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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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Mulching Fallen Leaves
Gardening Basics

Tips for Mulching of Leaves

Mulching of leaves can be a daunting task but it needs to be done in order to keep your lawn and garden protected and clean. It’s particularly important to do this in autumn. It’s best to mulch the leaves with…

Flowers & Blooms

Growing ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is a popular house plant that can be grown indoors all around the globe. It’s gaining more and more prominence among gardeners who are always looking for new plants to cultivate and grow in their…

Downy Mildew
Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Downy Mildew

Downy mildew is a common plant disease that can be found in many gardens. At first, owners mistake this disease for a frost damage, so it often progresses until gardeners realize what’s going on. One of the main problems with…

Flowers & Blooms

Starting Perennials from Seed II

As explained in part I, there are certain perennial species and varieties that are very suitable to be grown from seeds. Growing these plants from seeds offers numerous advantages, so it’s actually very advisable to use this method of starting…

Mimosa Pudica
Plant Care

Mimosa Pudica Care

Mimosa Pudica is a beautiful plant with thin stems and fuzzy leaves that are known for their movements. The plant belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is known under a variety of names, such as action plant, touch-me-not, sensitive plant,…

Growing Pothos Water
Plant Care

How to Grow Pothos Plants in Water II

Growing your Pothos plants in water can be very fun and rewarding. This is a great way to avoid messiness of soil and it is great for those who don’t know how much and when to water their plants. However,…

Rose Painted Calathea Roseopicta
Plant Care

Rose Painted Calathea Care Tips

Rose Painted Calathea is a special variety of Calathea plants. It is famous for its tropical, patterned leaves. What makes this plant special are purplish colored undersides of the leaves. This is a gorgeous plant and one of the most…

Burro's Tail Succulent
Plant Care

The Most Popular Cascading Succulents

Succulents are very interesting as houseplants because they are unusual and make unique decorations. They can be a great way to make your living room more interesting. Succulents can add some charm to your home. They look great in decorative…

Pruned Branch
Gardening Tools

How to Choose a Pruning Tool

Choosing a good pruning tool is very important for your gardening success. If you have trees and shrubs in your garden you will sure need specialized pruning tools in order to keep them healthy and properly trimmed. Even smaller plants…

Amaryllis Flower
Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

Amaryllis is an excellent plant that can make winter days more colorful. Its bulbs come in many different colors: fiery red, white, candy stripes, even lavender. They can often be found at garden centers so you can purchase them to…

Soap Bubble
DIY

How to Make an Insecticidal Soap Mix

Some of the products used to combat pests can be made using household items. There are also some very old homemade recipes people still use to get rid of insects. One of them is a homemade insecticidal soap. This type…

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