In the Archive pages you will find links to all the content on The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden web site. Unlike the main pages, links here are arranged by topic. These topics include links to articles previously published in The Friend's newsletter - The Fringed Gentian™.
Postings may be entirely new articles, additions of older material appearing on the web site for the first time or major updates to previously published work.
Tabs to Other Archive Pages at Page Bottom
Winter 2018/2019: Garden History - The Eloise Butler Years. A year by year account of the goings on in the Garden during Eloise Butler's tenure as Curator. This is an arrangement of the individual history years of 1907 through 1933. 256 pages. Lo-resolution Pdf file 25mb.
Winter 2018/2019: Volunteer bio - Betty Bridgman.
Fall 2018 - Martha Crone and the Wild Flower Garden: A new book-length sketch of the Garden's second curator and founding member of The Friends. Downloadable low resolution PDF file (10 mb), 176 pages. If printed double sided, it is in book format - 8-1/2 x 11 size pages. For better print quality use this higher resolution file (35 mb). These files will view most correctly in Adobe Reader.
Summer 2018 - Carl Wendell Rawson, charter member and former director. Update on the Great Medicine Spring. Research paper (pdf) on the Mallard Pool, other pools in the Garden and history of the Garden name. The Maple Glen adjacent to the Garden.
Spring 2018 - New plant information pages: Bride's-feather, Fen Grass of Parnassas, Henbit Deadnettle, Jimsonweed, Richardson's Alumroot, Western Wallflower, all historical Garden plants. Revisions to info on the Mallard Pool.
Fall 2017 - additional writings and essays of Eloise Butler: Attractiveness of vegetables and common weeds - 1931; Shrubs in the Garden, 1926; Spring Exhibits in the Native Plant Reserve - 1928; The Plateau, 1926; Trees in the Wild Garden - 1926; Wild Garden in 1925; Wild Garden in 1930
Fall 2017: Fall Buckthorn Removal Volunteer Schedule, Goldenrod Galls, Sumac Leaf Galls, Update to Natural Spring History.
New plant information sheets: American Mountain Ash, American Spikenard, Canadian Mayflower, Common Carrion Flower, Ditch Stonecrop, Dwarf Crested Iris, Dwarf Red Blackberry, Giant Goldenrod, Glade Fern, Lily-of-the-valley, Pennsylvania Bitter-cress, Stiff Gentian, Stiff Sunflower, Upright Carrion Flower, Veiny Meadow-rue, Wild Sarsaparilla, Yellow Nutsedge.
March to June 2016 – Completion of the revision of all 610 plant information sheets to flexible screen size, including text revisons, photo additons.