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Bellefontaine in Bloom- 2018 Bloom Schedule

Many factors affect when – and for how long – plants will bloom.  At Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum, we have wonderful collections of seasonally attractive plant species, but pinning down their exact bloom-time can be vary greatly depending on temperature, day length, rainfall, and cultural practices.  For instance, our 200,000+…...

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Green Burial Series I – History of Burial Practices

As we approach the middle of winter here at Bellefontaine Cemetery, we are imagining the lush green landscape and blooms of spring. With this eagerness for all things green to return, Vice President of Customer Relations, Gracie Griffin, held two Green Burial presentations for the public during the last week…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Fall Asters

The familiar garden aster serves as a vital food source for countless insects.  With few other perennials blooming in the fall and most flowering plants beginning to prepare for winter dormancy, the prolific blossoms of myriad asters are a necessary piece of the wild food chain.  The New England aster…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Sparse Summer Blooms

Late summer can see a dearth of blooms, often leaving the gardener to rely on those few perennials that blossom before the fall, or those that have a long-lasting bloom period stretching into September. Blooming trees and shrubs are nearly absent this time of year, with a few exceptions, the…...

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