Win two tickets to Inviting Vines garden tour

A lucky Random Acts of Gardening reader will win two tickets to the Inviting Vines VI tour on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The tour is a benefit for the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection (FRCC). You will visit private Southwest Portland area gardens, many (all?) of which will have Clematis used in the garden. I went on last year’s tour year with friends and enjoyed myself immensely. So immensely in fact, my garden will be open to the public for the very first time ever on this year’s tour (I am going to be a very busy girl in the coming weeks). Hours of the tour are 10am-4pm. More details will be forthcoming on the FRCC website.

A few Clematis are growing in my garden already, but Linda Beutler, curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, will be stopping by for a visit and consultation so I’ll be sure to have Clematis in bloom in time for visitors on May 25. If you haven’t done so already, you must stop by the Rogerson Clematis Collection and see the amazing array of Clematis they have growing, including the beginner’s Clematis garden. The International Clematis Society developed a list of foolproof clematis for beginners (click here for the list) and many of them are growing in the Lake Oswego display garden.

If you would like a chance to win two Inviting Vines tickets (and to visit me and Barney, my adorable golden retriever, in my garden), please click here and provide us with contact information. Ticket value: $40. The value of the garden tour experience: Priceless! Drawing will take place May 3, 2013.