Now completing our 69th year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary*
Current Issue of The Fringed Gentian™
Newsletter archive - all back issues.
Eloise Butler gets stranded in Wisconsin, hitch-hikes on a rail handcar, begs for funds. Article.
How the plant got into the Wildflower Garden.
Read Article Here.
Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Can you identify this early season plant?
LEARN ABOUT IT ON THIS PAGE
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
Continuous as the stars that shine
and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of the bay;
Ten Thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
“In walking among the plants, I am sometimes tempted to view with a tinging of envy the simplicity of their lives. Without straining, without aspiring to more than they can achieve, they grow and bloom and form their seed. The calmness of the plants seems the embodiment of a timeless confidence”
Edwin Way Teale, from A Walk Through the Year.