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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

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…

Aphids
Pest Control

How to Get Rid Of Aphids

Aphids are sap suckers that always manage to give every gardener a hard time just like other garden pests such as spider mites, tent caterpillars and Japanese beetles. There are several species of aphids that you have to watch out…

Vegetable Seedlings
Container Gardening

Vegetable Container Gardening Tips

In case you don’t have much space and you want to grow your own veggies, the most effective solution is to simply grow it in containers. Those 5 gallon buckets make excellent containers to grow your vegetables to a great…

Watermelon
Vegetables

How to Grow Watermelons, Part I

Nothing feels so good like eating a juicy watermelon during a summer day. It’s even better if your watermelons are homegrown. To be able to enjoy watermelons with your family the next summer, you may wish to learn how 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…

Rosemary
Herbs

How to Propagate Rosemary from Cuttings

Rosemary is a great herb you can grow in your home or garden. It’s often grown in pots or as a small shrub, but it’s entirely possible to grow a full hedge of rosemary. You can accomplish this by purchasing…

Vegetables

Common Tomato Problems II

Some tomato problems are caused by pests and diseases rather than weather or soil conditions. In order to grow tomatoes successfully, it’s important to know what the common pests and diseases are and how to successfully prevent them in your…

Seedlings Common Chickweed
Gardening Basics

Common Seedling Problems

Many people choose to start seeds indoors. There are many advantages to this method. However, there are also some common problems you might encounter. It’s important for all beginner gardeners to know about these potential disadvantages before they try to…

Mandevilla
Flowers & Blooms

How to Fertilize Mandevilla Plants?

Many people who grow Mandevilla vines want to know about the proper fertilizing routine. What do these beautiful vines need to thrive? Fertilizing Mandevilla plants is not difficult but you need to provide them with all the nutrients they need….

Calla Lily Indoors
Indoor Gardening

Growing Calla Lily Indoors

Calla Lily is a gorgeous plant you can grow both outdoors and indoors. Do not be afraid to plant it in a container and keep it indoors: it is easier than it may seem. This is rhizome plant that is…

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