Now in our 68th year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary*
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Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
A review of the five earliest Spring wildflowers. Photos and text
There's a patch of old snow in a corner
That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
Had brought to rest.
It is speckled with grime as if
Small print overspread it,
The news of a day I've forgotten--
If I ever read it.
"Wearied by winter’s drab and somber tone, this weathered look is soon erased when the sun mounts in the sky and we are again safe through the winter storms. Any day now there will be a whisper of spring in the wind and another winter has blown itself out"
Martha Crone, former Garden Curator from The Fringed Gentian™, 1961