Events Schedule for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Posted by clematis on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection Events Schedule for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

October 18 Luscher Farm Harvest Celebration
FRCC will have our greenhouse open from 11 - 4 with docents on hand to answer clematis growing questions. Two half hour tours will be offered at 12pm and 3pm. Clematis plants will be available for purchase from FRCC and Silver Star Vinery from Battleground WA.

October 22, Annual Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brewing Co., 7675 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219, Multnomah Village upstairs meeting room (sorry, there is no elevator).
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Social hour and refreshments
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Business Meeting
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Linda Beutler’s presentation of the International Clematis Society conference in Pennsylvania and beyond.

This will be a great time to get together. Light refreshments will be available during the social hour. There will also be a no- host beverage bar. R.S.V.P. Susan Toler (preferred) or 503-314-0218.

November 8, 10:00 – Noon: Hyper-tufa Trough Making Class
Troughs are great for growing small alpine, rare, or shade-loving plants. Learn the why and wherefore of making troughs, and leave with a new trough ready for you to unmold and finish at home, with all materials provided. FRCC members $10.00. Patrons are free. Contact Linda Beutler:

February 27, 28 and March 1: Yard Garden and Patio Show

  • Fri and Sat 10 – 7:30, Sun 10 – 5
  • Held at the Convention Center on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. right on the MAX line. FRCC will host an informational booth where we will have our usual excellent handouts to share with the public. FRCC always enjoys tremendous response to this event. I guarantee you’ll have fun! This event is an end-of-winter beginning of spring celebration.


Every Friday from 9:30 - 1:30. Work on the collection at Luscher Farm, both in the garden and in the greenhouse. It’s a great way to learn from the experts. Contact: Donna Soderberg: 971-777-4394 or

Every fourth (4th) Saturday from 10:00 – 1:30. This is the first year we will officially be open for work parties on Saturday. Work on the collection at Luscher Farm, both in the garden and in the greenhouse. It’s a great way to learn about the Queen of the Vines; Clematis. Bring your clippers & gardening gloves. Wear gardening clothes and bring a snack (although we will have tea and cookies for break time which we call, “elevenses”). Contact: Donna Soderberg: 971-777-4394 or

Docent Day is every fourth (4th) Wednesday 10:00 – 1:30 Beginning March 26. Learn how to lead visitors through our Botanical Gardens & greenhouse at the Rogerson Clematis Collection. Contact: Susan Toler 971-777-4394 or

Clematis for Partial Shade Sites

Posted by clematis on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

We often get asked about which Clematis will do best in a north facing location or partial shade garden site.

While most clematis require at least a half day of sun, this handout provides a list of many clematis that will do well in the part shade garden.

Download: Clematis for Partial Shade Sites

Grant to Fund Improvements to the Rogerson Botanic Garden

Posted by clematis on Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thanks to a generous $5,000 grant from the Willamette Christmas Association, the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection will be able to make additional improvements to their botanical garden at Luscher Farm.

The WCA, a nonprofit organization made up of garden clubs and horticulture societies in the Willamette Valley, has donated approximately a quarter of a million dollars to organizations that showcased gardens, trees and projects related to gardening.

WCA Grant

The grant to FRCC will be used to expand the gardens at Luscher Farm for years of enjoyment to all who visit.

The FRCC board wishes to thank the members of WCA for this generous grant.

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