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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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Flowers and Plants

Gerbera Daisy Key Facts

Gerbera Daisies are among the most gorgeous houseplants you can grow in your home. They are famous for their bright colored flowers that can be so stunning and vivid that they can leave you speechless. It is therefore not surprising…

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Planting Gerbera Daisies Outdoors

Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is a gorgeous plant that gives beautiful, daisy-like flowers. Its blooms come in many different colors so they are very varied and can truly make your home look more stunning. The plant, also known as Transvaal…

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Growing Gerbera Daisies Indoors

Gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) are beautiful flowering plants known for their colorful blooms. The flowers come in many different vibrant colors, such as yellow, orange and red. As such, Gerbera Daisy is a popular houseplant for those who wish to…

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How to Grow a Hoya Plant

The Hoya plant is known for its thick leaves and a characteristic shape. They are climbing and clambering so they make a very interesting sight in any home. The Hoya plants are also known as “the Hindu rope” or “Wax…

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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…

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How to Prune a Ficus Tree

Ficus trees are gorgeous and very popular. It is therefore not surprising that they make some of the most popular houseplants. Another reason for their popularity is that they are not very difficult to grow: as long as you provide…

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How to Grow a Ficus Tree Indoors

Ficus trees are among the most popular houseplants. Many people also choose them for the office environment. It is easy to see why Ficus trees are so common: they look like beautiful little trees you can use to enhance the…

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How to Care for the Shrimp Plant

The Shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana) derives its name from arching, bronze-coppery flowerheads. It can bloom all year long, which makes it into a popular houseplant. It’s very easy to grow so it’s great even for beginner gardeners. You can put…

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How to Make Your Calla Lily Bloom

Calla Lily has gorgeous flowers. Also known as Trumpet Lilies or Lily of the Nile, this is a gorgeous plant with waxy-white flowers. The flowers are known to gently curl and twist so they have a characteristic shape with a…

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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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