Hello! 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.
Finding a good fertilizer and knowing how to apply it is very important to ensure wellbeing of your garden and house plants. However, choosing the best fertilizer can be very confusing. Many plants should be fertilized in spring, so this is when many people first encounter the problem of finding the best fertilizer for their plants, though this dilemma may occur at
Phalaenopsis orchids are beautiful and fun to grow. To have healthy and strong orchids in your home, you need to remember that indoor conditions often change with the seasons so you will need to adjust your care a bit to benefit your orchid. This is why it’s
Pothos vines are great houseplants that not only look amazing but can be used to purify the air inside the house. This is one of the main reasons why so
Squash is a very versatile plant with many popular varieties. It has a lot to offer: small types you can grow in the kitchen, vining varieties, summer and winter varieties, and more. These plants are not difficult to grow but they demand a certain amount of care and specific conditions to thrive. Optimal Conditions Squash and pumpkins prefer rich soil, plenty of sun and warmth
Powdery mildew is a common plant pest all owners should know about. This fungus (botanical name Microsphaera penicilliata) affects many plants, so it’s important to know how to deal with it. Different
Drip-irrigation system, just like some other low-volume watering systems, is getting more and more popular with gardeners and plant growers. It is a great system to use for water restrictions. One of its best advantages is that it preserves water while providing your plants with just the amount of water they need. It’s therefore not surprising
Container gardening is ideal for those who have only small spaces to dedicate to their plants. If you have only a small patio or deck, or if your garden is tiny, container gardening is the best choice
Baking soda (bicarbonate soda) is very effective and it can be used in numerous ways inside and outside of the kitchen. It can also help a lot in the garden and in the house. A great advantage is that it’s very cheap and safe to use. While there are certainly more expensive, commercial products you can use to do the
Daylilies are beautiful, gentle and will bring color to any home or garden. Daylilies are members of the genus Hemerocallis and they are known for their brightly colored flowers. They flower in mid to late summer. As their name says, each flower lasts for only one day, but with so many blossoms (multiple flowers on each stem), the