The BVGC loves to share our wealth of gardening information.
Chances are you will find the answers to many of your questions in the links on this page.


  • Beans: Don’t plant near chives, garlic, leeks, onions, peppers, marigolds
  • Peas:  Don’t plant near chives, garlic, leeks, onions, peppers
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower: Don’t plant near peppers, squash, strawberries, tomatoes
  • Tomatoes:  Don’t plant near broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro, cucumbers
  • Dill: Don’t plant near carrots
  • Sunflowers need to be planted at least 12 inches away from any other plant.


    (Ohio Dept of Natural Resources
    Division of Wildlife)

    Wildlife Friendly Gardens
    Diane Cobb, one of our former members, has given several presentations on How to Create a Wildlife Friendly Garden.  She suggests following the recommendations from the National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife website to create these natural wildlife retreats.  Once you have built your natural wildlife friendly garden, click here to certify it on the National Wildlife Federation website!

    Click here to see photos of Diane's natural garden and wildlife retreat in Bella Vista.

    (This link will take you to Mother
    Earth Living instructions)

    (This link will take you to Halifax
    Garden Network instructions)


    Tackling Garden Pests Naturally

    Water Features and

    Keeping Water Clean

    Club Handouts
    Former club member Diane Cobb and other guest speakers have provided numerous outstanding handouts on varied gardening topics over the years.  Access to most of these handouts is available by clicking here.

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