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Friends of the Wild Flower Garden
P. O. Box 3793
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Garden themed items to buy

Eloise Butler Book

Garden Note Cards

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Plant Indentification Booklet

 


The Wild Gardener Book (new)

Wild Gardener BookThe Wild Gardener is the biography and selected writings of a very special woman, Eloise Butler (1851-1933). During a time when science and career did not mix well with marriage, Eloise chose science and taught in Minneapolis when it was little more than a mill town. As a botanist, she suffered seeing wild places disappear beneath city streets and watched delicate wild plants become increasingly scarce. She helped establish in 1907 a protected place for wild plants, a Wild Botanic Garden, and lovingly gathered delicate wild beauties, nurturing them to grow in the garden’s few acres. Elusive and rare, the showy lady’s slipper still flourishes there. The efforts of this determined, persevering botanist have, years later, provided Minnesotans with a treasure wild place in the midst of vast urban expansion.

This soft cover book has numerous black/white photos as well as illustrations of native plants, which contribute toward making this book an excellent addition to a personal library. The book was a Minnesota Book Award winner in 1993. The author, Martha Hellander, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law. From 1985-1990 she and her family lived near the Wild Botanic Garden, now named the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, the oldest public wildflower garden in the United States.

To pay by check: Use the link in the sidebar to print an order form. The book cost is $20 (tax included) plus $3 shipping via postal media mail.

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Books will be shipped upon receipt of order. You may cancel the order prior to submitting credit card info by using the "cancel" button at the bottom of the page where you enter your credit card info.

Questions? -e-mail us -or phone Friends' treasurer directly at 952-322-7369.

 

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Note Cards

Pack of 12 cards, 3 images, 4 cards, with envelopes, of each image. Cards are 4-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. Each image is a scene from an oil painting titled "Sanctuary" representing the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden by Jennifer Davis. The work was commissioned by The Friends in 2007 for the 100th Anniversary of the Garden.

To pay by check: Use the order form from the link in the sidebar. The set of 12 cards cost is $18 (tax included).

Shipping to U.S. addresses only


To pay on-line with credit card via PayPal use the PayPal Buy Button at right. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to do this. Allow a few seconds for the site to load. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to do this, nor will PayPal or The Friends retain any of your information. If you do not have a PayPal account click on the link that says "Pay with credit or debit card" and you be presented with an appropriate entry screen.

Cards will be shipped upon receipt of order. You may cancel the order prior to submitting credit card info by using the "cancel" button at the bottom of the page where you enter your credit card info.


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Garden Plant Photo Identification Booklet

Enlarged Second Edition

More pages, more photos, larger photos. Spiral bound booklet, 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches, 142 pages, thumbnail photos of 437 species of flowering forbs, small shrubs and ferns of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. All plants are native or introduced to Minnesota and most can be found outside the Garden in Minnesota and in the northern states in the eastern half of the U.S. Additional images provided with ID notes to aid in identification - 1,015 photos in all. Photos are approximately 1-1/2 inches wide by 2 inches high.

Plants are listed by scientific name, separated into flower color sections. Key information includes common name, alternate common name, Eloise Butler Garden habitat where found, native or nor-native status, season of bloom, rarity in Minnesota, plus short descriptive notes with photos to aid in identification.

In addition, 114 grasses, sedges, large shrubs and trees of the Garden are line listed without photos; glossary of terms used in the booklet, and full index by common and scientific names provided. There are information pages about the Garden, it's history, the curators, what is seen each month of the season, and about The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden.

To pay by check: Use the order form link in the sidebar and mail to the address at the bottom of this page.

Shipping to U.S. addresses only at the $3 price. Elsewhere, please inquire about the mailing cost.


book cover To pay on-line with credit card via PayPal use the PayPal Buy Button at right. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to do this. Allow a few seconds for the site to load. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to do this, nor will PayPal or The Friends retain any of your information. If you do not have a PayPal account click on the link that says "Pay with credit or debit card" and you be presented with an appropriate entry screen.

Book will be shipped upon receipt of order via Post Office media mail. You may cancel the order prior to submitting credit card info by using the "cancel" button at the bottom of the page where you enter your credit card info.


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Below: An example of one plant from the booklet, showing the type of descriptive photos. The information line under the common name give the codes for Garden location, native status and bloom time.

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