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Winter Storm Uri

By Mary Beth / February 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

What to do now Last week we were all focused on power and water. Less than a week later, our yards are a constant reminder of winter storm Uri. Our tree farm has been getting many calls asking for landscaper recommendations. We keep an every-changing list of landscapers in the Rio Grande Valley that you…

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Assessing Our Freeze Damage

By Mary Beth / February 19, 2021 / 3 Comments

Today was our first opportunity to get out in the fields and get a good look at the damage last weeks arctic blast did to our fields. Even though the three rows pictured above are all Date palms, one is canarensis and the other two are roebellini. Clearly, roebellini is more cold sensitive. They are…

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Preparing your Plants for a Light Freeze

By Mary Beth / December 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

It looks like our temperatures could dip below freezing for 3 – 5 hours early Saturday morning.   With temperatures at 30 – 32 degrees for just a few hours, we shouldn’t see much plant damage – only our tender tropicals will be effected.    Just this week, I noticed new growth on firebush shrubs that…

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