(314) 381-0750
4947 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115

Blog

Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough 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 case of cool-season annuals.  As things heat…...

Read more

Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough The prairie blazing star, Liatrisspicata, is a densely flowering, native perennial growing to 4’ in bloom.  Spikes of tufted, brilliant magenta flowers appear in mid-summer and last into August.  The flowers are a favorite of a number of butterflies, native bees, and honey bees.  Prairie blazing…...

Read more

Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough This week is all about hydrangeas. Hydrangeaarborescens, or smooth hydrangea is a lovely native, colonizing shrub that prefers shaded conditions with average soil moisture.  Typically growing along stream banks and bluff bases, the smooth hydrangea develops woody stems with attractive peeling bark and will slowly fill…...

Read more

Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough   First up is shrubby St. John’s wort, Hypericum prolificum, a shrub-like perennial reaching 3’ in height, with numerous branches, a woody base, and shredded bark.  In summer, lemon-yellow blooms open to reveal pom-pom like anthers, covered in pollen.  Bumble bees find shrubby St. John’s wort…...

Read more