What’s Bloomin’: May,2022

What’s Bloomin’: May,2022

Bleeding Heart The common bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) gets its name from its heart-shaped, white or pink flowers that dangle like pendulous drops from a slender stem. Bleeding hearts are woodland plants that like the shade and bloom in the cool of...
Winter Update, 2022

Winter Update, 2022

A snow storm at the end of December briefly transformed the park into a monochromatic wonderland. Fortunately, there was very little damage to trees and other plants from the storm. The Birthday Match fundraising challenge to celebrate the Friend’s twentieth...
Late-Summer Update: 2021

Late-Summer Update: 2021

Summer is coming to an end. After several severe heat waves and an extended drought, fall will soon arrive. Fall is a busy season for Friends activities in the park, with new Free the Forest and Walking Tour events now posted in calendars under Activities on the...
Mid-Summer Update: 2021

Mid-Summer Update: 2021

Anemone Summer is in full swing at the park. Volunteers continue to weed, mulch and otherwise beautify the Rhododendron Garden on Tuesday mornings and the Native Plant Garden on Thursday mornings. New gravel has been spread on the loop trail around the main lawn, a...
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...
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...