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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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Gardening Basics

Don’t let strange
plants and bad soil
intimidate you.
Enjoy gardening success
in every season.

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DIY

How to Build a Hanging Herb Garden

Those who like to grow herbs know how tricky it can be to organize an herb garden. On one hand, herbs can be easily grown almost anywhere, even on your kitchen window. On the other, it does take some organization…

False Indigo
Flowers & Blooms

8 Beautiful Perennials for Your Garden

Beautiful, colorful garden is something many gardeners and plant owners want to have. This isn’t always easy to achieve, though. Plants don’t live forever, and many perennials live only 3-4 years in the landscape. Many perennials demand a lot of…

Coleus Standard
Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow a Coleus Standard?

Some of the common plants used in topiary, such as bay and rosemary, look very beautiful and will make your garden stunning. However, one big downside to these plants is that they take years to mature. If you wish to…

Coleus Flower
Flowers & Blooms

Taking Care of Coleus Plants

Coleus is a very versatile plant. It can be enjoyed all year round. If kept indoors, it can be used for foliage arrangements. It is known for its beautiful, colorful foliage that can be used for bouquets. Coleus plants are…

Ficus Tree
Plant Care

Why Do Ficus Trees Drop Leaves?

Ficus trees (Weeping fig) are beautiful and interesting household plants. One common problem with them, especially Ficus benjamina, are dropping leaves. These plants tent to drop leaves a lot when kept indoors. There are several common reasons for your Ficus…

Dwarf Pineapples
Fruits

Grow Your Own Pineapple

Pineapples are sweet fruits and you can buy them in almost any store. However, it’s possible to grow them in your home. These plants can be grown from the top of another plant. This short tutorial shows you how to…

Organic Soil Mix
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…

Houseplants
Indoor Gardening

Caring for Indoor Plants During Winter

It’s important to understand that just because you choose to keep your plants indoors or to take them inside during winter, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect them against cold. Winter and cold temperatures affect indoor plants, too. For these…

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…

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