Wednesdays are special at the garden center because Wendy brightens our day with her weekly visit. Wendy is a longtime friend, customer and wildlife advocate. She feeds birds, squirrels, chipmunks and any other stray animals that wander into her yard. Every winter Wendy takes part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. She also gardens with native plants which further furnish her animals with food and protection. One day last summer Wendy drove from her home, more than 30 miles away, just to help us rescue a male cardinal that had been hit and stunned by a passing car. Wendy is one king gentle soul.