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2019 BVGC TV Programs

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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 2019 Program guest is Corrin Troutman, Horticulturalist specializing in Native Plants and member of the Bentonville Garden Club.  The topic of the program is White and Night Bloomers and photos of many native white blooming trees and plants are described and shown.  A white garden at the edge of your property pulls your eye out to that area as the sun goes down and dusk sets in.  Also shown are night blooming plants that can be enjoyed at the end of the day and early evening.  These additions to your garden can add special interest.

The February 2019 Program guest is Tony LaCausi, a member of the Bella Vista Garden Club and a Benton County Master Gardener.  The topic of the program is Summer and Fall Blooming Bulbs and photos of many of these later bloomers are shown.  When we think of bulbs, we think of those we plant in fall that bloom in spring but there are a large variety of bulbs and tubers that will give your garden later summer and fall color.  Many are topical plants that need to be moved into your garage or kept from freezing but some will survive in the ground in the NWA region. 

The March 2019 Program guest is Ann Iwen, a member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  The topic of the program is Orchids from Around the World and photos are shown of many orchids used as houseplants.  These tropical plants are native to every continent except Antarctica and thrive in warm and humid conditions.  Several examples of blooming Phalaenopsis are shown which were supplied by Lou Jasper, fellow member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  Planting medium, fertilizing and watering instructions and hints are given.  

The April 2019 Program guest is Barb Templin, a member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  The topic of the program is Spring Planting for Fall Color and photos are shown of many plants other than the usual mums and pansies that give us wonderful fall color.   A variety of shrubs, grasses and perennials give us fall color as a bonus.  There are even some hostas that turn yellow before they lose their leaves in the late fall.  A plant that gives fall color next to an evergreen will give your garden good color variety.  

The May 2019 Program guest is Fran Zimmermann a former member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  The topic of the program is Rhododendrons and Azaleas and planting information along with the preferred growing conditions were discussed regarding light, soil, water, mulch, fertilizing and pruning.  A new variety of Azalea on the market called RebloomTM  was exhibited  that is similar to the Encore series.  Photos of Rhododendrons and Azaleas were shown together with layering options using a variety of these plants.