Welcome to the Bella Vista Garden Club website.
If you are interested in gardening in Northwest Arkansas, you have come to the right place.

The December 7, 2016
Christmas Luncheon
River Grille Restaurant, Bentonville


Short Business Meeting

  

Program by the Bentonville High School Chorus



Fun was had by All Members and Guests


Bella Vista Daffodils planted by Trustees at the American Legion and Village House
  
Full stories in Club Buzz.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  
Next Meeting 
January 25, 2017

Program:  Staci Elkins, Birdsong Gardens - "Growing Arkansas Native Plants"
 
  
Artistic Design:  Floral Design Committee – 
“Flower Arranging” 
  
Horticulture:  Mary Doyle – "Northwest Arkansas Experienced Gardeners' Tips"


March 1, 2017 - ROBIN POKORSKI Workshop

Where:  Rogers/Bentonville area – exact location TBD

When:  Wednesday March 1, 2017  9am-4pm

Why:  Inspiration & motivation for OUR GARDEN CLUB

Cost:  $25 (before Feb 15th) – includes lunch and supplies

 

The workshop* will include:

·         Exercises in teambuilding/teamwork

·         Leadership skills tool kit

·         Garden club publicity ideas

·         Motivational practices

·         Public speaking tips

·         Conducting effective meeting

·         Parliamentary procedure review

·         Nonprofit do’s and don’ts

·         Membership recruitment and retention

 

Please complete the registration form that was emailed to all members and either mail it with your check, or bring it to the monthly meeting on Jan 25th. Please also respond to a special email address set up for this event: bvgc31@gmail.com.  We are trying to compile a head count so we can acquire the correct size venue.


WHAT'S NEW?
  
We need your nominations for a Yard of the Month!!!
CLICK HERE for the rules.
   
December Yard of the Month
Congratulations to Al and Georgia Yanik! You are the December 2016 winner of the Bella Vista Garden Club YARD OF THE MONTH. Thank you for helping keep Bella Vista Beautiful!!!!! 

 




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WHAT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN NOW
Dogwood Tree sets it's buds in the fall
January
  • Feed your feathered friends!  Birds could use a little extra food now that it is cold and we could have snow on the ground covering seeds.
  • You can remove heavy snow from shrubs with a broom but do not try to remove ice from shrubs or trees as they will just break.  
  • Need a little heat? Chimineas and firepits are great outdoor-gathering features.
  • Remove any faded flowers from your winter pansies to stop them setting seed.  On warmer days give them a little fertilizer.
  • Review nursery catalogs to choose plants you want to include in your garden this Spring.  Order early to get the plants you want before they are sold out. 
New Link: How to Really Save the BeesThe lead story on the home page is all about bees – lots I didn’t know (forget the hives, just make them at home in your yard – see “maternity ward” subhead).  Terrific video at the end, too.  

New Link:  Houseplants - ASPCA - This site lists Toxic and Non-Toxic plants that can affect your dogs, cats or horses.

New Link Now Available (in Beta Testing): Native Plant Finder that lists native plants specific to your area and the caterpillars that use them as host plants based on the research of Dr. Doug Tallamy.