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Green Burial Series I – History of Burial Practices

As we approach the middle of winter here at Bellefontaine Cemetery, we are imagining the lush green landscape and blooms of spring. With this eagerness for all things green to return, Vice President of Customer Relations, Gracie Griffin, held two Green Burial presentations for the public during the last week of January. Green burial is...
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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Fall Asters

The familiar garden aster serves as a vital food source for countless insects.  With few other perennials blooming in the fall and most flowering plants beginning to prepare for winter dormancy, the prolific blossoms of myriad asters are a necessary piece of the wild food chain.  The New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is a smaller,...
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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Sparse Summer Blooms

Late summer can see a dearth of blooms, often leaving the gardener to rely on those few perennials that blossom before the fall, or those that have a long-lasting bloom period stretching into September. Blooming trees and shrubs are nearly absent this time of year, with a few exceptions, the most curious being the Franklin...
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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Uncommon Missouri Splendor

Summer puts the spotlight on prairie plants in Missouri, and many of the most hardy, drought-tolerant, and attractive native perennials occur in prairies, woodland edges and glades.  Meadow phlox (Phlox maculata) is often found growing along moist, open woodlands, or moist meadows along rivers and streams.  This peculiar phlox species is a little more finicky...
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