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.
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is beautiful and many people love to grow this plant. They give vibrant summer colors and they can thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-9. They can grow in humidity and are very drought tolerant. The basic care of these trees is not complicated, but when it comes to pruning, people often find themselves confused. Pruning
Plants such as Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) don’t tolerate cold and temperature changes. This is important to keep in mind when deciding to keep your orchids indoors during winter. Remember: it may be
As you probably know, many plants have very deep root systems. While there are plants with shallow roots or roots spreading horizontally near the soil surface, most plants grow their roots deep in the ground. This secures the plant and makes it
Here are some new tips and ideas on how to use Epsom salt in your garden: Using Epsom Salt on Flowers Epsom salt can also be used to improve the health of many flowering plants. These plants will blossom more vibrantly and produce gorgeous flowers with the help of Epsom salt. You may add Epsom salt directly to the soil or use it as a
Sometimes, gardeners – especially less experienced ones – are so critical of their mistakes they think even the smallest one can kill their plant. Many people actually do believe that any sign of neglect or improper care is fatal for their plant. The good news is that it’s usually
Since there are many different Gentian varieties, there are many choices you can make. Your choice will depend on the role you want Gentians to play in your garden, as well as growing conditions you can provide to them. Numerous Varieties Gentians have about 800 species and numerous hybrids. Many of them are grown for their gorgeous blue flowers or as primary plants in the garden. However, keep in
Raised bed gardens are popular method of gardening. However, keep in mind that a typical image of beds with wooden sides is not the only way to build a raised bed garden. Raised beds can be much more than that. In fact, you
Photos plants are amazing vines that you can grow inside of your home. They provide beautiful foliage and can be used to purify air. Most people choose to grow their Pothos vines in a container. It happens from time to time that your Pothos vine outgrows the container. When this
Gardening can be expensive and time-consuming. If you are on a budget, it’s useful to know how to save some money for gardening without sacrificing the well-being of your plants. Gardening is a great hobby and can bring a lot of fun moments. However, you don’t have to waste a lot of money for your garden. While some things tend to be expensive there are ways to