A Christmas and New Year’s Message Filled with Thanks!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Why such early tidings? Because this will be the final GardenLine post for 2019. We will reconnect with you during the first full week of 2020.

I’d like to thank all of our GardenLine listeners, email subscribers and blog followers from over the past year. It has been a jam-packed and exciting time for me personally with a new book, The Ultimate Guide to Gulf Coast Gardening, set to hit the market in just a few weeks. I’m also fired up about appearing at a few more home and garden shows in 2020. First will be the Sugar Land show Jan. 24-25, essentially a book-launch weekend.

Thanks also to all the GardenLine radio show sponsors and advertising partners. Sure, they keep us on the air, but I mostly appreciate how special they are to our GardenLine audience. I am still humbled and impressed with how many sponsors have been with GardenLine since I took over as host - I’m entering my 24th year! And I’m always honored to be asked to be a spokesperson. I recognize that it’s not just me they’re choosing - they are also after the massive reach of KTRH. I know our partners realize how many new listeners tune in each month, because the region continues to grow and prosper. It’s a smart move by our sponsors, who want to tap that fertile market. (GardenLine pun intended) Getting their messages out to newcomers and keeping long-time listeners aware of their brands surely benefits their businesses. I take being their spokesperson very seriously and truly support many of their great products and services - especially the independently owned and operated nurseries and garden centers in the region.

Thanks again to Jon Sullivan, our KTRH web dude. We doubled his GardenLine workload in 2019 by adding our GardenLine Friday Profiles to his responsibilities. Our email newsletter subscribers now get both my weekly tip and the new Friday features.

Thanks also to our Facebook followers. They know what a treasure trove of information and fun we load it with nearly every day. If you’re not yet following us, please take a moment to connect today.

I’m really looking forward to 2020. Each new year always starts off with major fruit tree sales, so - as we say in the radio business - “Keep Tuned Right Here.” (KTRH – get it?) I will be the first to bring you the entire fruit tree sale schedule during the first full week of 2020, both here and on the air. I will also let you know exactly when to prune those fruit trees, when to get your lawn roaring back, when to get those veggie gardens started, and lots more.

So, have a merry Christmas and a wonderful start to the new year! We’ll be back in touch again on Jan. 9.

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