Volunteer Update:  April, 2022

Volunteer Update: April, 2022

Volunteers with the Free the Forest and Forest Keepers programs have been busy in the forest in recent months, removing invasive species and clearing spaces around new plantings. Free the Forest meets the first Saturday morning of every month, while Forest Keepers is...
What’s Bloomin’: April, 2022

What’s Bloomin’: April, 2022

Glory of the Snow Chionodoxa sardensis The genus name is derived from the Greek words chion, meaning snow, and doxa, meaning glory. An early bloomer, it often pokes up through the snow in western Turkey, where this small bulb is native. The small,...
Volunteer Update: March, 2022

Volunteer Update: March, 2022

It’s been a busy winter for volunteers at Hendricks Park. Many a cold Tuesday morning has found a hardy group eager to get to work in the Rhododendron Garden. Several weeks went into enlarging a bed on the main lawn to make way for a selection of new...
Wildflower of the Month: March, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: March, 2022

Fawn Lily Fawn lilies (Erythronium spp.) are among our most beautiful spring wildflowers. There is a variety of species, mostly found in North America with several in Oregon. The cream-colored Oregon fawn lily (E. oregonum, shown here) is the most common species in...
What’s Bloomin’: March, 2022

What’s Bloomin’: March, 2022

Hellebores Commonly called hellebores, the genus Helleborus consists of over 20 evergreen, perennial, flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae. They originated in Europe and Asia, with a concentration of species found in the Balkan region. Hellebores are widely...