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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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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

February 2016 – History of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden for year 1933.

January 2016 – Essays by Eloise Butler: In Quest of the Walking Fern - 1909; Mallard Pool - 1932; Searching for the Fragrant Fern - 1916; The contrariness of certain plants - May 1916.

January 2016 – Revision of all Grass species information sheets.

December 2015 - Revised Plant information Sheets: Big-tooth Aspen, Black Locust, Eastern Red Cedar, Ironwood, Muscelwood, Plains Cottonwood, Prickly Ash, Quaking Aspen

December 2015 - New Plant information Sheets: American Beech, Awl-fruit Sedge, Chinkapin Oak, Foxtail Sedge, Gray's Sedge, Hop Sedge, Indian Pipe.

December 2015 - History of the Wildflower Garden and the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden for the years 1916, 1941, 1966, 1991 and 2006. Eloise Butler's New Plants for 1916

October 2015 - Revised Plant Information Sheets: Bitternut Hickory, Bur Oak, Cinnamon Fern, Bristly Bellflower, Coralberry, European Bellflower, Goldie's Fern, Grass-leaved Goldenrod, Harebell, Interrupted Fern, Ostrich Fern, Riddell's Goldenrod, Royal Fern, Shagbark Hickory, Swamp White Oak, Tall Bellflower, Water Hemlock, White Oak, Yellow Foxtail.

September 2015 - New Plant Information Sheets: Roadside Agrimony

September 2015 - Revised Plant Information Sheets: Black Bindweed, Boneset, Butter and Eggs, Feverfew, Redstemmed Aster, Rice Cutgrass, Soft Agrimony, Spotted Joe-Pye Weed, White Cutgrass.

August 2015 - New Plant Information Sheets: Horseflyweed, Narrow-leaf Sedge, Quill Sedge, Redbud. Revised Plant Information Sheets: Bush's Poppy Mallow, Lady Fern. Sweet Joe Pye-weed, White Snakeroot.

July 2015 - Revised Plant Information Sheets: Bottlebrush Sedge, Broadleaf Arrowhead, Cardinal Flower, Flowering Spurge, Northern Green Orchid, Royal Catchfly, Spotted Beebalm, Wild Mint.

July 2015 - Revised Plant Information Sheets: Black-eyed Susan, Canada Milkvetch, Culver's Root, Dames Rocket, Eastern Bottlebrush Grass, Fragrant Sumac, Orange Hawkweed, Purple Bergamot, Scribner's Panic Grass, Staghorn Sumac, Western Panic Grass

June 2015 - Revised Plant Information Sheets: American Vetch, Asparagus, Black Raspberry, Blue Vervain, Carolina Rose, Hoary Vervain, Silvery False Spleenwort, Southern Arrowwood, Thimbleweed, White Vervain, Yellow Salsify.

June 2015 - Revised information pages: Pea Family plants in the Garden, Willow Pinecone Galls, Jewelweeds.

May 2015 - Revised Plant Information Sheets: Bluejacket, Blunt-leaved Sandwort, Cinnamon Fern, Eastern Star Sedge, Hairy Wood Sedge, Hawthorn, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Maidenhair Fern, Short-beak Sedge, Tall Meadow Rue, Yellow Rocket.

May 2015 - Revised pages: Bog History, Heritage Trees.

April 2015 - Revised Plant Information Sheets: American Cranberrybush, Cattail Sedge, Columbine, European Cranberrybush, Graceful Sedge, Hairy Wood Sedge, Lady Fern, Nannyberry, Oval-leaf Sedge, Pasque Flower, Pussy Willow, Snow Trillium, Sweet Fern, Toadshade, Virginia Bluebells, Witch Hazel.



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