Flowers and Plants

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

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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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Flowers & Blooms

Proper Raspberry Care

While most people prefer strawberries over raspberries, raspberries are a great fruit to grow. They are very tasty and packed with vitamins. They are definitely something you want to grow in your garden. Having a raspberry patch in your garden…

Marimo Balls
Flowers & Blooms

Caring for Marimo Balls

Marimo balls are unique algae that work great as house plants. Due to their unusual shape and appearance, Marimo moss balls may seem artificial but they are completely natural. They are found only in selected lakes around the globe, in…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Divide Daylilies

Daylilies are beautiful, gentle and will bring color to any home or garden. Daylilies are members of the genus Hemerocallis and they are known for their brightly colored flowers. They flower in mid to late summer. As their name says,…


Veggies to Plant in the Summer

There are some useful veggies you can plant in the summer for fall harvest. This is a great way to get some fresh and tasty food in the fall. You might think that the most of your gardening efforts should…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Care for Passiflora Vines

The passiflora is more commonly known as the “passion flower vine”. It’s one of the newly popular wines more and more people start to grow in their homes. The passiflora vines can be found in many garden centers today. They…

Flowers & Blooms

St Augustine Grass Care

St Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) is a popular warm season grass many people choose to grow in their garden. This is a fast growing grass so it makes for a perfect lawn. One good thing about this grass is that…

Flowers & Blooms

How to Grow a Hoya Plant

The Hoya plant is known for its thick leaves and a characteristic shape. They are climbing and clambering so they make a very interesting sight in any home. The Hoya plants are also known as “the Hindu rope” or “Wax…

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Calla Lily: A Gorgeous Houseplant

Calla Lily is a beautiful plant known for its waxy-white flowers. Native to southern Africa, this plant can be successfully grown even in colder climates, as long as you provide it with all the things it needs: adequate light, plenty…