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

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Inspiration

Flowers & Blooms

How to Care for Your Mandevilla

Mandevilla can make a great, colorful addition to your garden or patio. This plant is getting more and more popular with home gardeners. Mandevillas flower beautifully and they provide a very pretty sight, especially during warmer months. Mandevillas got their…

Mandevilla
Flowers & Blooms

How to Fertilize Mandevilla Plants?

Many people who grow Mandevilla vines want to know about the proper fertilizing routine. What do these beautiful vines need to thrive? Fertilizing Mandevilla plants is not difficult but you need to provide them with all the nutrients they need….

Flowers & Blooms

How to Cut Dead Flowers from an Orchid

It’s always a great experience to see your Phalaenopsis orchid produce gorgeous blossoms. We all want our orchids to grow beautifully. A Phalaenopsis orchid produce long-lasting flowers and they can last for months. However, they will eventually fade. Dead flowers…

Flowers & Blooms

Purchasing and Growing Moth Orchids

The Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) is one of the most common orchid crops on the market. It’s very popular during winter months and it often hits the stores for Mother’s Day. Orchids are praised for the beauty of their flowers and…

Flowers & Blooms

Orchid Gardening Lingo

There are many specialized terms all orchid growers need to know. This lingo is not difficult to memorize and it will help you understand information and professional advice better. Orchids are among the most popular houseplants so it’s not surprising…

Flowers & Blooms

Preventing Orchid “Bud Blasts”

Plants such as Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) don’t tolerate cold and temperature changes. This is important to keep in mind when deciding to keep your orchids indoors during winter. Remember: it may be warm indoors but your orchid can still suffer…

Flowers & Blooms

Common Orchid Care Mistakes

Phalaenopsis orchids are among the most beautiful flowering plants you can grow in your home, and they require only minimal care. This is why they are suitable even for less experienced gardeners who wish to grow orchids in their home…

Flowers & Blooms

Growing ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is a popular house plant that can be grown indoors all around the globe. It’s gaining more and more prominence among gardeners who are always looking for new plants to cultivate and grow in their…

Flowers & Blooms

Hibiscus Growing Tips

Hibiscus is a beautiful plant many people love to have in their garden. This bush is gorgeous so it can truly make any garden more attractive. If you wish to grow hibiscus, it is important to know a few basic…

Vegetables

How to Keep Birds Away from Tomatoes

Tomatoes are among the most popular vegetables to grow, so they can be found in almost every garden. Many people choose to grow tomatoes because they are fresh, tasty and very healthy. Generally speaking, it’s not difficult to grow tomatoes….

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