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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

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…

Tomato Harvest
Vegetables

Little Known Tomato Gardening Secrets

Do you have a vegetable lover among your friends or family members? Are you an avid vegetable gardener? If your answer is yes to either one of the questions, then this tomato gardening secrets blog post is a must read…

Gardening Kit
Gardening Tools

Choosing the Best Gardening Tool Kit

Many beginner gardeners wonder what kind of tools and items they need. They also wonder what makes the best gardening tool kit. Gardening can be a great hobby or a very serious business, and sometimes the choice of tools depends…

Jasmine Flowers
Flowers & Blooms

Jasmine Flower Care

There are over 200 different species of Jasmine plants growing around the world. Jasmine is famous for its star-shaped flowers that are white in color, often with pink highlights. This plant is beautiful, but it also offers health benefits. The…

Jasmine Blooming
Flowers & Blooms

Jasmine Flowers Not Blooming

One of the main reasons to grow Jasmine plants in your home are their beautiful flowers. It is always disconcerting when your Jasmine doesn’t bloom. This can happen for those plants that are growing in the garden, or those that…

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…

Indoor Container Garden
Gardening Basics

Quick Gardening Tips

Here are some effective gardening tips for all plant growers who wish to make their plants thrive: To prevent the line of your string trimmer from breaking of jamming, treat it with a spray vegetable oil before you install it…

Tomatoes Indoors
Vegetables

DOs and DON’Ts of Tomato Growing

There are numerous gardening tips and tricks you can use to improve the quality of your vegetables and other plants. Since tomatoes are among the most popular plants to grow and probably the most popular vegetable grown in the gardens,…

Green Bell Pepper
Vegetables

Growing Bell Peppers II

After you have prepared the soil and your raised beds, it’s time to plant your bell pepper transplants. For the best results, it’s good to plant bell peppers in two rows per bed. Make sure that the rows are about…

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…

Cantaloupe
Vegetables

Growing Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons

Cantaloupes and honeydews are tasty melons many people love to eat. They are great in the summer, especially when they are chilled. They are rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants, so they combine great taste and great nutrition. These melons…

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