The Lighter Side

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.

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.

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...