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Saving Corpse Flowers From Being Inbred to Extinction

Saving Corpse Flowers From Being Inbred to Extinction

Saving Corpse Flowers From Being Inbred to Extinction Saving Corpse Flowers From Being Inbred to Extinction To save endangered plant species, horticulturalists are using a tactic they’ve borrowed from horse breeders and zookeepers, building breeding registries or “studbooks” to avoid inbreeding. Naturally, they’re starting with a plant with a Latin name that means “large misshapen penis.” At botanical gardens around …

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Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers

Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers

Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers As wild insect populations decline and commercial honeybee colonies suffer maladies, farmers are seeking new ways to pollinate their crops. Some hire alternative insects, like blue orchard bees. Others drive huge pollen-spraying rigs, or daub each flower by hand with a paintbrush. In the future, some may blow bubbles. In …

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Garden Flowers: Not Too Late for Annuals

It’s Not Too Late for a Flower Garden

Garden Flowers: Not Too Late for Annuals Garden Flowers: Not Too Late for Annuals My farmer-florist neighbor Jennifer Elliott’s 15-acre organic operation in the Hudson Valley is like a giant cutting garden from April to November. So it was to Ms. Elliott and another flower-focused friend that I turned for a strategy in a year when having some version of …

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Family Over Flowers – The New York Times

Family Over Flowers - The New York Times

Family Over Flowers – The New York Times Family Over Flowers – The New York Times Sarah Fagan’s marriage to Ohmar Bogle on April 18 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan went on as planned, though the coronavirus forced their wedding to become “a very, very, very, very scaled-down event,” said the groom, who was among a …

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The Indy Book Club: Flowers for Algernon is a sad, sweet interrogation of what it is to be human

The Indy Book Club: Flowers for Algernon is a sad, sweet interrogation of what it is to be human

At university, I had a lecturer who used to watch Strictly Come Dancing so that she had something she could talk to normal people about. She was so insanely clever, her brain so swollen with theories on phenomenology, existentialism, the categorical imperative, that she often struggled to communicate her thoughts to the rest of us. Often, the smarter you are, …

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