Bella Vista Garden Club
If you are interested in gardening in Northwest Arkansas, you have come to the right place.
BLOOMING BUCKS FUNDRAISER
Support the Bella Vista Garden Club when you order bulbs and plants from Brent & Becky's Bulbs. Just click on the Brent and Becky's "ORDER BULBS button", then follow the directions to place your order from their catalog. The Club will be a benefactor of a very generous portion of your purchase. It is that easy!
September 22nd Meeting of the BVGC
Meeting Location: Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Boulevard, Bella Vista.
Auction - Fund Raiser
James Richardson has donated a 'Barn Quilt'. It will be auctioned at the meeting as a fund raiser for the Club. James hand painted this 'Barn Quilt' which measures 33” square. James hopes the new owner will include it in the Arkansas Quilt Trail but that is not mandatory.
MOST RECENT ACTIVITIES
Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery Work Days 9/14/21
It was a beautiful morning for our Garden Club Members to work at the Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery. We dead headed and we’re cleaning beds for the fall. These gardens are beautiful !
New Project - Native Plants Garden Bed
This project is chaired by Plant Sale Chairman, Joel Miller. It is an area in front of the greenhouse where the committee works on the Plant Sales. The Waste Water Treatment Plant is allowing the Club to use the area to make a garden showcasing native plants. It will feature stepping stones to allow people to walk into the area. It is mainly a learning garden but eventually some of the plants will be for sale at future Garden Club Plant Sales.
Plant Sale Preparations Never End
So many club members work down at Waste Water daily potting, watering, cleaning up and always weeds to pull to keep things in shape for the next Plant Sale!
Shown in the photo working Aug 9th: Kathy Zumbro, Deidre Cheney, Mary O'Brian, Ginny Vance, Cathy Downard, and Jen Sheridan
YARD OF THE MONTH
September 2021 – 50 ERIBOLL LANE
Congratulations to Jack & Janet Alton, who have been selected as the Bella Vista Garden Club Yard of the Month. Janet was raised in North Little Rock, lived in Arkansas most all of her life, but they lived in Angel Fire, New Mexico for 18 years and at 50 Eriboll Lane for about one and a half years. Jack is a retired Airforce pilot and Janet is a go getter who has managed several non-profits and trade shows throughout her career before retiring. In Angel Fire they were avid hikers, skiers and snowshoe adventurers. Janet is anxious to get involved in Bella Vista, especially in gardening. She is very high energy and creative so is looking for fun. They have totally transformed the yard since moving in. Janet does all the work - designer, installer, waterer and weeder. Many of her plants were gifts from neighbors. They both take great pride in their yard and have a lovely front approach. The Bella Vista Garden Club thanks you, Jack and Janet, for yet another example of a well-kept yard and helping to keep Bella Vista beautiful year-round!
For previous Yards of the Month...go to Club Buzz.
Tour of Club Member's Garden - July 14, 2021
Though this wasn't an official Club activity it involves many members of the Bella Vista Garden Club.
BVGC member Tony LiCausi's lovely garden was on tour today for the Garden Club of Rogers. Many BVGC members were there to help out.
Note of Thanks from Tony
Well the weatherman finally co-operated, the rain stopped at just the right time, the weather was cool everyone arrived and appeared to have had a good time because they were slow to leave, took bunches of pictures and had many questions. I was most proud of our Bella Vista Garden Club in coming out and helping to host in many ways our neighboring garden club. A special shout out to Marilyn Russell and Judi Shannon who helped with coffee and biscotti. Bob and Terresa Paulseen who helped with parking and hosting. Barb Angstead, Deidre Cheney, Janice Grim, Dory Hammeke, Mary O'Brian, Elaine Rooney who helped with hosting and guiding. There were many more who also came to just help if necessary. I apologize for not mentioning your names because there were so many and was a bit overwhelmed. I do remember of course our president Pat Meyer (always charming) and am pretty sure Ginny Vance was here taking photo's also.
There were a number of people who I can't remember who wanted some perennial divisions this spring, information on drip systems, compost tea, nematode suppliers, etc.. etc. If you are one of these please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 479 876 2121 and I am happy to help in any way I can. Again, thanks a million Bella Vista Garden Club,
This just in from Mary Doyle:
The Butterfly Garden seems to be doing its job and attracting lots of our winged friends.
This just in from Tony LiCausi 7/10/21:
Veterans Wall of Honor
This just in from Penny Frahm 7/6/21.
Weekely trip to the Veteran's Wall to weed and deadhead. There was a group of young men down there power washing the sidewalks and memorial and putting fresh mulch around the shrubs by the walking trail. They offered me some free mulch and even help me put in down around the flower bed, it made the flowers really pop. They were with Hooyeah Tree and Landscape and it was so nice for them to donate the mulch and help. I have included a picture of the two (Ryan and Bo) in that order on the picture. Bo is the one that helped with the flower bed. Photo of Penny from Ginny Vance.
BLUE STAR MEMORIAL - HWY 71 WELCOME CENTER
James Richardson posted these photos on FB. He got some planting done at the blue star memorial garden today.
NEW MEMBERS' PICNIC
This just in from Marilyn Russell:
There were 20 of us at the New Members' Picnic on June 18, 2021. The Welcome Committee Chairman, Pat Schrad, introduced Mary Doyle, Joal Miller, Penny Frahm, Dory Hammeke, Judy Jeffrey, and Pat Meyer who all gave an overview of the various committees/projects to the new members.
The Board and Committee Chairmen provided a very nice "salad" luncheon. We all had a good time getting acquainted. The other Welcome Committee members assisting Pat were Cathy Downard and Marilyn Russell.
The Spring Luncheon - June 9 at Lakepoint
Judy Jeffrey, Past President; Betty Boling-Stull, Asst. 2nd V.P.; Kathy Woxland, 2nd V.P.; Linda Neymeyer, Secretary; Barb Templin, Asst. Secretary; Karen Welch, Treasurer; Lee Ann Robinson, Asst. Treasurer; Tony LiCausi, Parliamentarian. Not present, Beth Kastl, 1st V.P.
PLANT SALE 2021
THINGS TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN
LINKS OF INTEREST
New Link: Toxic Pesticides - This page on the ConsumerNotice.org site has a lot of information on toxic pesticides outlining the different types and how to protect yourself from their negative effects.
New Link: Yard Care Guru - This site has a multitude of links of information and this link has the Ultimate Beginners Guide to Gardening with Kids.
New Link: Consumers Base - This site has A Comprehensive Guide to Container Gardening that is very informative along with other gardening information.
New Link: University of Arkansas Yard and Garden - Pruning Crepe Myrtles - This page has information on pruning crepe myrtles and other links to more information on this plant.
New Link: Plant Care Today - This page of the site covers companion planting with tomatoes. Other pages have more gardening information.
New Link: Ultimate Guide to Gardening Resources - This site is full of links with information on general gardening, planning a garden, educating children, indoor gardening, blogs and podcasts.
"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature."Jeff Cox
Artistic Touches by Cathy Wayson