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Flowers and Plants

Add some color to your spaces with garden flowers, house plants and trees.
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ABOUT ME

Hi to everyone.
My name is Karen Travis!

I’m a gardening enthusiast with over 25 years of experience. When not working, I love digging in my garden. I grow everything I can from veggies to plants. I hope you enjoy my blog and that my blog inspires you to garden.

INSPIRATION

Gardening Basics

Don’t let strange
plants and bad soil
intimidate you.
Enjoy gardening success
in every season.

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Inspiration

Basil Leaves
Herbs

Top 10 Herbs for Your Windowsill Garden

Great news for all plant growers is that you can successfully grow herbs indoors. This is particularly useful during winter. People without outdoor gardens can make a small garden indoors to grow their herbs. An ideal place is a kitchen…

Vegetables

How to Grow Swiss Chard

People who love to eat spinach will usually prefer to grow their own spinach in their gardens. Nothing feels better than eating the spinach you’ve grown. This is the best way to ensure that the food you eat is truly…

DIY

Building a Square Foot Garden I

Square foot gardening is a great way to organize your garden. It’s important to remember that this is not a new phenomenon. In fact, the term has been around since mid-1970s. Square foot gardening tends to be very popular because…

Big Watermelon
Vegetables

How to Grow Watermelons, Part II

In part I, we discussed different watermelon varieties, optimal climate conditions, the origin of watermelons and how to start your watermelons properly. Here are more tips on how to grow watermelons properly and how to harvest them. Growing Watermelons on…

Fruits

How to Grow a Lemon Tree

A flowering lemon tree can provide not just a beautiful sight but also a unique, fresh smell. Lemon trees are very beautiful, with their dark green, oval leaves and fragrant, white blooms. Sweet, alluring scent will enhance the atmosphere of…

Abelia
Trees and Shrubs

Abelia

Abelia is a very popular gardening flower among many homes. Gardeners love to plant them around their porch simply because it is an evergreen plant and easy to take care of. Abelia Quick Facts Growth Habits: Shrub Height: 1 meter…

Gorgeous Lawn
Gardening Basics

How to Have a Gorgeous Lawn

You’ve probably noticed that the grass or turf in sports stadiums always look gorgeous. It’s largely due to professional care. These professionals know how to take care of lawns that go through lots of stress during sports games. Despite this…

Raised Bed Gate
DIY

How to Build a Removable Raised Bed Gate

Raised beds are great for your garden because they provide some protection from pests. These beds are too tall for small animals to climb, so they can’t reach your precious vegetables and other plants. However, larger animals can still reach…

Baking Soda
Pest Control

Even More Ways to Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is very effective against pests and diseases, so you can use it effectively in your garden and home. It is also very versatile so there are many other uses you can find for baking soda in your home,…

Tick
Pest Control

How to Avoid Ticks

Lyme disease is a common problem many people face. Spending more time outdoors in the spring and summer increases the risk of this disease, so it’s important to know how to protect yourself. There are about 40,000 cases of Lyme…

Flowers & Blooms

Parrot’s Beak: A Colorful Tropical Plant

Heliconia psittacorum, also known as “Parakeet Flower” or “Parrot’s Beak”, is a popular plant that many people choose to grow in their homes. This variety is the most common type of heliconia that many people grow. The main reason for…

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