Bellevue Current Apr 2011
Farmers Market

Farmers Market  

The farmers market is almost here! Starting Saturday, April 23rd, Bellevue will host a farmers market twice a week. Join us at The Party Source parking lot every Saturday from 8:00am - 1:00pm and Wednesday from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.

The farmers market will feature up to 28 local vendors and provide the freshest produce and organic foods while offering education and a social gathering place for the community. Read more about the farmers market in Bellevue here and come on out and support your local farmers!    

News & Events
Bellevue Beach Park

Be on the lookout!    

The Bellevue Neighborhood Association Garden Team has been working hard to make our historical neighborhood signs, parks, and planters beautiful. Be on the lookout these next few months for their handy work and artistic arrangements. Pansies are already in place and boxwood, limelight hydrangea, mums, candytuft, lilies, and irises will be going in soon.

Also, in recognition of National Arbor Day, the BNA has received 10 redbud seedlings from the Arbor Day Foundation and will be planting them along Memorial Parkway. And for those who've been having trouble figuring out which tree is what, the BNA will be placing tree identification pavers throughout the Beach Park. Our goal is to continue the tree identification project in other parks and gardens in the future so citizens and visitors alike can not only enjoy the shade and beauty of the specimens of trees we have in Bellevue... but also be able to identify what they are!

Become a member of the BNA   

The 2011 BNA Membership Drive begins April 30th with a door-to-door delivery of membership/dues invitations. Keep your eyes peeled for the white and red envelope at your door. Dues go directly to keeping Bellevue beautiful.

Volunteers are still needed to distribute the invitations. If you can spend an hour and a half hanging envelopes on door knobs in your neighborhood, please come to a kick-off breakfast at 9am on April 30th. For more info or to RSVP contact Phil Hagner: mphagner@fuse.net or 491-5437.

Tips & Tricks

When and How to Prune Your Shrubs    

Trimming at the correct time can really add value and beauty to your yard. See below for tips on pruning.

Spring-flowering shrubs such as hydrangeas and lilacs: Prune after they have finished blooming. This allows the new growth to develop for the following spring because they form their buds on the previous year's growth.

Late-flowering shrubs such as crape myrtles: Prune in the spring before they break dormancy. They form their buds on the current year's growth so pruning encourages new growth and abundant blooms.

Click here for more details!  

Information provided by: Front Door Gardens..."Where Natures Gardens meets Urban Living."

Other News

Spring Clean Up    

Volunteers will meet at the Callahan Center at 7:45am on April 16th. Spring Clean Up is 8am to Noon. Contact the City Clerk at 431-8888.

Shop Bellevue!  

Take a stroll around the Avenue Friday, May 6th from 6pm to 10pm and enjoy the nice weather with "Bellevue Blossoms." Click for details. 

Everything Under the Sun for Your Garden

The Bellevue Renaissance presents a gardening extravaganza Saturday, May 14th with a plant swap and more for those who share the love of gardening! More info. 

City-wide Yard Sale

The Bellevue Renaissance is hosting the City-wide Yard Sale on June 4th. Contact jody.robinson@bellevueky.org or 431-8888 for more info. 

Bellevue Moments

General Taylor named most of our streets. Berry was previously named and remained. Lafayette was for a French nobleman; Taylor for the Taylor family; Washington for the father of our country. Foote, Ward, Van Voast, and O'Fallon were named for the married last names of Taylor's four daughters.

City of Bellevue, www.bellevueky.org/History.htm

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