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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

Spider Plant Outdoors
Plant Care

Spider Plant Outdoors

People tend to prefer growing their Spider Plants (Chlorophytum comosun) indoors. These plants thrive in a home and provide a great addition to any living room or another indoor area. Spider Plants are ideal for new gardeners because they are…

Flowers & Blooms

Growing Mandevilla Vines Indoors

Mendevilla plants are gorgeous vines known for their lush flowers. Many people like to grow them on their balconies and patios. However, it is not always possible to grow your Mandevilla outdoors. These are not winter-hardy plants so they need…

Mandevilla
Plant Care

Mandevilla Plant Care Tips

The Mandevilla plant is a beautiful plant you can grow on your patio. It is known for its gorgeous flowers. A Mandevilla plant can add a tropical touch to your home. It is a great plant for patios and balconies…

Gardening Basics

Growing Plants with Straw Bales

More and more people choose to grow their vegetables and other garden plants in straw bales. Straw bales offer numerous advantages to all gardeners who wish to grow strong, healthy plants. While some people may say straw bales are an…

Sweet Peppers
Vegetables

Caring for Peppers

Peppers are very varied and they come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes and hotness. Some of the most popular colors include red, green, orange, purple, yellow and chocolate brown. It’s important to understand that a green pepper…

Houseplants
Indoor Gardening

Caring for Indoor Plants During Winter

It’s important to understand that just because you choose to keep your plants indoors or to take them inside during winter, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect them against cold. Winter and cold temperatures affect indoor plants, too. For these…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Make Your Orchids Bloom

Orchid flowers need some time and excellent care to develop properly and reach their full potential. There are, however, some things you can do to speed up their blooming process and produce better flowers. After orchids bloom, we want the…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Cut Dead Flowers from an Orchid

It’s always a great experience to see your Phalaenopsis orchid produce gorgeous blossoms. We all want our orchids to grow beautifully. A Phalaenopsis orchid produce long-lasting flowers and they can last for months. However, they will eventually fade. Dead flowers…

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Fruits

Low Blood Pressure Foods III

If you wish to keep your blood pressure in check, you should eat some of the fruits, vegetables and other recommended foods. There are many foods that can lower you blood pressure so you should consume them on a regular…

Dividing Hostas
Plant Care

Dividing Hostas

Dividing hostas is not so complicated once you are familiar with the procedure. Generally speaking, it’s best to divide them early in the year so they have time to recover before they leaf out or before it gets too hot….

Plant Care

How to Care for Bougainvillea Plants

Bougainvillea plants are popular, colorful plants you can grow in your home or garden. They are particularly great for spring and summer and you can use them to have a very colorful patio or deck in your backyard. These are…

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