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Flowers and Plants

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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

Aluminium Plant
Plant Care

Aluminum Plant Care

Aluminum plant (Pilea cadierei) is famous for its gorgeous silvery foliage, which is the main reason why so many people choose to grow it in their home. A great thing about this plant is that it is relatively easy to…

Dracena Fragrans
Plant Care

Dracena Fragrans Care

Dracena fragrans, also known as Cron Plant, is typically grown as a foliage houseplant. However, it is also possible to grow it outdoors, as long as you live in a warm environment. Dracena fragrans can grow in US hardiness zones…

Hoya Kerrii
Plant Care

Hoya Kerrii Care

Hoya kerrii, also known as the Sweetheart Plant, is one of the best houseplants you can grow in your home. It is becoming more and more popular these days, so you might want to grow it in your home. Unfortunately,…

Gentian Flower
Flowers & Blooms

Choosing the Best Gentian Variety

Since there are many different Gentian varieties, there are many choices you can make. Your choice will depend on the role you want Gentians to play in your garden, as well as growing conditions you can provide to them. Numerous…

Calathea Zebrina
Plant Care

Calathea: Basic Growing Conditions

Calathea is a genus that includes gorgeous plants you can grow in your home. In fact, these are some of the most striking plants you can grow. Calathea are tropical plants famous for their gorgeous foliage. These plants are closely…

Thyme Flowers
Herbs

How to Preserve Herbs

Herbs are irreplaceable in the kitchen. They are used to add special flavor to many meals, so it’s not surprising many people want to have their own supply of various herbs to use. The best thing to do it is…

Heavenly Bamboo Plant
Plant Care

How to Grow Heavenly Bamboo in the Garden

Heavenly bamboo is a gorgeous garden shrub that can add a lot of beauty to your garden. This plant grows wonderfully throughout the West Coast and beyond. It is a popular shrub you can grow in your garden without much…

Cabbage or lettuce
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…

Cherry Tomatoes
Vegetables

Recommended Tomato Varieties I

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetables grown in the gardens across the US and around the world. There are many reasons why tomatoes are so popular among home gardeners. It’s interesting to note that for many years, tomatoes (then known…

Homemade Weed Killer
Pest Control

How to Make a Weed Killer Spray

Homemade, organic insecticides are very popular for various reasons. First of all, they are organic so you always know they are natural and that they can’t harm your environment, your plants or your family and pets. In addition to this,…

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