From The Editor: Springing Into Action

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Photo courtesy of BigStock/artursfoto

Photo courtesy of BigStock/artursfoto

The day was Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Groundhog Day. Super Bowl Sunday. A day where we reveled in the slickly produced bombast of football and commercials, and whether or not a rodent saw its shadow. Truly, two birds with one stone. But what stood out the most on that day for Minnesotans was far more important: it was 45 degrees outside. In Minnesota. In early February. Doth spring beckon for us early? Are we free from the bleak gray of winter’s unforgiving kiss?

Well, obviously, of course not, as the temps sunk back down to the 30s and 20s by the end of the week. I mean, what did we honestly expect? But for that brief day of sweater weather and intermittent sunshine, it was spring again, and it got us all the more excited for the REAL season of spring to eventually show up. Thus, hark! Here be the 2020 Spring Home + Garden Issue!

In this issue, we preview this year’s Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, we learn about the kitchen and bath design prowess of Mingle, and we prepare our roofing projects with Renda the Roofer. We also learn about the gardening and horticulture classes provided the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum.

But that’s certainly not all, because we have a special interview with the one and only trash cinema icon himself, John Waters! Catch up with the iconic Filth Elder prior to his stop in Minneapolis on Feb. 29. We also take a special look at local GLBT employee resource groups and how they support queer employees.

So fret not, dear readers! Spring is within our grasp! Get those green thumbs ready!

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