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Division staff news

Additions made to volunteer-services, horticulture and site-management teams and at the Buena Vista Conference Center.




Division volunteer Catrena Moore a recipient of a Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award

Dover High School senior worked on the installation of the re-designed garden at Woodburn, the governor’s official residence.




Woodburn public garden opens

Redesigned gardens at the governor’s Dover residence accomplished through a public/private partnership between the state of Delaware and the non-profit Friends of Woodburn.




The Historical Hobbyist 1.2

Winter Gardening and the Forced Bloom: Bulb Trays and Flower Pots By Edward McWilliams, HCA Curator of Exhibits & C.A.R.E. Team Manager In our previous article from the Historical Hobbyist, we discussed the seasonal pastime of forcing bulbs to bloom in the winter. Of the four containers that this technique involves, we covered Bulb Jars […]




The Historical Hobbyist 1.1

Winter Gardening and the Forced Bloom: Bulb Jars and Flower Bricks By Edward McWilliams, HCA Curator of Exhibits & C.A.R.E. Team Manager When you mention the month “October,” do you think pumpkins, gourds, and scarecrows? I think spring flowers blooming in winter! Yes, October is the time to start bulbs indoors for wintertime blooms. Imagine […]




Buena Vista In Bloom

Buena Vista Conference Center, a set on Flickr. The Buena Vista campus was just too beautiful to keep to ourselves last week. We thought we’d spread some of the love for those of you who won’t make it out to see it before summer’s end. Enjoy! Are there any other historic sites in bloom right […]




HCA Blooms on the First Day of Spring

We wanted to mark the first day of spring by sharing some images of our historic sites in bloom across the state:   Hellebore at Buena Vista Conference Center Daffodils at Legislative Mall   What’s your favorite sign that spring is here?




The Benefits of Volunteering with HCA

By: Lindsay McNinch In September of 2011, HCA launched a new Volunteer Program.  As the Volunteer Program’s first appearance on the division’s blog, I wanted to take this opportunity to showcase some of the benefits you may receive from volunteering with us. Tying in with the Division’s mission to promote Delaware’s historical legacies, HCA’s Volunteer […]




A Blog from the HCA Gardens: Top 5 Things We Do in the Winter

By: Ken Darsney, Curator of Horticulture Being someone who has decided to work outside for a living, there are two questions I get asked more than anything else. The first, which happens in the summer, is: “Hot enough for ya?” at which I reply, “Yes. Yes it is.” The second, and much more legitimate, question […]