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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

An English Urban Garden
Gardening Basics

Additional Tips for Fall Planting

Planting in the fall offers numerous advantages. Above all, it’s the cooler weather, which can help many plants. As you probably know, there are many vegetables and other plants that do not tolerate hot weather, so planting in the fall…

Gardening Basics

How to Make a Sub-Irrigation Planter

In case you are tight on space but you still wish to grow vegetables, it’s best to used SIP – sub irrigation planters, also known as self-watering containers. This is a very cheap and effective method that will save you…

Basil Leaves
Herbs

Top 10 Herbs for Your Windowsill Garden

Great news for all plant growers is that you can successfully grow herbs indoors. This is particularly useful during winter. People without outdoor gardens can make a small garden indoors to grow their herbs. An ideal place is a kitchen…

DIY

Building a Square Foot Garden I

Square foot gardening is a great way to organize your garden. It’s important to remember that this is not a new phenomenon. In fact, the term has been around since mid-1970s. Square foot gardening tends to be very popular because…

Big Watermelon
Vegetables

How to Grow Watermelons, Part II

In part I, we discussed different watermelon varieties, optimal climate conditions, the origin of watermelons and how to start your watermelons properly. Here are more tips on how to grow watermelons properly and how to harvest them. Growing Watermelons on…

Fruits

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…

Abelia
Trees and Shrubs

Abelia

Abelia is a very popular gardening flower among many homes. Gardeners love to plant them around their porch simply because it is an evergreen plant and easy to take care of. Abelia Quick Facts Growth Habits: Shrub Height: 1 meter…

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…

Tick
Pest Control

How to Avoid Ticks

Lyme disease is a common problem many people face. Spending more time outdoors in the spring and summer increases the risk of this disease, so it’s important to know how to protect yourself. There are about 40,000 cases of Lyme…

Pest Control

How to Eliminate Fleas: Quick Home Remedies

Fleas are common problems for many pets. To get rid of them, you have to use a special product. There are many commercial products and medicines made to eliminate fleas. However, these products are not always environmentally-friendly. Usually, your pet…

Aphids on Pepper
Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Aphids on Peppers

Peppers are among the most popular vegetables to grow. They are great because they generally don’t require much space and are relatively easy to grow. Peppers add flavor to food and there are many different meals you can prepare with…

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