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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

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Herbs

Herbs to Grow in Fall and Winter

Fall is actually one of the best times to grow herbs. If you like to have fresh, tasty herbs in your kitchen, consider growing them during fall. This is particularly true for areas with mild winters. If you wish to…

Pink Calla Lily
Flowers & Blooms

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…

Unripe Tomatoes
Vegetables

The Best Vegetables for Your Garden

It is sometimes tricky to find the best vegetables to grow in your garden. That’s particularly true if you are not familiar with climate and temperature zones. In the US, there is a special Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones…

Gardening Basics

Many More Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda (bicarbonate soda) is very effective and it can be used in numerous ways inside and outside of the kitchen. It can also help a lot in the garden and in the house. A great advantage is that it’s…

Homemade Insecticide
Pest Control

How to Use Homemade Insecticides (Part 2)

Here are some more homemade insecticide recipes that are easy to make. Usual warnings apply: don’t use poisonous ingredients for food bearing plants and make sure to handle all ingredients with care. Hot Pepper Insecticide You’ll need: ½ cup of…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Divide Daylilies

Daylilies are beautiful, gentle and will bring color to any home or garden. Daylilies are members of the genus Hemerocallis and they are known for their brightly colored flowers. They flower in mid to late summer. As their name says,…

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DIY

Small DIY Garden Projects

Many people love garden decorations and would love for their garden to look stunning. Unfortunately, most of these design items are very expensive. Even if you’re crafty and wish to make decorations yourself, large garden projects will take a lot…

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…

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