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™.
Original date of published articles given in brackets
A Rookie's Top Five Wildflower Garden Volunteer Experiences. – Volunteer Donna Ahrens reviews her first year experiences as a volunteer in the Martha Crone Shelter.
Art by Members of The Friends – Artistic images from the Garden by four Friends members are presented and discussed. (Fall 2010)
Audio segment about the Garden – KFAI MN Legacy Project 6 minute audio recording about Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. Listen to Susan Wilkins and others. This link takes you to the Legacy Site.
Borer, Loren (PDF 160 KB) – The Garden's program coordinator is interviewed by Donna Ahrens and we learn about her background and why she likes the Garden. (Fall 2011)
Clinton Odell Essay – Friends founder Clinton Odell writes of the uniqueness of the Garden and why The Friends were founded
Dedication Poem for Martha Crone Shelter. – Poem by Betty Bridgman written as a letter of thanks from the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden.
From Friends to Friends – PDF file of a booklet by Gloria Miller of photos and poems of the Garden. (2.9mb file size)
John and Joan Haldeman and the Garden - pdf file – John and Joan Haldeman, married in the Garden in 1981, reflect on their 30 years together with the Garden. (Winter 2012) (302kb)
Ode to the Friends and the Garden – Ode to The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden on their 30th Anniversary and the 75th Anniversary of the Wildflower Garden, written by Betty Bridgman.
Poems for each season – A listing and links to our collection of seasonal poems that have been used in the "seasonal poem" section of this website's home page.
Poet's Corner – A collection of poems reflecting on nature, contributed by Friends of the Wild Flower Garden.
Wm. Toivonen's Thoughts – Toivonen has known the Garden since childhood. He writes of some experiences and also writes on Thoreau's Walden and the similarity to the Garden.
100 Years and Counting – Curator Susan Wilkins reflects on the legacy of Eloise Butler (2008)
50th Anniversary Recollections – Garden recollections of Harriet Betzold, Betty Bryan, Robert and Betty Dassett, and Marie Demler, on the 50th Anniversary of the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden.
50th Anniversary Recollections – Garden recollections of J. S. Futcher, Karol Pieper Gresser, John Haldeman, Marguerite Harbison, and Lynne Holman, on the 50th Anniversary of the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden.
50th Anniversary Recollections – Garden recollections of Florence Isaacs, Yleen and Gary Joselyn, Vi LaBelle, Marilyn Rohlfing, Lee and Jerry Shannon, on the 50th Anniversary of the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden.
Spring Thoughts – From The Fringed Gentian™ Editor Judy Remington
Anticipating Spring – From Friends member Larry Gravitz
Early Spring in the Wild Flower Garden – Reflections of Martha Crone, second Garden Curator, first editor of The Fringed Gentian™ and founding member of The Friends of The Wild Flower Garden.
Odell Sketch – "Early Spring in the Garden". Clinton Odell's drawing of the "old office".
Winter Scenes – A photo page of the Garden in Winter.