BY LORI MURRAY

The Cameron County Master Gardeners in cooperation with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a gardening extravaganza on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. – 12 in the morning.

Most plants will have been donated by Master Gardeners from their own gardens and will include everything from trees to butterfly plants to herbs.

Vegetable plants begun in our own greenhouses right there in the Arboretum are a special feature this year.

The Garden Market will offer reasonwably priced items for the home gardener and the National Weather Service kiosk will offer some freebies as well.

The Master Gardeners themselves will put on demonstrations of composting and rainwater harvesting and will offer Children’s activities at a special booth.

Experts will be there to show you how to take a soil sample. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions (who better than those who have worked the same soil and worked with the same plants and climate you do?).

Experts at the Plant Clinic always draw a crowd wanting to know about their sick plants and problematic insects.

DIRECTIONS TO

THE ARBORETUM

The sale will be held at the Gardeners’ Arboretum which is located on the San Benito side of the County Annex Building which is next to San Benito High School. (1390 West Expressway 83 for those of you using a GPS.) Driving from Harlingen on the Expressway, exit Williams Road and continue on the frontage passing the Williams Rd. intersection.

Use next the turn-around (Ratfliff St.) and head back towards Harlingen on the frontage road so that you can enter the parking lot of the County Annex Building.

Driving from Brownsville on the Expressway, take the Williams Road exit and enter the parking lot before you arrive at Williams Road.

Bring your sick plants and problematic insects to the Clinic, and spend a pleasant morning browsing under our pavilion and broadening your knowledge.