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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

Gardening Basics

How to Make a Raised Bed Garden

Raised bed gardens are among the most popular types of gardens. They are practical and you can use them to grow many different types of plants (including vegetables). Raised beds are particularly great for those who only have a limited…

Gardening Tools

How to Build a Simple Greenhouse

A greenhouse in the garden is a great way to get a head start of the growing season. This is particularly helpful if you live in such a climate area where getting some additional weeks and months is very helpful…

Flowers and Plants

Starting Perennials from Seed I

Many gardeners wish to start their perennials from seeds, but it seems too complicated. Contrary to the popular belief, however, it doesn’t take special skill nor equipment. Actually, starting plants from seed is very easy. Starting from seed offers numerous…

Flowers and Plants

Different Types of Hydrangeas

Hydrangea macrophylla (mophead) is a popular house plant, known for its beautiful flowers. It can bring charm and style to your garden. This plant has flowers in many different colors, such as blue, white, pink or purple. They can be…

Growing Vegetables

5 Excellent Gourmet Vegetables

There are many vegetables you can grow in your garden, but some require much care and effort. There are also vegetables that are very easy to grow, so they are ideal for beginner gardeners who want to grow their first…

Pest Control

How to Use Homemade Insecticides (Part 2)

Here are some more homemade insecticide recipes that are easy to make. Usual warnings apply: don’t use poisonous ingredients for food bearing plants and make sure to handle all ingredients with care. Hot Pepper Insecticide You’ll need: ½ cup of…

Organic Gardening

Understanding Soil Elements

Many gardeners do their best to keep their plants healthy and strong. However, one often overlooked aspect of good gardening is healthy soil. The importance of healthy, great soil can’t be ignored. Some people think it’s enough to simply add…

Growing Vegetables

How to Harvest Vegetables

Harvesting vegetables is exciting because this is when your hard work in the garden truly pays out. You get all those tasty vegetables you can use in your kitchen. However, to make the most of it, you need to know…

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