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New plants for you: Ideas to solve your landscape challenges

Editor’s Note: Kip McConnell, Director of Plant Development Services in Loxley, recently spoke at Bellingrath Gardens and Home as part of our Wonderful Wednesdays summer series. His talk, “New, Better, Yours: Plant the Newest, Best Plants,” gave our guests an…

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The Bellingrath-Morse lot in Mobile’s Magnolia Cemetery

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home In 1836, following a series of devastating yellow fever epidemics, the city of Mobile purchased 36 acres to establish the New Burial Ground.  Eventually renamed Magnolia Cemetery, the property now covers…

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Begonias: Bountiful beauties of summer

By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director For our summer plantings at Bellingrath, we use quite a few varieties of Begonia. Begonias are one of the most interesting groups of ornamental plants, with over 1,000 species distributed throughout tropical and sub-tropical…

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Delchamps Gallery of Boehm Porcelain marks 50th anniversary

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home The Boehm Porcelain Collection at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, housed in the Bellingraths' former six-car garage and guest house, features 137 rare and early porcelain sculptures by Edward Marshall Boehm. The…

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