While researching Henry Shaw, I stumbled on a story that reveals Shaw's great love for the plants in his garden. 
It was posted in the St. Louis Star and Times on April 5, 1933
"Mr. Shaw was escorting a lady through his gardens, pointing out objects of interest.
The visitor said: " I cannot understand, Sir, how you are able to remember all of these difficult names."
He replied, with a courtly bow, "Madame, did you ever know a mother to forget the names of her children? These plants and flowers are my little ones."


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