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48th Harlingen Flower Show Set for March 25th – 26th

Hibiscus flower by Anita Westervelt. Photo:  Special to LFN

Hibiscus flower by Anita Westervelt. Photo: Special to LFN

The Harlingen Council of Garden Clubs presents its 48th Flower Show March 25 and 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. both days. 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 are scheduled for both days during the show.

Jennifer Wilson, of Wild August Nursery & Flower Farm in Harlingen, will speak at 2 p.m. on Saturday on Growing Cut Flowers in the Rio Grande Valley.

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.