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Inviting Vines VI garden tour showcases clematis
Verdure voyeurs will be in for a treat May 25, when the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection presents Inviting Vines VI, a tour of five private gardens in Southwest Portland and the Rogerson Clematis Collection garden at Luscher Farm.
The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will showcase how local gardeners integrate clematis, a climbing plant of the buttercup family known as the "Queen of Vines," into their personal gardens.
Attendees will also be treated to a visit to the Rogerson Clematis Collection garden at Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego. Occupying a 2-acre parcel surrounding a circa-1900 farmhouse, garden areas include the Heirloom garden, which showcases pre-World War I clematis, roses and cottage garden plants, the Beech Tree's garden, home to Japanese clematis species and cultivars in a bird-friendly setting, the Front Bank, which features many North American native clematis and the Balkan Garden, which clematis from Eastern Europe inhabit.
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at rogersonclematiscollection.org and at several locations in the Portland metropolitan area including Dennis Seven Dees Nursery, 1090 McVey Ave., Lake Oswego.
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