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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough One of the more curious plants at Bellefontaine is the Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha).  With a storied history, the Franklin tree has confounded the botanical world since its discovery in the late 18th century.  John and William Bartram, father-and-son botanists, first described Franklinia during their travels…...

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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). These short-lived plants provide quick color, to distinguish…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough 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 inches above the rosette of narrow foliage. …...

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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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