The largest portion of the Rogerson Clematis Garden is devoted to heirloom roses (at the City's request) combined with vintage clematis and companion plants. The first family to build the farmhouse lived there until around the beginning of World War I, and so we arbitrarily chose to populate Beds 5 through 13 with plants of all kinds available in cultivation prior to 1914. These beds wrap around the farmhouse, embellising the shrubs planted bu the Luschers and enrobing the porches and arbors that ajoin the house.
Linda Beultler is a fearless gardener who grows a variety of plants on a simple, flat 50' x 100' city lot in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Her first love was growing flowers and foliage for cutting. That focus changes when Linda purchased her first clematis as a misnamed plant in the late 1980s.
Linda has been the curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection at Luscher Farm since July 2007. She was elected president of the International Clematis Society in June 2013, and will serve until the summer of 2018.
Linda Beultler has been an instructor of horticulture at Clackamas Community College since 1996. She is the author of three books on gardening published through Timber Press; the most recent is Plant Lovers Guide to Clematis (2016).