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


March 16th Card Party was a huge success

See Club Buzz for more photos and details.

February 28th Meeting
Program: Geri Hoerner (left), BVGC Member - "Digging & Potting Plants Successfully"
Horticulture: Geri Hoerner filled in for Lou Jasper and answered several gardening questions.
Artistic Design: Linda Neymeyer (center) gave a floral design example of “Framing”.
Debbie Edmunds (right) organized a special tasting of appetizers that might be served at the June 8th GARDEN PARTY.

Bella Vista Cemetery Committee
The BV Cemetery Committee headed by Mary Doyle had a cleanup day.  Members who participated were Mary O'Brien (far left), Patti Brierly (left), Jane Gordon, Marilyn Russell, Kathy Woxland, and Val Davenport.

Beautification Committee
A redbud tree was recently planted on the left side of the #3 fairway at Dogwood Golf Course. Left to Right, Toni LiCausi, BVGC with Terry Tomlinson and Bill Davis, members of Friends of Dogwood.  Tony also represented the Beautification Committee and helped the Friends of Dogwood create a master landscape plan for landscaping the course.
Hardy members of the BVGC recently planted 'Bella Vista' Daffodils by the north and south Bella Vista signs on Hwy 71. The workers included Janice Grim (left), Penny Frahm, Ray Matkowski, Cathy Downdard, Tony LiCausi, and Elaine and Dick Rooney.

 Audubon Committee

Bird posters from area schools have been collected by the committee and sent to the judges for the AFGC competition.  This years birds are the Blue Jay and the Summer Tanager.  A video of last years gallery showing of the posters is available.


First Dig for Spring Plant Sale
A major dig was accomplished at Jane Center's house on December 14th.  She donated many trees and shrubs that will be in the GC's Spring Plant Sale.  Participants included: Ron Furman and son, Kathy Waxland, Judy Shannon, Bennie Nichols, Cathy Downard, and Penny Frohm. 

More pictures of the Digs, potting and the plants all ready for the Spring Sale CLICK HERE.

will be on Wednesday, 
March 28, 2018 at the  
Bella Vista Community Church
75 E Lancashire Blvd, Bella Vista, AR

11:00 Lunch begins
11:30 Meeting begins
Program: Virginia Halman, BVGC Member -
"Making Creative Containers"
Be sure to call Lou Jasper with all your gardening questions.  
They will be answered at the meeting.

will be on Saturday, May 5th at 
Village Wastewater Company
Think about what plants or gently used tool you can donate.

2017 Spring Plant Sale

It’s Yard of the Month Time Again! Bob Lynch, 4 Worth Place, 
Bella Vista is the March Winner.

  We need your nominations for the next
"Yard of the Month" 
Nominate any yard that is above average in design and the way it is maintained.  We want to recognize yards that improve the overall look of the community.
CLICK HERE for the rules. 

Join or renew your BVGC membership.
All the Club's videos including the newest "Gardening in Bella Vista" video are on Youtube CLICK HERE

Mini White and Yellow Daffodils 'Topolino' Sing a Spring Song

·         Annuals - Sort through any old seed packets you have. Most are good for 2 to 3 years but sow on the generous side. Don’t plant annuals too early or you will be replanting. Beds Clean them out, do any clipping you missed in the fall. Delay and it will get the best of you (I know from experience!)

·         Bulbs - Plant gladiolas at two-week intervals for longer blooms. Fertilize tulips and daffodils with bone meal to increase flower size. Don’t cut foliage – just let it dye back.

·         Houseplants - As growth resumes, start to fertilize again. It is much too early to move houseplants outside. Wait until nighttime temperatures are 50 degrees or more.

·         Lawns - Apply a pre-emergent for weed and crabgrass control by March 15th.

·         Perennials - You can begin to divide summer and fall bloomers now. Fertilize peonies and wisteria with super phosphate. Be sure your ornamental grasses and liriope are cut back by mid March before new growth is too tall.

·         Vegetables - Plant cabbage, kale, lettuce, peas, rutabaga, spinach and turnips. Onion sets can be planted later in the month. Start planting vegetable seeds like peppers, tomatoes indoors to be set out in 8 to 10 weeks.

·         Trees and Shrubs - Keep monitoring the moisture and water if dry. Trees and shrubs can be planted now. Do not prune spring blooming shrubs or you will remove the flowers.

Visit our Links of Interest in Gardening Info

New Link: University of Arkansas Yard and Garden - Pruning Crepe Myrtles - This page has information on pruning crepe myrtles and other links to more information on this plant.  

Garden Smart TV - This site takes you to the Garden Smart TV programs shown on Public Television.

New Link:  Plant Care Today - This page of the site covers companion planting with tomatoes.  Other pages have more gardening information.

New Link: 
Ultimate Guide to Gardening Resources - This site is full of links with information on general gardening, planning a garden, educating children, indoor gardening, blogs and podcasts. 
New Link:  Butterfiles and Moths - A database website coordinates up-to-date information on lepidoptera.
New Link: How to Really Save the Bees - The 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.