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 22, 2017 Meeting
  
Program:  Leon Wehmeyer, Bella Vista Bluebird Association - "Bluebirds in Bella Vista"
  
Artistic Design:  Floral Design Committee – 
“Flower Arranging Designs” with Linda Neymeyer
  
Horticulture:  Lou Jasper - "Spring Things"
  
  
Special Meatloaf Luncheon was enjoyed by Club Members.
President and Judge, Tony LiCausi, awarded a bluebird house to Dagmar Roeder for having the best meatloaf. 

 

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.  
  
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.

      UPCOMING EVENTS

Next Meeting - April 26, 2017
United Lutheran Church in Bella Vista 
  
Social Time - 11:00 am
Business meeting - 11:30 am
Program followed by light Lunch - 12:00 pm   
Program:  "Growing and Cooking with
Culinary Herbs" - Dagmar Roeder  
Artistic Design:  Floral Design Committee -
“Flower Arranging”
Horticulture:  Marion Heath and 
Missy Stratton "Herbs"
For List of Plants Available at Sale

BVGC SPRING FIELD TRIP
May 19, 2017
Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park
Trip includes guided tours and buffet lunch at
Travis Italian Style Mansion.
All events are within easy walking distance
and handicapped accessible.
The cost is $50 - pay Karen Welch as soon as possible.
Invite your friends and your spouse.


 WHAT'S NEW?

Bella Vista Residents are the best! Here is the Bella Vista Garden Club April Yard of the Month.  Congratulations Pene Pigott.

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

  


 




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The newest "Gardening in Bella Vista" video is now on Youtube CLICK HERE

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN
IN APRIL
  
'Hi Ho Silver' White Hybrid Iris

·       Humming Bird Feeders should be out April 1st with 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 if 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.