Our garden is being prepared now for spring. We anticipate opening our garden area May 6-7 and 8th, during Mother’s Day weekend. REMEMBER: the rule of thumb for planting in Virginia is to plant right after Mother’s Day. Earlier than this, and you are taking your chances. While tempting to plant now, “mother nature” could have her way and you could be sorry. Pansies are available at your local nursery. You can plant them now if you feel compelled to dig in the dirt.