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Flowers and Plants

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

Fresh Mint Leaves
Herbs

Many Exciting Ways to Use Mint

Mint is a beautiful plant you can use in many different ways. It’s a popular herb that is easy to grow and you often end up with lots and lots of mind you don’t know what to do with. Once…

Herbs in Pots
Herbs

How to Cut Herbs

Many people like to grow herbs to use them in their kitchen. There are many herbs you can successfully grow in your home. To make your herbs thrive and to use them in your kitchen it’s important to give them…

Herb Garden
Herbs

Herbs Gardening 101

Herbs are not just for outdoor gardens. If you are able to provide some of the elements that are essential to herbs gardening, you can supply yourself with a variety of herb materials for cooking, meditation and fragrance purposes. In…

Snail on Leaf
Pest Control

Natural Snail and Slug Control Methods

Snails and slugs are common pests in many gardens. They are often very difficult to get rid of, and some means of controls are too invasive. It’s almost impossible to find a garden without a slug and snails problem. These…

Plant Care

How to Care for a Spider Plant

The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a great plant you can grow in your home. It is also relatively easy to take care for, so it makes a great plant for beginners. It’s also considered one of the top clean…

Plant Care

How to Care for Aspidistra Plants

The Aspidistra is a popular foliage house plant. It’s very tough so it doesn’t require intensive care. This leathery plant is mainly kept for its beautiful foliage. It’s a great houseplant for cooler areas of your house. With these plants,…

Plant Care

How to Care for Air Plants

Air plants are ideal for people who don’t have much experience with gardening or caring for house plants. They are very easy to grow and they don’t require much care so they are perfect for beginners. Air plants (Tillandsia spp.)…

Mandevilla
Plant Care

Mandevilla Plant Care Tips

The Mandevilla plant is a beautiful plant you can grow on your patio. It is known for its gorgeous flowers. A Mandevilla plant can add a tropical touch to your home. It is a great plant for patios and balconies…

Fruits, Trees and Shrubs

How to Care for Citrus Trees

Citrus trees, such as lemon and orange, are very attractive and not only provide tasty fruit for your family but also make a great addition to your garden. They are beautiful and produce wonderful fragrance when they are blooming. Many…

Fruits, Trees and Shrubs

Planting Fruit Trees I

Fruit trees are beautiful and can be very useful in the garden. It’s therefore not surprising that so many people want to grow fruit trees in their garden. Fruit trees give bountiful harvests and are often more rewarding than vegetables….

Fruits, Trees and Shrubs

Planting Fruit Trees II

Once you know how to choose the best fruit tree variety, it’s important to know how to plant it properly. Fall is a great time to plant a fruit tree because it gives it enough time to recover before the…

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