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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Discovering More Joy in 2021 Through Plants and Pets

We all know 2020 has been a wild ride physically, mentally, and emotionally. Being outdoors in the garden, on a trail, or simply watching a sunset on the back patio has been a stress releaser for many. I’ve helped so many new to gardening this year find a little joy in plants and gardening amid

The Zany Sage

Clutterfree Gift Ideas

Stop! Set down that toilet paper holder that also has a mount for your iPad, The amusing beer holster will be good for a laugh or two until it ends up in your garage sale. (Or buried under the pile in your garage.)  And yes, I know that single item kitchen appliance is only $5

Buz Blog

Opinion: How Would Biden Unite Us?

Candidate Biden, after the media declared him the President Elect, made the statement, “I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.” And also, “It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Planting Your Christmas Tree in the Gardens

An evergreen tree with a starring role in the mountains of Arizona is gaining nationwide popularity. The ‘Single Blue Pinyon Pine‘ is a local variety that gives a bold appearance to a rustic tree. Its blue color blends well in dry mountain landscapes as well as modern and Mediterranean style gardens. The tidy appearance and

The Zany Sage

Relatives bearing fruitcake–and other holiday horrors

The relatives are coming!  Does this turn your holiday ho-ho-ho into ho-ho-horrible? Blame it on Norman Rockwell and his picture-perfect illustration of the perfect family celebrating a perfect Christmas. Or a syrupy Hallmark movie where romance always triumphs and skaters glide about, hands tucked into their white-fur-trimmed muffs. For most of us, the turkey ends

Buz Blog

Opinion – Who to Believe: The Media or Your Lying Eyes

In 2016, virtually all of the polls, news and social media predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election by a landslide. A close inspection of Trump rallies in comparison with Clinton gatherings and speeches showed a vast disparity between the size and enthusiasm of the two standard bearers. Trump’s campaign rallies were large,

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