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

February 22, 2017 Meeting


Program:  Joanie Roberts, Artist's Retreat Center -
"Arkansas Native Plants and Foods"
  
Artistic Design:  Floral Design Committee – 
“Flower Arranging Supplies” with Geri Hoerner
  
Horticulture:  Master Gardener Panel - "Answers to Your Gardening Questions" with Elaine Rooney, Beth Kastl, Lou Jasper, Alycyn Culbertson, and Missy Stratton.


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

Registration is now open
for the
CARD PARTY
Friday, March 17th from 12:00 to 4:00
 at United Lutheran Church


Next Meeting - March 22, 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:  "Blue Birds in Bella Vista" - Leon Wehmeyer 
Artistic Design:  Floral Design Committee -
“Flower Arranging”
Horticulture:  Lou Jasper -  "Spring Things"

February 28, 2017
 First Robin of Spring Workshop
by ROBIN POKORSKI 

Where:  NWA Community College - Shewmaker Center - Walmart Auditorium, One College Drive, Bentonville, AR


When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017  9 am - 4 pm

Why:  Inspiration & motivation for OUR GARDEN CLUB

Cost:  $25 (before Feb 15th $30 after) – includes lunch and supplies

 

The workshop will include:

·         Exercises in team building/teamwork

·         Leadership skills tool kit

·         Garden club publicity ideas

·         Motivational practices

·         Public speaking tips

·         Conducting effective meeting

·         Parliamentary procedure review

·         Nonprofit do’s and don’ts

·         Membership recruitment and retention

 

Please complete the registration form that was emailed to all members and mail it with your check to Geri Hoerner. 


CLICK HERE for Registration Form
and more information


WHAT'S NEW?  
We need your nominations for a Yard of the Month!!!
CLICK HERE for the rules.  

 




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WHAT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN NOW

February
  • Apply pre-emergent weed control and Crabgrass Preventer before the end of the month.
  • Spot treat winter weeds with appropriate herbicide.
  • Prune ornamental grasses, summer blooming spireas, and crapemyrtles.  Clean up any evergreen perennials before new growth begins.  
  • Wait to prune Spring flowering plants like azaleas, gardenias, hydrangeas and forsythia until after blooming. 
  • Add fertilizer to your bulb plants as the flower stalks begin to emerge.
  • Pansies and violas will be on the rebound as the days get warmer, so remember to fertilize to insure good blooming through the end of the season.
  • Don’t forget to prune your blueberries, grape vines, and fruit trees.  Wait until late in the month to prune the fruit trees.
  • This is a great month to plant fruit trees!  
  • Roses need pruning this month too.  Prune your Knock-Out and Hybrid Tea roses this month, but wait until after blooming to prune your climbing roses.  Also wait to prune any other roses that only bloom in the Spring until after they bloom.
  • It’s time to plant a cool season vegetable garden.