Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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7 Mar 2009

Welcome to the Robles' in Brownsville

Large sabals by the resaca

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This month our society met at the home and garden of Robert and Perla Robles. They have a beautiful estate in the heart of Brownsville. The gardens were designed a number of years ago by landscape architect & PSST member Scott Pajeski. The gardens have wonderful sun and shade patio areas and boarders a beautiful resaca. As usual the Robles' had a wondeful lunch catered and our members enjoyed their meal on the patios.

After the lunch and a short society meeting, our members went to view the work that has started on the Brownsville Botanical Gardens. Robert Robles and Romeo Montalvo (along with others), have been extensively involved in getting this project off the ground. As you can see from the pictures below some plants have already gone into the ground. We look forward to seeing the gardens when totally complete.

the extensive patio gardens

view of the pool and gardens

view of the garden looking towards the resaca

view of the pool

members enjoy the catered lunch

Brownsville Botanical Garden entrance

members gather to see the initial start to the gardens

large sabals line the garden roads

society members strike a pose

large cacti at the botanical gardens

one last look at the shade patio

Our next meeting will be in Brownsville on 18 Apr 09 . Look forward to seeing you at one of the up coming meetings.

Web page by John Volk. Photos by Ed Ladd.

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