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2017 BVGC TV Programs

All programs are hosted by Geri Hoerner unless otherwise stated and include a specific topic along with upcoming gardening events and what to do in your garden for the month.

The January 2017 Program guests from the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks are Charlotte Taylor, Executive Director, and Kitty Sanders, Volunteer and Butterfly House Mentor.  The topic of the show is the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks which is located in Fayetteville.  Discussed are the beginnings of the garden around 1994, the current gardens that are in place and the future plans for the acreage that is still available to develop.  A diagram of the gardens and photos taken of various gardens and plants are shown.

The February 2017 Program is hosted by JB Portillo and the guest is Marion Heath, a fellow member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  The topic of the show is the Yard of the Month Program  produced by the Bella Vista Garden Club that recognizes Bella Vista residents who have beautiful landscaping and gardens that they have developed which is visible from the street and makes you a smile as you drive by.  They are recognized with a Yard of the Month sign in their yard for the month and pictures and an article are printed in the local paper.  How to nominate a candidate is discussed and anyone can nominate a yard or nominate their own yard for consideration.  Also discussed is the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs Bird Poster Contest that Marion coordinates with the Bentonville school district art teachers and students.  

The March 2017 Program guest is Barb Templin, a fellow member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  The topic of the show is Terrariums and Succulents and the necessary supplies are explained as a terrarium is created using succulents.  Examples of accessories to use to change the terrarium for various holidays or seasons are shown. A Take Root video produced by Beth Strickland, a Benton County Master Gardener, shows how easy it is to propogate succulents for use in our garden.