May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Inviting Vines Garden Tour

Please join us for our annual Inviting Vines Garden Tour with events to celebrate our twelfth year of fabulous gardens featuring clematis. In addition to the Rogerson Clematis Garden there will be four private gardens for you to visit. 

In addition to the open gardens, special event guests will enjoy either a continental breakfast in the milking parlor of the barn at Luscher Farm while Maurice Horn, owner of Joy Creek Nursery (author, speaker, and founding member of Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection), shares his history with Brewster Rogerson and his role in connecting the clematis collection to the brilliant work of Japanese hybridizers.  Or, enjoy the tour and the afternoon tea featuring Judy Alleruzzo and Bill McClenathan of Garden Time TV for an improvisational conversation about their gardening experiences…both good and bad…with clematis in their gardens. If you have time, you may opt for both breakfast with Maurice and tea with Judy and William. There will be lots of clematis to purchase at the Rogerson Clematis Garden and a garden-themed gift basket silent auction benefiting the Garden. Feel free to start your day’s adventure at any of the gardens at 11:00 am if you can’t join us for the special event breakfast.  See you there! Tickets now on sale.

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Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Propagating Clematis via Cuttings and Divisions

One of our most popular classes every year. Limited to 15 attendees, this class explains the botany and technique for successful propagation of clematis via soft and semi-hardwood cuttings. All materials are provided. Because we prepare some of the materials for you in advance to save time, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. We will also demonstrate how to divide clematis, easy to do and nearly instant new plants! You will leave the class with cuttings of several varieties of clematis, and the knowledge to create more from your vines at home.

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.

Options

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

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Cutting Gardens - Planning, Planting, Cutting

Come and learn about what to plant, where to plant, how to plant and how to use a cutting garden.  We'll provide and discuss plant lists all through the season, annuals and perennials that are great for cutting.  We'll also talk about how to condition our flowers to last longer.

Meet at the bunkhouse classroom.


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.

Options

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

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Jul
13
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 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.

Options

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

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Public Class - Floral Design 101/Bringing Your Garden Indoors
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Floral Design 101/Bringing Your Garden Indoors

Bring your garden indoors and learn basic loral design principles including line, texture, and color, whether using a vase of floral form. Learn about when and how to cut and condition your flowers. Each participant will take home an arrangement of their own creation. Please bring a bud vase and clipper to trim the flower stems.

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.

Options

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

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Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Public Class - Breathtaking LO Baskets

Plant materials for this project are identical to those in the fabulous hanging baskets on our city streets. Plants, baskets, planting materials and maintenance instructions are provided. Choose from sun-loving plants or shade tolerant varieties. Leave with your own beautiful creation just in time for Mother’s Day!

This class is now full. Thank you for your interest.

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Breathtaking LO Baskets

Plant materials for this project are identical to those in the fabulous hanging baskets on our city streets. Plants, baskets, planting materials and maintenance instructions are provided. Choose from sun-loving plants or shade tolerant varieties. Leave with your own beautiful creation just in time for Mother’s Day!

This class is now full. Thank you for your interest.

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Feb
22
2:45 PM14:45

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Our curator, Linda Beutler, will be part of a three presentation series about great spring and summer plants, beginning with peonies, ending with roses, with Linda and the clematis tying the two together in the middle! Her presentation will feature “Clematis From Around the World”.

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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Public Class - Hypertufa Trough Making

Join curator Linda Beutler and greenhouse manager Susan Toler for this rewarding and messy class! We provide all the materials you need to leave with your own trough, plus instructions so you can repeat the process at home. Dress for the weather, as part of the process happens outside.

We will be in the greenhouse driveway unless the weather is bitter, in which case we’ll meet in the milking parlor of the barn.

This class is now full. Thank you for your interest.

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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Members Only - "Inside the International Clematis Society: Meet Our Guests"

Join our curator Linda Beutler (and past president of the International Clematis Society), for an in-depth look at the organization FRCC will be hosting from June 16-23rd, 2019. We’ll look at some of their world-ranging tours and their past visits to the Rogerson Clematis Collection. This event will be held in the bunkhouse ground floor classroom. Members attending will have first chance to register for a special lecture during the IClS visit by Dan Long of Brushwood Nursery in Georgia, USA.

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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! 

Member?  Register here.

Not a member?  Join now!

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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.

Please register here.

 

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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.

Options

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

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