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Laura Watson

Master Gardener, Master Pruner, ‘Clemaniac’ and blogger,

Laura Watson enjoys sharing her ever-increasing clematis knowledge with others. She has grown clematis for over 20 years and currently has nearly 200 in her garden. Laura grows clematis everywhere—in trees, shrubs, and roses, scrambling over perennials, in pots, and on fences, trellises, and arbors. She is a member of the International Clematis Society, the British Clematis Society, and the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection in Oregon, and regularly attends International Clematis Society Conferences in Europe and the US. Laura’s clematis articles have been published in the Journal of the International Clematis Society and locally in PlantAmnesty’s newsletter. She also writes an informative blog entitled Clematis in Seattle. Laura is a Master Gardener and a PlantAmnesty Master Pruner. Recently retired from a seven-year stint as PlantAmnesty’s General Manager, Laura is currently on the PlantAmnesty Board.

GARDEN 101: Stars of Summer Gardens

Clematis for Everyone

Ah, summer. It will be here before we know it, along with the peak of blooms in our gardens. If you don’t have lilies, roses and clematis in your garden, discover some of the best varieties you’ll surely want to grow. Horticulturist Riz Reyes shares his favorite lilies that allow you to have lilies blooming in your garden all summer long. “Clemaniac” Laura Watson will showcase the splendor of clematis and their amazing variety in color, shape, bloom time, and growth habit. And author Nita-Jo Rountree shows how to incorporate disease-free roses that are a delight for the senses, along with ideas for beautiful companion plants. Take their advice and add these summer stars to your garden. And of course, they all look wonderful in bouquets!

Friday, Feb 9 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room