Bella Vista Garden Club
If you are interested in gardening in Northwest Arkansas, you have come to the right place.
IT'S TIME TO ORDER YOUR BULBS AND PERENNIALS
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!
MOST RECENT ACTIVITIES
YARD OF THE MONTH
AUGUST 2021 – 4 Tarland Lane
Congratulations to Duane and Lynn Penner, who have been selected as the Bella Vista Garden Club Yard of the Month. They were recommended by their friend, Ruth Richardson.
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.
Plant Sale Preparations Never End
This just in from Ginny Vance:
"So many of us 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 today: Ginny Vance, center; Jamie Townsend Hooper, front; Pat Meyer center right; and Mary O'Brian, in the back. Others who work on a regular basis are Virginia Halman, Cathy Downard, Joal Miller, Jen Sheridan, Judy Jeffrey, and Mary Doyle.
The success of the Plant Sales is largely due to their hard work.
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
The Spring Trip to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on May 26th
Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery Work Days 5/10/21
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