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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.

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Gardening Basics

Don’t let strange
plants and bad soil
intimidate you.
Enjoy gardening success
in every season.

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Flowers and Plants

Growing Aloe Vera as a Houseplant

The Aloe vera plant is well-known for its healing properties, especially when it comes to sun burn pain. It’s also often used in moisturizers and vitamins. However, it’s also possible to grow Aloe vera as a houseplant. Aloe plant genus…

Flowers and Plants

The Best Annual Flowering Vines

Annual flowering vines are a great addition to your garden. They are ideal for those who wish to have some flowers and colors in their gardens almost all year long. Vines flower from mid-summer till the first frosts, so they…

Gardening Tools

How to Build a Removable Raised Bed Gate

Raised beds are great for your garden because they provide some protection from pests. These beds are too tall for small animals to climb, so they can’t reach your precious vegetables and other plants. However, larger animals can still reach…

Organic Gardening

Tips on Saving Water

Water is important for growing a rich, lush garden. However, water restrictions are a common occurrence these days, which can negatively affect your gardening. Frequent droughts and water restrictions make a problem for all people who want to maintain that…

Flowers and Plants

Pruning Young Roses: Yes or No?

Many rose owners wonder when it’s the best time to prune their roses. There are different opinions about this. Many inexperienced gardeners wonder if it’s ok to prune a young rose or if it’s best to leave it alone for…

Gardening Basics

What Makes a Good Garden Loam?

You will often read about special soil requirements for different plants and gardening needs. Reference is often made to different types of soils, such as “ordinary garden loam”, “good soil”, “good garden loam”, and the like. These terms can be…

Flowers and Plants

How to Water Your Plants

Watering your plants is very important because it ensures their survival. However, it’s very important to know how to water – improper watering techniques can do more harm than good. In some cases, improper watering can damage or even kill…

Gardening Basics

How to Make a Mini Greenhouse

There are many different ways to grow plants. One of the most effective methods is to use a greenhouse. However, not everybody has enough space or money to invest into a huge, commercial greenhouse. Luckily, you can make a small…

Fruit Gardening

How to Care for Citrus Trees

Citrus trees, such as lemon and orange, are very attractive and not only provide tasty fruit for your family but also make a great addition to your garden. They are beautiful and produce wonderful fragrance when they are blooming. Many…

Gardening Basics

Tips for Mulching of Leaves

Mulching of leaves can be a daunting task but it needs to be done in order to keep your lawn and garden protected and clean. It’s particularly important to do this in autumn. It’s best to mulch the leaves with…

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