48th Harlingen Flower Show set for March 26

The Harlingen Council of Garden Clubs presents its 48th Flower Show March 26 at the Cultural Arts Center, 576 ’76 Drive, next door to the Harlingen Public Library.

Show hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission and lectures are free and the public is invited to attend. Lecture space is limited; first come, first served.

Leafing Thru Literature is this year’s theme. Talks by local experts is scheduled for today during the show.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., Mike Heep, of Heep’s Native Plant Nursery in Harlingen, will speak on Citrus Varieties: Their Origins & Growing Them.

There will be competition in 17 horticultural classes including container grown plants, shrubs either for foliage or blossom, cacti and succulents, roses, hibiscus, and other indoor and outdoor specimens both native and non-native to the Rio Grande Valley.

Floral designs, arts and crafts, and educational exhibits created by members of the Harnito and Town and Country garden clubs will be on display.