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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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Gardening Basics

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

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Inspiration

Marimo Balls
Flowers and Plants

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 and Plants

How to Care for Daylilies

The Daylily is a wonderful plant many gardeners choose for their home. Traditionally, a daylily is known to produce bright, yellow flowers. However, today it’s possible to have daylilies in numerous other colors, so you can make your garden truly…

Gardening Basics

How to Save Money on Gardening I

Growing a nice garden doesn’t automatically mean that you have to spend a lot of money. In fact, some of the most beautiful gardens with healthiest plants are grown by ordinary people who don’t spend a fortune on their gardens….

Gardening Basics

Common Seedling Problems

Many people choose to start seeds indoors. There are many advantages to this method. However, there are also some common problems you might encounter. It’s important for all beginner gardeners to know about these potential disadvantages before they try to…

Growing Vegetables

Basic Vegetable Gardening Tips

Vegetable gardening is a great gardening activity because of it is far more simple and less money is needed in terms of spending on gardening tools. The rewarding part of it is that you get to enjoy the fruits of…

Flowers and Plants

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…

Organic Gardening

How to Make and Use Leaf Mold

Leaf mold is excellent compost made by letting only leaves break down over time. It is very easy to make so all gardeners and plant growers can make a good supply of leaf mold they can use in their gardens…

Gardening Tools

How to Clean and Sharpen Pruning Shears

It’s important to always keep your pruning tools properly maintained. It means they have to be cleaned, sharpened and sanitized. If you don’t take care of your pruning shears they can cause more harm than help. You can get hurt…

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…

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