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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

Gardening Tools

How to use Soil Heating Cables

In order to speed up propagation of your favorite plant or to grow some “hothouse” plants in a “cool” greenhouse, you need to have a heated soil. Some other things you can achieve with heated soil is to accelerate growth…

Honeysuckle Vine
Plant Care

How to Grow Honeysuckle Vine in Your Garden

Honeysuckle vine (Lonicera spp.) is a lovely plant you can grow in your garden. This is a large family with over 180 different varieties. The family consists of hardy shrubs and vines you can grow almost anywhere in the USA….

Flowers & Blooms

How to Avoid Common Repotting Problems

Repotting houseplants may seem like a simple task, but there is always a risk that your plants may not do well after repotting. What you need to understand is that repotting should not be done randomly or too frequently. There…

Dragon Fruit Plant
Fruits

Dragon Fruit Plant

Dragon fruit (pitaya) is a gorgeous cactus plant that grows in Mexico, parts of South America and in Asia. The main growing regions for this cactus are Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and Nicaragua, and in Asia: Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Sri…

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…

Aglaonema Plant
Plant Care

Aglaonema: A Beautiful Tropical Houseplant

Aglaonemas (Chinese evergreen) are popular house plants, with many different varieties to choose from. They make excellent house plants even for the less experienced owners. Chinese evergreen plant is: Easy to grow and care for Beautiful Long-lasting Simple to decorate…

Soil Quality
Gardening Basics

How to Improve Soil Quality with Fertilizers

To understand garden soil, it’s important to know that the soil fertility largely depends on the bacterial activity. The greater the bacterial activity, the more fertile soil is. Other elements determining soil fertility are sun, water and food. It’s also…

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…

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…

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…

Kale
Vegetables

How to Grow Kale I

Kale is known as a “super food” because of its numerous health properties. It contains a lot of nutrients and it’s one of the healthiest vegetables out there. Kale contains fiber, calcium, lots of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. It’s a…

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