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

Blog

Persimmon Test to Predict Winter

Our horticulturist, Kyle, performed an old farmer’s method for predicting the severity of winter by cutting a persimmon seed in half and observing the shape of the cotyledons (the first two leaves to develop from a seed). These old-fashioned tests for forecasting weather conditions range from schemes involving goose bones,…...

Read more

Luna Moth Caterpillar

Our horticulturist found this Luna Moth (Actias luna) caterpillar feeding on the leaves of a river birch tree. He placed his hand behind the caterpillar for scale. The Luna Moth lays its eggs on a variety of deciduous trees including walnut, beech, persimmon, and hickory. Within two weeks, caterpillars hatch from the…...

Read more

NEW Website for Bellefontaine Cemetery!

The staff of Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum have been diligently working on a new website for over a year! We are so pleased to work with Toky on this project. Their keen eye for design and insight into what would work for our unique institution proved a challenging task that…...

Read more