Club Buzz 2016-17

News from July 2016 to June 2017.  Click "Buzz Home" button on horizontal navigation bar to navigate to Buzz for a different year.

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Fall Plant Sale 2017

posted Sep 12, 2017, 4:15 PM by Cathy Wayson



September 2017 - Yard of the Month

posted Sep 1, 2017, 6:12 PM by Phoebe Garden   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 4:16 PM by Cathy Wayson ]


Congratulations Kelly & Kim Wolff
       7 Lundy Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72715        

We need your nominations for
Yard of the Month!!!
CLICK HERE for the rules. 

Aug 2017 - The Power of Horticulture Scholarships

posted Aug 6, 2017, 3:19 PM by Cathy Wayson   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 5:03 PM ]

The latest Gardening in NW AR video is on Youtube. 

CLICK HERE to view.

The August 2017 Program guests are Marilyn Russell, a fellow member of the Bella Vista Garden Club, Jordan Slater, a recipient of one of our Dorothy Wallace Scholarships in 2017 and Corrin Troutman, the Executive Director at the Peel Compton Foundation.  The topic of the show is The Power of Horticulture Scholarships.  Marilyn gave a brief history of the Bella Vista Garden Club's scholarship program, a bio of Dorothy Wallace, a past member, and why our Scholarships are named for her.  Jordan spoke of her love of gardening instilled by her Mother and Grandmother and her experience as an Intern at Compton Gardens this summer.  She will be receiving her scholarship at the September Bella Vista Garden Club Meeting.  Corrin emphasized the importance of horticulture scholarships and shared the story of how a garden club scholarship made such a difference in her ability to attend the University of Arkansas.  

August 2017 - Yard of the Month

posted Aug 2, 2017, 5:05 AM by Phoebe Garden

Congratulations Mark & Ronda Kreymborg
        2 Grace Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72715        

We need your nominations for
Yard of the Month!!!
CLICK HERE for the rules. 

July 2017 Video - Gardening and Cooking with Herbs

posted Jul 4, 2017, 6:11 AM by Cathy Wayson   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 3:34 PM ]

The latest Gardening in NW AR video is on Youtube. 

CLICK HERE to view.

The July 2017 Program guest is Dagmar Roeder, a fellow member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  The topic of the show is Growing and Cooking with Herbs and several herbs were displayed along with some cut stems of mint that was stored in the refrigerator for 3 days and still looked fresh as the day it was cut.  Photos of Dagmar's herbs in her garden were also shown.  Growing conditions for various herbs that are usually available are discussed and some more unusual herbs are mentioned that can be grown from seed or available at nurseries that specialize in herbs.  Herbs that repel insects, like garlic and basil, can be planted in various parts of the garden.  When cooking with fresh herbs you need to increase the amount you use versus dried herbs.  More information on growing herbs and recipes using herbs are available in the Gardening Info section of this website under Herbs.  

July 2017 - BVGC Yard of the Month

posted Jul 2, 2017, 11:03 PM by Phoebe Garden

Bird Poster Art Contest

posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:15 AM by Cathy Wayson   [ updated Jul 22, 2017, 5:24 PM by Phoebe Garden ]


Gallery show and reception honoring Bentonville Art Students was held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at TWO25 Gallery, Main Street, Bentonville.  A video is now on Youtube showing many of the students' works of art.  Marion Heath, Bella Vista Garden Club’s Audubon Committee Chairman describes the Bird Poster Art Contest and interviews some of the students.  Video - CLICKHERE


June 2017 - Helping Hands Food Pantry Garden Update

posted Jun 10, 2017, 4:03 PM by Phoebe Garden   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 3:35 PM by Cathy Wayson ]

The latest video is now available on Youtube: CLICK HERE  

The June 2017 Program is hosted by JB Portillo and the guests are Tony LiCausi, President of the Bella Vista Garden Club and fellow Benton County Master Gardener and
Terry Weiderhaft also a fellow Benton County Master Gardener.  The topic of the show is Helping Hands Food Pantry Garden Update bringing us up to date on what has been happening in the garden for the past year. The history of the garden was reviewed and Terry shared the amount of produce harvested last year topped 2,200 pounds utilizing 20 raised beds.  With 37 beds this year, an irrigation system installed and an organic spraying program, the amount of food produced will be much higher this year.  There is also a children's project that is ongoing at the garden with about 40 home schooled children planting and harvesting food for Helping Hands to distribute with some easy recipes using the produce.   

June 7th, 2017 Spring Luncheon

posted Jun 10, 2017, 3:35 PM by Phoebe Garden   [ updated Jun 10, 2017, 3:50 PM by Cathy Wayson ]

The theme of the Luncheon was Fairy Gardens and each table sported an attractive Fairy Garden in a flat container.  These were later given away as door prizes.  The Luncheon was held at the newly remodeled Lake Point Event Center in Bella Vista.  The Raffle items also featured Fairies.  An attractive display showcased the many awards the club won in the last year.  Other awards/gifts were given to deserving members.  The new officers were installed and given garden tools that represented some of their duties.  A video featuring highlights of Tony's term as President was shown and he was awarded the Past Presidents Pin and other gifts.  Our new President outlined her goals for the coming year.


NEW OFFICERS for 2017 - 2018

posted Jun 10, 2017, 3:08 PM by Cathy Wayson   [ updated Jun 10, 2017, 3:10 PM by Phoebe Garden ]

Left to right, Judy Jeffery, President; Alycyn Culbertson, 1st Vice President; Dorothy Sandoval, 2nd Vice President; Betty Boling-Stull, Assistant 2nd Vice President; Keren Welch, Treasurer; Char Brunje, Assistant Treasurer; Linda Neymeyer, Secretary; Barb Templin, Assistant Treasurer, Tony LiCausi, Parliamentarian.

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