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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

Soap Bubble
DIY

How to Make an Insecticidal Soap Mix

Some of the products used to combat pests can be made using household items. There are also some very old homemade recipes people still use to get rid of insects. One of them is a homemade insecticidal soap. This type…

Mealy Bugs
Pest Control

Organic Insecticides against Mealybugs

Pests and diseases occur from time to time even with the best care. It’s therefore important to closely inspect your plants from time to time so you can react immediately if you notice a problem. Some pests are more difficult…

Ant on Leaf
Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Ants

Ants can be a problem in your garden and house. They attack your plants and can easily sneak into your house. It’s understandable you want to prevent this. There are several effective ways to get rid of ants on your…

Cabbage or lettuce
Vegetables

Hardy Vegetables to Grow  

Hardy vegetables are those that are tolerant of the cool weather. In fact, they will grow without a problem and they will taste best if grown in cool weather. Vegetables for Cool Weather Hardy vegetables are those that can tolerate…

Sweet Peppers
Vegetables

Caring for Peppers

Peppers are very varied and they come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes and hotness. Some of the most popular colors include red, green, orange, purple, yellow and chocolate brown. It’s important to understand that a green pepper…

Rosemary
Herbs

How to Propagate Rosemary from Cuttings

Rosemary is a great herb you can grow in your home or garden. It’s often grown in pots or as a small shrub, but it’s entirely possible to grow a full hedge of rosemary. You can accomplish this by purchasing…

Vegetables

How to Prevent Tomato Blossom Drop  

Blossom drop is a common problem with tomatoes. Many gardeners face this issue in their garden. Since tomatoes are among the most popular gardening plants, there are many people affected by this issue. The main problem with blossom drop is…

Herbs

Basil Keeps You Healthy I

Basil is a great herb you can easily grow in your garden or even your home. It can be used in numerous ways. It adds a great flavor to your recipes so it’s used in numerous dishes. It’s not surprising…

Thyme Flowers
Herbs

How to Preserve Herbs

Herbs are irreplaceable in the kitchen. They are used to add special flavor to many meals, so it’s not surprising many people want to have their own supply of various herbs to use. The best thing to do it is…

Herbs

Popular and Useful Herbs to Grow I

Herbs are excellent plants to grow in your garden because they can be used in many different ways and for preparing many different meals. Spice up your recipes and prepare tasty meals with your homegrown herbs. The best thing about…

Jade Plant in Pot
Plant Care

Common Problems with Jade Plants

Jade plants are beautiful and you can grow them in your home. However, these plants often develop certain problems. Pests are one of them, but there’s more. In order to make your jade plant as beautiful as it can be…

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