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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

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,…

Fruit Gardening

Planting Fruit Trees II

Once you know how to choose the best fruit tree variety, it’s important to know how to plant it properly. Fall is a great time to plant a fruit tree because it gives it enough time to recover before the…

Fruit Gardening

How to Grow a Lemon Tree

A flowering lemon tree can provide not just a beautiful sight but also a unique, fresh smell. Lemon trees are very beautiful, with their dark green, oval leaves and fragrant, white blooms. Sweet, alluring scent will enhance the atmosphere of…

Growing Vegetables

Top Vegetables for Busy People

Many people want to grow their own food in the garden, but don’t have enough time to dedicate to planting and growing their own vegetables. Indeed, gardening can be very time-consuming and it often requires a lot of maintenance and…

Flowers and Plants

Caring for a Zebra Plant

The Zebra plant is one of the plants from the Calathea genus. Known under scientific name Calathea zebrina, this gorgeous plant is famous for its foliage. The leaves grow on the long stalks and tend to be oval in shape….

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Gardening Basics

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…

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