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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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Pest Control

Attracting Ladybugs into Your Garden

Ladybugs are cute little insects many kids like. They are not just pretty but they also make a valuable addition to any garden. There are many different types of ladybugs: red, yellow, orange, all with small black spots on their…

Flowers and Plants

Reasons to Try Vertical Gardening

Many people decide to grow fresh food in their backyards. It’s the freshest food you’ll ever get. If you grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can get all the groceries for your family and have all those that tasty…

Gardening Basics

How to Build a Super-Effective Compost Bin

Composting is vital for gardening, especially if you wish to keep your garden fully organic. Composting is important for improving the fertility of garden soil and it will help your plants thrive. Composting also helps with moisture management. One of…

Growing Vegetables

How to Grow Arugula

Arugula is a plant popular in Europe and it’s getting more and more popular in the US. It has a characteristic peppery, mustardly taste people either love or hate. In case you and you family love arugula, the good news…

Gardening Basics

Gardening Tips and Questions  

There are some common gardening tips and tricks people want to know about. They are ideal for new gardeners who are only learning the skills and what it takes to grow magnificent garden. Also, they might be a useful resource…

Gardening Basics

Using Wood Ashes in Your Garden

Many people uses fireplaces of wood stoves, especially during winter. It results in a great amount of wood ash. You can use this excess wood ash in your garden, to benefit your plants. Wood ashes contain potassium and also, depending…

Gardening Tools

How to Use Drip Irrigation Systems

Drip irrigation (also known as micro irrigation) uses a network of pipes made to carry a low water flow (under low pressure) to plants. The water is delivered through tube openings or attached devices usually placed above, at or below…

Flowers and Plants

Growing Blueberries I

Blueberries are very healthy and tasty. They contain high doses of antioxidants and other beneficial elements. The plant itself is relatively easy to grow and harvest. After all, it doesn’t have thorns so you don’t have to worry about hurting…

Gardening Basics

How to Improve Soil Quality with Fertilizers

To understand garden soil, it’s important to know that the soil fertility largely depends on the bacterial activity. The greater the bacterial activity, the more fertile soil is. Other elements determining soil fertility are sun, water and food. It’s also…

Fruit Gardening

How to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables

Food is expensive so it is really helpful to grow your own fruits and vegetables. Many people, even beginner gardeners, can grow tasty food in their own garden. There are many great vegetables you can grow successfully even if you’re…

Pest Control

Even More Ways to Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is very effective against pests and diseases, so you can use it effectively in your garden and home. It is also very versatile so there are many other uses you can find for baking soda in your home,…

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