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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

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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Fruit Gardening

Caring for a Plum Tree

Growing your own fruits and vegetables is incredibly rewarding. It’s also getting more and more popular. This is a great way to ensure healthy, fresh food for your family. It’s organic, safe and a great opportunity to eat the best…

Gardening Basics

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…

Growing Vegetables

Growing Squash in Your Garden

Squash is a very versatile plant with many popular varieties. It has a lot to offer: small types you can grow in the kitchen, vining varieties, summer and winter varieties, and more. These plants are not difficult to grow but…

Flowers and Plants

Growing Plants in Small Terrariums

Terrariums are a popular choice in many homes. They have a long history, going back to the Ancient Greeks more than 2000 years ago. A relatively new way to use terrariums is invented by Nathaniel Ward in the 19th century….

Gardening Basics

How to Choose the Best Seedlings

Many gardeners want to start numerous plants in the spring, but it’s often difficult to tell a good seedling from a bad one. Rushing to buy plants to grow is never the best option because you need to know how…

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