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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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! 

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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! 

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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.

Class Fee

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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.

Registration for this class is now closed.

 

 

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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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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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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
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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