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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 Basics

Understanding Soil Types

Soil is very important for plants. It is the lifeline to supply plants with water and nutrients and it also gives plants an anchor to support themselves and to grow their roots. In order to choose the best soil for…

Growing Vegetables

Shade-Loving Vegetables

Most vegetables require a lot of sun to thrive, which can be a problem if you have a lot of shade in your garden. People without sunny places to grow their plants often assume they can’t grow vegetables successfully, but…

Christmas Cactus flower
Flowers and Plants

How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus (botanical name Schlumbergera bridgesi, formerly Zyyocactus truncatus) is known for its beauty. Originally from tropical Brazil, this plant produces lovely pink flowers. Many people wish to grow it in their homes. However, this plant is often considered…

Peach
Organic Gardening

Organic Fruits and Vegetables to Use

Many people know the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, it’s also important to know that certain fruits and vegetables should always be purchased organically. It is true that organic fruit and vegetables cost more, but it’s a money…

spider mite infest
Pest Control

Spider Mites and Spider Mite Control

Spider mites are garden pests that give gardeners serious headaches. They cannot perform anything harmful when they are working as a single unit but when they start to attack your garden as a colony, the plant that they choose to…

Cabbage or lettuce
Growing 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 and Plants

Common Problems with Jade Plants

Jade plants are beautiful and you can grow them in your home. However, these plants often develop certain problems. Pests are one of them, but there’s more. In order to make your jade plant as beautiful as it can be…

Flowers and Plants

Oncidium Orchids: 8 Mistakes to Avoid

Oncidium orchids, also known as the “Dancing Ladies” are very popular plants known for centuries. Oncidium orchids are among the most diverse orchids in the world. One of the most famous cultivars is Oncidium kramerianum, originally from Colombia and Ecuador….

Flowers and Plants

How to Care for Calathea Plants?

Calathea plants are among those houseplants that are mainly grown for their foliage. Other than the foliage, these plants look very humble. However, the leaves of Calathea plants are so rich and gorgeous that they are among the most beautiful…

Flowers and Plants

How to Water Sansevieria (Snake Plant)?

Snake plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is a fantastic houseplant you can grow without much problem. It requires minimum care and can thrive in various growing conditions, light intensities as soils. While it prefers dry air and soil it…

Flowers and Plants

Rattlesnake Plant Care Tips

Rattlesnake plant, scientific name Calathea lancifolia, is a popular variety of the Calathea plants. It is great for those who wish to have a tropical vibe in their home. This is a great plant to grow for its magnificent foliage….

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