Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by LindaB on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

At the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, Thanksgiving 2012 finds us with much to be thankful for. We cannot let the holiday pass without first acknowledging our members and patrons, who with the gift of their membership materially demonstrate their support for the continued development of FRCC’s collection, gardens, and facilities. We thank the City of Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation department and staff, for their unfailing helpfulness, always a great team and a great attitude. To all of the donor’s of clematis and companion plants, especially the vendors at the Luscher Farm Open House in September, we thank you too. Thanks especially to the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust. It was through their generous grant that we were able to complete the installation of the orchard garden. Everyone who sees the work finds the transformation remarkable.

And we continue to cherish the contributions of Bob and Carol Gutmann, who give to FRCC in so many ways. They, along with Brewster Rogerson himself, continue to be our guardian angels and trusted advisers.

We wish everyone a joyful season of Thanksgiving.

Clematis 'Fond Memories'

Late June Bloom Report

Posted by LindaB on Thursday, June 28, 2012

Good heavens! It might be easier to tell you what isn’t in bloom. In every part of the FRCC gardens there are many clematis in bloom, testament to the value of getting 65% of the collection into the ground. Of particular interest just now is the International Clematis Society Beginners’ Garden, where we have planted many of the clematis on their list of great plants recommended to gardeners unfamiliar with clematis. We have two island bed dedicated to the 60 or so plants on that list, and all of the clematis pictured in this post are from the eldest of these beds. Each of these clematis is proclaiming loud and clear its worthiness to be on the list!

Clematis 'Abundance'

Beginners’ Garden
‘Abundance’ (Viticella Group)
‘Alionushka’ (Integrifolia Group)
‘Arabella’ (Integrifolia Group)
‘Betty Corning’ (Viticella Group)
‘Bill Mackenzie’ (Tangutica/Orientalis Group)
‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ (Late Large-flowered Hybrid)
x durandii
‘Emelia Plater’ (Viticella Group)
‘Etoile Violette’ (Viticella Group)
‘Hagley Hybrid’ (Late Large-flowered Hybrid)
‘Helios’ (Tangutica/Orientalis Group)
C. macropetala ‘Maidwell Hall’ (Atragene Group)
C. mandshurica (Flammula Group)
‘Markham’s Pink’ (Atragene Group)
‘Minuet’ (Viticella Group)
‘Piilu’ (Large-flowered Hybrid)
‘Prince Charles’ (Viticella Group’
‘Walenburg’ (Viticella Group)
WISLEY (Late Large-flowered Hybrid)

The Beech Tree’s Garden
C. apiifolia
‘Black Tea’
‘Fujimusume’
C. fusca
‘Hakuree’
‘Hayate’
C. hexapetala
‘Kirigamine’
‘Omoshiro’
‘Pinky’
‘Roguchi’
C. stans
‘Tateshina’
‘The Velvet’

Clematis 'Arabella'

Baltic Border
‘Darius’
x diversifolia ‘Olgae’
‘Eetika’
‘Entel’
‘Iubelieni-70′
‘Jorma’
‘Justa’
‘Juuli’
‘Kaaru’
‘Kaunitar’
‘Kommerei’
‘Mikelite’
‘Negritianka’
‘Pamiat Serdsta’
‘Romantika’
‘Tentel’
‘Trikatrei’
‘Tuchka’
‘Violetta’

Old Poland
‘Danuta’
‘Gizela’
‘Jan Pawell II’
‘Kardynal Wyszynski’
‘Magda’
‘Mikolaj Kopernik’
‘Monte Cassino’
‘Niobe’
‘Sylwia’
‘Sympatia’
‘Westerplatte’

Clematis 'Alionushka'

In Steppe
‘Blue Boy’
CHINOOK
FASCINATION
INSPIRATION
‘Lake Baikal’
‘Miranda’
MISSISSIPPI RIVER
‘My Angel’
PETIT FAUCON
PRETTY IN BLUE
‘Rose Colored Glasses’
SAPPHIRE INDIGO ‘Cleminov 50′
SAVANNAH
‘Skylark’
C. tibetana subsp. vernayi ‘Orange Peel’

Via Atragene
C. alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’
‘Ballet Skirt’
‘Bluebird’
‘Broughton Bride’
‘Constance’
C. fauriei
‘Foxy’
‘Frankie’
‘Helsingborg’
I AM A RED ROBIN
C. ianthina var. kuripoensis BSWJ700
C. potaninii
‘Propertius’
C. rehderiana
‘Rosy Pagoda’
C. tubulosa ‘Wyevale’

Heirloom Garden
‘Alba Luxurians’
‘Colette deVille’
C. crispa
x diversifolia ‘Eriostemon’
‘Fairy Queen’
C. florida var. flore-pleno
C. integrifolia
‘Jackmanii’
x jouiniana
‘Lady Caroline Nevill’
‘Madame Edouard Andre’
‘Madame Julia Correvon’
C. occidentalis var. grosserata
‘Perle d’Azur’
‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’
C. recta
C. tangutica
C. urticifolia
C. viticella

Front Bank
‘Coerulea’
C. fremontii
‘Gravetye Beauty’
‘Hendryetta’
integrifolia ‘Hendersonii’
integrifolia var. nana
‘Little Belle’
MEDLEY
Mongolian Bells seed strain
‘Princess Diana’
‘Sonnette’
‘Swedish Bells’
C. viorna

Founder’s Garden
‘Blekitny Aniol’
‘Caroline’
‘Chalcedony’
‘Duchess of Waverly’
‘Esprit’
‘Fond Memories’
‘Huvi’
‘Jenny Keay’
‘Maria Cornelia’
‘Paul Farges’
‘Warsaw Nike’

On the Terrace in Pots
‘Aotearoa’
‘Bagatelle’
BIJOU
‘Blue Light’
BONANZA
CASSIS
CHANTILLY
CHEROKEE
‘Cicciolina’
CONFETTI
‘Dark Eyes’
‘Fairy Dust’
FLEURI
FRANCZESKA MARIA
‘Honora’
‘Jerzy Popieluszko’
JOLLY GOOD
JOSEPHINE
‘Mrs. T. Lundell’
‘Natascha’
‘Oberek’
PARISIENNE
‘Perrin’s Pride’
PICARDY
REBECCA
SUGAR CANDY
‘Solidarnosc’
SUMMER BREEZE
SUNNY SKIES
VANCOUVER ‘Danielle’
VERSAILLES
C. viticella ‘Lisboa’

Inside the Greenhouse
‘Andromeda’
‘Brewster’
‘Burma Star’
‘Horn of Plenty’
‘June Pyne’
‘Kiri te Kanawa’
‘Maureen’
‘Prince Phillip’
‘Sharpie’

March 2012 Bloom Report

Posted by LindaB on Thursday, March 29, 2012

In an unprecedented display of precocious exuberance, several Large-flowered Hybrids living in the greenhouse have burst into bloom. We have ‘Mrs. P. B. Truax’ and ‘Wilhelmina Tull’ in full bloom (yes, we have taken cuttings of “Wilhelmina”, and will continue to do so), with ‘King George V’ and ‘Betty Risdon’ hard on their heals. The indoor Montanas are also in their glory. As gardeners, it is easy to forget that our perceptions and judgments of the weather are very different from those of our plants. The clematis at the Rogerson Clematis Collection are telling us that this was, in fact, a very mild winter, and in spite of the snow last week, they are looking forward to a fantastic blooming season.

Clematis 'Mrs P B Truax'

Clematis 'Wilhelmin Tull'

Meanwhile, outside, the Cirrhosa Group along the Terrace Walk seems determined to stay in bloom to partner with the New Zealand Group, which are very near to opening.

What the Atragene Group is waiting for, we really cannot say. ‘Wesselton’ and C. macropetala ‘Mountaindale’ are covered with buds in the Founder’s Garden, and along Via Atragene the show is going to be spectacular any second now!

Montana Group in bloom in the greenhouse:
‘Alexander’
‘Elizabeth’
‘Fragrant Spring’
‘Freda’
‘Gothenburg’
montana ‘Superba’
montana var. rubens ‘Brewster’
montana var. rubens ‘Pink Perfection’
montana var. rubens ‘Superba’
‘Tetrarose’
‘Tsunami Child’ (first to bloom)

Cirrhosa Group on the Terrace Walk:
cirrhosa ‘Jingle Bells’
cirrhosa ‘Ourika Valley’
cirrhosa ‘Wisley Cream’
cirrhosa var. balearica
cirrhosa var. balearica ‘Early Times’
cirrhosa var. purpuracens ‘Freckles’
cirrhosa var. purpuracens ‘Lansdowne Gem’

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