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19 Aug 2006

Welcome to Rick Bassett's garden in Harlingen..

 Palms and Cactus in one unique garden

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This month we had a special treat. In addition to seeing Uvaldo's palm garden, we were invited over to see Rick Bassett's unique garden. Rick grew up loving plants and it has become a life long passion and hobby. His garden is spectacular and one might not think it was located in south Texas from some of the photos you'll see here. We thank Rick for opening up his garden to us and look forward to visiting it again next year, when he hosts the May meeting. Enjoy the pictures below of his beautiful garden.

 Rick's front yard and home

 the blue american century plant

 good grouping of palms

 a striking phoenix sylvestris

 members admire the garden

 looking across the tennis court

 the cactus garden to include organ pipe and saguaros

 another view of the cactus garden

Additional photo's...

 the cooling pool with sabal palms

 views of the saguaro cactus

 additional views

 a fountain and sabal palms

 a fabulous phoenix hybrid

 Prickly pear cactus variety santa rita

Meeting summary by John Volk. Photos by John Volk unless otherwise stated.

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