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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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plants and bad soil
intimidate you.
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in every season.

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Croton Indoors
Indoor Gardening

Can You Grow Croton Plants Indoors?

Croton plants are known for their vibrant colors. There are many people who choose to grow these plants outdoors. However, you might also want to grow Croton plants indoors. Does growing them indoors affect their colors? Basic Plant Information Croton…

White Bird of Paradise Plant
Flowers & Blooms

White Bird of Paradise Vital Facts

Bird of Paradise is a gorgeous plant known for its orange flowers. Its scientific name is Strelitzia reginae and it is often used for cut flowers. However, there are numerous Bird of Paradise plants and not all of them are…

Impatiens Flowers
Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Impatiens

Growing impatiens is easy. These flowers are beautiful and you can enjoy them in your garden. They provide color throughout the year and can look great in your garden. Many people overlook impatiens flowers but they are ideal for beginner…

Impatiens as Potted Plants
Container Gardening

Growing Impatiens as Potted Plants

Impatiens are gorgeous plants that can make a difference in any garden. These are shade-loving plants so they are ideal for all those shaded corners in a garden, as well as places under the trees or around rocks. Impatiens add…

Fuchsia Flowers
Plant Care

Pruning and Propagation of Fuchsias

In order to properly care for your Fuchsia plants, you need to know when to prune them. Pruning is extremely important for shrubs, including Fuchsias. Another vital thing you need to know is how to propagate your Fuchsia plants. These…

Wax Begonia Flowers
Flowers & Blooms

Growing Wax Begonias from Seed

One of the greatest things about gardening is starting new plants directly from seed. While it is not possible to do it with all the plants, there are many of those that can be successfully started from seed. There is…

Wax Begonias
Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow Wax Begonias  

Wax begonias are gorgeous plants that you can grow in your garden or your home. The best thing about these gorgeous plants is that you can easily start them directly from seeds. It is a great method because it gives…

Heavenly Bamboo
Plant Care

How to Care for Heavenly Bamboo

Heavenly bamboo is a beautiful plant you can grow in your garden or inside of your home. This is a gorgeous bush known for its beautiful foliage, tender flowers and striking berries. It can provide so much color in your…

Pachira Aquatica Bloom
Plant Care

Common Pachira Aquatica Problems

Pachira aquatica, better known as the Money Tree plant, is generally hardy and not susceptible to diseases. It doesn’t have many common pests or diseases. However, there are some that are known to cause trouble. If you wish to grow…

Rose of Jericho
Plant Care

Rose of Jericho Care

Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla) is a perennial plant famous for its emerald-green fronds. It is often grown in gardens and around homes, but it is also possible to keep Rose of Jericho indoors, as a potted plant. This is…

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