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Linda Beutler

Curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection and author, Plant Lovers Guide to Clematis

For nearly ten years Linda Beutler has been the Curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, located within the Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, a “farm-park” in the Lake Oswego, Oregon Parks and Recreation system. Linda has been an adjunct instructor of Horticulture at Clackamas Community College for over 20 years, specializing in herbaceous perennials. She is the current President of the International Clematis Society. She has been a professional garden writer since 1996, and her latest book is Plant Lovers Guide to Clematis (Timber Press, 2016). Linda is a perennial guest on “In The Garden” with Mike Darcy and has made numerous appearances on Garden Time TV. She has been a featured guest on Diana Reeck’s radio/podcast, “Down in the Dirt with Diana,” broadcasting from KMUZ in Salem, OR. In 2012 Linda began a new hobby, writing Jane Austen Fan Fiction. Her first title, The Red Chrysanthemum (Meryton Press, 2013), combined many loves: heirloom plant research, the meaning of flowers, and Pride and Prejudice. The Red Chrysanthemum won a silver “IPPY” for Romance Writing in 2014 from the Independent Publishers’ Association of America. Meryton Press has published three more of Linda’s novels. The heirloom plant research continues, and in 2015 she presented “Garden Like Austen: Plants Jane Knew and Grew” as a break-out session for the Jane Austen Society of North America’s annual convention.

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Oh Grow Up! Clematis Contained

Thinking about growing clematis in containers, but unsure which to try and where to start? Join Rogerson Clematis Garden Curator Linda Beutler for a complete run down of how to choose the right clematis, the right pot, the right placement, and even the right soil! Growing gorgeous clematis in a container is a great way to use vertical space when you are space challenged with a small patio or a balcony!

Wednesday, Feb 22 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

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