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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

Moses in the Cradle
Plant Care

Moses in the Cradle

Moses in the Cradle (Tradescantia spathacea) is a beautiful plant that will make a great addition to your garden. To make your Moses in the Cradle thrive, it is important to provide it with all care and proper conditions it…

Vegetables

How to Grow Swiss Chard

People who love to eat spinach will usually prefer to grow their own spinach in their gardens. Nothing feels better than eating the spinach you’ve grown. This is the best way to ensure that the food you eat is truly…

Flowers & Blooms

Propagating Roses Using Cuttings

Roses are beautiful so it’s not surprising you may want to grow them in your garden. To have strong and beautiful roses, it’s important to keep them healthy and to take a good care of them. One of the essential…

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…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Clivia Plant

The clivia plant, also known as kafir-lily is a beautiful houseplant you can grow relatively easily. The clivia plant has heavy textured green strap-like leaves. The flowers are smooth petaled, with varied colors ranging from brick red to salmon, red…

Snail on Leaf
Pest Control

Natural Snail and Slug Control Methods

Snails and slugs are common pests in many gardens. They are often very difficult to get rid of, and some means of controls are too invasive. It’s almost impossible to find a garden without a slug and snails problem. These…

Ripbor Kale
Vegetables

How to Grow Kale II

There are many different ways to grow your kale, namely, in the ground in your garden or in a container you can keep on your balcony, deck or even inside your home. Growing kale in pots is ideal for those…

Flowers & Blooms

The Importance of Lime

Many gardeners wish to use lime to enhance their garden soil, but are unsure on how to do it. There is also a common misconception about what lime actually does and whether it’s a soil amendment or soil conditioner. Some…

Mealy Bugs
Pest Control

Organic Insecticides against Mealybugs

Pests and diseases occur from time to time even with the best care. It’s therefore important to closely inspect your plants from time to time so you can react immediately if you notice a problem. Some pests are more difficult…

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