to 12:00 for training and a tour of the garden by Linda Beutler, curator of the Rogerson Clematis Garden, getting (re)acquainted with each other and the collection. We will be using our new docent’s book. If you can’t come to the above training session, please contact Susan Toler to let her know you are interested in becoming a docent. 

We look forward to seeing you!
August 23, 10:00 - 12:00 (and every 4th Wednesday of the month April through October.)

Please RSVP to: Susan Toler at: sst0916@hotmail.com or 503.314.0218

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