Midwest’s Biggest Garden Event

LINCOLN — Spring Affair, the Midwest’s largest plant sale and garden event, is back in-person April 28-30 in Lincoln.

      There’s a plant for every garden, with more than 600 different varieties of perennials, herbs, grasses, succulents, trees and shrubs available. They are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and popular demand and provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc., of Clarkson, Neb. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum as an educational tool, fundraising event and to promote regional plants.

      Admission to the April 29-30 sale is free. The plant sale, educational booths and garden vendors are in Pavilion I of the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N 84th St. in Lincoln, with plenty of free parking.

      For best plant choices, there’s a Spring Affair Preview Sale Thursday, April 28. This ticketed event from 6-9 p.m. offers first selection of plants for tickets ranging from $32-$42.

      From novices to Master Gardeners, there are lots of landscape resources for personal enjoyment as well as for broader environmental benefits like helping pollinators, conserving water, feeding wildlife and reducing chemical applications. Full information with the plant list, garden tips and more at https://plantnebraska.org/


PHOTO AND CUTLINE:  Pasqueflower is one of the first wildflowers to bloom in spring, and a sure sign that spring is coming.