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Bellefontaine in Bloom – Conservation Partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden

In late 2016, Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough, began collaborating with colleagues from the Missouri Botanical Garden to devise a conservation action plan between the two entities.  The collaboration resulted in a grant from the American Public Gardens Association to conserve the genetic material from populations of…...

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Bellefontaine In Bloom – Lilies

The month of June brings BCA's diverse collection of lilies into full bloom.  True bulbous lilies, Lilium, cemetery lilies, Crinum, and hardy water lilies, Nymphaea, provide visitors myriad colors, textures, and fragrances. [caption id="attachment_5728" align="alignright" width="300"] Lillium regale, trumpet lily[/caption] In the gardens of Wildwood Valley, twenty varieties and 3,125…...

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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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