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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-May, 2021

Volunteer Update: April-May, 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...

Wildflower of the Month, April 2021

Wildflower of the Month, April 2021

Western Trillium Some of our most familiar and well-loved wildflowers bloom in April. Western trillium (Trillium ovatum) is among the first.  Unmistakable with its three big leaves and solitary pure white flower, it glows like a beacon in Hendricks Park’s forest,...

Volunteer Update: March-April, 2021

Volunteer Update: March-April, 2021

In recent weeks, volunteers have weeded, edged, mulched, and then weeded some more around the main loop of the Rhododendron Garden and down Barto’s path. Last week, they moved to the xeric meadow and rock creek bed to keep sprucing things up for spring. In the Native...

What’s Bloomin’, March 2021

What’s Bloomin’, March 2021

Snowdrop Galanthus Dainty and bright, cloaked in white, these blooms herald in the spring. Come and see them, welcome the warmth and cheer they bring. They appear throughout the Rhododendron Garden. See how many you can find! Contributed by Denise Rubenstein.

Wildflower of the Month, March 2021

Wildflower of the Month, March 2021

Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) is one of the first native shrubs to bloom in Spring, usually appearing by mid-March. You may find it in all sections of the park. The flowers are red, pink or, rarely, white and it adapts well to garden conditions. Somewhat...

What’s Bloomin? – Sweetbox Sarcococca

What’s Bloomin? – Sweetbox Sarcococca

Not too many shrubs reach their peak in the middle of winter, but this glossy-leafed evergreen does just that, located throughout the garden. Tiny white flowers offer a sweet vanilla scent. Denise Rubenstein posts What's Bloomin' at the Rhododendron Garden kiosk. They...

Volunteer Update for 21 February 2019

Volunteer Update for 21 February 2019

This past Tuesday in the Rhododendron Garden volunteers weeded and dug their way down Barto's Path. We removed loads of native snowberry and rushes that were a little too happy in the irrigated spaces of the Rhodie garden and transplanted quite a few of them to an...

Volunteer News for week of February 15

Volunteer News for week of February 15

Last week a crew of twenty-five, including seven young men from a UO fraternity, weeded, mulched, and dug their way up the Summit Path. This coming Tuesday, Feb 16, in the Rhodie garden, volunteers will help beautify the garden areas along Barto's Path, one of the...

What a Year It’s Been!

What a Year It’s Been!

In the third week of March, due to COVID-19 guidelines, Parks and Open Space cancelled all group volunteer events, first through April 8 and then through May 11. Hendricks Park Volunteer Coordinator Christina Bentrup, who doubles as gardener in the Native Plant...