Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

Website Archive

A chronological listing of new postings to the web site.

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™.

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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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Spring 2020: Frances Densmore - Native American Ethnobotany - Historical Minnesota Research

Spring 2020: An Earlier Wild Botanic Garden - The garden of George Upham Hay - 1899.

Spring 2020: Our Native Dogwoods - text and photos.

Spring 2020: 50th Anniversary of the Martha Crone Visitors Shelter.

Spring 2020: Friends history for 2019.

Winter 2019/2020: Gentian in the Garden - Then and now - text and photos.

Winter 2019/2020: Pea Family Plants in the Garden - text and photos.

Winter 2019/2020: Orchids in the Garden - then and now.

Winter 2019/2020: 10 new plant information sheets.

Fall 2019: History of the Mallard Pool (PDF): Revised edition of Garden History - The Eloise Butler Years.

Summer 2019: Then and Now: Bassett's Creek near the Garden.

Spring 2019: The Historic Bird Feeding Station; Open Water in the Wetland; Wetland bridges and Dams; History of fencing and boundaries of Eloise Butler (pdf); Lisa Locken.

Winter 2018/2019: 2019 draft revision to Articles of Incorporation. (pdf file)

Winter 2018/2019: History year 2018; Park Board Glyphosate Ban (pdf); Friends Letter to Park Board on Garden budget cuts (pdf); Birding - Baby Songbirds have Hard-working Parents (pdf file); Recognizing bird calls - 10 Summer birds (pdf file).

Winter 2018/2019: Garden History - The Martha Crone Years. A year by year account of the goings on in the Garden during Martha Crone's tenure as Curator. This is an arrangement of the individual history years of 1933 through 1958. 228 pages. Donwloadable Pdf file.

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 and can be a companion volumn to Martha Hellander's biography of Eloise Butler - The Wild Gardener. 256 pages. Donwloadable Pdf file.

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 - This Satisfying Pursuit - Martha Crone and the Wild Flower Garden: A new book-length sketch of the Garden's second curator and founding member of The Friends. 176 pages. If printed double sided, it is in book format - 8-1/2 x 11 size pages. Donwloadable Pdf file.

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. New text on the Mallard Pool (PDF).



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