What’s Bloomin’: May, 2021

What’s Bloomin’: May, 2021

Clematis montana “Rubens” What a treat to see this draping wall of flowers in the spring. Hanging from the White Oak at the center of the main lawn of the Rhododendron Garden, it has undoubtedly played a prominent role in many family portraits. It’s...
Volunteer Update: May, 2021

Volunteer Update: May, 2021

It’s remarkably beautiful right now at Hendricks Park. The rhododendrons and companion plants are bursting with color, native plants are slowly unveiling themselves, and the trees are fuller with every passing day. The first park-wide volunteer May Day celebration was...
Wildflower of the Month:  May, 2021

Wildflower of the Month: May, 2021

Oregon Iris (Iris tenax) The beautiful blue Oregon iris (Iris tenax) is well-represented in the Native Plant Garden at Hendricks Park. You will also see hybrid native irises there  – some in startling shades a long way from blue. The many iris species in...
What’s Bloomin’: April, 2021

What’s Bloomin’: April, 2021

Dinosaur Food Gunnera Visit the boggy-area near Rock Creek to see this LARGE-leafed, water-loving plant, looking like something out of the Jurassic. This is a good one for families with young kids. The leaves on this plant are bigger than some of the kids. A bit...
Volunteer Update: April, 2021

Volunteer Update: April, 2021

This past month has been a busy time in the Rhododendron Garden. With spring arriving, there has been weeding galore throughout the garden. This included areas around Rock Creek where some volunteers pulled celandine, while others removed tired-out rushes. The beds...