Editor

The reward for enduring a cold, gray winter is spring!

Your outdoor spaces are certainly showing all the signs. It’s fun to watch the daily progress of our native ornamental trees and the perennials that grow in your garden (we’ve got news you can use about both of these in the Garden department). If you’ve been thinking about adding some extra curb appeal to your home, consider putting a design’s eye toward the front walkway and giving it a stylish makeover. Local experts weigh in on
the best ways to do it.

We’re proud to support Virginia’s statewide Historic Garden Week by sharing a preview of our area’s homes and gardens featured on this year’s tour—in Lynchburg on Tuesday, April 21 and, at Smith Mountain Lake on Friday, April 24.

Lest you think this edition is “just” about what’s going on outside—we’ve included several ideas to help you bring the outdoors in. Our feature article on sunrooms will shine a completely new light on the benefits of adding a four-season room to your home, and we’ll show you how to lighten up and dress your windows in an easy, breezy style. Does springtime put you in the mood to entertain? We’ve got the inspiration you’ve been seeking in our article about brunches—the loveliest of morning-time parties—and we have some fun ideas to accessorize your home with treasures you probably already own but haven’t been using lately.
We made it—spring has finally sprung!

Happy reading,

—LAUREL FEINMAN, managing EDITOR