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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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Vegetables

Essential Tomato Growing Tips

All tomato growers aspire to have beautiful, tasty tomatoes. The best tomato fruit depends on the variety used, but it usually means reddest, juiciest and super-tasty fruit. Most of the time, you simply can’t find that kind of tomatoes in…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Water Pothos Plants?

Pothos plants are very sensitive to water so it is crucial to know how to water them properly. This will have a great effect on their health and can make your plant either thrive or get sick. Keep in mind…

Vegetables

How to Plant in the Fall

The fall is actually a great time to plant certain plants. It’s important to know that fall is preferred because the weather is cooler so your plants won’t burn. However, in order to make the most out of your planting…

Pest Control

How to Eliminate Fleas: Quick Home Remedies

Fleas are common problems for many pets. To get rid of them, you have to use a special product. There are many commercial products and medicines made to eliminate fleas. However, these products are not always environmentally-friendly. Usually, your pet…

Flowers & Blooms

7 Steps for Growing Bulbs in Vases

You can effectively grow bulbs in vases for some interesting decoration, gifts or for adding some spring colors to the holiday season. If you wish to grow some of your favorite bulbs in vases, it’s best to start in October….

Fruits

Great Ways to Use Over-Ripe Bananas

Bananas are healthy and tasty fruits many people consume on a daily basis. Some even like to grow their own bananas in their gardens, provided that the climate and other conditions are favorable. Bananas can be used in many different…

Flowers & Blooms

Chrysanthemum Care: Answers for Beginners

Chrysanthemums are among the most popular garden and houseplants. They bloom in the autumn and they are very recognizable. Here are some quick questions and answers for those who wish to grow Chrysanthemums. One good thing about these plants is…

Flowers & Blooms

What Causes Brown Tips on Leaves?

It’s not unusual for houseplants to develop brown tips on the leaves. There are several reasons why plants develop brown tips. What is important to know is that you can stop it and cure your plants once you understand what’s…

Gardening Basics

Hydroponic Gardening Basics

Apart from the usual vegetable gardening method which involves digging, tilling, planting, fertilizing and watering your plants everyday, there is another method to plant vegetables called hydroponic gardening.

Christmas Cactus flower
Flowers & Blooms

How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus (botanical name Schlumbergera bridgesi, formerly Zyyocactus truncatus) is known for its beauty. Originally from tropical Brazil, this plant produces lovely pink flowers. Many people wish to grow it in their homes. However, this plant is often considered…

Flowers & Blooms

Caring for Dieffenbachia Plants

Dieffenbachia plants are beautiful and many home gardeners choose them for their homes. These plants are often grown because of their unique, striking foliage. If you wish to grow these plants for the first time, here’s a good news: it’s…

Flowers & Blooms

8 Beautiful Perennials for Your Garden

Beautiful, colorful garden is something many gardeners and plant owners want to have. This isn’t always easy to achieve, though. Plants don’t live forever, and many perennials live only 3-4 years in the landscape. Many perennials demand a lot of…

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