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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.

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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…

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Caring for Jade Plant

Jade plants are gorgeous and make perfect house plants. A good thing about them is that they are easy to care for so they don’t require you to be an experienced gardener. These succulents come in many different variations so…

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How to Propagate Jade Plants

Jade plants are great house plants you can grow without much trouble. While they do require some specific care most people can easily learn how to grow them. A great thing about Jade plant succulents is that they don’t require…

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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…

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Caring for Holiday Cacti

Some people are confused about different holiday cacti: Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter cacti. Are these the same species, or perhaps three different varieties of the same species? What are their similarities and differences? The short answer is no: the Christmas…

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How to Graft Cacti

Grafted plants are interesting and many beginner gardeners wish to learn the basic techniques of grafting. The good news is that grafting is relatively easy to learn: with a bit of practice, anyone can become great at grafting. Grafting is…

Flowers and Plants

Caring for Sansevieria Plant

Sansevieria plants are known as the most tolerant of all decorative plants. They can survive very unsuitable growing conditions, even abuse and neglect. One has to work very hard against it to harm this plant. It’s easy to recognize sansevieria…

Flowers and Plants

Chrysanthemum Growing Tips

Chrysanthemums are plants that are very easy to grow, so they are good even for beginner gardeners without much experience. These are among the easiest perennials to grow in your home. To make them thrive, plant them early in spring…

Flowers and Plants

Quick Facts about Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are gorgeous flowering plants that many choose for their homes. The main reason to grow Chrysanthemums are hose beautiful, bright flowers that bloom in many colors. Chrysanthemums are actually herbaceous plants that can be both annual and perennial. It…

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Flowers and Plants

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…

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