Letter from the Editor: Winter Provides a Time for Planning

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Many of us mourn the passing of summer-no more lazy afternoons by the pool, abundant fresh produce or backyard barbecues-but the advent of cooler temperatures brings a much-needed opportunity to slow down and plan our next home and garden projects.

That's why we included plenty of resources in this issue to help you grow your knowledge base, including a story on how to achieve a stunning spring bulb display (page 28), information on managing ash trees infested by emerald ash borer (page 32) and tips from a master gardener on how to prep your vegetable garden for the next growing season (page 34).

In our feature on living in Bexley (page 44), three families welcome us into their homes and share their renovation stories. The properties range from a 1920s neo-classical home to an updated farmhouse that's believed to date back to the 1880s. While each home is unique, all of them have been lovingly restored and decorated and won't fail to inspire.

Last but not least, The Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest (Sept. 11 to 13) brings together a multitude of home and garden experts and vendors under one roof, making it an ideal first stop for anyone considering a big project. Read about the show's offerings, which include fun activities and a holiday market (page 53).

No matter what project you'd like to tackle this season, I hope you find something in this issue to help you get started. Good luck, and happy planning!