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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

Winter Squash
Vegetables

Top Vegetables for Busy People

Many people want to grow their own food in the garden, but don’t have enough time to dedicate to planting and growing their own vegetables. Indeed, gardening can be very time-consuming and it often requires a lot of maintenance and…

Ajuga Plants Garden
Plant Care

Ajuga Plants for a Great Ground Coverage

Ajuga plants are amazing ground covering plants you can grow in your garden. Among these, the most popular ones are Bugleweed plants that belong to the Ajuga genus. These are among the best and most common ground covers. One great…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Water Your Plants

Watering your plants is very important because it ensures their survival. However, it’s very important to know how to water – improper watering techniques can do more harm than good. In some cases, improper watering can damage or even kill…

Inspecting Pothos
Plant Care

How to Inspect Your Pothos Plants

Pothos plants are gorgeous and can make a great addition to your home. However, these plants can be sensitive to over-watering and many other problems. In order to prevent these issues it is very useful to perform regular inspections of…

Mulching Fallen Leaves
Gardening Basics

Tips for Mulching of Leaves

Mulching of leaves can be a daunting task but it needs to be done in order to keep your lawn and garden protected and clean. It’s particularly important to do this in autumn. It’s best to mulch the leaves with…

Flowers & Blooms

Growing ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is a popular house plant that can be grown indoors all around the globe. It’s gaining more and more prominence among gardeners who are always looking for new plants to cultivate and grow in their…

Downy Mildew
Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Downy Mildew

Downy mildew is a common plant disease that can be found in many gardens. At first, owners mistake this disease for a frost damage, so it often progresses until gardeners realize what’s going on. One of the main problems with…

Flowers & Blooms

Starting Perennials from Seed II

As explained in part I, there are certain perennial species and varieties that are very suitable to be grown from seeds. Growing these plants from seeds offers numerous advantages, so it’s actually very advisable to use this method of starting…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Root Clippings

There are many ways to learn how to start and grow your plants. Some are more suitable for beginners who wish to learn principles of good gardening. One of the best ways to learn how to grow your own plants…

Mimosa Pudica
Plant Care

Mimosa Pudica Care

Mimosa Pudica is a beautiful plant with thin stems and fuzzy leaves that are known for their movements. The plant belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is known under a variety of names, such as action plant, touch-me-not, sensitive plant,…

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