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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

Tomato Cages
DIY

Homemade Cages for Tomatoes

Tomatoes are among the most popular plants with home gardeners. They are easy to grow and they produce tasty fruit many people love to eat. There are many different ways to grow tomatoes, and every gardener has a different system….

Herbs

Popular and Useful Herbs to Grow II

Here are some additional tips you should use if you want to grow your own herbs. Herb gardening is usually not difficult, but it’s always useful to know a few tricks. Make your herbs thrive so you can have a…

Gardening Basics

Quick Gardening Tips

There are many ways to save money in the garden, as long as you know tips and tricks. Gardening can be very rewarding, but it’s also expensive, so it’s always good to know when to save a bit. Also, these…

Cabbage or lettuce
Vegetables

Hardy Vegetables to Grow  

Hardy vegetables are those that are tolerant of the cool weather. In fact, they will grow without a problem and they will taste best if grown in cool weather. Vegetables for Cool Weather Hardy vegetables are those that can tolerate…

Flowers & Blooms

6 Winter Bulbs You Can Grow Easily

It’s always great to add some color to your home during winter months. To make your house beautifully decorated, plant some colorful winter bulbs. They can be grown in pots very successfully and they produce rich, beautiful flowers. Some of…

Raised Bed Garden
DIY

How to Make a Raised Bed Garden

Raised bed gardens are among the most popular types of gardens. They are practical and you can use them to grow many different types of plants (including vegetables). Raised beds are particularly great for those who only have a limited…

Best Seedlings
Gardening Basics

How to Choose the Best Seedlings

Many gardeners want to start numerous plants in the spring, but it’s often difficult to tell a good seedling from a bad one. Rushing to buy plants to grow is never the best option because you need to know how…

Herbs

Popular and Useful Herbs to Grow I

Herbs are excellent plants to grow in your garden because they can be used in many different ways and for preparing many different meals. Spice up your recipes and prepare tasty meals with your homegrown herbs. The best thing about…

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….

Tomato Branch
DIY

Build a Homemade Upside Down Tomato Planter

Growing tomatoes upside down is very popular with many gardeners. While there are certainly reasons pro and con for this type of gardening, it’s undeniable that many people want to learn how to grow tomatoes upside down effectively and to…

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