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September 27, 2017
Meeting
  
  
Program: Judy Jeffrey introduced the Scholarship Recipients - Georgina Carrico (top left) and Jordan Slater (top right).  Georgina hopes to go into vineyards and wine making while Jordan is interested in native plants and sustainability.  Both expressed their appreciation for the scholarships.

Artistic Design: Char Brunge (above left) and Geri Hoerner discussed "Basing and Terracing" techniques in flower arranging.

Horticulture: Tony LiCausi (above right) talked about "Planting Bulbs".

Be sure to call Lou Jasper with all your gardening questions.  They will be answered at the next meeting and a handout on "Putting Your Garden to Rest" will be provided.
  

Committee Activities

Veterans Wall of Honor
Left to right: Marilyn Russell (not shown), Tony LiCausi, Cathy Whittenberger, Valerie Bell, Deloris Jennings, and Silvia Hill changed out the beds that the Club maintains with plants that will hold up better in the frequent flooding of the area.

 UPCOMING EVENTS

The next meeting of the Bella Vista Garden Club will be on Wednesday, October 25th
11:00 Lunch begins, 11:30 Meeting begins
  
Bella Vista Community Church
75 E Lancashire Blvd, Bella Vista, AR

  
WHAT'S NEW?
  
YARD OF THE MONTH
  

We need your nominations for
Yard of the Month!!!
CLICK HERE for the rules. 


The Fall Plant Sale on October 7th was a huge success!

Wow!  I am so proud of all my team who pulled off a successful Fall Plant Sale. Record Sales! Thank you so much for your contributions and your help.
Cathy Downard
Plant Sale Chairman

 
  
  
  
  
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More 'Red Bell Peppers' - top one weighted half a pound.
WHAT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN
 IN OCTOBER
  
·  Annuals & Herbs - Basil will be fading fast in October. Enjoy their last blooms and make herb vinegar or oil or dry herbs for winter cooking. You can plant winter annuals like pansies and kale in October.
·  Tropicals & Houseplants - The first frost date could be early October so tropicals should be brought in when the nightime temperatures start to dip down to 48 or so. Move pots of caladiums indoors or pull them before foliage completely disappears. Spray with insecticidal soap so you do not bring any unwanted critters in the house.
·  Perennials - Mums should be blooming. Add more mums to your garden where you need fall color. Finish planting perennials and remember to mulch them.
·  Bulbs & Iris - Buy bulbs now for best selection. Plant crocus and daffodils after the soil has cooled. Plant in groups of odd numbers … at least five to seven. Start planting lily bulbs and tulips at the end of October. Plant or divide iris.
·  Roses - Stop deadheading and let roses set rose hips. If new growth is encouraged it will be susceptible to freezing. If roses are too tall and will rock in the wind over the winter, cut them back to about 3 feet or so.
·  Lawns - Apply fall pre-emergence herbicides, if needed, to control winter weeds. Seed fescue lawns or overseed existing lawns. Keep lawns free of fallen leaves.. they smother the grass. Lawns should be 2” high going into winter.
·  Trees and Shrubs – October is a good month to plant trees and shrubs. Monitor water over the winter months.  Vegetables Enjoy the end of your harvest. Plant garlic in October to harvest next summer. Add organic matter to your beds to be ready for spring planting.