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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™.

A chronological listing of new postings to the web site.

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.

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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.

Winter 2018/2019: Updated seasonal photo thumbnail pages - Spring; Late Spring; Early Summer; Late Summer; Autumn; Late Summer fruits and seeds.; Autumn fruits and seeds.

Fall 2018 - New Plant information sheets: Brittle Bladder Fern, Bur Cucumber, Marsh Blue Violet, Marsh Fern, Swamp Thistle, Wood Lily.

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 - Illustrated Articles: Basswood Tree; Birch Trees; Cedars and Spruces - Life saving trees; Kentucky Coffeetree; Tamaracks.

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.

Summer 2018 - New plant information pages: Buckbean, Cockspur Hawthorn, Labrador Tea, Leatherleaf, Maclosky's Violet, Purple Pitcher Plant, Starflower, Stemless Lady's-slipper, Wood Lily.

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.

Winter 2017/2018 - Updated seasonal plant thumbnail pages: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Late Summer seeds, Autumn, Autumn seeds. Associated downloadable pdf versions also updated.

Winter 2017/2018 - Garden and Friends History years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,

Fall 2017 - Garden History years: 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932.

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.

Summer 2017: Friends Notecards; Plant Photo Identification Book for the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden; New desk for the Martha E Crone Shelter.

Febuary 2017: Natural Springs in and near the Garden; bio of Past Friends President Robert Dassett; Updated page on the Great Medicine Spring, Poems from past issues of the Fringed Gentian™.

January 2017: Founders of the Friends; Bios of Directors: Russell H. Bennett; Dorothy Walton Binder; Donald C. Dayton; Whitney Eastman; Leonard F. Ramberg.

January 2017: New Histories for years 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958. Historical list of Officers. Historical List of Directors.

December 2016 - New histories for the years 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007.

November 2016 - Thumbnail photo pages of Garden flowers updated: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Autumn.

November 2016 - Development of the Fern Glen, Ferns in the Garden, thumbnails revised.

September 2016 - New Plant Information Sheets: Pale-spike Lobelia, Rock Elm.

August 2016 - New Plant Information Sheets: Bristly Buttercup, Dog Fennel, Fox Sedge, Meadowsweet, Narrowleaf Hawksbeard, Purple Marshlocks, Queen Anne's Lace, Soft Fox Sedge.

July 2016 - New Plant Information Sheets: Male Fern, Marginal Wood Fern, Monkey Flower, Northern Bugleweed, Swamp Candles, Wild Hyacinth

March to June 2016 – Completion of the revision of all 610 plant information sheets to flexible screen size, including text revisons, photo additons.

February 2016 – New Plant Information Sheets: Common Chickweed, Cream Pea, Downy Woodmint, Garden Valerian, Pale Smartweed, Wild Yam



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