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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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Roses at Bellingrath: Lots of tender, loving care

A rose is a rose is a rose -- and at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, each bloom represents months of patient, hands-on care from our longtime Rosarian, Linda Guy. From fertilizing to pruning to spraying, Linda keeps a meticulous schedule…

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The Gardens that Coke built: Mr. Bell’s Mobile franchise

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home In 1903, Walter Bellingrath and his brother, William, ventured into an exciting new enterprise when they purchased franchise rights to sell Coca-Cola in Alabama. The brothers bought the Montgomery franchise for…

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