“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. ~ Christopher Morley,” John Mistletoe
And so spring has arrived. While we might not feel it just yet, soon enough all the signs will be there—the bulbs will be pushing through the dirt, the days will be warmer and we’ll throw open our windows to let in the fresh air. For many, this new renaissance brings the desire to make improvements around the house, specifically the yard.
This month’s Home & Garden issue is full of helpful ideas that will keep you busy this season. Ever wonder how you can spruce up your backyard patio? All it takes is a little creativity. Have you been thinking of installing a pond, but don’t think your yard is big enough? Think again. It doesn’t matter what size yard you have; you, too, can enjoy the tranquility of a pond. Here’s something different—learn to create your own wind chime garden.
To help you in your quest for beautiful flowers, our gardening columnist Kerry Mendez, owner of Perennially Yours, returns. From now until September Kerry will be addressing your gardening concerns. If you have a question, please email me at the address below.
Also in this issue is our ever-popular Locally Owned Business feature—this month the spotlight is on 36 business owners including a log home builder, a mural painter and a chocolatier. To tie in with the business theme, John Gray, in his usual witty way, offers advice to employers that will make you laugh out loud.
Last month, we introduced you to local television personalities. In this issue we feature radio DJ’s. Read about four popular morning teams—AJ & Trudy, 104.5 The Buzz; Jay & Ben, Magic 100.9: Randi & Tred, 99.5 The River; and Candy & Potter, Fly 92.3. I’m sure you’ll enjoy learning more about these radio personalities and how they got their start in the business. And of course, it’s always interesting to see the “face behind the voice”.
Finally, enjoy all that this beautiful season of spring has to offer!
Mary Beth DeCecco