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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Native Fruit-bearing Plants

[caption id="attachment_5668" align="alignright" width="225"] Serviceberry[/caption] 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 fruiting trees and shrubs.  Some, such as apples, peaches, plums,…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Bowman’s root, red-hot poker, and yellow foxglove

The garden in late spring is an exciting place as slowly emerging perennials fill in empty spaces while a myriad of blossoms begin unfurling.  The long-awaited true spring show really shines in May and June, with a few standouts in mid-May.  One of these May show-stoppers is Bowman’s root, Porteranthus…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Fire Pinks, Iris, and Pawpaws

[caption id="attachment_5589" align="alignright" width="300"] Silene virginica[/caption] 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 with large amounts of rock, clay, or sand.  Each…...

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Seasonal Horticulture Position Open

Our Horticulture department is looking for someone with an interest in landscaping/public gardening/horticulture, with the ability to perform outdoor, physically demanding tasks, often lifting objects up to 50 lbs, and who is capable of operating gas powered equipment.  This is a full-time, seasonal position through November/December 2017.   Follow the link…...

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