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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 Grow Succulents: The Basics

Succulents are beautiful and unique plants you can keep indoors. They are even suitable for small container gardens. One of the best things about succulents is that they are very tolerant to drought. Also, they don’t require much care to…

Gardening Basics

Lawn Fertilizer Tips

When you want to apply fertilizer to your lawn there are some rules you should follow to succeed in your efforts. Here are some quick tips on how to fertilize your lawn in a safe and effective way. Here are…

Flowers and Plants

15 Reasons to Grow Garlic

Garlic is a plant many people choose to grow in their garden. It’s not so difficult to grow, and it doesn’t require a huge amount of care. Garlic is a great plant with many different health and household uses beyond…

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Gardening Basics

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…

Flowers and Plants

Dividing Hostas

Dividing hostas is not so complicated once you are familiar with the procedure. Generally speaking, it’s best to divide them early in the year so they have time to recover before they leaf out or before it gets too hot….

Growing 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…

Flowers and Plants

Great Plants You can Grow in Shade

Gardening often means planting your chosen plants in areas with plenty of sun. Sunny spots are ideal for a wide number of plants. Some plants require bright sun from morning into the evening, while the others grow better if the…

Growing Vegetables

How to Grow Potatoes in a Container

People often assume that container gardening is good only for growing flowers, but it’s actually great for growing other types of plants, too. It is a great method for those who want to maximize their yields in a safe, controlled…

Herbs

Popular and Useful Herbs to Grow II

Here are some additional tips you should use if you want to grow your own herbs. Herb gardening is usually not difficult, but it’s always useful to know a few tricks. Make your herbs thrive so you can have a…

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