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Snowdrop fanatic David L. Culp—he has the second-largest collection in the country!—talks about this winter-blooming bulb, saying that "Anything that blooms against the odds has a place in my heart." Plus: His favorite plant pairings for the Giant Snowdrop.
Related Topics: Ideas | Bulbs | Fresh | snowdrops | Winter
In 2006, almost four centuries after their ancestors arrived in North America, honeybee colonies began to succumb to colony collapse disorder and collapse at a record rate. Human beings can do perfectly well without honey, but we can't exist without pollination. And without pollination by bees, tomatoes, cucumbers, and countless other crops won't fruit. Richard Schweid looks at the return of native bee species and how they might save our crops.
Related Topics: Ideas | Bee Houses | Bees | Fresh | March 2011 | pollination | science