Local gardeners buying plants: Enthusiastic, upbeat and “happy crazy”

Local gardeners buying plants: Enthusiastic, upbeat and “happy crazy”

After months of tantalizing gardening catalogs being sent to them, Front Range gardeners have been let loose from their winter slumber to lunge toward gardening establishments with gleeful abandon. Mother’s Day weekend seems like the official starting flag of the outdoor plant acquisition race.

Living in the days of less is more

Living in the days of less is more

The vocabulary intended to soften the blows of blistering inflation is a testimony to creativity. Economists keep talking about consumers experiencing shrinkflation. They don’t mean consumers are shrinking (although you do look amazingly trim); they mean the products we buy are shrinking, but the prices are not.

The Lighter Side: For the love of corn

The Lighter Side: For the love of corn

How does a semi-sensible woman end up with foot-high corn plant in her bathtub in February? There is only one possible explanation: love and guilt.

All fired up about fall

All fired up about fall

We all need to muse more, and fall is the perfect time for sitting, pondering and reflecting, particularly in front of a fire.

Talking to our pets, our selves and our imaginary friends

Talking to our pets, our selves and our imaginary friends

Recently I received an email from a reader named Randy from Loveland. He noted that since becoming petless he has started talking to imaginary friends from his childhood. He said he wasn’t sure what this says about him. I’m sure his imaginary friends are probably more...