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Flowers and Plants

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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

Plant Care

How to Care for Bougainvillea Plants

Bougainvillea plants are popular, colorful plants you can grow in your home or garden. They are particularly great for spring and summer and you can use them to have a very colorful patio or deck in your backyard. These are…

Peat Moss Bucket
Gardening Basics

Peat Moss: Benefits and Disadvantages

People interested in gardening will probably encounter references to peat moss. Peat moss is very common in gardening so it is important to understand what it is, how it works and how to use it to make your plants thrive….

Winter Honeysuckle
Trees and Shrubs

The Best Fragrant Shrubs to Use in Your Garden I

Fragrant shrubs are excellent for making your garden pleasant and beautiful. Gardening is more about the visuals: one of the most exciting thing about a well-maintained garden is a pleasant scent. Fragrance can make a relaxing atmosphere in your garden…

White Bird of Paradise
Flowers & Blooms

How to Care for White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise is a gorgeous plant that many people want to grow in their homes and gardens. While this is not the most complicated plant to care for, there are certain things you need to know about White…

Chrysanthemum Flowers
Flowers & Blooms

How to Overwinter Chrysanthemums

If you wish to grow Chrysanthemums in your garden you need to know how to help them survive winter. These plants are not difficult to grow but they don’t do well in cold weather. It is therefore important to know…

Jasmine Propagation
Flowers & Blooms

Jasmine Flower Propagation

If you like Jasmine plants, you might wish to propagate them. This is the best way to get more of these plants for your home, or you may offer them as gifts for your friends and family. A great advantage…

Urban Garden
Vegetables

The Most Nutritious Vegetables You Can Grow

Many people love vegetable gardening but they have only a limited space to dedicate to their vegetables. In a situation like this, it’s important to know how to choose wisely which vegetables you want to row. The choice will depend…

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…

Vegetables

Great Plants You Can Start Late

Some people like to make an early start on their plants to get the most of their growing season. What happens if you are not one of those gardeners? There are many of us who are a bit late with…

DIY

Building a Square Foot Garden I

Square foot gardening is a great way to organize your garden. It’s important to remember that this is not a new phenomenon. In fact, the term has been around since mid-1970s. Square foot gardening tends to be very popular because…

time to move the plants back inside
Gardening Basics

Gardening for Small Apartments

Perhaps you admire your friends’ beautiful gardens and would love to have one of your own. The trouble is, you live in an apartment and you don’t have a garden. Does it mean you can’t grow any plants? It’s important…

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