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

RECENT ACTIVITIES

March 28th Meeting
 
  
Program: Virginia Halman (left & Inset) was joined by Ima Lu Lu (Janice Kennedy), BVGC Members - "Making Creative Containers"
Horticulture: Tony LiCausi filled in for Lou Jasper and answered a question about "Soil in Raised Beds".
Artistic Design: Barb Templin gave a floral design example of “Zoning”.


March 16th Card Party was a huge success

See more photos and info on Club Buzz.


The Arbor Day Committee
  
Arbor Day at Cooper Elementary School - Mayor Christie explained the work being done to designate Bella Vista as a Tree City and told the students that they would have a role to play in that by planting seedlings they would receive at the end of the program.
 
See more photos and info on Club Buzz.



BVGC Committees

Many of the committees have been busy beautifying Bella Vista.  

See more photos and info
on Club Buzz.
  








 

 UPCOMING EVENTS

NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BVGC
will be on Wednesday, 
April 25, 2018 at the  
Bella Vista Community Church
75 E Lancashire Blvd, Bella Vista, AR
  
11:00 Lunch begins and 11:30 Meeting begins
  
Program: Connie Rieper-Estes, Owner, Greedy Goats of NWA - "When Greedy is Good"
  
Artistic Design: Floral Design Committee
  
Be sure to call Lou Jasper with all your gardening questions. 
They will be answered at the meeting.
  
ELECTION OF 2018 - 2019 Officers
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Many BVGC members will be participating in... 

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SPRING PLANT SALE
will be on Saturday, May 5th at 
Village Wastewater Company
8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Photo shows Plant ready for the Spring Sale

Pictures of the Digs, potting and more plants ready for the Spring Sale CLICK HERE.



TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!!
SEE LOCATIONS BELOW 


  WHAT'S NEW?
    
YARD OF THE MONTH
It’s Yard of the Month Time Again!
  
Winner of the April Yard of the Month is..... drum roll......The City Of Bella! Yes, that’s right, the City is our number one supporter of our Bella Vista Daffodil project. We cannot thank them enough for launching our dream of spring time in BV. Have you planted yours yet? We want to make our city a showplace by getting everyone on board! Ask any Bella Vista Garden Club member how to get some!!  See more photos and info on Club Buzz.

Pictured below: Mayor Peter Christie enjoys the daffodils.

  We need your nominations for the next
"Yard of the Month" 
Nominate any yard (private residence or business) 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


THINGS TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN
 IN APRIL
Mini White and Yellow Daffodils 'Topolino' Sing a Spring Song

·         Humming Bird Feeders should be out April 1st. Use a 4-1 ratio water to sugar – you do not need to add red food coloring to attract the hummingbirds
·         Spring cleanup - Time to get the leaves cleaned out, weeds pulled and mulch put on the beds.
·         Perennials - This is the month we go full speed ahead with planting perennials, trees and shrubs.
·         Annuals - Hold off on planting annuals and herbs until about the end of April or later. There still may be a few nights in the 40s and they just don’t like those cool nights. You can start to plant seeds once the ground has warmed up. Some years it is May before it is safe.
·         Bulbs - Be sure and leave the foliage on spring blooming bulbs until they turn brown or for at least six to eight weeks. The city is full of beautiful “Bella Vista” daffodils! You can plant dahlias late this month but be sure to mark them with a stake.
·         Houseplants - I know you want to get some of them outside ASAP but please wait until night temperatures are 50 degrees or more… you both will be happier.
·         Lawns - Don’t fertilize until about 2 weeks after green up. You need 1” of water each week.
·         Roses - New growth is shooting out. Fertilize established roses but be sure to water before and after. Watch for black spot and treat early.
·         Vegetables - Time to get the vegetable garden ready to plant with cool weather crops which can be planted from Feb-April - Lettuce, Kale, Greens, Peas, Turnips, Radishes some beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots and many others who prefer the cool spring and fall weather. 




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.