My husband and I have a saying for every time we find ourselves in a busy restaurant or waiting in a long check-out line: “Just think how crowded it would be if there wasn’t a recession!”Aren’t consumers supposed to be spending less and staying home more? This spring, I could barely squeeze my Jeep past all the cars parked in front of the nursery in my neighborhood. The economy is bad; people have lost their jobs; who’s got money for geraniums? My thoughts were similar when I ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.

Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now.We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Questions about your account or how to access content?


Already registered? here.