Club Buzz 2018-19

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The September 2018 TV Program is now on Youtube

posted Sep 6, 2018, 1:54 PM by Cathy Wayson   [ updated Sep 8, 2018, 4:20 PM ]

The September 2018 program guest is JB Portillo, a fellow member of the Bella Vista Garden Club, President of the Benton County Master Gardeners and a NWA Master Naturalist.  The topic of the program is Clematis - Vine Art and the growing conditions required are discussed.  The three pruning groups are defined and pictures of many varieties provided by former Bella Vista Garden Club member, Susan Strong, are shown with various types of support systems used.  Antique fencing or gates can be used, vinyl coated wire can be wrapped around birdhouse posts and chicken wire shaped around a large piece of driftwood are shown.  New varieties have been developed that are more compact and smaller in size to fit in small areas to give your garden great color.  Also announced was the Bella Vista Gardening program has been awarded the National Overall winner from the National Garden Club, Inc. for a gardening TV show.  It is quite an honor for the show to receive this prestigious award. 

YARD OF THE MONTH - September 2018

posted Sep 1, 2018, 2:04 PM by Cathy Wayson   [ updated Sep 1, 2018, 2:06 PM ]

September winner of the Bella Vista Garden Club Yard of the Month.
So proud of our community and of Dennis & Alicia Peterson of 37 Kinloch Dr. BV 72715


We need your nominations for the next
"Yard of the Month" 
Nominate any yard (private residence or business) that is above average in design and the way it is maintained.  We want to recognize yards that improve the overall look of the community.
  
CLICK HERE for the rules. 

August TV Program is now on Youtube

posted Aug 2, 2018, 9:30 AM by Cathy Wayson

The August 2018 program guests are JB Portillo, a fellow member of the Bella Vista Garden Club, a Benton County Master Gardener and a NWA Master Naturalist together with Terry Weiderhaft a fellow Benton County Master Gardener.  The topic of the program is The Helping Hands Pantry Garden Update and Terry is the Leader of that project.  The garden is adjacent to the Helping Hands Store and there are about 7 acres available for use for a garden.  At the present time the garden covers less than one acre with 35 raised beds and some fruit trees.  This past year a drip water irrigation system has been added that has dramatically improved the production of produce.  All produce harvested is taken to the Helping Hands Pantry and instructions for cleaning, storing and refrigerating the produce is given to the recipient.  Some easy recipes are handed out also.  The garden is also used for education and some home schooled children have cleared out beds, planted vegetables and harvested the crops for the pantry.  Last year a little over 2,000 pounds of produce was harvested and this year the garden has produced over 1,800 pounds at the end of July.  Volunteers are always welcome to help and beds can be adopted by groups that can add to the bounty for the Helping Hands Pantry.  Photos taken this year at the garden are also shown.

Yard of the Month - August 2018

posted Aug 2, 2018, 9:28 AM by Cathy Wayson



Winners of the Bella Vista Garden Club Yard of the Month are Ken and Bonnie Bloom of 4 Helensburgh Lane, Bella Vista 72715. We cannot thank them enough for their beautiful yard and the care they take to maintain it. It is a butterfly haven and a true sanctuary to enjoy nature.



We need your nominations for the next
"Yard of the Month" 
Nominate any yard (private residence or business) that is above average in design and the way it is maintained.  We want to recognize yards that improve the overall look of the community.
  
CLICK HERE for the rules. 

May, June, and July TV Programs are on Youtube

posted Jul 10, 2018, 7:40 AM by Carol Tabat

The May 2018 program guest is Beth Kastl, a member of the Bella Vista Garden Club and a Benton County Master Gardener.  The topic of the program is Come to a 
Garden Party.  Beth is a Co-Chair of the event that will be held on Friday, June 8th, from 4:00 to 8:00 at Simple Pleasures.  The party is held in cooperation with the City of Bella Vista and the Bella Vista Property Owners Association.  There will be wonderful appetizers created by the members, wine, music, art, vendors, a silent auction, raffles and more.  Our wonderful hand painte wine glasses will be available to purchase and with the purchase you recieve an addition wine pour.  Parts of the video from the 2016 Garden Party are shown to get a glimps of what is in store.  The Mayor will also present the Bella Vista Garden Week Proclamation. Only 1,000 tickets are available and must be purchased in advance and can be found in a number of locations in Bella Vista.  Profits from the event will provide scholarships and other beautification projects.

The June 2018 program guest is Char Brunje, a member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  The topic of the program is Arkansas Diamonds which are annual plants  selected by the Arkansas Green Industry Association, the U of A Coopertive Extension Services, logal growers and independent garden centers that perform well in Arkansas.  There have been 13 plants chosen since 2015 including 3 in 2018 and the plants are sold with an Arkansas Diamond Logo tag so they can be easily identified.  Photos of the plants were shown from the ARGIA website and the preferred light and water requirements for each plant was discussed.  Nurseries in our area were listed and are shown on the ARGIA website as dealers also.  

The July 2018 program guest is BarbTemplin, a member of the Bella Vista Garden Club.  The topic of the program is Growing Cactus and how they can be used in your garden for interest or as houseplants indoors.  All Cactus are Succulants but not all Succulents are Cactus.  There are over 1,000 varieties of cactus from very small to very large and they are very drought tollerant, requiring little care.  Although all cactus cannot be grown in our gardens in Northwest Arkansas there are some that are hardy in our area and they require good drainage.  Photos are shown of some very interesting varieties.  

2018 YARD OF THE MONTH - JULY

posted Jul 6, 2018, 5:29 AM by Carol Tabat


Winners of the Bella Vista Garden Club June Yard of the Month are Kathy and Jerry Curtis of 45
Cargill Dr., Bella Vista 72715. We cannot thank them enough for their beautiful yard and the care they take to maintain it. Great job!

The Bella Vista Garden Club is promoting and rewarding exemplary yard care in Bella Vista and
recognizes neighbors who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property,
which contributes to the overall appearance of the community at large.

All homes and businesses in Bella Vista are eligible. Nominations are for the front and side
yards jointly. One yard is chosen each month by members of BVGC who chose the yard that
best exemplifies uniqueness, beauty and curb appeal.

Nominate a yard today via email: bvyardofthemonth@gmail.com or call JB @ 479-268-8325.
Please provide the address and the homeowners name if known. All nominations will be in the
running for future recognition.

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