Loving Giant Snowdrops

March 11, 2011
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When late winter cabin fever has me in its bitter grip, galanthus reminds me that all is not lost. The snowdrop, as it's commonly known, is understated and refined, yet that pristine white flower contrasted against the dull winter ground gives it an eye-popping allure. I'm a plant breeder in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I'm also an unrepentant plantsman who gardens as a competitive sport. Anything that blooms against the odds has a place in my heart.

Bee Season

March 07, 2011
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Honeybees, brought to the Americas from Europe in 1622, have decreased in population because of colony collapse disorder.