Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

Upland garden

Now ending our 70th year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary*

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graphicCurrent Issue of The Fringed Gentian™
Spring 2022

All back issues - Newsletter archive.


Summer 2022 issue in early July.

Mid Sumnmer Flowers

Queen of the meadow

Photo sampler from the Garden of wildflowers blooming in June and early July.

Photo page.

A tale from the Garden

Mary Meeker

Eloise Butler and Mary Meeker visit Interstate Park to find the Fragrant Fern and how Eloise risked her neck to achieve one.


Twigs and Branches


Twigs and Branches latest email -

about white strawberries, white summer native flowers, our 70th anniversary and more.

Garden Plant of the Week

mystery plant

Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.

Can you identify this spring flowering plant?


Native summer wildflowers for shade

A tree shaded area is not an impediment to a native summer wild flower garden. These Minnesota natives that will please without much annual exertion.


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