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Flowers and Plants

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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.

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

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Dwarf Umbrella Plant Moondrop
Plant Care

Umbrella Plant Key Facts

Umbrella plant (Schefflera / Heptapleurum, scientific name Schefflera Arboricola) is a popular houseplant. It is commonly known as the Dwarf umbrella tree. These beautiful plants can successfully be grown indoors. One of the best things about them is that they…

Schefflera Arboricola Umbrella Tree
Plant Care

Tips for Pruning an Umbrella Plant

Umbrella plant (Schefflera Arboricola) is a beautiful houseplant many people choose to grow in their home. One great thing about this plant is that it is very easy to grow. It can thrive even in less than ideal conditions. For…

Sansevieria Trifasciata
Plant Care

How to Water Sansevieria (Snake Plant)?

Snake plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is a fantastic houseplant you can grow without much problem. It requires minimum care and can thrive in various growing conditions, light intensities as soils. While it prefers dry air and soil it…

Calathea Care
Plant Care

How to Care for Calathea Plants?

Calathea plants are among those houseplants that are mainly grown for their foliage. Other than the foliage, these plants look very humble. However, the leaves of Calathea plants are so rich and gorgeous that they are among the most beautiful…

Eternal Flame Calathea Crocata
Plant Care

Eternal Flame Care Tips

Eternal flame is a form of a Calathea plant. Native to Brazil and tropical America, this is a gorgeous household plant you can grow for its lush foliage. The Eternal flame is famous for its yellow flowers so it’s often…

Orange Chrysanthemums
Flowers & Blooms

Quick Facts about Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are gorgeous flowering plants that many choose for their homes. The main reason to grow Chrysanthemums are hose beautiful, bright flowers that bloom in many colors. Chrysanthemums are actually herbaceous plants that can be both annual and perennial. It…

Chrysanthemum Flowers
Flowers & Blooms

How to Overwinter Chrysanthemums

If you wish to grow Chrysanthemums in your garden you need to know how to help them survive winter. These plants are not difficult to grow but they don’t do well in cold weather. It is therefore important to know…

White Chrysanthemum
Flowers & Blooms

Chrysanthemum Care: Answers for Beginners

Chrysanthemums are among the most popular garden and houseplants. They bloom in the autumn and they are very recognizable. Here are some quick questions and answers for those who wish to grow Chrysanthemums. One good thing about these plants is…

Woodland Honeysuckle
Plant Care

Basic Care for Honeysuckle Vines

Honeysuckle vines are gorgeous and they can make any garden or a patio look better. These vines are known for their vigorous growth. They are also heat-tolerant and very hardy so they make a good choice for gardeners who live…

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