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Ruth Rogers Clausen

Co-author, Essential Perennials and author, Dreamscaping

Ruth Rogers Clausen was trained in Horticulture at Studley College in England, and received her MS in Botany from Kent State University, Ohio. Since 1976 she has freelanced as a teacher, speaker/lecturer, and author in the U.S. and Canada. In 2015 Ruth co-authored Essential Perennials with Thomas Christopher (Timber Press). In 1989 she co-authored Perennials for American Gardens with the late Nicolas Ekstrom, which was awarded the Quill & Trowel award from the Garden Writers of America Association in 1990. She has written for The American Garden Guides: Perennial Gardening with The New York Botanical Garden; 1994; Annual Gardening with Missouri Botanical Garden;1995; Trees with Chicago Botanic Garden; 1996. She is the author of Dreamscaping (Heart Books, 2001) and 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants (Timber Press, 2001), which is now in its 5th printing. Ruth has contributed articles to several of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s handbooks, and to consumer magazines including Country Gardens, Horticulture, Organic Gardening, Country Living, and Proven Beauty. She was Horticulture Editor for Country Living Gardener magazine for 7 ½ years. Ruth serves on the Advisory Committee for the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden.


GARDEN 101: Small Space Solutions

Essential Perennials for Terraces and Small Spaces

So many garden desires, so little space. What to do? Join horticulturist Alex LaVilla, and garden writers Ruth Rogers Clausen and Dee Nash for their sage advice on selecting the right plants, creating beautiful combinations for year-round interest, and bringing out the best in the smallest of spaces. Whether you have a small plot of land, or a high-rise balcony, you can have a space enlivened by the beauty of plants that can give you joy.

Friday, Feb 19 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow

Essential Easy-care Perennials for Outstanding Gardens

Although garden geeks are willing to spend hours working on their gardens, many are not willing to do that. Busy lives may not permit time for nurturing fussy plants although the residents of the property expect the garden to reflect their good taste. Check out this selection of perennials that need little maintenance, yet provide a “wow” factor too. Resistance to pests and diseases, especially deer, will be included.

Saturday, Feb 20 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow