Edvard Steichen bred delphiniums that he presented at his 1936 show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1960’s he hybridized the variety ’Connecticut Yankee’. This year these artist bred plants will be planted in the Garden of the Not so Simple. They will also travel to Kuusamo where I will be working with local arctic plants through out the growing season.
Today I also planted another heirloom variety tomatoes ’vienatar’ which are from the Russian Karelia areas next to the White Sea. In Finnish this is called Vienan Karjala or just Viena. So vienatar could be translated as a woman from this Viena area.