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Bellefontaine in Bloom

[caption id="attachment_5520" align="alignright" width="235"] Abelia mosanensis[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5521" align="alignleft" width="235"] Abelia mosanensis[/caption] The fragrant abelia (Abelia mosanensis) is a small-stature shrub, up to six feet tall and nearly as wide, offering multiple seasons of interest.  As spring approaches, fragrant abelia reveals glossy-green, small leaves, followed soon after by reddish-pink clusters…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Emerging Spring Foliage

[caption id="attachment_5416" align="alignleft" width="147"] Hibiscus emerging foliage[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5415" align="alignleft" width="147"] Amsonia illustris emerging[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5412" align="alignleft" width="147"] Peonia emerging foliage[/caption] Spring has settled in at Bellefontaine Cemetery, and many gardens are waking up with a spectacular display easily overlooked.  As our perennial plants, shrubs, and trees break their dormancy,…...

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FOX TROT 5K RESULTS

Thank you to everyone who came out to run or walk with us on this blustery spring morning! We were honored to have over 70 people join us for our first Fox Trot.  Several attendees actually spotted the foxes during the race. How amazing is that!?!?! The race winner was…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Daffodils

[caption id="attachment_4967" align="alignleft" width="550"] Daffodils along Lake lane[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4971" align="alignright" width="275"] Mixed Nacissus[/caption] Though officially described by Linnaeus in 1753, the daffodil is one of the oldest cultivated ornamental and medicinal plants, featuring in the cultures of ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and even the Chinese who acquired bulbs via…...

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