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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough The recently established meadow in Bellefontaine Cemetery’s Evergreen Meadow was seeded this past February with a mixture of native grasses and perennials.  Also included are a few annual and biennial species, such as the black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). [caption id="attachment_3498" align="alignleft" width="230"] Rudbeckia hirta[/caption] These short-lived…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough [caption id="attachment_3446" align="alignright" width="225"] Allium 'Summer Beauty'[/caption] For the cutting garden in Bellefontaine Cemetery’s Garden of Angels, a consistent supply of blooming plants is necessary.  The summer beauty onion, Allium ‘Summer Beauty’, is a reliable summer blooming bulb, producing numerous globe-shaped flower clusters sitting about eight…...

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Save the Date – Fifth Annual Beer Barons Tour

Early History of Beer in St. Louis Beer- making had been an important part of the St. Louis business industry since the mid-1800s.  The city became an early leader due to its access to plentiful, clean water and caves which kept beer cool in the days before refrigeration and pasteurization.…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough [caption id="attachment_3344" align="alignright" width="300"] Entrance annual bed[/caption] Around this time of the year, annual bedding plants really steal the show.  Annual bedding plants are those that are grown with the knowledge that they will not survive winter temperatures for summer annuals or summer temperatures in the…...

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