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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

Dragon Fruit
Fruits

How to Plant Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit (Pitahaya) is a wonderful plant that is known for its gorgeous flowers and tasty fruit with fire-like appearance. The cactus, Hylocereus is a great plant you can grow in your garden and enjoy this tasty fruit every summer….

Bird of Paradise
Flowers & Blooms

Bird of Paradise Plant Care

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai) is a gorgeous plant native to southern Africa. In the wild, it can reach the height of 20 feet. However, as a houseplant, it typically grows between 3 and 8 feet in height. However,…

Storing Seeds
Gardening Basics

How to Store Garden Seeds

Many people buy a variety of garden seeds every spring. They process to plant what they can in their garden and save the remaining seeds. These seeds often ended up wasted. There is a good question to be answered: are…

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…

Leaf Sunlight
Gardening Basics

Three Dimensions of Plant Light

There are three dimensions (or qualities) of plant light. You will enjoy your plants more and you will be able to provide a much better care to them if you understand these lighting dimensions, types of plants grown and how…

Hibiscus Blooming
Flowers & Blooms

How to Repot Your Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a gorgeous plant with beautiful foliage and amazing flowers. You can grow it both in the ground and in a container so it can live both indoors and outdoors. It means that many people can grow it in…

Flowers & Blooms

6 Winter Bulbs You Can Grow Easily

It’s always great to add some color to your home during winter months. To make your house beautifully decorated, plant some colorful winter bulbs. They can be grown in pots very successfully and they produce rich, beautiful flowers. Some of…

Peacock Plant
Plant Care

How to Care for a Peacock Plant?

Peacock Plant (scientific name Calathea makoyana) is a variety of Calathea plants. It is a gorgeous plant known for its foliage. It is a popular houseplant you can grow indoors to a great success. If you take a good care…

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…

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…

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