Gardeners are met each spring by a confounding selection of clematis accompanied by a baffling array of pruning “rules”. Join Rogerson Clematis Collection curator Linda Beutler for an evening of illustrated clarification and demystification.
Linda Beutler is a fearless gardener who grows a great number of plants on a simple, flat 50’ x 100’ city lot in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. She was a professional florist for 20+ years, and her first love in her own garden was growing flowers and foliage for cutting. That focus started changing when Linda purchased her first clematis as a misnamed plant. Her personal collection of this genus now numbers 250 separate species and cultivars.
This passion for clematis led to the publication of her first book, Gardening with Clematis (Timber Press, 2004). Clematis not withstanding, hers is a fully functioning organic cottage garden, including fruit trees and room for favorite vegetables, in a style appropriate for her 1907 cottage home. Linda is one of two Vice Presidents of the International Clematis Society (I.Cl.S.). She is a founding member of the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection (in 2003), and served on their Board of Directors until she was named the collection’s first curator, beginning July 2007. Linda Beutler has been an instructor of horticulture at Clackamas Community College (CCC) for 13 years. In spring 2007, Timber Press presented her second book, Garden to Vase, on growing and using your own cut flowers, featuring photography by Allan Mandell.
When: Tuesday, November 9, 7pm
Where: Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont St., parking on 54th. Enter on west side of building.
Who: Everyone is welcome!
Presented by: Multnomah County Chapter of the Oregon Master Gardeners Association