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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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Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Gentians

Gentian flowers are famous for their blue color. In fact, this plant displays such a wide range of true blue colors that it makes Gentian a very attractive choice for a garden. Another great advantage to Gentian is that it…

Black Eyed Susan Vine
Flowers & Blooms

The Best Annual Flowering Vines

Annual flowering vines are a great addition to your garden. They are ideal for those who wish to have some flowers and colors in their gardens almost all year long. Vines flower from mid-summer till the first frosts, so they…

Poinsettia Plant
Plant Care

How to Care for Poinsettia Plant

The poinsettia is a popular houseplant and one of Christmas symbols. This plant is a shrub native to Mexico, Central and South America. It is known as “Flor de la Noche Buena, or “flower of the Holy Night” in Mexico….

Mini Succulents
Rooftop Gardening

How to Start a Miniature Garden

Little gardens are trendy, pint-size gardens you can have in your home. They may seem like the newest trend, but they are very suitable for people challenged by age, physical limitations or health since they are easier to setup and…

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…

Flowers & Blooms

Orchids: How to Remove and Pot a Keiki?

Orchids can sometimes form a keiki, and you should know how to react in this situation. What is a keiki? This term comes from a Hawaiian word meaning “child” or “baby”. When it comes to orchids (such as phalaenopsis orchids,…

Kalanchoe
Plant Care

Growing Kalanchoe Plants

The beautiful kalanchoe makes a great and colorful houseplant. It is also good for landscape or even hanging baskets. It is a popular plant in the garden centers during the holiday season. This is a very unique plant that can…

Hyacinth Bulb Vase
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….

Agave
Container Gardening

How to Grow Agaves in Containers

Agaves are excellent container plants since they don’t require much space. They came in many different sizes so it’s up to individual plant growers to decide which ones suit their needs and preferences best. Agaves handle being root bound surprisingly…

Paperwhite Narcissus
Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Paperwhite Narcissus

Paperwhite Narcissus bulbs look fresh and can brighten any home. They are particularly useful during holiday season and they make excellent decoration. However, many people find it difficult to handle and care for Narcissus bulbs. The bulbs often get leggy…

Cold Hardy Palm
Trees and Shrubs

Popular Cold Hardy Palm Trees

Most people associate palm trees with tropical, warm climate. While there is some truth in this belief, it’s also important to note that there are cold hardy palm trees. These palms can easily handle deep winter freezes and very cold…

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