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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

12 Pretty Plants With Daisy Flowers

A favorite flower of days gone by would have to be a daisy, Bellis perennis. This happy-face flower with radiating white petals around a yellow center is still identifiable to even non-gardeners. Daisies are so tough in the mountain garden, but too much white is boring and plain. We developed many daisies like bloomers that

The Zany Sage

Welcome, Clutter

By the time someone engages the services of a professional organizer, they have often had some sort of a precipitating event.  I like to think of it as the 3 D’s – a death, downsizing or divorce.  Of course, there are other reasons too but those significant life changes are big enough to prompt action

Buz Blog

Opinion: Looking Down on the Masses

There has always been those who think they are better than “the masses” of people. Throughout history, they have gone by many names: royalty, aristocrats, and more recently elitists. Members of these exclusive groups are the antithesis of what our Constitutional Republic was meant to be. They consider themselves to be our superiors, so, of

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Best Heat Tolerant Shrubs for Desert Landscapes

Shrubs can be very low maintenance, often permanent additions to the landscape. Shrubs are like big, bold perennial plants that get better year after year. You will find the summer selection of plants at the garden center like heat, sun, and drought, better than their spring cousins. For better color, fragrance, and beauty, start with

Hypnotically Speaking

Hypnotically Speaking

In my last article we explored our ability to control habits and addictions by influencing our behaviors internally. We looked at how to effectively communicate with the unconscious mind by consciously making a decision so the unconscious mind can carry it out. Besides influencing our unconscious mind internally we can influencing our unconscious physically. That’s

Buz Blog

Opinion: A Debt That Can Never Be Repaid

Last Monday was Memorial Day and today is the 77th anniversary of D-Day. Those days should remind us of the sacrifice of those who have served this country in the military, and their family members who shared in that sacrifice. Every year on Memorial Day we honor those who gave their lives in all of our

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