I’VE BEEN EDGING as fast as I can. And mulching, raking, weeding, transplanting; you know the drill. Spring frenzy—both in to-do’s, and in the madness of what’s blooming in time for Saturday’s May 6 Open Day. The plants are cooperating, so how about you? Rain or shine—we’re here with garden visiting, Broken Arrow Nursery plant sale, and your choice of two talks by Joseph Tychonievich (or both!), one on rock-garden ideas and another on pollinator plants.

Lilacs, the ancient old apples, fothergilla, and more woody plants are in bloom, and the crabapples opening wider even as I type. I think the deciduous azaleas may pop today, too. On the ground layer, every manner of native spring wildflower jumbled with unusual Asian woodlanders are doing their things. Even the masses of hellebores are still at it, and more than half of the Narcissus. Sort of an old-fashioned spring so far—so please come say hello, won’t you? All the details and lecture-ticket info:

the lineup and visiting details

  • Garden open 10-4 (directions are on the Conservancy site)
  • Plant sale 10-4 by Broken Arrow Nursery
  • no advance ticket required for garden access or plant sale, but tickets are recommended for the special events with Joseph (walk-ins welcome, assuming space is available).
  • Note:…