Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Members Only - “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 maintaining its certified National Collection and becoming a sought-after research facility? Sometimes it takes a deep look into the past to step into the future! 

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Clematis (Species) Seed Starting Class

Curator Linda Beutler and Greenhouse Manager Susan Toler will lead you through the several simple steps for starting clematis from seed. We start with collecting seeds in the garden through potting seedlings at various stages of growth. You will leave with bags of started seeds and a few seedlings in pots. All supplies (including seeds and pots) provided.  This is a great opportunity to grow some American clematis species in your garden.

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.

NOTE: This class is full. Thank you for your interest.

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Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Members Only - Save the Date! Annual Meeting!

This event will be at the Lakewood Center for the Arts.

2018 SPEAKER: Join fellow members of the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection annual business meeting.   Our guest speaker this year is Curator Linda Beutler who will share with us our Collection Policy with lots of interaction and time for questions.  

There is ample parking in the lot behind the building or on Middlecrest Street where you may enter on lower level.  Food and refreshments served.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - “Birdening” - Attracting Birds to Your Garden and Backyard

Meet in the Silver Level Backyard Habitat area at the Rogerson Clematis Garden and learn about the trees, shrubs, berries and herbaceous perennials that provide food and cover for the comfort and security of visiting birds. Add water and you have all the necessities for attracting birds to your backyard.

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.

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Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Tea and Gardening with Jane Austen and Linda Beutler

SOLD OUT! Linda Beutler, our curator, will be speaking for Gardeners Connect in Kansas City, MO.  Her talk will be "Garden Like Austen: Plants Jane Knew and Grew and So Can You!"  An authentic English Tea will be served. This is a fund-raiser for the Gardeners Connect scholarship fund.  Pre-registration is required. This event is already sold out. Contact Gardeners Connect about a wait list. info@gardenersconnect.org

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Members Only - 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! 

This event is free to all FRCC members just RSVP below.  Bring a friend for just $5…or a $ discount of off their new membership. Pay their guest fee at the door on the day of the event

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

HPSO PlantFest

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The RCG will be selling clematis at the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus with a number of other "hand-selected" plant vendors in conjunction with the morning speaker for the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. Visit their website for more details about this year's speaker and program, which is from 10a.m. - 11a.m.  Plant sales start at 11a.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Roses & Clematis - Perfect Companions

Combining roses and clematis extends bloom time and adds more color to your garden large or small.  Learn how to make the perfect combinations for color and texture.  Roses and clematis are perfect companions that compliment and contrast.  Lots of gorgeous photos for inspiration in your own garden.

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.

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Summer Pruning for Fall Blooms

Learn how to extend the bloom season of all your perennials, including clematis with easy pruning in the beautiful Rogerson Clematis Garden.  All materials provided.  Please bring clippers if you have them.  Held in the Rogerson Greenhouse at Lusher 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.

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Jul
1
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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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Guest Speaker at the McMenamins History Pub Club

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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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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. 

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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.

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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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