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Flowers and Plants

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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.

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Gardening Basics

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

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Gerbera Daisies Outdoors
Flowers & Blooms

Planting Gerbera Daisies Outdoors

Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is a gorgeous plant that gives beautiful, daisy-like flowers. Its blooms come in many different colors so they are very varied and can truly make your home look more stunning. The plant, also known as Transvaal…

Gerbera Daisy Fireball
Indoor Gardening

Growing Gerbera Daisies Indoors

Gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) are beautiful flowering plants known for their colorful blooms. The flowers come in many different vibrant colors, such as yellow, orange and red. As such, Gerbera Daisy is a popular houseplant for those who wish to…

Ficus Elastica Robusta
Plant Care

How to Grow a Ficus Tree Indoors

Ficus trees are among the most popular houseplants. Many people also choose them for the office environment. It is easy to see why Ficus trees are so common: they look like beautiful little trees you can use to enhance the…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Care for the Amaryllis

The amaryllis makes a great indoor plant. They are very resistant and can do well when placed indoors. They are particularly beautiful during winter because this is when they bloom. This way, they can provide lots of color for your…

Ficus Elastica Rubber Tree
Plant Care

How to Prune a Ficus Tree

Ficus trees are gorgeous and very popular. It is therefore not surprising that they make some of the most popular houseplants. Another reason for their popularity is that they are not very difficult to grow: as long as you provide…

Dwarf Umbrella Plant Moondrop
Plant Care

Umbrella Plant Key Facts

Umbrella plant (Schefflera / Heptapleurum, scientific name Schefflera Arboricola) is a popular houseplant. It is commonly known as the Dwarf umbrella tree. These beautiful plants can successfully be grown indoors. One of the best things about them is that they…

Umbrella Plant
Plant Care

How to Grow Umbrella Plants I

Umbrella trees are many people’s favorite houseplants. They are relatively easy to grow so you can make your umbrella plant thrive without much trouble. Even beginners can enjoy these gorgeous plants to the fullest. However, as a beginner, you need…

Coffee Grounds
Organic Gardening

Using Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Coffee grounds are very helpful for gardening, because they can serve as a slow release fertilizer. Some of the nutrients present in the ground are available straight away, while the others are available over a long period of time. On…

Dwarf Umbrella Tree
Plant Care

How to Grow Umbrella Plants II

In this part of the umbrella plant care, we will explain some basic care tasks you need to perform on your plant, such as repotting, pruning and propagation (in case you want to propagate your umbrella plant, which is not…

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