BY Lori Murray

The Cameron County Master Gardeners in cooperation with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a plant sale in two weeks on Saturday, April 22, 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 hanging baskets.

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?).

Today’s article contains a small sample of the plants that will be available.



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 past the Williams Rd. intersection.

Use the next 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.

Come spend a pleasant morning browsing under our pavilion and broadening your knowledge.

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

A one-hour Rainwater Harvesting Workshop will be offered on Wednesday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the Cameron County Extension Office.

Attendees will learn harvesting methods and receive hands-on instructions for assembling the take-home rain barrel included in the $50 fee.

The office is located at 1390 West Expressway 83 in San Benito, next to San Benito High School.

Pre-register by either emailing or calling 956.361.8236.

Earth Day Plant Sale

A number of hanging baskets will be available at the Earth Day plant sale April 22.

Selection include Swedish Ivy, airplane plant, artillery fern and trailing Vinca Cora.