Flowers and Plants

Add some color to your spaces with garden flowers, house plants and trees.

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.


Gardening Basics

Don’t let strange
plants and bad soil
intimidate you.
Enjoy gardening success
in every season.

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Raised Bed Trellis

How to Build a Garden Trellis

Trellises are very helpful in the garden. It’s a proven fact that a trellis can greatly increase productivity of a raised garden bed. A trellis allows all of the vining garden crops to spread, which means they can get more…

Organic Soil
Gardening Basics

Tips on Improving Your Garden Soil

New gardeners often don’t understand how to make their soil great. They will observe other, more experienced gardeners, getting much better results and can assume it’s because these people simply “have better soil”. No. To get the most of your…

Organic Gardening

A Guide to Companion Plants

Companion plants are very important for gardening. These plants make the other plants thrive, thus making your garden full of strong, healthy plants. When you plan your garden and when you start thinking about which plants to include, don’t forget…

Low Tunnel

Build a Low Tunnel to Protect Your Plants

There will sure come a time when you’ll want to get a jump start on the growing season or extend the existing one. This can be tricky, but there are some effective ways on how to do it. One of…

Homemade Pesticide
Organic Gardening

Homemade General Purpose Pesticide

There are many different types of pesticides you can find on today’s market. They are specially formulated to be effective against various types of insects and other pests. However, it’s also possible to make your own general purpose pesticide using…

Soil Turning Tools
Gardening Tools

Important Soil-Turning Tools

In order to make the most of your garden soil you need to have adequate soil-turning tools. These tools are essential for all gardeners so it’s best to have them ready whenever you want to work in your garden or…

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…

Water Garden

How to Make a Barrel Water-Garden

Any garden, deck, patio or a terrace will look more beautiful with a small water garden. You don’t need much money or special equipment to make one in your home. In fact, it’s possible to make a beautiful mini water…