Celebrating Ian Hamilton Finlay: the Little Sparta Scottish Gardener, Artist, and Poet

Ian Hamilton Finlay

“Finlay created a one-of-a-kind garden that incorporated sculptures, words, architecture, and poetry. He named his garden Little Sparta, which he considered a living piece of art.” October 28, 1925 On this day, the Scottish poet, artist, and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay was born.   Finlay created a one-of-a-kind garden that incorporated sculptures, words, architecture, and…

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Botanist Erwin Frink Smith’s Memories of His Dear Wife Charlotte

Erwin Frink Smith

“Had she cared for classification, which she did not, and been willing to make careful records, she might have become an expert naturalist.” May 9, 1888 On this day, the Peach Blossom was voted in as the Delaware State Flower. Peach blossoms are beautiful. The fruit is botanically known as a drupe.  By 1875, Delaware…

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