Bellefontaine In Bloom – Lilies

Jun 8

The month of June brings BCA’s diverse collection of lilies into full bloom.  True bulbous lilies, Lilium, cemetery lilies, Crinum, and hardy water lilies, Nymphaea, provide visitors myriad colors, textures, and fragrances. In the gardens…

Bellefontaine in Bloom – Native Fruit-bearing Plants

May 25

The climate in Missouri lends itself to growing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials.  Included in the long, diverse list of species that thrive in our four-season environment are a number of…

Bellefontaine in Bloom – Fire Pinks, Iris, and Pawpaws

May 5

Pure red is an uncommon color among Missouri’s native perennials, and few are more perfectly scarlet than the fire pink (Silene virginica).  Fire pinks occur along barren slopes and glades, often in very poor soils…