Flowers and Plants

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

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.


Gardening Basics

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

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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…

Indoor Gardening

8 Plants to Purify the Air Indoors

Plants can help clean the air indoors, so keeping them in your home can be very helpful. Plants are part of nature’s cleaning system so they can be used very effectively to clean air and make your home healthy and…


Building a Square Foot Garden II

Once you have your box ready, it’s time to add the soil. There is a great way to make a good potting mix that will benefit your plants: all you need to do is to add the right ingredients. Generally…


Build a Handy Raised Bed Using Pallets

Many gardeners prefer to use raised beds to grow their plants. Raised beds offer numerous advantages so it’s not surprising so many gardeners use them. Raised beds are very practical and ideal for growing certain types of plants. Among the…

Vertical Gardening

Reasons to Try Vertical Gardening

Many people decide to grow fresh food in their backyards. It’s the freshest food you’ll ever get. If you grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can get all the groceries for your family and have all those that tasty…

Flowers & Blooms

Growing Blueberries I

Blueberries are very healthy and tasty. They contain high doses of antioxidants and other beneficial elements. The plant itself is relatively easy to grow and harvest. After all, it doesn’t have thorns so you don’t have to worry about hurting…

time to move the plants back inside
Gardening Basics

Gardening for Small Apartments

Perhaps you admire your friends’ beautiful gardens and would love to have one of your own. The trouble is, you live in an apartment and you don’t have a garden. Does it mean you can’t grow any plants? It’s important…