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Flowers and Plants

Add some color to your spaces with garden flowers, house plants and trees.
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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

Potting Bench
Gardening Tools

How to Buy a Potting Bench

All gardeners know the importance of a good potting bench. More than a simple accessory, a quality potting bench is very helpful for all people who wish to practice gardening and grow plants in their home or garden. A handy…

Poinsettia Plant
Plant Care

How to Care for Poinsettia Plant

The poinsettia is a popular houseplant and one of Christmas symbols. This plant is a shrub native to Mexico, Central and South America. It is known as “Flor de la Noche Buena, or “flower of the Holy Night” in Mexico….

Gorgeous Lawn
Gardening Basics

How to Have a Gorgeous Lawn

You’ve probably noticed that the grass or turf in sports stadiums always look gorgeous. It’s largely due to professional care. These professionals know how to take care of lawns that go through lots of stress during sports games. Despite this…

USDA Michigan planting zones
Gardening Basics

Michigan Planting Zones

Michigan state has numerous USDA planting zones. Generally speaking, the zones on the map are divided into 10-degree F segments (12 Celsius). The divide is done based on the average winter temperatures over a 30-year period. It is crucial to…

Gardening Basics

Money-Saving Gardening Tips  

Gardening can be expensive and time-consuming. If you are on a budget, it’s useful to know how to save some money for gardening without sacrificing the well-being of your plants. Gardening is a great hobby and can bring a lot…

Moses in the Cradle
Plant Care

Moses in the Cradle

Moses in the Cradle (Tradescantia spathacea) is a beautiful plant that will make a great addition to your garden. To make your Moses in the Cradle thrive, it is important to provide it with all care and proper conditions it…

Vegetables

How to Grow Swiss Chard

People who love to eat spinach will usually prefer to grow their own spinach in their gardens. Nothing feels better than eating the spinach you’ve grown. This is the best way to ensure that the food you eat is truly…

Flowers & Blooms

Propagating Roses Using Cuttings

Roses are beautiful so it’s not surprising you may want to grow them in your garden. To have strong and beautiful roses, it’s important to keep them healthy and to take a good care of them. One of the essential…

Snail on Leaf
Pest Control

Natural Snail and Slug Control Methods

Snails and slugs are common pests in many gardens. They are often very difficult to get rid of, and some means of controls are too invasive. It’s almost impossible to find a garden without a slug and snails problem. These…

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