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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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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…...

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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…...

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