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

Lunch at Village Waste Water Company
June 14th, 2019
  
The Garden Club provided lunch for workers at the Village Waste Water Company as a thank you for their support of the BVCG's Plant Sales and to cement our continued good relationship for future sales.


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The Spring Luncheon was held on
June 6th, 2019
at Lakepoint Restaurant, Bella Vista, AR

Installation of 2019 - 2020 Officers

Betty Honn (standing above right) and Norma Rauch (not present) were awarded "Circle of Roses" with Lifetime Memberships for being members of the BVGC or 25 years.

See more pix in Club Buzz

The Video of the Club's Accomplishments and Activities in 2018-19 is now available on Youtube - CLICK HERE


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Next Meeting will be
  
One Month Early - August 28th, 2019
at Bella vista Community Church
75 E. Lancashire Blvd., Bella Vista, AR

New Time
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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  WHAT'S NEW?

YARD OF THE MONTH - JULY 
Bella Vista Garden Club Yard of the month winner Jen and Kevin Knoke of 6 Knowle Lane, Bella Vista! Beautiful job. Even more exciting is that most of the plants are from Garden Club Plant Sales. Thank you for making 
Bella Vista even more beautiful !


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 our community.
  
CLICK HERE for the rules. 


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BVGC 2019 Awards

National Award Winner

1st place for National Garden Week 
1st place for Preservation of Beauty, Church

South Central Region Awards

1st place for Arbor Day
2nd place for National Garden Week
 2nd place for Community Concern 
                  

Support the Bella Vista Garden Club when you order bulbs and plants from Brent & Becky's Bulbs.  
Just click on the Bloomin' Bucks link above, click on the YES button and place your order from their catalog.  The Club will be a benefactor of a portion of your purchase for expenses for speaker, Brent Heath, on October 1, 2019.  It is that easy!
 

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

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THINGS TO DO IN JULY

  ·        With the rain we have enjoyed through June we may have to be prepared to water well this month – but be sure to “water smart”. Conserve water by using drip systems or soaker hoses, and by watering in the early morning or evening. Water deeply – not too often. Remember, 2 to 3 inches of mulch helps retain moisture and keeps the plants cooler in the heat of the summer.

·        Annuals & Herbs – Deadhead often for continued bloom. Remember to water before fertilizing so you don’t burn the roots. Pinch back to keep your plants from growing tall and spindly. Try making flavored oils and vinegars with your herbs.

·        Perennials -- Pinch back mums to remove buds until July 15. Deadhead all of your flowering plants.

·        Lawns -- Lawns require a deep watering of at least one inch weekly. Hold back on fertilizer during July and August. Raise your mower blades this month.

·        Roses -- Watch for aphids and fungus. Japanese beetles have not been very bad this year again.

·        Trees and Shrubs – Check evergreens and other trees for scale, bagworms, and webworms. Destroy bagworms by burning them in a bucket. The shrubs and trees planted this spring need ample water.

·        Vegetables -- You should be harvesting now but be sure to pick promptly for peak flavor and before the insects get the ripe ones.

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New Link:  Consumers Base This site has A Comprehensive Guide to Container Gardening that is very informative along with other gardening information.   

New Link: Yard Care Guru - This site has a multitude of links of information and this link has the Ultimate Beginners Guide to Gardening with Kids.
 
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.

New Link: 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.