Bellevue Current May 2011
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Gardening Made Easy

Many of us who garden have made mistakes whether it's choosing the wrong plant location, planting too close together, or over watering. Increasing your gardening and horticulture knowledge is easy if you have the right resources. Below is a list of tip resources... and most are free!

Best Gardening Magazine: Fine Gardening is easy to follow and has great photography with a pronunciation guide in back. The Campbell County Library has current and back issues available. Subscriptions are $29.95 and well worth the investment.

Best Overall Information Resource: The Campbell County Extension Service is a resource that is free and provides horticulture advice and assistance on growing and caring of trees, shrubs, plants, vegetables, and plant and turf diseases. Extension offices offer Master Gardener classes each year as well as weekly classes for a nominal fee. Visit the Campbell County website for more info.

Best Free Resource: Your local library contains books and videos on a vast number of gardening topics. Many of the books can provide step by step instructions on both hard and soft landscaping plans, trees, plants, etc.

Best Gardening Radio Talk Show: In the Garden with Ron Wilson is a call in radio show that allows listeners to ask specific questions on many gardening topics including common problems that we've all encountered. It airs on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am, WLW channel 55.

Best Local Website: Both and are great resources that provide photos, suggested plants, information on tested annuals, trees for our Zone 6, and much more.

Gardening can be easy if you have the knowledge and experience gained in just doing it!

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

News & Events

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The Bellevue Neighborhood Association now has a facebook page! It's filled with updates from BNA committees, events around town, gardening and home tips, and much more!

Click here to find us on facebook 

BNA Membership Drive     

Help transform Bellevue one block at a time by joining the Bellevue Neighborhood Association. May is Membership Drive Month and remember we're a 501c3 org. All of your dues and donations - which go toward the parks, gardens, planters, tree planting, adopt a block, and other community efforts - are tax deductible! Email or 491-5437 with any questions on how your membership can help beautify Bellevue.  

A special thanks to Kathy and Mike Almoslechner, John Adams, Lauren and Grant While, Jason Canterbury, Katie Gerth and Ben Lauer, Bridget Vogt, Dave and Mary Jo Boeh, Linda Fields, Michele Spaulding, Tom Wiethorn, Time Smith, Cathy Hurley, and Maggie and Nick Rawe for passing out membership invitations.

Tips & Tricks

Do You Have Your Spring Cleaning Checklist?        

As the weather gets warmer, don't let spring cleaning overwhelm you. See below for a quick checklist to get you started:

Throw out expired food and condiments from the fridge and freezer

Donate any clothes you haven't worn in the past year

Flip/turn mattresses

Wipe down ceiling fans

Vacuum under couch cushions

Change filters on the A/C

Test smoke detectors

Check out more helpful tips   

Other News

Shop Bellevue!  

Come down to the Avenue Friday, June 3rd from 6pm to 10pm with "Girls Night Out Pajama Party." Details  

City-wide Yard Sale

Sat, June 4th. Contact or 431-8888 for more info. 

Concert Series     

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the Bellevue Beach Park and listen to the classic rock of The Remains on Sat, June 11th from 7pm to 10pm.

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Bellevue Moments

Because Bellevue is on higher ground than its neighboring cities, it's not behind a flood wall. Both Newport and Dayton would flood without a levee when the River rises whereas most of Bellevue is safe from flooding.

City of Bellevue 2005, p. 8